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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

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

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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.
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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.

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nev 06-08-2019 04:58 PM

Re: Sunny riding weather
 
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Near Parkes. The radio telescope dish is the white spec in the trees on the horizon.

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

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nev 07-08-2019 08:11 AM

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

Street art in Gulargambone

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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.

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The Castlereagh River being enjoyed by ducks.

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

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

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From Collarenebri to Moree is a lot of this

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Upbeat about the weather in Garah.

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

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

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Another dry creek bed in Condamine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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There are Km after km of cotton fields

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

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Stopped at the local motorcross track for a few snaps.

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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

Re: Sunny riding weather
 
Sunday morning started with a trip to the Yatala Pie Shop for breakfast.

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On the Beaudesert road.

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

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Some nice curves

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Stopped in Stanthorpe for the night. Queenslands coldest town.

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

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Park in town

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A large thermometer in the park with digital readout.

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Which was illuminated after dark.

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