Bust N out Riding Rally FEB 2023
10th March 2023
By John Milios
The Bust N out tour to the Tasmanian Rally began with 14 members, and later an ex-member joined us after picking up his bike from Rockhampton and riding to Davenport with our group. Over the course of the 3-week tour, we created fond memories, made new friends, and had a lot of fun. Our journey took us on a 7,800 km adventure, with many first-time experiences and scenic routes along the way.
We travelled down the coast roads, stopping at Ballina, Newcastle, Albury, and Geelong, before heading to the Great Ocean Road where we were amazed by the stunning scenery. Riding together with our group gave us a sense of freedom that we will always cherish. The photos we took simply don't do justice to the beautiful sights we encountered.
We boarded the Spirit of Tasmania at the Geelong terminal and were impressed by how smoothly everything ran. Once we arrived in Davenport, we were warmly greeted by the
Tassie HOGs, who took us to breakfast and a tour ride to Ulverstone, where we participated in the Bike Show N Shine event. The Tassie HOGs organized a dinner for us, and we were blown away by their hospitality and kindness.
We were left to create our own adventures in Tasmania, and we took full advantage of the opportunity, enjoying the beauty of Tasmania and the twisty and turnie roads. We made our way to Penguin to meet the remaining HOGs from the mainland and participated in the Welcome thunder run ride to Strahan. Despite an accident along the way, the ride to Strahan was thrilling.
The HOG Rally was a huge success, with amazing food, hospitality, and fun games. The Tassie HOGs did not disappoint and their statement of it being a riding rally was accurate. We even came close to bringing home the trophy.
After the rally, we continued our adventure up to Stanley and did the NUT before returning to Smithston for the night. Our return trip was just as adventurous, with stops at Forbes-Parks to see the dish, Narrandera, Coonabarabran, Miles, and Home.
During our time in Tassie, we gained a temporary new committee member from Townsville named Mullet, who joined us on a few adventures. However, all adventures come with consequences, and even our Townsville ring in received a fine from Sheriff Clive.
Overall, the trip was amazing, with picturesque sceneries, unplanned breakdowns, and plenty of adventures. We would like to thank everyone who came and made this trip a memorable moment in our lives.