Welcome to the Numb Nuts Nabiac Tour

Cold nabiac

What numb nuts Queenslander, currently enjoying a mild winter, organises a tour south to Nabiac during a cold and wet snap and the second State of Origin game?

Me, that’s who!

I will be setting off with five fellow mad Maroons this Saturday for “Mexico” (what Queenslanders call anywhere south of the border) on our five-day Numb Nuts Nabiac Tour.

If we survive, it could become an annual event!

Nabiac museum

Nabiac National Motorcycle Museum
Museum owner Margaret Kelleher

While the weather here in Queensland is sunny and mid-20s most days, we’re heading into minus temperatures and rain to visit the Nabiac National Motorcycle Museum in Blues territory (so called because it turns you blue?).

And to top it off, we will be in Taree on State of Origin night, probably locked in our hotel bedrooms.

It might not be unusually atrocious conditions for most of you Mexicans, but for we Sunshine Staters, it will mean rugging up and waterproofing ourselves.

Winter tips

So we have been busy studying these Motorbike Writer tips:

As you can see, I’ve done this before, but we all need to brush up on our skills from time to time. If you want to brush up on your hair grooming, that’s something else!

Electra Glide

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Numb Nuts Nabiac
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

I will be riding the new “Vivid Black” Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard ($A34,495/$NZ37,995) which is a stripped-down Street Glide.

It doesn’t have the Street Glide’s infotainment system which doesn’t worry me as I prefer my Sena Momentum Lite helmet to keep me in touch with the world and entertained while I ride.

It also doesn’t have some of the niceties of some other Touring models such as grip warmers.

So I will take a pack of those disposable hand warmers you slip inside your gloves. You can buy them for a few dollars at most chemists and service stations.

Gear consists of:

Fireside chat

In case you are out on the same roads and want to catch up for a fireside chat, we will be riding the following route:

  • Saturday: Ipswich, Woodenbong, Drake, Tenterfield, Glen Innes.
  • Sunday: Glen Innes, Walcha, Gloucester, Taree.
  • Monday: Taree, Nabiac Motorcycle Museum, Forster, Wootton Way, Taree.
  • Tuesday: Taree, Wauchope, Walcha, Armidale, Dorrigo.
  • Wednesday: Dorrigo, Grafton, Casino, Kyogle, Brisbane.

If you see the big black Harley surrounded by a few Beemers and a Honda Shadow, give us a wave or stop and have a chat about the weather!

11 Comments

  1. Please join us at the Wynter tavern in Taree for the state of origin night. Good food and a great night to be had in front of the big screen. I have ridden alot of these fantastic roads locally

    1. Hi Josh,
      Can’t promise. It’s a bit far to walk from the hotel and we don’t want to drink and ride.
      If we do make it we will be the ones shivering from the cold. Come and say hello!
      Cheers,
      Mark

      1. The Wynter Tav has a courtesy bus, call them and they will pick you up 02 6552 2599 and take you home after the game free of charge!!! The community here encourages good times to happen and support safe practices

  2. …. you should have a great time! ..a bit after Walcha & just before the turn off to Nowendoc/Tamworth, the road is in a bit of a poor/rough condition so watch out for that as well as the great twisty bits leading into Gloucester have a bit of wet leaves on the verge , Tuesday & Wednesdays return trip the roads are great motorcycling roads should be the highlight of the trip – my w800 likes those roads too.

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