This is our first big ride on our 1500. I will attempt to get you an idea of where we went. We don't have photos for the whole trip. So here we go.
The first part of the trip we have seen many times so the camera stayed tucked up safely in the top box. So I will talk you through what we were seeing. We had plenty of time so there is no early morning starts. With the kick stand up at 0900 hrs we were on our way. From Quirindi to Willow Tree to get to Hwy 15 which is a main trucking route. This means that you need to keep the pace up, it is a single lane up and down Hwy. The first stop is Scone and because we like the play on words we had a coffee and scone at Scone.
From Scone with strong side winds we battled our way through Muswellbrook to our lunch and fuel stop at Denman. With our bike and ourself topped up we went west to Sandy Hollows. At Sandy Hollows we go south to Bylong. This is a very remote area through the Great Dividing Range, there are no towns and no service and when you get to Bylong there is a general store with a fuel pump.
The road is made up of patchs on top of patchs with a tight mountain road so the going is slow and from Bylong to Rylstone. Again this is through a mountain road with twists and turns and the road condition improve as you head to Bathurst. Bathurst is our overnight stay location.
There is no need for a early start again, so kickstand was up at 9:30 and we were trying to find the road to Oberon and after a U turn or two (don't let Bob read this) we thought were we on the right road. Well we were on a different road. Different is not a bad thing, it is just different.
The road we were on was the road through Trunkey to Crookwell. I can tell you that this road was worthy of being in the top 20 motorcycle roads in Australia. There was very little traffic with a mix of very tight corners in Australian Mountains of about 3,000 feet and the road was in good condition. Crookwell is a good size country town so we had lunch and topped the 1500 up.
From Crookwell to Goulburn to Queanbeyan. Hwy 8 to Queanbeyan is a tourest road but from a riders point of view it didn't give me a warm fussy feeling. The good thing about this road was there was not much traffic and we were fighting a strong side wind.
Our Daughter and family live in Canberra and we stayed with them and loved seeing the Grandchildren. If you are still with me the next section will have photo's.
We are riding to Jindabyne to meet up with a group of sports bikes but it is not a big ride from Canberra to Jindabyne. So we decieded to ride through to Khancoban and meet them there at their lunch stop. The camera is out and in action, so lets get started.