Wrong Line, Good Photo

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 09:08
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You would think that I would be able to get the line right by now.

This photo was taken on Saturday just before the trig point at Mt Blue Rag, Vic High Country.

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Reply By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 09:46

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 09:46
Very nice photo Wayne.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 14:37

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 14:37
Scott,

Did you have a good holiday at Goulburn.

I dropped in to see you at your work and was told where you were.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 15:34

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 15:34
Its a lovely place.
I am back down tonight still have a few weeks left though but I will be back mid May in the workshop.
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:02

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:02
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 14:43

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 14:43
Michael,

Just finished the same trip that you did but this time with two camper trailers following.
Some of the tracks taken were different like not doing Herne Spur but Hart Spur to get out of Wonnangatta Valley, but still managed to see everything of interest in the VHC.

Wayne
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Reply By: marcus - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:20

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:20
Hi Wayne,
We were up there a few weeks ago and the last 250 metres of Blue Rag track is steeper and rougher than than the photo suggests and is quite a challenge.Did you make it up first go or second.
Cheers Mark
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:02

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:02
I agree.

A photo never seems to do justice to the real "steepness".

Was this one taken on a long telephoto setting from the "chicken" car park at the bottom of this tricky bit?.

Its best tackled while keeping a bit of momentum going, but that's hard to do when you hit the rocky bits and the front wheels start bouncing in the air :)

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 14:34

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 14:34
Mark,

I tried 1st gear low range this time, on other attempts 2nd gear low range was used.

I have yet to back down and have a second go, only because it would be very hard to do so.

The photo was taken on the left side of the track part way up.


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I think that this photo might give a better view on how steep the track is.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 15:16

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 15:16
Wayne
I thought Dogs cocked the back leg, Good photo's . thought I would add one from the track into Fountain Springs via the old Mine track,
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 15:20

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 15:20
Did you feel the tyre lift off the ground...or just the bang it woulda made coming back down!???!

Nice one...thats one photos that does 4wding justice!!

Laura
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 16:13

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 16:13
Laura,

When driving up a rocky track like that and going slow, I can feel the wheel lift and it will also come down slow and easy.
That way, no extra strain is not placed on a wheel that is spinning and all of a sudden comes to a stop when it hits the ground again.

Driving by the seat of your pants you can tell if a wheel is off the ground or if it has drive. Some of the late model vehicles have a display to show what wheel is spinning and what wheel has drive. I don't have time to watch anything else except where I want the vehicle to go.

If that climb is taken fast the wheel will still lift and probably a lot higher, the vehicle has a better chance of rolling and also more change of braking the drive train.

Having a big 6 turbo diesel with low down grunt slow and steady will get you to the top every time, well almost every time.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Doug G (SA) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 17:35

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 17:35
Amazing,

People trying to go up hill in a troopy!
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 18:14

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 18:14
I have other pictures that may amaze you then Doug. Several of other Troopies up hills.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:18

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:18
Here is some Video I made in May '07

I hope this link works!

Shane
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:27

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:27
Shane,

Video clip does work.

Don't know if I would drive that track with one hand on the steering wheel and one on the camera while there is snow and fog about.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:40

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:40
Funny you should mention that, I often have trouble finding passengers! ! ! !

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Reply By: Gob & Denny - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:00

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:00
good day
my missus walked the last bit with the video camera (to film me she said )she didnt want to wet herself more like

steve
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