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Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 09:37
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I was camped at Talbotville for a few days. For those that have not been there Talbotville is the old town site. When gold was discovered in the area in the mid 1800 the town grew to supply the miners. A lot of history and you can still see where some of the houses where in the town.

When we got there the large area was vacant, this is the size of 2 football fields. Some others had camped in a area next to us but in a smaller area.

We had some 13/14 year old kids with us so we let them have a drive around the camping area. They even went over to where the others were camped and drove around there camp site because they had gone out for the day.
When the others returned to there camp the kids kept driving around there camp site until one of them told them to stop. The kids didn't like this so they started to do "wheelies" on the dry grass. Up and back and that showed the other campers.
Some of the older kids thought that they might see how far they could go up the side of the hill near camp. They were able to get a up a long way but they had to make a new track. When they get there license they should have a lot of experience of making new tracks off the main tracks.

Later that night after the other campers went to bed we cranked the music up a bit and the the adults got stuck in to a few cold ones. About 11pm after some talk around the fire someone asked how hard can a diesel could rev. So we started up one of the vehicles and revved it up to 4000rpm. The question was answered and so we went back to the drinking.

The next morning the other campers left and we had the place to our selfs again to drive around.

Wayne
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Reply By: Atropos - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 09:47

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 09:47
Well...... Just post the places where you intend to visit here ....so we can avoid them.

Sounds like a "what not to do list"

I'm sure your post was a "troll" to extract a few views on how you should be punished for such behavior. (grin)
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Follow Up By: ben - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:01

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:01
ummm, what was all that about , not very nice.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:00

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:00
yes you have ruffled my feather you inconsierate moorons, give those who do the right thing a bad name, suppose you left your f3%#@!&ng rubbish there too.
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Follow Up By: ben - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:11

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:11
thinking about it more and more, it has to be a wind up, joke. doesnt it????
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:07

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:07
I honestly dont think wayne posted this.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:11

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:11
ROFLMAO. Quite a large piece of bait.

It's good to see you didn't have the poor form to fire up the chainsaw at midnight. Now that would have been plain rude LOL.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:15

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:15
Wayne :-)

Unfortunately you are too well known here on EO.

You may leave the wind-ups to me....LOL
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:22

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:22
I agree It dosnt look good to a first timer to this site.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:28

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:28
Dont panic Folks, I'm a "New boy" here and susssed it out straight away.

Must be a wet sunday and a slow news day..well it is here anyway.

There are inconsiderate people eveywhere you go, my pet hate is those who take their dogs and then dont clean up after them, we travel with our little jack russel and always do the right thing by the dog and other people by cleaning up as soon as needed..

I maintain that my dog is a hell of a lot better behaved than some peoples kids (huge grin)
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:48

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:48
I get the feeling that Wayne is perhaps describing what someone else did to them??
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:10

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:10
John,

Your Crystal Ball is in fine form.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:09

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:09
Sorry,
I have just read what I had put on the post. It should have read,

Change "We had some 13/14year old" to They had some 13/14 year old....

"because they had gone out for the day" to because we had gone out for the day.

"how hard a diesel could rev" to how hard a trail bike could rev.


"4000rpm" to 8000rpm.


"The next morning the other campers left" to The next morning we left the camp...

Now does this change things or are the bike riders just having fun?

I try to be tolerant to wards other users of the area that I travel and camp but when this goes on I think that something has to be said. They showed no respect to others and the "adults" that were there did nothing to control the behaviour of the kids. The kids even forced campers out of the swimming hole by constantly throwing rocks into the water near the swimmers.

After this I would have to think twice about helping bike riders. In the past I have not hesitated to help, re Bike Rescue post a few weeks ago. Now I don't know. I probably would help, hoping that being considerate of others will rub off.

If this has ruffed a few feathers than that was the idea. and for those who said that it was not like me, thank you for your support.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:26

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:26
Hi Wayne

You dont sound like a person who would ignore a call for help, however much you might have been provoked...

I like to think I'm the same
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:31

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:31
Wayne,to you my most humble apologies,regards(roofscooter)Bob.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 08:47

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 08:47
Bob,

No apologise necessary.
I would have had the same reaction.

Sorry I haven't replied earlier but the site has had a few problems this end.

Wayne
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:01

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:01
Perfect solution to idiots like this - generally they are the sort who like to leave a camp full of empty cans, plastic bags and dunny paper blowing around too.

http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/Litter/default.asp

"Deposited litter on ground before getting into vehicle" pretty much covers people leaving trash behind at their camp and driving away. If they leave before you do, snap a digital photo of their camp showing their vehicles (and number plate), and then photograph any trash left behind after they leave. The EPA will mail them a fine (that's what the "You're gonna get stung!" campaign on telly with the cartoon echidna is about). Only works for Victoria. You need to register first on the system as a reporter, so it's not really open to abuse, and you do need to make sure that they were the people who trashed the place.

I know you didn't mention them littering in your post, but generally that sort of obnoxious behaviour goes hand-in-hand with it.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:09

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:09
Good idea Scubaroo.
They can also be reported to the Vic Bush Telegraph
This service enables Victorians to report suspicious activity through a single, easy to remember number, 132874 or 13BUSH on your keypad.

This is a simple, one-stop-shop facility for Victorians to use when they witness behaviour that could damage our environment or is anti-social. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.

Everybody witnesses incidents from time to time, such as driving in inappropriate areas or removing plants from National Parks, that, although not criminal, they would like to report to someone, but not necessarily the police. This service allows Victorians to register their concern, which is then noted and forwarded on to the appropriate authority.


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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:17

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:17
Pickup stickers.

Anyone got any ideas where these Bacon stations and Council orifices are??

Wouldnt mind gettin 100 or so for the club.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:22

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:22
Call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.

ask for Georgina

got 150 heading my way today :) for the club.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 14:08

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 14:08
Roger
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 15:36

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 15:36
Any similar agency in NSW, would be handy for places like Newnes plateau and Sunny corner.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:05

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:05
the older jacks got one of those nice stickers in each side window, picked em up from our local vicroads/council office , they had em in the rack of pamphlets etc.

only prob with the epa system is if you report a real nutbag, they can access your details through a simple FOI request. Most of e'm would be too stupid though :-))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 00:10

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 00:10
baz, at the rate they are closign NSW down, there wont be a need for it,
but it is something the 4wd assleepers could work on with parks.. Suggest it and get it working. maybe try adn get them .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% on side..
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