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Old 05-11-2013, 11:18 PM   #5011
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have a great ride I cant wait for this one
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:31 PM   #5012
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WOW thanks for all the birthday Wishes!!

As I arrived and left Auckland it was raining ! This sign was in the airport!

I arrived at the airport in Auckland with all my gear at 3 AM on a local shuttle bus. As we arrived at terminal 1, I ask if this was the terminal for LAN airlines.... another woman on the bus says... You going to Sydney? That flight is canceled.

Sure enough

Had a really rainy day in Auckland....
But after a quick 3 hour flight.... I landed in Sydney.

Made it through Customs .... First order of business was to get a Sim card for my phone. Fortunately they had vendors in the airport!!



how come you went via Auckland?Couldnt you fly direct?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #5013
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how come you went via Auckland?Couldnt you fly direct?
I returned to Auckland to pick up some gear that I left, and I found a very cheap ticket to NZ, and then Australia (saved about $700-800 USD) At the time I found the cheap tickets I was not sure how I was going to ship my bike, and considered returning to NZ to ship the bike via Air freight, and not have it sit at the airport in OZ incurring fees while I was back stateside :)

Crazy logistics I know!
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:23 AM   #5014
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I returned to Auckland to pick up some gear that I left, and I found a very cheap ticket to NZ, and then Australia (saved about $700-800 USD) At the time I found the cheap tickets I was not sure how I was going to ship my bike, and considered returning to NZ to ship the bike via Air freight, and not have it sit at the airport in OZ incurring fees while I was back stateside :)

Crazy logistics I know!

crazy but it worked!
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #5015
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Welcome to Oz Radioman, looking forward to your continued adventures. Shame your a weekend late...you just missed the New South Wales/ Victorian inmate get together at Delegate

Safe travels and watch the skippies...they love front wheels

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:06 AM   #5016
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Waking up really early May 10th.... made it 51 years, who would have thought I would make it this long? Blessed to be healthy, strong and out seeing the world. New birthday, New country to explore, old and new friends to meet up with! Life is good.

Ahhhh time travel. Crossing the date line puts you a day ahead of the good 'ol USA. So you get to celebrate a day earlier. Wouldn't that have been great when you were a kid? I just always remember thinking my birthday was never coming soon enough. Now they come too often.

Happy Birthday Mark!
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:23 AM   #5017
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Ahhhh time travel. Crossing the date line puts you a day ahead of the good 'ol USA.

Happy Birthday Mark!
Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:59 AM   #5018
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Happy to see you are back in the 'world' Mark. All the best for your Aussie sojourn. Cheers David
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:01 AM   #5019
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Welcome to Sydney mate!

Weathers been pretty good lately, really nice riding days, should be a bit cooler at this time of year.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #5020
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Happy belated birthday! I so much enjoyed seeing you in PDX. Have a lovely time down under.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #5021
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To kickoff Mark's great Aussie Adventure, we bring you a couple of musical treasures from our mates down under, here on the Radioman Network.



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Old 05-13-2013, 12:09 AM   #5022
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Glad u got to sydney ok, the blue mountains are worth heading too, not far from sydey too!
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:39 AM   #5023
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the blue mountains are worth heading too, not far from sydey too!
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:51 AM   #5024
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its winter.... go anti-clockwise...!


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Old 05-13-2013, 07:20 AM   #5025
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Waltzing Matilda

I enjoyed hearing it performed by that guy. I looked up the meaning of the lyric words and even enjoy it more knowing what they mean and learning the origin of the song. Very Aussie, love it....

Enjoy your time there, I know we all will as well.
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