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nev 06-08-2019 04:57 PM

Sunny riding weather
Last Thursday and I headed out for a bit of a ride, because it was a nice sunny day. Headed north through the Goulburn Valley, across the border into NSW.

Near Jerilderie

Took the Talimba Rd as an alternative to the Newell Hwy between Ardlethan and West Wyalong

Rest area near Marsden. Last time I stopped here was 5 years ago and I was waiting for a tow truck. Better luck this time.

In Forbes on the Hwy is the McFeeter's Motor Museum. I've ridden through here at least a dozen times in the past 7 years. Every time I ride past, it's too early, or too late, or too hot, or too cold, or I'm running late, but today... I didn't have an excuse not to stop and take a walk around.

Most of the vehicles are owned by the McFeeter family, but the motorcycles are on load from other collectors.

nev 06-08-2019 04:58 PM

Re: Sunny riding weather

Near Parkes. The radio telescope dish is the white spec in the trees on the horizon.

Stopped for the night in Gilgandra. A few snaps from around the town.

nev 07-08-2019 08:11 AM

Re: Sunny riding weather
Friday morning I set out at daybreak. Heading north.

Street art in Gulargambone

Despite a lot of green grass yesterday, a lot of NSW is deep in drought. It's hard to tell, because every time I've been through this area this is what it looks like.

The Castlereagh River being enjoyed by ducks.

I turned right into the Gwydir Hwy where a caravan had come to it's end.

The Barwon River in Collarenebri defies the talk of a drought.

From Collarenebri to Moree is a lot of this

Upbeat about the weather in Garah.

A new ANZAC museum has opened in Meandarra. I didn't have time to go in to check it out

but the town's connection to a millitary past is obvious in the park.

Another dry creek bed in Condamine

I stopped for the night in Miles Qld, arriving just on Sunset. A quick walk around town revealed another motel in town had a lockup car garage attached to each motel room.

Miles is a town of about 1700 people, with 2 pubs a couple of motels, a few shops in the main drag, a couple of petrol stations and a single attraction, the "Miles Historical Village". How exciting it must be for the School students, to have the anticipation of a 2 week wait before they go to the only attraction in town, which is literally at the end of the street.

nev 07-08-2019 08:33 AM

Re: Sunny riding weather
First stop saturday monring was Chinchilla, which is the watermelon capital of Australia, well, judging from its' street art.

This metal artwork is constructed of hundreds of farm and workshop odds and ends

As I reached the town of Tara, the racecourse was filled with hundreds of campers, tents, trailers and caravans. The Annual Tara Camel Races were on this weekend.

The Condamine River in Cecil Plains hasn't seen water for quite some time.

There are Km after km of cotton fields

I havne't seen any sign of rain, but the pooled water on the road this morning tells a different story.

Stopped at the local motorcross track for a few snaps.

Then headed into the Gold Coast for the night and the motel rooms were traded for a mattress on the floor of a mates apartment.

nev 07-08-2019 09:15 AM

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Sunday morning started with a trip to the Yatala Pie Shop for breakfast.

On the Beaudesert road.

Every time i've ridden the Mt Lindesay Hwy I've turned off at Woodenbong. Today will be the day I continue west instead.

Some nice curves

Stopped in Stanthorpe for the night. Queenslands coldest town.

There was a small bushfire a few km south of the town but most of the smoke had cleared by evening

Park in town

A large thermometer in the park with digital readout.

Which was illuminated after dark.

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