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This thread is not for nrl arguments between qld and nsw, but more for ride reports, pics organised rides/invites where we can enjoy a ride or 2 with our state neighbors.

(Grudges and banter still welcome though!!)
 

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P.I. 2018 ride.

So @AusPete and I think @Sungod Racing are heading down to Phillip Island in October for the big race. I will let them post up there plans/departure times ect.
My bosses will be away that week, so I have to work, but I plan to head down to Canberra to meet Auspete on his journey back up to qld.
I will most likely ride down to Armidale on Monday the 29th of October, stay the night and then ride through to Canberra on the Tuesday. (Probably via Auspete's mud map that's in the sd pics thread)
All welcome to come for a ride if you got the time, @GTR27, @scrub runner, @hyperpete, @kbkato, @Boldor, @kevxtx, @Sideshow, @690arrr and anyone else interested.

Looking forward to a good run down south.
 

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Looks like a great ride there @DW, I'll check my roster closer hopefully I can do at least a day ride with us, maybe the Armidale-Canberra section.
 

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So @AusPete and I think @Sungod Racing are heading down to Phillip Island in October for the big race. I will let them post up there plans/departure times ect.
My bosses will be away that week, so I have to work, but I plan to head down to Canberra to meet Auspete on his journey back up to qld.
I will most likely ride down to Armidale on Monday the 29th of October, stay the night and then ride through to Canberra on the Tuesday. (Probably via Auspete's mud map that's in the sd pics thread)
All welcome to come for a ride if you got the time, @GTR27, @scrub runner, @hyperpete, @kbkato, @Boldor, @kevxtx, @Sideshow, @690arrr and anyone else interested.

Looking forward to a good run down south.
The big picture plan would be for @DW and I - maybe @Sungod Racing if I can twist his arm to come for a day ride or overnighter - will get away from Canberra on the Wednesday morning 31st October, and aim for 3 days to get @DW back in time for his wedding anniversary on the Sunday 4th November.

The maps below are a guide at best. We have a day up our sleeves if there is a sudden urge to explore, or have a mechanical .. or need a tyre. The GT is a hungry beast!!

Canberra to Gloucester:
* Canberra - Bathurst - Hill End - Singleton - Gloucester. Overnight. (780 kms).

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Canberra+ACT/Bathurst+NSW/Hill+End+NSW/Mudgee+NSW/Gloucester+NSW/@-31.9855644,150.1052652,10z/data=!4m37!4m36!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b164d69b05c9021:0x500ea6ea7695660!2m2!1d149.1300092!2d-35.2809368!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b11e43306b479ef:0x50609b490442260!2m2!1d149.5775008!2d-33.4192822!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b0e3e73c3bb1c57:0x40609b4904363d0!2m2!1d149.4220856!2d-33.0238609!1m10!1m1!1s0x6b0e896323923b2d:0x40609b490436870!2m2!1d149.5733291!2d-32.6144566!3m4!1m2!1d149.7120199!2d-32.3835899!3s0x6b0e98fa5284ed3f:0x7d6b0dd7d501f98b!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b74fefa68c4c935:0x40609b49043a1f0!2m2!1d151.95875!2d-32.0233309!3e0

Gloucester to Casino:
* Gloucester - Uralla - Ebor - Grafton - Glen Innes - Tenterfield - Casino. Overnight (745 kms). Thunderbolts Way, Nymboida Rd, Gibralter Range, Bruxner Highway.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Gloucester+NSW/Ebor+NSW/South+Grafton+NSW/Tenterfield+NSW/Casino+NSW/@-30.412914,150.0289355,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m32!4m31!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b74fefa68c4c935:0x40609b49043a1f0!2m2!1d151.95875!2d-32.0233309!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b9ee940a440e79d:0x40609b49043afc0!2m2!1d152.35!2d-30.4!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b9bdc1ca80a051b:0x50609b490442ce0!2m2!1d152.9382447!2d-29.7256818!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b9852ff7023ab9f:0x40609b49043b690!2m2!1d152.0189859!2d-29.0575678!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b9a0f7a586bfd15:0x40609b49043f320!2m2!1d153.05!2d-28.866667!3e0

Casino to Bundy:
* Casino - Rathdowney - Boonah - Ban Ban Springs - Bundy for DW (650 kms). I will bail out at Boonara and head home via Kilkivan. Mount Lindsay Range ... then just getting home after that.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Casino+NSW/Rathdowney+QLD/Boonah+QLD/Blackbutt+QLD/Bundaberg+QLD/@-26.848983,150.1882565,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m32!4m31!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b9a0f7a586bfd15:0x40609b49043f320!2m2!1d153.05!2d-28.866667!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b972d5e750e4cfb:0x400eef17f20dd10!2m2!1d152.8566126!2d-28.2109509!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b96d7d343f58e6b:0x400eef17f20dd20!2m2!1d152.6905879!2d-27.9926605!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b9434e2d124d5c5:0x400eef17f20bfe0!2m2!1d152.1!2d-26.883333!1m5!1m1!1s0x6bebb93f0664d9a3:0x400eef17f20d7c0!2m2!1d152.3509714!2d-24.8669736!3e0
 

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Yep, that's looks great @AusPete. Excited about doin that bruxner from Tenterfield across to casino, especially near drake. Normally it takes the opposite sex to turn me on, but I nearly cracked a fat riding that road November last year.
 

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So @AusPete and I think @Sungod Racing are heading down to Phillip Island in October for the big race. I will let them post up there plans/departure times ect.
My bosses will be away that week, so I have to work, but I plan to head down to Canberra to meet Auspete on his journey back up to qld.
I will most likely ride down to Armidale on Monday the 29th of October, stay the night and then ride through to Canberra on the Tuesday. (Probably via Auspete's mud map that's in the sd pics thread)
All welcome to come for a ride if you got the time, @GTR27, @scrub runner, @hyperpete, @kbkato, @Boldor, @kevxtx, @Sideshow, @690arrr and anyone else interested.

Looking forward to a good run down south.
which way you going down bud? I could be tempted .... perhaps >:)
 

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which way you going down bud? I could be tempted .... perhaps >:)
Ah mate, can't make me mind up.
Shortest for me from here would be to head out through Dalby, Gundy, but will be as boring as sh-t and straight as.
I was thinking down through Toowoomba, over heffer creek, warwick, cold a-se apple country, Tenterfield ect.
But I am now thinking about going Ipswich, mt Lindsay, woodenbong, and down that road that we took last time that goes through the cow paddocks and joins the bruxner at tabulam.

I have to figure out what I can get done in daylight. I want to get to Armidale in the one day.
 

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keep me up to date with this one guys, I wont be going down to watch the GP as I have my own in 3 weeks time down there but would be great to meet up with you guys in Canberra before you move thru.
 

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I have to figure out what I can get done in daylight. I want to get to Armidale in the one day.
I usually annoy the s.hit outta everyone on the rd by using the lions then onwards & even doing the mountains get there inside a daylight session so you surely could, leave early & go hard or stay homo err I mean to say home :x
 

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keep me up to date with this one guys, I wont be going down to watch the GP as I have my own in 3 weeks time down there but would be great to meet up with you guys in Canberra before you move thru.
It'd be real nice to put a face to a growing legends name mate just to be able to say yeah knew him when .... yadda yadda & on that note have a balltearer in 3 wks aye
 

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keep me up to date with this one guys, I wont be going down to watch the GP as I have my own in 3 weeks time down there but would be great to meet up with you guys in Canberra before you move thru.
Sh-t, I forgot all about you jordo. Sorry mate, will be plenty of updates and sh-t stirring goin on, so you will certainly be kept in the loop.
If you know of anyone else, just throw a mention up. I couldn't think of everyone the other day.
 

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I usually annoy the s.hit outta everyone on the rd by using the lions then onwards & even doing the mountains get there inside a daylight session so you surely could, leave early & go hard or stay homo err I mean to say home :x
Tis an option. Haven't been down lions in years, was pretty rough last time I went, but couldn't be worse than that cultivation hwy we crossed the border on last November.
From here it will be a bit over 900klicks for the day via lions. Done it before, so no probs.
Only issue with going at warp 9 is I gotta reserve the rear tread a wee bit and the demerit points as there few and far between atm.
 

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Howdy all,

I have been on the phone with a good mate down my way(trying to get him back onto a bike) & have told him the change of plans.

I am going to do the run backup with @AusPete & @DW. Probably end up near the border & then do the run back to the nations capital.

If I can get my mate enthused he might even join in.
 

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Sounds great @Sungod Racing.
So does that mean if you're bringing the 8 that we won't hafta go that Bylong valley ball crunching way that @AusPete was scaring me with?
You're pretty buff, so if he reckons your a sook, wait till he sees me lying on the ground with busted sphincter and ruptured balls.
 

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@DW another option from Canberra to Gloucester is from Goulburn go up to Taralga and Black Springs, Abercrombie Rd, then through Oberon and Duckmaloi Rd I think it is from there to Lithgow, Bells Line of Road then up the Putty Rd to Singleton and on to Gloucester, I think that one is about 680km all up, Bells Line can be a PITA with trucks sometimes but the Putty would make it worthwhile, just a thought.
 

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Definitely going to go through bylong way @DW There are things in life that just need to be shared.
All these fantastic rds at our disposal. Crookwell-Trunkey Ck- Orange, Orange-Ophir-Bathurst-Hill End. The list just goes on >:)

Though not quite sure if I agree with @kbkato with Bells Line. By far one of the most boring & tedious roads I have ridden. Could be as @kbkato said trucks are everywhere & the couple of times I have done it there have been tax collectors. The rest of them are gems:grin2:
Agree completely with coming down the Putty though awesome set of curves. Just make sure you have a full tank of fuel or if not stay close to a Power ranger...
 

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Definitely going to go through bylong way @DW There are things in life that just need to be shared.
All these fantastic rds at our disposal. Crookwell-Trunkey Ck- Orange, Orange-Ophir-Bathurst-Hill End. The list just goes on /images/KTMforums_2015/smilies/tango_face_devil.png

Though not quite sure if I agree with @kbkato with Bells Line. By far one of the most boring & tedious roads I have ridden. Could be as @kbkato said trucks are everywhere & the couple of times I have done it there have been tax collectors. The rest of them are gems/images/KTMforums_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png
Agree completely with coming down the Putty though awesome set of curves. Just make sure you have a full tank of fuel or if not stay close to a Power ranger...
Yeah you're not wrong @Sungod Racing 80km speed limit,tax collectors and trucks ruin what is potentially a good road. Definitely fuel at Colo Heights if you haven't already as bulga is the next stop, Bylong Valley has its great spots especially coming up or down from Ryleston to Bylong, road is a bit average i.e potholes around Bylong, a whole lot less tax collectors and traffic though for sure
 

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Sounds great @Sungod Racing.
So does that mean if you're bringing the 8 that we won't hafta go that Bylong valley ball crunching way that @AusPete was scaring me with?
You're pretty buff, so if he reckons your a sook, wait till he sees me lying on the ground with busted sphincter and ruptured balls.
>:) :sweatdrop: I can see it now ........
 

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This is all good guys. I'm ready to be lead a stray, anywhere. However @Sungod Racing is correct, not a great range on the 990 so best I bring the siphon hose and if need be draft behind the big power ranger.

I'll swap ya bikes @AusPete for the bylong way bit. Aaaahhhh sweet gt comfort. I might fall asleep.
 

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1 month to go ay @AusPete , not that I'm counting or anything......
Just put a mention out to @btb as well I don't think I did.
 
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