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nev 10-04-2018 03:08 PM

Re: Dalby Qld.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Williamson (Post 73056)
Crikey Nev, that's a lot of fuelling up ~ every 3 to 4 hours, what around 400km? Small tank, high fuel consumption? What's the go?

Petrol doesn't seem to last as long as it used to in the old days.

nev 10-04-2018 03:09 PM

Re: Dalby Qld.
 
The one thing I did stop for during the day was a spectacular sight about 30km east of Dalby after 11pm at night. A locomotive with a special carriage or two was on the train line which ran adjacent to the road, and was grinding the tracks. The showers of sparks in the night was spectacular.

Saturday I didn't ride and spent the day in town associating with about 45 other motorbike riders who all must have had services booked on their bikes because noone was out riding.

Sunday I woke up after sunrise and set off. Dalby main street is undergoing a major facelift, accompanied by major roadworks.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0536.JPG

Headed south through the cotton fields towards Cecil Plains

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0538.JPG

Around one corner I came across a Wedgetail Eagle. He was riding the air currents only 5-15 metres above the ground, floating in the air scanning the bare fields below for any prey. He wasn't too annoyed by my presence and hovered above me for quite some time.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0547.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0548.JPG


Into Millmerran, a town filled with murals depicting various facets of the towns farming history

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0550.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0558.JPG

From there I headed towards Goondiwindi, with a backroad detour from the Gore Hwy to the Cunningham Hwy.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0564.JPG

Lots of huge cactus type plant/trees in this area.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0565.JPG

An easter theme to the Goondiwindi artwork on the north side of town.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0567.JPG

nev 10-04-2018 03:22 PM

Re: Dalby Qld.
 
From Boggabilla I headed down the Bruxnor Hwy then through North Star and Croppa Creek to Pallamallawa on the Gwydir hwy

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0569.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0570.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0571.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0574.JPG

This was parked outside a pecan nut farm. I think it's used to shake the trees to get the nuts out of them.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0575.JPG

At Gravesend I headed south, but with a dirt shortcut to bypass Bingara and hit the Bingara-Narrabri road.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0576.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0577.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Da...408_113355.jpg

Narrabri claims to be the Sportiest town in Australia

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0578.JPG

Backroads from there to Wee Waa where I had to fuel up on 91 as there was no premium in town.

Most of the road from Wee Waa - Pilliga - Coonamble was like this.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0584.JPG

Murals have given new life to what was a dirty old water tower in Coonamble.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0586.JPG

and this one in Gulargambone is half completed.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0588.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0587.JPG

robbieb 10-04-2018 03:41 PM

Re: Dalby Qld.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nev (Post 73068)

Around one corner I came across a Wedgetail Eagle. He was riding the air currents only 5-15 metres above the ground, floating in the air scanning the bare fields below for any prey. He wasn't too annoyed by my presence and hovered above me for quite some time.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0547.JPG

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0548.JPG


Cool pics, but are you sure that's a Wedgetail?

Could be a Black Kite

http://www.birdlife.org.au/images/si...80-580x400.jpg

glitch 10-04-2018 04:15 PM

Re: Dalby Qld.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nev (Post 73068)
An easter theme to the Goondiwindi artwork on the north side of town.

http://www.thisstupidurl.com/2018/Dalby/IMG_0567.JPG


Looks I went too far south in search of my MONA...that's stuff I can handle!
:clap:

Quote:

Originally Posted by nev (Post 73069)
Boggabilla... Croppa Creek....Pallamallawa ...

That's sooo Queensland! :bs

Quote:

Originally Posted by nev (Post 73069)
This was parked outside a pecan nut farm. I think it's used to shake the trees to get the nuts out of them.


That thing should be recommissioned then...and re-assigned to Canberra to shake the living shit out of those pollies :thumbs:

Good stuff....Farrider meet?


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