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I live just south of the foothills of the Yarra Ranges, about 60km east of Melbourne. This is at the edge of a vast expanse of mountain wilderness known as the Victorian Alps.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Alps

Ek werk in die groot stad, en die Africa Twin word gewoonlik afgeskeep tydens die week. As die naweek kom en die weer is goed, dan vat ek die pad berge toe, so 2 ure op n slag.

Dis my manier om die reset knoppie te druk...  :ricky:

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Snow is common in winter if you venture deeper into the mountains.


This ride turned out to be super slippery. Up to Mt Donna Buang. I need better tyres...
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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 11:05:02 am »
I live just south of the foothills of the Yarra Ranges, about 60km east of Melbourne. This is at the edge of a vast expanse of mountain wilderness known as the Victorian Alps.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Alps

Ek werk in die groot stad, en die Africa Twin word gewoonlik afgeskeep tydens die week. As die naweek kom en die weer is goed, dan vat ek die pad berge toe, so 2 ure op n slag.

Dis my manier om die reset knoppie te druk...  :ricky:

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Nice bike en nice area om te ry, pasop net vir daai groot lang been rotte wat daar rond hardloop..... :ricky: :imaposer:
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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 11:10:11 am »
Ek is nogal verbaas om die sneeu clearing bordjie te sien?

Gooi nog van jou wreld Boerbok :thumleft:
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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 11:43:00 am »
Nice bike en nice area om te ry, pasop net vir daai groot lang been rotte wat daar rond hardloop..... :ricky: :imaposer:

Dankie! Ek sien gereeld kangeroos, die goed is n redelike pes, en word gereeld doodgery.

My vrou het juis een aand 10uur in ons dorp n kleintjie gestamp. Dit was n duur oefening, nuwe bumper en voorlig.

Die groot mannetjies langer as 6 voet en is bakleierig. Jy soek nie moeilikheid met hulle nie! As jy een van hulle tref kan jy maklik n kar afskryf...
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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 11:47:27 am »
Ek is nogal verbaas om die sneeu clearing bordjie te sien?

Gooi nog van jou wreld Boerbok :thumleft:

Ja in die winter moet jy volgens wet sneeukettings aansit as jy diep in die berge inry. Die eerste ski-slopes begin so 150km noord-oos van ons. Mens kan dit nie vergelyk met Europa se ski nie, maar dis nogsteeds op my lys om eendag te doen.

Bloekombome orals. Hierdie is die land vd Bloekomboom, hulle is inheems, seker 100 verskillende soorte.




Hierdie geweste is bekend vir appels, kersies, bloubessies, aarbeie, lemoene en hier en daar sien mens ook wingerde en wynplase.


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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 11:59:44 am »
Bloekombome

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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 12:12:06 pm »
Ons braai met bloekom :eek7: dis nie iets waaroor ek graag praat nie...  :lol8:

Herfs is mooi hier met al die herfskleure. Dis ook die begin vd reenseisoen en alles word weer grasgroen na die doodbrand vd somer.


Gepraat van appels, ons het n paar weke terug Pink Ladies gepluk...


Hierdie was suid van ons oppad na Phillip Island. Die renbaan is langs die see gebou en is bekend vir sy onvoorspelbare en nat weer in Okt as die MotoGP hier gehou word. Ek het gedink ek gaan die reen mis, maar was nie so gelukkig nie...




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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 01:32:14 pm »
Die MotoGP is n lekker dag uit, saam met derduisende ander bikers.







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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2019, 01:40:07 pm »
Daars n mooi staproete net langs Phillip Island, the George Bass coastal walk. Dis die naaste groot see aan ons met regte branders.






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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 01:46:02 pm »
Van seevlak af na 1250m bo seevlak in omtrent 100km...









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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2019, 02:30:08 pm »
Nou kan n mens sien hoekom daai wreld so erg brand as hy die dag aan die brand raak :o
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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2019, 08:02:53 pm »
Mooi wereld om te verken met daai AT.
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2019, 12:06:40 am »
Nou kan n mens sien hoekom daai wreld so erg brand as hy die dag aan die brand raak :o

Dit is so. Aan die einde van somer in Feb en Maart is temperature gereeld oor 40C. Die gras is kurkdroog en alles is vaal soos Gauteng in Aug. Dis die piek tyd vir bosbrande.

Ons het juis n paar maande gelede so n brand gehad net n paar km oos van ons buurt. Ek het op n stadium gedink ons gaan moet ontruim. Dit het deur weerlig begin, en die brandweer (+-1000 brandweermanne, 100 trokke en 10 vliegtuie) het vir meer as n maand gesukkel om dit heeltemal onder beheer te bring. Iets soos 29 plaashuise is uiteindelik afgebrand as ek reg onthou.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/properties-lost-residents-told-to-leave-as-outofcontrol-fires-rage-across-state/news-story/1b5527fc506b2e63722ab460efc675b6

As jy mooi kyk sal jy die bruin kolle sien wat gebrand het langs hierdie bospaadjie was ek gereeld ry.

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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 10:03:49 am »
Lekker. Ander baie populre ren op Phillip Island is mos die V8 Super cars, my droom om nog eendag daai in lewende lywe te kyk, net die klank en hoe die dreuning die aarde laat bewe om jou moet n hoendervleis belewenis wees.


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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2019, 12:56:37 pm »
Jys reg die V8 Supercars is baie gewild. Ek volg dit op TV, maar dis ook op my lys om te doen!

Hierdie was n onlangse nagresies in Perth:
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Mens sien soveel V8s op die pad, Holden Colorado sedans en SS Utes (bakkies), Ford Falcons en Mustangs. Die Aussies hou van hulle V8s, dis verseker. Aan die ander kant, die tipese Duitse karre wat in SA so volop is, is baie duur en skaars hier, soos Mercedes, BMW, Audis.

GSse is net so skaars, jy sien hulle eenvoudig nie, maar dis omdat hulle so vrek duur is. n R1250GSA is $30k+, meer as R300k voor ekstras...

Die Japanese bikes is baie goedkoper, en baie gewild. Ek het nie n pyn daarmee nie, die AT hanteer die kronkels baie lekker. En hier is duisende kms se twisties in die berge noord en oos van Melbourne. Hierdie is n ou foto met die oorspronlike bande, maar selfs met my huidige Mitas E07s is daar geen chicken strips te sien nie.  :ricky:



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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2019, 05:50:00 pm »
Mens sien soveel V8s op die pad,

Hoekom as julle spoedgrens so laag is? En mens hoor daar word julle erg gevang?

Wat kos petrol by julle as V8s so gewild is?
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Re: Exploring the Victorian country side, east of Melbourne Aus
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2019, 09:32:19 am »
Die maks spoed is tussen 80 en 100km/h op die snelwe in die metro areas, 110km/h verder uit in die platteland hierrond... :patch: Mens raak gewoond daaraan...

Die lae spoed doen wondere vir brandstofverbruik... Dis dalk hoekom V8s gewild is. Petrolprys is oor die algemeen soortgelyk aan SA, op hierdie stadium R16 per liter vir 98 ULP.

Spietkops is rof hier. Ek het n $330 AUD kaartjie en 3 demerit punte gekry binne die eerste maand van bike ry hier. Dit was vir 98 km/h in n 80 zone, op n afdraand, een Saterdagmiddag op n verlate pad in die berge. Nou ry ek meestal laat Sondagmiddae as die spietkops hulle persoonlike V8s was en tune.  :lol8:
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2019, 09:35:05 am »
Die maks spoed is 100km/h op die snelwe in die metro areas, 110km/h verder uit in die platteland hierrond... :patch: Mens raak gewoond daaraan

Ry lorries dieselfde spoed as karre of is hul spoedgrens minder soos hier by ons?
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2019, 10:45:01 am »
Selfde spoed
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2019, 10:46:49 am »
Selfde spoed
ek reken n ou gee seker gou pad as n road train jou inhaal?!! :o ;)
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