2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Claude Cat » Wed 30 Aug 2017, 9:27 pm

Really nice
Another big chance of low level snow early next week.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby fixie » Wed 30 Aug 2017, 9:44 pm

As Para said, Awesome. Lovely pictures. I am inspired. May try and get up there next week, though I have to lead a ride on Wednesday so that day is ruled out. :cry:
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Thu 31 Aug 2017, 7:56 am

Woah...

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Mt ... g/6day/mid

Freezing level at 450m next Tuesday

That could possibly be outside the road closure gate on Don Road

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby parawolf » Thu 31 Aug 2017, 11:47 am

Snuffy wrote:Woah...

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Mt ... g/6day/mid

Freezing level at 450m next Tuesday

That could possibly be outside the road closure gate on Don Road

:shock:


That would be awesome. I'd love to drive up from Don Road in that weather in my current car....
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Dalai » Thu 31 Aug 2017, 2:56 pm

parawolf wrote:That would be awesome. I'd love to drive up from Don Road in that weather in my current car....


Ever since being involved in a 40+ vehicle pile up on the highway through the mountains heading towards Denver back in 95, I'm not a fan of driving in the snow ! :?

So far this season I haven't had to fit chains on the AWD. Think that may change later next week with the falls forecast... :D

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Thu 31 Aug 2017, 3:28 pm

parawolf wrote:That would be awesome. I'd love to drive up from Don Road in that weather in my current car....


Buggerorf you and leave me to ride all over the road in peace :P

The year of the stupid-epic-amounts-of-snow climb that I did with smc, the road was already open to motor vehicle traffic, which definitely spoiled the serenity.....

On another note

Just floating the idea

Anyone keen to head up there on Saturday 9 or Sunday 10 September?
(assuming there's still snow)
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Claude Cat » Sat 02 Sep 2017, 12:55 pm

There will be plenty of snow, looks like 30cm for next week, and it will keep coming through Saturday.

https://www.yr.no/place/Australia/Victo ... /long.html

Sunday could be a temptation. :?:

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby jvb » Sat 02 Sep 2017, 8:34 pm

Thanks for the photos Snuffy.
Seems like winter has arrived late in Melbourne this year. I was told to expect snow at our place this week (we're at approx. 500m).
And I miss all the fun because we're riding along the Danube in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary where it is sunny and warm :)

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Mon 04 Sep 2017, 7:41 am

Claude Cat wrote:There will be plenty of snow, looks like 30cm for next week, and it will keep coming through Saturday.

https://www.yr.no/place/Australia/Victo ... /long.html

Sunday could be a temptation. :?:


ohhh erm... turns out Sunday is less good for me unless I can guarantee getting back home by say 11:30am..... that would mean a stupid early start....
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby baudman » Thu 10 May 2018, 4:24 pm

Cough cough

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Canuck » Thu 10 May 2018, 4:34 pm

baudman wrote:Cough cough

Dude, read my mind. But my MTB is sssoooooout of use needs major rehaul. Was just going to quietly nudge LovinDirt about a ride....

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Fri 11 May 2018, 9:01 am

Was mulling over it myself :D
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Claude Cat » Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10:07 am

This weekend looks the goods if you're after low level snow. :D

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby mtb101 » Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11:05 am

I rode up there on Monday, gate officially closes today another cyclist told me. Looks like the donna dirt section has had a grader over it (less potholes and ruts), aqauduct was usual wet but beautiful to ride on with pine litter offering a comfy surface. also don road dirt section has been graded but was a nice soggy surface to push through.

descent was the usual ... bloody cold.
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11:10 am

Good to hear the report. Saw a few photos popping up on the interwebs of people making the trip.

Hoping for a bit of snow before the next Lil' Snuffy arrives

*fingers crossed*
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