Went on a trip Christmas 2012

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Gota, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Gota

    Gota Adventurer

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    On the 22nd of December Vman and I set off on a ride, Thunderdownunder couldn't make it as he was on call BUMMER.
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    Day 1
    Brisbane to Scone along the New England Hwy.
    Biggest excitement for the day was being caught in a storm at Uralla.
    We sheltered in an old disused servo till it blew over.
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    Day 2
    Scone to Yass along Bylong Valley Way (#124 HMA) and then to Bathurst for the mandatory hot lap at 60km/h.
    Then onto Yass via Frogmore Road (#130 HMA) and arrived at Yass just as a doosy storm set in for the night.

    Bylong Valley

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    Frogmore

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    Bathurst

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    Approaching the storm

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    Day 3
    Yass to Jindabyne
    From Yass we took the Wee Jasper Road to Tumut (#37 HMA) then followed the superb Snowy Mountains Hwy to Jindabyne.

    On way to Wee Jasper
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    Wee Jasper

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    Wee Jasper Bridge Goodradigbee River

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    Heading into the Snowy's

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    Days 4 (Christmas Day) and 5 (Boxing Day)
    Exploring the Snowy Mountains and will definitely be going back next year.
    We even saw SNOW on top of the mountains on Christmas Day.


    Dead Horse Gap Christmas morning

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    Kiandra
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    The road from Khancoban to Kiandra
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    View from Cabramurra Australia's Highest Town
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    Charlotte Pass
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    Still some snow left on the mountain tops at Charlotte Pass
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    The road to Charlotte Pass
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    Day 6
    Jindabyne to Jenolan Caves via the Monaro Hwy and then onto the Oberon to Goulburn Rd (#28 HMA)

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    Day 7
    Exploring Jenolan Caves can honestly say been there done that won't go again , should have stayed longer in the Snowy's.

    The platypus at Jenolan Caves Blue Lake
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    Day 8
    Jenolan Caves to Katoomba
    This is where we made 2 fatal errors.
    The first was we went to Penrith to look for a helmet for Vman on the advice of a couple of fellow bikers we met at breakfast at Katoomba.
    A round trip of approximately 80km took a ridiculous 3.5hrs.
    On advice from another biker we met at Jenolan we went to Scenic World at Katoomba. This was a day spent queuing to get onto the skyrail, cable car and train this was another day we could have spent in the Snowy's.

    Deluxe Hot Chocolate
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    The Three Sisters
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    Waterfall from skyrail

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    Day 9
    Held up in Blackheath as Gotawee picked up a wog and it wasn't the tall, dark, and handsome type.

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    Day 10
    Blackheath to Gloucester
    From Blackheath we took the Bells Line of Road (#16 HMA) and then onto The Putty Road (#31 HMA).
    Then we went from Singleton to Bucketts Way (#18 HMA) via Dungog great road, ruff in spots scenery and corners made up for it.
    Bucketts Way to Gloucester for the night
    The Gloucester Inn next to the Country Club was good value and a massive breakfast and pool to escape the dreaded heat 39C

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    Day 11 (New Years Day)
    Gloucester to Coffs Harbour via Thunderbolts Way (#35 HMA) to Walcha.
    Walcha to Port Macquarie along the road of a thousand bends the Oxley Hwy (#30 HMA).
    Found somewhere air conditioned for lunch at PM as the temp had got to 40C.

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    Lions Lookout
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    Day 12
    Coffs to Home
    Left Coffs and rode on the back roads to Grafton then ran up the Summerland Way to the Lions road. On the Lions road we stopped at Running Creek for a much needed swim as the temp still at 40C.

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    Sparkles hit 24001km's at Beaudesert.
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    Then unfortunately it was all over way to soon and we were home again.
    Back to work tomorrow while Vman the Bastard has 3 months off and is going to S.A and maybe W.A before we set off again for the Tassie Gathering 2013.
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    We covered approximately 4500km's during this trip.


    I've also had a go at some video stuff as we got a camera before the trip.
    The editing gets better as I go, still learning :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3sSIuLUMuA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yeNXD7PfMQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxmtUSNuG9E



    Cheers Gotawee
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  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Great ride report.
    Great photos, too!
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  3. philth

    philth philth

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    good stuff!
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  4. Gota

    Gota Adventurer

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    Thanks Guys,
    It was a great trip looking forward to doing it again, including some different roads next time.

    Cheers Gotawee
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  5. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    Great ride, Why are you driving on the wrong side of the road mate?:lol3
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  6. zadok

    zadok Been here awhile

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    Magnificent ride.:clap You went on some great roads and through some spectacular scenery. Nice one.:D
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  7. Gota

    Gota Adventurer

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    I am, where ??? :confused
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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Nice Ride Report. You have some nice pics! The hot chocolate alone looks worth the trip.

    Sara
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  9. Gota

    Gota Adventurer

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    Thanks Sara
    It was rather enjoyable and the biggest hot chocolate I have ever seen

    Cheers Ang
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