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Old 06-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #31
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well lets see so far in the first 72hrs of being in California.

  • He went shopping at Chaparral's motorsports (they have about 100K sf of retail space

    http://www.chaparral-racing.com/

  • Took a ride on a borrowed bike over GMR and GRR to Mt. Baldy (60+ miles of nothing but twisty roads up into the mountains up to bout 7K feet above sea level

    (of course he got light headed at that altitude, apparently Ozy folk can hold their booze but cant deal with oxygen deprivation
  • Had a beer made from Coconut water direct from Hawaii (I will leave the description of that experience for him)
Tomorrow he is going shopping in a Walmart, I wont tell him what to expect. Just Google people of walmart and see for yourself.


Now if I just could understand 1/5 of what ever the fuck he was saying it might be a little easier to communicate...


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #32
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Tomorrow he is going shopping in a Walmart, I wont tell him what to expect. Just Google people of walmart and see for yourself.


Now if I just could understand 1/5 of what ever the fuck he was saying it might be a little easier to communicate...


Hodgo beware of the Walmartians mate they are NOT human and can you teach the mericans how ta talk too
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #33
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I'm in, have a safe trip. a lot of pictures please.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #34
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I'm in, have a safe trip. a lot of pictures please.
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Everyone keeps asking for pictures, I see him taking a lot with his camera, well at least you can see the flash but for some reason it is always in his shorts....

I am assuming he is still jet lagged...

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #35
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Wink

So no real pictures of great significance yet.
But i must say i cant thank DSM8 enough for his extreme warm hospitality.

Fair Dinkum this bloke is a "Dead Set" Legend.

I honestly cant thank him enough. He represents what Advrider is all about. One of the nicest generous blokes you could ever have the fortune to meet.

Thanksv Dave.

So freight sheila today who reckons "Mickey Mouse" has landed in LAX.

My response was "You little ripper" i will be there soon to pick her up soon.

Dave took me out for a little run up to mt baldy which had some great scenery but i was feeling a bit motion sick due to the twisty turns etc. Plus i got to meet some more lovely bike people to ride with & on the way.

Now ive always tended to bag out the vstrom. but riding daves vstrom with 170,000kms on it felt like it only had 40,000kms on it. I was quietly impressed to say the least.

PS Walmart didnt seem too bad. Not much different to discount daves in Oz.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #36
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Look forward to seeing you this week....I'm hosting Adrian for a few days, he found me on the "tent space" section. We'll go out for some beers and dinner, and depending how long you stay, maybe a ride this weekend.

Our club, San Diego Adventure Riders will be on KUSI morning TV show with Dave Stall on Sunday, maybe you can stay around and be on TV with us !
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #37
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Hodgo, if you get sick of the traffic in California and decide to come up to the mountains in Colorado, drop me a PM. Great riding, great beer. I had an awesome time with the Aussies in Brisbane last month, would be fun to reciprocate.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:39 PM   #38
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Mate,
Sure looking forward to the catch up. I could even become a "Movie Star" hanging around you blokes.

Should be there late arvo or maybe earlier. Have updated my spot tracker link in my sig line.

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Look forward to seeing you this week....I'm hosting Adrian for a few days, he found me on the "tent space" section. We'll go out for some beers and dinner, and depending how long you stay, maybe a ride this weekend.

Our club, San Diego Adventure Riders will be on KUSI morning TV show with Dave Stall on Sunday, maybe you can stay around and be on TV with us !
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #39
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For sure. Will be up that way indeed. Keep & eye on happenings in here.

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:47 PM   #40
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update &Customs &Shipping.

So after the delay on the cargo flights mickey arrived today.

So went to the shipping agent & paid out 50 bills to get the documents, I then went around to customs.

The distance from the shipper to the customs would be a good 45min walk or more.

Filled in three forms & provided my current rego & passport &all was good 15-20mins later. Then back around the shipping agent to collect the bike.
All pretty much painless.

Heres the bike in the warehouse waiting.


Heres the bike on the pallet.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #41
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left hand drive?

Just be careful if you let one of your buddies over there ride your bike... explain to them that it's from Australia so it's right hand drive...
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #42
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Keep right >>>>>

Other than that keep posting pics and your stories!
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #43
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in as welll, wish we could stay for 6 months......we leave in 9 days from Melbourne to LA then heading for the Big Apple after 10 weeks, might see ya on the road. Safe travels
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:17 AM   #44
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Yahooo the mans got his bike .... can't wait for more
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #45
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Just be careful if you let one of your buddies over there ride your bike... explain to them that it's from Australia so it's right hand drive...
Its not the drive side that is an issue, its the bike wanting to always to be tits up since it is on the wrong (the UP direction) side of the planet which it isn't used to yet.

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