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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Greensborough Vic
Golden Dragon Rally 2019
Another grand final long weekend, another trip to the Golden Dragon Rally in Tarnagulla.
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.
Much bullshit was told around the campfire.
Saturday we went for a ride to the Wychitella pub for lunch.
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.
The resident dog at the Korong Vale pub was this monster great dane.
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.
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.
The Friday night band at the Rally was pretty good, the Saturday night band not so much.
A table full of crap raffle prizes. From 3 tickets I won 2 prizes.
Jo Trying out the Kangaroo chair in the park in Tarnagulla.
Sunday we rode home via a breakfast stop at the Glenlyon store.
'13 TR650 Terra
'14 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré