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Old 05-23-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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1 Ktm goes walkabout Oz nsw

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This is my walkabout around NSW, Australia some backroads camping and farm stuff. I started from sydney and headed to Hornsby, wisemans ferrry, St Albans an awesome way to avoid traffic and stick to the sweet back roads.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:58 AM   #2
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:59 AM   #3
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:43 PM   #5
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Galston gorge to wisemans St Albans

I try to avoid traffic so headed from sydney out through Hornsby and Galston gorge it is a really beautiful road complete with 3 or 4 full hairpin turns and a big drop down to some old style bridges. Hard to believe you are only a 30 or so minutes from home.
Galston gorge parking and the road.

View of the St albans ferry looks good whynot cross it
Signs the road is pretty good from here but goes to gravel after St Albans with some heavily corrugated corners, the ktm ate it all up no worries could have gone flat out but a lot of cattle on the road.

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Old 05-23-2008, 09:37 PM   #6
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Finally on the ferry sweet they run 24hours and are totally free amazing when sydney charge for just riding down a road. The sign to the left of my bike says stay in your vehicla at all times, doesn't apply to me so wander around take pics talk to the crew, it's good being on a bike goodbye Sydney.


Next stop St Albans pub a very nice old sandstone one it has accomodation but costly and only food on the weekends so just a beer and to a camping ground 30kms on all dirt from here on.


Much better pub then wisemans where most riders seem to stop and the food on the weekends is excellent old style and hearty too bad the cook is not working tonight!

A beer and off to find a campsite getting dark now and very cold mist and fog rising up from the low areas and the river, got to press on.
Finally found a campsite in the dark and setup fire and some warm food

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my campsite in the morning it was massive could easily fit 50 or so tents with bbq a proper toilet and water tank kitchen area, plus enough firewood to keep you all warm. Best thing it was all mine no one else but the kangaroos very sweet morning.
firewood and rough kitchen in background, would be perfect for a sydney rally only 2to 3hours from sydney

did i say i like this place

Up early and off on the wollombi road it was sad to leave the dirt an awesome road up down tight corners and cattle roos everywhere fantastic!

This is a convict section of the road built with sandstone very well finished, i saw some signs that some scum have been stealing the blocks to sell to landscape gardens not good. Passed a reduce speed to 40 sign roadwork ahead big fines apply, when i get there the road crew start giving me the international "twist the bloody throttle sign" whynot loft the front and get a cheer
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:03 PM   #11
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Hiya,
This is my walkabout around NSW, Australia some backroads camping and farm stuff. I started from sydney and headed hornsby, wisemans ferrry, st albans an awesome way to avoid traffic and stick to the sweeet back roads.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:32 PM   #12
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I envy you. I live central to much of it and can't motivate myself to do it. Lucky we have you to post for us.

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Old 05-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #13
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Thanks for that.. I love the rode out of mERIWA OVER THE DIVIDE.. IT GOES THROUGH ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS ( must be care ful with caps lock) in NSW ,,, i reckon!!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:26 AM   #14
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I am intrigued by the 2nd pic in post #5. Which way does the road actually go? The road signs in the hairpin post point left and right both ways at the same time?
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