Buller 2016-2017 Summer reports

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by djam, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. djam

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    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

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    Would be a little nipply on a bike!
     
  3. luvthabumps

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    that's just crazy :eek:

    there's not even any snow on the North Van mountains yet - freeze level the last couple of weeks has been around 1800m
     
  4. djam

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    Targa starts tomorrow and as always there will be road closures, details below.

    The Mirimbah Store bus will only run on Friday from 08:00-12:00 and Saturday afternoon,
    14:00-17:00.


    ROAD CLOSURES
    The following roads will be closed to all traffic on the following days and times.

    Friday, 4 November 2016

    • 7:52am - 12:22pm The Mt Buller Road is closed between Chalet Creek and Mirimbah Store.
    • 13:11pm - 18:03pm The Mt Buller Road is closed between Warrambat Rd and Cow Camp Lane.
    Saturday, 5 November 2016

    • 9.13am - 13.43pm The Mt Buller Road is closed between Chalet Creek and Mirimbah Store.

    Sunday, 6 November 2016


    • 7:15am - 11:45am The Mt Buller Road is closed between Chalet Creek and Mirimbah Store
    • 14:30pm - 19:00pm The Mt Buller Road is closed between Warrambat Rd and Cow Camp Lane.
    *Outside of these times, you may experience delays when vehicles are moving into position at the start line.
     
  5. djam

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    Nice day for a drive in the hills...



     
  6. wolly

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    bangles???
     
  7. djam

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    FYI the road between Molesworth and Yea is being widened what looks like the whole way.
    The works are on one side for each section, but mostly the inside of corners, making the
    road a little straighter. They are extending and adding extra overtaking lanes. As well as
    adding the barriers down the middle, adding shoulders to allow vehicles to stop off the
    road proper. Some sections are currently 60km/h, sometimes there are lights with only
    one lane being shared. I look forward to the finished work.

    More info here.
     
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  8. snowgum

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    These improvements are very welcome but overdue. The road quality (surface has gone backwards over the last decade or so - probably as a results of BDoubles (trucks bigger than semis) using the road as an alternative to the Hume (why do we allow such stupidity.) and now in increasing nos.

    But users and hence congestion and frustration have increased. But despite presumably the ever-increasing fines on the road to Buller, there's been few real gains in road quality to show.

    Surely the Melba is now busy enough you to be duplicated to Mansfield? As it stands, There's only been a handful of new overtaking locations added since I started skiing in 85'. And the traffic has what! Doubled? Tripled at holiday times?

    ...hopefully we'll see other (narrow/rutted) sections upgraded in the next few years? Not holding my breath though.
     
  9. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old And Crusty

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    Fantastic.

    With those improvements I look forward to the 100km/h limit being reinstated.

    :whistle:
     
  10. wolly

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    LOLLOLLOL
     
  11. Vermillion

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    Dont be a pussy, man up and set your cruise to 104. YOLO.
     
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  12. CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com
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    Your new fridge will slow to 80 for the bends though.
     
  13. Vermillion

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    I think that's built in to the thing. Bloody hell, everything else seems to be built into it.