Buller Crew Banter Thread

djam

One of Us
Apr 6, 2009
1,514
743
363
now the pub is closed, 60kph is really questionable.. it could really do with electronic signs, with faster limits after hours.
 
Anyone here get done a few weeks ago for speeding through Molesworth? It was a Saturday morning about 5am ish.
I just heard that in a 2 hour period, approx. half the cars got caught, and about half of those were doing in excess of 30kph over the limit!!! One car was double the limit.
30kph over the limit is still only 90. They reduced Molesworth to 60 a couple of years back, and reduced the limit between Yea and Molesworth to 80kph while doing roadworks to install all those crazy barriers.

To some degree, I accept that thought process. However, with the roadworks complete there now, and the Yea - Molesworth section returning to 100kph, it's really way overkill to maintain the 60 limit at Molesworth. :rolleyes:

Particularly so when every other town is 80.

Lawdy lawdy, they want to reduce Yarck to 60 now too?! Good grief! :confused::rolleyes:
 
  • Like
Reactions: MickM

absentskier

Smug bozo
Ski Pass
Jun 10, 2010
28,648
19,904
1,063
Melbourne
30kph over the limit is still only 90. They reduced Molesworth to 60 a couple of years back, and reduced the limit between Yea and Molesworth to 80kph while doing roadworks to install all those crazy barriers.

To some degree, I accept that thought process. However, with the roadworks complete there now, and the Yea - Molesworth section returning to 100kph, it's really way overkill to maintain the 60 limit at Molesworth. :rolleyes:

Particularly so when every other town is 80.

Lawdy lawdy, they want to reduce Yarck to 60 now too?! Good grief! :confused::rolleyes:
Those “crazy barriers” saved a colleague’s life last week when he ran off the road to avoid a falling tree branch.
 
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass
Those “crazy barriers” saved a colleague’s life last week when he ran off the road to avoid a falling tree branch.

:eek:
Glad your colleague is OK :thumbs:.

I understand the reasoning behind their installation. I’m sure there will be cases where the barriers are of benefit, cases where they’re not; pros and cons. I feel they’re debatable on a number of levels, nonetheless.
 
  • Like
Reactions: skiflat and MickM

djam

One of Us
Apr 6, 2009
1,514
743
363
Those “crazy barriers” saved a colleague’s life last week when he ran off the road to avoid a falling tree branch.

And next time it might save your own, I'm glad we have them.

Someone came close to killing the 4 in our car about 8 years back, when they just slowly
drifted into my lane. Sadly, I just thought they where having a look around the car they were
behind. By the time I realized they are not moving back, they had about 1/2 their car in our
lane. I swerved and hard as I dared without rolling the car, it must have been millimeters
between us.

A B Double that had been (closely) following us jackknifed in the revision mirror to avoid the
car, which corrected and kept on driving.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Chaeron

snowgum

A Local
Ski Pass
May 4, 1999
6,167
4,701
563
55
vic
And next time it might save your own, I'm glad we have them.

Someone came close to killing the 4 in our car about 8 years back, when they just slowly
drifted into my lane. Sadly, I just thought they where having a look around the car they were
behind. By the time I realized they are not moving back, they had about 1/2 their car in our
lane. I swerved and hard as I dared without rolling the car, it must have been millimeters
between us.

A B Double that had been (closely) following us jackknifed in the revision mirror to avoid the
car, which corrected and kept on driving.


Glad you made it djam.

What is is with B trucks (drivers) tailgaiting motorists travelling at the speed limit.

Trucking lobby delivers sermons about how truck drivers are regularly being cut off & sure this must happen.

But a fair % of trucks I see on rural highways are within 2-4 car lengths of a vehicle.


At 100 or 110 km/h they’ll never stop in time if a car hits the skids. Its madness and should be called out by all our Govt authorities.

Rant over for now!

...dont start me on Boges passing on all the crests/dbl lines!!
 
  • Like
Reactions: MickM

rime noreason

One of Us
Jun 6, 2014
1,197
3,764
363
A whiter shade of pale
For the first time in quite a few years, there will be no California and Colorado northern winter skiing for me next year.

In an attempt to stave off SDS and because we won’t make it for Targa this year, we’ve spent the last few days here hiking.It’s beautiful all year around but especially peaceful and astoundingly silent now. A pair of falcons kept us company as the sun set. The colours in the sky were breathtaking vivid

There are still ever shrinking patches of snow which were welcome in our palms when hiking down from Summit to Little Mt Buller via Little Buller Spur and then back up again yesterday morning with clear skies, lightest breeze and very little shade

I can say with absolute confidence it’s a much easier exercise when there is snow on the ground and the lifts are running. It wasn’t as easy route but I enjoyed it, although one of our party of two was very Not Happy Jan

The wildflowers are only just beginning to bloom. This time last year there was a carpet of purple, but the snow covered the shrubs for longer this year. A couple of snow blowers have been dug up around summit chair. A bulldozer is down near the bottom of the chair.

The village was a ghost town on Sunday but a hive of activity on Monday. Plenty of bulldozer action on the Kooroora site, a huge crane on the Bella Vista site, Blue bullet top station is a skeleton


0B4D0E88-FC21-4AEA-95E3-7135C03C83D0.jpeg


FD27BC3E-47B0-477B-A6B4-A56B8D10FF9B.jpeg
7B488DAF-56A8-4E6A-A4EE-6B31035BC408.jpeg
E62AB0D1-594D-4C91-9593-0CDB0A47A749.jpeg
621A9FA4-1D48-471E-B933-C0CDA931B6B5.jpeg
AA0F7658-5119-4899-8EC2-2BF76E00CB05.jpeg
09B01B15-B9FC-4622-99AF-0E10B53C7E72.jpeg
DF1012DD-973E-481C-A01A-BE10C42B90C6.jpeg
20029F67-83D6-40BE-A6F8-354CEFE30562.jpeg
6D33662F-2DA4-4B96-808F-60D92C3FB746.jpeg
5E0531E5-71DC-4224-ADB8-2D1648C7F16A.jpeg
B94FFBD5-4A79-43B4-A444-44F3FC2829BA.jpeg
 

di6loc

One of Us
Apr 16, 2018
2,985
5,248
313
Consuming a legume nearest you
For the first time in quite a few years, there will be no California and Colorado northern winter skiing for me next year.

In an attempt to stave off SDS and because we won’t make it for Targa this year, we’ve spent the last few days here hiking.It’s beautiful all year around but especially peaceful and astoundingly silent now. A pair of falcons kept us company as the sun set. The colours in the sky were breathtaking vivid

There are still ever shrinking patches of snow which were welcome in our palms when hiking down from Summit to Little Mt Buller via Little Buller Spur and then back up again yesterday morning with clear skies, lightest breeze and very little shade

I can say with absolute confidence it’s a much easier exercise when there is snow on the ground and the lifts are running. It wasn’t as easy route but I enjoyed it, although one of our party of two was very Not Happy Jan

The wildflowers are only just beginning to bloom. This time last year there was a carpet of purple, but the snow covered the shrubs for longer this year. A couple of snow blowers have been dug up around summit chair. A bulldozer is down near the bottom of the chair.

The village was a ghost town on Sunday but a hive of activity on Monday. Plenty of bulldozer action on the Kooroora site, a huge crane on the Bella Vista site, Blue bullet top station is a skeleton


0B4D0E88-FC21-4AEA-95E3-7135C03C83D0.jpeg


FD27BC3E-47B0-477B-A6B4-A56B8D10FF9B.jpeg
7B488DAF-56A8-4E6A-A4EE-6B31035BC408.jpeg
E62AB0D1-594D-4C91-9593-0CDB0A47A749.jpeg
621A9FA4-1D48-471E-B933-C0CDA931B6B5.jpeg
AA0F7658-5119-4899-8EC2-2BF76E00CB05.jpeg
09B01B15-B9FC-4622-99AF-0E10B53C7E72.jpeg
DF1012DD-973E-481C-A01A-BE10C42B90C6.jpeg
20029F67-83D6-40BE-A6F8-354CEFE30562.jpeg
6D33662F-2DA4-4B96-808F-60D92C3FB746.jpeg
5E0531E5-71DC-4224-ADB8-2D1648C7F16A.jpeg
B94FFBD5-4A79-43B4-A444-44F3FC2829BA.jpeg

Fantastic photos. :cheers:
 

CarveMan

I Never Slice
Ski Pass
May 12, 2000
85,631
71,451
1,515
Les Hautes Montagnes
aussieskier.com
For the first time in quite a few years, there will be no California and Colorado northern winter skiing for me next year.

In an attempt to stave off SDS and because we won’t make it for Targa this year, we’ve spent the last few days here hiking.It’s beautiful all year around but especially peaceful and astoundingly silent now. A pair of falcons kept us company as the sun set. The colours in the sky were breathtaking vivid

There are still ever shrinking patches of snow which were welcome in our palms when hiking down from Summit to Little Mt Buller via Little Buller Spur and then back up again yesterday morning with clear skies, lightest breeze and very little shade

I can say with absolute confidence it’s a much easier exercise when there is snow on the ground and the lifts are running. It wasn’t as easy route but I enjoyed it, although one of our party of two was very Not Happy Jan

The wildflowers are only just beginning to bloom. This time last year there was a carpet of purple, but the snow covered the shrubs for longer this year. A couple of snow blowers have been dug up around summit chair. A bulldozer is down near the bottom of the chair.

The village was a ghost town on Sunday but a hive of activity on Monday. Plenty of bulldozer action on the Kooroora site, a huge crane on the Bella Vista site, Blue bullet top station is a skeleton


0B4D0E88-FC21-4AEA-95E3-7135C03C83D0.jpeg


FD27BC3E-47B0-477B-A6B4-A56B8D10FF9B.jpeg
7B488DAF-56A8-4E6A-A4EE-6B31035BC408.jpeg
E62AB0D1-594D-4C91-9593-0CDB0A47A749.jpeg
621A9FA4-1D48-471E-B933-C0CDA931B6B5.jpeg
AA0F7658-5119-4899-8EC2-2BF76E00CB05.jpeg
09B01B15-B9FC-4622-99AF-0E10B53C7E72.jpeg
DF1012DD-973E-481C-A01A-BE10C42B90C6.jpeg
20029F67-83D6-40BE-A6F8-354CEFE30562.jpeg
6D33662F-2DA4-4B96-808F-60D92C3FB746.jpeg
5E0531E5-71DC-4224-ADB8-2D1648C7F16A.jpeg
B94FFBD5-4A79-43B4-A444-44F3FC2829BA.jpeg
You should try walking up Little Mt Buller if you're in the vicinity again, super easy 10-15 minutes up with sensational views!

 

rime noreason

One of Us
Jun 6, 2014
1,197
3,764
363
A whiter shade of pale
You should try walking up Little Mt Buller if you're in the vicinity again, super easy 10-15 minutes up with sensational views!


That was the plan @CarveMan. We were almost there when Not Happy Jan refused to go any further, complaining that we still had the uphill slog back to Summit carpark:rolleyes: Next time maybe the 4WD to the base of LBS. Or walk the Village circuit along standard and Whiskey Creek which I assume is not as steep as via LBS.

The Little Mt B trail was very rocky without snow. The loose rocks of every shape and size had placed themselves in prime position to twist an ankle or knee. We were mindful of snakes too after almost stepping on a monster at Cape Schanck last year (photo added below). The path is about 1.5 metres wide and its head and tail are in the grass on each side

The 7th photo in my previous post is where Not Happy Jan sat down in a tanty and refused to go further.Still a pretty good view. I’ll add more photos here. Your photos of it covered in snow are stunning. I'll aim for a winter hike but I suppose it’s not a good idea to go on your own though (NHJ isn’t a skier)

Thank you @di6loc and @mx_boarder. Not Happy Jan is even more NHJ when I pause to take a photo. Then afterwards, he’s the first one to say how nice they areLOL

There are still a few chairs lying around Blue Bullet top station. I was very tempted to have one fall in the boot of the car;) Similar to you wanting a specific chair for sentimental reasons @CarveMan, I’d have liked number 54 or 8. We have photos of our family and me riding for the first time on those two.


thephoto.bmp
Ripper photos :thumbs:

Be interesting to see if there’s anything left by Targa weekend. Doubtful at this rate.



@di6loc please don't even joke with thatphoto.bmp! I’ve been lucky buying season passes so far but I’ll spend the next 8 months wondering if I’ll regret just forking out for next year:eek:


@mx_boarder, plenty of snow as you can see from more photos below. the question you should be asking is... Should I pack the fat skis? Or should I pack the really fat skis?

Targa will be excellent either way though. So many gorgeous shiny cars together was very cool last year, as was the classic car display in Mansfield

61E36C3E-3D27-4F40-BAB6-1AC6BD2315F5.jpeg
F019163A-8142-46B6-9435-091691304C6C.jpeg
71C3C473-1068-45A8-9CC2-48847D6DAFB0.jpeg
AE8828AF-0B7F-4CCF-9B5F-B427ED31A35F.jpeg
AF077ACC-70AD-47A4-BFFB-A154043CACBC.jpeg
588D6CBB-4F7B-4E37-B141-D7347255F637.jpeg
A3C417B3-5BEE-4709-A660-8DD587D4B6F1.jpeg
58477381-984E-48E5-9C61-8B72B436BD6E.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • 814EAB64-62D4-4451-9EDA-47B30FC1C0EC.jpeg
    814EAB64-62D4-4451-9EDA-47B30FC1C0EC.jpeg
    1.6 MB · Views: 5

rime noreason

One of Us
Jun 6, 2014
1,197
3,764
363
A whiter shade of pale
For those up for Targa, you had fantastic weather. No ogling Targa cars for me this year. We got to admire Mt Buller from afar over the last few days instead. We made sure to time our trip up on Saturday between road closures, unlike a few others who had been oblivious and consequently stuck up there on Sunday. We planned to stay for a few extra days.

We saw plenty of tyre marks on the Eildon-Jamieson road on the way home, as well as a full row of arrow signage around one corner that’s been a victim. I don’t even want to think about the carnage done to the vehicle!

In gorgeous weather here too, we made the pilgrimage up to Mt Terrible again. The last time we did that, there was a deep carpet of snow. Now it’s a deep carpet of pink wildflowers. The hut is intact, the fire tower was manned, red bellied black snakes were working on their suntans.

I like to think it was a couple of tiny patches of snow I could see still clinging on the summit of Mt Buller.

B190ADAC-121C-4B04-9E8A-5AC912B9740F.jpeg
55609457-B8F2-49DD-94F8-F573D6E2CAE7.jpeg
ECF02E77-7616-41A6-995F-765057113223.jpeg
6588DBE1-805E-47E2-824D-ACAABB16EF55.jpeg
0B85F4B7-93BD-4843-8A2A-B57828E9FFB2.jpeg
EC6E3540-C2C6-46BD-B63E-8C8BEE79C82B.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: FixedGrip

snowgum

A Local
Ski Pass
May 4, 1999
6,167
4,701
563
55
vic
Fires over the ranges last night taken near home. Buller- Howqua to the left, Gembrook- Bunyip to the right. Sky crane and choppers returning from Buller region and disappearing in to the sunset
957AC90E-1C81-4279-B4CB-1AFF000415FD.jpeg
095EA893-C404-4F63-95EF-78E364AE44D9.jpeg
8088504D-E966-4ED0-96B0-62E96EEFAD80.jpeg
620F166B-B1FF-4200-93C8-1A73175CBD0A.jpeg
FBBC7960-14FD-445A-A3A2-18C058495BE0.jpeg

This almost looks like a poster for Apocalypse Now!

...scary, we have an apocalypse emerging almost on our doorstep.
(Apologies for the theatrics!)
 
  • Like
Reactions: rime noreason

rime noreason

One of Us
Jun 6, 2014
1,197
3,764
363
A whiter shade of pale
@snowgum it’s formidable even from this distance so I can only imagine how apocalyptic it must feel surrounded by such a behemoth. Our courageous local fire fighters are currently there. Huge gratitude to them always. I hope they and all those in the area remain safe.

@nezumi I wouldn’t be surprised if fire fighters frequently have this tune playing in their heads, too.

@mx_boarder an immediate threat to our place at Enoch’s Point appears to have eased a little for now but Licola is a major concern. Those pictures are very ominous.Hopefully the wind will cause the fire to blow back over itself and keep the township safe. I suppose it’s impossible for human power to douse these fires, it’s a matter of protecting life and property while waiting for some heavy rains. Who knows when that will happen!

In the meantime, today’s satellite images show that New Zealand is about to second hand inhale our smoke

( I “liked” these posts, not so much for the traditional like of it as appreciating the magnitude of the fires and appreciating you posting your pictures as I’m sure is the general sentiment with bushfires)
7EE41E4A-66A9-4227-BB18-8F17F848B6CC.jpeg
8DA22D8C-63FA-4A48-A0EB-037D23973995.jpeg
 

blueandwhite

One of Us
Ski Pass
May 26, 2016
985
2,936
263
TQY
Day car park must be full now, we parked behind toboggan run. Busing people from queues everywhere up in 10 seater vans. General carnage everywhere. We're going to toboggan instead and try skiing the kids tomorrow instead. Pointless trying to get up to the village right now. A lot of people trying to walk up with young kids. Good luck to them!

20190601_113134.jpg
 

Sadie

Chk Chk Boom
Moderator
Ski Pass
Aug 31, 2001
13,333
7,954
813
Melbourne
It was madness. It always going to be through when it’s free. Got a couple of runs in to see how the leg would go and was happy. My new boots hurt more than the leg. Next week I will be walking around in them all day.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Chaeron

willsnow

One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 19, 2017
333
554
263
From the article:
I found out the hard way a few years ago that overtaking became fair game.

We'll be at the mercy of slow drivers who suddenly speed up in overtaking lane.

I don't want to lose my licence, and will allow extra 15 minutes to my travel time..
 

Sadie

Chk Chk Boom
Moderator
Ski Pass
Aug 31, 2001
13,333
7,954
813
Melbourne
What is it with people! Busted some f**ker trying to pinch my mitts which were sitting beside my board as I was having a chat at Cow Camp. Chased him down and said "Oi, you want to give those back to me??" Dirty so and so :tany:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Chaeron
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass

Log in

or Log in using
Remove ads with a
Ski Pass