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charlie99

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just thought to document , the not too long ago " BMWTC Karuah River Rally 2020 " attendance and events resulting in restoring a contributed and broken fairing on the old girl .

stay tuned , will get time later today  , under social distancing separation rules out here .


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Good to hear you and Gerty are on the mend.

    

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oops 4g modem died ...or more explicitly  the battery kinda expanded without my knowledge ...so new one ordered and delivered today  so back to normal service ...soon I hope ...bloomin thing was giving me about 4 minutes of operation before resetting ...GAAAAHHH  !


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
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heres the story

a week or so before the Karuah event Fred and I attended a motorcycle restorers club event, down at Guyra , namely a show and shine event for all sorts of interesting automobilia , held during the lamb and potato festivities (a yearly thing )
on the way home I detoured via Craigs (Smithy) place , some 20 kilometres east of Guyra . the first of several bad decisions over the coming weeks .

it had been a beautiful day , but dark clouds were gathering , so I scarpered back towards Guyra hoping to beat the rain somewhat , .rain really hasn't bothered me at all in the past , lucky to be sitting behind the big fairing of old Gerty ,,, but big mistake, a local cloud burst had occurred some 5 or so kilometres east of town , and I was directly in its path .

water covered the road deep enough to cover the cam cover , the engine spluttered a couple of times on my way through , I really couldn't see well at all, such was the intensity of the blast from above , I was laying over with footpegs nearly scraping the road to maintain forward momentum into the fantastically strong winds ,  and then it was gone ..... what the ?

I was only wearing a light day jacket and shorty boots , gloves etc which seemed a good idea for the most part of the day , now soaked completely through , boots full of water , and then it got cold really quickly.
I had parked up to wring out my clothes gloves and empty my boots at the highway service station in Guyra , and to let the threatening clouds pass the road ahead . I started to freeze .
 second big mistake , forgot to fill with fuel (which I had planned to do - but forgot in all the excitement of the storm )

yes you guessed it, 40 ks up the road coming out of the fixed speed camera trap behind Ben Lomond, the old boy chugged and complained ... I made it to the Red Lion Pub  some 5 or 10 kilometres further on , but still 20 kilometres short of home (glen Innes ) , already wet and shivering I wasn't about to chance that last 20 k and not have phone contact or shelter along that next section .

a Mate from Glenn Innes brought some fuel down , enough to get home at least .

it was fantastic to jump in the shower and warm up , at last .

a week later I was suffering terribly from a chest infection affecting my breathing , constantly coughing etc , I sought assistance at the local hospital for antibiotics (which had run out ) and an inhaler so I could breath ,

bugga  !! ... today was supposed to be the KRR getaway and I had planned to be away by 9.00 ish am and here I am still in the hospital waiting for a doctor to attend , now 3  hours later  11:30 am .

a short time later, in the glorious sun, script filled and the inhaler had worked wonders , I felt 200 % better . should I ? , yes why not !.

loaded up old faithful Gerty and was off , stopping to refuel at Walcha , on the way .
not so long after, the rain started , obviously it was coastal and wouldn't bother too much as I was well wrapped up in anticipation , as traversing through the hills through to Nowendock the winds and rain increased quite a bit , before heading off the escarpment down into the coastal strip proper I stopped as usual, at the lookout before the descent , outlook , gloomy with wind and rain ..

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repairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  20200217

sorry, last pics I have of the trip, as the wet conditions wouldn't be really compatible with the phone - camera from here on
tbc



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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

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Jeez, Charlie, dramas all around. Can't wait for the rest of the story!


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next part

not to many vehicles on the road at all along the way , did they know something I didn't ?

no matter, made it fun to wind down the big hill into the coastal areas and traverse the many gully and creek crossings along the path to Gloucester where I filled up with fuel and necessities , grog , food stuffs etc and then back on the road into the rain again .

running a bit late from the off , I wasn't waiting around for other drivers along the road , achieved Dungog before 5:00 pm , not too bad at all
a quick look around the township showed no signs of bikes anywhere .
hmmm

off into the rain again , and to the "low road " access to the state forests , stopping along the way at a roadside household rubbish pickup , where I scored a busted scateboard , the intention being to use it for centre stand support - platform in the mud at the campsite , the k beasts sink well in mud,  experience has taught me well ....giggles

the campsite wasn't far off now , I thought to myself as I thrashed along the dirt road  , fortunately mostly gravel , which these avon trailmaster tyres love , but not so well the modellers clay sections of slippery uncontrollable gunk.
yep, found a gully in the road surface along the same line as the wheel tracks , breaking through the crown of the road to the other side , front wheel followed the crack and the back wheel decided to try and blast through the gooee crap low side .resulting in a soft layover event , crushing the city case panier on the right hand side ,,,,shoot !!!! 

dignity regathered , contents of the panier lashed to the back  and the city case discarded on the side of the road , actually the lid did well and was not damaged too much , but without any further room left to spare , it now lives as a marker and warning to those that come after me now planted into the roadside cutting . 

approaching the campsite , a little further on (maybe 5 kilometers ) down a fairly slippery section of mud, I hit the wooden surfaced bridge on the approach to the campsite , losing traction on the rear again , perhaps a little too  much rear brake on that decent ? 
bugga me !!!  lost the rear again , this time in a big way   with a very heavy landing indeed .  engine roar , then cuttoff as I found the kill switch .

I had hit the ground hard, right knee first to hit whilst still tucked into the fairing upper and almost in riding stance , leg was tucked under the bike foot kinda wrapped up in the space between shock absorber , rear wheel and frame ,. I remember seeing this and thinking this is not a good look ,whilst laying under the weight of the bike on the wet and muddy road surface , the angle of the ankle was ...erm ...interesting to say the least .

help arrived rather quickly as the campsite was but mere meters from the road and bridge at that end of the site .

a couple of blokes helped me get untangled and right the old girl , , big scoring damage to the upper part of the fairing on the right hand side , mirror had poped off , and lots of scars along the right hand side of the crankcase , and everything else ,(the panieer would have taken some of that load , unfortunately already missing ) .

with thanks to the guys, hobbled back onto Gerty which started with ease (god bless her ) and rode in to the entry point where I caught up with some familiar faces . slowly making a pained walk to make the entry fee , with concern from many on my health status .



one of the bmwtc members helped me get a site location stewart I think his name was , but Al Pennykid  found me and helped setup Gerty on some timber under the centre stand in the soft ground (the skateboard had been discarded some ways back as I needed the hockystrap to hold other things together ...blast !!)
had I said it was wet yet ? 

I had carried an additional plastic Tarp with me  so tied it to a tree and to Gerty to get some form of covering , deployed the tent underneath , with some difficulty, bloomin hobbling around all over the place with some pain , but only when I stood with weight on my right keg ...figures I guess ...lol

campsite setup complete and dark approaching fast now , I retired to my little place of peace , and a six pack of beer  to contemplate my predicament , fortunately no bottles were broken but a loss of some contents in one bottle left the topbox swamped in beer residue and my spare jumper soaking wet .

until the first "off" I had been well clad and pretty dry from all the weather , but during the fight to right the bike, I had stripped off the jacket , helmet gloves etc and was now quite damp , fortunately left side panieer carried my alternate clothing  so re dressed to keep warm . it rained and rained all night  , im sure it got heavier as soon as I arrived , with only 1 or 2 stops in rain over night , just for a minute or two each time , im told rain fall was 8 inches for the area overnight , but im sure where we were, it was more , with the constant splash of the tarp dumping its load every few minutes .

some banter overnight with others before retiring was welcome


 
a nurse , along with the ralliers threatened me with some medication - pain killers should the need arise ,and suggested that I call for an ambulance to get out of this predicament with medical intervention recommended pretty quick .
but I knew that i had little or no pain in the affected leg , until I stood with weight upon it , I could feel my toes , I could also wiggle them and could feel no warm blood in my boot so knew there no skin piercing damage down there .
decided that if I took the boot off that I would not likely get it back on with the swelling that was likely to happen , so left it on as a splint of sorts , keeping it all compressed and together like .
an ambulance would not be attending way out in the sticks anyhow , as far as I was concerned .

she (the nurse ) agreed and left me alone till next morning - thankfully , when I did get a couple of panamax tablets from her before leaving site .

was pretty much agreed by all that, although I had missed the presentations assembly for the rally, that I should get the hard luck award ...lol

on leaving next day I was lucky enough to get an escort by 4wd vehicle , "just in case " along the path "out" along the bush tracks , I had to slow several times to let him catch up , with a wave and good bye as we hit the tar again .


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my plan with this condition was to head to Toms Place in Newcastle and attend the john hunter hospital as I was sure if anything that needed to be done could be done as a one stop shop kinda thinking . I hooked up with some of the local "Hunter" (nearby major city Newcastle - regionally know as the "hunter" region from its proximity of the hunter valley and river  )  members . who I travelled with southbound out of dungog . we stopped for brunch where we discussed meeting up with Tom , and if anybody had seen him recently , a member contributed that he thought he was off in New Zealand exploring , Burt Munro Challenge perhaps  and with Gaz  ?

hmm...  well that shot a hole in my considerations , we parted the brunch spot  with good tidings and a refresh meeting next year . 
it was only raining softly at this point  so turned my heading north again , as I wasn't in any real pain whilst riding , I couldn't see any big risk to travelling homewards .


with some help from the lady at the shell servo at glouchester  filled up again but was advised that the road up the highway was blocked  with police turnng around motorists  but likely a motorcycle could get through . I proceeded regardless ....lol. what else could go wrong ?


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
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traveling north again up the thundebolts highway (reverse of travel) I encountered many rock falls , trees across the road , and dickheads doing stupid things on blind corners ....typical !

not much to mention but a refill at black mountain (just north of Armidale ) had me lying on the ground as I dismounted ....giggles... put my right foot at the worst angle I could do, with pain, just lost footing ,
but on arrival home after a few hours on the bike my right knee had locked up , yes , drove into the driveway at home ..steadied with my left leg went to put right foot down and deploy the sidestand  ...but it didn't move ...keeled straight over to the right ....buugaaa !!!!

help arrived quick smart from across the road neighbours  and a couple of army reserves (on fire recovery dutys - just passing )  to my relief ....sheesh !

a day or two after went for xrays , and confirmed fibular damage .
ended up in a moon boot for a few weeks .

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didn't stop me attending another show and shine with Fred ...not too far off  the next weekend , I tell you riding with a moon boot , wind blowing through your toes is an experience to be had .......giggles , just glad no stone throughs caught the exposed toes ......

some pics of the damage to my old girl

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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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recovery

besides the obvious damage to the right hand side fairing . although cosmetic basically

the left hand side has suffered some serious deterioration , ill guess some helpful folk help right the old girl by the fairing rather than by the bars or frame work 
pic to come is pretty bad, but you get the idea
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crank case damage

what you see happens when hitting big chunky gravel at speed and an oops

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 new to me 90 crank cover all nice and black , pretty much obvious it cam off an lt at some stage , part the way through striping it back to basic aluminium

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and after a little bit of Charlie treatment works (some black to fill in yet)  

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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

Stan

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Thanks for the information so far Charlie. Will we get such detailed photos of your body? Maybe not a good idea. affraid


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That was one messy trip Charlie. I came off three times in one week many decades ago, but never three times in one trip!!! Shocked


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Ya know Abermain was open for business back in February. I'd of had no qualms taking you to visit the tisk tisk tiskers at the hospitibles. LOL Had you that list of members phone numbers we did way back on 08 or 09ish ?? It may have come in handy mate.


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Hi Charlie, thanks for the write up of that messy ride. Sorry I was not home to assist in any way. We were in New Zealand at the time getting wet on our first day's ride as well.
Hope all is getting back to normal but motorcycling is somewhat restricted at the moment.
Hope your leg is OP now and that Gerty is slowly getting back to normal.
Cheers
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Glad to see your on the mend.  Now you have plenty of time to get Gerty back to her old self if not even better.
Regards Martin.


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It is good to see you're well on your way to healing up, Chazza. I know ol' Gerty will be sparkling in no time. Take care of yerself, ol' mate.


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well to be honest , whilst I had the boot on , during those 7 or so weeks , not much happened at all
standing was the issue
so did very little at all actually
I bought some crutches from the local op shop , the neighbour across the road had a walking stick which I used pretty much all the time
the crutches were used when doing shopping for necessities , once injured those big store shopping aisles are really long ....lol

yes had the list keith , it goes everywhere with Gerty

and no worries Tom  it was a plan of attack for the nurse's satisfaction

in the intervening weeks  since getting the boot off , lots has happened to the old girl

but looking into fitting crash bars , with some modification , along the crank case length (for both sides ), to give a little more geometry and better fixing points so that they don't just sheer off at first sign of a drop . will help immensely with the bush tracks I intend to explore around the district , as ive just about completed all the tar sections that I can .

more to come ....pretty soon today

but thanks for the replies guys


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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more on recovery

so armed with a spare fairing , in not too good  shape , from seanii with many thanks , and another from tom in slightly better condition (cheers Tom )
I set to work repairing seaniis first  and strengthening the spider mounts at a minimum .

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and also shortening the length of the fairing back to the knees pointy bits area

resulting in this

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and some colour to go on ..luckily the days were still reasonably warm and above 20 deg c ....just ..before the long cool winter starts again

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and headlight prepared ,. using the same parkers indication process as Fred

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and finally a bit of clearcoat , and fit it all up , ready for mounting
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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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results

after a bit more fiddling and a bit of a wash


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Much cheaper than manufacturing crash bars Charlie and easier to fit Very Happyrepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Strip_White_Background_2_2048x

    

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Just out of curiosity (and cabin fever) I had a look on Google maps at some of the places in your trip. I can't comprehend the distances involved and the scale of the place, and then you drop in a line, "An ambulance wouldn't come out here"...


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Chris back in the early 70's we often did a round trip burger run of 400 miles  Albury to Melbourne and back. I must admit petrol was a lot cheaper.
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@norton71 wrote:Much cheaper than manufacturing crash bars Charlie and easier to fit Very Happyrepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Strip_White_Background_2_2048x


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probably a wise idea Bert ...giggles ... it seems every couple of years I find a muddy patch to park the old girl ....


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Charlie I carry a 5" square post cap for the stand when expecting soft ground. 
Regards Martin.
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Bit of ‘true grit’ showing there Charlie. Glad things are looking up.
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chris846 wrote:Just out of curiosity (and cabin fever) I had a look on Google maps at some of the places in your trip. I can't comprehend the distances involved and the scale of the place, and then you drop in a line, "An ambulance wouldn't come out here"...

since 2012 I used to make the trip also but the starting point was Brisbane Chris , admittedly we did stay over night part the way on a couple of occasions . so add another 450 kl (one direction )


heres that lookout , in sunny times back then in 2012

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and riding mates - on that occasion

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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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@charlie99 wrote:heres that lookout , in sunny times back then in 2012

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and riding mates - on that occasion
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I remember that ride down, a bit wet as well, I recall. That's you, me and RickG! I haven't seen those piccies in yonks. It was my last full year living there, still working for Motorline then, before I went to the States and got stuck into working here. Thanks for the refresher. These days it all feels so bloody far away and so long ago.


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charlie99

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for location of the site out in the bush
try here using firefox browser
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/32%C2%B013'06.1%22S+151%C2%B045'40.5%22E/@-32.2183611,151.7590613,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-32.218348!4d151.761252

follow the frying pan creek road south (down ) back to dungog


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@charlie99 wrote:for location of the site out in the bush
try here using firefox browser
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/32%C2%B013'06.1%22S+151%C2%B045'40.5%22E/@-32.2183611,151.7590613,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-32.218348!4d151.761252

follow the frying pan creek road south (down ) back to dungog
That Google Gods map link, when using Microsoft Edge, drops me in the Gulf of Guinea just south of Togo on the east coast of Africa.

Frying Pan Creek & Frying Pan Creek Campground

This one brings you closer to Dungog & Frying Pan Creek/Campground. Can't recall if that's where the rally is held. I sensed it was West of, not North of, Dungog, but am not certain. It was almost always raining.


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yeah that works in internet explorer also Darren

thanks mate


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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I presume those roads into the creek are all unmettaled - so you must have done a lot of riding on gravelly stuff charlie?


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yes indeed Will , for the most part this years gravel road was not too bad , but the massive rainfall washed a lot of mud into wheel tracks  as I traversed the roads , and running a fair bit later than all others , likely wetter than their experience going into the event .


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orepairs to old Gerty - once more - karuah river trip oopsies and recovery  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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