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Photos & Pies from the Monaro Hwy drive

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by telecrag, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Me too! And I see it at night, with Jindy in the distance all lit up!
    We have a stupid family thing when we first set eyes on Jindabyne...we all yell out (in pirate voice) "arrghhh, there be jindabyne"..every time.
    Gets a bit old since we do it every Friday night in winter. But, you know, it tradition...so we have to do it.
     
  2. Untele-whippet

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  3. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking at that photo and puting 2 + 2, i'm guessing you're at Bredbo and you are legless!
     
  4. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    If outside the Bredbo Pub, I would say you nailed it. :D
     
  5. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The pub is another ~~1000M onwards from the picture taking location.
     
  6. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ski for nothing: This is not "Where is This" from the BC forum. I was referencing the "legless" part of SB's posting. Yes, it's the pancake/christmas decorations shop... :D
     
  7. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So did he drive in reverse to get there from the pub?
     
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  8. gareth_oau

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    had lunch there on Friday!
     
  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Telecrag, Roadside Series 9

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  10. skifree

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    You are getting very good at this composition business.:thumbs:
     
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    For the art aficionado, one the highlights of the road south are the many large-scale, roadside sculptures. Apart from the aptly-nicknamed "Tin Man" who featured in last week's column (The Road South, 11 June) arguably the most eye-catching is Green mountain blue 11, which at first glance appears to be a small plane that crashed into the top of a small, windswept hill.

    Commissioned by property owner John Kahlbetzer, the stunning steel art work was created by American sculptor Charles Ginnever who painted it blue to harmonise with the Monaro skies.

    Due to its significant size, measuring 21 metres long by 8 metres high, when first installed in 1978, traffic authorities thought it would be a dangerous distraction to passing motorists. Some locals claimed it even interfered with their television reception. There were also rumours that the sculpture had more sinister purposes, including that it was a CIA tracking station. Really!

    In 1981, Kahlbetzer donated it the National Gallery of Australia, where, according to a spokesperson for the gallery, "Green mountain blue 11 was originally intended for the gallery's sculpture garden and was to be relocated once the trees in the garden had grown sufficiently". However, this never happened, and it has become a permanent marker on the western side of the Monaro Highway.

    The sculpture did, however, temporarily vanish in 2007, when conservators from the gallery disassembled and transported it to Queanbeyan for extensive conservation work which included removing graffiti and corrosion, and repainting.

    The sculpture consists of three steel beams bolted to a concrete footing and a fourth beam is cantilevered at one end and balanced with a high-tension cable on which schoolkids from Cooma once hung their teacher's clothing as an end of year prank. I'd like to see that.
     
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  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bloody caravaners.
     
  13. Majikthise

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    He could almost get a job as a framer
     
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  14. telecrag

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    Telecrag, Roadside Series 10

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  18. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mine? Yes, the solar farm at Royalla.
     
  19. robbo mcs

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    I notice there are now two more solar farms you see in the ACT on the drive through, both have been built very recently. There is a relatively small one off the majura road bypass near the solar shop that has been there for some time, and a large one off the monaro highway near the roundabout at isabella drive
     
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  20. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, something like 70K homes, maybe more by now, being powered by them. Has been some complaints, views being destroyed etc.
     
  21. Billy_Buttons

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    Bird burners.
     
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  22. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Telecrag, Roadside Series 11

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  23. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And for closing weekend, Telecrag, Roadside Series 12, an even dozen

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    Heading south. That long straight. Sunday afternoon. Not too much traffic. Roadkill much less than last year. Only about 20 so far.
     
  25. VSG

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    That partic stretch, in the early early 80s... was easy to sit on 140 to 160... around 5am on the way to Perisher from Canberra. Roos were the only problem. No cops, no radar. :D
     
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  26. VSG

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  27. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    In the 80's did 180kph in broad daylight, no traffic is sight, in my Honda CRX, including using the radar detector. :whistle:
     
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    Unpossible. You would be dead.
     
  29. Billy_Buttons

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    LOL Hi
     
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    I now believe in miracles.
     
  31. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    When did they straighten it? I seem to remember a goat track for quite a few years after I started skiing in the mid-70s.
     
  32. Billy_Buttons

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    It was a goat track in the late 60's. It was well and truly black and straight by 1980.
     
  33. Legs Akimbo

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    Maybe the trauma of the goat track has distorted my memory.
     
  34. VSG

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    Aaah. The CRX. Mate had one. Rung its neck to 8000, easy. :D
     
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  35. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Back in the late 60s it would take about 10 hours to get to Thredbo from Sydney.
     
  36. VSG

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    Ahhhh. poss. Me did that plus 10, a few times. :D
     
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    My worst was 14 hours. Floods didn't help.
     
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    Back then, the old Hume would go through Tahmoor, Mittagong, Berrima, Goulburn too. It was a great drive. Next to no traffic. Not many people skied back then. I miss those days. :(
     
  39. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    And the dreaded Razorback. Which, if you do it today with no trucks, is a pretty drive.
     
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    And those 2 bleedin rail crossing big S bends for the unwary !!!
     
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    Bit more of a challenge if, miracle of miracles, a train wandered by.
     
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    Aaagh yes, Bredbo S rails.
     
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    You reminded me...back in the early 70s a Merc overtook us at a speed of knots there, 5 minutes later, we round a bend, and it was smashed upside down into a cutting. :eek:
     
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    i should have taken some pics past michelago during summer, the roadkill was horrendous, a dead roo every 2 mtrs. must have been thousands of them.
     
  45. VSG

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    Mmmmm.. I think we could maintain at least 90 kmh through those......
     
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    Can still see. Google Maps.

     
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    Was very bad. Like a mass slaughter or lemmings.
     
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    Corners are good. They wake people up.
     
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    Better.

     
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    Road report 24/9/2017
    Left Canberra 4pm
    Arrived Thredbo 7pm
    +1 counted 193 roadkill
    Also saw a calf on the road, a hare, a fox picking over a roo carcass, and a deer.
    Also saw a deer river side of the road in front of the fire station.
    Now in pub with a schooey and all the Turns hungry for grub. 1 schnitty, 1 parma and 1 pulled pork burger.
    Apologies no photos.
    End of message.
     
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