Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Orange - Manildra - Parkes

It's been a while since I was out this way.

Orange is still an interesting little town.

Parkes is quite arty too, with quirky paintings and whatnot.

Cudal was the destination tonight.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Forbes River Road - Sofala

Its time for my yearly Easter sojourn over the range.

I do my best to find new and more difficult ways to Sofala.

This time I headed down Forbes River Road from Banda Trail.

Gingers Creek for fuel, then straight down Knodingbull Road to Mt George.

Tiri - Bundook and on to Gloucester.

The sun was leaving me as I passed the Barrington Tops dingo gate.

As always I made Sofala pretty late after a slab run through Bylong.

All the way keeping my eyes peeled for wildlife.

200 metres out of Sofala camp I hit a bit roo at speed.

I gripped the bike with all my strength and wobbled to a stop.

By the time I turned around the roo had passed on to the great beyond.

I'd hit it full force with my knee armour and boot at over 80kmh.