Dave and Karen Ramsay’s ride. Great pics!

“Hi Tom,” said Dave Ramsay in an e-mail. “Just sending a few photos of our great trip south after seeing you all off in the rain on Sunday morning near Dungog (see the blog from January 11 – TF). “Marty’s Sat route was a terrific start to our 10-day, 3300km ride to some fantastic locations on great tracks and trails. Highlights were the Wollar Road through the Bylong Valley in the rain, Blackfellows Hand Trail…

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Blog: January 25. Shagged worse than last week.

It’s Monday arvo, Australia Day, and in the very best of Australian traditions I’ve been sleeping in my chair waiting for the cricket. After a fairly regular week – which included a quick dash to Sydney and back on Thursday for work – I hit the long weekend. I had to be in Johns River near Taree until midnight, then I drove back to begin riding at 9.00am Sunday morning from Coffs. As a youngster…

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Blog: January 18. Shagged

Hey there, everyone. I’m knackered. Not because I’ve been riding, but because I’ve been mowing. Frigging mowing! On  a perfect Sunday. There’s no justice. Perhaps there is. It could be payback for my riding yesterday. I unexpectedly found myself with a few hours free yesterday morning, so I chucked the GPS on the Dominator and followed Marty’s route for the Triumph 800XCX release down to Taylors Arm. It was a spectacular morning, the bike was…

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Apologies to Pottsy…

Pottsy sent this one a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been flat strap. Sorry, Bloke. TF PS: It must be about time we all pressured Pottsy for another Poker Run? Who reckons that’s a good idea? TF I don’t know if it’s just me , or if other people get affected by their bikes like I do. Take last Friday. I had had the kids for a week after Christmas, to then have a…

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A Marty HC story

The best laid plans of mice and men, might work but a big group of adventure riders on a big day with a tight seclude…that’s just asking for trouble, and we weren’t disappointed. It’s all in the planning I’d been to Dungog by the bush in a day before, so I knew it was possible. Nine years ago Ozzo and I had made a break for it, but time had softened the memories of what…

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Blog: January 11. A wet one

It’s Sunday night and I’ve spent a couple of days riding with Marty HC and his crew. It was a frigging great ride, too – even if I did drop the KLR in a creek twice and then didn’t make it up a hill and broke the clutch lever as the bike slid back down over the shitty rocks. And got lost so everyone was looking for me for ages. I was in the company…

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Blog: January 4. A new year.

Hey everyone. Welcome to a new year. I missed blogging last week, but I expected everyone would either not notice because they were on holiday, or figure that I’d decided to take a holiday. In fact, I was so busy with family commitments I didn’t realise I’d forgotten to blog until Wednesday, and by then I decided I may as well let it go for a week. And now here we are. A new year,…

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