Tx for posting all those pics, Gotawee.
I'll add my thank you to Brett & Diana for having us all come and stay. You did an awesome job, guys, with the loo, fire, gazebo, breakfast and arranging dinner with the pub, cleanup etc.
I met up with Howard and Dave over at Chef's place in Tyalgum, on Saturday morning. Then the four us headed into Mebbin State Forest, then over the Border Ranges, stopping at the cafe on Lion's Rd. Only there 2 minutes and who's this on a white Strom? It was rabbitoh64 come to wish me a happy birthday. Tx, Wayne.
Chef & Wayne headed homeward after that, while Dave, Howard and I headed up Toonumbar Forest Rd, down Coxs Rd, and finally Glen Rd/Boomi Creek Rd into the back of Urbenville, pulling up at the Crown. A bus load of Kyogle local lads pulled up on a pub-crawl bucks party. They were already pissed as farts and gathered around the bikes saying witty things about gps's and Draggin jeans and "back when I used to ride" etc. Then another ute-load of yobbos turned up in t-shirts, shorts and thongs. Hang on, it's Chris, RedNeddy and Mustang, coming for supplies, dressed to blend in with the locals. We cleared off out of there for the last few minutes ride to Brett's farm.
When we arrived all hot and dusty, Diana took us to the local creek, but there was no running water, just a suspect looking greenish pool with ominous air bubbles breaking the surface. "That's just turtles," said Diana, "Go on, get in, you'll love it." I was thinking the garden hose would do me, but Howard jumped in, then Dave, so I thought what the hell and did the leap. It was pretty dam good afterall.
Back to the Crown for dinner where Daryl and the team had their hands full with us on top of about 150 others there for an engagement party. VMan had brought along 6 x 4l of Penrite oil which we ran a lottery for, tx VMan (bet your bike was lighter going home). And someone, I suspect Brett and Peter One-off, organised a cake and card for my 50th. Tx, guys, and thanks to all for signing it and the nice birthday wishes.
The mini-bus ride back to the farm was 'interesting' with Daryl narrowly missing a gate post then nearly mowing down the group sitting by the fire.
Sunday morning and the BBQ was sizzling with bacon, sausages and eggs. The odd fly was buzzing around and every now and then you'd see someone double over and cough up their lungs after swallowing a fly.
Mark and Sarah joined us for the ride home, down to Bonalbo then into gravel and mountains via Peacock Creek Rd to Toonumbar Dam and last bit of gravel out to Kyogle. We parted ways there. I ended up doing Mebbin State again on the way home. Went past the turnoff, but the idea of more hard top at 80 km/hr and the probability of cops and tourists did not appeal, so ... did a u-turn and took the shortcut home.
Great wkend away. Good to catch up with everyone again, and no accidents (that I know of).
Attached pic is a montage of Howard, Sarah & Mark, heading into Toonumbar Dam. Dave had raced past before I got the camera out.
Last edited by SuzyVStrom; 12-10-2012 at 01:55 AM.