Thought i'd share a little fun I had riding...I went for a ride yesterday around the Snowy Mountains area to test out a new USB charger that I bought.
After about 500km it stopped working and my GPS went flat which was no big deal even though I couldn't locate the problem, just annoying..
but I was having a blast in the twisty's so no big deal.
I was testing out fuel ranges too and had about 100km left by my judgements to empty but I knew where I wanted to get to for fuel was only 40km or so away.
It was about this time I took a road I'd never done before that started out pretty good for a bit heading in a round about way into the right direction, then it turned to dirt for about 35km, then into a fire trail that descended into difficult quite quickly and I was really cursing my sense of adventure for stupidity about then too.
I ended up at the bottom of the mountain somehow without dropping the bike and a few moments further up the next hill I found a nice little trail that wound its way through a pine plantation that eventually led me onto a named trail I recognized and knew would come out at a place called Wee Jasper. I'd been there before on the dirties and was really feeling better.
Back onto the main road - still dirt- I got back on the pace a bit and then had a huge long lost sheep run onto the rd and up away from me in a zig zag of wild panic. I braked so hard my front wheel locked up and nearly binned it before changing tactics as I couldn't slow up enough in time, and hit the gas, lit up the back wheel and hole shot that crazy wild beast within 12 inches spare of my life.
I slowed right up and safely rolled into Wee Jasper established in the 1800's as gold mining town and found a little pub that had beer on tap and the best pizza I've ever eaten. After that I bought fuel and took the easy way home and slower, Roo's and Wallabies get pretty fender friendly around dusk.
During the day I also found an old settlers hut that is kept in one piece for lost travellers in the mountains. We have several of them dotted throughout the Snowies that get a bit of name tagging but no-one vandals them as they are for public use and from the early days of Australia's high country Stock Men... They get a bit of repair as needed but mostly remain original unless a bushfire destroys one.
PS how do I get these images on at a bigger size? I used photo bucket
edit- fixed thanks Kiwi41