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Info for Sarah...therefore not hijacked!

Sarah Gara
11/05/2009
9:00:17 PM
On 11/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>YES! Down jacket will be your friend at the crag.
>Don't underestimate the cold - or the heat!

Jesus... so I'm gonna have to get a bigger bag I can hardly fit my jumpers and legwarmers in at the moment -so now I'm gonna have to think about suncream and water.

On 11/05/2009 foreverabumbly wrote:
>you can even make quotes upbut dont though, that would be inpolite and misleading

I would never do that. ( I thought we'd already established I was lovely!)

So is it just a copy and paste if you want to quote from posts you aren't replying to?

And re: the flippin drop bear -like bigfoot but scarier hey? If you're not all very carefull I'll never leave the saftey of my sweltering caravan in Robinvale!! I bet you have loads of poisonious plants too?

Love the you tube video very good. Gonna go back and listen again. x

SwineOfTheTimes
11/05/2009
9:13:30 PM
On 11/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>
>And re: the flippin drop bear -like bigfoot but scarier hey?

bigfoot is called a yowie over here.

http://www.yowiehunters.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=141&Itemid=134

As for poison plants

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2001/02/08/243639.htm

Beautiful bush, fruit look inviting.

Sarah Gara
11/05/2009
9:32:36 PM
On 11/05/2009 SwineOfTheTimes wrote:

>bigfoot is called a yowie over here.
>
>http://www.yowiehunters.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=141&Itemid=134

That's in flippin Robinvale -omg your country is just out to kill you all -How many people die in Australia from nature?

>As for poison plants
>Beautiful bush, fruit look inviting.

let me know guys -if I know about it I can avoid it.

IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

> If you get a flat tyre or bogged off road (can be parked beside the tar in this case if it rains!), you may think you are indeed in the outback. Normal travel in that part of Australia requires carrying sensible spares (ie a functional spare tyre and tools to change it, water if weather is hot, etc).

Tar? is that just the road -still not down with the lingo. Do all cars not have spoare tyres in Oz -We have to carry a spare in UK -I'd have thought that obvious really... fortuantly I have had lots of shite cars and am well able to change a tyre -as long as the nuts aren't too tight (I'm still whimpy)

Someone wrote a while ago about single track roads near robinvale -are they like good quality single track roads in straight lines or are they like the horrid scotish ones with potholes and bumps that make you travelsick and where you have to travel at 15km and hour and make you feel sick even while you're driving?

Thanks for all your help guys -I am feeling a lot more informed x

nmonteith
11/05/2009
9:34:52 PM
http://www.anbg.gov.au/poison-plants/index.html

Sarah Gara
11/05/2009
9:36:14 PM
On 11/05/2009 kieranl wrote:
>On the plus side, Robinvale should have the best Vietnamese food outside
>Melbourne.

sounds good. I do like my food-never eaten Vietnamese. x
kieranl
11/05/2009
10:00:24 PM
On 11/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Someone wrote a while ago about single track roads near robinvale -are
>they like good quality single track roads in straight lines or are they
>like the horrid scotish ones with potholes and bumps that make you travelsick
>and where you have to travel at 15km and hour and make you feel sick even
>while you're driving?
>
>Thanks for all your help guys -I am feeling a lot more informed x
>
Roads are generally good. Even the dirt ones are usually good for 80-100kmh.
Neil said 4 hours to Arapiles - you'll do it a lot faster as there's no suburbs to navigate and virtually no traffic and noweher that you'd feel a pressing need to stop at. All sealed roads from Robinvale to Arapiles btw.

nmonteith
11/05/2009
10:09:40 PM
On 11/05/2009 kieranl wrote:
>Roads are generally good. Even the dirt ones are usually good for 80-100kmh.
>Neil said 4 hours to Arapiles - you'll do it a lot faster as there's no
>suburbs to navigate and virtually no traffic and noweher that you'd feel
>a pressing need to stop at. All sealed roads from Robinvale to Arapiles
>btw.

It's still 314km... those times come from my in-car GPS which i find very acurate give or take 10% (if you drive the speed limit). Roads in western victoria are very straight and boring - the biggest danger is certainly falling asleep at the wheel.*

* when the NT got rid of their unlimited speed limit laws a few years ago it has apparently made their road toll go up - because it takes people longer to drive everwhere and more people now fall asleep!
gfdonc
11/05/2009
10:47:13 PM
On 11/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>That's in flippin Robinvale -omg your country is just out to kill you
>all -How many people die in Australia from nature?

The only thing to fear is bees. Nuke 'em!

foreverabumbly
11/05/2009
11:25:44 PM
On 11/05/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>On 11/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>>That's in flippin Robinvale -omg your country is just out to kill you
>>all ->
>The only thing to fear is bees. Nuke 'em!
>

And the bloody jumping ants - those things are nasty
(these ones Im not joking about Sarah!)

foreverabumbly
11/05/2009
11:36:53 PM
and seriously, I recommend learning how to treat spider and snake bites, there is no need to be any more scared than a healthy respect for these beautiful creatures, but the buggers are everywhere. There have been very fews deaths in the last 30 years as antivenoms have improved - and first aid practices become more commonly known.

A VERY worthwhile skill to possess.

nmonteith
12/05/2009
8:18:08 AM
Has anyone mentioned the scorpians?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
12/05/2009
8:39:50 AM
On 11/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
> IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>> If you get a flat tyre or bogged off road (can be parked beside the
>tar in this case if it rains!), you may think you are indeed in the outback.
>Normal travel in that part of Australia requires carrying sensible spares
>(ie a functional spare tyre and tools to change it, water if weather is
>hot, etc).
>
>Tar? is that just the road -still not down with the lingo. Do all cars
>not have spoare tyres in Oz -We have to carry a spare in UK -I'd have thought
>that obvious really

Tar = a sealed road.
In the fair dinkum outback it is not unusual to carry more than one spare tyre, and for those more intrepid travellers additional repair kits as well.

If you don't go looking for the lesser style bush tracks, you can get by with only one spare in the Robinvale part of the world.


>Someone wrote a while ago about single track roads near robinvale -are
>they like good quality single track roads in straight lines or are they
>like the horrid scotish ones with potholes and bumps that make you travelsick
>and where you have to travel at 15km and hour and make you feel sick even
>while you're driving?


The dirt roads in many inland areas (includes Robinvale), are more subject to corrugations from traffic rather than potholes from same.
If you do find a pot-holey road it is likely to be a slower speed track.

In some places potholes on the more trafficked roads tend to be infamous for 'bulldust'; ... a very fine powder-like dust that disguises the hole/s and damage can be caused to the vehicle undercarriage if they are hit at speed.

(More on bulldust can be found here.)

Sarah Gara
12/05/2009
8:46:07 AM
On 12/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>lots of stuff about animals (paraphased)

Scorpions! ahhhh... i already know to tap out my shoes.

I can deal with bees as long as I'm not on lead and discover a nest but I think that would scare anyone. -Are Ozzie bees more scary than British bees? which are quite frankly a very sluggish creature -I'm always having to rescue them from the pavement and put them in the shade -I don't know why they always seem to be ill/drunk on the pavement.

In UK it's wasps you have to watch for -as they are mean. Bees have a live and let live policy, i've only been stung once by a bee in the UK and that was because I put my hand on it. Wasps though will sting you for fun.

As for poisonous plants -thanks for the list...have to say bit too many for me to be reading up on at the moment -I just will be careful.

Snake and spiber bite first aid -I agree a reliable skill indeed. Do you guys get toaught this sort of stuff in School?

No one has mentioned Aligators and Crocodiles yet... x

Sarah Gara
12/05/2009
9:04:52 AM
On 11/05/2009 kieranl wrote:

>Roads are generally good. Even the dirt ones are usually good for 80-100kmh.
>Neil said 4 hours to Arapiles - you'll do it a lot faster as there's no
>suburbs to navigate and virtually no traffic and noweher that you'd feel
>a pressing need to stop at. All sealed roads from Robinvale to Arapiles
>btw.

I like that
>a pressing need to stop at.
in other words a boring journey? Ahh at least I'm not going to be on dirt tracks. I'm used to lovely three lane motorways most of the time. Are they single track as in have to use passing places?

On 12/05/2009 idratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>In the fair dinkum outback it is not unusual to carry more than one spare tyre, and for those more intrepid travellers additional repair kits as well.

dinkum? I think I'll stick to the roads for now. What sort of cars do you guys drive? What would you reccommend?

Was thinking about a van that I could sleep in also (due to drop bears/aligators/spiders/bees and Yowies, obviously) Is this practical or is it camping mainly at the Grampians and Araps? Do any of you have Utes? I remember them from Neighbours (which until Christmas accounted for all my stereotypes of your country) x









IdratherbeclimbingM9
12/05/2009
9:16:37 AM
>What sort of cars do you guys drive? What would you reccommend?

... you just hijacked your own thread.


Sarah Gara
12/05/2009
9:28:29 AM
Ahhh... boys and their toys.

On 12/05/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>... you just hijacked your own thread.

Should that have been a new thread? I think the thread should be renamed Info for Sarah...therefore not hijacked!

Nice bike. how much petrol does that hold? How far are distances between petrol stations anyway? do you have to carry spare fuelon these roads

A bike would be cool but I don't do packing light.

Any other suggestions? x

Sarah Gara
12/05/2009
9:29:43 AM
How the hell do you carry all your climbing stuff on that? x

IdratherbeclimbingM9
12/05/2009
9:35:35 AM
On 12/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Should that have been a new thread? I think the thread should be renamed
>Info for Sarah...therefore not hijacked!

Threads often drift off topic on Chockstone. There are plenty like this thread dealing specifically with that sort of topic...

>Nice bike. How far are distances between petrol stations?

It varies, depending on the route taken.
Out Robinvale way you should be able to get fuel in most towns during business hours. They are not further apart than most vehicle tank capacities (including bikes), which would span a couple of them, as many modern vehicles will do 600 km (bikes 400 km), on a tank these days.


>How the hell do you carry all your climbing stuff on that? x

It is fully loaded for a climbing trip to Araps for a 5 day long weekend (including carrying water), in that pic.

I have been known to carry more on occasion, but generally prefer to go lighter.
devlin66
12/05/2009
9:39:52 AM
Van would be cool, will get you everywhere you need to go. Just don't get a 'Wicked' van. There is no respect in driving one of those :-P

M9 is just showing off. Nice bike though and would be a hoot to get around on.

foreverabumbly
12/05/2009
9:42:01 AM
On 12/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>No one has mentioned Aligators and Crocodiles yet... x

dont be silly, there are none of them in Victoria ;)

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