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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,965
Posted By RPN
Great read and even better photos, thanks for...

Great read and even better photos, thanks for taking the time to post - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well done on the successful outcome, certainly not an easy undertaking. Like someone else posted, we...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,996
Posted By RPN
Great thread. I enjoy these old trip reports, so...

Great thread. I enjoy these old trip reports, so few photos were usually taken we need to use our imagination to fill in the gaps.

cheers
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,453
Posted By RPN
this is why you should always carry the grease...

this is why you should always carry the grease gun, much easier to do the uni's in this position.
Forum: Australia 03-27-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By RPN
SBS now, Road of Bones

On SBS now is Worlds most dangerous roads featuring a winter crossing of Siberias Road of Bones
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 84,261
Posted By RPN
+1 Love this type of trip, no destination,...

+1

Love this type of trip, no destination, no agenda, bare essentials, and surrounded by spectacular scenery....brilliant:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,700
Posted By RPN
As has been mentioned before.....great TR, thanks...

As has been mentioned before.....great TR, thanks for sharing.





I have used one of these in a 2litre 4 cylinder 4WD and can confirm they are very quick to inflate a 235/85 R16 tyre. In that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 42,920
Posted By RPN
Great trip report, looking forward to the rest. ...

Great trip report, looking forward to the rest.

Thanks for adding the commentary, particularly as English isn't your first language :clap

Would love to visit some of those areas one day, in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,469
Posted By RPN
Good stuff. Well done in staying focussed on the...

Good stuff. Well done in staying focussed on the dirt and tents while the weather was pear shaped.
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,881
Posted By RPN
Thoroughly enjoyable ride report. Love your...

Thoroughly enjoyable ride report. Love your attitude and style of writing, very entertaining - thanks :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,881
Posted By RPN
Wow, great trip report. Love your style of...

Wow, great trip report. Love your style of writing! Thanks

For those interested, these 2 Australians rode parts of the BAM on recumbent bicycles.
...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,175
Posted By RPN
I don't recall ever seeing another one of those...

I don't recall ever seeing another one of those tanks so hopefully it might turn up again.

BTW, glad you posted the pic, I can point out to she who must be obeyed, just how much I've cleaned up...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,903
Posted By RPN
Even shows a picture of how to stand on pegs!

Even shows a picture of how to stand on pegs!
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 33,104
Posted By RPN
Great ride report! :clap Brings back...

Great ride report! :clap

Brings back fantastic memories of trekking thru Nepal in 1989. I might go back and hire a bike!
:freaky
Forum: Australia 12-09-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By RPN
We came thru that area a week back and they...

We came thru that area a week back and they weren't too bad. Did hit a swarm that appeared out of nowhere just north of Bendigo....it was like the advert, the windscreen was almost instantly coated...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,175
Posted By RPN
that just sucks, thieves are the lowest form of...

that just sucks, thieves are the lowest form of life, really peeves me off.

I sure hope it's found and that tank gets put to some good use again. I found the original Honda workshop manual that...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By RPN
I have a large Stihl commercial cleaner for big...

I have a large Stihl commercial cleaner for big jobs but find the small karcher with 3 way pressure control gets used the most. Being able to select between low/med/high power is very useful when you...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 27,522
Posted By RPN
I've haven't looked in this thread til now, and...

I've haven't looked in this thread til now, and all I can say is wow, bloody well done Greg and others.

We had a bloke at work who slowly gained weight over the 20+ years I worked with him before...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 22,061
Posted By RPN
ah, there it is, ...

ah, there it is,
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1381/5101463457_c3d670d85f_b.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-25-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 22,061
Posted By RPN
looks an interesting alternative to F800, 210kg...

looks an interesting alternative to F800, 210kg wet is sort of acceptable.....wonder how much fuel that includes....I can't see a fuel cap in any of those pics
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,094
Posted By RPN
Epic ride! Well done, not an easy trip in a...

Epic ride! Well done, not an easy trip in a vehicle, unsupported bikes deserves respect. :clap




I thought it was a typo and the pic was of a different well, but the little monument is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,544
Posted By RPN
Good stuff. There should be a law against...

Good stuff.

There should be a law against posting pictures of food like that :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,103
Posted By RPN
Great report, thanks.:clap Love the country out...

Great report, thanks.:clap Love the country out that way, must visit it again soon
Forum: Australia 04-24-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,581
Posted By RPN
Just returned from a few days hol in the Cook...

Just returned from a few days hol in the Cook Islands. Speaking of young lasses not wearing much whilst on their scooters... :D


http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/rnik1/IMG_0864Small.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,052
Posted By RPN
I reckon I use it as a 2 wheeled ver of the...

I reckon I use it as a 2 wheeled ver of the Toyota but stick to formed gravel roads, sandy tracks etc but no 4WD tracks as such and for that I think it's fine. Sometimes would love a lighter more...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By RPN
I'm currently running Anakees front and rear on...

I'm currently running Anakees front and rear on 1150GS, front has about same ks as yours but nothing abnormal about the wear. Rear has only a few thou and is looking fine as well. Very impressed with...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,746
Posted By RPN
A few of us have these... ezy...

A few of us have these...

ezy (http://www.creativepromotions.com.au/Ezy-Chair-Travel-and-Leisure-Chairs--36241-p.cpp) chair

surpisingly comfortable but seem to be only available thru...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,426
Posted By RPN
Thank you so very much "A". I too read your...

Thank you so very much "A".

I too read your article in the bike mags at the time and it inspired me into outback travel. It took another 9 years before I had the privilege of following in your...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,658
Posted By RPN
Great pics, what station are you at?

Great pics, what station are you at?
Forum: Australia 01-20-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,518
Posted By RPN
What about offering to take them pillion?...

What about offering to take them pillion? Assuming it's not an RM80:D
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,403
Posted By RPN
:thumb No worries, was just having a...

:thumb

No worries, was just having a dig....
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,403
Posted By RPN
In the film days I loved playing with the SLR but...

In the film days I loved playing with the SLR but found I wasn't using it at times when I should - simply due to weight and bulk.

So when I upgraded to digital I opted for the compacts so i would...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,157
Posted By RPN
Great ride report, really enjoying the read:clap...

Great ride report, really enjoying the read:clap :clap

Top class photos as well.

Must get up that way one day, those creeks and rivers look sensational.
Forum: Australia 10-07-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,015
Posted By RPN
Be prepared for snow.....photo taken Thursday...

Be prepared for snow.....photo taken Thursday morning....looking to Thredbo from Dead Horse Gap.



http://www.telemarkphat.org/_images/_bc/_2009/2009-10-08/100_2364.jpg
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 10-05-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,134
Posted By RPN
Found another route sharing site ...

Found another route sharing site

http://www.sharemyroutes.com/

This one at least recognizes Australia, you can search for files under different categories and country specific. Perfect. Now...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 09-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,134
Posted By RPN
Have just purchased my first GPS (60csx) and i...

Have just purchased my first GPS (60csx) and i reckon this track sharing is a good idea, particularly as I noticed the topo maps aren't the most accurate, some tracks non-existent - currently have...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 30,824
Posted By RPN
Enjoyed that, thanks for posting. :clap Great bit...

Enjoyed that, thanks for posting. :clap Great bit of country out there.

Those 800GS are very tempting, I like the 1150 except when it gets wet, as you showed:lol3
Forum: Australia 08-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By RPN
....don't see too many people living out that way...

....don't see too many people living out that way either:evil

Maybe that's the answer....move everyone to the desert, nothing to burn out there:rofl, and great riding on your doorstep!
Forum: Australia 08-20-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By RPN
Unfortunately it's not that easy....the issue...

Unfortunately it's not that easy....the issue with Wilsons Prom showed what can happen when trying to perform large scale fuel reduction burns...they can easily become "out-of-control". Luckily in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,610
Posted By RPN
ummm, you're referring to the age we were right?...

ummm, you're referring to the age we were right? :evil :D

I was happy heading off on a bike only a few months old.....you achieved it on one 24 years old - good effort:clap

Good to hear...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,041
Posted By RPN
Great report:clap Also love the morning...

Great report:clap

Also love the morning pic at start of Gunbarrel
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