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Old 14-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #6
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Thanks.
Now the cycling is over we can get on with the motorcycling and around 700 km of dirt roads.
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Old 14-11-2017, 06:43 PM   #7
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Day 4.
Bicycle event over, chucked out of the accomodation they provided. Time to get serious about the motorcycling.

Looking north towards the Batman bridge from Gravelly Beach


Main street Scottsdale on a holiday Monday lunch time.


Hitting the dirt on the way to Lottah


I can think of worse places to refill the water bottle


Don't tell Bruce that his 1996 K1100 LT isn't an ADV bike. He only has another 650+ of gravel to go during the week.


Way up a gravel road at Poimena. 'nuff said really.


Relics of tin mining at Poimena in the Blue Tiers


White fungus of some sort dominates the landscape around Poimena


Of course when you are at St Helens and hurrying to walk to the pub before 8pm close for food orders AND you only have your phone you get the best sunset of the trip.

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Old 14-11-2017, 07:18 PM   #8
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Main street Scottsdale on a holiday Monday lunch time.



That's Scottsdale every Friday afternoon rush-hour,
or rather make that: that's just Scottsdale

If it wouldn't be for through-traffic and a few tourists, they'd still stop in the main street and gawk at anything that's not a horse or donkey.

Great pics!
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Old 14-11-2017, 07:26 PM   #9
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Day 3.


Way up a gravel road at Poimena. 'nuff said really.

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Old 15-11-2017, 04:53 PM   #10
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Day 5
Ben Lomond day

Early(ish) morning walk around St Helens




Sometimes I probably don't need to know what is happening in my mirrors


The GPS said left, the sign said right. Right involved more dirt roads, we went right


Gratuitous shot of Bruce on the GSA showing that BMW riders have no need to look where they are going


The first clear view of Ben Lomond


Bruce ascending Jacobs Ladder on his V-Strom
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Jacobs Ladder with the Ranger descending after telling me off for stopping in a no stopping area to take pics


The Ben Lomond Plateau at the top of Jacobs Ladder


When you are riding with motorcyclists rather than photographers they never even see things like this 200 metres off the road


I walked up to near the summit to see the view


and sit in the snow and test my Klims


Bruce about to descend


Afternoon tea at Evandale


and the sunset in St Helens was rubbish compared to the night before when I did not have my camera

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