BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Plan, Organize and Report your Rides

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:02 am

...Day 3 cont


Image
Some steep ascents and descents thru some spectacular valleys.



Image
Ellenborough Falls, Bulga Plateau, 160 metre drop. Beautiful!

SPOT Link is here:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... UCtYLNPufa
:P
Last edited by Digger on Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:33 pm

Safari Day 4 update...

I ended up in a flower bed this morning. Some b**** ran me off the road on a roundabout as I was leaving town. Because she didn’t kill me she said “oh well” and took off. Cow.
The ‘difficult option’ never eventuated today. The Organisers got cold feet and decided not to go ahead with that track. Now I’ll never know. Maybe that is a good thing.
Last day tomorrow (Friday). Historically, that is the day that most Riders hurt themselves. Must have something to do with testosterone and having a big finish.
We are in the town of Armidale tonight (Thursday) and they pride themselves on being a motorcycle friendly town. They put on a bit of a show for us tonight (entertainment and free feed) and made it open to the public. Nice gesture.

Image
The day started by having to catch the Settlement Point Ferry out of Port Macquarie. Short delay.
Last edited by Digger on Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:36 pm

Image
It took several trips to get all 250 Riders across.
NB.
wifi’s a bit slow...gotta upload one at a time.
:P
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:38 pm

Image
The public space at Armidale for the evenings entertainment. First time that’s happened on a Safari (for me).
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:40 pm

Image
We have one of Australia’s leading stunt riders on the Safari. He put on a show for us and the locals. The bike will probably end up on a Dealers Showroom and advertised as a ‘Demonstrator’. The photo doesn’t do it justice. I wouldn’t want to buy the bike afterwards.

Back to work Slackers...
:P
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 pm

Safari update- day 5 - final day.
We broke another bone today...not mine. A woman rider who stalled at an obstacle and if you stall; you fall. When a 200kg bike falls on you something has to give. In this case it caused a broken ankle. The rider was heart broken because she was 100km from finishing the Safari. Farewell dinner tonight with a lot of back slapping and high fives. Most of the riders will be home by Saturday night. I have a five day ride ahead of me back to Perth, load the 4WD, and then head off on a 10 day trip with the Club for Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend.
So much to do; so little time.
See you on the other side.

Image
Ebor falls...
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:11 pm

Image
Coming off the mountain heading for the coast to Coffs Harbour.



Image
Not many water crossings on the Safari. Just as well maybe. After winter rains the routes would have been completely different.
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:19 pm

Image
Me...with the Pacific Ocean (?) in the background (Bozo, chime in here). The finish line must be close.


Image
The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour. Proof that I was there.



Image
Hotel for the last night on Safari. It’s a tough gig. I’ll be back in the tent for the next four nights.
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:24 pm

Image
The participants. Mostly middle aged, cashed up, overweight, balding men with small penises who are trying to relive their youth. I’m not one of them (I’m not balding).


The next BMW GS Safari Enduro is to be held in the last week in August....Mildura to Alice Springs. I won’t be there...I’ve already got other stuff booked.

Go on....you know you want to.

See you on the other side.

:P
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Bozo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:54 pm

Digger

Me...with the Pacific Ocean (?) in the background (Bozo, chime in here)


Thanks for ringing my bell.

You know that the description of the water body adjoining Coffs Harbour is a complex question.

It is the Pacific Ocean but strictly it is the South Pacific Ocean being south of the equator.

The water body is also called the Tasman Sea which starts just north of Coffs Harbour and stretches well south and across to New Zealand.

Included in your photo is a part of the Solitary Island Marine Park that starts at Coffs Harbour and runs north encompassing Diggers Beach.

I would have called it the Tasman Sea.

Bozo
Bozo
 
Posts: 1377
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:48 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Bozo wrote:Digger

Me...with the Pacific Ocean (?) in the background (Bozo, chime in here)


Thanks for ringing my bell.

You know that the description of the water body adjoining Coffs Harbour is a complex question.

It is the Pacific Ocean but strictly it is the South Pacific Ocean being south of the equator.

The water body is also called the Tasman Sea which starts just north of Coffs Harbour and stretches well south and across to New Zealand.

Included in your photo is a part of the Solitary Island Marine Park that starts at Coffs Harbour and runs north encompassing Diggers Beach.

I would have called it the Tasman Sea.

Bozo


And that, my friend, is why I pass the difficult questions over to you. That way, I don’t lose what little credability I have left.
:P
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Post Safari update.
Heading westbound for home...currently in central NSW and will be on the other side of Broken Hill and into SA by Sunday evening if things go according to plan.
Today’s photo.
The view from my office window today. The windows need cleaning.
Look mum; no hands. I love cruise control.

Image

:P
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Bozo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:22 pm

Digger

Great progress. Steaming along. Peterborough is a brilliant little town with a OK café in an old theatre and an interesting motorcycle museum.

Bozo
Bozo
 
Posts: 1377
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:48 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:18 pm

Bozo wrote:Digger
Great progress. Steaming along.

Yeah, but there’s a catch hahaha.
I’ll tell you later.
:lol:
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: BMW SAFARI - NSW APRIL 2019

Postby Digger » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 pm

Post Safari update - Sunday
Another BIG day in the saddle today...950km from Warren in NSW to Peterborough in SA. I still have about 28 hours of riding ahead of me to get home.
Today’s photo.
Do the crime, do the time. 122kph rounded down to 120kph in a 110 zone. $440 fine. Let off with a caution. WINNER, WINNER.
[url=https://stevebly.smugmug.com/BMW-Safari-2019/BMW-Safari-2019/i-Xz3wSwb/A]Image[/url

:oops:
You don't have to have a long neck...to be a goose

My YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/budgetmovies
(Mongrel Dog Productions)
Digger
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Previous

Return to Rides

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: phoenix and 1 guest