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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 50,522
Posted By tompee
Wow Bart Jones, love those primitive, "hand made"...

Wow Bart Jones, love those primitive, "hand made" tombstones. Very personal, makes you think a lot more about the poor people who buried that person and made the monument. Not professionals, they...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,681
Posted By tompee
This story is too awesome for words. I'm so glad...

This story is too awesome for words. I'm so glad to see that the rebellious spirit of being on two wheels even expressed itself within the ranks ;-)
Forum: Trials 11-26-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,042
Posted By tompee
This thread is the top search result on google...

This thread is the top search result on google from adv for the freeride 350.
So folks, if you got here from google, try this larger thread:...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7,893
Views: 2,120,905
Posted By tompee
Beautiful pictures there of the Autumn I...

Beautiful pictures there of the Autumn


I know you've alerady got a few replies, and mine only matches what others have said.
My father had an XT250 and has ridden my WRX. He says that down low...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,681
Posted By tompee
I await the next installment!

I await the next installment!
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 879,798
Posted By tompee
Wow, I've finally finished reading this RR (so...

Wow, I've finally finished reading this RR (so far)! It has taken me days, and I've postponed writing my own RR to do it ;-)
Really glad to see you are free now... I guess a positive of waiting...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,705
Posted By tompee
Haha, nice ;-) No, I don't have the best tyre...

Haha, nice ;-)
No, I don't have the best tyre for the environment, but it gets me where I want to go, I have a bit of fun, and it suits the city commuting that the bike is mostly used for!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,836
Views: 912,212
Posted By tompee
Mate, just spent a few days browsing through this...

Mate, just spent a few days browsing through this thread on and off, haven't seen it all yet but you've got a lovely eye for photo's.

My great grandfather, whose name I have, came out from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,169
Posted By tompee
Wow, there are some amazing shots there mate....

Wow, there are some amazing shots there mate. Nicely done
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By tompee
My brother texted me on a Monday. He was...

My brother texted me on a Monday. He was transporting a plane for his employers from Kununurra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kununurra,_Western_Australia) in Western Australia about 1800km to Marree...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By tompee
Awesome, thanks for the tips! I'll have to check...

Awesome, thanks for the tips! I'll have to check it out.
I try not to get myself in too much trouble with those tyres... when it's wet it gets really hard!

There are a few of us... I ride with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,198
Posted By tompee
Great stuff, sounds like a hell of a ride you did...

Great stuff, sounds like a hell of a ride you did just to make it to the ferry!
I drove around Tassie last year. Wanted to take the bike instead, but my Auntie was down in Hobart and the car was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,893
Views: 2,120,905
Posted By tompee
The WRR/X would have the power to maintain 65mph...

The WRR/X would have the power to maintain 65mph or more twoup, I have no doubt. But the suspension probably isn't well suited. I've never thrown anyone on the back of mine, even though it has the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,681
Posted By tompee
What a brilliant thread! Read the whole thing...

What a brilliant thread! Read the whole thing last night and this morning, what a page turner (err... clicker).

About 6 months ago I almost worked as an mc courier.
I went to a "group interview",...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By tompee
Some nice pictures there. I have a WR250X, I...

Some nice pictures there.
I have a WR250X, I often make excursions in this general area (Gisborne, Macedon etc) but have never seen any of those spots. Will have to start snooping aroung Castlemaine...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,779
Posted By tompee
Fantastic pictures, and nice bike!!

Fantastic pictures, and nice bike!!
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By tompee
I shall continue this tomorrow... so in the mean...

I shall continue this tomorrow... so in the mean time I will jump to the middle of the adventure for some teasers!...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By tompee
Equipment

Travelling Light! Equipment

When I packed the day before, the bike was as loaded well past the level of comfort and offroad agility. I had ockey straps strapped to ockey straps.
This all caused...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By tompee
Bikes on a plane! 8,500km, 2 weeks, WR250X, Australian Outback!

Rightee oh, I'd better get this ball rolling, been back a month and still no RR!

Highlights / Teaser!...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,483
Posted By tompee
Thanks for sharing. Very bitter sweet, and that's...

Thanks for sharing. Very bitter sweet, and that's what life is.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 261,623
Posted By tompee
Great thread. I want to get a second bike myself...

Great thread. I want to get a second bike myself so that I can take other people for rides... and TW200 is right up there on my list.
Currently have WR as you do... great minds ;-)

Subscribed!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,104
Posted By tompee
Great RR! That cement you slept on looks pretty...

Great RR!
That cement you slept on looks pretty comfortable... sleep well? :eyes Hehe. But at least it's under cover
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,705
Posted By tompee
Thanks dobbo! I have managed to nurse those...

Thanks dobbo! I have managed to nurse those motard tyres through some pretty sloshy and rough ground, I enjoy the challenge! But I certainly can't go very fast, I'd be eating the roost of anyone with...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 902,329
Posted By tompee
Wow, plenty of great looking reports in here, I...

Wow, plenty of great looking reports in here, I have some catching up to do ;-)
I'm in the process of writing up various rides I've done in the last year. Here's the first!

A day ride on my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By tompee
Those are some nice, gnarly looking trails there....

Those are some nice, gnarly looking trails there. It would be a pity if a large dual sport couldn't cross stuff like that... obvioulsy in your hands it can!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By tompee
Nice pics! Those rally bikes look great, would...

Nice pics! Those rally bikes look great, would love to have something like that in the garage.
I want to go to Morocco some day!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,705
Posted By tompee
On the road again! From Kilmore to Lancefield,...

On the road again! From Kilmore to Lancefield, take some detours and you'll see this!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d7kF3M9UZAc/TqV0InJIHBI/AAAAAAAAAgs/66clRROtO-M/s480/IMG_3715.JPG...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,705
Posted By tompee
Pottering around the backroads and stock routes....

Pottering around the backroads and stock routes. Melbourne, Beveridge, Kilmore, and Lancefield, Victoria.
This ride was done in a day, covered about 250km on and offroad.
Let the pictures tell the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,705
Posted By tompee
3 years and 35,000km on a WR250X in Aus

Greetings ADV inmates and lurkers!
I've been riding my lovely little WR250X for nearly 3 years but only written one report so far! I have plenty of pics and some catching up to do. I'll dump it all...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By tompee
The souped up little ninja sounds like it would...

The souped up little ninja sounds like it would be a blast to ride! Thanks for the RR
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,059
Posted By tompee
Great stuff, thanks for this RR!

Great stuff, thanks for this RR!
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,908
Posted By tompee
Once you get past the fact that they're legal...

Once you get past the fact that they're legal here in Oz, there's still the problem of high maintenance intervals and poor highway ability! I had the opportunity to buy plated WR450's and still ended...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,908
Posted By tompee
"The WR450F is green sticker approved for ...

"The WR450F is green sticker approved for California."... I don't know much about your registration system, but does that mean you can register it and ride it on road?
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,908
Posted By tompee
For what it's worth, I've just ridden about...

For what it's worth, I've just ridden about 8500km in 2 weeks on my WRX. No ride report yet! Most of it was on sealed roads, lots on gravel too though. It will cruise at 150km/h for hours where it's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 103,704
Posted By tompee
Again, great feedback to hear about the kit. Very...

Again, great feedback to hear about the kit. Very interested in all this information
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 103,704
Posted By tompee
I would also like to thank Highfive, from the...

I would also like to thank Highfive, from the bottom of my crankcase, for the effort and attention to detail in documenting these upgrades. Thinking long and hard about stroking my WRX now!
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,633
Posted By tompee
Enjoying this RR, as a fellow WRR/X rider! ...

Enjoying this RR, as a fellow WRR/X rider!

[QUOTE=what broke now;16575233]"Local--Which way is that?
Me--Huh?
Local--I mean is it east or west?
Me--California?
Local--Yea.
Me--West."
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 145,492
Posted By tompee
Amazing stuff. I couldn't watch after the first...

Amazing stuff. I couldn't watch after the first video in that last report though, shocking stuff. It has taken me a day to reply, glad you got through safely.

Rest of the ride report is really...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-25-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,467
Posted By tompee
Thanks for the RR, interesting pics. I totally...

Thanks for the RR, interesting pics. I totally reckon I could have made that detour, but I'm a noob so ya never know ;)
I have a WR250X, nice to see your WRR out and about!
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,574
Posted By tompee
Nice stuff, Wittenoom Gorge in particular looks...

Nice stuff, Wittenoom Gorge in particular looks really cool
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