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Blood dripping cooked meat....

Blood dripping cooked meat. This is what on offer today for lunch. Wisemans Ferry Pub was the place. Mates meeting for a feed and a drink. How could I not go?!

I headed up Northern Road to Glenorie. Left onto Cattai Ridge Road. Then right onto Halcrows Rd. Right on Wisemans Ferry Rd. Left back onto Northern Rd and down into Wisemans Ferry. Most of the roads are crap. The BMs suspension is really struggling at times. Thankfully I had just bought an AirHawk seat and this really helped cushion my spin. The blow up seat cushion really does make a big difference the seat on the bike. Not that the BMs seat is bad. This just makes the seat more plush to say the least.

A few Ks before Wisemans there is a lookout over looking the Hawkesbury. It was not the view of the river that impressed me. It was the vintage car that was there. What a great old vehicle it was too.

Rockster rolled in first and then Bluesman arrived. As with most forums people have nicknames. I had not meet Jim in the flesh. Aka Bluesman. Top bloke. He loves his Blues music too. Hence his name. Rockster, Sonny, owns a BMW 1150 Rockster.

Boris, from BikeMe, was road testing the KTM 990 Super Duke today with his mate Pete. Peter owns BMW’s hottest bike. A HP2 MegaMoto. They arrived last. Reason? They where having a ball on both bikes. Both bikes are true works of art. BMW are really trying to get away from the trackie dak type of rider with the HP2. The KTM is just so hot. Looks like s Stealth Fighter.

We sat around eating blood dripping meat in one form or another and talked all things bikes. What a great way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Solomon Wiseman established his ferry in 1827, having built his residence a year earlier - now Wisemans Hotel. He died at Wisemans Ferry on 29th October, 1838. The present hotel incorporates Cobham hall, the original grand home of Solomon Wiseman, built in 1826. Today some of the original Cedar doors and frames remain. The northern frontage shows the typical 19th century style with five openings on each storey, shaped stone lintels over the windows and a stone arch and fanlight above the main door. The seven semi-circular stone steps leading up to the front door.

Wiseman was granted a liquor license in 1821 and maintained it for most years until his death. Taken from

Some of the local wildlife at the pub has become very tame. One Kookaburra in particular has no problem with being patted and stroked. The trouble with this is that it is also feed human food. In the long run this will affects its health.

I have written about this pub before on my blog. So you will remember that this is a regular bike hang out. Below are some of the other bikes there today.

The hours ticked by and it was time to go. Boris and Pete headed straight back up Northern Rd while Rockster, Bluesman and me went via River Road. I struggled to keep up. My BargeMotard is a big beast to haul around such a tight road. Then basically back the way I travelled to get to Wisemans. It was a good ride back guys. Cheers.


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