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nev 01-10-2019 08:29 AM

Golden Dragon Rally 2019
 
Another grand final long weekend, another trip to the Golden Dragon Rally in Tarnagulla.

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We rode up Friday morning, across Mt Disappointment, through Pyalong, Redesdale, Eppalock, to the 8 Sisters Cafe in Bendigo which has an excellent menu of Nepalese food, and the best Momo soup we've found since we were in Leh, India a dozen years ago.

After lunch we headed the last 50km to Tarnagulla and set up camp.

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Much bullshit was told around the campfire.

Saturday we went for a ride to the Wychitella pub for lunch.

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Unfortunately the pub has closed down, so we backtracked to Korong Vale where the publicans wife, originally from Thailand, whips up an excellent Thai feast in the kitchen.

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The resident dog at the Korong Vale pub was this monster great dane.

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For the trip to and from Wychitella I had programmed into the GPS a 79km track of which less than 15km was bitumen, and the rest was lovely farm and forest roads. I reversed the same track for the return trip.

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A GS650G "Katana" Suzuki at the rally. On the one hand I have some fondness for this model as I owned one in the mid 90s for several years, but on the other hand I still remember it was a pig of a bike to ride.
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The Friday night band at the Rally was pretty good, the Saturday night band not so much.
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A table full of crap raffle prizes. From 3 tickets I won 2 prizes.
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Jo Trying out the Kangaroo chair in the park in Tarnagulla.
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Sunday we rode home via a breakfast stop at the Glenlyon store.

KingStrom 01-10-2019 08:57 AM

Re: Golden Dragon Rally 2019
 
A great weekend spent away from this footy mad town is not a bad thing Nev and plenty of good roads explored! Can't wait for get some riding done as been far too long and these reports don't help...lol!!!

nev 01-10-2019 09:03 AM

Re: Golden Dragon Rally 2019
 
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Originally Posted by KingStrom (Post 76920)
A great weekend spent away from this footy mad town is not a bad thing Nev and plenty of good roads explored! Can't wait for get some riding done as been far too long and these reports don't help...lol!!!

Don't think that we got away from the footy. I watched the pre-game stuff on the telly in the pub on saturday. We got back to camp right around when the footy started. I watched/listened to the first half of it streaming on my phone in my chair, then walked over to the pavilion/bar at the rally site at half time where there was a big TV and watched the second half of the game there ;)

glitch 01-10-2019 02:17 PM

Re: Golden Dragon Rally 2019
 
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Originally Posted by nev (Post 76919)


:clap: Looks like a great weekend in the Vic countryside.

Dug up some sweet roads, too...that one looks sooo much like the Lambing Gully Rd. :drool:

Williamson 01-10-2019 04:55 PM

Re: Golden Dragon Rally 2019
 
Thanks for sharing Nev, I'm sure you had a better time than me Saturday PM, got set-up for the GF, lost interest around halfway through the 2nd quarter, only die heard Tiger supporters could've enjoyed it.

Saturday AM was good though, went for ride with a coupla mates to Warburton (good coffee and snag roll at the bakery), Reefton Spur, Marysville (good pie at the bakery), Black Spur and home for the GF.

Yeah, I know what some will be thinking, Reefton Spur, nice day, 100's of riders (some dickheads too!), but is was a good ride, took some edges off the tyres, getting them in nick for two weeks in Tassie in November.


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