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Old 13-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #51
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Default 2006...Bonang

Late January....and STINKING hot.
Into the 40s and things weren't too much fun to kick off a planned 2200km Long Weekend.


Karel (carver)...Tim on the Gixx...Guenther, Goodie and I....and John on the FJR had left the day before and had a rear tyre blow-out at some sub-sonic cruising speed near Heyfield but kept it upright.

Took the backroads to Stratford for the first night.





East Gippy getting hotter and hotter, the hot wind searing the throat under the helmet.

Tried to get into the cooler climes of the High Country after a stop in Orbost, then Guenther ploughed the Strom into a clay-embankmant ~60k's up the Bonang.






In hindsight, that turned into the sad end of Guenther's riding...



....and the bike was written off the second time around in it's short life.


Only one way to cool down, John's got the right idea.




The Daytona boot that saved Guenther's right foot...



Cracked plastic wedge, but the typical Daytona construction (extended steel shank etc) held the pieces in place.



A little bruising was all....and the boot mailed to the factory in Germany for repairs. They kept this one as a show-piece and sent out a new boot for the price of their standard repair. Yo, stuff like that still exists!!


Aborted the trip , went home and watched the cricket (or crickets...or whatever)

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Old 14-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #52
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Default 2006...2 peaks

March '06


Goodie's off for the first ride on a postie...
Tim's there....and so are 4 of the Balla-Rats, the suicidal CT-punters.

Make one of them Stewart Crumpler, owner and founder of Crumpler Bagz and most likely the craziest of the 4.
Give him a postie...and you'll be out of breath just staying within 10k's all day long.











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Old 14-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #53
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Default 2006....Goiní Troppo

Late April/ early May...the sequel of the BananaRama rolled along with another 2 weeks of corner-carving bliss.
All the usual suspects were there, Bikes Only trucked the bikes up to Brissie again.

Loz and Matt 232 missed out, but stayed in Brissie for the weekend anyway (since they'd bought the flights initially).

The blues....




First night in Esk and the bullshit's flying thick'n fast...as usual.




You'll never see another one like it....Moira's custom-DR, complete with a leather Harley-seat and lots of home-made bracketry and bits by Double-Esky Nigel.

Did she ride the wheels off that thing or what?



We got drenched...


...tried to find Nimbin...




...rode the Lions Rd. and more of the Border Ranges....
had a near mass-exodus at 100kmh+ in a lefthander just above Tabulam...
...froze our butts off in Tenterfield and saw the morning-fairy (some are still seeing their shrink about it now )



Got an impromptu guided, private tour from Keith at the Dorrigo Railway Museum




This time, there was enough fuel on the Oxley




Nigel pulled yet another one out of his double-Esky of tricks...




...rode the whoopsies of the Taralga road



Elliott Way and Cabramurra...WITH snow!...



Latte-Dave joined up for a few days....




Frosty mornings in Khancoban




Another morning-fairy in Whitfield...




...and with another ~5000k's under the belt, it all ends in Yea... where Nigel and Moira keep going straight towards Ballarat while the rest tacks south for the last few k's.

Tim on the Gixx...and Garry on the Peg.

Sasha with the Guzzi , Moira on the DR650....Double-Esky Nige...Marty on the Shark-VEE and Goodie on the Peg... Karel (carver, VEE) and I...and for the last few days, Latte-Dave on the FZ1 this time around.


I think, that's also the last big ride for "Goodie and the Pegs"...


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Old 14-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #54
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Default 2006...Melbourne Bike Show

Sometime in Sept, I think...and the last time we went.

Dave was taken by the Tiger...


...while Marty's finally seeing the light




Or not?


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Old 14-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #55
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Default 2006...Bunyip

Late September

Not a ride...but a drive.
And a walk.
And a push.
And lots of slippin 'n slidin'...


Tim had bought the DR and given it a whirl in Bunyip State Park...on a real crappy, rainy weekend.





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