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Rickmeister


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Lads...slight-ish change of plan.
- Hunter Krew (and others) to meet at the usual Branxton truck stop, departing there at 08:00 on Thursday, 14th March.
- Meet RT at Bathurst Maccas for lunch.
- Travel via Tuena(?) towards Crookwell, thence to Booroowa.
- Overnight at the Irish pub at Booroowa. Big day ahead!!!
- Be rolling by 08:00 on Friday, 15th. Follow Gaz (as he knows where he's going), finishing at Omeo, Victoria, via Mt Beauty, Falls Creek etc.
- Overnight at Omeo, lodgings still to be sorted.
- Depart Omeo, Saturday 16th, head north via Mitta Mitta, Corryong, Khancoban, finish up at Jindabyne for relaxation and drinks. Lodgings still to be sorted.
- Sunday...who knows, who cares??
- I've got to be home by Monday evening, to avoid incurring the wrath of SWMBO.

I will now, after posting this, try to arrange some lodgings.

Cheers, Rickmeister.

    

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charlie99

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sounds like an awesome trip planned

ill be seeing Tom Wednesday for the get go on Thursday  (will have some coin with me for the omeo and jindy stay Thursday Ulli ) and I guess Toms  arrangements for Booroowa )

cant wait

sorry guys was travelling today , for any missed calls ..


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RT

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You forgot to mention the 10 pm curfew Thursday at Boorowa. First night away care package.


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Tom FKR

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Thank you all gentlemen. This ride was hatched over Loffee last Thursday morning. It is always good to see a plan come together.
Lodgings have been booked at the Irish pub in Boorowa for Thurs. night ,14th March.
Charlie, any idea what time you might be arriving on the Wed.? The only reason I ask is that I'm working Wed morning and will be home about 11 ish.
See you then.
Cheers
Tom


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charlie99

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well after lunch Tom

cheers mate


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Since Rickmeister thinks I know where we are going from Boorowa I thought I'd post a map so maybe others know as well. If anyone wants a .gpx file for their GPS then PM me with an email address.

2019 Snowy Run

Cheers


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charlie99

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wow ...huge day 2 Gaz

its a challenge willing to accept


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Charlie, you might have to get out for a training run today to warm the body up. I'm sure Gerty will be up to it.

See you Thursday morning.

Cheers


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indian036

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Change of plan for me again. 🙁
Originally under the impression my election work was Saturday morning only, I now find I’ll be working till nearly 6. 
If I follow my original plan, I’d be riding through dangerous kangaroo territory at peak kamikaze time, arriving in time to say good night to the drunks as they head for bed. 😉

I’d be very happy to host a Sunday lunch stop on the northward return. 
Any takers?  Suggested menu: steak and snags, but open to other suggestions within reason. (Goulburn’s little river has a shortage of barramundi, even if my fishing skills were up to it.)

Hope to see some of the Krew if it can fit in the travel plans. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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RT

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If you were'nt such an important cog in the election machine William, this would not happen.
I'm not sure where I will be but will let you know as soon as I do.
Have fun, I really mean that.
RT


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indian036

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@RT wrote:If you were'nt such an important cog in the election machine William, this would not happen.
I'm not sure where I will be but will let you know as soon as I do.
Have fun, I really mean that.
RT
You must have been a prophet in sarcasm mode when you wrote this morning.  affraid

Early voting is done via a computer linkup to all the early voting centres. The system at the heart failed, so we had to resort to a backup hybrid manual/electronic system. 
My venue had queues a bit longer than normal at times, but even at worst didn’t give the clients much grief. Some venues, mainly in Sydney, had big queues though. 
Lots of extra work for me and my staff. 
Hope it’s back on line for tomorrow. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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Currently in jindy after some absolutly brilliant twistys      enjoying the comeraderie     sun is about to rise    more to come  as i get to a key board     after another 1100 ks to get home


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Gaz

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Arrived home again yesterday early afternoon. Pretty steady run home over two days from Jindabyne with wet roads almost all of the way but little actual rain on us.

My odometer shows 2,190 kilometres round trip. I would love to have a "bend counter" on the bike as I'm sure this trip would have run into hundreds of corners up and down the Victorian Alps and the Snowy Mountains.

Thanks to all for the company. I was a bit lazy with photos but I think Charlie will provide some when he gets home.

Cheers.


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RT

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I live a bit closer so was home Sunday arvo, just a bit wet for the last 35 ks. My trip was only just over 1475k so
I mustve cut some corners.
Great trip, good company and the bike went really well. Used 200 mil of  engine oil on the trip so can't complain.
Thanks for the company.
RT


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charlie99

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made it home by 6.30 pm

so glad to be having a beer before nightfall ....grin

rain bucketed down a while after RTs travels  as i was some hours behind him after stopping and visiting family around canberra ..it persisted from goulborn all the way to sydney  sunday night , and then from sydney to the hawksbury on monday am , followed by a good shower along the freeway into newcastle

lots of details to come ..including some pics

but will have to remedy an issue with the pc before loading images from the phone .

just a heads up

the east coast parts express was active again , with a manuscript for interpretation from german to english , from Tom delivered to Seanii

and a ducktail of orange description ex a k75 from Gaz held here for delivery to Tackler , when the opportunity arises , or the next leg can be completed by some one passing through here on that way.

was so good to be in great company , and exploring "new to me" places

thanks to all along the path


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after a maintenance day preparing for the trip , oils changed in engine and differential and a quick go over the bike  inspecting for any issues , found a bloomin nail straight through the rear tyre .

I searched for a suitable replacement locally , Inverell and Armidale , a local friend had a possibility being a rather hard sport demon in nearly the right size or an alternative a anarchi 3 with a better feel and tread , so we fitted that up , a few hours later it was flat , late that hight we found a removed nail hole   patched and refitted all ok ….with a sigh of relief .

First day was pretty uneventful really . a trip down familiar territory, namely the Thunderbolts way into the gloom of a rather humid and misty lowlands  to Gloucester and onto Newcastle , destination Toms place for an overnight stay.
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A great meal and good nights sleep after a few shared beers of corse  .

Nest day we achieved the meet point on time, after picking up Jacko along the path .


Found Gaz and Ulli at the meet point at Branxton (never been on the new freeway that way before – excellent ! )

 



Not far into our trip we achieved Bylong village and pulled in for fuel – coffee , at about the same time 2 other  travelling biker groups also arrived (on all sorts of machines ) noticeably another r90 pd and some early r  bikes as well , some known faces amongst the travellers .
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Onto Bathurst to meet Bob at lunch time , wonderfully scenic roads through Sofala etc on the way and Bobs bike was a pretty good beast indeed .


Southbound still and off towards Crookwell on new to me roads were delightful yet again , a drinks stop at Bindi then a right turn off to our destination Boorowa some 70 odd ks off .






Accommodation found  drinks , dinner and banter followed .

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Next day off early for a full day of travel ,

The roads down through Harden towards Cootamundra fantastic , coffee at Adelong and onto Tubramurra heading towards Walwa

After lunch over the hills and twistys through Granya  . towards Tallangatta with a leisurely ride along the Murray river valley , a southerly turn had us heading towards Mount beauty over fairly flat and uninteresting roads baking in the heat of the day .


Again a drinks stop was welcomed before the hill climb onto Falls Creek ,
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 a plethora of winding twisty corners greeted us on the hill climb , awesome … the winter playgrounds of the resort taken over by the masses of downhill pushbike riders during the summer months , exploring the surrounding hills and tracks seemed to be the main traffic around the area  .





 

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From the apex of Falls Creek  a dubious road of sorts led us across the peaks of the hills before plunging us downward into the surrounding valleys , winding roads clinging to the creek channels led us towards Omeo …and a welcome stop after an amazing track through those hills .

quite a few bikes and riders already at the rest stop and suitably charged , the place was rocking .

A quick change had us in the main bar , then out to the verandah enjoying a good brew or two , before a welcomed hot meal and more drinks , banter all the time with new acquaintances and the challenges of past experiences .
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Accommodation was good overnight and another earlish start had us retracing the road back down the hills , this time passing the uphill to falls creek but onto Mitta Mitta ….that next part was just the best with constant curve radiuses over and over on superb road surfaces letting us wind down the hills for ages leaning further and further into the corners , about 100ks of pure brilliance …I was impressed with toms and bobs cornering skills , bob far more confident on the big r1200 .rather than his previous k100 rt.


A stop at Mitta Mitta had many bikes filling up – coffee break  before we continued on  to Kancoben  for lunch and the start of the climb into the nsw snow fields along the Alpine Way
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Another massive run of about 100ks  through the hills with extraordinary sights of massive hills either side of us , the occasional power generating station in the depths of the valleys …

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“Siberia” achieved …lol  well just over the high point of the valley of Dead Horse Pass being the head of the valley leading to the snow resort of Threadbo , I would imagine with the right weather conditions the chill factor just over the hill during a good blizzard would earn it name .

 

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a good run down the hills p[ast the resort  had us at Jindabyne  well before dark

fortunately Sharon and Judy (bob wife and daughter ) were there to greet us , with a few furphys (beers ) 

a little later off to the pub for dinner and a few beers ..then home for a good night in self contained cabins with great bedding and all the extras .

 

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last day in the snowies , had us heading homeward , me with a flat tyre requiring refilling , a slow leak but manageable , that blooming rear tyre ….again !!  .

our good fortune for fine weather had departed us , with a bit of wetness between jindy and Cooma ,.



The group headed on as I detoured into Canberra for a family visit , back on the road a few hours later and Goulburn achieved , with rain starting to fall , by about Sutton forrest  the rain was quite heavy so donned the wet weather gear , although already soaked .

It continued right into Sydney suburbs with the crazies in tin boxes doing acrobatics along the path …honestly …bad weather brings out the devilish in them I fear ..





Fortunately for me my daughter had a warm home and a visit to the grandkids was most welcome relief from the wet afternoon in the suburbs of Sydney .





Off again next morning Early and again rain escorted me out of the great metropolis of Sydney town .





A diversion at the Hawksbury had me travelling the old Pacific Highway along narrow and twisty roads through the hills (old main highway some 40 + years ago now ) and another detour had me heading to Ettalong …a beach – riverside colony along the Brisbane waters .
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Ettalong is directly opposite the bay where my grand folks lived some 50 years ago  so was a welcome adventure to explore the what seemed like distant shore to a 10 year old at the time …
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Was good to see , at last .





Onto Newcastle through some showers again , to catch up with Tom and lean that their travel route was not so bad  over the track in the hills , it was primarily along the coastal strip that had the bad weather .





With that in mind next day , I decided the inland route through Muswellbrook and Tamworth may be drier , and indeed it was . picking up a spare part from Gaz to deliver further up the road ahead , and also dropped off a script for interpretation by seanii  whilst passing through Guyra , along the path
home
for me about 3,100  klm round about . and most enjoyable .
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I think Gaz chose an excellent route for this venture , with varied and interesting sights to be seen and visited .,. thanks mate  , appreciate the effort in the planning and experiences to be shared with us all ,
 



Cheers to all


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