Blog: April 29. Back from the Coffs KTM Cameron Corner Caper

_MG_2221The distance it is run,

The capering completed.

Nearly blinded by the pre-dusk sun

The problems were defeated.

Not all who started stood triumphant

At Cameron Corner store,

But all can hold their heads up high,

Adventurers to the core.

A report when I’ve had time to unpack the bike and grab a coffee.

TF

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7 comments

  • Chris Gibbins (gibbo) on April 30, 2013 at 6:53 am said:

    A big thanks to Gav ,tom,&soc.For my first true adventure ride that was awesome .The whole crew were a great bunch and would love to do again in the future to somewhere different . Once again thanks to all that had a part in putting it all together.I hope all who had injuries recover well ! ! I’ll take the 990 in to replace the roo damage later in the week and be back on the tracks in a few weeks hopefully.Cheers

  • Nick Moran on May 1, 2013 at 6:35 am said:

    What can I say? Absolutely fantastic experience. Very happy to meet you all. Thanks to Gav and Tom. I look forward to seeing you all in the future. Cheers from Nick Moran. Yamba.

  • Dean Anthony on May 1, 2013 at 7:43 am said:

    Hey guys and Karen, thanks for the great ride.Back at work today all I thought about was how much fun I had and where we could ride next time . Big thanks to Gav Steve and Tom I now realize how big, beautiful,and large our country is! Thanks again and I look forward to seeing and talking to you all soon. cheers Dean

  • Dave & Karen Ramsay on May 1, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

    As I sit here still spitting red sand out of my mouth, I can’t quite get the smile off my face. A huge thanks to Gav & Tom for organising such a great adventure and showing unending patience and consideration!
    Also thanks to Dave & Pete (and anyone else) for standing my bike up multiple times, straightening gear levers, handlebars and panniers….). A special thanks to Nick for getting me up and off the middle of the track!
    We made it to Wanaaring in time for my bike to join Kev and Glenn’s for the trip back to Bourke. (Poor John with the tilt truck probably thought he must have been a pseudo ambulance for the day.)
    I was very pleased to see our biscuits made it to the destination.
    Dave & I took it easy on the way home, following the bitumen to Charleville, Toowoomba then onto home.
    Injuries are improving, and the bike is in for the insurance quote.
    Fantastic to meet such a great group of people and I look forward to meeting up with you again, and perhaps having another ride with you! Regards, Karen

  • Dave & Karen Ramsay on May 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm said:

    Gav & Tom, a huge Thankyou for all the work you put in to making this trip happen. Our DNF wasn’t in the script, but we will try again. Not sure how those honey biccies would have gone down with beer? We were going to share a coffee with Tom on a sandhill out there somewhere,poured from my thermos with a phone cord stuck in it to the power socket.( espresso machine ). It was great to meet and ride with you all, we’d both like to do it again. Not surprised the Roo came off second best with Gibbo . Hope Kevin and Glen are well on the mend. Nick the Wanarring Nightrider, what an Awesome effort, while I did enjoy riding back on my own on Sat after Karen’s little lay down in the sand, there is no way I’d do it in the dark!! We rode home via Charleville on sunday so Karen wouldn’t have to go round too many corners, plus we didn’t need to be home till lunchtime on tuesday so going a different way home was interesting.We spent 2 hours with Mary the 89 yr old Publican at the Border Pub at Barringun, she was an absolute champion Lady, worth riding up there to see her again soon we think, Who’s up for it ?
    Cheers to you all , Dave.

  • Craig Wilson on May 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm said:

    Hey guys huge thanks to Gav & Tom for organising the trip and especially Gav for keeping an eye out for me on my first Adventure. I had an absolute blast but most of all the highlight of my Adventure was the fantastic crew that i rode with and the people I met along the way. Cheers

  • Glen Collon aka Smiley on May 3, 2013 at 4:52 am said:

    G’day guys and Karen, many thanks to all for the great ride, and especially Gav and Tom for putting it all together. Where to next? Looking forward to more adventures, hopefully soon. Cheers, Smiley.

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