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Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:29:30 PM »
As some of you may know, johnnyYTED recently bought a new Can-Am F3S Daytona Spyder he has called BEEstY, while up here in QLD on Holidays.

He's asked me to give him a hand relocating BEEstY to NSW, while he rides STrangler, and I've agreed. What an exciting opportunity. 2 days of riding the style of bike I see in my future.

johnnyYTED on BEEstY


Me trying BEEstY out for size.


Thanks to the generosity of Shiney, I now have a Jacket that fits properly, Kevlar pants, my old wet weather pants, and a neck gator to keep me warm.

I've set up a Spotwalla to track our progress, and it goes live Friday, 17th May, sometime after 5 am.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=1de105cdaba44e342d&hoursPast=0&showAll=yes

Basic plan is (could vary due to weather and/or whim)
Brisbane
Beaudesert
Lions Road
Kyogle (maybe breakfast)
Casino (maybe visit Dad/ breakfast)
Tenterfield
Uralla (Wave at ST2UP and Pockey's place as we ride past)
Tamworth (overnight)
Muswellbrook
Golden Highway
Putty Road (including Grey Gum Cafe) [for some reason, johnnyYTED is insistent on riding this on his new bike :grin]
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johnnyYTED place.

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« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 09:01:23 PM by Gadget »
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 11:46:21 PM »
 :dred11 :blk13
awww gee this johnnyYTED is also in Qld and has purchased not only a 2017 Can-Am Spyder and I was calling him BEEstY, I unlike the other JOHNNYyted also purchased yet another bike, but it, a Kawasaki GPx 250 lams bike will remain in Qld after I watch Gadget ride not 1 but it seems 2 bikes on a very similar journey back to NSW over the weekend. Gadget is a very skilled and thrilled guy to be doing a double trip.
And yes this johnnyYTED stubbornly will be dismounting and it seems having a choice of  Can-Am Daytonas to ride the Putty. :butt :nahnah
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 06:53:23 AM »
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 07:37:59 AM »
That looks like a great plan.   I trust that you both enjoy the ride and the company.   :thumbsup
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 07:51:12 AM »
 :dred11 :blk13
 oh btw Gadget, has that other JOHNNYyted got front n rear dashcam on his ST1300 like I have to capture any "shenanigans" along the way.  Wot thuh  :law  :well
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 01:05:15 PM »
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 oh btw Gadget, has that other JOHNNYyted got front n rear dashcam on his ST1300 like I have to capture any "shenanigans" along the way.  Wot thuh  :law  :well

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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 04:08:39 PM »
I'm sure both of you will enjoy the trip :runyay :runyay

I look forward to the ride report :thumb
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 09:03:30 PM »
Fixed it johnnyYTED. :grin

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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 11:03:56 PM »
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I'm sure both of you will enjoy the trip :runyay :runyay

I look forward to the ride report :thumb
Shiney is that both of me,   o:) :Stirpot
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 03:46:53 PM »
 :crackup :rofl I should have said all three of you :grin
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 03:48:09 PM »
Good to see you making good progress, and on the outskirts of Armidale at around 3.45pm.     :thumbs
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 10:06:07 PM »
Day 1.

We woke at 5:00 am to a light drizzle,  so after a cuppa and I had put some wet weather pants on we left my place at 5:44 am and speed at the local BP, for me to put my ear plugs in, and for Johnny to top off both tanks.

The plan was for me to take point all the way to Tamworth.

An accident just south of Anzac Ave slowed us down for a little bit,  but then we got going on fairly heavy traffic to the Gateway Motorway were it cleared up a little. 

The drizzle brave slightly heavier showers for most of the Gateway and not long after getting to Beaudesert Road, it was back to a light mist, or just spray from wet roads.

I forgot to turn on Bluetooth on the phone, so we had no comms other than hand signals. (The Cardo Freedom 1 doesn't support intercom, at all) *insert grumpy face here.

As we approached Beaudesert we saw a couple of hot air balloons coming in to land. We thought one was gong to hit powerlines and trees.

By the time we approached Beaudesert, I was ready to recycle some coffee so we stopped at Maccas for a top up and drain.

Next was the Lions Road, with the weather steadily clearing and the road starting to dry. This is where I got a good fell for the Spyder and how to ride it. Still a bit gingerly, but more confidently.

There's now only two wooden bridges on Gradys  Creek Rd, the rest have been replaced with 2 lane concrete bridges and there are still 2 single lane concrete bridges.

Some of the road surfaces were motorway grade smooth.

We stopped for a short break at my primary school and chatted to a local. BEEstY attracted some attention.

Onwards to Kyogle and Dave's Bakehouse for a Pie!

Here I decided to remove the wets, including the jacket liner, as it was clearing and looking quite promising. As I was about to put my helmet on, realised I'd again forgotten myb earplugs and pulled the Henley back off,  johnnyYTED noticed stuff on top of my head. :wotha? It turns out the foam in the lining over the top of the head has rotted away infer the last 3.5 years and there's no padding on the top of my forehead. Ouch.

Next planned stop was Tenterfield, and this meant driving up the Bruxner. A coupe of patches of road works put us begind a Nissan X-trail who must have thought he was as quick as bikes, but I kept having to back off into and out of corners and was desperately hoping for a safe overtaking opportunity before the fun corners up the range.

Eureka, it happened and both of us sailed past a few kms from the base of the Range. Tis really taught me a lot about how to really feel comfortable on BEEstY and ride it well.

Coming into corners, tapping the downshift with the index finger, once, twice, brace/straighten the leg on the outside of the corner as I leaned my body into the corner, simultaneously pushing with the hand on the outside of the corner and pulling towards with the body with the other. GRIP! Galore! Wonderful feeling. Coming out of the corner open the throttle and just thumb tap the shifter up, up, up.

I'd forgotten how just much I really enjoy corner therapy. :grin

That meant the 1/3 tank at the bottom of the Range as now only 2 bars on the gauge, so we decided on a top up at Tenterfield. After we pulled up, and johnnyYTED was filling the bikes, I went in search of my OzSTOC beany to use as padding between me and the helmet, as I was starting to be in sharp pain from the hard pressure.

This eased the pain on the top of the head, but added pressure to the tips of the ears. Not the best, but better than before.

Now for the run down the New England, pretty much the usual with traffic, roadworks, a farmer with Santa Gertrudus cattle grazing on the edges of the road with no warning signs, a Maccas stop in Glen Innes, where we meet 2 lady bikers who were heading to Narrabri, and we mentioned that we'd come down Lions Road, and the response was, I'm from Kyogle. I didn't recognise her or her name, but as she's only been there 28 years, she's almost a local. :crackup

That was the last stop before the Motel in Tamworth.

I've been to my cousins place and had beautiful home made  pumpkin, pesto and chorizo and feta pizza and a good catch up. (This is the cousin who visited me in hospital and drove me to the Tamworth airport after my accident)

A nice hot shower, a catch up with johnnyYTED to make plans for tomorrow and now bed.

Zzzzzzzz

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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 10:14:55 PM »
Great report.  I took a Spyder for a ride in torrential rain a few years back. (Touring road show when they were first released in Aus).  It stuck to corners like the proverbial sticks to blankets.  Enjoy the ride
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 10:45:26 PM »
 :blk13 :dred11
I cant wait til tomorrow and my turn on my favourite road, the Putty. but its Saturday and the mad boy sportz racers will be out and so will Mr Plod, who wont be writing me up. I grew up long ago and happily play by the rules.
Lunch will be at GREY GUMs Cafť. then I'll soon have BEEstY home. Thanx to Gadget who gave me a few PUcker moments today.. :H :fp
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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 07:08:56 AM »
Thanks for the report Gadget, and I can imagine that being on a "bike" again would be a great feeling.  Johnny, enjoy your turn on the Putty today.    :hatwave
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2019, 09:56:10 AM »
JohnnyYTED pulled up stiff and sore this morning, so I've volunteered to tough it out on STrangler. Within a couple of minutes I felt at home.

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Re: Ryda Spyder BEEstY
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2019, 04:56:42 PM »
JohnnyYTED pulled up stiff and sore this morning, so I've volunteered to tough it out on STrangler. Within a couple of minutes I felt at home.

Just don't tell "She Who Must Be Obeyed", eh?   :eek
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2019, 06:13:27 PM »
JohnnyYTED pulled up stiff and sore this morning, so I've volunteered to tough it out on STrangler. Within a couple of minutes I felt at home.

Just don't tell "She Who Must Be Obeyed", eh?   :eek
I was always planned to swap onto STrangler for the Putty Road. So this gave me a bit more time to reacquaint myself wit the ST.

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2019, 06:21:33 PM »
We had really good weather all the way.

Straight down the New England with johnnyYTED on BEEstY and myself on STrangler to Singleton, stopping at Scone for Breakfast and fuel.

From Singleton down the Putty Rd to The Grey Gum International Cafť for lunch and then down through the back of Sydney to johnnyYTED's place.

Picton was packed with traffic as we arrived, and after we pulled up and turned off the bikes we could hear "Doof, doof" music, which we can still hear hours later because Vivid festival is in town.

Now for a couple 'Amber sleeping tablets'

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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2019, 06:31:21 PM »
What are amber sleeping tablets?

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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2019, 07:22:15 PM »
What are amber sleeping tablets?

I'm guessing that would be a couple of well deserved beers.   :beer
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2019, 07:28:06 PM »
I usually drink Guinness so it was lost on me.

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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2019, 07:41:51 PM »
I usually drink Guinness so it was lost on me.
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2019, 07:53:18 PM »
Usually I do too, but tonight I felt like drinking Coronas.

But I tend to call all beers, regardless of colour, anger sleeping tablets. :grin

It's my term for night time beers.

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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2019, 07:54:03 PM »
What are amber sleeping tablets?

I'm guessing that would be a couple of well deserved beers.   :beer
Correct weight

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