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Old 18-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #71
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Default 2007...Flower Power

December

Still chewing on that incredible HIGH of the Tornanti ride, nothing local would really cut it.
No offence, but after those 6 weeks, our perceptions had somewhat shifted.

So we took the cage for a few days, threw a tent in the back and went for the hills.

Acheron Way





Mt. Buffalo from Powers Lookout











Mt. Buffalo






At Mt. Hotham





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http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1582
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Old 18-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #72
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Default 2008...Charge of the Midgets _ The Run North

Early May 2008

2 weeks

After plenty of talk, it was time to either shit or get off the pot.
Which left Goodie and Yours Truly.




Freighted the 2 little CT's to Brisbane, then rode them up the coast to Cains....via Cooloola....and Fraser Island...and...and...

A quick quote from the ride report says it best:
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It’s a tale of deep joy, of desperate situations, of lots of warmth and the best of human interactions.
A tale of making mistakes (and learning from them)…of “impossible” routes and nearly getting beaten by the circumstances.

Of busted engines, T-shirt-riding along 90km beaches and cruising the twisties through the sugar-cane fields and banana-plantations of Northern Queensland.

Of getting bogged… running against incoming tides and ferry-departure-times….of saving the precious camera while sinking rapidly into sandy creeks, arse first.
Of shivering into the sinking sun on the washed-over decks of the barge to Hervey Bay in a half-meter swell…and of meeting lots and lots of wonderful people along the way.

Best-Of-All??
Doing all this as an early celebration of our 30th anniversary with my best mate in life

















Bowen, Yacht Harbour




Dunk Island from Mission Beach




Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands





Stored the bikes with Heath from Gilders Transport in Cairns...ready for part 2 of the tale.
If you thought this was crazy...just wait for the sequel!! BWAHHAAAHHA



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http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1734
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Old 19-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #73
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Default 2008...Easter

Oops, missed one.
Only got a couple of pics and can't remember where we actually went.
Being Easter, a 4 or 5 day ride sounds about right, though.

At least Stewy came along, Goodie was there...beyond that??

Moyhu Caravan Park (the tiny one next to the pub, GREAT place !!)




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Old 19-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #74
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Default Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

was that the ride danny showed up in summer leathers for a winter ride through the snowys, I forgot to turn of the phone alarm, and it went off at like 5.30am and goodie was less then impressed, and we pushed started one of the wtf when it had a 'glitch' (get it, see what i did? ) and you 2 went home and then met us about 2 days later near the mitta mitta bridge?

Yeah that ride was like no other I have been on.
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Old 19-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #75
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Default 2008...Charge of the Midgets _ Cape Run

August/ September saw the 2. part of this stoopid caper

The Run To The Cape:

Glen from Brissie and Rowan from Hobart had come good pretty much at the last minute...no time for details, just get the bikes ready as best you can, get a seat on a winger to Cairns and ....let it rip.
No backup, no 4WD coming along for spares or supplies, just carry everything and hope for the best.

Cape York and ~3000km of dirt, dust and 4WD tracks in 3 weeks....


...on a dinkytoy.





Oops....



The day after it was out turn...






Another local



A "shower" on the Cape














The mighty "recovery-CT"...just helping out




Punsand Bay, The Cape









Whaddaya mean, Bulldust??






RAW Postie-POWER!! :guff






It's still a bloody long way home...






This...THIS....was one trip, I'll never forget!!



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