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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Big day out

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

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Sounds like a great ride. I'm totally envious as we are in the midst of a cool wet, crappy winter and I live in the city (Vancouver, BC). Most of my riding is done in the wet and cool and with lots of traffic. Have a great "winter"!
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When you use photo bucket do you copy the IMG Code and paste here?
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When you use photo bucket do you copy the IMG Code and paste here?
I use the insert image button above the text then right click on the smaller image in the line up, and copy image URL then paste that in.. I'll have a play and preview post to see if I can fix the size better.. but when I right click the larger image in PB it doesn't give an option to copy image URL

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ahh yeah thanks I'm learning that thing better now.. will spend a minute fixing the eye strainers
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Sounds like a great ride. I'm totally envious as we are in the midst of a cool wet, crappy winter and I live in the city (Vancouver, BC). Most of my riding is done in the wet and cool and with lots of traffic. Have a great "winter"!
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You'd be a pretty good rider in those conditions all the time. I'll bet you carve it up when it gets warm... Does it?
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Great photos and narrative. I'm envious, especially regarding beer on tap & the best piazza, not to mention the scenery.
By the way, your 500 k USB charger is a special edition - 500 k and it goes belly up. I think it's part of the very small print on the guarantee page.

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Looks like a great day out! Thanks for posting up some photos!
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Nice ride. I will have to get down your way
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I have 4 cigarette adapter outlets on my bike. Bought a few cheap cigarette style USB adapters for juicing up an ipod. The first time i used one of the adapters it split in half. So i'll be going with one of these options next time..http://www.powerlet.com/product/usb-...te-adapter/466 Or http://www.3brpowersports.com/TAPP_lite.htm

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Nice pictures, looks like a great ride.
Is your Arai the XD4 by chance? If so how do you like it?
I have been considering that helmet as I would like something with a visor. So many times I am when the sun is low and right in my eyes blinding me.
The only thing I wonder is how it is with a visor at higher speeds but I have read that the XD4 is pretty good.

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Nice ride. I will have to get down your way
Any time mate your welcome I can guarantee you a great ride of any length you like.
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Nice ride report and pics. Stories like this get me through the Winter, so thanks for sharing.

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