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Sydney to Bombala - Northern leg of Musketeer ride.....

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by Toecutter, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Left the north side of Sydney just after 7.00am for a ride down south on some roads I have never been on to meet up with the Musketeer netriders

    As I was on my own, I also planned on taking a few detours. First one was the Sea Cliff Bridge about 50kms south of Sydney, couldn't stop to take a picture so here's one just like it :lol3


    Next it was to Kiama, and a few nice windy roads.

    Then the back road through Gerringong - I forgot it was pretty straight and boring, but a couple of corners.

    Late breaky at Nowra before heading to some new roads.

    The road to Braidwood from Nowra (125kms) is continually being upgraded, and whilst very little traffic uses it, the half of it that is tarred is in great condition, and plenty of fast sweepers. The dirt sections are also fine, with long straights, enough corners to keep the fun factor and most of it pretty wide.


    I saw a few of these and thought they were letterboxes from Land of the Giants - so anyone know their purpose :huh


    Very nice and green, and whilst much of the country is in drought, they have plenty of water down there.


    I don't know the name of these rocks, but worth a piccie

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/dwg99/Bombala Nov07/PB040795.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/dwg99/Bombala Nov07/PB040793.jpg

    I managed to overcook one corner, and started heading towards the concrete support for water run off :eek1 managed to miss it.....

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/dwg99/Bombala Nov07/PB040800.jpg

    On from Braidwood to Bombala via Nimmitabel - this is a 205km stretch with no fuel stops. The first 40kms out of Braidwood are nice deserted tarred roads, and the first time I've seen one of these in the wild - waited for five minutes and he still didn't stick his head out...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/dwg99/Bombala Nov07/PB040797.jpg

    Then the next 100km is dirt to Nimmitabel. Then 50 kms to Bombala, and I see a sign for the "Old Bombala Rd", and for about 15kms it goes through some farms and under this...
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/dwg99/Bombala Nov07/PB050805.jpg

    Then 35kms into Bombala on nice fast tarred sweepers.

    Bombala's a nice town, stayed at the Imperial and the hosts there Steve and Virginia are fantastic. $25 a shared room and a good old fashioned country pub.

    So back home after 1,100kms with a great mix of roads and for anyone looking to do some fast easy dirt, you couldn't go much past this trip

    Great to meet the netriders and do our best to drink the pub dry :p
  2. Nice mate, looks like a interesting ride.
    Hope you had a good time, maybe later on when I feel like another dirt bike ill have a go at it :)
  3. Fantastic shots "Toecutter", you really captured the Aussie landscape soo well on ya trip down to meet us, Well Done m8 :grin:

    I have added your thread link to the bottom of my thread in the media section...........

    Cheers, ratty

  4. Thanks for the writeup Alex, looks like a whole lot of fun.

    I'll get around to getting a dirt bike one day :cry: :grin:
  5. Hey ToeCutter

    Was great to meet you. Total kudos for making the trip down, that ain't a small effort - excellent pix. Respect!!


  6. Excellent write up Alex :grin: And I love your photos.

    As for the 'letterbox' - could it be for aircraft?
  7. They may be Elevation markers from sea level, but i haven't a clue :p

    Cheers, ratty

  8. Oh! :oops: :LOL:

    And here I was having pictures of pilots peering through binoculars at the signs. lol
  9. Have since found out they are mileage markers on the Victoria- Sydney gas pipe line.
  10. good stuff - loved the pics.
  11. So did they have a different number on each side?

  12. Well you can always ride the road and find out :p

    There are four of them 620 to 590 and the same number on both sides
  13. Good stuff mate, I was at Bombala recently but only on sealed roads.
  14. Excellent pics there Alex!

    Was great to meet you :grin:
  15. Great write up Toecutter, and awesome pics too! Shows a different kind of ride to what you see posted here normally.
  16. nice stuff and thanks for coming to meet us even if we did make you wait for the pleasure. :p