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Discussion in 'Australia' started by RowBust, Sep 20, 2019.
Sunday is looking cooler, so I wAs thinking of doing something.
You do guinea pig on sundays?
What about this Sunday?
What have you got in mind
Looks like my attempt to fit into the weekend rides hasn't worked. Sunday just got filled, but free Monday Tuesday. Might do an overnighter
Forests are all closed, fires everywhere
Stay safe up there. Fingers crossed you blokes are ok.
I am currently at McDonald’s at Port Macquarie donut while the firies get one under control which has turned due to the strong southerly change.
About 1am we decided to go as the fire front was about 200 metres away from our home on the other side of our only exit. Our property should be ok as the wind has stayed from the south and south west. If it had swung from the east it would have been a worry. Hopefully we can get back in in an hour or so as I think the front will have passed and be into areas it was burning a couple of days ago.
One corner of our property got scorched early yesterday morning as the fire was moving south west so after tonight we should be all good.
Just in from the firies is no homes lost and should be able to get back in in a couple of hours.
It’s a shit feeling driving towards what you hope is still your home, been there twice @Portly, you did the right thing getting the hell out - in those conditions it’d be like trying to stop a runaway train by throwing a tennis ball at it. Hope all is well with everyone up that way, it looks bad.
Pretty bloody scary
Back home now.
Our area did ok as there were heaps of firies on the ground and they were able to get around buildings and properties and the wind direction stayed constant but south of Taree copped it with an unknown amount of loss at this stage and that one hasn’t finished with it’s destruction yet.
Also property loss to the west of us near Bellangry.
Rode over Barrington Tops today. Smoke in the distance. Home via Titaatee Creek. You could see the smoke billowing from Hillville and Forster. Scary stuff. Hope all OK.
In for a break and some mind relief from these fires.
I don't think anywhere is safe until the fire has gone through the area. Preparing and waiting here for what I think is the inevitable this summer.
At least the bikes have found a temporary home to be safe.
Stay safe and keep well informed everyone,
If you like in or near the bush have a solid bushfire survival plan, and be ready to use it.
it’s going to be a long ass summer,
I can tell you there is a very dedicated team working round the clock, trying to put these red steers back in there paddocks!!
I reckon we could plan A Mid Coast Meet n Greet ride the second week after rain we’ll have plenty of time to plan,,
again stay safe,
I will come for a ride when I get things back to normal here. I am at Willawarrin. Just out of or what's left of it.
Glad to hear you're safe Mick. Keep in touch.
All safe here now Joe thanks . Lots far worse off than us.
The magic sound of rain on the roof after this war zone. The stink of water on the fires smells like roses to me now.
After 3 weeks of threats and almost losing the house last Tuesday to a grass flare up whilst I was in town to buy food, I'm almost able to have a full night's sleep without the 2 hourly patrols.
Amidst all the unpacked boxes and bags the bikes came home and I'm hoping the battery is alive for a ride monday so I can remember how to smile
I'm in Coffs and always up for a day trip or an overnight pub ride.
I go for an easy day ride on the back roads out Dorrigo / Ulong / Glenreagh way just for fun once or twice a week anyway. Happy to have some company or talk to others about trips further afield. Happy with twisty tarmac, fire trails or easy single track.