Over the last 5+ years my calendar has not lined up with the FarRider’s calendar, so it was good to add the Tottenham ride to my calendar. From Canberra, Tottenham is about 430km so it won’t take much of a detour to make up the full 1,000km for the day. And compared to the longer IBA rides I can leave and get home at a very reasonable hour.
Sometimes the stars align and you just have to capitalise on the opportunity. Over the weekend Deb had a Stampin’ Up! virtual conference, there was a FarRide to Tooleybuc on Saturday, the round trip to Tooleybuc is about 1400km, and I was just itching for a big ride. And if I felt okay I could easily add an extra 200km to make it an IBA ride which would be the first on the Honda ST1300.
I went in search of an old ride report from a Nambucca Heads trip in 2013 but couldn’t find it – I may not have written one. However I did find one from my travelling companion Russel (Rusjel) from that particular trip so I am posting up an edited version of his post in its…
This is a ride report from 2011. I have included it in my blog as a way of archiving my ride reports in one location. ———— The border run. I remember as a teenager reading about these guys from Sydney and Melbourne riding to the WA and back. They must be mad! 30 years on…
It’s 3am and I’m sitting here at the servo, the BOM website has the current temp at under -1, the bike is fuelled up and the start receipt safely tucked away, all my warm gear on. I’m ready to head. Where’s Russell?
It seems that the rule for Nambucca Heads’ FarRides is to have wet weather gear close. Real close.
This is a ride report from Feb 2009 on my first FarRide to Nambucca Head in NSW.