ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
Gotawee OP
Adventurer
 
Gotawee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Oddometer: 74
Went on a trip Christmas 2012

On the 22nd of December Vman and I set off on a ride, Thunderdownunder couldn't make it as he was on call BUMMER.

Day 1
Brisbane to Scone along the New England Hwy.
Biggest excitement for the day was being caught in a storm at Uralla.
We sheltered in an old disused servo till it blew over.

Day 2
Scone to Yass along Bylong Valley Way (#124 HMA) and then to Bathurst for the mandatory hot lap at 60km/h.
Then onto Yass via Frogmore Road (#130 HMA) and arrived at Yass just as a doosy storm set in for the night.

Bylong Valley





Frogmore





Bathurst






Approaching the storm



Day 3
Yass to Jindabyne
From Yass we took the Wee Jasper Road to Tumut (#37 HMA) then followed the superb Snowy Mountains Hwy to Jindabyne.

On way to Wee Jasper


Wee Jasper




Wee Jasper Bridge Goodradigbee River














Heading into the Snowy's










Days 4 (Christmas Day) and 5 (Boxing Day)
Exploring the Snowy Mountains and will definitely be going back next year.
We even saw SNOW on top of the mountains on Christmas Day.


Dead Horse Gap Christmas morning












Kiandra




The road from Khancoban to Kiandra


View from Cabramurra Australia's Highest Town



Charlotte Pass


Still some snow left on the mountain tops at Charlotte Pass




The road to Charlotte Pass


Day 6
Jindabyne to Jenolan Caves via the Monaro Hwy and then onto the Oberon to Goulburn Rd (#28 HMA)






Day 7
Exploring Jenolan Caves can honestly say been there done that won't go again , should have stayed longer in the Snowy's.

The platypus at Jenolan Caves Blue Lake



Day 8
Jenolan Caves to Katoomba
This is where we made 2 fatal errors.
The first was we went to Penrith to look for a helmet for Vman on the advice of a couple of fellow bikers we met at breakfast at Katoomba.
A round trip of approximately 80km took a ridiculous 3.5hrs.
On advice from another biker we met at Jenolan we went to Scenic World at Katoomba. This was a day spent queuing to get onto the skyrail, cable car and train this was another day we could have spent in the Snowy's.

Deluxe Hot Chocolate


The Three Sisters




Waterfall from skyrail






Day 9
Held up in Blackheath as Gotawee picked up a wog and it wasn't the tall, dark, and handsome type.


Day 10
Blackheath to Gloucester
From Blackheath we took the Bells Line of Road (#16 HMA) and then onto The Putty Road (#31 HMA).
Then we went from Singleton to Bucketts Way (#18 HMA) via Dungog great road, ruff in spots scenery and corners made up for it.
Bucketts Way to Gloucester for the night
The Gloucester Inn next to the Country Club was good value and a massive breakfast and pool to escape the dreaded heat 39C

Carson's Lookout






Day 11 (New Years Day)
Gloucester to Coffs Harbour via Thunderbolts Way (#35 HMA) to Walcha.
Walcha to Port Macquarie along the road of a thousand bends the Oxley Hwy (#30 HMA).
Found somewhere air conditioned for lunch at PM as the temp had got to 40C.

Artwork at Walcha


Lions Lookout


Aspley Falls



Day 12
Coffs to Home
Left Coffs and rode on the back roads to Grafton then ran up the Summerland Way to the Lions road. On the Lions road we stopped at Running Creek for a much needed swim as the temp still at 40C.

The Lions Road



Sparkles hit 24001km's at Beaudesert.

Then unfortunately it was all over way to soon and we were home again.
Back to work tomorrow while Vman the Bastard has 3 months off and is going to S.A and maybe W.A before we set off again for the Tassie Gathering 2013.

We covered approximately 4500km's during this trip.


I've also had a go at some video stuff as we got a camera before the trip.
The editing gets better as I go, still learning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3sSIuLUMuA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yeNXD7PfMQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxmtUSNuG9E



Cheers Gotawee
Gotawee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
Mr_Gone
FIGJAM
 
Mr_Gone's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Mountain Home, AR
Oddometer: 7,855


Great ride report.
Great photos, too!
__________________
Behold the field in which I grow my fucks | Feast thine eyes upon it and see that it is barren!
Mr_Gone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
philth
philth
 
philth's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: bald knob
Oddometer: 6,104
good stuff!
__________________
i must not post hairy buttocks
philth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 04:03 AM   #4
Gotawee OP
Adventurer
 
Gotawee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Oddometer: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Gone View Post


Great ride report.
Great photos, too!
Quote:
Originally Posted by philth View Post
good stuff!

Thanks Guys,
It was a great trip looking forward to doing it again, including some different roads next time.

Cheers Gotawee
Gotawee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 04:30 AM   #5
toy4fun
GET out of the way
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Beautiful downtown Roy, WA
Oddometer: 369
Great ride, Why are you driving on the wrong side of the road mate?
toy4fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
zadok
Studly Adventurer
 
zadok's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Port Kennedy, Western Australia
Oddometer: 988
Magnificent ride. You went on some great roads and through some spectacular scenery. Nice one.
__________________
Marty F
'13 Triumph Sprint GT; '14 BMW G 650 GS

http://www.triumphrat.net/memberalbu...4275.html?sl=z
zadok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 04:28 AM   #7
Gotawee OP
Adventurer
 
Gotawee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Oddometer: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by toy4fun View Post
Great ride, Why are you driving on the wrong side of the road mate?
I am, where ???
Gotawee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #8
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 793
Great Blog

Nice Ride Report. You have some nice pics! The hot chocolate alone looks worth the trip.

Sara
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 06:18 AM   #9
Gotawee OP
Adventurer
 
Gotawee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Oddometer: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saralou View Post
Nice Ride Report. You have some nice pics! The hot chocolate alone looks worth the trip.

Sara
Thanks Sara
It was rather enjoyable and the biggest hot chocolate I have ever seen

Cheers Ang
Gotawee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014