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Old 04-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Sugar Cane to Cotton Fields

A workmate & myself went for a ride this pass week.
Left on Easter Saturday & returned the following Friday.
This report will be more photos than commentary (...I'm a lazy bastard & can't be bothered writing )

Will be adding video as it comes to hand (editing, uploading, lazyness, etc ) plus more photos once I get them off Stewart.

Stewart & Pip (his hairy daughter ) are riding a GS1150 & I'm on my 800XC.



I met up with Stew at Moss Vale in the southern highlands of NSW.
From there we headed to Goulburn than west north west to Crookwell, Bigga, Wyangala Dam, Woodstock & Bathurst.
We made our first nights camp on the Bathurst side of the Bridle track.

Sunset





Moon rise





Sunrise



...and away we go...





























Once we reached Hill End we headed for Mudgee, Gulgong, Merriwa & the back way to Scone.

Merriwa Scone road





Made our second nights campsite at Gundy, east of Scone



In the morning we took the back roads through the Hunter Valley north to Nundle & on to Tamworth.





From Tamworth we headed north to Barraba then north east to Bundarra & on to Glen Innes.

About 30km out of Glen Innes we made camp on the Old Grafton road.
( ... notice how Stew & Pip dress the same. )





Next morning we were headed for Grafton



Memorial to the fallen of WW1









Dalmorton







This shot reminded me of the WW1 memorial, Poms & French against the Germans



By the time we got to Grafton the Beemers boots were looking a bit tied



New boots



The tyre change used up a bit of the day so we headed south to camp at the Nymboida canoe centre





In the morning we headed back to Grafton & followed the Clarence river to Lawrence...



...where we crossed over the river on the ferry... ( sugar cane in the back ground )







We then followed Lawrence road to Maclean & up the Pacific Hwy to Woodburn.
From Woodburn it was onto Lismore & up to Nimbin

Nimbin rocks



We left Nimbin & headed west for Kyogle, then south to Casino & west again to Mallanganee where we made camp up at the lookout ( bantam roosters were running around wild )







Mt Warning ( Wollumbin ) in the distance





From Mallanganee it was west to Tenterfield & onto the Bruxner Hwy which follows the Dumaresq River, the border between NSW & Qld ( cotton fields in the back ground )



We followed the Bruxner Hwy to just outside of Bonshaw then headed south on the Bonshaw Inverell road to... you guessed it, Inverell.
From Inverell to Bingara, Barraba, Manilla, where I took a photo of this DNEPR "comrades"



It was getting late in the day so we made a run for Bendemeer across the back country to get a cabin for the last night, Stew had stayed there before & his hairy daughter "Pip" was welcomed. ( it's hard traveling with a dog & finding accommodation ) This isn't the cabin, just handy parking for the night beside the cabin.



Next morning it was a straight run home down the New England Hwy





Tamworth, Murrurundi ( Stew & I parted ways here, He wanted to watch the sheepdog trails being held there & I was on a mission to get home ) Scone & Singleton.

From Singleton it was onto the Putty road & home



never did figure out how to ride like this?



We covered around 3000km in seven days.
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