Monday, April 30, 2012

Kingys 40th Birthday Party

Kingy organised his 40th party to be at Coffs Harbour.
My lady and I booked Opal Cove again as its a great place to stay.
We headed over to Park Beach and caught up with everyone.
A couple of barbies were fired up, with many beers going down.

It was a good opportunity to see Nanna at Woolgoolga.
She was giving me cheek again. She's lucky I love her.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

ANZAC Day Ride

ANZAC day dawned crisp and clear. 
We took a moment to remember our lost soldiers and headed into the scrub.
Oh, wait. No we didn't. We had to fix a KTM that was leaking coolant first.
Once that was done, we jumped a heap of erosion mounds up to Boonanghi Trig.
Not before Jem parked nosedown in some rocks and broke a lever.
A quick repair then off again. 
Once more a short stop to bolt Simons muffler back on.
Bloody KTM's.
To top it all off, Big Matt got a flat tyre, just to slow us up some more.
We all put shit on him for the duration of the repair.
Considering all the stops, we made good time.
We found some new trails, joined a few up and made plans for our next one.

A top day.

Monday, April 23, 2012

For Sale 2002 GSF1200S Suzuki Bandit

Time to face reality.
I've had the Bandit for two years now and only put nearly 5000 kms on it.
My DR650SE gets more ride time than anything, its just so damn fun.
I'm thinking I might get a DL1000 V-Strom, as it will tour and do a bit of dirt as well.
Anyone want low mileage Bandit in top condition?
$6000 or near offer. Rego till October 2012. 43'000 Kms.
Dynotune jets - K & N air filter - tinted screen - good tyres, chain and sprockets.

Call me on 0417 654 118.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Toorumbee to Carrai Ride

I'd organised  another run through Toorumbee Trail.
Eric, myself and another rider were supposed to meet up.
We waited 20 minutes for the third rider to turn up, but he must have thought better of it.
The clouds were low and a light drizzle had been going all night.
We spotted some blue sky off to the far west and crossed our fingers.

A quick tour of an abandoned sawmill and the Kemps Creek ruins.

Eric and I started out through Willi Willi into Toorumbee crossing a number of creeks on the way.
We were both doing well in the creek crossing stakes, until Eric hit a submerged rock and went in.

Typically there was a heap of deadfall logs on the track, which we crossed in various ways.

One of Erics high road routes had him over balance to the low side quite gracefully.
I offered constructive criticism and took photos as he righted himself.
Luckily Eric is one of the best humored people I know and took it all in stride.

We had some decent views of the Banda Banda Mountain face (except for all the bloody trees).
Someone should blow trees up.

Main Range Trail was at its slippery best with some large bogholes waiting to trap the unwary.

We slithered out onto Hastings Forest Way and stopped at the Wilson River Reserve.
A big goanna was not intimidated by anything. 
He was too focused on scavenging scraps from the BBQ.

Heading up into Banda Road we found some big deadfall logs once again.
It looked hopeless but we dragged the bikes through, only to find another bigger one 2kms up.
The rain set in properly at this stage and we made Brushy Mountain Reserve soaked to the skin.

A quick yak with one of the campers then on to Coachwood and Kookaburra Scout Hall.
We checked out the Kookaburra hut then made our way down the Carrai Road and home.
Another great day out even though it did piss rain, and thanks for joining the adventure Eric.