I'm hoping to get out of Melbourne in the next couple of days, heading north to meet a friend of mine somewhere in northern NSW. So I was thinking of heading pretty much straight north, through Cobar, Mt Hope, Bourke. What are the roads like through Mt Hope, and that area? What fuel range will I need? How about accomodation? Any suggestions? The bike is an XLV750 in reasonable nick, with new Trailwing tyres. I'm hoping I can stay in pubs and travel light ... can't be bothered with tents right now!