|01-26-2009, 06:09 PM||#1|
Born 2 Ride
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Sydney, Stralya
Cooling down the Australia day Long weekend
For the OZ day long weekend, there was a camping weekend planned by the BMWTC club at the Bridle track - Between Bathurst and Hill end.
After ALL the show of hands i got for my proposed route..., Three of us (Me, Myself and I) left Sydney, stopped at North Richmond for fuel and then proceeded to the Bells line of road. At Bilpin, I took the Bowens Creek road, Mt. Irvine - Mt. Wilson route:
In the past, everytime I have wanted to do this route on my Tiger, the weather was bad. Now I am thanking God I did not attempt it!! It was pretty cut-up, narrow and washed out in many places. But it was an absolute hoot on the XC!
I did not stop to take any photos till the Bridge to Mt. Irvine. Then I reached the bridge...
This is looking forward towards Mt.Irvine..
I stopped only once and tried to take some photos to show you how steep and rutted the track was... but as usual, the pic does not show the details...
Once you get out of the dirt track, the bitumen is winding, narrow and Great fun!! I would recommend road riders to start from Mt Wilson end and ride on till they run out of Bitumen and then turn back!! It is so much fun!!
BTW - The Mt. Wilson Camping area was Chockers!!
Once I got back on the Bells line of road, I continued till Zig-Zag Rail, and took the Old Bells line of road, Glowworm tunnel road till it joined Wolgan road, then to Lidsdale then on to the HWY to Bathurst!!
This was an AMAZING track!! there were a few 4WD around but since the track was so rutted and cut up, no cowboy stuff...... I only took photos once in this track!
It was around 1.00 pm and 35degrees when I hit Bathurst, picked up cold beer and worked my way into the camping area.
After setting up tent and taking photos:
it was time for some internal + external cooling :
We had a great Roast dinner on Saturday night... Thanks for Organising it!! After that it was just time to sit around the fire and work towards..."World Peace"...
I went to bed seeing the stars from inside my tent....
Then Woke up to this cool, beautiful view... Beats Sydney city hands down anyday!!
The skies cleared quicker than my head on sunday... then I rode into Hill end for some hot meal and more for Sunday night....
I am kicking self for not taking the camera with me...... It was a PERFECT clear and bright day.
Well.. anyhows, after one more night of fun and relaxation, I left Monday morning through Willow Glen, Sofala, Cherry Tree, Capertree, Lithgow and Bells line of road back to Sydney.
Sorry people, It was a breath taking ride back but no battery ... so no photos...
Beautiful all the way till Sydney.... once you hit North Richmond, then its the boring routine, traffic back home.....
Overall a very enjoyable weekend indeed...
PS: Gricho rode into camp on Sunday avo to say "Hi" to me.....
Sorry Giddy Goana... myte this is the third (or fourth??) time I ride thro Bathurst but could not say G'day to you.... A planned ride weekend should fix this!!??
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2006 - Triumph Tiger
2008 - BMW G650 X Challenge - SOLD
2006 - Yamaha R1 - SOLD
2005 - Yamaha R1 (Disappeared into thin air!!)
Curryinahurry screwed with this post 01-26-2009 at 06:32 PM
|01-26-2009, 07:16 PM||#3|
Joined: Nov 2006
|01-27-2009, 12:21 AM||#4|
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Bonbeach, Melbourne's smallest suburb!
Nice ride and pics
Is it wrong to take my vitamin tablet with beer?
If a man says something in the woods and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?
|01-27-2009, 02:59 AM||#6|
Trust me its this way
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Bathurst, home of motor racing
Good to catch up Bala and meet a few of the boys and girls, even if they do ride BMW's.
Giddy had a few things planned for the Monday morning so he couldn't make it out. We will gladly meet up with you for a get away shortly when we can organise something at work.
Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
|02-13-2009, 12:07 AM||#10|
Fat tanks 'n skinny women
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Bathurst, NSW, Australia.
Good to see your enjoying the BM.
BTW, Bowens creek Rd. is Tiger country , well at least Strom territory .
How thick is the layer of dust on the Tiger .
Well can't say I blame you. It's only human to ride the wheels off a new... er... bike .
|02-13-2009, 12:16 AM||#11|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: East of the Blue Mountains. Sydney Australia.
theres about 10 of us going out to Hill End this weekend,its a top place.
Prepare for the worst and dare the good Lord to dissapoint you.
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