Gravel Ride, NSW, Australia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Steve_C, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Steve_C

    Steve_C Been here awhile

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    Had a great weekend ride. Started in Beaudesert - met up with 4 blokes from BNE to guide them around some of the beautiful state forests and national parks around here and northern NSW. A 400 km loop with plenty of gravel, dirt, and 4WD tracks, rainforest, lakes, waterfalls, river crossings etc. Got cold camping out but both Sat & Sun were beautiful blue skies.

    There were 2 Kwaka KLR650s, a Yamaha Tenere and a BMW 1150GS, and my VStrom 650.

    Maroon Dam, out the back of Rathdowney
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    Heading toward Queen Mary Falls
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    Teaching my Strom to swim
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    Campsite, Paddys Flat, Clarence River. Early morning, the mist still in the valley.
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    By the Murray Scrub Lookout in Toonumbar National Park
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  2. GB

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  3. KiwiKev

    KiwiKev Adventurer

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    Good report Steve.......
    would of liked to of joined you.... back in NZ for a few months.
    Any more pics??
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  4. Steve_C

    Steve_C Been here awhile

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    G'day Kev. Good to hear from you. Will you be back for the Dung Beetles meetup in October (on Gold Coast)?

    Couple more photos on FaceBook, click HERE
    and one of the guys has put a clip on YouTube HERE.

    Cheers
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  5. Hardhead

    Hardhead Long timer

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    Great work on the RR, photos and vid.
    Its great through that area

    Cheers
    Rob
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  6. narcosis

    narcosis GS800

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    Nice photos...
    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers
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  7. Witness

    Witness Me

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    Great pics, it's nice to see another part of the world, thanks
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  8. KiwiKev

    KiwiKev Adventurer

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    Hi Steve.. bought a Yamy TDM.. like it.. sort of setting it up for a bit of ADV riding....was in a gas station a few months ago,, and dropped the darn thing. left hand peg went into my foot.. didnt worry to much about it until i got back to NZ... 3 broken bones.. and my leg in a cast for 8 weeks.
    should be back in OZ around sept.will catch up.
    keen to get out and do a bit of riding
    Cheers Kev
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  9. Indie-tas

    Indie-tas Adventurer

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    Hey Steve,

    Nice pics, the vid was a good watch too.:freaky

    Looks like you all had a blast.
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