A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

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A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by Bruce990smt » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:32 am

Well there don't seem to be many SM-T riders around central Queensland in Australia but you overseas guys are welcome to pop in for a cuppa too !

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:49 am

Not many in Melbourne either, and if there are, I haven't seen them :|

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:46 pm

I speak too soon, spotted a silver parked in the CBD.
looked nice and shiny.

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by broaders » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:15 pm

I have had a Silver SMT coming up on a year and I'm from Melbourne only time I have seen another one was an Orange one when I was coming out of the Phillip Island GP.

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:04 am

Yeah, not very common around here,
oh well nature of the beast - KTM just doesn't have a large name for road vehicles here - doesn't help that I've seen almost no advertising for them.

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by morgs » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:30 am

broaders wrote:I have had a Silver SMT coming up on a year and I'm from Melbourne only time I have seen another one was an Orange one when I was coming out of the Phillip Island GP.
If it had NSW plates.........That was ME ;)
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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:12 am

Wow, Spotted a silver SMT today - first one I've seen on the road - coming down Kangaroo ground Rd in Warrandyte - if you are on the forum allo, and how did you find what I can only assume was the ride down Kinglake?

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by Mattz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:41 am

Howdy, that'd be me.
Long time lurker first time poster.
Actually not Kinglake but Christmas Hills > Toolangi loop
Good to see another SMT about!

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:56 am

I haven't ridden chum creek yet, just looked on the maps, looks like fun - might do it tomorrow... or today if I can get enough work done in the next couple of hours :/

Rode humevale road with a number of sports bikes a couple of weeks ago, they were all bitching about the surface... soooo glad I didn't go down that route, this bike lunches that kind of surface, kind of fun, its a 2 lane one car width road with a couple blind hairpins - good fun :)

good to see another SMT on the road.

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by broaders » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:10 am

Gents, I came down the Kinglake road a few weeks ago on my SMT. I headed out on the Saturday with a few mates and went up to Mt Hotham, stayed in Bright for the night, downed few beers and came back down the road on the Sunday through Mansfield and then we ended coming down winding road from Kinglake very narrow road with blind hairpins. I came round one hairpin only to find a 4X4 half way over my side of the road, managed to lock up the back end in the process of missing the Ba#*rd but sure did cure my constipation. :o Still havent seen any SMT's when I have been out, was out yesterday (Easter Monday) for a few hours done a loop out Ballan way coming in the top end of Bachus Marsh, good ride but not too many good winding roads, still just good to get out.

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:19 am

LOL I dropped my first road bike at the bottom turn of the kinglake rd, I freaked at the blind sweeper and stood it up trying to stop, if there was 10cm more bitumen I would have been fine... but was still a good lesson - L platers on a bike they have had for less than a week shouldnt follow some one down that road. only damage was some scuffed gloss coat and my pride.

I'm looking at this route in a week or so
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 91&t=h&z=9

should be kind of interesting.... I hope - haven't ridden most of the roads listed, but the look twisty enough.

Hope to see you guys out there again sometime.

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by Mattz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:58 am

Hey StabbyTMP, not sure if you are aware but the Archeron Way is dirt and very rocky from Donna Buang for about a 12km stretch thru Mcmahon's creek. Donna Buang Rd is also gravel but pretty well compacted. It is doable (I did it on a GPX250 3-4yr ago) & I've also hiked it. It was a lot more fun on 2 wheels.
Not sure i'd risk a shiny SMT on it though :?:

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by broaders » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:16 am

Had a quick look at the route and thought about getting some mates together to give it a go but thanks Mattz for letting us know some parts of the road are not sealed. Not keen to take an SMT down these types of roads, I have a dirt bike that I can get a buzz out that type of riding. You can have most offs and pick yourself and bike back up and keep going. Dropping SMT means $$$$. Stabby TMP let is know if you give it a go and if roads maybe sealed now :?:

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:08 pm

I doubt it will be sealed, but ill take some pics of the surface.

Looking like a nice day tomorrow too... edging ever closer to my 15k service - wooot

then Im going to get me some bits :)

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Re: A Long Way Down For A Cuppa

Post by StabbyTMP » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:35 pm

Well that was a bit of a let down, not a single person in the small group wanted to test their mettle on the dirt :/ not even the TDM rider with the tyres that looked like they would be great for it. so we ended up going through reefton spur instead... I am a little huffy, the the reefton roads were just beautiful.

ended up taking this route

but hope to do the original in a week or two.

and I have to say Beechworth bakery were doing killer trade today, was in like for atleast 15minutes.

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