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Forum: Australia 07-08-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,939
Posted By TokyoGeezer
I'm ready for the DVD too, or are you planning a...

I'm ready for the DVD too, or are you planning a Vancouver showing? :evil
Forum: Australia 12-20-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
I'm in Adelaide now, but staying with friends, so...

I'm in Adelaide now, but staying with friends, so it would be difficult to sneak off. But thanks for the offer anyway!
Forum: Australia 12-15-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Have fun in Japan! I'm jealous ...

Have fun in Japan! I'm jealous ...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Well, that completes one lap of the Australian...

Well, that completes one lap of the Australian circuit. 22,000+ km in 54 days. That's an average of 16.98 km/h. Could be improved by better pit crew and faster pit stops. Still, not too bad. Eat my...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
I've NEVER squared off a tire like this before! ...

I've NEVER squared off a tire like this before! And the new one I got in Katherine is already pretty square too. Never seen so many straight roads. Have to refresh my memory on how to handle...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Easy! Just keep the speed up. :lol:

Easy! Just keep the speed up. :lol:
Forum: Australia 11-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Yeah, the west and north were incredibly boring,...

Yeah, the west and north were incredibly boring, so I got the hell out of there.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x279/evarju/Australia/Nov10-28.gif

Lots of nice things to see, but the...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Thanks for the offer, but I picked up a cheap...

Thanks for the offer, but I picked up a cheap prepaid: 0427228285

And speaking of good doobies, found another one in Perth: Russell Ruthenberg at McCulloch Suzuki in Victoria Park. I needed a...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Progress so far: ...

Progress so far:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x279/evarju/Australia/Nov1-8.gif

As I mentioned before, going across the Nullarbor was mind numbing, but very scenic, so it's worth doing...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
So far so good. Made it to the Indian Ocean....

So far so good. Made it to the Indian Ocean. Getting across the Nullarbor was mind numbing, but nice roads west of Albany! In Margaret River tonight, should get to Perth tomorrow.

Need some...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
The route so far: ...

The route so far:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x279/evarju/Australia/Oct20-29.gif

Highlights:

- Old Pacific Hwy. north of Sydney to Peats Ridge, then back down to Wisemans Ferry
...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Doobie is a good thing! :clap Too lazy to...

Doobie is a good thing! :clap

Too lazy to post twice, but I'm dumping photos in my gallery:
<!--StartFragment -->http://www.varju.ca/gallery/v/egon/Walkabout/Australia/...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Well, got down under all right. In the...

Well, got down under all right. In the excitement, I forgot to utter the correct greeting at immigration, instead just mumbled something lame, like "Hi." But I got away with it! I guess these guys...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Hey, now that I know the secret passwords, I'll...

Hey, now that I know the secret passwords, I'll start right off with the immigration bloke. Bet he'll be so impressed with my finesse that he'll extend my visa to 12 months right on the spot! :rofl
Forum: Australia 10-14-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Thanks! I knew I could count on you kind and...

Thanks! I knew I could count on you kind and savvy locals for teaching me proper etiquette. :clap
Forum: Australia 10-13-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Believe it or not, I have a Snowy River. But I...

Believe it or not, I have a Snowy River. But I think the plod will insist that I wear a helmet. :rofl
Forum: Australia 10-13-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Thanks! Lots of Aussies in Japan and Canada, so...

Thanks! Lots of Aussies in Japan and Canada, so I've picked up many bad habits. So far I've also added g'day, sheilas and streuth to my repertoire. Anything else I should know to try to avoid...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Excellent info! Thanks. When I checked...

Excellent info! Thanks.

When I checked with the consulate in Vancouver, they said it would probably be no trouble extending my stay, but the wankers never mentioned that I could have applied for...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Good idea about the bank account. I've had some...

Good idea about the bank account. I've had some problem before using my ATM card, plus they rip you off on the charges/exchange. I just looked into this, but they need a form sent by mail and then...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,496
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Compliments will get you everywhere! :evil ...

Compliments will get you everywhere! :evil

Japan has some of the best riding in the world. For those that are interested, I've posted several RRs here: http://www.sbkjapan.com/tourerslog/rr1/....
Forum: Australia 10-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Hi Jaq, Actually I'll get there next...

Hi Jaq,

Actually I'll get there next Friday, 16th. :evil

Cheers,
Forum: Australia 10-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Just a quick update: I'm going to buy oodeano's...

Just a quick update: I'm going to buy oodeano's V-Strom. The price is a bit on the high side for that model, but he's loaning me all kinds of goodies and will also sell it for me at the end, so it's...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Thanks for the link. I'll research the visa...

Thanks for the link.

I'll research the visa renewal. I'm so used to having to do visa runs in Asia, that I forgot that it may be easier in a civilised country.

Re. reselling, exactly my...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Rats! That's exactly the kind of bike that I love...

Rats! That's exactly the kind of bike that I love (at this stage in life, anyway). Alas, I'm looking for something a bit younger.

But thanks!
Forum: Australia 10-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
I'm thinking 3 months because that's the limit...

I'm thinking 3 months because that's the limit for the visitor visa. But yes, 6 months would be better. In fact, if I'm having fun, I could easily do a visa run to NZ or Indonesia. Or even leave the...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Thanks! Sounds like just what I need. I'll get...

Thanks! Sounds like just what I need. I'll get back to you shortly.

Guess I should add a bit of an intro. I've been working all over Asia for over 35 years, lived in Japan for the last 6 years,...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,433
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Question Walkabout

Hi guys, :wave

After some brief previous correspondence, I'm posting here at Jaqhammar's suggestion. I'm planning to go walkabout in Australia for about 3 months, starting in the very near...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,660
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Hi Jaq, Just saw your report on...

Hi Jaq,

Just saw your report on GaijinRiders. Thanks for the update! Pity your trip didn't go as planned, but the UK can be pretty neat, so it's still a worthy adventure. That British Museum is...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,660
Posted By TokyoGeezer
Jaq, pity we couldn't connect in Tokyo, but yes,...

Jaq, pity we couldn't connect in Tokyo, but yes, too little warning and the airport is very far from town. There are many wonderful rides in Japan, some of the best in the world, but you need more...
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