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Old 06-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #2896
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Thanks Bronco. It's only a cheapy helmet, but nice and comfy.

Those pics with all the bikes in was taken in Balina, a coastal town on the east coast of Australia. The other set, with just me and Dot, were taken on the east coast of England, in the seaside town of Scarborough. I was back in Australia recently, just to visit some old friends and stuff. Returned to England last week having been given been given some pointers on postie bike tuning by Joe. Still not got the carby right, but getting there. I also brought the original frame cowling back, and the high lift cam, racing CDI etc.

If anyone's going to the Horizons Unlimited event in Ripley next week, me and Dot will see you there.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #2897
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Good pics Nate, see you found a dry day to take Dot out
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:07 AM   #2898
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I want to thank you deeply Nate

I have not been on the site for over a year as with my moms passing things got a bit hecktic.
But I want to thank you Nate for shareing your adventure with all of us. My mom looked forward to your reports and pictures. It brought great joy to her when I read her your posts and shown her your pictures.

You brought her much joy in her last days and for that I want to thank you.

You and dot will always have a warm/cool dry place to stay if you ever come this way again in your life.

Once more, thank you for giving my mom so much joy in her last days.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #2899
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Hi Nate, Dot's looking really spiffy these days... love that you have the old sprocket still. Dot would have loved to go back to Australia and ride in that postie parade! I hope you're doing well. How are the books selling?
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:09 AM   #2900
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Thanks for the last few messages guys (Johnny and Cariboo). I appreciate you still dropping by.

Thought you might like to hear about these guys;

A pair of Kiwis - Rob and Greg - who a few years ago read in Top Gear magazine about an English guy riding an Aussie postie bike from Sydney to London. This gave them ideas and just over two years later they turned up on my Scarborough doorstep having undertaken their own journey from the other side of the world.

A bit older than me, with families and only four months to do it in, they shipped their bikes from NZ to Singapore, they continued on through Malaysia, to Thailand, over Burma to Nepal. Then India, in to Pakistan and with Iranian visas they sailed through that country, in to Turkey and on through Europe. 17,000 kilometres in total, and again no breakdowns.

To ride with them, as you can imagine, was just a little bit surreal.

They've now headed up to Edinburgh to have a look around, before dropping back down, collecting us on the way, with the three of us hoping to ride down to London together to take in the atmosphere of the Olympics. So all in all it's been a pleasant week.

And Dot, unsurprisingly, continues to go from strength to strength.

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #2901
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nice pics mate, cheers from Chile!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #2902
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Posties in 'taking over UK' shocker

Least the kiwi's brought the good weather with them as well
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #2903
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Finn brothers are kiwis after all
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #2904
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Nice that you could show a couple of my fellow NZers a bit of The Old Country.
"To ride with them, as you can imagine, was just a little bit surreal". The feeling would have been mutual.

I see a few sheep in the pics - they would have dispelled any homesickness Rob and Greg may have had.

PS Don't forget to induct them into Bigzoners.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:21 AM   #2905
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Brilliant


Great to see the pics, would love to read about their adventure. Did they post a RR or have a blog anywhere?
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:07 AM   #2906
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great pics!

I didn't know "Heartbeat" was filmed in your area. I LOVE that show, and watch it all the time here in Canada. I saw the picture of the Goathland Hotel, and said to myself "That looks familiar". I bet you and the NZ guys had a lot to talk about with them having made a similar trip to you, (but with Iranian visias). Do they have a blog/pictures of their experiences? You live in a beautiful part of the UK Nathan. I looked at the moors near Goathland on Google Earth. What are the areas that look like they've been "logged" (although I doubt the moors have trees)? Are the moors used for some kind of industry? Peat? There are square patches of a different colour all over the moors on Google Earth image. So you took the NZ guys for a tour around your area; how wonderful to see Dot with her sisters! So neat to see THREE Aussie postie bikes together! Dot still looks the best!
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:33 AM   #2907
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Hey Nate, anyone else in the UK noticed the what looks like a postie bike on the new IPAD advert, sure looks like one of your pics with the white helmet hanging down
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #2908
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Hey Nathan I am in Yorkshire getting ready to go the opposite direction to Sydney and beyond on a derbi 50.
Was up in Egerton near Goatland last week.
Any chance of meeting up?
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #2909
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Hey chaps,

The three of us made it down to London the other day, those pair now on flights back home to NZ; their bikes going back on boats.

And no, they didn't do a blog or anything, which is quite refreshing really. They took plenty of pictures but I think they were more for the personal albums than internet consumption. Seemed quite nice that they simply focused on their trip instead of spending time trying to document it.

And thanks Danielle, yeah it's not a bad part of the UK to be fair. The moors are beautiful and no, there haven't been any trees felled, it's just naturally baron and sparse with barely any built up areas. It was quite interesting, our route down to London took us through the Peak District and down through all the old mill towns of Derbyshire. Stunning scenery and really reminded me just how nice some parts of the UK are. I guess you get used to bashing your own country, failing to remember just how much there is to see. Wouldn't mind seeing more of it to be fair.

Though apologies Mr AppealMobile, I'm still down South so might not be able to meet up the next week or so. But in the meatime if you want to fire me any questions I'd be happy to help.

Right, a few more pics, of our ride down to London.











This is in Holmefearth (sp?) where they filmed Last of the Summer Wine. This is Sid's cafe...






It was raining quite a bit...








British summer.


We camped in this bus shelter on the outskirts of town. In the night a rat or something pissed on my hat, my gloves, my face scarf and on my camera bag and it fucking stunk.


Bikes parked behind.




Rob keeping his diary






Wet the next day




They couldn't believe you have to pay 50p for it




Matlock Bath, a biking mecca




Road to Mansfield








Stopping by in Edwinstowe to see a mate


The Major Oak, where Robin Hood used to live, in Sherwood Forest.




We split; I stayed at a mate's, they west to Worcester


Before meeting back up in Oxford




On the way in to London we called at the shipping agent near Heathrow




Before heading in to London
































































































Rough camping just outside for the night




Then back in for breakfast




























Visiting the Queen






And that's it. A short but sweet adventure...
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #2910
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I'll get round to some questions mostly bout visas and crossing/shipping mate.
Bollicks to miss meetin up with you maybe you'll be heading back up here
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