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 Bylong Valley Way Cruise 22nd & 23rd March 2014
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Neale
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Australia

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Posted - 23/03/2014 :  22:10:38  Show Profile
I will post up some pictures & a bit of a write up soon. But some members have been sharing some photos on the clubs facebook page so check it out to see some of the great photos being posted.

Here is the link.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/93633885768/

2006 LS Focus Zetec
1969 Mk2 Cortina 440L

Neale
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Australia

889 Posts

Posted - 27/03/2014 :  19:11:51  Show Profile
Here are my photos from the cruise

My cruise started a bit back to front, by doing the Bathurst to Windsor leg first.



When I got to the meeting point I found it hard to find a park because the Porsche club was also meeting there for their cruise. It was nearly the same route except they overnighted in Mudgee.





We had a fantastic turnout of 22 cars, including a few guys from the CAP club joining us for the start of the run to the Grey Gum Café.








Next stop was the Grey Gum Café on the Putty Road for morning tea.













Next stop was a regroup at the truck drivers memorial before we arrived at the Hunter Valley Gardens










When we arrived at the Hunter Valley Gardens for lunch we met up with a member of the Hunter British Ford Group with his beautiful mk1 cortina & the Hollingsworth family with their beautiful Sierras & Focus XR5




A few people chose to bring something a little larger for the cruise



From the Hunter Valley we headed onto Bylong.





We had a pretty good run but we did find some slower traffic






As we came into Rylestone we were joined by a beautiful old Ford for a the last few kilometres before our stop at Kandos



At Kandos most of us pulled into the Fairway Motel on the golf course where most of us stayed that night.


Some of us found it hard to find a place to stay & had to stay in other motels. Bill & his family though thought it would be easier to bring their own accommodation






Stay tuned tomorrow for the photos from day 2.

2006 LS Focus Zetec
1969 Mk2 Cortina 440L

Edited by - Neale on 27/03/2014 21:49:16
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Liam
Small Ford Master

Australia

169 Posts

Posted - 27/03/2014 :  22:50:38  Show Profile
Well done with the pictorial journey Neil, Really beautiful photography capturing the moment!
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hak073
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Australia

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Posted - 28/03/2014 :  15:04:19  Show Profile  Visit hak073's Homepage
Cracking photos again Neale

Looks like it was an excellent day. Looking forward to the next installment

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esciie
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Australia

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Posted - 28/03/2014 :  18:58:27  Show Profile
Awesome pics mate,

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mymrk2
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Australia

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Posted - 30/03/2014 :  18:40:06  Show Profile
Just some of my pictures of the weekend














Glenn

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Neale
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Australia

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Posted - 30/03/2014 :  23:56:52  Show Profile
Great shots Glenn. I love the one of my corty on the mountain. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the compliments guys, sorry about the delay but here are the next lot from the Sunday.

The motel had great views, here is the view from my room on the Sunday morning.



The cruise started off in Kandos by meeting for breakfast at the Bikes & Buds café & motorbike museum.






Due to there being a few events in town that weekend it was a busy little café & we had to wait a while for service. The owner was very apologetic & gave us a free guided tour of the motorbike museum to make up for the wait. There was some amazing bikes in there & he really knew his Harleys.

Here is a pic of us getting the history of a US police Harley in the collection.


Some of the other bikes.

An ultra rare 1912 Harley Davidson Board track racer. Apparently one of only 5 left in the world.


An ex army Harley that was used as a postie bike after the war.




Next stop was to check out Sofala. The oldest surviving goldmining town in Australia.










The Turon River at Sofala. You can see the mound of tailings left over from centuries of gold panning for alluvial gold.




After the stop in Sofala we made out way towards Bathurst. Seeing as it was Geoff's Birthday we threw him a bit of a surprise birthday celebration at lunch.




After lunch we headed up to the mountain for a couple of photos, but as you can see the weather was starting to catch up with us & we didn't hang around for long. I left the rest of them to head back to Sydney.















2006 LS Focus Zetec
1969 Mk2 Cortina 440L
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