|02-02-2010, 01:18 AM||#1|
lost on this world
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Touring around south-east Australia
Just started about 2 weeks ago by getting a '04 BMW F650GS here in Sydney.
I will be riding around the south-east area of Australia (NSW, Canberra, VIC and maybe SA).
If anyone has some good tips of roads, tracks, towns, etc.. to visit, please let me know. I don't really have a travel plan but will just go as it seems fit.
Started with trips to the Blue Mountains and Cessnock. Returned to Sydney after that to fix the leaking fork oil seals and some more maintenance with the help of BurnieM.
Bike just arrived at the hostel to pack
and unpacked at the campsite in Katoomba
The dinner guest of that evening
Enjoyed my first 20km track leading to McMahons lookout point in the Blue Mountains, here the parking
And the lookout point
Somewhere near the Zigzag-railway
Back towards Sydney passing Lake Lyell
For the second trip I headed towards Wiseman's Ferry to take the convicts trail to Bucketty. Which was a 30km gravel road that was pretty easy to do.
On the ferry:
St. Albans busiest intersection:
Following the river
The gravel road
And then back in Sydney I discovered the fork seals to be leaking. So BurnieM offered his help and garage (which I greatly needed as I'm still very much developing my mechanic skills....). So it ended up with me and the bike in pieces
After the whole day of working on it and many rides to bike shops, tool shops and coffee shops we got the forks back in together and some other basic maintenance. Bike should be ready for the rest of the trip now.
Thanks again Burnie!! (and see you soon to pick up the forgotten spanner..)
|02-02-2010, 03:33 AM||#3|
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: From Kurnell, living in Melbourne
good to see ya gettin round ok.
Where to see?? Well theres more places to see than you can point a front wheel at to be honest.
Heres a trip that we are doin later this year, got it off a mate in Canberra.. Nice way to cross the NSW border to Vic... Then into High country, and you can spend week or more there alone.
Keebles hut, across the river & up the valley
Dogmans Hut, in VIC on the boundary of Tom Groggin Station & the banks of the Murray River, this hut is only about 10 minutes drive west of the crossing at the Tom Groggin camp ground
Crossing from NSW
Davies High Plain Hut
Brayshaws Hut, this one is in the ACT between Tharwa & Adaminaby & is a great little hut, cant drive to it though, about 100M walk
These are only some of the huts that are accessible by car in the Snowies. Geehi was an awsome campsite for one so close to the road, its not really a bush camp as there are bogs & stuff as well as a few people. The campsite was full but no one was camped on top of each other, we will be going back thats for sure.
This is the sunset on the Saturday from the campground,
Current Bikes:XTZ750 Super Tenere, XR400.
History: Over 40 bikes of all makes, shapes and sizes, First one in '79.
Raced - MX, MX sidecars (once), Enduro, Road. Worked in the industry for 10yrs. Toured Eastern Aussie and Played Social Rallies for 10yrs..
Miss riding lots.. Hard with a rooted leg and arm that dont work proper like.
|02-02-2010, 04:53 AM||#5|
Joined: Dec 2008
Go to Tasmania
It has historical relevance for a dutchman!
I just came back, and it was the best riding ever found.
It would be as good as the rest of australia.....i'm very sure
"Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation."
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