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Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By damiane
Thanks to everyone who contributed

Lots of choices people. I hadn't thought of the tankbag idea. Obvious really!! It avoids the larger and more obvious Pelican style case. It also avoids carrying a back pack containing hard and...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By damiane
Laugh Don't want to get too off-topic here but that's...

Don't want to get too off-topic here but that's an option too. My wife bought herself a Lumix FZ200 before our last trip to Vietnam. f2.8 out to effectively 600mm, smaller sensor of course, and 12 mb...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By damiane
Laugh Thanks for the reminder. I must study up on the...

Thanks for the reminder. I must study up on the humidity issue. Last time there I went down onto the Mekong in the early mornings. Looked through view-finder. Ugh. All fogged up. Changed lenses. Same...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By damiane
Carrying DSLR and lenses on a ride

This question has general worldwide application but in my case I am planning to meet my brother in Saigon, travel to Siem Riep (Cambodia), hire local bikes (not scooters) and tour the region together...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 51,752
Posted By damiane
Found this - listing of hammock brands and websites

Doing what everyone else is doing . . . . tent v. hammock and IF hammock, which hammock?

Maybe already posted here by someone but if not . . . . here it is. It's from a site called the ultimate...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
I'd be interested in looking into that...

I'd be interested in looking into that stormsearcher. Thanks.
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,604
Posted By damiane
That looks good wiseblood. If you got one would...

That looks good wiseblood. If you got one would you be able to post some footage so we can see the quality of recording. I know the GoPro. It's brilliant but a looped recorder has obvious appeal and...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,604
Posted By damiane
As a lawyer of almost 40 years I absolutely agree...

As a lawyer of almost 40 years I absolutely agree with you monkeythumpa. You will have them bloody [Australian legal term] dead to rights. Just make sure you are in the right when they are in the...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,050
Posted By damiane
Get well

Greetings and best wishes from Down Under. Some gentle exercise if you're up for it?
Forum: Australia 03-17-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
My daughter is Final Year Nursing student . ....

My daughter is Final Year Nursing student . . .very interesting descriptions she gives of Registrars picking pieces of road gravel out of open wounds in ER. Now that image could sell armoured gear...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Thanks Dr AT. I hope to avoid night riding...

Thanks Dr AT. I hope to avoid night riding particularly out bush. Too many waddling or bouncing marsupials who are attracted to bright shiny lights. Appreciate it may have to happen; night riding not...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
LOL. Could be, but given the frequency of...

LOL. Could be, but given the frequency of Austrian overcast weather one would have thought they might have got around to making something that stood out from the mist just a teeeensy bit!
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
LOL! The 12' cliff and "Where the f**k is the...

LOL! The 12' cliff and "Where the f**k is the bike!" I can laugh knowing he stood up after it all. Interesting that the only portion of his body to suffer was his rib cage and the underlying lung...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
I know the feeling of which you speak DR Steve....

I know the feeling of which you speak DR Steve. Riding trials at oh so slow speeds allowed for t-shirts. Usually leathers with padding for pants and full boots but the breeze through the t-shirt at...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Thanks GodSilla for your views. I know what you...

Thanks GodSilla for your views. I know what you mean about the sniggering. I mean who wants to look like Charley Boorman? Now Ewan McGregor . . . . lets move on. Given the price one would expect the...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Eek XRman thanks for the input. I agree with you on...

XRman thanks for the input. I agree with you on the goretex. It's terrific stuff. Used it in bushwalking gear for years. I am also tending to the pressure suit for the majority rough stuff rides as...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Thanks SHAKER. The knee guards look good. The...

Thanks SHAKER. The knee guards look good. The majority so far seem to favour the fully hinged knee brace over just wrap-on armour. I can see the sense in that.

I had a look at the Oneal top and...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Thanks aspad for your thoughtful response. I...

Thanks aspad for your thoughtful response. I should have given some idea of my planned riding in my first post. I suppose I am a bit past blatting at Mach2 down forest tracks. Did lots of bushwalking...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Thanks KATO. The single unit for the upper body...

Thanks KATO.
The single unit for the upper body certainly appeals, rather than attaching a bag full of individual pieces. The price is very good. I've dropped an email to the distributor to find out...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Thanks for the welcome Matt

Thanks for the welcome Matt
Forum: Australia 03-15-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By damiane
Question ATGATT Suit or strap-on armour - Recommendations - Pros and Cons

Okay hello everyone. :D. This is my first, but hopefully not my last, post here. Depends how rude you all are:evil

I'm returning to two wheels after, well, umm, a few decades. Previously rode...
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