Blog: November 30. A busy week

Yo everyone, I’ve been stuck at my desk all week, frantically trying to get things done for work before everyone shuts down for Christmas, and this weekend I’ve been at a family wedding. Longest Day is now only weeks away, and it looks like Mick Crutch will be joining us. That makes me smile. Mick is about as good as a riding partner can be. He’s fast, calm, and 100 per cent reliable. We’ve done…

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Meg and Pottsy go camping. A story from Meg.

Was it to celebrate Pottsy’s birthday last Monday? Let’s see what Meg has to say… Pottsy and I trailered the bikes down to Port on Sunday, dropped them at his mate’s place and took off for Gloucester via Comboyne and Nodingbul Road. The 42-degree heat was knocking me around a bit. It had us stopping and sitting in any creek that had the slightest trickle. A couple of slight detours and we reached Gloucester in…

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Solo explore. A Marty HC story

The day started cool and moist and with a scorcher forecast for the next day I decided at the last minute to go exploring. So after a couple of calls I set off alone towards Crescent Head. The original plan was to scoot down to Macksville on the road to save time, but after starting on the Highway at Raleigh, by Urunga I had well and truly had enough. The Martells road area was nice…

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Blog: November 23. Riding is the best.

It’s actually early Saturday afternoon, but I’ve been out on my own bike, mostly alone, on a near-perfect Saturday morning. Even though it’s early, it’s a good time to scribble a few words (while I feel so good). I loaned one of my bikes to a mate so he could go riding with a friend of his, so I jumped on the Dominator and followed David – on the Yamaha cruiser – into Coffs for…

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Carl Foster’s funeral: all welcome

The funeral service will be at Bellingen Catholic Church in Park Street at 11.00am this Saturday, November 22. Then Bellingen cemetery. Then Bellingen Golf Club. The Foster family asked us to make sure everyone knows they’re all welcome. Bellingen Lions Club will take donations for upgrades to Bellingen Hospital’s equipment in lieu of flowers.

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Sad news for Bellingen and all riders

A great friend to the motorcycling community passed away on Friday, November 14. Carl Foster, 84, the owner of the BP service station opposite the Federal Hotel in Hyde Street Bellingen, has left us and will be much missed. Carl, his wife June and their family, have operated the servo in Bellingen for 60 years, and have always been especially supportive of motorcyclists. If you ride a bike, you’ve probably purchased fuel, oil, spares, or…

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50th Birthday Sparktacular

Sauna Time Riding guide extraordinaire KTM Spark became officially old on the weekend turning 50 and like a lot of old men celebrated his birthday weekend sitting around in a sauna. Unlike other old men they were mostly clothed and on dirt bikes. With around 40-odd dirt-bike riding mates to celebrate with and at least a degree each to keep them toasty, Friday was spent exploring a private mountain [1300 acres] with the grass crackling…

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Blog: November 16. Back from another week in Tassie

It’s Sunday arvo and I’ve been in Tasmania all week riding the BMW GS Safari. I didn’t get an invite to the GS Safari Enduro this year – from Darwin to Cairns – so I was pretty rapt to be offered a seat at the more dualsport-oriented event in Tasmania. I was there only a couple of weeks ago, and it rained the whole time. I went prepared for the wet and cold again, but…

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Blog: November 9. The Dominator will be back soon

It’s Sunday arvo after a busy week. I was in Sydney for a couple of days, and that worked out well. I had to pick up Scott Britnell’s 690RFR and trailer it down there on the first leg of its journey to the Moto Expo in Melbourne in a couple of weeks. I also took work’s KLR650, so for the first time in a long time I actually have some room in the shed. I…

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