Archive for January, 2012
So, what should I do to celebrate the third anniversary of my return to riding? I know, how about I call Jack and go for a 1,700km ride around the alpine roads in New South Wales and Victoria?
So off we went for some of the greatest rides in the most beautiful areas of Australia. You haven’t lived until you have seen the views from Mt Hotham, Mount Buffalo and Falls Creek. And as they say, getting there is half the fun. But if you own a motorcycle, it’s all the fun!
(Click the small link under the map to view the full size map.)
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Some time ago a friend and I were riding the popular back roads from Goulburn to Canberra via Gundaroo and Gunning. As we pulled in to Gundaroo I asked him if he noticed the interesting rock formations in the hills and indeed he had. I’ve wanted to photograph that area for some time so having been inspired by the sunrise time lapse of Dartmouth Dam in an earlier post I decided to head out for a ride in the country.
After hiding the bike behind a small barn I walked up a hill to watch the sunset. Mother nature provided a spectacular show however the time lapse didn’t capture it’s splendour at all. To make matters worse I had left my trusty backup camera back with the bike so it looked like this glorious event was going to be a private show. I spent two hours basking in the view and watching a storm develop about 50 km in the distance.
I’ll be going back for another try at some point in time. Meanwhile, here are a few shots I did manage to take with my iPhone and the time lapse attempt with a GoPro helmet cam .