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Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,250
Posted By Balanda
From one sparkie to another, good luck.

From one sparkie to another, good luck.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 241,395
Posted By Balanda
That's kinda reassuring to hear FT. As the...

That's kinda reassuring to hear FT. As the restlessness of youth gives way to either contentment or complacency, the thrill of adventure can become a fond memory. It's great to read of the zest for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 241,395
Posted By Balanda
Leaving in 7 days for Mexico City on the GSA. ...

Leaving in 7 days for Mexico City on the GSA.

Best of luck to you Skizzman, I guess a little extra effort could be all that's needed.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 241,395
Posted By Balanda
I love reading people's reports and seeing how...

I love reading people's reports and seeing how they discover the world, but when I start to consider going on my own Moto Adventure I seem to run out of enthusiasm. Not that I haven't done any...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,629
Views: 769,342
Posted By Balanda
I reckon it would be his smile that breaks the...

I reckon it would be his smile that breaks the ice and from there on in its all down to a talented tongue, speaking metaphorically of course. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By Balanda
The old KLR looks immaculate and well set up too!...

The old KLR looks immaculate and well set up too! How is that seat arrangement working for you? It certainly looks sumptuous. Can you find somewhere to sling the hammock each night? Looking forward...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 800,547
Posted By Balanda
Just amazing Andi, to be so close to one of the...

Just amazing Andi, to be so close to one of the earth's primal gurgitations, and right at the end of your travels, for now. Stay safe.
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,976
Posted By Balanda
What a great ride Al, thanks for the report.

What a great ride Al, thanks for the report.
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,629
Views: 769,342
Posted By Balanda
Fair Dinkum, there just aint ever gonna be...

Fair Dinkum, there just aint ever gonna be another ride report like this one, ever, anywhere, by anyone. The world is definitely getting an education.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,601
Posted By Balanda
Wow, this looks like one of the truly magical...

Wow, this looks like one of the truly magical episodes of your travels, such an enchanting place. I was in the Algarve about thirty years ago now and I can't believe that I missed going to Morocco....
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 99,902
Posted By Balanda
That wheel bearing change is in the true spirit...

That wheel bearing change is in the true spirit of outback travel and nominates you for the aussie bush mechanics award. Prizes can be collected anywhere west of the black stump. Bravo.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 800,547
Posted By Balanda
This is the ride report that never disappoints....

This is the ride report that never disappoints. The south of SA with the forests, looks completely different to what I had imagined. Just wondering how you're anticipating returning home in May after...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,956
Posted By Balanda
This report definitely puts a captial A in...

This report definitely puts a captial A in Adventure. And you'd have to be as tough as a kiwi to pull it off too. Well done fellas.
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 76,039
Posted By Balanda
What a remarkable woman you are !! I read a quote...

What a remarkable woman you are !! I read a quote in a RR sometime ago that said while it's necessary to travel with an open mind, it is far more important to travel with an open heart. And you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By Balanda
Been really enjoying your RR, never mind the...

Been really enjoying your RR, never mind the typo's or grammer. Thanks for posting your travels.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,741
Posted By Balanda
Thanks for your report. I had several trips to...

Thanks for your report. I had several trips to the Annapurna's in the early 90's and your great photo's were very evocative. Made me wanna do it all again.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,270
Posted By Balanda
Great photos, you're seeing some of the parts of...

Great photos, you're seeing some of the parts of the US that I'd love to visit one day.
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,967
Posted By Balanda
Thanks for a really enjoyable report. We don't...

Thanks for a really enjoyable report. We don't get many from that part of the world. Shame the situation in Ukraine is so out of control, it's hard to know when the region will be stable enough to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
I guess a lot of rejigging of plans will need to...

I guess a lot of rejigging of plans will need to occur now John. I've often found that when there's too much to think about and you're not cetain about which direction to take, that the migrating...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
Sorry to hear of your current predicament John...

Sorry to hear of your current predicament John but like others hope that you continue to report back to us and that this will be a mere blip in your travels.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,237
Posted By Balanda
Immensely enjoyable RR, three tough old blokes to...

Immensely enjoyable RR, three tough old blokes to be sure :)
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,601
Posted By Balanda
Thanks for the great story Gene. Is there a trip...

Thanks for the great story Gene. Is there a trip across Russia in your future?
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,704
Posted By Balanda
Personally I really enjoy reading some history....

Personally I really enjoy reading some history. It certainly does give some dimension and perspective to visiting places.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,704
Posted By Balanda
The popular ones seem to have a few things in...

The popular ones seem to have a few things in common - honesty, humour, humanity, conciseness, and great photos. But use your own style just the same as the way you travel.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
Having given the matter deep thought and due...

Having given the matter deep thought and due consideration, I now find I am deeply philosophically aligned with this concept, and may one day even attempt to emulate the resourceful Mr Downs and his...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 363,303
Posted By Balanda
It's the human touches of a ride report that make...

It's the human touches of a ride report that make it all so real for readers Al. Being such a solo thing, riding is a lot about reflections. Losing your Mum is one of the most acute losses we go...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
I'll try to send ya a few bucks while you're on...

I'll try to send ya a few bucks while you're on the road this summer John. But for myself, no I wouldn't be comfortable accepting donations and would much rather be independent.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,905
Posted By Balanda
Alcohol , vehicles, and low IQ ! A common and...

Alcohol , vehicles, and low IQ ! A common and deadly combination.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Balanda
Went through Gascoyne Junction in '82 in the mail...

Went through Gascoyne Junction in '82 in the mail truck on my way to Gifford Creek to visit my brother who was caretaker there. It was fairly remote country then too. Some amazing sights like Mt...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 363,303
Posted By Balanda
Soooo in

Soooo in
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
Laugh John, us dogs just call it how we see it ya know....

John, us dogs just call it how we see it ya know. And since when did the bob hope have nothing to do with motorcycles ? Say after me slowly - "get stoned and go for a ride". One of life's simple...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
Yeah right John, blame the migrating birds:wink:...

Yeah right John, blame the migrating birds:wink: , and I'm guessin you didn't inhale either :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,601
Posted By Balanda
Condolences to you Neda, hope you are comforted...

Condolences to you Neda, hope you are comforted by spending her last days together and by having such a great guy to support you in this time. Thinking of you both, Marty.
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
JD, you're an inspiration to the older generation...

JD, you're an inspiration to the older generation that can sometimes struggle with the tech world, let alone us of advancing years that think that travel is the domain of youth. Gotta love the can-do...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 241,395
Posted By Balanda
Caffeine Blues

I know there is caffeine in tea. Is this a danger as well? I can only imagine how bad the energy drinks must be. The young fellas at work have a couple for breakfast every morning. As for the tuk tuk...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,289,664
Posted By Balanda
JD, I'd have been disappointed if your riding...

JD, I'd have been disappointed if your riding gear was anymore upmarket. Riggers gloves are just the ticket for a minimalist. The little KLX is a ripper too but not sure how it would cope with my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 18,053
Posted By Balanda
I've been really enjoying this report, not your...

I've been really enjoying this report, not your average ride and post. The history is fascinating. Great to hear of the generosity and warmth of the locals too. It's a reminder not to judge a people...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 800,547
Posted By Balanda
Andi and Ellen, what troopers you are!! Such...

Andi and Ellen, what troopers you are!! Such resilience has been a hallmark of your travels and an inspiration to all. Go you good thing.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 59,853
Posted By Balanda
Wow, that sounds great. Makes a fella want to...

Wow, that sounds great. Makes a fella want to board a fight and check out The States for himself !! All the ride report pic's from there are amazing so it must be quite something to see in person....
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,990
Posted By Balanda
Great report Jim and a great take on an...

Great report Jim and a great take on an alternative method of adventure riding. It's not possible for everyone to take a year off from work and home for the epic SA sojourn and this is a good way to...
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