do not enter----eastern australia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by mattherat, May 9, 2012.

  1. mattherat

    mattherat it was like that when i got here

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    I did this 2 day ride last thursday and friday.

    I went from sydney to bathurst via the blue mountains on the 1st day

    stopped overnight in bathurst then on to" hill end " via the bridle track,

    from there i went to sofala, then capertee, lithgow and back to sydney,

    all up about 800 kms



    1st stop was katoomba to have a look at the 3 sisters,

    a famous tourist destination


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    next stop was hartley, an historic village not to far away



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    back soon :deal
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  2. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Hey! Watch this.

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    Great pics! Amazing stuff.
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  3. mattherat

    mattherat it was like that when i got here

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    2 more pics from hartley



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    next stop was lake lyall near lithgow whi met a big red trike :eek1



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    back soon :deal
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  4. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    So you can get through on the bridle track on a bike?
    Cheers
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  5. mattherat

    mattherat it was like that when i got here

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    from lake lyall i went west via tarana,

    never been here before, nice road plenty of bends :lol3


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    stopped at flat rock camping area for a quick look.

    fire wood is stored in these big drums with a

    combination lock . i suppose you have to pay to

    get the combination.


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    I got to bathurst about 4 pm and booked into a motel

    then headed out to mt panorama race track to do a couple

    of slow laps [speed limit 60kms] :cry

    this is one of the worlds great race tracks here's some pics

    supply your own soundtrack :lol3

    heres mine bbbrrraaapppp!!!!! bbbbrrrrrrrrmmmmm!!!! rrrriiiinnnngggggaaaa

    dddddiiiinnnngggg!!!! :wink::wink:



    the start line


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    mountain straight


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    the cutting



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    skyline


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    the dipper


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    the esses


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    conrod straight

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    pit straight and thats one lap :lol3


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    i,ll be back :deal
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  6. mattherat

    mattherat it was like that when i got here

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    the next morning i'm up early and headed for the bridle track


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    winburndale rivulet coming up



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    now i know i'm on the right road



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    macquarie river



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    holy crap :eek1 i wasn't expecting anything this bad

    the last time i did this road in a 4wd about 10 years ago

    it was an easy sunday drive :deal



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    ok i'll take the detour



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    the scene from the other side


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    another pic of the detour


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  7. mattherat

    mattherat it was like that when i got here

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    up the road a bit


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    i'm high above the river now, i'ts a long way down and

    very steep, almost vertical :eek1

    i stop here to assess the situation :deal



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    this is getting to be a little freaky, and it aint over yet, well maybe the worst of it



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    further up the road i had to cross the turon river , no pics, as i was more

    concerned about getting across than wasting time taking pics.

    after a while of long up hill riding i finally made hill end and had

    a quick beer at the pub :wink:

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    this place was a classic boom town back in the 1850's

    gold was the reason . there is a tourist mine not to far away



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    these two never made it out :lol3


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  8. mattherat

    mattherat it was like that when i got here

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    i'm now on the way to sofala, popular stopping point for bikes

    its a hive of actiity on weekends

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    while i was here about 10 bikes went past a couple of guzzis some nortons

    two bmw's and a couple of harley's followed by a 4wd towing an

    empty trailer ; i wonder what that was for :wink:



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    two pics of sofala


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    from sofala i went to lithgow and checked out the zig zag tourist

    railway. havent seen this train before


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    from here its a couple of hours to home

    i made it just before dark

    hope you like the report :wink:
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  9. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    Nice one, :clap Thanks for showing a beautiful part of the world
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