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Old 19 Feb 2009
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River Road ....

This report is from Nov 2007. .....

This morning Wendy and I went for a ride, we went to Wisemans Ferry. "What again?" Yep again! Makes for a good two up ride for a few hours on a warm sunny Sunday morning. But this time we went via River Rd. To get there we travelled up to Sackville and crossed the Hawkesbury River on the Sackville Ferry. On the way to Sackville we caught up with the Vintage Motorcycle Club who was out on a run. They may not have been going fast. But boy did those old bikes look good, sound great and I love the smell of Castrol R from an open exhaust pipe. There were WWII era bikes, old Harley with sidecar and a mix of different road bikes from many years ago. The one leading them was of real interest, it was a Nimbus. They turned off before the ferry. We soon arrived at the ferry. Even the chickens were out in the sun. We sat on the bile and watched 2 chickens wander amongst the waiting cars.

A few kilometres up the road after crossing the ferry we turn off onto River Rd. The road most of the time hugs the Hawkesbury River. Hence it’s name. The views are great. The road is rough and narrow. There are two short gravel sections. Some corners have sand or gravel sprinkled on them. We have had lots of rain this week and there was water run off across the road and some real green moss. Treat this road with some respect and you will enjoy the view and the corners.

I would have hated to have worked on the building of this road. Some of it has been cut through sandstone. As i said you need to teat this road with respect. Also always look out for oncomming traffic as the raod is not wide at all.

The scenery can change so quickly too. From being hemmed in with rock walls to lovely green forest.

We stopped at the park down at the ferry at Wiseman’s Ferry for a very late morning tea. Having panniers means we carry most of our food stuffs. Large flask full of hot water. Freezer block to keep the milk cold. We didn’t stay for too long. The mozzies were out in full force eating everyone in sight. A yellow Ducati pulled in near the MuZ. He pointed at me. I pointed at him. It was Colin out for a ride. Good to have a quick chat mate. The MuZ loved Pittown Road with its sweeping smooth corners. But all too soon we were home.

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I think it,s getting time to swap the MZ for a KTM 640 ADV.Then you can get us all the way into the bush!
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I think it,s getting time to swap the MZ for a KTM 640 ADV.Then you can get us all the way into the bush!
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The MuZ was swapped for the R100LT 10 months ago.
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