Here's details for Saturday. This is not a formal ride with a ride leader and TEC - it's a group of people out riding coincidentally to the same destinations.
At 0830 all riders, attired in their new shirts, assemble with their bikes for inspection by the Moosenator :twisted: - remember the piccies last time of all the bikes in a straight line. Well, that doesn't just happen
We'll head on out at 9, so there is plenty of time for breakfast before we head out. Also, we won't be waiting for guys to fill up on Saturday morning - do that the day before. Waiting to get 20 bikes filled can take a while.
First 'official' stop is the lookout at the end of Mountain Top Rd although some may stop earlier for piccies at roadside waterfalls. This is 4 or 5 k's before Dorrigo on the left - turn left into Maynards Plains Rd the left again into Mountain Top Rd. The lookout is at the end of the road - about 2 k's.
Next stop is Dorrigo Rainforest Centre also about 4 or 5 k's before Dorrigo but on the right - watch for the signs. There is a treetop lookout and other interesting stuff. Then through Dorrigo and on up the Waterfall Way to the Ebor Falls, which is just through the little village of Ebor, on the right.
Next stop is Wollomombi Falls, on the left, shortly after - you guessed it, Wollomombi! Are beginning to see why this road is called the Waterfall Way :mrgreen:
This is a fairly sedate morning, with plenty of leg-stretches for pillions. Then it's on to lunch at Armidale. I wanted to avoid the town centre, so on the recommendation of Rev lunch will be split across 2 hotels The White Bull (hotel) in Marsh St. & The Wicklow Hotel cnr. of Marsh and Dumaresq St. Rev says "Both are good and easy to find though the Wicklow may be quicker with the food. If coming from Dorrigo/Ebor then when you hit the first traffic lights in Armidale, just turn right and you see them on your right. White Bull first and one block later the Wicklow."
After lunch the options are to head back the same way - very scenic, or to head north on the New England Highway to Guyra, then east to Ebor. This is a road with some wide open spaces, and some in the know will take this route back to Ebor, then down to Dorrigo and back to Bellingen.
This days ride is not as long as the Casino or previous Dorrigo rides, but is very scenic and if it is over too soon, head on down to the Pacific Highway and back again.
Anyone planning to get there on Saturday can aim to meet us at Armidale for lunch.