Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas in Boonanghi State Forest

We hadn't organised a trail ride for the last few weeks, 
so found a gap in our busy pre Christmas schedule to get out in the scrub.

I was held up slightly on the way to Kingys for obvious reasons.

We had five bikes ready by 2pm so out through Sherwood we go.

A quick motard run up into Dungay Creek saw wheelies form corner to corner,
and a bit of boot scraping.

First water stop by Bullock Trail and we heard a bike approaching.
It was Eric on his KTM690. Better late than never.

The little creek we were so used to seeing had turned into a torrent overnight.
Kingy said "bugger that, we will never get over it".

I was full of lime cordial and game for anything, so I had a go.
I did pretty well until I hit a deep hole.

On the way back around the loop, I hit an erosion mound with far to much speed.
Eric had a front row seat when I flew through the air in a massive flying "W"
The DR and I landed front wheel down with the brakes full on as I speared into the bush.
He seemed very impressed by the size of his eyeballs as he rode past.

My rear tyre seemed to be losing air, so me and Scrappy took the short route home. Scrap seems to be gaining speed as every time I looked around there he was.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Motorbikin' Coast to Coast

I just finished watching Motorbikin' Coast to Coast on DVD. Phil Hodgens and Bill Lavers completed a motorcycle journey from Australias easternmost to westernmost points in 92 hours. A truly epic ride. Well worth watching.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Brian Purcell Memorial Day Greenhills Short Circuit Track

Gloucester Ride

Simon, Bob and Jo invited me to join them on a ride to Gloucester.
I packed a few bits and pieces on the Bandit and headed over to Port Macquarie Motorcycles to get some new rear brake pads. I fitted them up in the carpark, then met my lady at CountryEnergy to say goodbye. 

The Gloucester crew were kind enough to book us into the Kings Estate.

A few beers and a feed at the Roundabout Pub was pretty good.

We met Phil Maslen at his place for the guided tour of the biggest dairy farm I'd seen in ages.
Phil likes his bikes and loves his Kymco scooter.

AGL are conducting exploratory gas drilling on the Maslen property.
There are a bunch of protestors camped at Maslens gate.

Chris Maslen kicked off this massive CRT outlet on the edge of town.

We finished the tour with coffee at Phils place then headed down the coast.
A welcome lunch stop was had at the Nabiac Pub.