I just noticed that my Original EOI thread had 29 views on it, and then it occured to me that getting into the correct section might mean everyone can see it. I want to ride to Bathurst and back from Sydney this coming Saturday 2nd of april. This is my bit of the GS500 relay around Australia organised on GStwins, I'm hoping to get some company along the way on whatever bike, although if I do end up doing it solo it's no big stress. It's a nice run either way. I will be leaving from the Caltex in Richmond, corner of East Market and March st at 9AM. I'm on P's unfortunately, and I don't push the pace hard. The floor is open for anyone familar with the area who wants to lead, as I'll be punting along at a pace that keeps my license safe. I've done some scouting with my Missus in the cage and found a route that's not too indirect, and pretty much avoids using the Great Western Highway. Click here for the google map Bells Line of Road to Richmond to Lithgow, From Lithgow we're forced to actually backtrack a few minutes back down the Great Western highway to South Bowenfells (I did say no direct routes) and then right down Magpie Hollow road through Sodwall to Tarana. I enjoyed the Tarana rd even in a cage. It gave my suspension a workout, and I bottomed it out pretty savagely on a causeway in Sodwall. Should be a good adventure for anyone not worried about constantly varying road surfaces and a strong chance of roadkill. There's an article about it http://www.roadrider.com.au/CustomContentRetrieve.aspx?ID=231055. I didn't stop to check out the pub though. There are two roads out of Tarana, I chose the one that looked most likely to be sealed all the way. There's a slightly more direct route, but my GPS was showing it has has some gravel parts, so I left it alone. The road I took comes in on the Bathurst Oberon road, and it's a bit boring from then on until you get into Bathurst and do the obligitory lap of Mount Panorama. Any takers? Come on Azn, you're not working now, so you have no excuse. I'll bring electrical tape if you can get the smoker to start.