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TR: Mt Cole, VIC 01-03 June 2012
« on: June 05, 2012, 07:19:08 PM »
G'day all,

Venom organised this trip but unfortunately his liberty still isn't back from the panel shop.

We secured a hut at Mugwamp's - it's smaller than ditchfields but was also un-available when Venom rocked up in his stolen pimp mobile.

After a lot of talk on Saturday night, and rocking up late we started the day by observing some H6 p0rn:

I should also mention who was there: Pezimm rocked up for the day on Saturday morning as did Benji in his "new" rangie; Venom was subi-less  Dulagurl, myself (and better half - not Ruby Scoo) and my dad in his Rangie - his first outing! We also had a visitor... more on that later.

While waiting for Dulagurl to check out the track a head I snapped this image of the two rangies - They look quite impressive when there's more than one of them!

And here's Dad on his first 4wd outing in the Rangie:

We hit up "that" track, only went down it as we had another group line up so we were going to come back to do it later - but by then it had been raining, we thought it better not to have a stab at it. Dulagurl having a go:


Wheel lifting:

Ruby Scoo:

Dad in his Rangie:

Benji's Rangie:

The crew on Ben Nervis Rd on the way to lunch:

And our visitor - Tweety!

^ EA81'd Panther trike :D

Tweety even dragged the guppy camper up here! ^ This was Sunday morning before we saw him off back home. I think Tony enjoyed the 4wd'n in Ruby Scoo we did on Saturday arvo... maybe, but he did have a smile on his face so I guess that's a good thing!

The rest of Sunday we tried out some tracks that were closed the last time we were here. We ended up taking a track off Big Rock Tk and ended up finding this old growth stringy bark - awesome tree to see and wish there were more of them left all over this great country of ours:

We found an interesting little track that at the end turned out to be very interesting - at least in terms of what happened with Dulagurl! I tried this line out with Ruby Scoo but it didn't work, the step was too tall:

It looked like we were headed to the top, it was also cloudy up here and the bracken was pretty tall too!


And this is where Dulagurl's immobiliser's remote wouldn't work, even the back up unit was no good - we were parked too close to the interference created by the substation and tranmitters etc. A push down the hill had us clear of the interference and we were good to go again:

From here we cruised around looking for tracks - not doing a very good job of it, no pics from here. Venom had a drive of Ruby Scoo and might have caught the L series bug...
We went back to mugwamps camp, had lunch, packed everything up and headed home after trying to find the elusive "hanging rock".

On our way home I was intrigued by a wind generator that looked like it was from another planet it was so big. Unfortunately the pics of that didn't come out so well (below), the one on the right looked HUGE!:

The sunset was alright for a pic:

I personally would have loved to have kept 4wd'n for longer but alas life way from the fun has to continue.

I think we really need to work on more pics next time!!



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Re: TR: Mt Cole, VIC 01-03 June 2012
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 09:47:22 PM »
Looked like fun. Glad I didn't come in the stocka Outback though!

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Re: TR: Mt Cole, VIC 01-03 June 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 06:24:05 PM »
How did the pair of P38a rangies go in the rough stuff?

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Re: TR: Mt Cole, VIC 01-03 June 2012
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 12:56:24 AM »
How did the pair of P38a rangies go in the rough stuff?

Pretty good considering both were on roadies.  They're an understated offroader, probably because they never go offroad.  They're much too thirsty for my liking though.  I'll give them one thing, the two of them looked tough out there!