Well, isn’t amazing the things you learn when you venture away from the big smoke! And indeed we learned that and more when overnighting in Crookwell. Plus we experienced some of the wonders of Australia’s native wildlife.
A weekend away with a group of riders, staying at the pioneering town of Rylstone.
Hopefully we’re not the only people for whom when they hear the name Rylstone, the Glen Campbell hit “Rhinestone Cowboy” instantly springs to mind. If not, the title of this post will make no sense. “Ridin out on a horse, in a star spangled rodeo”.
Looking to capitalise on a long weekend for the Queen’s Birthday in early June, we headed north to the amazing Oxley Highway. It was a successful trip, despite the inconvenience of forgetting most of our luggage!
Just a quick post to direct anyone that is interested to a consolidated page for our Tasmania trip plus maps and tips for riding in this beautiful state.
Link is here.
Our final proper day of riding (if you discount a blast on the motorway back to Sydney) took us over Mount Hotham and through a substantial section of the Omeo Highway, Victoria’s first gazetted state highway.
After a day off the bikes, we were ready for our east coast adventure, the glorious weather continued, as did the great roads and food.
Day 5 was about exploring the Huon Valley, tasting local flavours, spotting exotic wildlife and enjoying amazing views. Continue reading
A free weekend, good weather forecast and no riding for almost two months meant that we just had to get ourselves away for another adventure. Two months I hear you cry! Yes, other things took over but now I am back, discovering more new places.
The wonderful thing about Sydney, Australia is that you can ride all year around. The only downside of this is that you might have to contend with some extreme weather.
In this case, I am talking about heat. The description ‘very hot and sunny’ and a forecast of 43 degrees Celsius by the weather forecaster is a subtle way of saying ‘sensible people should remain inside with the air conditioning on’. Turns out we’re not sensible people But we are creative and adaptable.
I’m going to try a new thing, rather than write extensively about the journey to places, I’m going to focus on some of the fab places I like to visit. This idea came to me from my last post, where I realised that there are so many amazing and unknown places within riding distance of Sydney that people don’t know about, well some do, just not a lot.