Tour de Silky Oak

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Tour de Silky Oak

Postby elantra » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:57 pm

This was my first solo bike tour, well quite brief really only 150 km in 2 days but incredibly rewarding.
Didn't find it very tiring did it at an easy pace with plenty of stops - took 240 photos in 2 days.
Actually i am quite sure it would have been a bit faster and easier on a front-suspension bike.
With the road bike i had to often significantly restrain speeds because of harsh road conditions.

here are some photos
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Re: Tour de Silky Oak

Postby lemmiwinks » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:38 am

Nice pics! Snot a public faceache link, you need an account.
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Re: Tour de Silky Oak

Postby elantra » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:41 am

lemmiwinks wrote:Nice pics! Snot a public faceache link, you need an account.


Oops !!! back to the drawing board :(

Anyway here are some more pics
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In approx 150 km i did see .....
many Silky oak trees (Grevillia robusta) beautiful in full flower
many hoop pine trees
many other trees +++
some motorists who smiled and waved and others who looked bored and grumpy
lots cattle, dairy and beef (one tried to chase me !)
some wallabies and kangaroo, 1 large goanna, many birds of all descriptions, but only a few magpies :D
no snakes (that surprised me, this time of year you would expect to see some snakes)
not many cars on this route, only the occasional truck. some noisy motorbikes though :lol:
quite a few cattle grids, which my bicycle did not like at all
NO flat tyres :D
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Re: Tour de Silky Oak

Postby lemmiwinks » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:47 am

elantra wrote:lots cattle, dairy and beef (one tried to chase me !)


:D

Did you tour with just that trunk bag? I take it you weren't camping then. If you were camping I'm seriously impressed!
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Re: Tour de Silky Oak

Postby elantra » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:40 am

lemmiwinks wrote:
elantra wrote:lots cattle, dairy and beef (one tried to chase me !)


:D

Did you tour with just that trunk bag? I take it you weren't camping then. If you were camping I'm seriously impressed!


Not camping, as i was only away for 1 night i spent it in a warm bed in the Killarney Hotel, which cost me only 35 dollars with breakfast.
I have stayed in many hotels motels and such places all over eastern australia and this place is unbeatable for cleanliness and value.
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