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glitch 04-07-2012 12:55 PM

Over The Shoulder....Rides through the Decades
 
As life, events and rides roll along year after year, things tend to blur into each other.
“Remember when...” turns into “I think there might’ve been...” and trying to sort out who was on which trip, what happened when and where and to whom is all turning into mush.

Time to “look over the shoulder” and put things together from old ride-reports, pics stashed away for a long time and comments of those who were there, possibly shaking lose some memories of things here and there.

Some of those who came along on all those trips have somehow “faded away”...others came and went....but quite a few are still around.


A few pics to pull the trigger... and it will be a bit of a project for a while.

Where better to start than with the “early days” of digital cameras and the all-conquering JPG’s...

There weren’t too many motorcycle-related groups on the Net then, the AusMoto Newsgroup the only Australian online- mob around, including Jason and Vic, who , a little later, founded NetRider first as a Yahoo-based newsgroup, turning into a forum later (2002-03?).

No ADVrider, no HorizonsUnlimited, no mcnews, Overclockers, owner forums....this was Forum-Ice Age. I doubt even the BoM being on the net at the time, so we couldn’t check weather ourselves, but had to believe whatever the Channel 9 weather bunny was telling us.

Bikes, rides, travel....it’s been a ripsnorter of a decade...or two !!
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glitch 04-07-2012 01:01 PM

Sept '01_ Euro Alps
 
European Alps from/to Vienna.

Another Usenet Bike Group in Austria (at.freizeit.motorrad) had been the contact to organize a bike-swap with a couple near Vienna.

We took their bikes for a 3week ride through the European Alps, they took our bikes for a 3 week ride around Vic some months later....and it all worked out great.:thumbs:

Mick G organized a then brandnew Canon Powershot A20....2mp... at a fantastic price, used for the shots below.

The 300kg Honda PC800....Cruiser with Tupperware-coat and the ~ 350kg BM-monster, wrong kit for the Alps, but we had to find that out ourselves.

http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/1/004.jpg


It sparked our love for Slovenia:woot:

http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/1/022.jpg

Discovered the Local’s taste for fast “tripods”:drool:

http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/2/033.jpg


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Grossglockner, Austria


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/2/036.jpg


“Danced” in the Dolomites/ Northern Italy


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/2/053.jpg


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/3/056.jpg


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/3/067.jpg



Stayed with friends in Merano and rode the Mendel Pass.


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/4/078.jpg


...and the Gorge Road into the Eggen Valley.


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/4/079.jpg


Across the Timmelsjoch into the Oetz-Valley to visit the folks in Vent where I learned how to ski as a kid.


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/4/091.jpg



Lost our hearts in Glurns, the medieval town that was granted city rights over 1000years ago.


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/4/095.jpg

Had to ride the Passo di Stelvio, too...:doh::so


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/4/099.jpg


...and watched the local "pines" change colour amongst the ice-giants of the Swiss Bernina Mountains near St. Moritz


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/4/103.jpg



Walked the Tschuppa Gorge in Southern Austria/ Slovenian border

http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/5/116.jpg


...and gave “oma”(granny) a spin on the BM...and she was "talk of the town" for a month. :D

http://www.austouring.net/glitch/Euro_01/5/120.jpg


Spotted the only KTM shaftie ever built


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Checked out a tiny bit of Vienna on the way out


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For the complete yarn and ALL the pics (total ~135)

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1683

glitch 04-07-2012 01:03 PM

November '01__6_peaks #1
 
Vic High Country


Australia-Day weekend ...and we didn’t know it then, but this was the start of something that’s still rolling at full steam more than 15 years later.

The Original 6-peaks
(...and the start of endless tour-shirts for all of the big rides)



It all started with Graham and Joy getting hitched in Eildon :chug:


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/AAA...6peaks1_07.jpg



http://www.austouring.net/glitch/AAA...6peaks1_06.jpg


L to R: Latte Dave (FondaHonda)...Lee on BabyBlade, frozen white....Danny Trumpy TT6...Graham in front, MickG (MickG) in the back...Joy...Jason...Dave Mountainhitter GSXF750 and Jan, his better half.

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Latte-Dave on the CBR6 and MickG at Dinner Plains


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Christ, was it miserable up there or what? Mayhem on the Falls Creek Rd. Bikes down like flies.
That "carpark" is right in the middle of the Falls Creek Rd.
(and the pic is still used in the NetRider forum banner)


http://www.austouring.net/glitch/AAA...6peaks1_04.jpg

It’d sometimes turned into a “survival” ride along the way...
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For the complete yarn and ALL the pics (total ~a dozen)
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1175

asphalt 04-07-2012 02:57 PM

Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade
 
Each Story an Adventure!
Thanks for remembering Your Trips of the last 10 Years around the world.
Links are very helpful.
Comments from Yesterday and now are excellent,
but not very different.
I want to watch for more....... of course :clap:

glitch 04-07-2012 03:46 PM

Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by asphalt (Post 37866)
Each Story an Adventure!
Thanks for remembering Your Trips of the last 10 Years around the world.
Links are very helpful.
Comments from Yesterday and now are excellent,
but not very different.
I want to watch for more....... of course :clap:

Hi Hans
Yeah, that's the idea.
Each story an adventure...It's just getting harder and harder trying to keep track.


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