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Wednesday 26th April 2017
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By Officer Hardass
Today I sprung out of bed and got ready for a bus tour around town.  Honestly, I had no idea what to expect other than being told it was awesome.  After a quick breaky it was off to the entrance of the motel to wait for the bus.  When the bus pulled up I was pretty impressed
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Category: HOG Rides
Tuesday 25th April 2017
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By Officer Hardass
It's only taken 4 days but I'm finally about to ride on roads untravelled.  I have wanted to ride up the centre since seeing the turn off on my trip to Perth back in '09.  Well, today was my day and the rain had cleared to reveal a perfect day.  I'm still struggling mentally
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Category: HOG Rides
Monday 24th April 2017
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By Officer Hardass
Leaving Broken Hill we had perfect blue sky, which was great to see.  It only took 5 minutes to hit the outside of town and straight away you were in the outback.  The scenery now was getting very remote.  Very few trees, just spindly little things and lots of rocks.  Interestingly there
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Category: HOG Rides
Sunday 23rd April 2017
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By Officer Hardass

Day 2 kicked off with an incredible sunrise and an overcast sky.  I was feeling great to be out of Newcastle and hoping to have another good day on the bike.

Shortly after a quick bit of breaky we were on the road heading for Cobar.  Along the way we saw plenty of goats and emus.  The baby goats are cute as hell; the

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Category: HOG Rides
Saturday 22nd April 2017
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By Officer Hardass

The morning was finally here.  The last couple months have been hell.  I'm feeling completely exhausted by constant feelings of being on the brink of breakdown.  Good thing the open road for a couple weeks is the perfect medicine to clear my head, finish the chapter and close the book.

The day was

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Category: HOG Rides
Friday 27th January 2017
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By Officer Hardass

This is such a pinnacle event on the HOG calendar.  It's almost our home away from home, you might say.  May of our members, including me, have been riding here for years and we are yet to have a bad time.  There's nothing better than an old country pub and this one is one of the best.

 

Day 1...

 

The

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Category: HOG Rides
Tuesday 18th October 2016
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By Officer Hardass

After running the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday I was pretty keen for a good ride as with all the marathon training of late I have barely had a chance to throw a leg over the big girl.  Well, today that was about to change!  At first, I thought perhaps Gloucester and the Love Dunny Lookout would be a good option but as it was a cracking

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Category: Riding Solo
Saturday 23rd July 2016
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By Officer Hardass

It was nice to see a little sunshine again as we'd had so much rain lately, but where the rain wasn't the wind was and bloody hell it was windy.  As I was down as lead road captain for this ride I was a little concerned about taking too many inexperienced riders up the Buckets Way in such strong wind but hey, I thought, I'll just

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Category: HOG Rides
Monday 4th July 2016
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By Officer Hardass
Waking up in Nundle we had another below–zero–degree night.  Looking out of my window there was frost everywhere.  Good thing I had a massive blanket, not like Inverell!  After getting packed, I met my parents downstairs for a hot breakfast.  Man this place does an amazing
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Category: Riding Solo
Sunday 3rd July 2016
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By Officer Hardass
Waking up in Inverell it was -2 degrees!  I quickly jumped in the shower and waited half an hour for the water to warm up.  It took another half an hour to thaw me out from such a cold night!  Now all warm again, I jumped back in my thermals and got my heated vest cranked up.  Loading
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Category: Riding Solo