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Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,493
Posted By sitdownman
AQR 2014 Spot Adventure link with photos

Hopefully this will work

http://www.findmespot.com/spotadventures/index.php/view_adventure?tripid=333961
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,493
Posted By sitdownman
Wasn't too bad :wink: averaged 95km/h from...

Wasn't too bad :wink: averaged 95km/h from Bellyando Crossing to home. Almost didn't get home as BP Aramac was only open until midday and I rocked up at 12.20 just as they were leaving so they...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,493
Posted By sitdownman
Home Safe

Made it home safe and sound - thanks for a great weekend - it was great to catch up again. Will go through my photos and post something later on.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,493
Posted By sitdownman
Count me in

Keen to be there :D - may have a tenere tragic along for the ride.
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By sitdownman
Petax WG-1

I have used a Pentax WG-1 for the last three years and have no complaints. :clap Dust proof, shock proof and water proof. Latest version available http://www.pentax.com.au/digital-camera
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 60,891
Posted By sitdownman
Aqr

Spoke with OBJ and planted the seed :evil - certainly seemed keen - whether its on a bike or as backup we will have to wait and see. Talking with some other locals about the possibility as well so we...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 60,891
Posted By sitdownman
Aqr

Hi all

Haven't been doing much adventure riding lately :cry but would be keen as for AQR in Oct. I don't think OBR is back on a bike yet but he may be keen on coming as the support truck/ute. Will...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 140,816
Posted By sitdownman
I thought you might appreciate this

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLX-400/i-pL9ZDNJ/0/M/IMG_9409%20Its%20Hard%20Being%20Green%201%20%281280x853%29-M.jpghttp://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLX-400/i-BhXCCpS/0/M/IMG_9412...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,854
Posted By sitdownman
oops - wrong link

Here is the correct link

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bikes-Past-and-Present/32060782_dJtBmb
Forum: Australia 09-23-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,854
Posted By sitdownman
I started riding at 14 and have owned 46 bikes...

I started riding at 14 and have owned 46 bikes (including the kids) in 34 years that 1.35 bikes/yr<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Honda...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,803
Posted By sitdownman
Thanks Rod - was great to watch - got to bed at...

Thanks Rod - was great to watch - got to bed at 2.00am though:eek1
Forum: Australia 05-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 85,545
Posted By sitdownman
That's no good - I hope you mend well otherwise...

That's no good - I hope you mend well otherwise we would have no one to take the p*ss out of.

Seriously though am glad your ok - hope to catch you again sometime soon
Forum: Australia 05-09-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 48,108
Posted By sitdownman
Some videos of you climbing Big Red

I thought you might be interested in the videos - there on the last page after the photos

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/AQR-Birdsville-2013/29297098_DvMWFC...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
Link to ride report etc

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21366058#post21366058 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21366058#post21366058)
Forum: Australia 05-09-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 919,996
Posted By sitdownman
AQR Birdsville 2013

Link to ride report
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885716 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885716)

Link to more photos...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By sitdownman
AQR Birdsville 2013

Despite the government canning the May day public holiday the AQR was not to be put off, postponed or deferred. This year however it was decided early on to try and link with Tugboat Bills memorial...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 100,327
Posted By sitdownman
You are just jealous that I got all the good...

You are just jealous that I got all the good looks!:lol3
Forum: Australia 04-20-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
Sounds good to me- Spoke with OBJ tonight and...

Sounds good to me- Spoke with OBJ tonight and discussed this very problem. We have previously arranged a fuel dump at Diamantine NP on our last Central West and Gulf Trip but this time round OBJ said...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
What happened to meeting in Windorah on Friday?...

What happened to meeting in Windorah on Friday? :huhI already have the Friday and Monday off.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
Definite Starter

Checked at work got Friday and Monday off so all looks good. :D

Will also be assisting at the Tenere ride this year - driving a support vehicle. Should be a god time to check out bike options for...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
I have been a bit of a home body - you know...

I have been a bit of a home body - you know landscaping at the rental house, repairing the jetski in time for some summer fun, assisting the kids shift homes including my wayward son and his wife who...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
I dunno - may be a few Gold XXXX pieces could...

I dunno - may be a few Gold XXXX pieces could cover it :lol3

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Starlights-Lookout/i-KThBjHh/0/L/04042011327%20%281280x960%29-L.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By sitdownman
No sorry - Long story cut short I kept the pipe...

No sorry - Long story cut short I kept the pipe and bashplate when I sold my IT in 1986. Being a bit of a hoarder :huh I hung on to them and 10 Years and four moves later (Sunny Coast, Barcaldine,...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,036
Posted By sitdownman
Count me in

Sound too good to miss will have to cehck at work about taking a day either side. Happy to provide a bed or lawn/shed space in Longreach for anyone who wants a stopover either coming or going. Could...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By sitdownman
My IT

I purchase my first IT April 1983 from the local motorbike shop for $2250 reg on the road.:D...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,320
Posted By sitdownman
Go the DRZ

For me the DRZ would be the most suitable all rounder if you could only have the one bike in the shed. I have a KLX 400 (DRZ in green) and it has served me well as a commuter, trail ride, desert...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 100,327
Posted By sitdownman
Update on OBJ Out Back Jack

Hi All

Just got off the phone from Pete (OBJ)

He has been in Rocky ICU after having his spleen removed which is why he has been quiet. He expects to be in the general ward until Monday when...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 919,996
Posted By sitdownman
Off Centre Rally OCR 2012

Link to RR

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818217

Link to Spot Adventure

http://www.findmespot.com/spotadventures/index.php/view_adventure?tripid=313166...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By sitdownman
Ocr 2012

Preparations<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Pete (Outback Jack) had been busy on the OCR thread and had arranged for a number of riders to...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 123,526
Posted By sitdownman
Pictures of Bikes at the OCR

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=24791644&AlbumKey=FWvnmV

Some pictures I took whilst walking around the camp Sunday morning - sorry I couldn't get everyone
Forum: Australia 07-28-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 123,526
Posted By sitdownman
Central West Riders Spot Adventure Link

This will be the link to watch our progress to the OCR :eyes

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0TMTiQS52Dz2X2t6fBhjKUbJIAukuBbWT

We leave on 4/8/12 :ricky
Forum: Australia 05-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,081
Posted By sitdownman
Some more photos

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/AQR-Springsure-May-2012/i-BrqDTSH/0/M/OBJ-scaring-the-wildlife-M.jpg

OBJ scaring the wildlife
...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,081
Posted By sitdownman
Here is our root ... I mean route

http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=302547">AQR

A great weekend ...and I didn't fall off
Forum: Australia 04-11-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 100,327
Posted By sitdownman
Lake Dunne Day 2 spot tracker ...

Lake Dunne Day 2 spot tracker

http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view/?trip_id=298978
Forum: Australia 04-01-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 100,327
Posted By sitdownman
http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Lake-Dun...

http://sitdownman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Lake-Dunne-March-2012/i-76LMMG6/0/L/OBJs-ShackLarge-L.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,907
Posted By sitdownman
I am with Gavo Bought a Pentax WG-1 in June...

I am with Gavo

Bought a Pentax WG-1 in June 2011 and took it on our Central West and Gulf Trip http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713421

see photos at ...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 84,884
Posted By sitdownman
Yes I did finish - it was a bucket list thing I...

Yes I did finish - it was a bucket list thing I had to do as I failed back in 1986 when riding an IT250K that cracked the barrell about 5 km from Finke on Day 1. This time I made it there and back...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 84,884
Posted By sitdownman
Here is my Green DRZ

Started life as a s/d 2004 KLX 400 with 16000kms on the clock

Stage 1 - Trim the weight down and add some protection
7/8 Pro Taper Bars, Polisport headlight, Mini Blinkers B &B Alloy Bash Plate,...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,645
Posted By sitdownman
I raced this year and I can't tell you the sense...

I raced this year and I can't tell you the sense of achievement you feel after completing this event - I failed to finish in 1986 so 25 years later at 46 years of age I went back and DID IT. :happay...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 11,227
Posted By sitdownman
Down but not out

Three weeks in a sling 6 weeks off the bike :cry

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