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Thunderbolts Way

Discussion in 'Video Logging' at netrider.net.au started by openroad7, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Road: Heading south on Thunderbolts Way between Walcha and Gloucester NSW
    Bike: 2000 Yamaha XJR1300
    Date: January 2016



     
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  2. Cool, scenic stretch along there, you do the Oxley as well?
     
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  3. Wow that road seems a lot narrower than when I traveled it last...
    Interesting to see hire that dappled light plays up with the camera as well as with your eyes...
     
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  4. Yeah Hillsy. The Ox has it all .. long beautiful stretches and the intense twisties it's famous for. It was wet the day I rode it, so I look forward to a faster ride in the dry next time, with a mandatory stop at Gingers Creek Roadhouse of course.
     
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  5. Same thing happened to me my first ride on the Oxley, I was back the very next week when it dried up ;)
     
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  6. Cool vid... makes me want to ride it again!

    What camera did you use and where did you mount the camera on the bike? :)
     
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  7. I wish ... last year beginning of May, traveled this in torrential rain. Visibility 5 meters if that. Started snowing - sleet at Glen Innes, thought I'd ride it out due to senior cit m/c clubbies, the majority of which were on expensive armchairs, booking everything out, chill factor about minus 5 (reminded me of riding thru the Black Forest in late autumn) - didn't happen.
    Should have taken up the offer of a couch & local beer via friendly assistants at the Matilda servo - Uralla.
    $130 a night at the motel on the way out of Gloucester (pub was all booked) but the hot shower, dryer & excellent hospus was worth it.

    Thank dog for the 'black ice' road training in europe/ canada is all I can say (they make a beer in Ontario, Molsen brewery, of the same name).

    The other 100 plus times I've done this run on 2 wheels has been an absolute pleasure when the traffic is light on.

    Note: the road surface was totally fkd in some places. Straight concreted section, maybe 10 clicks of it, out of Walcha a surprise. Not maintained etc.
     
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  8. Thunderbolts way is a great ride. Bit bumpy at times but definitely nice views.
     
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