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6 day tour

Postby Freddy » 30 Sep 2019, 23:23

Heading of Thursday for a 6 day trip around the state with 4 other riders from our Meetup ride group. Trip will be around 3000 kilometers covering many of the classic roads.

Weather at this stage looks good, but as a lot of the trip is through the mountains anything can happen. As this trip goes over a holiday period, we have to be extra wary of the 'safety marshals' because out state has 'double demerit points' during these periods. Not that we ever speed or anything, but sometimes attention wanders :lol:

Not the greatest photo taker, but at least one person on the ride is. So I'll post up a few pics when I get back.
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby dcf750 » 01 Oct 2019, 10:53

Good luck on the tour Freddy. :P Will look forward to seeing the pictures. It is raining where I live in the UK this week so no chance of any riding. :(
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby Ivor » 03 Oct 2019, 22:50

yeh wet couple of weeks for us in Blighty..., have a safe trip and look forward to the photos :D
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby David Richard » 04 Oct 2019, 18:49

from what ive seen on tv its the kangaroos and cows that might jump out on top of you that would worry me ,keep a look out for a rare breed of zephyr ,have a good one ,david
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby Swampy » 05 Oct 2019, 10:34

Hope that its going well Freddy.... Looking forward to the picture :D
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby Freddy » 08 Oct 2019, 11:22

Some pictures from the trip. Bike went well, no issues. That's me in the pic below, second from the left.

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Last picture is an example of the bush fires that have ravaged massive areas due to one of the worst droughts on record West of the ranges. The kangaroos were a problem as they come out to the road side where there is some feed. Saw one car parked up totally destroyed from hitting a roo.
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby dcf750 » 08 Oct 2019, 13:02

Glad you had a great time and safe trip Freddy. Mountain scenery looks good.
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby Swampy » 09 Oct 2019, 10:11

It looks bloody nice there Freddy, nice and clean and respected..... interesting bit about the kangaroos thou, writing off the cars, well they are big and solid :o
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby Freddy » 09 Oct 2019, 13:03

Swampy wrote:It looks bloody nice there Freddy, nice and clean and respected..... interesting bit about the kangaroos thou, writing off the cars, well they are big and solid :o


Second day, arrive just on dusk at Glen Innes (about 3 hours ride inland from the coast). Prime roo time, kangaroos everywhere in the mountains just behind the town. On the road, side of the road, lots of dead ones.

Owner of the hotel where we are staying asks me, without me even mentioning all the roos on the road, "did you tuck in behind a car coming over the mountain, or just roll-the-dice'. Clearly a well know road hazard.

Not exaggerating, in certain areas there would have been a dead kangaroo on the side of the road every 30? meters for hundreds of kilometers at a time. The drought pushes them to graze beside the road as the paddocks are just dust bowels. A roo is not smart like a cow which will just stand on the side of the road as you pass. A roo will stand dead still looking straight at the approaching vehicle, doing nothing till the vehicle is only a few meters away. Then jump, and 90% of the time onto the road into the vehicle.
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Re: 6 day tour

Postby David Richard » 09 Oct 2019, 20:00

hi fredy that would age any person on two wheels ,what you need a kenworth scania with bull bars i wont complain about phesants or the odd dear that pulls that stunt ,david
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