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Old 04-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

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 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 !!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Default 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.

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.




It sparked our love for Slovenia



Discovered the Local’s taste for fast “tripods”







Grossglockner, Austria





“Danced” in the Dolomites/ Northern Italy












Stayed with friends in Merano and rode the Mendel Pass.





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





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






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




Had to ride the Passo di Stelvio, too...





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






Walked the Tschuppa Gorge in Southern Austria/ Slovenian border




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




Spotted the only KTM shaftie ever built





Checked out a tiny bit of Vienna on the way out






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

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1683
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Default 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 10 years later.

The Original 6-peaks
(...and the start of nearly 10 years of tour-shirts for all of the big rides)



It all started with Graham and Joy getting hitched in Eildon









L to R: Latte Dave (FondaHonda)...???? 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.




Latte-Dave on the CBR6 and MickG at Dinner Plains






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)




It’d sometimes turned into a “survival” ride along the way...



For the complete yarn and ALL the pics (total ~a dozen)
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1175
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
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Default 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
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

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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
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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