Running in the GS. Dungog district Australia.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DrunkWombat, May 3, 2011.

  1. DrunkWombat

    DrunkWombat GS and Proud

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    Gidday,

    Me and the new GS are getting along well. Just about ready for the first 1000km service. Here are a few pics from around the district where I've been riding.

    Firstly, A map of where I live.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...1994,151.75827&spn=0.624963,1.234589&t=h&z=10

    The Wootton Way. Approx 20km of very windy road that used to be the national highway between Sydney and Brisbane. Bypassed a couple of years ago and now abandoned...unpoliced... and perfect.

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    And Rawdon Vale Road near Gloucester. A personal favourite. Only about 45 mins from home.

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    It was Easter, and a lot of people were camping.

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    And on to coffee in Gloucester, where one is never the only one on a bike. A couple of Rhinos parked next to my "little" GS.

    And a few days later, I was up at Chichester Dam. My in laws have a camping ground and 150 hectares about 600m downstream of this dam. Lovely part of the world.

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    And here we are, heading up to Salisbury (the banjo music stops after the first 20km...then the drums start)

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    Decisions, decisions... Chichester State Forest or Barrington Tops National Park?

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    State Forest it is.

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    On the edge of the road you can see the evil orange wet clay. About the only thing that has upset the GS so far.

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    Can you see the bike?

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    More jungle

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    The mark of the GS

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    Back in more open country.

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    But the banjos are still playing...

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    About 200m of fence decorated with old shoes...you work it out.

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    And so, home for lunch. Via Salisbury Gap Road. Another personal favourite.

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    So there you have it. A little taste of my part of the world.

    DW
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  2. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    Beautiful RR. Makes me want to go and ride again:clap
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  3. holmesie

    holmesie I like stuff...

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    A nice part of the world it looks to be too :thumb
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  4. makad

    makad P/T Shed Dwelling Hermit

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    Does the missus know about this affair your having?
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  5. DrunkWombat

    DrunkWombat GS and Proud

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    Oh yes. She still cranky. Cost me an outdoor setting, two new mattresses and half an acre of pot plants so far. This is why BMWs are so expensive.
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  6. Silky

    Silky Awaiting Baby...

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    Looks awesome

    Thinking about heading up there next weekend for a ride. Can you recommend a good camping spot for a Friday night? Needs to be accessible by bitumen for my mate on a road bike...
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  7. DrunkWombat

    DrunkWombat GS and Proud

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    Try my in Laws camp ground

    http://www.barringtons.com.au/ferndale/

    Ian and Elenor will look after you. There is about 1km of easy dirt in their drive way. The turn off is just before the dam.

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&....320214,151.723938&spn=0.208315,0.307274&z=12

    Give them a ring on:

    0249959239

    DW
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  8. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    Reminds me, i'm overdue for a barringtons day ride.:wings
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