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post #11 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 02:55 AM
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Well done guys and thanks for the pics Gota
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post #12 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 03:11 AM
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Day 1 continued and the campsite

Mt Warning

We went on that dirt road down there

Martin's clothes line

everyone set up for camping the night

A plane leaving it's mark in the sky

a bird at camp

End of day 1
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post #13 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 03:46 AM
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Awsome guys thanks for sharing ! Wish I could have been there but great to see, pick up my new wee on Saturday catch you all in a few weeks.


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post #14 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 04:05 AM
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Day 2 and other pics can't remember what day

Gino makes Pancakes YUM YUM and Steve does the Coffee

Toonumbar Dam

morning tea here not sure were here is sorry

It was along this track if that's any help

At the Murry Scrub lookout

a crossing somewhere

you can see the track infront in my visor aswell as behind

Martin and Hugh behind me

more greenery and uphill

at a lookout over Mt Lindsey

on the track again

cool tree

Mt Warning

nearly at the end of the dirt road so we stop for a break

This is the view

watch out for cows

nearly done on the dirt

I'll post the video of the bridge crossing when I can work out how.
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post #15 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 05:20 AM
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That would have been an Awesome weekend!!!


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post #16 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 05:53 AM
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Good pics and it looked like fun.

Only one question.. Does anyone know if it was QLD'rs or New South Welshmen who put a concrete barrier across the border????

I did some measurements... at full compression a tool tube will hit the chain guard, a rider on our dirt run to Crookwell this weekend lost his rear chain guard screw this weekend too... hmmm.

If I had to choose between a chain guard and a tool tube, the chain guard is going in the bin. (thats probably an argument for another nit picky thread though)

Might have to ride north that way one day soon

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post #17 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 07:39 AM
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Looks like how i imagined it would be!Thanks for the photos to view everyone.Looks spectacular through there . If able i would like to go on the next ride that way.See you all on the 8th December!

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post #18 of 35 Old 11-26-2012, 02:30 PM
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Thanks to SteveC for organising a bloody great weekend. Had a very enjoyable time as always when in the company of fellow strommers.
The weekend has given me a lot more confidence on dirt and the skills to build on to allow me to do what I wanted to do with the bike. The accident responce training however short was a valuable lesson and hopefully one I will never have to use.
However Steve I dont think you have turned me to the dirt side yet,I think I will still be mainly a black top rider, but the skills will allow me to explore down that dirt road to a lookout,waterfall or whatever.
Now before people jump all over that comment I bought the bike as a tourer because like many here it was value for money,reliable and comfortable. Its the ride that makes it all so enjoyable along with the people you meet not where you ride.
If the swap to the 650 happens it may change my outlook but dont thats not the plan.

And just as a matter of interest Gotawee only managed to take 210 photos over the weekend!!!!

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Great ride and pics. Glad you worked out how to upload them. I still cant get them on from my iphone and await the arrival of my new gopro camera so I can attempt to out do 210 photos.

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Thanks for the report and photos. Looks like you all had a great time. We are so lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world. I did a ride with our Ulysses club along that Murwillumbah to Nerang Rd a couple of months ago and came across a head on crash between a bike and some scooters riders. Two dead a lot hurt. One of our people is an ambulance officer and he stopped to help. The police told him there is always bike accidents on this road. That no doubt explains why the police were out in force on that stretch of road.

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