April 2013

Day 2 : 23rd April: Northwards to Brisbane!

It was the second day and I had to cover this route via the famous-amongst-motorheads Oxley Highway. I started off from the Best Western Endeavor Motel from East Maitland towards the high country. Packing and loading the bike takes around 15 minutes and is my least favorite procedure every morning!  Its a bit like getting ready for school!

 

However the Multistrada’s ready under a blue sky ready for another ride:

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I ‘Endeavour’ to do my ‘Best’!

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So the first of ‘Tourist Drives’. Somehow I dont like this ‘chocolaty name’ on a chocolate colored board. This is serious riding I am doing here just short of taking a hike in the outback!

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For sure a good advice! I like how proactive the OZ govt is places is about motorcycling. Even if they aim to get max out of the rider’s pockets.

 

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Brief straights in the middle of the high country. These will soon turn to be inexorable straights once I head towards north and west.

 

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Thanks to the GoPro 3 by RevZilla.com and the GoPole I can take some self shots from these kind of angles!

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No who wouldnt want to speed up just a tad on these kind of roads.

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Not at the moment though!

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I would forgive you for thinking this is in New Zealand:

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Some very interesting trees en route.

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I like how the dry grass on the road side aways in the wind. It gives me a calming effect.

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This cow likes to pose!

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Golden trees against a blue sky! Beautiful!

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Walcha. Casey Stoner is from this town (or so the WikiPedia says). Perhaps he used to practice on the Oxley highway and that his secret!

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‘Thunderbolys Way’. Doesnt that sound exotic!

 

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Here are a few interesting decorations I found in a cafe in Walcha.

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This gentleman was angry about something!

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Side trails like these can often be beautiful. However time was of essence and plenty of people had advised not to ride beyond 5 PM, which was a great sincere advise, but I used to chuckle to myself all the time after hearing it. It was just not possible to cover these distances in a day while also doing videos and photos and web updates from the road and not ride into the night! Tough life, eh?

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So finally, after 460 odd kms today I reached the town of Port Macquarie where I checked into the Best Western Barracks MotorInn.

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All systems up. Ready for blogging and recharging!

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From Dawn to Dusk!

It is sometimes amazing how even the boring and endless highways can turn magical at sunset and at dawn. I took this hot yesterday before Airlie Beach at sunset.

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A long way indeed! 21000 kays left!

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GNite people, from Airlie Beach!

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250 kms to go today

250 kms to go today

Cheap and healthy!

Cheap and healthy!

Still a long way to go kids? Tell me about it!

Still a long way to go kids? Tell me about it!

Here we go again with the games!

Here we go again with the games!

Rockhampton! The cattle city!

Rockhampton! The cattle city!

The Journey Never Ends

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