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PostSubject: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:38 pm

Hot today. Other than that, it was a pretty good ride to Kandos, where in bedding down for the night. Great fun between Bathurst and Kandos! A few twisties and lots of sweepers. It rained a couple of times, and I welcomed it. Temps at mostly around 35C, and occasionally down to a refreshing 32. The light  cooled things off until the sun came out. Steamy!

When I got into Kandos, I went straight to the servo for petroleum. As I did a right into the driveways, I promptly crashed. Went down like a bag of shit.

This poxy thing caused it. It's the USB outlet. I didn't bother plugging the phone in when I left Bathurst. It got jammed between the triple clamp and the tank bezel. No turny bars. Fall down.


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Scratched the valve cover. Again. Scratched the oil cooler cover. Again. Bent the rear brake lever. Again. Scratched the CARC. Again. Broke the right hand mirror.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:51 pm

Least you are still able to ride and only your pride, and not bones, is dinged. happens to all of us from time to time. Black Beer will help...
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:08 am

(Sigh!) When I get back from NZi'll see what I have in the 'Mountain of Munt' Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:15 am

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:20 am

Tony, one Toohey's Old followed by several Jack Daniels.


Then I got befriended by the local fur-beast.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:50 am

Mmmm. Where you been boy, that finger smells fishy?
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:03 am

It might have smelled my injuries and was thinking about eating my corpse later. Left knee swollen and painful. Right elbow bruised and scratched, right shoulder smarting.

Yay.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:10 am

Ouch! Is not a good day when you damage the drinking arm, nor the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:32 am

Now my tits are sore. I hate that.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:33 am



I'm thinking the cat smelled whiskey. Recommend you mark the levels on your bottles. Cats are annoyingly smart. Wink

Condolences on the smack-down. Are you not setting a record of some sort? Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:13 am

Bill Hagan wrote:

Condolences on the smack-down.  Are you not setting a record of some sort?   Rolling Eyes
Bill

I'm not accepting any challenges ........................... had a few head knocks along the way.
Last count was fall down go boom 26 times.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:34 am

Beware the dangling gee-gaw...

I swapped out the useless cigarette lighter port on the Stelvio dash with a much more useful unit.

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2012 MOTO GUZZI GRiSO 1200SE

2013 MOTO GUZZI STELVIO 1200NTX - Orange Blossom Special
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Damn, Beetle! Glad you're okay - foiled by a dangling dangler, FUCK!
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:11 pm

Shit Mark. It's the low speed that does it, I'm overly cautious on the stelvio when going slow . We all just need to go faster.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Bill, I think you may be onto something. Puss could detect the sweet aroma of whiskey. Twisted Evil

I think that's number 7 for the GRiSO. About to head to Rylstone for breakfast. Then the Bylong Way. No crashing today. No sir!


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:27 pm

Well I made it to Rylstone. All of 7 kilometres. I didn't crash. RH valve cover leaking. Curse!



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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:27 am

Ffs glad it was at the servo,Not the bylong valley way. When you heading back?
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:33 am

Pisser! Nothing worse than a pinched dingle-dangle.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:14 pm

Back in Rylstone for Breakfast, heading home. Got a wet arse too. Full report when I get home.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:40 pm

Shit ............. sorry to hear about the bumps.Good that you are still mobile though.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:01 am

Yesterday.

Breakfast at Rylstone. Cafe on Louee does great Egg & Bacon rolls. And the coffee is fantastic.

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I didn't get far out of Rylstone before oil started pissing out of the RH valve cover. I had to stop to see what was happening.


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Checked the gasket was OK. Cleaned up as much oil as I could and reassembled. Still got a slow ooze. I'll need to closely inspect the valve cover. The scenery was better.


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Then I was on my way, heading to Jerry's Plains. Except I missed the turn onto the Golden Highway and ended up in Muswellbrook. Rolling Eyes
A quick stop for fuel, then I was off. I arrived at the Crowne Plaza Resort at 1230. Pretty much the whole ride,  my nostrils were filled with the delicate aroma of decaying marsupials.

Some interesting cloud formations last night:


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Today.

Got away about 0630. Alert for live marsupials. Fuel stop at Jerry's Plains. A bloke on BMW GS something pulled in. I gave him a nod, but he averted his eyes. How rude!
Arrived back in Rylstone about 0830. Stopped for petroleum and also another excellent Egg & Bacon Roll.

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Next stop was Cowra. The wind was terrible and and when I arrived home at 1430, I was buggered. The whole way back was a struggle. Might have had something to do with the eleventy glasses of Shiraz I had last night.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:17 am

Oh yeah. The Bylong Way. The road surface is really bad for quite a lot if it, especially in the fun bits. Too rough for really spirited riding. The Universe is agin me. All the really rough bits are always at the apex of a bend.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:54 am

Just be glad you weren't in Victoria, the coppers would've been agin ya too. A question for ya Mark, was it good shiraz?
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:02 am

It was tops. I posted details in the Red Wine thread.



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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley    GRiSO goes to the Hunter Valley  Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:57 am

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Next time you head up that way try the back road from Eglinton (Nth Bathurst) to Turondale via Duramana thence to Sofala. Sensational and a pretty good surface most of the way.
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