The bikes were trailered to Gloucester for a 9am meeting and Gav rode. Everyone was there at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:time Hour="8" Minute="30">8.30am</st1:time> so we had a latte and left for the departure point. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> Base camp where we left the trailers <o></o> <o></o> Bowman Farm Rd Jeffro <o></o> GavB <o></o> <o></o> <o></o> Through Goucester and out to Bundook and then north. <o></o> <o></o> <o></o> Lots of great dirt road, twin trail and wide single. <o></o> <o></o> <o></o> I hit a wallaby with the result being bike and ride ok but the wallaby was beyond repair so was, unfortunately, dispatched. <o></o> Just out of the forrest near Comboyne Jeffros bike started playing up and we found a problem with the battery but it ran ok once we jump started it again. Looking for a replacement battery, it was off to Wauchope on the slim chance Mud N Tar was open. No luck there but Jeffros bike was running fine and starting so back to the forrest we went. <o></o> <o></o> It was a nice day for it though <o></o> Gav <o></o> <o></o> Holliday traffic was pretty bad. We had this caravan in front of us holding up traffic flow until we got to a creek crossing. <o></o> <o></o> These blokes were following me <o></o> Tryhard through the caravan creek crossing<o></o> <o></o> More top trails and we came out here <o></o> Jeffro <o></o> <o></o> There were nice dirt roads and another creek crossing, which I wasnt too keen on as it was getting late in the day. <o></o> What lay ahead <o></o> Trepidation?<o></o> <o></o> <o></o> A walk revealed largish river rocks, a broken concrete causeway, missing sections and the flow was pretty fast. After the words we wouldnt be men if we didnt, Gav took the plunge, not literally, crossing first and everyone followed with varying success. <o></o> Shortly after my bike developed an oil leak. It was getting on in the day so instead of going for fuel we made the priorities beer, food, accommodation and headed to Taylors Arms pub for the last pizza about <st1:time Hour="19" Minute="0">7pm</st1:time>. <o></o> Gav and his flies eyes, lucky the photos blurry <o></o> Gav <o></o> <o></o> Being the only ones in the accommodation we had a bathroom each and at $25 a head is great value. <o></o> The next morning the output shaft seal on my bike was repaired as best we could to stop the oil leak. <o></o> No fuel in the morning threw a spanner in the works as far as the planned route was concerned. A reroute was mapped and Tryhard and myself had nice morning blast into Macksville for fuel (and a latte, but dont tell anyone). We were back by <st1:time Hour="8" Minute="0">8am</st1:time>, fuelled the other bikes and set off to Willawarrin for fuel and breky. <o></o> Taylors Arm pub <o></o> Good roads, nice weather to Willawarrin <o></o> <o></o> Detoured around the creek crossing this time <o></o> GavB <o></o> Not this way <o></o> This way <o></o> Brings you up here <o></o> and down here <o></o> <o></o> <o></o> <o></o> The DR sprung a leak again so were picking up oil where we could. <o></o> At Elands we stopped at the café an had a chat to some blokes on XR650 who were getting racks to do more adv riding and camping, had a quick latte and took off. <o></o> Tar to town <o></o> <o></o> Got into Gloucester where Gav and Tryhard took off for home and Jeffro and myself went back to the trailers and home. <o></o> Luckily Tryhard had his plastic poncho on the last half of the day which kept the rain off us but not off him if it had <o></o> <o></o> About 750km for the two days. Thanks to Jeffro, GavB and Tryhard for sharing the good company and great riding.