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Old 08-21-2013, 06:33 PM   #5491
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Great to meet you Radioman. Have fun down south in wine country.
Don't forget a pie on the way back.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:35 PM   #5492
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Perth ..... and a quick ride south!

Bike service completed CHECK

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Airline Flight booked CHECK

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So time to go for a ride to see a bit more of Australia to the south of Perth. The generosity and connection with the Australians has been amazing. I had 4-5 offers of places to stay in Perth (could not take everyone up unfortunately, as every one of my experiences with local people has been amazing and rewarding in so many ways). But as I was heading south Gibba contacted me and we arranged to meet up as I rode south along the coast!



Roger guided me along some beautiful coastline near his home.



Huge grain shipping port



Then decided that I would indeed stay with Roger and his family! It was great to meet and stay with a young family! Brought back many memories of raising my step son and all the energy that younger kids have Thanks so much to Roger, Jo, Jennal I had the privilege of a "play" and the attention of wonderful young kids! Practiced a bit of footie in the backyard... and the Kids had a bit fo time with Radioman



THANKS again!!

Next morning we took another ride. Was not my original plan, but Radioman bought a new pair of "shoes" which I have been thinking about since I was at Rob's in Cairns (as they were quickly needing new soles...after many hundreds of thousands of riding miles) ..... So we road back up to the Motorcycle shop where my boots arrived.

ETA was great and wanted to make sure she handed over the new SIDI boots.



Amazing how comfortable the SIDI Adventure boots are, right out of the box.



After filling up with fuel. This advertisement caught my eye. I have always been an advocate to thinking about, preplanning and organizing your wishes in relations to what happens when you die. That way your loved ones know and have less burden at the difficult time!



Then we turned south and got out of the city! Down the Albany Hwy since it was more scenic!



Nice rural rolling hills, farms, sheep and nice empty roads.



a mix of farms and forests







I rode to Bridgetown and a twisty road to Nannup then onto Busselton for the night.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:35 PM   #5493
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #5494
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Mark,

I'm so excited for you to start the next stage of your journey. I'm hoping that you find Africa just as AMAZING as you have found the rest of your trip.

I'm also kind of sad... I know that this is going to be close to the last stage of your journey - whatever am I going to do when Radioman stops posting to this thread?

If you decide to RIDE home via the east coast - your bedroom is made up and ready for you, still. There's more space in the shop and plenty in the freezer.

You're welcome here, anytime.

Safe travels, my friend. Bon Voyage!
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:25 PM   #5495
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Hey Mark,
Just stopping by to say hi before you leave 'downunder'.
We met at the Picton/Wellington ferry (wife and I on our Triumph Thunderbird 900.) Hard to believe you are still on the road! We've thoroughly enjoyed your whole RR and you've sure opened my eyes to the idea of long distance riding. (Before that I thought our 3 week South Island tour was a biggie!)
Really looking forward to your African adventures! Safe travels. Cheers!
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:32 AM   #5496
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Hey Mark,
Just stopping by to say hi before you leave 'downunder'.
We met at the Picton/Wellington ferry (wife and I on our Triumph Thunderbird 900.) Hard to believe you are still on the road! We've thoroughly enjoyed your whole RR and you've sure opened my eyes to the idea of long distance riding. (Before that I thought our 3 week South Island tour was a biggie!)
Really looking forward to your African adventures! Safe travels. Cheers!
glad you stopped by!! was great meeting you as well! keep riding
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:15 AM   #5497
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I know that this is going to be close to the last stage of your journey - whatever am I going to do when Radioman stops posting to this thread?
Thanks Craig. Who knows how long my trip will continue..... Africa is a big place

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:54 AM   #5498
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Thanks Craig. Who knows how long my trip will continue..... Africa is a big place

That certainly puts it into perspective.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #5499
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And right now. I have this ride planned for the next two months

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #5500
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And right now. I have this ride planned for the next two months

You're going to China?!?

But seriously, I've really enjoyed following along on your journey and am looking forward to your exploits in South Africa!

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Old 08-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #5501
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Some very creative map work there Radioman. Be warned you will miss Australia terribly. Apart from the odd bit of wild life it's a safe place to be.

Thanks to everyone for keeping this post so exciting, I look forward to it each day.

Safe journey.

Cheers

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Old 08-24-2013, 03:42 AM   #5502
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Still riding ......

Just down to my last week in Oz. Has been an amazing adventure with lots of amazing people and experiences!

This is the cheapest Brekkie deal I have seen....



I wandered my way around the Margaret River area.







Decorated Cows around



Some beautiful coastline



At this viewpoint I ran into some other travelers that I had met up north. James. Safe Journeys!





Then down to Augusta to see the end of the road!



More oceans merging!



ran into Gary and Reileen who are riding their Harley with Trainer around Australia. I last saw them in Camooweal, QLD. Was nice to chat! Safe riding!

The light house



The birds hanging out!



More cows...



Liked the title of this notepad....



More time riding through the Caves road and Karri Forest



Made my way to the east and stopped in Denmark



Took a day off to relax, and ride the local area. Working on some details and some other computer stuff.... Always things to manage.

Just one week and I will be leaving Australia. Feels very strange as I have been here 3.5 months and have enjoyed my time here.
Next week I will be giving my first Public talk on my ride at a BMW Club Perth meeting.



http://www.bmwmccwa.asn.au


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Old 08-24-2013, 05:05 AM   #5503
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Just one week and I will be leaving Australia. Feels very strange as I have been here 3.5 months and have enjoyed my time here.
3.5 months
That went fast,,,
I had fun

Thanks for taking us along.

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Old 08-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #5504
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Did I miss something,,,,,,what's with the new windscreen writing??
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #5505
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Africa!!

I can't wait for this next portion! Looking forward to your adventures there.
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