Central Coast NSW group rides!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by SteadyStare, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    This thread will serve as a way to join up with other ADV riders for group rides and ADV related events. Anyone can schedule a ride or event! Check the last post for the latest happenings on the Central Coast NSW.

    Original post:
    I'm a new resident of the central coast, and Australia for that matter, looking for anyone that enjoys throwing overweight ADV bikes around in the woods. I'm buying a bike this weekend and it will probably take me a few days to get everything set up, but after that I'm headed out to play in the bush.

    If there's anyone who wouldn't mind letting a foreigner tag along to learn some of the local trails, I'll buy the beer at the end of the day.
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  2. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    Mate if you're offer8ng the beers you're going to have everyone in the country wanting to take you along. :)
    Enjoy
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  3. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    Haha, that's why I love this country. People have their priorities straight here.
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  4. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    Hello and welcome,

    There are a few of us here from the Central Coast. From here you have easy access to the bush and good trails to explore.

    Once you get your bearings it's easy to branch out and explore further North or West. I often do a 2 or 3 day ride from Gosford into the Blue Mountains, mostly dirt and about 1000K's return.

    What bike are you getting and what is your experience/skill level?

    Sean


    *Edit: Never mind... I just online stalked you and you have made a fine choice. Hopefully I'll get some free time soon and can show you around.
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  5. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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  6. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    It's hard to rate myself because I'm pretty sure anyone who's ever been asked that will rate themselves 7/10 haha. That being said, I've got 20+ years of off road riding experience and about the last 5 years of that has been on ADV bikes. I just sold my KTM 1190R a few months ago and I'm picking up a new 790R this weekend.

    My schedule is very flexible for the next few weeks so let me know. Unfortunately all my camping gear had to get left behind so I'm starting from scratch again. I'll have the bike this weekend so I'm good for day trips or credit card camping at the nearest hotel until I get my kit together.
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  7. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    G'day mate, welcome.
    I'm at the Northern end of the Central Coast, happy to meet up for a ride sometime.
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  8. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    Just go up to Jerry's cafe at Kulnura, lots of bush bathers call in there, just ask if you can join them
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  9. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    The best burgers and the chips not too shabby. Always a port of call on our way to shitney
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  10. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    Thanks everyone. I'm excited to get the bike home and get it set up. I'll report back here when I'm ready to get out.
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  11. BarKerKTM

    BarKerKTM Adventurer

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    Better get your camping gear sorted... I am up at Newcastle.. Also got an overweight ADV bike..
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  12. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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  13. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Looks like a tough way to take in the local scenery.
    Gimme a bell if youre looking for a bit of company, I'm heading out tomorrow for a localish loop. Mostly dirt, nothing to strenuous.
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  14. SteadyStare

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    Looking like I'm gonna go ride on Monday. Not sure where yet, just searching for some light dirt action. If anyone wants to join me, let me know.
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  15. chris dirt

    chris dirt n00b

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    I'm on the Southern Central coast down near Ettalong, always up for a ride. Have a Yamaha 660 Tenere (waiting on the new T7 to arrive) love day trips and the odd rally.
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  16. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Well just noticed the helmet and was going to say " and a matching helmet too" and realised I have the exact same helmet:-)
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  17. LivingdeadCamo

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  18. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    I'm down in Ettalong too. Let me know when you want to ride!
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  19. SteadyStare

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  20. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    Anyone have any recommendations for some good dirt tracks down here near Ettalong/Gosford? I kept running into gates and private property today.
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