Excited to finally be here - the day to conquer the Oxley Hwy.
300+ corners, switchbacks, cambers. Tight twisties and long sweepers. Through isolated areas, little towns, pastoral lands, farms, logging forests, sclerophyll forests, large road cuttings, mountains, rock falls, As well as boulder falls & every other environ you can think of - into just one road!
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It was an internal struggle to whether stop more often for photos or keep flowing with the corner after corner.
Although it was a Sunday I was most surprised that there were hardly any cars - must have been the chilly conditions of the day, coupled with high cloud cover. As I heard, parts of the Oxley had received snow the night before and was going to for the next couple of days ....
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In the end I found a happy medium for taking photos mainly on the way back home & play climbing the Oxley Bellissimo!!
Gingers Creek tea house is a good halfway point, where they tell me their Devonshire tea & scones are just something & you must get a souvenir t-shirt as a testament to your road conquest.
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It was a most cruisy & pleasant day spent with a well-known lady of these parts, Oldmaid. I had to meet this lady & her monster of a z1000 bike, Zeedy. As a fellow woman rider and being short in stature, I can only salute you for the effort, patience and careful handling of this 230kg beast of a bike!!
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I'd be way too scared to handle such a metal beast and maneuver it places; seems I'm more destined for a ride-on lawnmower lol
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Best highlight of the day was riding over Kindee suspension bridge over the Hastings River in Ellensborough. Where you felt the bike reverberate the bridge deckings & you could see straight down without much protective side barriers! Scary!
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Second, was (of course) the BIG item for today; the big log (with lawnmower!) : Timber town log. Just can't stay away
View attachment 57224 And just for randomness, a fat bum giraffe at a pub....
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Next couple of days I'm going to debate with myself whether I want to brave the high coastal winds for the next stretch towards the Gold Coast, or the inland route with snow falls... I've never seen or been in snow on a bike - and it's a little daunting to say the least... What to do, where to go....?
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