We’re merrily riding along and Gary says to me, over the intercom, ‘I think I have a puncture’. ‘Oh’ I say, ‘I guess we’d better stop then’. But what to do? We had packed a puncture repair kit but have not had to repair a puncture before. Fortunately, we were with friends so Perry to the rescue, with credit to Gordon for finding the hole!
We were invited to a friend’s housewarming in Canberra so how could we miss the chance of exploring a few of the roads around there and, er, of course celebrating our friend’s new pad?
A weekend to the far north Hunter Valley region led us to head east and explore the Great Lakes area. There we discovered beautiful coastline and an out of control bush fire.
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.
Having sadly left the wonderful state of Tasmania, our trip was not over yet. A Melbourne bikers favourite of the Black Spur, torrential rain and a beautiful twisting road through yet another national park awaited us today.
Our final day in Tasmania took us back to Devonport via mountains and a Great Lake.