AusTouring.com  


Go Back   AusTouring.com > General Viewing > Out and About
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes Language
Old 14-03-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
roscoau
Got a bit on the side
 
roscoau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pambula
Posts: 117
Default Dancing with banjos

Zoomable map of my route: http://www.dualsportmaps.com/?link=100152

This weekend was marked by a get-together by the Australian contingent of Adventure Riders forum (ADVrider.com). This was held at Upper Horton, 60km or so west of Manilla where the banjos can be heard at night very clearly - scary when the call "Squeal like a pig, boy!" echos through the hills!

I was allowed out alone this weekend so I got an early start on Friday and headed up through Lambs Valley, Singo in the drizzle. It'll clear… won't it? Yer, right! I made a detour via Hebdon then Kayuga and Dartbrook and back onto the highway to Wingen where I had lunch. By now the rain had stopped and things were looking up! I slabbed it to Gunnedah with a short stop to meet a local sunning himself on the road - Koala Ken wandered off and returned to his tree while I got soaked again two minutes from town. I grab a room at start drying out…

Next morning it's only 120km to go, but it's mostly dirt. Turns out the road north from Gunnedah through Borah Creek and Mayvale is fantastic and the Ural putts along on 80kph most of the time. Beautiful country! This was one of the best rides I can remember in a long time. Everyone but me was lost obviously since they all passed me going the other way. Off for a ride around the countryside it seems. The camp was pretty quiet when I got there.

Sunday… early start, sitting on 50-60kph - kangaroos left, right and centre. Down to Manilla and turn right towards Somerton and Piallaway to Werris Creek and lunch at Wingen again. Slabbed to Singleton again then off into the countryside for some new scenery. Home, safe and sound. Fiona the Ural ran faultlessly all weekend. Roughly 160km of dirt; boy does she need a good wash!




























__________________
rosco.id.au

Speed limits: an achievement, not a restriction - Ural
roscoau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
moike
Old Fahrt
 
moike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Benalla
Posts: 410
Default Re: Dancing with banjos

Fiona?
__________________
Mike

Truth, Justice and the American Way...
Pick the odd one out.
moike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
stevegt738
Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Garfield, Vic.
Posts: 437
Default Re: Dancing with banjos

the banjos can be heard at night very clearly - scary when the call "Squeal like a pig, boy!" echos through the hills!

I'd be worried what continent I was on .
Great photos & sounds like a great ride .
__________________
steve,
"I`m not peeling that!" Quote- Hamster, Top Gear in America.
72 GT750 : The Bitch
K9 DL650 : SnowQueen

Last edited by stevegt738; 15-03-2011 at 05:58 PM.
stevegt738 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2011, 09:35 AM   #4
roscoau
Got a bit on the side
 
roscoau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pambula
Posts: 117
Default Re: Dancing with banjos

Quote:
Originally Posted by moike View Post
Fiona?
Yeah... she's as green as Shrek but better lookin'...

How are you doing Mike?


According to the GPS
Total km: 878
Max speed: 98kph
Average speed: 66kph
Approx 170km dirt road.
__________________
rosco.id.au

Speed limits: an achievement, not a restriction - Ural
roscoau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
moike
Old Fahrt
 
moike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Benalla
Posts: 410
Default Re: Dancing with banjos

Quote:
Originally Posted by roscoau View Post
Yeah... she's as green as Shrek but better lookin'...
OK, makes sense.
I've never gotten into the habit of naming bikes. I only ever have one, so there's not much confusion.

Quote:
How are you doing Mike?
Doing good ... apart from discovering that I suck at retiring.... and welding. (My attempted repair of the instrument support bracket created something that looked like steel and worked like cheese.)
__________________
Mike

Truth, Justice and the American Way...
Pick the odd one out.
moike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 03:04 AM.


All information contained on this site is © 2007-2008 to Austouring.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.