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    Great report chap, as a Southener I know these roads so enjoyed the read. March is generally good down here as you found out.
    Sounds like you found all the good roads, possibly missed the Arthurs and Lewis passes but you cant do everything eh.
    Was impressed that you rode the route from Ettrick (south of Roxburgh) through to Riversdale. This is one of my regular haunts, there's next to no traffic (or cops) on it apart from the odd cocky on a 4 wheeler or tractor .
    And yes, the corners on the Cadrona range are very well engineered indeed But, like the Milford road, it's hard to get a good run at it in summer unless you get up at sparrow fart.
    Nice one, glad you enjoyed our back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern scratcher View Post
    Great report chap, as a Southener I know these roads so enjoyed the read. March is generally good down here as you found out.
    Sounds like you found all the good roads, possibly missed the Arthurs and Lewis passes but you cant do everything eh.
    Was impressed that you rode the route from Ettrick (south of Roxburgh) through to Riversdale. This is one of my regular haunts, there's next to no traffic (or cops) on it apart from the odd cocky on a 4 wheeler or tractor .
    And yes, the corners on the Cadrona range are very well engineered indeed But, like the Milford road, it's hard to get a good run at it in summer unless you get up at sparrow fart.
    Nice one, glad you enjoyed our back yard.
    Really enjoyed the southern hospitality(and roads) and remember why I enjoyed living down your way in the 80s, great people
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    Great report Steve! I havent been down south since 2007 . Apart from the puncture, how did your Road Attacks handle the trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Great report Steve! I havent been down south since 2007 . Apart from the puncture, how did your Road Attacks handle the trip?
    Thanks Geoff, the Road Attacks went really well, turns in nice and heaps of traction wet and dry, I haven't tried them in standing
    water yet, but are very impressed so far.

    picture with approx. 6500km on rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    Thanks Geoff, the Road Attacks went really well, turns in nice and heaps of traction wet and dry, I haven't tried them in standing
    water yet, but are very impressed so far.

    picture with approx. 6500km on rear.
    That's excellent Steve, given the Torque Monster qualities of your bike and the grippy surfaces of SI roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Great report Steve! I havent been down south since 2007
    I feel a roadie coming on
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