5 Mate's, 10 Day's, 4571 Km's, Newcastle to Birdsville & back

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by creedyflyr, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson SlowRobo

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    Great Vid, Shirl is getting a reputation .....

    Funny place Thargo, you mentioned the Toyota Servo, you might recall there were two bowsers there, On my recent trip through, One was out of order and the other stopped after delivering 23 cents worth of petrol. I was advised that the SUN affects the operation , it was 3.30 in the afternoon & in direct sunlight, So we hugged, kissed and caressed that bloody bowser till it finally produced enough fuel to fill my old girl.

    Yep, funny place, even the Police station has a "relationship" with motorcycles.

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  2. muztt500

    muztt500 Adventurer

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    keep the report's coming there Creedy...love the pics.
    and are you a professional picture man???:rofl:rofl:rofl
    seems to me that's what we'll have to classify you as from now on.

    cheers muz
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  3. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    Ha, Nice one, Ive had that song stuck in My Head all arvo!

    Thanks for all the positive comments on the Photo's, they were all taken on a shitty old el cheapo Fuji Finepix Camera. I might have to upgrade to a proper DSLR soon.
    Here are some more random pics to appease the pic hungry Mob.

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    We knew when there would be shade & water by the Birds.
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    The Mothership
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    I think this might be Toompine
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    Creedy.
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  4. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    I remember Surly 'i'm a bitch' Shirley, on the way back from the Birdsville Races this year we dropped in for a feed and a few ales. She was overwhelmed by the travellers wanting food, so I offered to duck into the kitchen to give her a hand.
    The offer was rudely rejected and the poor backpacker barmaid was copping an earful!

    Some people should never own a business

    I seem to remember the publican at Eulo had the same attitude
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  5. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    Well I've finally got some motivation back to finish this thread off after I typed out the last 2 Days then lost it by hitting the wrong button. I had the shits after all that typing for nothing so I gave it a rest for a while & concentrated on Editing the hours & hours of Gopro Footage from the 3 Camera's.

    Day 9: 680.5 Km's covered
    The last 2 Days were pretty much just racking up the K's so nothing really amazing to talk about. From Hungerford we headed down the Dowling track which was full of the same corrugations & rocks that we had become used to but we had to savour the Dirt as it was going to be all Tar from Bourke onwards. The stretch from here to Nyngan was pretty boring as the road does not have one single bend in 128kms of Black stuff.
    We stopped for the night at Dunedoo where once again we were looked after by the Publican who was happy to give us a lock up shed to keep the Bikes in while we suffed our faces before crashing out.

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    Day 10: 329.9 Kms covered.
    Our Last Day, we woke to heavy Fog which plagued us for the first half of the Ride Home. At times it was so thick we had to slow right down as the build up of water on the goggles made it hard going for a while but it cleared before Merriwa & we were able to really enjoy the Riding the Golden Hwy is renowned for. As luck would have it, Our run of no Rain came to an end about 1 hr from home & we got wet for the 1st time on the Trip. Soaking wet & stuck in traffic in Maitland, reality soon struck & I could have quite easily turned around & gone straight back.
    I am now hooked on this Adventure Riding stuff & we are already planning out Next Assault.
    WE WILL BE BACK !!

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    Total Kms covered:4571.6

    25/02/2012
    Finally finished the Video & had the Fella's over to watch the Footage. Great things these Gopro's as they capture plenty of memories otherwise forgotten.
    If anyone wants to spend 16 min to watch the Vid, its Here. Probably too long for most people to sit through but it gives a pretty good idea of what its like racking up long K,s in the Aussie Outback.
    Thanks all for following our little Adventure.
    Creedy.

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  6. Tourista

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    Excellent ride report, thanks for sharing your pictures and stories.
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  7. Antz

    Antz Senior member

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    Great read - magic photos, thanks.
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  8. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    Fantastic stuff creedy. Loved that song as well.:clap:freaky
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  9. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    Thoroughly enjoyed the ride report and the vid, thanks for taking the time to share

    Glen
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  10. pugsley

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    Well done mate,not only are your videos cool as,but the pics are terrific as well!
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  11. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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    Awesome! Some top pics in there.
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