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Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,731
Posted By RPN
Great report, thanks for posting. Awesome...

Great report, thanks for posting.

Awesome photos, particularly enjoyed seeing the aerial pics of the Kimberley. We were on the coast in May, interesting to see same areas from a different...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,050
Posted By RPN
Excellent trip, thanks for posting.

Excellent trip, thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
What I find strange is whilst some Kodachrome...

What I find strange is whilst some Kodachrome slides have faded, other older ones aren't as bad. I have some more slides to copy and they are a mix of Kodachrome, Ektachrome and Agfa, it'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
It's easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for...

It's easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.....
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,883
Posted By RPN
Good stuff, nice bit of country out there, made...

Good stuff, nice bit of country out there, made even better when seen from a bike.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,914
Posted By RPN
What he said.....and stay off the big...

What he said.....and stay off the big highways/interstates, you'll see so much more from the minor roads

Enjoy:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
It turns out if you're not fanatical about...

It turns out if you're not fanatical about removing every speck of dust and imperfection, there is a really quick and easy way. I used my Nikon DX DSLR, with a 40mm F2.8 macro lens and the Nikon ES-1...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
:lol3 too true, I tried washing and reproofing...

:lol3 too true, I tried washing and reproofing that jacket but it was never the same. I still reckon they were cooler in the heat, I think the cotton lining became wet with sweat and acted like an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
Thanks mate, it was pretty much 3 months to the...

Thanks mate, it was pretty much 3 months to the day.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
Victoria River was one of the first stops in the...

Victoria River was one of the first stops in the Northern Territory

http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/Around-Australia-1986/i-LVw8wDd/0/L/D71_4410-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
In Derby I ran into a couple of Danish...

In Derby I ran into a couple of Danish backpackers that I had first met at Innamincka over a month ago. Small world, we had a good night at the local pub where an indigenous band were playing, I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
At about this time I woke one morning and...

At about this time I woke one morning and realised once you're on the road for more than a few weeks life becomes more simple, the routine is well oiled, hiccups that would normally cause grief...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 940,381
Posted By RPN
Around Australia on an XL600 in 1986

A trip down memory lane, but after scanning all my slides I figured others may be interested in the pics

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24851707#post24851707
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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
Thanks, I have heaps of slides and strangely some...

Thanks, I have heaps of slides and strangely some have faded yet other older ones aren't as bad.
I am converting them using a DSLR with macro lens and slide holder attachment. It is very quick and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
From Alice Springs I travelled north west along...

From Alice Springs I travelled north west along the Tanami Track, this brought yet another dimension to the outback - serious desolation, maybe because I was now solo. No wonder the early explorers...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
not wrong, as I was copying the slides and...

not wrong, as I was copying the slides and reminiscing (hadn't seen them for 20 years or so), I said to my wife "I might go for a ride tomorrow, I'll be back in a couple of months".
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,074
Posted By RPN
Around Australia - 1986

Around Australia in 1986.

I know the TR is a bit late, but the internet wasn’t around at the time of this trip. Neither were digital cameras for that matter and the slides that I took are not as...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,903
Posted By RPN
Have been scanning old slides and found this...

Have been scanning old slides and found this favourite of mine featuring my XL600 with grey import Paris Dakar kit.
http://rniklaus.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-trips/i-mNrFDz8/0/XL/D71_4233-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,526
Posted By RPN
Great read and even better photos, thanks for...

Great read and even better photos, thanks for taking the time to post - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well done on the successful outcome, certainly not an easy undertaking. Like someone else posted, we...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,045
Posted By RPN
Great thread. I enjoy these old trip reports, so...

Great thread. I enjoy these old trip reports, so few photos were usually taken we need to use our imagination to fill in the gaps.

cheers
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,321
Posted By RPN
this is why you should always carry the grease...

this is why you should always carry the grease gun, much easier to do the uni's in this position.
Forum: Australia 03-27-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By RPN
SBS now, Road of Bones

On SBS now is Worlds most dangerous roads featuring a winter crossing of Siberias Road of Bones
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 89,499
Posted By RPN
+1 Love this type of trip, no destination,...

+1

Love this type of trip, no destination, no agenda, bare essentials, and surrounded by spectacular scenery....brilliant:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,320,469
Posted By RPN
As has been mentioned before.....great TR, thanks...

As has been mentioned before.....great TR, thanks for sharing.





I have used one of these in a 2litre 4 cylinder 4WD and can confirm they are very quick to inflate a 235/85 R16 tyre. In that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 43,994
Posted By RPN
Great trip report, looking forward to the rest. ...

Great trip report, looking forward to the rest.

Thanks for adding the commentary, particularly as English isn't your first language :clap

Would love to visit some of those areas one day, in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,568
Posted By RPN
Good stuff. Well done in staying focussed on the...

Good stuff. Well done in staying focussed on the dirt and tents while the weather was pear shaped.
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 186,875
Posted By RPN
Thoroughly enjoyable ride report. Love your...

Thoroughly enjoyable ride report. Love your attitude and style of writing, very entertaining - thanks :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 186,875
Posted By RPN
Wow, great trip report. Love your style of...

Wow, great trip report. Love your style of writing! Thanks

For those interested, these 2 Australians rode parts of the BAM on recumbent bicycles.
...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,373
Posted By RPN
I don't recall ever seeing another one of those...

I don't recall ever seeing another one of those tanks so hopefully it might turn up again.

BTW, glad you posted the pic, I can point out to she who must be obeyed, just how much I've cleaned up...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,350
Posted By RPN
Even shows a picture of how to stand on pegs!

Even shows a picture of how to stand on pegs!
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 34,278
Posted By RPN
Great ride report! :clap Brings back...

Great ride report! :clap

Brings back fantastic memories of trekking thru Nepal in 1989. I might go back and hire a bike!
:freaky
Forum: Australia 12-09-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By RPN
We came thru that area a week back and they...

We came thru that area a week back and they weren't too bad. Did hit a swarm that appeared out of nowhere just north of Bendigo....it was like the advert, the windscreen was almost instantly coated...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,373
Posted By RPN
that just sucks, thieves are the lowest form of...

that just sucks, thieves are the lowest form of life, really peeves me off.

I sure hope it's found and that tank gets put to some good use again. I found the original Honda workshop manual that...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By RPN
I have a large Stihl commercial cleaner for big...

I have a large Stihl commercial cleaner for big jobs but find the small karcher with 3 way pressure control gets used the most. Being able to select between low/med/high power is very useful when you...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 28,451
Posted By RPN
I've haven't looked in this thread til now, and...

I've haven't looked in this thread til now, and all I can say is wow, bloody well done Greg and others.

We had a bloke at work who slowly gained weight over the 20+ years I worked with him before...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,007
Posted By RPN
ah, there it is, ...

ah, there it is,
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1381/5101463457_c3d670d85f_b.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,007
Posted By RPN
looks an interesting alternative to F800, 210kg...

looks an interesting alternative to F800, 210kg wet is sort of acceptable.....wonder how much fuel that includes....I can't see a fuel cap in any of those pics
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,489
Posted By RPN
Epic ride! Well done, not an easy trip in a...

Epic ride! Well done, not an easy trip in a vehicle, unsupported bikes deserves respect. :clap




I thought it was a typo and the pic was of a different well, but the little monument is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By RPN
Good stuff. There should be a law against...

Good stuff.

There should be a law against posting pictures of food like that :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,286
Posted By RPN
Great report, thanks.:clap Love the country out...

Great report, thanks.:clap Love the country out that way, must visit it again soon
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