Newcastle Dual Sport Riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by GS Mick, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Sunny but cold. Only 4 degrees in Coolah Tops. A hot coffee at the lookout was good but a Jack at home was better!
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  2. Thunder Dan

    Thunder Dan I don't like wallabies...

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    Hey Mick,

    I got a few littlies, so don't get out much. But, a few of us are doing the TTT Rally next month. I'm usually a late starter, but last year we did a heap of awesome back roads all the way home on the Sunday. Would be good to catch up down there and hook up for the ride back.

    Last year, one of our Clubman Tourer mates (Looney) led us through Kowmung Crossing trails (Mmmm, contour banks :wink:). We parted near Oberon, then Fogo led us up through some awesome trails and a some tight going through Sunny Corner.


    Cheers,

    Dan. :D
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  3. Quirky

    Quirky Been here awhile

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    A very good weekend it was too! Really wish I could of got leave for this years TTT. Seems like I'm rostered on everytime for this. Very jealous. If ya's get a chance just do it, some great riding to be done.

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  4. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    I'm on the eastern side of lake Mac., out for few weekends with work, but will pm you next time I'm heading out, maybe mid week though.
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  5. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    R U Workin this Friday Muddie ?

    I Could be arm twisted into a half day Jaunt if ya got the day off .
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  6. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    Got the day off Al, but heading down to AdventureMoto to pick up a new pair of boots.
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  7. GS Mick

    GS Mick Adventurer

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    Anyone keen for this weekend. I have to go to work Sat Morning for a few hours but free after that. Even for a short ride.:rofl
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  8. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Keen but promised the old fart I would weld his stock yards.
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  9. Dav080

    Dav080 DRsDR

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    Anyone riding this weekend?
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  10. GS Mick

    GS Mick Adventurer

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    hey davo I will go for a ride if you like. I will PM my number. Give me a call if you want to organise something.
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  11. Dav080

    Dav080 DRsDR

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    Hey Mick, sorry mate just saw your message. I ended up going for a buzz up the back of Scone around Moonan. It was a nice ride nothing too challenging and stopped off at the Linger Longer Inn at Gundy for a beer.

    I'll put your number in my phone for next time.

    Cheers.
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  12. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    The pub is Linga Longa.

    Give me a buzz next time you are heading up the valley. The run to Nundle via Ellerston is a good, not too challenging ride.
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  13. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Thinking of doing Sheepskin Hut ( Commission Rd and Hunter Range trail )from Jerry's Plains on Sunday weather permitting. Probably ride the F8 if anyone interested.
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  14. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    I'll be coming off nightshift :dog:kboom
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  15. Quirky

    Quirky Been here awhile

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    :cry will be at bloody work. Have fun.
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  16. GS Mick

    GS Mick Adventurer

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    I'm keen for a ride.
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  17. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    Weather looks good for sunday. I will probably leave Jerry's Plains BP at 10:00. ( maybe a little earlier ). I think Commission Rd to Sheepskin or to Howes Valley then across Finchley.
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  18. GS Mick

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    Hey Rider 101
    What sort of riding do you want to do. Just so I know what gear to wear. Are you looking at a couple of hours or longer ride?
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  19. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    I thought a bit of a sunday stroll. Commission Rd is almost good enough for 2wd so it is a breeze. I haven't been down Hunter Range for about 18 months. Last time I was there it was a bit rocky. I did it on the WR so it wasn't a problem. Sheepskin Hut is 60k's from Jerry's which is about an hour or so.

    Or we could skip Sheepskin and continue to Howes valley then across Finchley Trig to Wollombi. Again it is a fairly easy run except after heavy rain. The first time I did it the creek crossing was 1/2 way up the motor so I had very wet feet for a while.

    I'm easy whichever way. As far as riding gear my preference is Forma boots, overboot cordura pants and a good jacket.

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  20. rustl

    rustl Quiet

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    I'll come if you don't mind someone a bit old and slow :confused

    GS Mick - if you are leaving from Newcastle we could start together from down here somewhere?? at about 8

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