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Murray Valley Way (C543) to Omeo

Does anyone know (cross your heart and hope to die) if the Omeo Hwy (C543) from the Murray Valley Hwy via Mitta Mitta is now sealed to at least the Falls Creek turnoff (Bogong High Plains Road)

I know from the Falls Creek turnoff to Omeo is sealed as we did it last WSBK.

"The Rigger" here on Dms heard it might be sealed now, but we can't risk much dirt on the sort of bikes that will be riding to GP in a couple of weeks.

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Does anyone know (cross your heart and hope to die) if the Omeo Hwy (C543) from the Murray Valley Hwy via Mitta Mitta is now sealed to at least the Falls Creek turnoff (Bogong High Plains Road)

I know from the Falls Creek turnoff to Omeo is sealed as we did it last WSBK.

"The Rigger" here on Dms heard it might be sealed now, but we can't risk much dirt on the sort of bikes that will be riding to GP in a couple of weeks.

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gday still about 14ks of dirt mate...might be a little less....They are working on it... I'll verify it this weekend as I'll be in Mitta....

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gday still about 14ks of dirt mate...might be a little less....They are working on it... I'll verify it this weekend as I'll be in Mitta....
Thanks - I just received an email from a mate near Cooma saying the same thing, but an update would be appreciated.

I reckon we will stick with Tumut, Tumburumba, Jingellic, the River Road, Granya, Tallangatta, Kiewa, Mt Beauty then Omeo.

I am not a big fan of dirt on sports bikes. We have done the Bonang and associated dirt a few times which has been hairy on occasions when the front wheel gets into a logging truck rut. Worth it once the dirt is over though.

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Gday..

Just chatted to a mate that way, still 10-14ks of dirt... road would be ordinary after all the rain/wind etc anyway...

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Seems that you are coming over Hotham to Bairnsdale. Can't speak of Nth of Omeo as I haven't been up there of late, but have been to Omeo. If not already, be aware that the road section from Ensay to Bruthen is now mostly (hmmm, about 2/3 distance), signposted at 80kph. It's a bit like up in the Snowy, that's ok in some sections, but there are plenty of straighter sections where faster speed is easily attainable. Beware of what might be lurking. Most of the Bonang is reported to have been done the same way as has some between Omeo and Dinner Plain.
After having suffered my pain from an episode late last year, I've lost my nerve a bit and am more apprehensive these days. On my recent ride back from Omeo I had a white Pajero come up behind and pass me; what a disgrace! Am wondering why I bother anymore.

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A later thought; might as well add a bit more while I'm at it..
On the highway up near Orbost, know of a mate who got done with the time\distance trick; one hides in the scrub dressed in camo and the apprehenders are waiting further up the road. It has also been reported that they have been scoring well using the old anphometer(??) tapes up that way.
Gee, if he is able to wield some power, hopefully the new local senate member for the motorists party might be able to have some of this shit cleaned up.

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Thanks Rockit

It is getting harder these days to have fun.

Our local road, the Old Pacific Hwy, which used to be 100, then 80 and now 60.

It gets hammered, but we know the hiding spots, it is just the rolling ones that are of concern.

I wish they would get out on the freeway and ping the idiots that drive in outside lanes, when the inner lanes are empty.

I hate it, but I am riding less at the moment, after two close calls.

Fortunately I get a bit of free track time to blow out the cobwebs, but not enough to satisfy the urge.

Maybe I should finish my 64 Lambretta resto and will never be at risk of getting pinged

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