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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-07-04, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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galston gorge times

ok, we have all done it.... timed urself on these roads, I did the gorge 5 yrs ago in my supercharged mini cooper in 7 mins end to end. also did berowra old toll gates to gosford exit in a 340 six pac charger in 9 min flat.
i was young, dumb and full of cum....back then

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Ahh Galston Gorge - its a bit too tight and steep to really go too fast, Springwood Rd is a better proposition.

That being said myself and two mates are off to do "the george" today:

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Will let you know how it went...

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as this is a public forum, do you think its wise to discuss illegal activities ie speeding on here ?

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Guys its not worth it, Im in one of the Rural Fire Service brigades which works in the Gorge, heaps of people have come unstuck downthere.

Oh and FYI, response time for the Fire Brigade to the bottom of the Gorge is about 12 (Galston side) - 20 (Hornsby side) minutes after we get the trucks running, so - if your trapped in an accident down the bottom, your in a world of trouble.

Salvage Rescue is based at either Berowa, Castle Hill or St Ives, so ad another 10 minutes for their response.

And paramedics won't perform CPR on anyone trapped in a car either - and obviously, there are also difficulties associated with stemming internal bleeding etc, they can only do a limited amount of work on trapped people.
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Will let you know how it went...
Should I get the truck ready ?
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Street racing (even just for times) is illegal and stupid. Certainly not something that Ford Forums would want to be associated with. This is a PUBLIC forum you know?


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I agree, street racing is stupid and its also illegal. People who street race are the ones who give automotive enthusiasts a bad name. Don't do it.

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i know its stupid, thats why i did these when i was 19, everyone no mater how smart u are has done something silly once, I was just checkn old skool notes, some of the stories i hear from 1970s and 80's , man u really got away with alot back then.
these day i stay close to speed limit, usual 120 on freeway down to goldcoast.

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Should I get the truck ready ?
When the hell did I say we were "street racing" or even speeding. I simply stated myself and two mates were taking our bikes down the gorge today. I believe I even said:

QUOTE: "Ahhn the Gorge - its a bit too tight and steep to really go too fast, Springwood Rd is a better proposition."

You dont need too speed on a bike to have fun, you just need to find some nice twisties.

How did we go? Well it was fun but damn those curves are tight.

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going downhill fast .. thread closed.
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