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MargF and my day trip

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  1. AtrianF
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    MargF and I went on a day trip to the historic town of Mitchell on the 21st. The town was named after Major Mitchell who went through the area around the 1860's (?)and camped on the spot where the town is now located.
    Picture 1 is of the 2 bikes MargF's 1996 Virago 1100 and the XVS1100 belonging to me and of course me.
    Picture 2 is of the very busy main st of Mitchell mid morning Saturday rush hour.
    Picture 3 is of the park around the Mitchell town weir

    Adrian

  2. THUNDER160
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    Looks like you had a good day it looks like the weather was good for a ride......

  3. AtrianF
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    It was a good day temp in the 90's on the way home we rode between 2 storm cells temp dropped and ended up with a bit of rain and hail. But still a great day

    Adrian

  4. havkvilt65
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    Isn’t it great to just saddle up and ride. Nice pictures. I’m glad that no one ran you over in that grid lock traffic.

  5. tunc
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    nice lookin ridin weather adrian
    and looks green for mitchell/miles area every time i saw it it was brown lol

  6. AtrianF
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    Yes it is nice and green here at the moment we have had plenty of rain in the last few months. Our lake, called Lake Neverfill for obvious reasons, as actually got water in it this year. Before people start worrying too much about a drought Lake Neverfill is a man made lake and was actually put in the wrong place because no rivers or creeks run into it and they pump water 1km from our creek when the creek flows to fill it.
    Today we have a dust storm and cannot see for more than 3-4 km and 39C, not good riding weather. But hopefully we will be riding to Emerald this weekend and will take some more pictures.

    Adrian

  7. Jonezpoj
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    Don't you hate it when traffic ruins a good ride..... LOL Nice pic's

  8. AtrianF
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    MargF as created a blog about our rides with some pictures. Have a look at...
    ozioldbag1.blogspot.com/
    More pictures to come.

    Adrian

  9. nevzdarriter
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    Great ride, I don't know how you were ever able to pull out into that rush hour traffic.

  10. AtrianF
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    It was difficult.... had to wait ages for a car to come along so we could break into the flow of traffic.

    Adrian

  11. alpj
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    hello adrian f just wanted to ask what the differents between the virago and the xvs as they are both 1100's , differents in the ride that is and the sitting possie looks like it would be different as well.
    hey might have to twist the miss arm and do a ride out your way, we off to drake again just after easter for drakes ride through the bar they are trying for 1500 bikes to set a world record, ( drake is between casino and tenterfield about 4 hour ride)

  12. AtrianF
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    The main difference is the Virago is taller (not much) shorter (not much) other than that not a great deal, about the same power but the virago is lighter. Ohh and it has a tacho.
    Any details on the Drake ride?
    And you are welcome out this way we have undercover parking and a spare room.

    Adrian

  13. alpj
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    hello adrian f just wanted to ask what the differents between the virago and the xvs as they are both 1100's , differents in the ride that is and the sitting possie looks like it would be different as well.hey might have to twist the miss arm and do a ride out your way, we off to drake again just after easter for drakes ride through the bar they are trying for 1500 bikes to set a world record, ( drake is between casino and tenterfield about 4 hour ride)
    hi adrian hope this works here is a link to the drake hotel motel,

    drakehotelmotel.com.au
    we are looking at leaving friday as it starts 10am saturday
    ps look in the events thingy

  14. AtrianF
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    Looking at the possibility of going ourselves, 2 more bikes for the ride through. Trying to find accomodation but nothing in Drake itself. Will try Tenterfield as its only 60k away according to my map.
    Maybe meet up with you there.

    Adrian

  15. alpj
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    Looking at the possibility of going ourselves, 2 more bikes for the ride through. Trying to find accomodation but nothing in Drake itself. Will try Tenterfield as its only 60k away according to my map.Maybe meet up with you there. Adrian
    cool, yer there is not much there, you could try tenterfield or casino but you could do like us we are camping if you dont mined roughing it
    there is supposed to be a band saturday nite
    we are lucky the sister inlaw wants to go as well but she doesnt ride and i havent done much doubling so she is thinking of driving her car so we might put our tents in her car (they said the inlaws would come in handy for some thing) we are looking at doing two nights friday and saturday as the ride through the bar starts at 10amor something like that but yer if you's do go let me know and we will catch up

  16. AtrianF
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    We will be there. Leaving here on Thursday for the ride down probably stay at goondiwindi Thursday nite arrive Drake Friday leave for home on Sunday. Fester in Warwick says they now have 2 bands for Friday nite so looks like a great time for all. Fester wants to catch up aswell.
    Adrian

  17. alpj
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    We will be there. Leaving here on Thursday for the ride down probably stay at goondiwindi Thursday nite arrive Drake Friday leave for home on Sunday. Fester in Warwick says they now have 2 bands for Friday nite so looks like a great time for all. Fester wants to catch up aswell.Adrian
    cool we will see you's there i would give you my mobile number but it dont work there but if you ask at the bar have they seen aspro and flyby yet they will know who you mean that is my wife and her friend, there ride names from there all girl group rides
    but if you see a red and black royal star, red and black c50 suzuki, blue kawa 900 custom sitting with a silver hyundi santa fa with huge spot lights on it that will be us we are camping there
    adrian who is fester? are they on this site too?
    ps if you see the bikes and not sure just check the number plates our names are on them alb42,jle39

  18. alpj
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    pitty we couldn't get tunc (peter) to turn up seeing we didnt get to meet when he was up here on holiadays, to busy enjoying himself

  19. AtrianF
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    OK tunc the challenge is on for the Ride Thru the Bar alpj and MargF and I will be there whats your excuse.

    I will look for the signs of you being there we will possibly be the only ones on a black and chaqmpagne 1100 and a red and cream Virago.

    Adrian

  20. AtrianF
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    Fester is one of the contacts on the flyer you sent. He is based in Warwick and as far as I know he is not on this site

    Adrian

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