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Old 15-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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Apsley? Where the hell is Apsley?
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Yes, this is correct response for a Frosty Frolic destination - WTF is that...?

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How old is Famous Rog then?? .
At last count, I think he was 65 going on 17...


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OMG! Somebody bought the Mantra. Is that the same one which was on the showroom floor at Bike Barn for many years ? One of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen.
Nah, this one was the 2nd in the country.

Ugly? - 1 It has to have been one of the most successful styling exercises in modern motorcycling - key objectives for it was to be out-there, unmistakable for anything else, elicit an emotive response (they didn't care if that response was "err yuk that is FUGLY" just so long as you noticed) and to generate massive amounts of free publicity for Bimota.

Ugly? - 2 You haven't yet seen what I did to my GSXR7-11 streetfighter. It really was proof that I have no eye for colour or style but that's for another thread...
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Old 16-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
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2007: Frosty Frolic 5 – Halls Gap.

Sean’s R100RS had lost a little weight and changed colour. Following an attack from a kamakazi kangaroo Miss KT’s Mantra had been replaced with a BMW Rockster. Famous Rog had upgraded to a brand new 1000 Blade. Another outing for my Daytona.



Of course Halls Gap is west of Melbourne, that’s why we travelled north to NSW.

Lunch at a traditional Frosty Frolic spot.



From Echuca, we cut west.



Just short of StArnaud the Rockster split a fuel line. Enough of a fix was bodgied to get us to the Halls Gap YHA for the night.



A BBQ breakfast followed a riotous night at the Halls Gap pub.





A quick ride to Zumsteins and back. Home via Castlemaine, Woodend, etc

A few days later, an early morning drive to collect the Rockster.

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Old 16-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #13
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2008: Frosty Frolic 6 – Rainbow

Bernie Blackbird had an update and a change of colour. In hindsight, my Bimota sb6 was not the smartest choice for the flat straight roads of western Vic.



Sean’s R100RS café racer.



Even the ninjas found it uncomfortably cold in Ararat.





Bernie Blackbird and Angry Dave. Happy to be somewhere warm over lunch in Halls Gap.



Over the Grampians, continue west.





No pot of gold when we finally made it to Rainbow but we all seemed to have a blast.





Sunday morning.



Not sure Cam wanted this much help when he experienced a wardrobe malfunction.



Sean, what can I say….?



Lunch at Bridgewater and onto home.

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Old 16-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #14
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2009: Frosty Frolic 7 – Tallangatta

After being retrenched two weeks earlier, I’d made a start on my beard. The day after the Frosty Frolic I was set to depart on a 7 week 26,000km round Oz trip on my Mighty Scrambler.

Yep. Cold before we began.



Even colder in Mansfield.



A rare opportunity to purchase fuel in Whitfield.



A diversion to Eskdale before hitting Tallangatta for the night.





Sunday morning.





Maugan stopped by at lunch on Saturday to check out Sean’s R100RS café racer, she then rode with us for the afternoon, run a-muck with us Saturday night and then put on morning tea at her house Sunday morning. Hmmm, great scones…



Home via Beechworth, ?????, Bonnie Doon, Yea etc.
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Old 16-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #15
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