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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Problems What Problems?

G'day Voodoo Chilly!

Sorry for the late reply. To answer your questions finally, so far I have ridden just over 50 000km on the Tenere. There is still a way to go!

I have been very happy with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Humble apologies...

Hey crew,

Please accept my apologies on the halt on my ride report postings.

I have had some life changing occurrences (Even more than what this bike ride has produced!) and they have had to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
foggyred reply

G'day Steve,

Awesome to hear your got an adventure planned! I am genuinely excited for youse! You never know we might bump into each other out on the trail. It's a big country, but a small world...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Done and dusted.

Hey there bj4x4,

You are very right on the Cape York timing 😉

I have actually returned from the Cape York trip. Unfortunately (or fortunately!?) with the remoteness of the Cape, the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Cheers Reed Valve

Thanks Reed Valve,

I'm stoked your enjoying the ride!

There is certainly more adventure to come, especially with doing Cape York solo on the cards!!!

I can't wait to get a moment to share...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Billabong dreaming to Golden Gumboot Territory...

Waking with all the waterbirds announcing the start of another glorious day to go riding, it felt good to be alive. As I type this I realise I have developed some what of a cool habit each morning...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Cheers!

Thanks Johnno950 and BJ4x4,

Glad your enjoying coming along for the ride.

Johnno, I appreciate the suggestion, It's amazing what you find, especially with both local or previous knowledge!
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Onwards and Northwards

I left Cracow in the morning light for a place that caught my eye on the map, Banana. This is another instance where, with only a general direction to head, things that either catch my eye like a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Ty and Turbo Bobs Excellent Adventure

Bob was around early as promised, his immense KTM 990 Adventurer thundering through the quiet Noosa morning announcing to one and all he was coming...

I had never actually seen one of these giant...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Cheers!

Thanks crew,

regie308, shippy, mudmonster, Not the Messiah and foggyred.

I'm really glad your all enjoying the ride and taking the time to read it.

Even if I'm mostly riding alone, its...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Brisbane To Noosa

Once across the border I dropped into a work mates place in Surfers Paradise. Oddvar our Chief Engineer on my ship and his beautiful wife Janice had me for an awesome lunch out on their decking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Byron Bay To Brisbane

The rise and shine was a little delayed on my exit from Byron Bay Of Beautiful Babes. I had a rare night of getting right into it with the locals and visitors like me.

Its strange, or maybe I am...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Tamworth to Byron Bay

I got going early in the frosty morning that greeted me. Luckily, as the "Golden Guitar" that I planned to quickly find and take a photo of and bolt, proved to be elusive! Once found, I wondered how...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Sydney to Tamworth

I left Sydney early in the morning, a week day and the feeling was reminiscent of when Hydro and I had gotten off the Tassie Ferry and left Melbourne headed for Phillip Island.

Watching all the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Pimp My Ride

Now let this be a warning to you all, if you are going to stay at or hang out with Steve "Wolfy" Smith of AdventureMoto for any length of time you will be tempted to furnish yourself or more...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Sydney Town

There was an immense relief from the incessant rain I ridden through for the last few days and thousands of high speed kilometres as I rolled into adventuremoto.com HQ.

Frozen to the bone,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
I'm on my way Bob!

Hey there fella!

Great to hear you're enjoying the thread, especially since it was you I have to thank that encouraged the "Adventure Rider Writer' within.

From Sydney its up to Cape York!
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
New Direction

With my newly acquired disability, my mind and thoughts were evolving a new plan of attack, direction and destination as I rode down the Oodnadatta Track.

Plan D or was it E? was terminated soon...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Gratitude

Thanks crew for the encouraging comments!

As mentioned previously, I hope you all get a good dose of enjoyment and encouragement, following my tell it how it is ponderings and experiences on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Ochre Cliffs

Even though I had ridden up through here previously I had totally missed this place not far off the Oodnadatta Track. Even in the bright midday sun the colours were startling. From white, to reds,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Oodnadatta Camp Draft

Pulling up at the Pink Roadhouse for the second time in as many weeks I found that I could only fuel up the bike. I was looking forward to eating food prepared by someone else, a little treat for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Pedirka Siding

Riding out of the National Park and back into outback station country I came across more ruins. I told you there are heaps out here!

Pedirka is another example of the result of the Old Ghan...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Dalhousie Ruins

Riding through this amazing landscape can't be fully described properly, nor the photos show the expansive vista to be witnessed. It can change in an instant, "shape shifting" almost with clouds...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Dalhousie Springs

On the bike I don't exactly have much room to carry a wardrobe of clothes. Each piece is chosen and utilised for its particular merits. Being continually on the move doesn't really allow for regular...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Geographical Centre of Australia

The sunshine that I was expecting to see in the desert finally came out and the tracks became usable again. There was a mass exodus of four wheel drive campers keen to get going as the small natural...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Bill? Your hospitality is priceless!!!

Hey braaap!

Please pass on to the rest of the lads my sincere appreciation for your hospitality.

Thank you for the amazing feed and also letting me roll out my swag on your cabin decking...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Blood, Sweat and Nearly Tears!

Not far out from Oodnadatta I left the track, riding north through several cattle stations. Although the dirt tracks were in reasonable condition it gave me a better appreciation for my mate Hydro...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Cheers Baz

Thanks Baz,

I'm grateful your enjoying the adventure! We'll have to get that Trumphy of yours out for a part of it. Hopefully my next story won't deter you....

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Oodnadatta Track

Riding through this part of the country makes you realise how vast and remote Australia is. The miles and miles of dirt road and distance between the small outback towns are impressive.

From...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Farina

The road north loosely follows the old Ghan Railway route. It is dotted along the way with sidings and settlements that previously provided the steam trains water and in return, was used to transport...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Copley, Leigh Creek

Leaving the amazing Flinders Ranges I ventured back to the main road heading north. I stayed a night at the old Copley pub to charge batteries and have bit of a clean up after nearly a week riding...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Flinders Ranges National Park - Geological Wonderland

I rode north towards the South Australian outback. I had missed this area when I came down from Darwin with Hydro months earlier. I had torn through a back tyre that wasn't suited to high speed, high...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Renmark to the Flinders Ranges National Park

After a luxurious stay at the sprawling Renmark Hotel for the night on the banks of the Murray I ventured on, loosely following the river intending to drop in on a few friends places to say g'day.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Across the Hay Plains to Renmark

I camped the night near Narrandera waking to a erie cold fog. My goal for the day was to get across the Victorian~South Australian border. My old man warned me that after the Snowy Mountains that the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Over the hill and far away.

As a West Australian and living in a particularly arid part I was keen to ride and see the snow. The closest I have been to the snow is probably my esky full of ice and beer... The forecast wasn't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Father and son road trip ride.

As with most out there that ride, we have have someone to thank. Someone that encouraged us, persevered with us and gave us ultimately the gift and thrill of riding a motorcycle.

Mine is my dad.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Thanks Regie308, Appreciate the encouraging...

Thanks Regie308,

Appreciate the encouraging words! As you know it can be an effort, or more so, time consuming doing the Ride Report but I truly hope it encourages others to get out there and do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Bloody headache!

Hey "Basketcase",

The symptoms came in the form of a splitting headache that just didn't go away, ever.

Because I was working at sea, I had to wait until we returned to port in Darwin, Northern...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Recovery and Preparation

Down from the Snowys to Eden on the NSW south coast I cleaned and stored the bike at my folks place. Eager to return from sea in another 5 weeks to ride to the Tenere Tragics run to Longreach.

My...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 34,784
Posted By Hoonatic Ty
Into the Snowy...

Riding over a state border is a unique thing to me. I have never lived near enough to one to do it regularly. Other than using large ships or commercial aircraft to do it, riding over one was now my...
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