Archive for 2007

Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Mt Panorama and surrounds

The Mount Panorama race circuit is a public road and I think any Australian will enjoy to ride around here having seen the famous race to then see the track in real life will delight and surprise because it is much steeper and tighter than the cameras make out. But […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Bells line of road.

I joined this road just before Kurrajong. A steep climb up to the plateau, at the top a lookout awaits but when I visited the weather was cloudy and hazy. Now along a scenic but touristy section of the road then as things these thin out riding the ridges of […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Putty Road.

This is probably the first route in Australia I ever read about as a good motorcycle ride. For people in Sydney I guess this might be the number one ride? It is a great bit of tar. Quite a few road side crosses of riders that took it too serious […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Wooton Way

The Pacific highway in it’s older form was a far more interesting road than it is now. Twisting and turning its way around every mountain and valley. Surveyors earned their money in those times because gradients needed to be milder for lower powered vehicles with drum brakes. Now new highways […]

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Australias best motorcycle roads – Kangaroo Valley

This is a really beautiful area. It reminds me of Numinbah valley in QLD I ride often, but both are unique places. From Nowra NSW there is a superb ride from what is basically sea level straight up the side of the two mountains that lie to the northwest. The […]

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Australias best motorcycle roads – Thunderbolts way

Thunderbolts way is a good ride but not everyone seems to like it. From the north the road used to be a bit uneven, if you have suspension set compliant for typical Aussie roads this should not be an issue. From Walcha to Nowendoc it is straight but I don’t […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Great Alpine Road

Top to bottom the Great Alpine road starts more or less at Myrtleford and runs all the way to Bairnsdale. The road is pleasant enough until Harrietville where it starts to climb into the snow gums. The tar here is extra soft, take care in summer. Over the top there […]

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Nice local roads – Nunderi to Duranbah

Nunderi is east of Murwillumbah. There is a series of roads that run along the ridges which are fun to ride and have nice views over the cane fields and off to the border ranges than to the ocean further north. You can actually ride from Mooball all the way […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Great Ocean Road

This is Australia’s most well known scenic drive and is a road every rider has probably thought about visiting at some point. Built by returned soldiers to honor fallen mates after WW1 this is the largest war memorial in the world. Opinions vary about this road. On a fine day […]

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Australia Moto-GP Motorcycle Tour

This is a older post but I have updated the photos to high res from the originals and added a few more I found from the ride to refresh the content a little. The roads in this ride have changed very little if at all since then, road infrastructure in […]

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Nice local roads – Binna Burra

I always seemed to forget Binna Burra. I often rode up to Lower Beechmont, occasionally the entire Mount Beechmont road but rarely to Binna Burra which is odd as it had a great cafe and excellent views of which I have just this one old photo. I have removed the […]

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Nice local roads – Terranora

This is more a side road, I never rode here often as it did not connect to any of my usual routes. But if riding to or from the Tumbulgum pub or Duranbah then turn off onto Hogans road to Terranora. It starts narrow but opens and climbs and you […]

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