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1Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:14 am

smithy

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It is with great disappointment that Kay and myself won't be able to host the ride this year.
With the continuing drought conditions in the New England , dams and rivers drying up, my work drying up, and having to buy water has led to this decision.
I have spoken to Charlie about a possible ride day around the Cane Toad rally.


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2Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:13 pm

RT

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We are all thinking of you guys and everyone else in the same boat.
Hope to catch up in better circumstances soon mate
RT


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3Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:15 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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Hello Smithy  

Sorry to read about your predicament with this drought, I hope that good fortune fall your ways  soon. 

I know that there has been a big push through the media up here asking for the city people to go spend a weekend in a country town to help the local communities but they are asking people to take their own water and  buy a bale of hay for the live stock. 
  
please let us know what the K community can do for you.


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4Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:51 am

Born Again Eccentric

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@smithy wrote:It is with great disappointment that Kay and myself won't be able to host the ride this year.
With the continuing drought conditions in the New England , dams and rivers drying up, my work drying up, and having to buy water has led to this decision.
I have spoken to Charlie about a possible ride day around the Cane Toad rally.
Sorry to hear that smithy. A drought in winter is a worrying thing. Here’s hoping (in the nicest possible way) that you have a miserably wet spring to refill the waterholes, billabongs, rivers etc. Going to be a real tough summer otherwise.


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5Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:25 am

Gaz

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Thanks for the early heads up Smithy. We all appreciate the big commitment you two have made to this group over previous years.

Look forward to crossing paths whenever we have the opportunity, and we all hope that the weather changes for the better very soon.

Cheers


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6Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:28 pm

Tom FKR

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Thanks for letting us know in plenty of time and it is fully understandable. We'll maybe meet up on the way to the cane toad rally.
Cheers
Tom


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7Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:51 pm

smithy

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Thanks for the thoughts everyone, I can assure you that Kay and myself are fine.
I had to make a discission about the NTR because of the uncertainty of what I'll be doing for employment, as my main income is off farm in the rural sector.
If I can't find suitable employment here, I may be down the coast to find the work.
My little farm is just hobby related, I do feel for those trying to make their living off the land.


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8Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:57 am

Ed

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Having spent many years living in Moree and Narrabri , were feelin' for you Smithy . and now for the first time in over 20 years, the coastal sector is also being subjected to water restrictions , it's not easy . 
We can only hope the summer is not too harsh on us .
Take care everyone .


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9Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:42 pm

Stan

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Having spent all my life in country regions and also having a hobby farm for 20 years I concur that this is the driest time I have ever seen. Ed is right, even the coast is dry with the area from Port Macquarie down now with water restrictions. We moved to the coast to get away from the dry and it has followed. Unfortunately the fire brigade I used to belong to has been instructed by the local council not to put out fires on council land because they don't have enough water.
A mate once said, "after any dry spell there is a chance of rain." We need rain.
Smithy, we feel for you.


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10Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:45 pm

RicK G

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Yep I know just where you are coming from Craig. Last winter was the first winter when we didn't have full tanks at the start and the situation has been going down hill from there. This winter we had less than half the water and now I am carting 2000lts a week and that will be until it rains or the towns dam drys up.
We were finding the bird bath was empty each morning then found out the Kangaroos are drinking from it.
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
In accents most forlorn,
Outside the church, ere Mass began,
One frosty Sunday morn.

The congregation stood about,
Coat-collars to the ears,
And talked of stock, and crops, and drought,
As it had done for years.

"It's lookin' crook," said Daniel Croke;
"Bedad, it's cruke, me lad,
For never since the banks went broke
Has seasons been so bad."

"It's dry, all right," said young O'Neil,
With which astute remark
He squatted down upon his heel
And chewed a piece of bark.

And so around the chorus ran
"It's keepin' dry, no doubt.
""We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"Before the year is out.

"The crops are done; ye'll have your work
To save one bag of grain;
From here way out to Back-o'-Bourke
They're singin' out for rain.

"They're singin' out for rain,
" he said,"And all the tanks are dry.
"The congregation scratched its head,
And gazed around the sky.

"There won't be grass, in any case,
Enough to feed an ass;
There's not a blade on Casey's place
As I came down to Mass."

"If rain don't come this month, "said Dan,
And cleared his throat to speak--
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"If rain don't come this week."

A heavy silence seemed to steal
On all at this remark;
And each man squatted on his heel,
And chewed a piece of bark.

"We want a inch of rain, we do,
"O'Neil observed at last;
But Croke "maintained" we wanted two
To put the danger past.

"If we don't get three inches, man,
Or four to break this drought,
We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"Before the year is out."

In God's good time down came the rain;
And all the afternoon
On iron roof and window-pane
It drummed a homely tune.

And through the night it pattered still,
And lightsome, gladsome elves
On dripping spout and window-sill
Kept talking to themselves.

It pelted, pelted all day long,
A-singing at its work,
Till every heart took up the song
Way out to Back-o'Bourke.

And every creek a banker ran,
And dams filled overtop;
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"If this rain doesn't stop."

And stop it did, in God's good time;
And spring came in to fold
A mantle o'er the hills sublime
Of green and pink and gold.

And days went by on dancing feet,
With harvest-hopes immense,
And laughing eyes beheld the wheat
Nid-nodding o'er the fence.

And, oh, the smiles on every face,
As happy lad and lass
Through grass knee-deep on Casey's place
Went riding down to Mass.

While round the church in clothes genteel
Discoursed the men of mark,
And each man squatted on his heel,
And chewed his piece of bark.

"There'll be bush-fires for sure, me man,
There will, without a doubt;
We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"Before the year is out."

A.B. (Banjo) Paterson


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11Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:00 pm

charlie99

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hi guys

having consulted with Smithy ,  I propose a combined NTR with the Cane Toad rally
I have spoken to Tom and he is planning to attend the Cane toad , i guess with others , perhaps through the new England area




so heres my plan .

for both states , Qld and NSW Monday is a public holiday , so makes for a great long weekend , why not a ride event ?

I can host overnight stay for some , here in Glen , (although resources are slim,) for Friday  and Sunday night , Saturday night being the Cane toad
rally event .

the aim is to get to the Cane Toad rally , along the northern tableland route, as much as possible


and to travel back southbound along a similar but inland route , exploring  Inverell , Bundara , Armidale - Uralla back on the tablelands again


 following the original planned route from last year,( before we found out that Paul (BAE) was hoping to attend and detoured out to the coast path as a special tour ...)  the original plan was to explore out to Bundara and back through to Gostwick chapel, south of Armidale, east of Uralla .


for Friday folks will be travelling from down south I guess up this way ,


the queenslanders travelling  on Saturday towards Toowoomba and then south to the cane toad

so my plan so far for Saturday is to leave Glen Innes with Smithy along the new England  and visit Rick g up in Stanthorpe , then across to texas , bogabilla , etc then out to Toobeah  by about 3.00 pm , hopefully  to meet the kane toads by then .
I guess that's about 5 hours travel time , allowing for 1/2 an hour at ricks , lunch at texas , not an impossible day

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sunday

leave about 9.00 - 9.30 am  back through Bogabilla , Yetman , Graman , Inverell , Bundarra (stopping for lunch ) then either Armidale or Uralla  depending on times  back up the road to glenn Innes for a BBQ in the afternoon- evening

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Monday, ( well im home , but clean up for me ,) others , Brissy is about 4.5 hours away , hunter - Newcastle is a similar distance  


whats the thoughts ?

















I have limited resources here, but thanks to smithy will have a barbeque on hand for Friday and Sunday nights

the house has a spare bedroom , with 2 beds , another mattress can be set up in my study  for those that need it .

the carport is carpeted with a thick pile carpet, car and bikes removed for bedding instead of tents etc should hold about 5 to 8  folks in sleeping bags , gear etc


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12Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:03 pm

indian036

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Main thing wrong with the plan is that I won’t be able to be there. Sad
Bugger!


Probably somewhere in the south of France. Not on a bike. Double bugger!


Best wishes to the Krew, and have a great time.  Very Happy 


Bill


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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
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13Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:28 pm

Matthew-Brisbane

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I only need a place to pitch the tent in the backyard on Sunday 

Not sure what the other Kane toads are looking at doing    

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14Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 pm

Rockman

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I'll be off on the Scrapheap ride that weekend  - pity.

    

15Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:52 pm

Tom FKR

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Charlie, a couple of us might lob at your place on Friday night and head out for the Cane Toad on Saturday. 
After the Cane Toad, I will be heading towards Ipswich to visit the young bloke.
Thanks for that Charlie.
Cheers
Tom


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16Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:44 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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It work well for me 

And i might be able to call into RickG on the way home to say hello hopefully no more fires out his way 

Not sure if other are going to be carying water but i will be carrying 4 lt 

I know the guys / girls out west are struggling with what little they have left


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17Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:29 am

charlie99

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visited the Bundarra pub today and the place looks ok ....for a destination for lunch on Sunday

great beer garden out the back , dining rooms etc ...hoping for an arrive time somewhere around 12:39 - 1.00 pm

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reputation from the locals says, they do a good hamburger ...and a few other things , (check the pics) the prices aren't steep either

a menu pic.. although would likely make sense to order something that wont take too long

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the road from Inverell down to Bundarra is sweet .... ill explore the road from Bundarra to Armidale later this week  just to confirm all is well


do we have some numbers , likely to make it back to glenn innes on the sunday

or even folks planning on Friday night stop over , I got 3 so far  from the Hunter region ?


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18Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 am

Gaz

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Charlie, that's a good pub at Bundarra. I've stayed there a few times with the BMW club mob from Newcastle.

The road out from Uralla is good so I would assume the deviation across to Armidale would be reasonable as well. The road across to Bundarra from Barraba has some dirt on it but it's pretty easily negotiated.

I'm a maybe for the Cane Toad but likely approaching from the direction of Emerald on the way home from a family visit. I'll keep Tommy posted on my movements.

Cheers


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19Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:08 pm

charlie99

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cheers Gaz ...safe trip ol mate

I think I have Matt from the brissy k crew attending also on the sunday , but unsure if others in that group are even aware of the event ...just cause they don't subscribe - follow the forum threads , often .

I recently did the Armidale to thunderbolts loop back to Uralla and that road is ok ...so I guess its safe to assume the connection from the junction to Bundarra is ok ?


I recently have explored the roads around Texas - Warialda Bonshaw  etc ...from the Yetman turn off... the road to Warialda is tared  the road through Graman to Inverell is in much better condition for long distance riders , so exploring is a great thing for advance planning ...yes ?


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ONorthern Tablelands Ride 2019 Au-log10

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20Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:09 pm

Matthew-Brisbane

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I know Mick is thinking of  making the extra day  

Not sure of the other   

Not in Brisbane at the moment   to ask  

 Matt


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21Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:20 pm

MartinW

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I'm a possibility at the moment.
Regards Martin.


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22Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:40 pm

Matthew-Brisbane

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@MartinW wrote:I'm a possibility at the moment.
Regards Martin.
Woo Hoo


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23Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:56 pm

Tom FKR

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Hi Charlie, Just to let you know that there will only be one lobbing at your place Friday night unless Gaz changes his travel plans.
After the Kane Toad rally, I'll be heading off to Ipswich for a family visit so won't be there for the NT ride.
Cheers
Tom


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24Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:27 am

charlie99

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cheers guys

 thanks for the updates ...helps with some planning ..

some others may be attending ...as the list on facebook gathers


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25Back to top Go down   Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 Empty Re: Northern Tablelands Ride 2019 on Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:33 pm

TacKler

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Sorry Charlie,  

Will not be able to make it as work commitments have me elsewhere at the moment.  

My thoughts are with you with all the bushfires as well.  Funnily enough one of the blokes I work with had a foot of snow at his house a few days ago.  Go figure as I am only a days drive  ride away.  

Are there any special guests this year?  

Cheers, Dave.


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