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Opinion Falls Creek - Bouquets and Brickbats

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by currawong, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. If there's one thing that loses me as a customer it's folk getting their orders taken or delivered who've come in after me. befood did both of those last week. Just talking about a coffee here, not a fancy food order.
     
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    That's not going to stand well for that business. I was just commenting to the Good Lady Wife and friends the other day that overall Food and Bev at v Falls has finally hit it's straps and the baseline standard is really good.
     
  3. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    BE is still for sale I thought

    Who is running it now?
     
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  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    last season the owners took a back seat and did not seem to be actively involved in the cafe very often. i have not seen them there this year but i haven't been in much.
     
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  5. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    certainly much better than it was. there were always a few good spots but expensive. i think michael at gully and Barry at elk really led the way with decent affordable food.

    be food was really good for a few years. sad that it's fallen away. still a nice place to eat and drink just disappointing that service is not what it was. pizza wasn't up to the old standard either
     
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  6. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    yep. watched tables that came after us get orders taken ahead of us. sloppy.
     
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  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    bouquet too to cloud 9. especially the little mezzanine lounge bar
     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Might try that, or coffee on the balcony looking across the spurs to where I used to sweat and will do again.
     
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    Conners One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, the French and young local girl are friendly and efficient. Can extend the bouquet to the Frying Pan bar as well.
    The new operators know their stuff and speaking to the staff know how to keep a happy workforce.
     
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  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Brickbat for the Boomerang route. This year they've dropped down to the creek at the bottom. It won't last and it leaves a pitch straight up a knob. It needs to contour along that knob starting higher up.
     
  11. Slide Sideways

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    Bouquets to the Rocky valley ski shop in Tawonga south,makes a pretty good coffee for a ski shop :thumbs:

    Bouquets to lift Co allowing season pass holders to load at 8am. :thumbs::thumbs:

    Bouquets to easy eats at International poma . ..that's a darn good pulled pork burger and chips :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
  12. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bouquet to the old Magna Sedan who pulled over for me on the way up to Falls. Brickbats (what does that even mean?) to the cream Nissan X trail who would not pull over on the way up to Falls. A few of us tooted her after the second slow vehicles pullover but she did not pull over after 4 slow lanes. She had so much crap in her back window, hats etc etc she probably was not even aware that there were cars queued up behind her. We did blow our horns but she might have had the radio turned up, who knows?
     
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    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bouquets to all 3 cars I encountered on the drive up to Falls today. Every one of them moved into the passing area, even when I was the only car behind them.

    Miracles do happen!
     
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  14. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Just like pink batts only crunchy.
     
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    Brickbat to the young girl offical who ordered me to "GET OFF THE RACE TRACK" after coming out of trees bottom of Little Canada..apparently I was blocking the racers. ..when I looked to see the racers. ...not one in sight.

    Bouquets to the two older race officials earlier who kindly asked me to walk to the side of the XC race track up near...(can't say where)
     
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  16. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where was that?
     
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    Where the racers were to head down to nordic centre.
     
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  18. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    from wiktionary
    A piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.

    so basically just chucking rocks at someone
     
  19. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    At the times I drive it's now much more common than not - that's arriving by 8am, leaving around midday. The morning drivers are regulars, the middays more mixed.
     
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  20. Every2years

    Every2years Hard Yards

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    Coming down last night we had a very poor and inconsiderate driver infront of us. Brakeing on uphill curves after the apex had passed etc. Cars were backing up. We were patient but after not pulling over at several opportunities multiple cars behind us were beeping. Unbelievably bad driving and such poor etiquette. I'm glad conditions were good - this driver would be an absolute menace in bad conditions.
     
  21. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, it just takes one nervous nellie, particularly on the downhill.
     
  22. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Perhaps poorly experienced drives with questionable tyres??
     
  23. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here's a driver typology I cooked up ...

    Regular
    Regular drives the road often and knows it well.
    You can tell a Regular by how they approach a corner - they set up their speed
    before the corner tightens.
    Regular pulls over to allow faster drivers past and when other road users do
    that for them they acknowledge it.

    Big Dick
    BD thinks he owns the bit of the road he's on and enjoys bullying others.
    BD takes the bends rather slowly cutting off the apex. Then speeds up on the
    straight so no one can overtake.
    BD will ride your tail regardless of your scope to pull off. When he gets
    around you he jams his brakes on to teach you a lesson.

    Aggro
    Overtakes at high risk.
    Hammers the straights and rides the brakes through each bend.
    Aggro is the first to go off the road when there's black ice or slush on a
    bend.

    Nervous Nellie
    Looks at the two big High Risk warning signs at the start of the climb and is
    swayed to drive slower than normal.
    Brakes for every corner regardless; is unskilled or unaccustomed to these
    driving conditions and is wrapt up in their own anxiety about them. They may
    not look in their mirrors and if they do, think anyone going faster than they
    are is a maniac and deserves no consideration.

    Driver
    Has done an advanced driving course and there, or by experience, has learned
    how to recover from a slide.
    Knows what the vehicle is capable of on various road surfaces.
    Takes pleasure in driving well and drives fast but smoothly.
    If in an auto, uses manual gear selection particularly for engine braking.


    Feel free to play the DT game on your next trip up or down.
    Points:
    NN -25. Two in row -100
    Regular +10
    BD -15
    Aggro -25
    Driver +15
     
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  24. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Someone has too much time on their hands:). How is the snow?
     
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  25. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I pulled over on the Happy Valley - Ovens Road on Saturday about 11:00 to let a bloke past - only to find him 3km later towards Running Creek after the top of the pass off the road - overcorrected on a skid, collected the barrier, and went just over the edge - fortunate for him it wasn’t too steep where he left the road.

    Bloke was shaken and unhurt - but his axle was embedded and the car was going nowhere.

    Variable road conditions- wet, slippery surface, some tighter corners, and a banking surface - add some speed, and there you go...
     
  26. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. Another few like that and the limit will come down to 60.
     
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  27. Scott No Mates Ver 1.1

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    It's pretty rare for me to get over 60 on the entire length of the BHP let alone approach the speed limit (even in summer). Yet, if I drive to the conditions, I am able to maintain a higher average speed and catch those who fly past. :rolleyes:
     
  28. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chaeron was talking about the Rosewhite-Running Ck Rd.
     
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    All roads look the same when you go over the edge, holding onto to the bejeezus bar with your eyes closed. :eek:
     
  30. Moondog55

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    Quite a few lives have been lost on that road. One of the small bridges has 2 crosses and always has flowers. I can hit thew limit easily on that road and usually choose not to. Some of those corners and curves have [ or did have until the recent road works] strange bumps and camber changes half way through also.
     
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  31. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    The standard country crash is folk running off the road, presumably mainly at corners they go too hot into or lose traction on.

    The policy response hasn't been to increase driver skill but to minimise harm by means of speed reduction, extending double lines and armco/wrb. I can understand the electoral appeal of those but it's limited thinking and expensive.
     
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    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    We nearly came to grief a number of years back on that road. Heading from Myrtleford to Mt Beauty there was quite a sharp bend which our driver completely missed. This was late on a Friday night so he was tired and might have had a couple of beers in Euroa. Luckily there was a dirt road directly opposite the bend and we ended up bouncing round on that till we managed to pull up. A change of underpants was required after we arrived in Mt Beauty. I think the dirt road has now been blocked off and there is better signage indicating that there is an almost 90deg bend in the road!
     
  33. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    There was a discussion about country crashes on the radio last week and the feeling is that a lot of them are suicides. Usually a middle aged a guy will hit a tree and he just happens to have his seatbelt undone! Conjecture yes, but probably true in a few cases. Then there is the suicide where the driver deliberately drives into an oncoming truck.
     
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    I think I know that bend on the Happy Valley (I think) road through from Ovens. If I recall it has a 30km advisory sign and they really mean it! We almost came unstuck there too. Something I won't forget.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    sounds like the corner of the Havilah rd, although that isn't blocked off, just remodelled. was more "interesting" before there were white lines on the sides of the road and those big black & yellow signs. always treat with respect
     
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    The whole road is sweet on a sportsbike but it's more technical than many. There's big speed variation that takes 100% attention.
     
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    Absolutely, there are quite a few gear changes required in the good old forester, one minute you are knocking on 100 then you are back to 40 etc.
     
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    I don't think there were any 30km advisory signs in the late 70's, I think there must have been a few prangs back then. We were in a British Commer Van (shitpile) which was not really known for it's off road capabilities.
     
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    That is not the worst bend on the road but the long straight run up hill before catches people by surprise. The lady we bought our first chooks off died near there. Someone pulled out in front of her. She was on her sports bike and the chat we had while picking out the chooks leads me to think she rode hard. It is on Vic Roads radar but not sure what it will do. I think it already has speed reduction but expect more Police education.
     
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    Definitely not the tightest bend, but the biggest surprise. You get much better warning these days. I know someone was killed on a bike a few years ago a bit further towards the climb. Someone just didn't give way to her coming out of a minor rd. not a blind spot, just a SMIDSY or really bad judgement by the driver.
     
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    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That was her I think (from the description of the incident I recall) but more like 5 or 6 years. The chooks we got from her are also long gone so it was a while ago. We went back to get more just after she died and was gob smacked when her husband told us. I don't think she was an experienced rider from how she spoke but she was very nice.
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    There used to be a sharp left hand bend in the road travelling from Eildon to Taggerty.
    It bit me way back in 1964, we were traveling in an FJ panel van to a friend's 21st in Melbourne, didn't see the bend till right on it, van went sideways off the road and rolled about 2 1/2 times
    No-one was hurt but the back of the van looked like a Ken Done painting
    The bend's gone now, road totally re-aligned!
     
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    Big bouquets to the drivers going up c. 9-9.30am today.
    I came across a convoy of 6 fairly early on and thought 'here we go'.
    But no, four lead vehicles successively pulled over to let those behind them go ahead.
    Awesome.
     
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    They've been reading these thread and taking note ;)
     
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    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could be.

    Or a tipping point has to be reached before a new norm takes root, for people to change their thinking from 'this is my choice' to 'everyone is doing this'.
     
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    That is the feeling of a lot of people around Geelong, too much debt, not enough work and little hope for the future and some people think the family will be better off with the insurance pay-out. I just drove back that way and the bridge I mentioned a few posts up had been replaced with something wider and much better reflective signage on the approaches
     
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    Bouquets to FCSL Lift Ops crew getting lifts up and running as soon as possible this morning.
     
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    Falls Creek your website is still SHIT.
     
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    Big bouquet to the media - no mention of 'snow-mageddon', 'snow-nami' or 'east coast lows'.

    Brickbatt to the same mob - they haven't been talking this snow event up, NBN's no mention of super light powder, nor blaming glowball warming...
     
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    I tried to get Snowcalypse rolling but no luck.
     
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