There you are, I’ve been lookin’ for you everywhere!
Gee you’re lookin’ well, ya been crook long?
Wadya mean your fine and been here the whole time.
It’s me that’s been M.I.A.?
Wouldn’t it be great if there were free motorcycle specific touring guides complete with maps and places of interest dedicated to each region in Australia?
There are of course several websites around that identify great riding roads, but these don’t seem to mention other attractions that may be of interest to motorcyclists visiting the area.
Last week I presented an eBook about touring Tasmania on a motorcycle.
This week I thought I’d share another eBook, this time a little closer to where I live.
Well, it’s about 2-1/2 hours ride from me, but I consider it part of my backyard because I can easily do a return trip in a day.
I’ve been harping on about Tasmania quite a bit over the last 12 months or so, and rightly so too, it’s a great place to visit and explore.
Especially if you’re on a motorcycle.
When I worked on the Gold Coast I was lucky enough to have an early knock off on a Friday, usually around 14:30.
This allowed me to take any one of a number of routes home through the Hinterland.
This time around I thought I’d re-post my piece here for those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to see it.
Last weeks post was a bit brief and didn’t have many pitchers. So as promised, this weeks post will be a little more elaborate.
I thought I’d show you around the B&B The Pillion and I stayed at. It’s a little self-contained one bedroom cottage about half way between Ballina and Lismore New South Wales, not far from the village of Alstonville.
When I bought Bluey, I didn’t think about touring. I was more interested in day trips, or a braaap up through the hills. I surmised that I’d need to carry at least some water, maybe a first aid kit and the usual bits and pieces you’d take on a day trip. So I bought a 24 litre Givi tank bag and left it at that.
A couple of weeks ago I took the pillion away for a weekend of us time; No work, no kids, no worries. Yes it was a special occasion, and yes I wanted to win some brownie points.
I decided on a B&B* in a little town in Northern Rivers District of NSW*. The route I planned on taking, took us down to Nerang QLD*, through the Numinbah Valley along the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, over the border to Murwillumbah NSW*, Uki, Nimbin and on to our destination.