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I just wanted to thank Warren Lee and all his staff from NF that made the MS Experience such fun!

Also want to send a big shout out to the four boys that accompanied me back and took me down some of the most awesome dirt roads. I think we all had a ball, even though we had a puncture - a very nice farmer on his tractor helped us with some extra air! Warning - test your portable compressor to see if it can really pump up a 190 rear from flat in under 30 mins!

It was worth being soaked for several days getting there!

For all of you that did not go - 80 of us turned up on our steeds and made some very good new friends.

I know all my new buddies are already talking about possible venues for 2013 Multistrada Experience!!
 

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+1 for the people from NF for organizing this event. Everybody seemed to have a ball.
It was very nice meeting fellow enthusiasts and talk about little else than our awesome bikes. Such an opportunity is rare.

I arrived home at about 1:30pm today after leaving Sunday morning.
Covered 3117km since leaving last Wednesday.

The trip back was much better than the one there as far as the weather is concerned.

Thanks to Rob, Rob B, Ted and Wit that made the ride back as memorable as it was.
 

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What a fantastic MULTISTRADA EXPERIENCE 2012!

Friday dawned grey and cool but from my place dry for the run to Gloucester where I happened upon the first of many multis in the shape of Humpo. His HID inserts now on the list of future mods. As well as the flash Giles pegs. Maybe not his loudest pipe of the weekend (cut down termi). Funniest sight of the weekend was humpo backing his bike out of a servo to avoid starting his machine beside a police officer. Oh, thanks for the buffer effort as well Humpo, keeping the highway patrol at bay became a side theme of the weekend to a certain extent. I think he could tell you were a potential law breaker, tsk, tsk.

The run up Thunderbolts was again dry, had to stop and wait for Mr Humpo as he got "escorted" up the hill. The temperature steadily dropped as we climbed, and by the time we reached the Nowendoc turn-off the ice symbol was well entrenched on the dash. Into the storm suit for the last 50k to Walcha as the rain came down. Restorative coffee and cake later and the first run down the Oxley was begun. By the time we got to Gingers creek the road was fairly dry allowing a relatively brisk pace. What a great road.

Ooops dinner ready. Have to come back later!

Thanks to Warren and the girls and all the organisers and participants. Great event. Put this one on the calender. I was thinking Omeo next time!
 

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Get 70 to eighty Multis together and you can check out almost every different interpretation of this great bike. Every different accessory on the market, and one or two not seen before. One guy from Coffs Harbour turned up with painted plastics. The beak, mudguards etc. Did it in a two pack with a secret additive that produced a crazed effect through the paint. Looks as good as the carbon stuff. This will catch on. (Unfortunately no photo). Tyres were generally standard, or PR3s. Only one I spotted had full on sport tyres.

Saturday broke picture perfect, beautiful blue skies, the sun warming the lower part of 44km of corners. 9am saw the herd of Multis released. A run to the bottom of the hill to warm tyres, and then attack the mountain. Out of the sun and into the trees saw the temperature drop and the road surface become a bit little slippery in spots, one 35 saw the abs maintaining decorum. We got the whole lot successfully up to Walcha, via a small very exciting dirt section (nicest 15km of dirt you could hope to find), and back without incident. We attracted a little bit of attention as we left town. Probably Humpo's exhaust. We had an official photographer stalking us all weekend, getting action shots. I remember one 55 where he was sitting back off the road with his car hidden which should yield some great photos.
When we all returned we partook in the Multistrada Challenge which Humpo took out in a blaze of athleticism. Another evening of major multi discussion saw the official part of the event conclude. The usual awards for furthest traveled, most circuitous route etc, to most worthy recipients.

The trip home. What a laugh. Five blokes on giant trail bikes going up a brilliant sport road, doing the long miles of country transit roads, onto the smaller rougher back roads and then a great dirt section from Nundle down to Scone. We encountered a herd of cows at one stage, Rob needs to learn the subtleties of herding cattle with an MTS 1200 with an open mivv exhaust. I guess it got them off the road... They're probably still running. Horses, sheep, the odd llama and a couple of bemused young lads on trail bikes witnessed the procession of Ducati dirt warriors. Oh and once we hit the bitumen (once the puncture was repaired) apparently someone attracted the attention of a car with those funny blue lights on top, but the car couldn't make it onto the road because the next MTS whizzed past, then the next, and the next, and the next at which point he gave up in disgust.
When we reached Scone we all had that stupid grin that you only get from having a ball on a great motorcycle. A true Multistrada experience. Great ride fellas.

Organise one of these in your part of the world.
 

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what a fantastic weeks riding! big thanks to warren and his team for making it all possible.

cheers too to the motly multi crew, what a great ride on sunday!
on monday i bid farewell to johan, and sped off to newcastle for a new tyre. Then the race was on... Back via singleton, golden hwy, bylong valley way to ryalstone and dunns swamp before dark.

tuesday just noodling about, glen davis then bak to capertee and out to tarana for lunch, then home, bagging one geocache on the way.

hopefully Ill put some photos up tonight !

cheers all
Witto
 

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Fridays ride down from Coffs via Waterfall way, Armidale and Walcha.

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Monday, must bid farewell to Johan. Musswelbrook to Newcastle for a tyre, then back and off to Dunns Swamp.


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Tuesday, nooling my way home to Sydney. via Glen Davis, Capertee, Tarana and the Bells line of road.


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Wit, sounds like you continued on a great ride. I'll have to get around to Glen Davies. Looks speccy.
 

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Dirt road to Nundle. Look at the bends on the GPS !




Packing up after fixing the punctures



Fuelling up in scone and talking about the awesome roads covered



Had to go through two of these and and the bike took a rest in one mud puddle. Luckaly the tank was almost empty and it wasn't too heavyto pick up.


Met this guy on first day not to far from home:


Somewhere on the road between Young and Bathurst. At that stage it was still not warmer than 5 degC
 

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Wit, sounds like you continued on a great ride. I'll have to get around to Glen Davies. Looks speccy.
Hi Ted. The scenery is spectacular and the road in is great. Not much to see on town....

Cheers
Witto

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Nice photos Johan.
Send me address. Ill post the fatducs to you to try out...

Cheers
Witto

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