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    Went camping at the Bay of Fires on the long weekend (near Binaglong Bay, past St Helens) - and made the drive to Ansons Bay (mostly sealed roads - via Pyengana and Gladstone). From Gladstone to Ansons Bay is about 50km of gravel road. Then there's another 50km or so of gravel, on the back roads towards Binalong Bay.

    I took it fairly easy - didn't want to push it with dodgy swaybar links and average tyres. I don't think these roads are much of a secret though - on the Gladstone to Ansons Bay road I came round a corner only to find a white gen-1 sedan flying past sideways (maybe someone from the club?)
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    yeah been out that that way quite a number of time. State of the road changes all the time. Pity it is so out of the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim
    a white gen-1 sedan flying past sideways (maybe someone from the club?)

    bloody tim

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    Hi





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    Quote Originally Posted by poweredbyrice
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    You then???
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    Nah not me those roads out that way are sometimes really corrugated and in real poor condition but maybe not this time

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    Nah there wasn't much corrugation this time... just a few soft edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz
    You then???

    nah, not that far out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweredbyrice
    nah, not that far out.
    So what was the point of your post??
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    Hmm. Bugger its at the total other end of the state

    On a side note, I was talking to one of the guys I work with last night and he Highly recommends the road to Strathgordon as a 'must drive'. His experience is on a GXR (or something), anyone have any experience of the road in a car?

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    I've heard good things about the drive to Strathgordon too. I haven't done it - but heres a few pics of a cruise some friends went on a while back...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz
    So what was the point of your post??

    no point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim
    I've heard good things about the drive to Strathgordon too. I haven't done it - but heres a few pics of a cruise some friends went on a while back...
    hahahaha... is that the 1980's magna club???

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    Magna club pics, yeah (not my pics tho).

    Mostly gen 3 Magna's - but there's a couple of older ones in that pic
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    I was up there aswell for the weekend, great spot, you wouldn't of missed us. Gen 2 with 3 mountain bikes on the roof. We weren't on the road much, were staying at the very flash Bay of Fires lodge overlooking the whole area.

    As for the Strathgordon road, it is a great drive with some very long straits. Not that you would put those straits to use of course ...... . the rest is a brilliant drive with plenty of corners.
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    I hear a calling for a cruise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grug
    I hear a calling for a cruise!
    +1...

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    Strathgordon = fantastic drive!

    100% agree with Ian, the corners are lurvely sweepers, the forest is so nice, and the end is kinda cool. Need to take a packed lunch though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by legacytt
    a great drive with some very long straits. Not that you would put those straits to use of course .....
    why not??!! lol

    Im thinking a southern cruise is in the pipeline.
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    Gentlemen of Tasmania.

    Check in Suggest a Cruise. = cheers gruggy!

    Might have to be some o/night accommodation and a "function" "Ųrganised" to make this all work properly!!
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