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Combined States Snowy Cruise 2019 - November 22-24

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So I was feeling like the rear wasn't quite right and gradually was hearing a knocking that ended really loud. Was right under me, so was suspicious of the control blade bushes.

Just crawled under it - me thinks they are well and truly dead...a5ca14b0cdfed1c222a911d8d619b9b1.jpg

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I had these left over from my recent works done, apparently mine were done ages ago but I didn't know this when I ordered so they're just sitting on my bench, only 1 month old.  Bag is unopened, let me know if you want them, mates rates of course.  I've got some genuine grease in addition to whats in the bag.




I just want to thank Gaz for organising this cruise.  Lots of time, effort and money goes into organising these so thanks Gaz for making it an awesome trip and it was nice to meet everyone.

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Great to meet you and Ev mate! And I agree - top work as always Gaz.

By my calculations, given their respective populations, ACT having four people on the cruise is the equivalent of NSW and Vic providing a total of 70 people. Maybe next year...

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The stats for me on this cruise according to my Ford trip computer!


Total distance travelled 1666km (includes rolling stops into Omeo with 46km range left and Bright with 35km range left - mental note - if it's going to be hot bring 10 litre and 5 litre jerry cans of 98RON :roflmbo: )


Average fuel economy for me at the end of the cruise (after zero'ing leaving home) 12.1 l/100km

Arriving into Tumut though on Friday afternoon my average was only 8.7 l/100km which I thought pretty good (not good enough according to YLD who was running of the smell of 7.something l/100 km :wow2:)


Time in the saddle 20 hrs


Fuel used 203 litre :omg:


So most of us arrived into Tumut on Friday cept Pookey who rocked up at about 10:30pm cos had exam and Sydney Friday arvo traffic :nono: and here are some pics from Friday.


Was sooooo hot the road was melting outside our hotel ...



Found this nice spot by the Tumut River courtesy of a Holden GTS guy at the Tumut car wash (well I figured being a local he'd know where to take pics of his car ...)











And civillian was showing us his neat wielding skills for all his jerry cans of E85 he meticuluously calculated he'd need for this cruise :thumbsup:



Then it was off to the Tumut Brewery for their famous Ginger Ninja beer and other boutiques plus their farrrkn fantastic MOFO Cheese Burgers 😋


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OMG gonna buy up big on the Tumut River Brewery beers next year - just polished off a Ginger Ninja tonight with pizza at home tonite - farrk me its good :beerchug:


Anyways - woke up next morning Saturday and saw Pookey's car parked out front next to my room :thumbsup: 

After doing the BBQ shopping we all briefly got together for the regular Tumut Station photo opp (anyone see that Tumut spelt backwards is Tumut :roflmbo: )





Having finished kitting up the GoPro's/Sony Action Cams we all headed off - here we are just near the Kiandra turn-off to Cabramurra ...


Let's just say there at that turn off - having launched the drone - spent 1 hr more there than anticipated looking for a *cough* black hawk down black hawk down *cough* "drone in a haystack" - yeah see that paddock to the right in the pic above - it goes on forever :nono:  Big thanks to El Andrew though for finding my expensive toy :bowdown:


So then we came to the Tumut Pond dam which was blue-as in the right light ...












Being an hour behind thanks to my little drone episode (everytime I take it out something happens - my drone that is :roflmbo: ) - we were all suitably famished for late BBQ lunch in beside pristine Lake Khancoban




whilst doin the Aussie wave ... :roflmbo:



Finally got into Jindy early afternoon (yeah that section went by quickly :innocent: )









And it was soon time to settle down for beers and dinner again - this time at the place we have not tried before - Banjo's but would like to stay there again - classic front bar pub with patio facing Lake Jindabyne :thumbsup:


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Went up to Mt Hotham and did a short day walk around Mt Loch last weekend with my mate from the UK - we then drove down the road from Omeo (stayed at Golden Age again) to Buchan Caves - wow I had forgotten how good that road is as it follows the river closely - but it is quite brief :drivingalong: 


He was impressed when he took to the wheel of the FPV F6 - had the cabin dash running and shud have seen his expression (and swearing) over-taking a Mustang ... :roflmbo: 


Buchan Caves is pretty good by the way :thumbsup: 

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Soz this vid took so long to put together and post up - hope you enjoy it :thumbsup:


Special thanks to @YLD127 (additonal footage), @El Andrew (who also saved my drone :bowdown: ), @PookeyMaster and @civillian (additional footage - luv that Hero8 Black  🎥 ) - you guys made this cruise :rockon:


Looking forward to the Tassie Cruise in March next year:w00t2:


For Your Enjoyment!


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I don't think it makes sense to hold the Snowys Cruise in Nov 2020 this year unfortunately.  My work reckons it won't be until Mar next year before I'll be allowed to fly anywhere or to visit customers face to face ...

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if the border is open between us and NSW at the time, it'd be the cheapest and least populated trip we'd ever do, I'd imagine...

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