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Discussion in 'Rides and Events - Clubs and Groups' started by Murdo, Dec 1, 2017.
Hehehe, "cutting edge" I see what you did there.
Out today on the MC-14 with a few friends for a 120Km ride.
MC-14 and a silver/black CB72 on right.
Been wandering again.
Left early (dark O'clock) to attend a bike club get together at Rylstone, NSW. Stayed the night in the Globe hotel and I had heard some Hardly Dangerous's come in late, and next morning when I opened the shed I found they had invaded my space and crowded me in.
A brief discussion at the breakfast table resulted in them moving one so I could get out and be on my way to Bathurst for a couple of laps of the circuit (as you do when in Bathurst) and a visit to the motorsport museum.
I was standing on the hill watching that white XS1100 win the Castrol Six Hour races in 1978.
And for those of you who like their bikes green.
Many more things to see there but I wanted to get back on the road to a special bookshop in Canowindra. After finding the book I wanted and a counter lunch I went on to Wellington for the night. Next day through some back roads to Coonabarabran to check out the Siding Springs observatory and the Warrambungle National park.
Next morning I met up with a couple of fellow riders for a run to Coonamble (got a little damp on the way too), Walgett and to Lightening Ridge to have a look at the pretty rocks.
Back on the bike to Bourke to check on the Darling river and a night at the Kidman Camp accommodation.
Saturday saw me headed home, battling the cross wind nearly all the way home. With the drought in its fifth year on the western plains there is just no grass to hold the dust down and the wind was blowing up big clouds of it. At one point towards Brewarrina the dust was so thick it was hard to see from one guide post to the next.
Stopped for a stretch at Gin's Leap near Boggabri. This hill was used in the 1950's movie 'Jedda' where the young aboriginal girl jumped to her death.
Made it home late afternoon and just rolled the very dirty bike into the shed, 7 days and 2250Km later.
Out with my XL again to help another member with his XL. Took the back dirt roads to Manilla, across to Somerton on the Klori stock route, and back to town past where I grew up.
Half way down the stock route.
Quite a lot of smoke across the valley from the fires further North.
Stopped to visit some rellies.
The old house (built in 1928) still standing. We left here in 1989 to move to another property 5Km away.
I helped my Dad make this mailbox in 1970 during a flood. Glad it is still being used (but has lost it's lid).
The local church has taken on a slight lean to the west since the farmer has taken the hay out of it. Been a long time since anybody has been kneeling in there, but I do remember one night in 1977 when ..... Better stop there.
A 183Km for the day and XL didn't miss a beat.
Congrats for all your trips, Murdo!
Packed a few things for the weekend and off Thursday morning. Travelled down the Gwydir highway to Grafton and had a great run with very little traffic and cool temps.
Into the furnace at Grafton, but the Jacaranda trees look nice at this time of year.
Stopped for a rest beside the Clarence River. Hard to accept how much water is running into the ocean when we are in such a bad drought at home.
Crossed the river on the ferry and on to the coast.
A couple of nights with my daughter and kids and Saturday left for a Bike club gathering at Inverell. Had a good run up the Bruxner Highway to Tenterfield and followed a few back roads to Inverell. Dinner at the RSL club and a good nights sleep.
On the road home early so I could watch the Moto GP. 1170Km for the weekend and the CF is still powering along.
Out with the Tamworth VJMC coffee crew today. Must be nice having a group of like-minded people to go and have a coffee and then a decent country ride every week. Plenty of nice bikes and great scenery along the way. Fires in the mountains, so a bit hazey around our lunchtime stop (Bendemere). The little ZZR250 (green bike) was my weapon of choice for the day. Swapped with the MC-14 half way back to Tamworth and enjoyed that immensely.