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becsta
04-04-2010, 08:29 AM
I though I had better get started on my thread for my trip to QLD since I told Gypsy I would do one (I don't want her to get cranky with me).

The Reason:
At the end of April I will be riding to QLD to attend the HU Travellers Meeting. This will be my first HU meeting and am really looking forward to meeting heaps of worldly travellers.

The Rider:
That would be me. I got my motorcycle learners 23 September 2007. I got my provisional licence 3 1/2 months later, and have been hooked on riding ever since.

The Bike:
2008 Suzuki DR650 I picked this up with 4km on the clock on 6 October 2008. I have now done just under 19,000km on it. I have made lots of modifications since I got it. Some are: Fuse box, heated grips, cig plug, GPS, heated gloves, rear rack, top box, larger fuel tank, windscreen (this is an ongoing work in progress) & aluminium panniers which are on order but will be here in time for my trip.

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Here she is the day after I got her.

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Prototype windscreen.

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Stripped down to install heated glove controller.

The Trip:
I will be leaving Canberra very early on Thursday 22 April and travelling to Glen Inness which is a distance of 883km. I will be travelling the most direct route which is also probably the most boring but the first day is just to get a close as possible to my destination. Day 2 will be a shorter day about 540km with lots of back roads thrown in this is the link with my proposed route: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Streeton+Dr,+Holder+ACT+2611&daddr=Glen+Innes+NSW+to:Clover+Park+NSW+to:Somerse t+Dam+QLD+to:maleny+montville+road+to:McKenzie+Rd+ to:699+Cooroy+Noosa+Rd,+Tinbeerwah+QLD+4563&geocode=FajU5P0d2VziCCmXqGk-ZrQXazElAKhW80WefQ%3BFRlFOv4dnlgLCSlhkzHWJbaYazGe8 aJokSjP6w%3BFftbTP4dVDcYCSmfJta_z1uXazE-9GbaGLHsXg%3BFXA8Yv4dUMgXCSlBA_Jm9BmUazE97mMT-jBPzQ%3BFVcoaP4dXBAdCSntUyImOIGTazFwvmH9BFU-MA%3BFdpoaf4dzvsdCQ%3BFaQobf4d9QceCSmz__e7hmaTazGm 9kRo59HlvA&hl=en&mra=ls&via=5&sll=-30.870316,151.004593&sspn=9.837624,21.643066&ie=UTF8&ll=-26.896353,152.902222&spn=0.63931,1.352692&t=h&z=10
I be spending 3 nights camping at the meeting and then taking 2 days to travel back home. I will be coming back by a different route I will try and do an even number of km's each day. My proposed route home is: http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=106603067155647885216.0004833c58b846179522d&ll=-30.86451,150.996094&spn=9.837624,21.643066&t=h&z=6

I am not a fan of camping (5 years in the army will do that to you) but have decided to camp for the 3 night I am there for the meeting as I don't want to miss out on anything. I will be staying in motels on the trip up and back. I even bought a new tent for the occasion it is a Coleman Avior X3.
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I tried it out in the garage

I haven't decided if I am going to take my mini lap top yet. If I do and I get time I will try and update this thread on my trip.

becsta
04-04-2010, 01:12 PM
Good for you. Just 2 Q's for ya.
What's QLD & what's HU?

QLD is the state Queensland and HU is Horizons Unlimited which is a website for worldwide motorcycle travel they have HU meeting in countries around the world each year. I think the one in Ireland is in may.

becsta
07-04-2010, 01:07 AM
It is an epic journey that is the trouble with a big country you have to travel so far to attend things. I wish I didnt have to do so many kms to get to this and most of the trip will be boring highways so I can chew up kms quickly as I have a limited time to get there and back home. I'm sure that you get to see more in your 'nip out' to the shops than I get to in my 'epic' as I dont have time to stop and look at things along the way.

bala
08-04-2010, 01:06 PM
That sound like one hell of a trip,make sure to get plenty of photos and video footage as well.

becsta
21-04-2010, 09:54 AM
So I am off on my trip tomorrow I am hoping to get away by about 5.30am. I still have to pack yet and if I can fit my lap top in I will update here when I get a chance.

becsta
22-04-2010, 12:31 PM
Day 1 - Done

I made it to Glen Innes. It was a long day (just over 900km) It started off cold then warmed up as I headed north and then as evening approached it was cold again. I was great to get into my cabin and have a nice hot shower. I didnt take many photos today because I had such a long distance to travel. There should be a lot more tomorrow since I dont have as far to go.

Here are the pics from today.

Packed up and ready for the road. I ended up leaving the chair at home.
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One for Stu - A taste of Scotland - Aberdeen NSW
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Scone NSW
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becsta
26-04-2010, 12:55 PM
Here are some more photos of the weekend.

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becsta
26-04-2010, 12:56 PM
Some more.

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ezzy rider
26-04-2010, 01:53 PM
great pics missus, ya live in a great country. take it ya had fun with it.

'woodenbong' LOL
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