Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wattle Flat Ride - Northern Rivers ADV Riders

Dave Ramsey of the Northern Rivers Adventure Riders invited me to the Wattle Flat ride again.

Last year was a great turnout and I got to meet plenty of cool people.

I left late in the afternoon and rolled up to Wattle Flat at about 10.30PM.

I wanted to get a quiet camp before all the raucous motorcycles turned up.

I had a decent sleep and commenced preparing for the nights festivities.

A couple of decent sized logs were snigged out by the old DR650.

It was certainly hot enough for a splash in the Styx and very nice it was.

A few bikes started rolling in, along with the 4WD Club from Coffs Harbour.

Craig Wilson carries the majority of tucker and booze, leaving the bikes a lot lighter.

Its a great system and keeps everyone happy. Thanks Craig.

Marty does some marketing for

Kim needed fuel, so we rode into Ebor and caught the Petrol Station just in time.

Then a cold beer at the Ebor Falls Hotel. 

Thanks for the beer Kim.

After a quick scratch down the Armidale - Kempsey Road we lit the fires and opened a bottle or two.

I slept in somewhat and was happy I did. 

It helped me miss the majority of the dust heading down Georges Trail.

40 or more bikes will raise a bit.

Georges Trail is a steep drop from the Armidale Plateau down to Lower Creek.

These blokes were pumping the water out of a drowned KTM.

Old Forestry Huts at Bottumburra.

1 comment:

Peter Taylor said...

Some great shots there Ian, like the Comara shots. Good to see that area again (I've missed for a few months). Wattle Flat is real pearl of a stop. Hard to beat it when its quiet. Seeing your Ebor shots I remember years ago someone told me Ebor would't tolerate a police officer in town, which is the only town I've ever heard of like that.