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Gotawee 01-22-2013 10:36 AM

Went on a trip Christmas 2012
 
On the 22nd of December Vman and I set off on a ride, Thunderdownunder couldn't make it as he was on call BUMMER.
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Day 1
Brisbane to Scone along the New England Hwy.
Biggest excitement for the day was being caught in a storm at Uralla.
We sheltered in an old disused servo till it blew over.
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Day 2
Scone to Yass along Bylong Valley Way (#124 HMA) and then to Bathurst for the mandatory hot lap at 60km/h.
Then onto Yass via Frogmore Road (#130 HMA) and arrived at Yass just as a doosy storm set in for the night.

Bylong Valley

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Frogmore

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Bathurst

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Approaching the storm

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Day 3
Yass to Jindabyne
From Yass we took the Wee Jasper Road to Tumut (#37 HMA) then followed the superb Snowy Mountains Hwy to Jindabyne.

On way to Wee Jasper
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Wee Jasper

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Wee Jasper Bridge Goodradigbee River

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Heading into the Snowy's

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Days 4 (Christmas Day) and 5 (Boxing Day)
Exploring the Snowy Mountains and will definitely be going back next year.
We even saw SNOW on top of the mountains on Christmas Day.


Dead Horse Gap Christmas morning

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Kiandra
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The road from Khancoban to Kiandra
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View from Cabramurra Australia's Highest Town
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Charlotte Pass
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Still some snow left on the mountain tops at Charlotte Pass
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The road to Charlotte Pass
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Day 6
Jindabyne to Jenolan Caves via the Monaro Hwy and then onto the Oberon to Goulburn Rd (#28 HMA)

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Day 7
Exploring Jenolan Caves can honestly say been there done that won't go again , should have stayed longer in the Snowy's.

The platypus at Jenolan Caves Blue Lake
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Day 8
Jenolan Caves to Katoomba
This is where we made 2 fatal errors.
The first was we went to Penrith to look for a helmet for Vman on the advice of a couple of fellow bikers we met at breakfast at Katoomba.
A round trip of approximately 80km took a ridiculous 3.5hrs.
On advice from another biker we met at Jenolan we went to Scenic World at Katoomba. This was a day spent queuing to get onto the skyrail, cable car and train this was another day we could have spent in the Snowy's.

Deluxe Hot Chocolate
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The Three Sisters
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Waterfall from skyrail

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Day 9
Held up in Blackheath as Gotawee picked up a wog and it wasn't the tall, dark, and handsome type.

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Day 10
Blackheath to Gloucester
From Blackheath we took the Bells Line of Road (#16 HMA) and then onto The Putty Road (#31 HMA).
Then we went from Singleton to Bucketts Way (#18 HMA) via Dungog great road, ruff in spots scenery and corners made up for it.
Bucketts Way to Gloucester for the night
The Gloucester Inn next to the Country Club was good value and a massive breakfast and pool to escape the dreaded heat 39C

Carson's Lookout
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Day 11 (New Years Day)
Gloucester to Coffs Harbour via Thunderbolts Way (#35 HMA) to Walcha.
Walcha to Port Macquarie along the road of a thousand bends the Oxley Hwy (#30 HMA).
Found somewhere air conditioned for lunch at PM as the temp had got to 40C.

Artwork at Walcha
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Lions Lookout
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Aspley Falls
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Day 12
Coffs to Home
Left Coffs and rode on the back roads to Grafton then ran up the Summerland Way to the Lions road. On the Lions road we stopped at Running Creek for a much needed swim as the temp still at 40C.

The Lions Road
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Sparkles hit 24001km's at Beaudesert.
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Then unfortunately it was all over way to soon and we were home again.
Back to work tomorrow while Vman the Bastard has 3 months off and is going to S.A and maybe W.A before we set off again for the Tassie Gathering 2013.
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We covered approximately 4500km's during this trip.


I've also had a go at some video stuff as we got a camera before the trip.
The editing gets better as I go, still learning :D

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Cheers Gotawee

Mr_Gone 01-22-2013 10:58 AM

:clap :clap :clap

Great ride report.
Great photos, too!

philth 01-22-2013 03:53 PM

good stuff!

Gotawee 01-24-2013 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr_Gone (Post 20549184)
:clap :clap :clap

Great ride report.
Great photos, too!

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Originally Posted by philth (Post 20551250)
good stuff!


Thanks Guys,
It was a great trip looking forward to doing it again, including some different roads next time.

Cheers Gotawee

toy4fun 01-24-2013 04:30 AM

Great ride, Why are you driving on the wrong side of the road mate?:lol3

zadok 01-24-2013 02:05 PM

Magnificent ride.:clap You went on some great roads and through some spectacular scenery. Nice one.:D

Gotawee 01-25-2013 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by toy4fun (Post 20562823)
Great ride, Why are you driving on the wrong side of the road mate?:lol3

I am, where ??? :confused

Saralou 01-25-2013 09:32 AM

Great Blog
 
Nice Ride Report. You have some nice pics! The hot chocolate alone looks worth the trip.

Sara

Gotawee 01-31-2013 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Saralou (Post 20572201)
Nice Ride Report. You have some nice pics! The hot chocolate alone looks worth the trip.

Sara

Thanks Sara
It was rather enjoyable and the biggest hot chocolate I have ever seen

Cheers Ang


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