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Roadtrains

Discussion in 'Multimedia' at netrider.net.au started by Highett, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. #1 Highett, Feb 27, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
    A couple of clips from a recent ride Rockhampton to Banana via Duaringa
    Left click the pic for the video

    Oncoming Roadtrain 1
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    Oncoming Roadtrain 2

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    Roadtrain from behind
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    Overtaking Roadtrain
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  2. Living in Rockhampton, I do this route fairly regularly. You get used to the road trains. I move to the left when they pass as the turbulence can be severe. When overtaking, you need to be aware how long they are as some can be triples and also how fast they are going as it is not unusual for them to be sitting at 110 kph. Easy for medium to large bikes, but tricky on a 250cc. Also sitting behind them can be an interesting ride as turbulence from their wake can make for a wobbly ride.
     
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  3. i've seen some massive behemoths out west I recall seeing a 5 trailer cattle truck when i was younger, lets say that the family stopped for a billy tea and let it go over the horizon....
     
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