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Old 16-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #66
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Default 2007...April Fools with the Balla-Rats

April Fools Day....and the raving-mad basterds from Ballarat were back with their gaggle of posties.

Mayhem in the Bunyip State Forest
This quote pretty much set the tune for the day:

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The 2 L-platers Will and James (only 3 months on L’s), the bunch of Ballarat rednecks.... Stoo, Jeremy, Paul and Jeff (sp?) and some local drop-ins/-outs :-P Tim, Goodie and I.

A sedate start only saw a couple of 360s and an attempted burnout….and we weren’t even off the car park!! CHRIIIST!!



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Old 16-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #67
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Default Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

Reckon wew were very close to crossing paths for this one "2007...We Deliver!!"

This was taken between Threadbo and Jindabine as the date says new years eve 2006-7. Thats the remnants of the Hail storm on the side of the road.
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Old 16-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #68
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Default Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

Small world, mate.
Whoohoo, is that SV loaded up or what?
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Old 18-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #69
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Default 2007...Tassie Gems #2

Damn those itchy feet!!
A glorious Indian Summer in Australia's South stoked the fires for another 9 days of Tassie....as always, it was easy enough to find a bunch of mates to come along.

With the Tornanti-Ride (Euro-Alps) only a few months down the track, this also got the crew together for a chance to bed-in and get used to eachother's little quirks and general flow.

The smallish troupe of 7 (or rather 8 with TimTim the only local) turned out to be the best and smoothest bunch I've ever ridden with!!

Moike (100RS) was on again...Tim on the DR....and Marty on the Strom.
Another 3 Stroms with Karel (carver), Goodie and Yours Truly.
Steve (from BikesandScooters forum) on the FJR....and TimTim from Hobart on the Capo joined us for most of the time.





Started off with the youngest AT-member having a dribble...






Smoking up the A5 to the Great Lakes




Checking out the Ida Bay Railway




Seeing the rest of the world in Adventure Bay, South Bruny Island





Spending a night at Joe's Garage and having a chat, a beer and a laugh with Matt (RIP, mate!!)







The Western Explorer, Cradle Mtn and the backroads of the North Coast...what a humdinger of a trip!!









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Old 18-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #70
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Default 2007...Tornanti 1

September/ October 2007

Nearly 3 years of planning....



This was it!!
THE BIIIG MOMMA!!
6 (SIX!!) weeks of carving the European Alps


Anything and everything from the gorges in the south of France, the Mediterranean Coast, Route Napoleon through the French Alps, Switzerland inside-out and upside-down, Southern Austria, the Dolomites, the Alto Adige and the little-known Friuli in Italy... Northern Slovenia, Liechtenstein and various little tax-havens...100s of passes, 9000km of twisties without end....and literally, carve-'til-ya-barf.

Starting with the bikes we DIDN'T book and pay for, to finishing up in a brothel in Milano/ Italy.

From 2ft. of overnight snow on the Stelvio to sharing the "Roof of Europe" with a fashion model on the glaciers above Grindelwald, Switzerland. From a meet with the Alpenbikers near Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany and Hitlers Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden/ Germany to the tiniest single-laner dirt roads above Martigny in the Rhone Valley (Switzerland/ French border), the list is endless.

The ride-report has turned into a reference-work even for the locals (it was also translated)...and has had over 500.000 hits through the various forums around the globe.
The pics are scattered around the globe, from Brasil to South Africa, Sweden to Canada.




















Where you shouldn't go, definitely not on a hire-tourer Col de Tende/ Italian/French border






Col d'Izoard, France OMG!!!






On the Stelvio












The tiny Mortirolo Pass/ Italy...with all the Giro d'Italia Bike Race graffiti





Dolomites




Mangart-Madness/ Slovenia






Segantini Hut, St. Moritz at our feet






Riding Skilifts...bloody dangerous, I tells ya!!













Here's the full yarn with over TWO-THOUSAND-FIVE-HUNDRED gobsmacking pics.
Lock the door to your office, arrange hourly coffee-infusions....enjoy

Don't mind the shakes and that terrible yearning in yer belly at the other end....it's just part of that sort of thing
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