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@TacKler wrote:Count me in.  Not having stayed at Rylstone before I'll go with whatever you Mexicans Southerners decide is best.  

There would appear to be a plan coming from the north that involves staying in Glen on Friday night and kollecting the Guyra crowd on the Saturday as we pass through.  

Are there any other starters from SEQ?  For the more recent members around Brisbane, RossKo had a huge influence on the forum and purchased his red K100 in Ormeau.  It was a day that absolutely belted down with rain as it does in Qld.  I believe Rick G had the pleasure of his company in a motel room for a number of days as the road south was flooded.

Sorry TacKler cant make it this year as heading North to the GS Safari on the 18th

    

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Hiya guys I shall do my best to meet up at 1100 Sunday on top of the mountain 🏔 it’s been a while much has happened. 
Cheers Klompy.

    

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Saxon7

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Can't make it this year, unfortunately.
Ride hard, take risks.

    

klompy the grey brick

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Fingers crossed for fair weather but if memory serve me right Rosskko always liked the rains and even sometimes a tornado.

    

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I'm looking forward to catching up with some of the Krew again.
I was just thinking about my return journey, and was wondering if anyone was interested in a long cut home.
A few years ago on a Rosskko ride we left Bathurst and took a punt on the Eugowra pub for a stay, as it turned out they were very welcoming with a great big fire pit in the beer garden.
Thoughts, it doesn't have to be Eugowra again


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I'd be in on that Smithy as I'll be in no need to get home in a hurry.  

Looking forward to the catch up  Very Happy


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Long cut is OK by me


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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Remember to have excuses in case you get pulled over on the way to Bathurst.
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Gaz

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Smithy, good suggestion. With a very little amount of persuasion I too am likely to detour for another night on the way home.

Stick a pin in a map guys and lets see what happens.

Cheers


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Tom GR

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I reckon the long way around will be fine. That was a good night at the Eugowra pub and Rickmeister was kind enough to provide the fire starter.
Cheers Tom


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I have made inquiries about accommodation at the Royal Hotel at Yeoval for the Sunday night, they have rooms available and the bistro will be open.
For anyone wanting to take the long cut home, thoughts
I did put a tentative booking on three rooms, if we decide to go with this, we will need numbers for accommodation.


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G'day Smithy, thanks for arranging that. Count me in.
Cheers
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Count me in as well. Share a room so long as the snoring is kept down.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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If there's enough room, I'll be keen...


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Count me in as well.


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Gaz

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Thanks Smithy, my hand is up for that Yeoval stopover as well.

Do we know how many beds they have available?

Cheers


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I gave the  Royal Hotel Yeoval a call today,
I let them know that we could have eight blokes that will need a bed, I asked for twins and single rooms and was told it's not a problem.


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Can't make it this year fellas. Heading to Tassie for a few weeks. Back mid June.
Give my regards to RossKKo.
Safe travels.


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Well, the news from my brother is good at the moment and he looks to have stabilised, at least for a time, so this means I think I'm ok for this ride after all.
As far as I can make out, people are staying at The Globe in Rylestone on the Saturday evening, then the Royal in Yeoval on the Sunday evening? Are there any meeting points and times for the northern riders so I can tag along?
Cheers
 Sean.

    

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TacKler

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Looks like a there are beds booked at Charlie's on Friday night, so when this rabble departs I expect an hour later at your local Caltex servo.  

As we are adults affraid, hopefully it will be slightly easier than herding cats.


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Saxon7

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@TacKler wrote:Looks like a there are beds booked at Charlie's on Friday night, so when this rabble departs I expect an hour later at your local Caltex servo.  

As we are adults affraid, hopefully it will be slightly easier than herding cats.


Yes....absolutely... good luck with that!

    

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smithy

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So about 8:30 at the Caltex servo?


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Saxon7

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@smithy wrote:So about 8:30 at the Caltex servo?

Sounds like a plan. See you there!

    

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update 
rick g is heading to the hunter thursday (some things to do )   stay over with tom and then heading out with that lot 

8.30 at guyra sounds good to me


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Just got back onto this thread after a busy week on other things and good to see plans are afoot.

Could I suggest the Hunter Krew meet the northerners for lunch at Denman at around 1.00pm. I reckon a leisurely lunch and chat will have us arriving at Rylstone around 4.00pm (or sooner for some).

Some of us are staying at the Rylstone Hotel which is a short stones throw from the Globe Hotel.

Safe travels all!

Cheers


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@Gaz wrote:Just got back onto this thread after a busy week on other things and good to see plans are afoot.

Could I suggest the Hunter Krew meet the northerners for lunch at Denman at around 1.00pm. I reckon a leisurely lunch and chat will have us arriving at Rylstone around 4.00pm (or sooner for some).

Some of us are staying at the Rylstone Hotel which is a short stones throw from the Globe Hotel.

Safe travels all!

Cheers
Sounds good Gaz, about a 4 hour run from here to Denman so we should easily get there for lunch.


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Gaz

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Fellow forum members. Today is 5 years since RossKKo passed from this world and this year, thanks to the improved Covid situation here in Oz we are able to cross state borders and travel by motorcycle where we wish (late breaking news might mean the New South Wales/Victorian border could be under threat again!).

Which means that this weekend the plans that you have seen unfold in this thread for a gathering at Mt Panorama in Bathurst to remember RossKKo will come to fruition. As of tonight I believe we are likely to have at least 11 members making the journey to one of RossKKo's favourite places to raise a toast to our missing friend.

To reinforce the esteem in which this guy is held by his friends and family I know that one of our number will be completing a round trip of over 2,000 km to be present for that toast and my estimate is that there will be over 10,000 km in total ridden by those who will attend our gathering at Mt Panorama.

I know that a number of RossKKo's immediate family will be there to join us on Sunday and they have told me that some of his non-riding friends have asked if they can attend as well.

The spirit of RossKKo is most certainly riding with us.


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180Back to top Go down   Let RossKKo ride with you - Page 4 Empty Finally booked in Fri May 28, 2021 1:29 am

AL-58

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I'm just slack, finally booked in at the Rylstone Hotel, I'm up and down all night, not a good sleeper so happy to be in a room by myself, but there is a spare bed if someone is desperate.

See you all tomorrow. Will pack the Lego. 

Al


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thinking of you all


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Saxon7

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Well,
that wasn't quite the ride I had in mind. First DNF for a while. Very disappointed not to have had a proper catch up with everyone and spend some time with Rossko on the Mountain. I had some grandiose plans to try and make some sort of documentation with my gop-pro of things but alas it wasn't to be. Many thanks to Smithy, Charlie and the Täckler for assistance, company and also for following up to make sure I got away okay.  We tried to sort a way of plugging the leak in my tank, but there's really nothing in Rylstone or Kandos on a Sunday morning, not even a gob of chewing gum to fix it like Bigglesworth would have done with his Sopwith.
I hope all went well on the mountain and the catch-up with Rossko's family went well. Also hope good riding was had on the way home for all riders.

Here's a link to a very short ride by near Sandy Hollow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP06Wv_1UNk

Cheers
 Sean

    

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we set off a little later than expected ,


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at the top of the hill on the sunday a good attendance 

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i made a dash for home , with a surprise noise which sounded really ominous at rylstone  on the way back , after checking that seanii had been picked up from Kandos ( had lost a couple of nuts off the exhaust headers - but replaced as i carried some spares with me ) 

made it home amongst the what seemed like sub zero fog over guyra and Ben lomond fogging up the visor , scarey stuff with skippies around


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By now most of the hardy forum members who made the trek to Mt Panorama to remember RossKKo will be home again. It was great to have the best gathering we have been able to enjoy together since the beginning of the Covid Age and to again have the privilege of having quite a few of RossKKo's family joining us on the mountain.

I think we ended up with 11 forum members gathered on the site with Saxon 7 making a valiant effort to get there but was thwarted at Kandos by some mechanical issues and having to return home. Sandra (Ross' wife) was also very thankful of the wishes passed on by some who could not make the trip. All of the family members present approached me individually during the time there to convey how special it is to them that the forum continues to remember Ross in this way and asked that I post their thoughts on the forum for all the members worldwide to hear.

The trip down to Rylstone/Kandos went without a hitch on a beautiful clear late autumn day with the northern members meeting the Hunter Krew at Denman for Saturday lunch as planned and then riding down through the Bylong Valley to our overnight lodgings. This year I managed to wake up on Sunday morning without a massive hangover (maybe I'm finally learning a few lessons) and we were away as planned just before 9.00am on another clear crisp morning (heated grips are great aren't they?), arriving at the site on Mt Panorama by 10.30am. Waz had come up from south and arrived ahead of us joined shortly after by Michael from Sydney who is the proud owner of one of RossKKo's bikes and rode it up for the day.

Flowers from the family were laid at the remembrance plaque and the ceremonial pouring of the honey bourbon, followed by our raising of the brick shot glasses for our toast to our missing friend.

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And our group with the family members.
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The assembled bikes.
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Some of us who had the time adjourned down into Bathurst to share lunch with Sandra and the family before heading off into the setting sun to our overnight stop at Yeoval where six of us enjoyed another night of camaraderie at the Royal Hotel. Monday morning found the Hunter Krew of Tom, Rickmeister and myself heading home via Wellington, Gulgong and Merriwa while Smithy, Tackler and Rick G contemplated a leisurely route north for the day.
Thanks to those who forwarded photos through to me for this post.

Cheers


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Well it was a long cold journey for me as I ventured south of the border into Mexico.  

I decided to try a slightly different route than the usual slog along the New England Hwy through Beaudesert, Boonah and Warwick.  Recently I put new shoes (tyres) and legs (suspension) on the old girl as she approaches her thirtieth Birthday.  This route took me through Woodenbong, Urbenville then down to Tabulam and into Tenterfield before turning south to Glen Innes to stay at Charlies' for the night.  The new suspension was working fine however the road north of Tabulam shook the living crap out the 75S' fairing resulting in a loose fairing for the rest of the trip.  I had recently tightened it but the damage to the fairing bracket ended up destroying the mountings.  Fortunately I have a new item to replace it.

After an exceeding cold night (for me) in the Glen, Charlie and I met Smithy and Schorn with the Scharnhorst in Guyra where it was reputed to be warming up at 2 deg C.  So we were on our way and our first stop was at Wallabadah where the best coffee outside of Italy was reputably served.  Anyway the drink was warming and we were cold.  I had packed well with my new cold weather pants so only my hands were cold.  A quick stop up the road at the servo and we were on our way.  We planned to meet the Hunter Krew at Denman for lunch and were running late.  

Wallabadah and the Three Wise Men.  They were discussing regional government matters.  
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We located the Krew outside a cafe in the shade(?) on a lovely winters day.  A charming cafe it was and a quick bite saw the Krew depart at a great rate of knots leaving me as tail end charlie.  Schorn had set up at a corner to film as the group headed towards Bylong and Rylstone for the night. 

Once in Rylstone we were spread across the Rylstone and Globe Hotels gathering at the former for the night.  It wasn't a big crowd and located across the road was a Mexican Restaurant.  Just confirming to me that I really was south of the border.  The feed was served quickly as there was not a large crowd in that night.  Al met us there and unfortunately Schorn could only get a room at Kandos nearby.  My stay at the Globe was more than adequate with a heated room and renovated showers and toilets.  I believe they are trying to attract the motorcycle crowd as well as the Rylstone.  Charlie and I both parked outside and awoke to frost on the bikes.

A bit of a slow start as Schorn had a leaking fuel tank and no amount of chasing found a suitable sealant to remedy the problem.  His journey home was apparently entertaining after the NRMA guy and his Mintie were unable to fix the leak.  Departing around 9:00am we arrived in time to meet everyone at the usual place on The Mountain at Bathurst.  

The NRMA man and the Mintie.  
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Here we caught up with Waz and due to some unforeseen changes he was unable to work his magic on the access pass.  Anyway we gathered along with the family and paid our respects to RosKKo.  It is still a beautiful spot to stop and to admire the view.  Toasts were proposed and one was probably paid to the rain gods allowing the day to pass unmolested.  

RossKKo's Memorial.  
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We journeyed down The Mountain and onto the Jack Duggan for lunch for which arrangements were made at very short notice.  Thanks Al.  Parking out the back Covid restrictions only allowed us entry through the front door where Uli worked his magic for me with the QR code.  It was quite warm inside and the meal served quickly.  Soon it was time to leave as the Sydneysiders wanted to get away early.  Sandra was most appreciative of our attendance and I was happy that I was able to obtain the photos due to the changes.

Our next stop for the night was to be the Royal Hotel at Yeovil, a random location chosen by Smithy in the middle of what was sheep country.  When I arrived I was greeted by an eighty-four year old local who looked like he had been shearing all his life.  His portrait was one of many on the wall inside the pub.  

Along the way we travelled around Orange (big place) and through Molong where Gaz and I stopped for coffee at a cafe.  Whilst sitting outside the the owner advised us of the toilet out the back for our use.  As there was a departing rider there as well, Gaz mentioned, that this bloke wants the motorcycle trade here.  Top marks to him for being so helpful.  It was "Be Tempted at Barnseys" in Bank St., Telegraph Hotel across the road.

Anyway we departed and headed for Yeovil where we made a total of six stayers for the night.  With twenty rooms to choose from and a shop across the road that served bacon and egg rolls for breakfast.  A big pub and in its day would have been highly popular.  A horseshoe bar inside where you could have a chat with everyone and more importantly be able to get the attention of the barmaid at the necessary time.  Shearers can be thirsty chaps.  

We found a corner and settled in.  A pool room was next door and we had the use of the dinning room all to ourselves.  An outside toilet and shower upstairs where I believe Rick decided to choose a room without a heater.  At the end of the evening we settled in on the upstairs balcony to demolish the remains of the Honey Bourbon from earlier in the day.  As a single malt man I had some Springbank 10yo I was carrying in a hip flask.

The Royal Hotel, Yeovil.  Upstairs rooms and toilet this end.  
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The day dawned sunny and cold again with the bikes parked on the street outside.  The only incursion during the night was when Smithy thought my door was the hallway after a midnight prowl (to the loo).  Gaz generously supplied breakfast and the Hunter Krew were off in a flash whilst Rick, Smithy and I decided on a plan to get home.  

Departing at our usual time of around nine, we first decided to head to Bingara then later at Smithy's suggestion we booked into the Bendemeer Hotel at the top of the range near Tamworth.  It was firstly onto to Wellington where we fueled up and then onto Gulgong were we stopped for a quick bite and a coffee.  This is a town that I have travelled through many a time but as the road skirts the outside I have rarely stopped here.  A charming little old country town.

Continuing on north past Dunedoo (I always chuckle at this name), Coolah and towards Mullaley where we hit the Oxley Hwy west of Tamworth.  Before the highway we decided to stop at Tambar Springs for lunch instead of Gunnedah.  A pie and a drink while sitting in the sun in the gutter.  One of those things you just do on a motorcycle.

A view from the gutter - Tambar Springs 
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Next to the general store which does everything including the post office there was a war memorial park.  According to the sign and I quote, "The village has a special place in Australian war history - it was the first centre in Australia to erect a war memorial at war's end.  It is also believed to have had the largest number of men, per capita, enlisting in the war for the British Commonwealth, over both world wars."  For what appears to be nowadays a dot on the map it made me think.  

Inside the store there was a lot of stock sitting in plastic bins.  As was explained there is currently a mouse plague sweeping western NSW and this was just one way to stop them eating everything in their path.  

So onto Bendemeer and Smithy took us on a short cut to avoid Tamworth and bought us out at the bottom of the Moonbi Range.  Relatively uneventful and no traffic up the range.  The road was in good condition and we were in Bendemeer in no time.  A larger pub with new owners who went out of their way to make us comfortable.  The barmaid was a bit particular in obtaining our details but the beer was cold and the rooms comfortable.  The breakfast was superb.  

Another cold night and our bikes were locked away as well.  This was the first time my 75S struggled with a start but eventually all was good.  A bit of jealousy here as my 75 does not have a reverse gear!  We made our own ways back from here as I was travelling the furthest to Brisbane.  I must have just missed Rick for a fuel stop at Armidale Airport.  

Next stop was at Schorn's where he had arrived in one piece complete with outfit and entertaining tales of the journey home.  A cuppa and a bit of fruit cake and the long hop started.  I became increasingly annoyed with the roadworks along the way.  Bolivia Hill I was prepared for but the five before Stanthorpe became a little annoying.  Well I suppose it is a way too keep people employed during Covid.  

Once I had crossed the border and was out of Mexico I could relax.  I took the safe route home via Willowbank and arrived home a little after sunset. 

So apart from the cold, roadworks, broken fairing and a possible speed camera ticket, a most enjoyable trip.  It was good to catch up with the Mexicans and we travelled some new ground as well.



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G'day Herr Tackler, thank you for a great write up and I'm sorry I missed you at Yeoval on our departure.
You had better explain "NRMA and Mintie" to our Canadian and American friends. 
Cheers
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A photo or two from the small part of the ride I managed to attend.

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I came across this photo of our friend RossKKo on the day he purchased the K100 in Ormeau, Qld.  As you can see it was belting down with rain and this was the start of his trip back to Sydney.  

I believe that journey took a while........

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I think it rained all the way to Guyra too, so he spent the night drinking bourbon and drying clothes for the next leg back to Sydney.
It was a  good looking bike that one, with the Pichler(?) fairing etc. I never saw him on it again...not sure what happened but the next time I saw hm he was riding the blue 1100RS, and then the last time he was on his Katana. Let RossKKo ride with you - Page 4 Sam_2211
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Great write ups, pics and videos - thank you. So envious. 
Mind you I was slightly warmer having a long weekend yachting off the UK south coast in glorious weather!
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It is heart warming that Rosskko is so well remembered, his selfless generosity to me during my first visit down under will certainly never be forgotten.

Will you please re-open your borders soon…I’m fully vaccinated and yearning for those twisty NSW roads again.
I would even like to venture north of the border, subject to the additional vaccinations required to cope with croc bite etc.


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Forgot to put this link up awhile ago.
I don't think it's alzheimers..but life is hard when you're a goldfish.


Short ride-by vid.
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I think it may be Alzheimers if you read #182.  

So glad this forum only accepts exceptional people.


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Well.... I... oh..
Sorry who am I again ?
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