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Gunnedah to Maitland

It was 0 degrees this morning when we left Gunnedah and both Frog and his Honda were feeling the cold. The bike has been getting progressively worse over the last few weeks with a lack of power possibly related to fuel pump issues, and it takes a while to warm up in the cold. Frog should have plenty of time after today to diagnose the issue.


First stop was Willow Tree for 2nd breakfast and coffee. Ham, cheese and tomato toasties all round at the Plains Pantry. One of Frog's mates Darrell from Teterin Engineering just happened to be travelling through Willow Tree at the same time we were there, he saw the ute and stopped to say hello.


We then passed through Muswellbrook with Frog only stopping for fuel. Next stop Singleton for the last coffee on the run as we count down the kilometres to the finish line. The last stop before going to the finish line at Mai-Wel was at the Caltex Service Station at Maitland to refuel and doesn't Frog look happy about that.


At Mai-Wel we were greeted by a group of employees as we arrived. A certificate was presented to Frog to recognise the contribution he has made in raising funds for the Mai-Wel Group.


From Mai-Wel we drove back to Frog's house where the Dmax was unloaded and the Honda parked in the shed.


This may be the last ride of this type for Frog and the Honda, although that is what I thought after the last one as well. We'll see what happens in 2021. Thanks for viewing our blog and I hope you enjoyed the ride.


Posted by RideAroundAust 21:12 Archived in Australia

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Hi Tony, Frog and the crew -
Congratulations what a great effort. You should be really proud of yourselves.

I bet you will be glad to sleep in your own beds after your trip but you may have to wean yourselves off the bakery food - just sayin'.

Cheers and thanks again for including us in the loop.
Robbie & Phil O'Dwyer

by Robbie O'Dwyer

Thanks Robbie & Phil,

Frog said on our return yesterday that this trip was the most challenging for him yet so I suppose it was challenging for all of us and we're happy that we achieved what we set out to do.

I don't know about anyone else but I slept pretty well last night after arriving back in Coffs. And you're correct about the bakery food, I was searching the pantry at home today looking for something to eat and came up with a cookie so that wasn't too bad.

Tony H

by RideAroundAust

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