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Online uralrob

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #30 on: Aug 23, 2021, 12:47 PM »



  "Seriously enjoyable ride, and rewarding in a "wow, I made it without drama" way."

 Nicely put. That's one of the things that separates the riders from the drivers.  :028:.

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #31 on: Aug 24, 2021, 11:23 AM »
It's about 145km to Walcha on Thunderbolt's Way; TomTom & google think it will take about 1:45. I'll be there around sunset at best, but probably after. Not something I would normally do on roads like this, in weather like this, but you do what you do - I had a room booked.

The clouds are heavy, the rain is threatening, the sun is sinking slowly to the northwest, the road is great (smooth, flowing, great visibility, wide), the road is not great (narrow, collections of mostly filled potholes, blind turns), a Dodge Ram (rare over here) taking liberties with the centreline (not rare), across creeks, through farmland, past thick forest...

There was almost nowhere to stop and admire the view, but only almost...

4:06pm


from that way


going that way

40 minutes later


from that way


rolling through the rolling hills

And into Walcha.



Glad for a motel room tonight.

And a nice walk to the pub for a feed, not that I need much after that huge late lunch.


uptown Walcha on a Sunday night


the Commercial Hotel


yumm!

The Commercial is a great place - very friendly owners & chef, plus great food and atmosphere. And it was warm with a couple of fires.

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #32 on: Aug 24, 2021, 11:27 AM »
And the map for day 4



I'll get fuel in the morning - I'm curious to see the fuel economy with the E10.

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #33 on: Aug 24, 2021, 12:44 PM »
A ghost town. You may say Yumm to that food but what is it, don't look that good to me  :notsure:
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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #34 on: Aug 24, 2021, 10:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Clunkyboy [+]
A ghost town. You may say Yumm to that food but what is it, don't look that good to me  :notsure:

Only cos there is no pie or chips on the plate for you, Clunkyboy ?  :008: :008:

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #35 on: Aug 26, 2021, 11:39 AM »


 Continuing to enjoy this. The last batch of photos are exceptional.

 Walcha 'Feels like 4.9c'  :008: :008: Canada South, except we're getting 31c today. Oz North.

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #36 on: Aug 29, 2021, 07:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Clunkyboy [+]
A ghost town. You may say Yumm to that food but what is it, don't look that good to me  :notsure:

Pasta & veg - lite & maybe a little bit healthy. But I had a massive serving of slow-cooked stew with plenty of meat on the bone for lunch so was being good(ish). And I had dessert. Both at lunch - cake; and dinner - chocolate slice with ice cream.

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Re: South on the A3
« Reply #37 on: Aug 29, 2021, 07:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 Continuing to enjoy this. The last batch of photos are exceptional.

 Walcha 'Feels like 4.9c'  :008: :008: Canada South, except we're getting 31c today. Oz North.

 Rob.

It gets a bit cold up in the hills (it was only the end of Autumn), but can't imagine a Canadian winter. It'll be 29C here (Brisbane) tomorrow - but is the last couple of days of winter.

Thanks for following along.