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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,681
Posted By RoverMike
understated wow

I always hear that us Aussies are understated. This ride report is the classic example. Get a 30 year 2 banger, a cheap camping tarp and a great beard. Then ride the bike from Siberia to London....
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,526
Posted By RoverMike
Great Report

I remember reading your 1983 report. Still in my bookmarks. This is even better - very interesting photography and just the right amount of words.

Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 52,978
Posted By RoverMike
Great read and piccies

Could not sleep and spent several hours reading this one. Gives a real feeling for Africa.
Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 128,127
Posted By RoverMike
Sticky needed

I said it before and say it again - truly amazing travel story. Even Bruce Chatwin would tip his hat at your descriptions.1

I would like to think that it was the Fuji x100s that took such great...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 128,127
Posted By RoverMike
Great photos of a beautiful place. Oh, nearly...

Great photos of a beautiful place. Oh, nearly forgot - love the bike!
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Hi Guys Although I have been a long-time...

Hi Guys

Although I have been a long-time lurker, this my first ride report. I hope to do some more as time permits.

Thanks for all the comments. I hope you enjoyed it.

:wave
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
The Return

20/1/12, The Return

Same old routine. Up, packed and ready to go. This time we were quite early. The plan was to ride over the main range to Thredbo and then start making our way home. We...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
19/1/12, Cruising. The plan today was a...

19/1/12, Cruising.

The plan today was a little vague. Not a plan really - rather just a few vague thoughts. We would head north to Corryong and then we would decide. Packed up quick and we were...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Change of Plans

18/1/12, Change of Plans.


We had planned to ride from Native Dog Flat straight north over the Davies High Plain track. We have been there before in our four wheel drive. It is serious four...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Back to the Mountains

17/1/12, Back to the Mountains

http://rovermike.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Postie-Bike-Jan-2012/i-WgD65RN/0/L/day8-L.jpgAll the swimming at the beach and nice warm weather was making us soft. Time...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
The Riding Day

16/1/2012, The Riding Day

http://rovermike.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Postie-Bike-Jan-2012/i-xZT2WV5/0/L/day7-L.jpg
Away early from our free camp on the beach and into another small town called...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Leaving early from the 'Prom'

15-1-2012, Leaving early from the ‘Prom’.

What do you do when you arrive at the ‘Prom’?

As they say, it’s all about the journey, not the destination, so we packed up and left the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Going to the 'Prom'

14-1-2012, Going to the ‘Prom’

Left over Pizza for breakfast. Perhaps not a gourmet feast but it sure was convenient. We arrived in Gormandale where we consulted the local shop owner about (i)...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Getting Back on Track

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Getting Lost

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Summer Snow

11-1-2012, Summer Snow


Yesterday was hot, or least warm with a maximum temperature of around 35 deg C. The night was warm as well. We skipped breakfast opting for a few museli bars and a hot...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
In the beginning

10-1-2012, In the beginning ......


http://rovermike.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Postie-Bike-Jan-2012/i-t659ftd/0/L/day1-L.jpg


On the morning of the 10<sup>th</sup> January we pulled out of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Finalising preparations

But there was still important work to be done.



To solve the fuel range problem, we had decided to purchase a rotopax fuel tank from a company called AdventureMoto located in Sydney. They...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Summernats Intervenes

While we were preparing the bikes the Summernats festival was going on in Canberra. This is a four day car festival focussing on classic Aussie muscle cars of the 1970s but any classic car is a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
Getting Another Postie

In November (2011) I attended the auctions again and came home with a second bike. Same price - $1000. Nothing much changes with postie bikes. Did not look like much with a flat back tyre but it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
A re-evaluation of the postie idea

As it turned out, the postie was also surprisingly good on forest tracks.

They sort of grow on you as well. They start first kick – EVERY time. Low revving and durable but they still cruise at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,401
Posted By RoverMike
South East Australian Odyssey on Postie Bike’s

The idea.

Tom, our son, was finishing year 11 in 2011. One more year of high school to go. In April 2011 we offered him an adventure at the end of year 11. I figured we could do a fun...
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