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Old 03-28-2010, 03:31 AM   #92
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Location: Bendigonia, Vic.
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so i leave BMW Perth, and ride a couple of streets away to a strip of bike shops, looking for a new set of gloves (somewhere, somehow, lost 'one'..)

4 shops all with worse than 'shit' customer service... meant i did my best Michael Jackson impersonation... got on my bike and rode off wearing one glove..

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heading home (east) now.....


left Perth and headed out the Brookton highway...

started getting low on fuel as none of the "towns" out here were really 'towns'

didnt look like i'd make it to Brookton, so i turned off and headed into Westdale to get fuel..


hmmm... havent sold fuel here for a damn long time by the looks of the place...

having about 20km of fuel left, and Brookton being 50 kms away, i rolled into the local grain depot to see if there was anywhere close to get fuel..

"nah mate, nearest fuels out at Brookton"....

no one has a jerry can ('nah mate, hadnt used it for ages so pulled it outa the ute yesterdy...")

so anyway, after about half an hour or so, sitting in a donga watchen em eat microwaved steak and gravy (didnt look so good) and talking shit, we head off into the yard and find some thin air hose that will get past the 'anti-syphoning thingie' in the ute...

rinse a coke bottle and i end up with 2 litres of fuel





hand shakes and thanks and im...

Gone ...Again


make it (just) to Brookton, fuel up and head out towards Corrigin..

stop at the "Dog Cemetery" on the way...



resting place of pooches such as 'Tiny', 'Dusty', 'Cocoa' and 'Trigger'



then continue on to Corrigin for a late lunch...



from there it was out the Kondinin Rd,

thru Kondinin and onto Hyden...

went straight thru Hyden and out to Wave Rock..



always wanted to come here...

but to be honest, it was a bit of a let-down... not as big as i was expecting....



i mean, it was still big and impressive and well worth the look, but you know..




anyway, then it was back into Hyden to Fuel up, get some beer and work out which way across to Norseman...

Oh and meet a few of the locals...



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and check out some wild life...



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so had stocked up, and worked out my route...

time to bid farewell to Hyden..



and hit the road...




the sun was starting to drop, but luckily it was behind me now... really brought out the color in the trees




continued on thru the wheatbelt...




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sun started dropping fast..




had a quick stop at a rabbit proof fence...



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bike was slowly starting to look a bit more respectable after this mornings sponge bath



and back out on the sandy track..



continued on past some mines, sun was just about to disapear for the day...



just as well i'd paid BMW way too much to fix my headlight this morning...



it had hit darkness, i hadnt made it as far as id hoped given my fuel 'issue' earlier in the day..

i rode on for a bit, but decided, given the wildlife, it wasnt worth going another 2 hours.....


i continued on till i found a little track running of into the scrub... and headed in..

the track ran out, i found some clear flat ground,

setup camp..


(i really like this photo btw )

made some dinner, had a few beers, took the obligatory nightime bike shot:



and hit the sack.....


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