Friday, April 22, 2011

2009 Not the Snowy Ride

Thought i'd just throw up some random photos of some past rides. This is one that i usually go on every year or second year. First day is leaving Sydney and heading down the south coast to Bega, up Brown mountain and onto Bombala for the night at the pub. We stopped at the boat shed for lunch at Batemans Bay then headed on.
After a big night on the piss at the Bombala hotel it was up earlyish to head off down the Bonang highway. Not to be put off but there is about 15km of good dirty to be covered on the sports bikes. Then after that is about 110kms of pure fun twisties, with no towns along the way and virtually no body on the road as it doesnt really go anywhere.
After these awesome bends we get to come back up the great alpine road to omeo. I must say these are some of the best motorcycling roads in this country. We stop at the golden age pub for the night were we have a fantastic time. At least i'm not as hung over the next day as i was the previuos.

Looking out from the pub towards Mt Hotham. We didn't go over hotham this day instead taking the road to the blue duck and up over the mountain and down to falls creek. This was a first for me and the road was newly tarred. But all the same what an brilliant peice of road. Loved it.

After this sweet section of road right after the blue duck it was up over to Falls Creek and on to Mt Beauty. It was a very hot day this day around about 38°C and we stopped at the pub in Corryong for a couple of cool drinks. Then its onto Thredbo and we stay the night in Jindabyne. After that is was back onto the road back up to sydney.

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Birthday Present

Thanks to my lovely wife, i finally got around to making some more beer at the beer factory. 50 litres of pure beer goodness.......
It was her birthday present last year she got me a gift card and i finally got around to using it and with only 1 month to go till my next birthday. Having beer on tap at home i have to say there is nothing better.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On the Road again soon

Looks like it was only a bad spark plug on Brad's VTR1000 so it looks like he'll be good for a ride again in the next couple of years if i can get him out...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Two Ferry's Run

Sunday morning, beautiful weather, time for a ride! Now to decide where to go, so many options to pick from Old Rd, Putty, Nasho.....mmmm i think i'll go somewhere i haven't been before and a little less known, that way hopefully there will be less bikes and cars on the roads. I take a quick look at and pick out a route.

Kiss the loved one's goodbye suite up and helmet on, i set off on a fantastic sunday morning. Not a cloud in the sky, and about 23°C - perfect. I head off up the M4 and get off at Emu plains and make for old bathurst road up into the Blue Mountains, on to springwood and back down Hawksbury Rd. Stop at the lookout and have a chat to a guy on a trumpy 695 for half hour then set off again.
Its then off down the hill, some nice twisties here but all too short as they only last about 3kms. Then its on into windsor, past the pub. Lots of bikes at the pub today. Down over the bridge and out to wilberforce where i stop and fuel up. Mmm premium is 148.9c/litre ouch.
Turn off the putty and head up towards the sackville ferry, i've never been this way before and i wonder what the road ahead holds in store for me. Its easy going to the ferry. I wait a couple of minute and then have pole position on the ferry.
I'm off and doing 100 by the top of the hill and follow the road along until i turn off at River Rd. This road is as its name says. It follows the river along all the way until it gets to wiseman's ferry. The road is very narrow, not much wider than 1.5 cars so i take it fairly careful whilst still having fun. I don't see many cars at all along here and only a couple of bikes too.
This road reminds my a little of the Granya Gap in Vic, although its not a good as that bit of road it has similarities, narrow, no sign postings, and tight. I come across some interesting limestone rock formations along the road next to the river. Looks like the river used to wash the rock wall out from underneath millions of years ago.

I reach the werris creek ferry at the bottom of wisemans ferry, and there's a line up of cars and bikes. It could be a bit of a wait, so i join the queue but it looks like i'll miss the ferry. No wait the ferry master waves me on right at the back, as i roll down the hill to get on my rear tyre goes over the railway track  just as i touch the rear brake and i go sideways down the ferry entrance. Gee the ferry worker had saucer shaped eye's as my rectum contracts slightly. Whew all good and i manage to get the last spot on the ferry albiet sideways....

Yep as i said, just made it on.
I get off the other side and decide to head up to St Albans. Its only about 20Km's so its a quick trip up and i stop at the pub for a toilet break and a quick drink of water. No beer for me, gee the pub is packed lots of bikes and cars, theres a band playing in the park. i head off after about 10 minutes and head back and leave that sweet country pub behind.

Back to the werris creek ferry, damn theres about 60 cars waiting for the ferry, what to do..... mmm the honda highway for me right up to about 10 cars from front and onboard the ferry, no waiting for me. Heh heh suckers in cars when will they learn.
I get off the other side and head off back up wisemans ferry road and down to pit town, where i over take a ducati 1098. Looks like he wants to keep up, and we have a bit of fun through the twisties near the golf course in the middle section of wisemans ferry road. I also stop at the look out at the top near wisemans ferry for a quick photo then its off again.

Homeward bound i turn into blacktown Rd and it starts to spot with rain. Looks like i made it home just in time.

I give the R1 a wash and then give the rear ducktail a polish and clean and lube the chain ready for action next time. Its now raining pretty steady.

Its time for post ride beers........
Until next time.