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Post  Bosco15 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 2:32 pm

Recycled & I are heading to Bendemeer for an overnight stay at the pub. (Separate beds  Embarassed )
Leaving Sat morn from Shell Hexham 9:30am returning Sun morn.
Lambs Valley way through Dungog, Buckets Way, Gloucester, Thunderbolts Way, Port Stephens Cutting. Different roads on way home.
Would like it if you and any riding pals came along.


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Post  Re-Cycled on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 7:06 pm

Hey Mark, I checked with a couple of usual suspects but they wimped out, so just you and me so far.

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Post  Bosco15 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 7:31 pm

We may have a few riders by Saturday. 
Or it may be just us. 
Either way it will be fun.  Very Happy 
Haven't had a good spin since we went to Nowendoc.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 7:40 pm

Sorry fellas, but there's no way I'm riding up through Ebor at this time of year, I'd end up with frost bite!

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Post  Re-Cycled on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 8:14 pm

@Kiwisteve wrote:Sorry fellas, but there's no way I'm riding up through Ebor at this time of year, I'd end up with frost bite!
There's a better alternative, come via the Oxley. Laughing
What time should we expect you? Very Happy

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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 8:52 pm

Just for shits and giggles I checked Google maps and it's only 900km for me to the Shell servo. I was half tempted Smile

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Post  Bosco15 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 9:04 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:Just for shits and giggles I checked Google maps and it's only 900km for me to the Shell servo. I was half tempted Smile

It pisses me off sometimes. I often think, when trundling along at Nanny State speed limits, "If I were on an Autobahn, then I could be there in an hour"
You could be here in five or so hours if you could sit on 180 up the Hume.  Twisted Evil

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Post  Re-Cycled on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 9:10 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:Just for shits and giggles I checked Google maps and it's only 900km for me to the Shell servo. I was half tempted Smile

If you leave now.... Very Happy

I just looked at the intended route http://goo.gl/maps/Xaw1c

I think we should leave a bit earlier. Smile

PS I did Coffs to Tamworth yesterday in the Falcon Wagon, no wonder it felt a bit strange, had a service on Monday and they had put 45 psi in the back tyres and 40 in the front. Unfortunately the front left had picked up a nail in Coffs and was down to the mid 20s by the time I got to Armidale.  Evil or Very Mad 

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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 9:24 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:Just for shits and giggles I checked Google maps and it's only 900km for me to the Shell servo. I was half tempted Smile

It pisses me off sometimes. I often think, when trundling along at Nanny State speed limits, "If I were on an Autobahn, then I could be there in an hour"
You could be here in five or so hours if you could sit on 180 up the Hume.  Twisted Evil

I think doing 240kph+ on the Autobahn it might still take a little longer.....  Smile 



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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 1:56 pm

Please note,  all the hoards of "All Weather Riders" keen to come along, departure time has been brought forward half an hour to take into account the Snow Chain stop once we get above 600m. 
Now leaving Shell Hexham at 9:30am. rendeer

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 3:42 pm


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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 8:44 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
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You're just jealous because he doesn't call you baby.


Mwah to you too Mark!  lol!

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Post  Kiwisteve on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 9:21 pm

Enjoy fellas. I might see you there in October!  Razz 

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Post  Re-Cycled on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 7:03 pm

We ended up avoiding the high country on Thunderbolts Way and got some very nice weather out around Bylong.

In the end a vote was held at Scone since it was 2 hours to home or 2 hours to our destination and we decided that it was a day ride.

In the end a great time was had by all (both), thanks Bosco. Very Happy 

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 8:20 pm

Nice one Pete. 
A great way to escape the rain and soak up some sunshine. I told Chris that the weather would be great.  Lol
Thanks for another interesting route and cudos on the map. Always a nice touch.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 8:25 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:Nice one Pete. 
A great way to escape the rain and soak up some sunshine. I told Chris that the weather would be great.  Lol
Thanks for another interesting route and cudos on the map. Always a nice touch.
Had great weather here too and I didn't have to do 900km for it either Laughing

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Post  Re-Cycled on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 10:12 pm

Just to close this off a couple of snaps from today's ride.

Mark meets a friendly Local at Baerami. http://goo.gl/maps/dPGKh


A pie and sausage roll for lunch at Bylong.


"The Best Store in Town" Laughing



Home of the What?!  Shocked 
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Post  Greg62 on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 5:23 pm

Good on ya fellas, looks like it was the right decision, plenty or rain around today.

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