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Forum: Australia 12-30-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,445
Posted By gxdoyle
Clearly I have been away far too long

Clearly I have been away far too long
Forum: Australia 05-17-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Meeting Cancelled - possibly just postponed

Hi Guys,

I have just got a contract in Melbourne for 3 months starting on Monday - so will not be in Sydney on the 30th for the meeting.

Melbourne a big change for me and it might roll on...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By gxdoyle
i dunno about pills but I have seen noseful of...

i dunno about pills but I have seen noseful of crank do wonders for some peoples riding....
Forum: Australia 04-28-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,864
Posted By gxdoyle
Mending going fine - am able to walk and drive...

Mending going fine - am able to walk and drive (have not tried riding as yet) since cast came off.

Thinking about a DR or BMW 650 or something lighter for replacement bike in preparation for the...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,864
Posted By gxdoyle
I am not complaining!!! Apparently the...

I am not complaining!!!

Apparently the swing-arm / drive was pretty badly bent and would have needed to be completely replaced - added to the cosmetic damage and the two wheels it was not worth...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,864
Posted By gxdoyle
Just heard from NRMA that bike (thankfully...

Just heard from NRMA that bike (thankfully insured for 32k) is a total write off.

Can now afford to switch to a DR.....!!!! Anyone want to buy a Rallye II suit?
Forum: Australia 04-26-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Almost - it is the 30th at 3 pm at some pub in...

Almost - it is the 30th at 3 pm at some pub in the rocks yet to be decided upon. Matt is still trying to find out which one is the homo one.
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Detailed Information on the Russian National Parks system

http://www.wild-russia.org/default.htm
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
I think your first picture shows why it is so...

I think your first picture shows why it is so important to stay out of the industrialised areas and stick to the country areas as much as possible! The whole point of Eastern Russia is that so much...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
..also.. khingansky - which looks like this...

..also..

khingansky - which looks like this






http://www.wild-russia.org/bioregion13/khingansky/khing4-b.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Russia and Nature

Russia has a very impressive system of 'bio-regions' managed into national parks the division of the country into regions is as follows:

http://www.wild-russia.org/images/map_main.gif

My...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
How could I forget (just got my neg driving...

How could I forget (just got my neg driving ticket in the mail today and my ankle still won't bend properly)
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Thanks for the logistics information - sea...

Thanks for the logistics information - sea freight is definitely the cheap way to go although you can often be out by a week or so on arrival times.

As for riding this bike on such a trip - I...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
What it looks like camping around Vladivostok

http://www.wild-russia.org/bioregion13/13_KEDROVAYA-PAD/6.jpg

http://www.wild-russia.org/bioregion13/13_KEDROVAYA-PAD/4.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
can you please post some pics of your bike all...

can you please post some pics of your bike all set up? The idea of a smaller bike is starting to grow on me.

Also what is your medium format camera?



Is it even possible to get lost in...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
To Whet The Appetite

http://www.eao.ru//Images/Gorod/gen_004.jpg


http://www.eao.ru//Images/Gorod/gen_018.jpg


http://www.eao.ru//Images/Gorod/gen_029.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Whatever route is taken this is one area I really...

Whatever route is taken this is one area I really want to check out - it is right on the way to Mongolia via either the Northern Magadan or Southern Vladivostik routes
...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
At some point I reckon whoever is going to go...

At some point I reckon whoever is going to go will have to go off for a week or ten days dress rehearsal somewhere in Oz (hey how about Cameron Corner everone????).

A road of bones route would...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
The more the merrier. Your india trip sounds...

The more the merrier. Your india trip sounds interesting. There is some small chance I will be in Delhi in September for work
Forum: Australia 04-24-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Well since every man and his dog is going to be...

Well since every man and his dog is going to be doing something in Russia at the same time I can only speak for what I will be doing...basically the principles of my ride are as follows

1. Camp...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
I think this is what we are meeting up for on the...

I think this is what we are meeting up for on the 30th next month to discuss. My solo plan had been to merely do a big loop from Vlad into Mongolia and back via Altai / Baikal.

Now I am open to...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Awesome - I'll read the book and then see about...

Awesome - I'll read the book and then see about meeting up with your mum (I so want to throw in a tasteless joke here but I am going to restrain myself)
Forum: Australia 04-21-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Thanks Rusky - seems that there are heaps of...

Thanks Rusky - seems that there are heaps of resources to help with this trip - looking less like an adventure now!!
Forum: Australia 04-21-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Righto - we'll confirm the venue a bit later but...

Righto - we'll confirm the venue a bit later but keep the date @ say 3 PM
Forum: Australia 04-20-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
China still inaccessible. So you better come with...

China still inaccessible. So you better come with us. Strong possibility we will not have our shit together by 2011 anyway.
Forum: Australia 04-20-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Holy Fuck It sounds like half of ADVRider...

Holy Fuck

It sounds like half of ADVRider is going to be out there at the same time. Come to the meeting next month and see if we are all on the same page.
Forum: Australia 04-20-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Meeting

Imperial Hotel - Newtown - Sydney

Saturday 30 May

Seems there are about 5 people interested in joining this trip at the moment

gxdoyle
hotdogs
olddog
Laudjohn
Forum: Australia 04-15-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Let's plan a meeting in Sydney (say last weekend...

Let's plan a meeting in Sydney (say last weekend in May?) to toss this around in person?
Forum: Australia 04-15-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Yep. Interested. Thanks. Buying a bike in...

Yep. Interested. Thanks.

Buying a bike in Japan is an idea that might have legs...I've got PMs from 3 people seeming reasonably keen to be in on this so it might be a group buy. Any more and...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Will do - great stuff - thanks Madmadsen

Will do - great stuff - thanks Madmadsen
Forum: Australia 04-14-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Hey LaudJohn I am very open on routes but I...

Hey LaudJohn

I am very open on routes but I cannot see how to get into Russia from SE Asia. Cannot ride through China or Korea which makes it very difficult to get to the Russian Far East which...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
That avatar just helps separate the men from the...

That avatar just helps separate the men from the boys trev....it's what I look like now the cops have stripped me of my 'colors'...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,547
Posted By gxdoyle
Riding Buddy Wanted - Russian Far East and Mongolia

If anybody has an interest in doing a trip for 3-6 months in 18-24 months time please get in touch via PM. My mum won't let me do this by myself after the Laye Eyre debacle.

Timing and route...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,864
Posted By gxdoyle
Update

Just got a call from Officer Cunty at Tibooburra police to confirm that I will indeed be getting a ticket for Neg driving ($300 + 3 points) - on the basis of the following evidence he has collected
...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By gxdoyle
Breakfast of champions! ...hijack over...

Breakfast of champions!

...hijack over...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By gxdoyle
Nope - solo at this stage - going in the Far...

Nope - solo at this stage - going in the Far Eastern bit out of Vladivostok arouind to Mongolia and back again - hopefully
Forum: Australia 03-30-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By gxdoyle
The enforced rest has been good in a way - I have...

The enforced rest has been good in a way - I have got back to planning my russian / mongolian expedition (where thankfully there will be no bulldust - except that which comes out of my mouth)
Forum: Australia 03-30-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By gxdoyle
Am now getting about with only one crutch and a...

Am now getting about with only one crutch and a hobble - it's getting to me though - I almost sconed the dog with the crutch today for looking at me sideways
Forum: Australia 03-30-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By gxdoyle
Maybe they will - they are making that new 800 in...

Maybe they will - they are making that new 800 in a bright orange
Forum: Australia 03-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By gxdoyle
I will vouch for the Rallye II suits being...

I will vouch for the Rallye II suits being indestructable - crossing rivers in it, falling down mountains in it, sleeping in it, rolling into the campfire drunk in it, giving the bitumen a polish in...
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