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Discussion in 'Rides and Events - Clubs and Groups' started by Murdo, Dec 1, 2017.
Only feathered ones these days.
Went for a lunch run with some friends yesterday on the ZZR250. Did an easy 162Km and am impressed at how good the little bike sits on the road. I think that with a bigger screen and some higher bars that I could do some big K's on this bike.
The latest wander involved the CF Moto and a three day wander to the Moto GP at Phillip Island. Went down the Putty road, across the Bell's road to Lithgow and on to Oberon for the night. Next day to Goulburn, Braidwood and down the Brown mountain to Batemans Bay and on to Bermigue for the night. Followed the coast around to Eden where I joined the Prince's Highway to Sale. Next day went to museum at Maffra before heading into Melbourne. Down to P I next morning dodging the rain showers and very cold at the track. Was great to see and hear the Moto 3's flat down the straight.
Left Melbourne Monday morning after what I thought was 'peak hour' but still got in the traffic 'dog fight'. Turned off the highway and went Kyneton, Heathcote, Shepparton to Cobram for the night. Up to Jerilderie, Narrandera, West Wyalong through to Peak Hill where my bum cried enough for the day. Next morning home through Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Gunnedah and home. 8 days on the road and 3,172Km. The CF didn't miss a beat and apart from being covered in insects is ready to go again, but will let my ar*e recover first.
Top of the ranges near Oberon at 1355me.
Mount Blaxland named after the wandering Pom who 'discovered' it.
Crashed Cessna at Mogo (near Batemans Bay) that is set into the ground as a tourist attraction.
Early morning beside the sea at Tathra.
Some bikes in Maffra museum.
1947 Excelsior autocycle (early type of moped).
1997 Honda Dream 50 (twin cylinder AC-15).
1960 Triumph Tiger Cub.
1932 Wolf made in Melbourne from imported parts.
The bike park at the Island. Cost $10.00 to park but they gave you a piece of plywood to put under the stand.
Look what I saw going through Melbourne.
The things you see in parks! Leopard tank from Aussie army in Jerilderie main street.
Good weather most of the way, came close to getting damp around P.I. but sunny and warm for rest.
Went to visit my youngest grandson for his birthday and give him the toys I've been restoring (https://2fiftycc.com/index.php?threads/other-stuff-ive-been-doing-lately.10266/). Packed the CF Moto and off early morning. Few stops on way and arrived for lunch and unwrapping. Couple of days with family and home again. Another 1,000Km added to the speedo.
Smoke from fires from top of Richmond ranges.
I have been using a gell pad on the seat but find that it only helps for a while before my bum gets sore again. It also doesn't breathe and causes a sweaty patch that bought on a rash on the Phillip Island ride. It might be ok with the sheepskin over the top, but didn't find a big improvement on it's own.
Bought this sheep skin from Big W baby department. Lovely and soft and makes a big difference on long hot rides.
Rode my Honda FT500 to Inverell (about 280Km) for the bike rally last weekend. Found a few back roads to play on the way. Motel for night and on rally ride after show next morning. Leasurily ride home in perfect Autumn weather on empty roads. Checked the err 'puddle' (Copeton dam, when full hold five times the volume of Sydney Harbour) on the way.
Stopped at the Myall Creek Massacre memorial (in 1838 stockmen, on the orders of their boss Henry Dangar murdered a tribe of aboriginals. Seven of the men were later hanged for their crimes) and put a red stone on the cairn.
Had a scratch around the Ruby Hill fossicking area but only found stones.
Bingara lookout looking west.
Top of the ranges.
Great weekend away and the 500 putts along at the speed limit nicely.