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Old 09-21-2010, 01:22 AM   #76
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This is complete bullshit!

The story completely lacks any direction, the use of grammar is sub- standard, syntax is puerile, pictures lack quality due to the photographer being an incorrigible drunk, the star of the story is a retrograde degenerate, and the trip had no spirit or daring.




Great job Mike. Anorher rip snorter, mate!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:26 AM   #77
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:55 AM   #78
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Mike that was fantastic, thanks again for taking us along for the ride!
Your words and pictures are inspirational and some day you should put these into a book of travels!

You would make an absolute killing!

Thanks again for the RR!
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #79
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This is complete bullshit!

The story completely lacks any direction, the use of grammar is sub- standard, syntax is puerile, pictures lack quality due to the photographer being an incorrigible drunk, the star of the story is a retrograde degenerate, and the trip had no spirit or daring.

Gad, don't forget Mike rides a Beemer, all beemer riders are tossers!
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:31 AM   #80
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:14 AM   #81
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Hear, hear.....

I agree…..I have had three occasions where I should have been in deep shit and the suspension, brakes etc. saved the day….
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The bike the GS was always intended to be……..said so by the BMW test riders!

Great commuter as well …sits nice and high, nimble, ample power etc. etc.

24k and going strong...and dropped many times in the early days.

Thanks for the great RR...great pics & stories...when is the movie out?
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:31 AM   #82
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Laugh

This has been a brilliant RR.Im so jealous that you have such a beautiful country.I carn't ride my bike more than a mile with out seeing some one.id love to be able to ride where you are,Thanks for depressing me
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #83
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This is complete bullshit!

The story completely lacks any direction, the use of grammar is sub- standard, syntax is puerile, pictures lack quality due to the photographer being an incorrigible drunk, the star of the story is a retrograde degenerate, and the trip had no spirit or daring.




Great job Mike. Anorher rip snorter, mate!
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #84
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This has been a brilliant RR.Im so jealous that you have such a beautiful country.I carn't ride my bike more than a mile with out seeing some one.id love to be able to ride where you are,Thanks for depressing me
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #85
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This is a stunning photo, Mike. It really captures the essence of the wide gibber plains. 10 out of 10. What a great camera and photographer.

As an aside, with 28 trips across the "Paddock" , how many times have you tackled the GCR? Does it ever get closed in the same way as the SA desert roads. Would love to visit Lasseter's Cave one day. Have you ever poked around that area?

Truly epic ride.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:50 PM   #86
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G'day Richard,
Thanks for the encouragment mate.
I don't know about the photographer, (see Gad's comments above, What was it? Incorrigable drunk, retrograde degenerate?) The camera is a $250 Canon Ixus I bought from K-Mart.
Having said that, I reckon the Ixus is probably the best small compact camera out there, the pic quality is damn good for a camera the size of a pack of ciggies and half the thickness.
There are times I wish for a bit more control, but I found when I took my SLR on the bike I didn't take any photos, because it was just too much trouble and by the time I got the camera out the moment had passed.
It was my first trip down the GCR, it won't be the last. The surface is more sandy than the Ood or Strez, so not so likely to turn to glue, but it has been closed several times recently and I waited 3 days in Curtin Springs for it to dry before tackling it.
BTW loved your RR too, your narrative leaves me for dead. Have got to get a better look at the Flinders soon, when it's not pissing with rain half the time would be good.
The next month or so will be magic up there, but the chances of a leave pass are zilch, although I'm off to Cuballing this W/E with the Smelly Dog crew, so life is good!
As the GCR was at the tail end of my trip I pretty much was in get home mode by the time I got there. Also, being on my own by this stage, I was a bit wary of going too far off the main road itself, you could be dead for a long time out there before anyone found you, and that was not on my list of things to do.


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This is a stunning photo, Mike. It really captures the essence of the wide gibber plains. 10 out of 10. What a great camera and photographer.

As an aside, with 28 trips across the "Paddock" , how many times have you tackled the GCR? Does it ever get closed in the same way as the SA desert roads. Would love to visit Lasseter's Cave one day. Have you ever poked around that area?

Truly epic ride.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:31 AM   #87
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Great report Mike, just caught up with this, Its seems the weather gods were better to you after I saw you at the BP @ Port Augusta,

Cheers mate and Thanks ,,
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Great report Mike, just caught up with this, Its seems the weather gods were better to you after I saw you at the BP @ Port Augusta,

Cheers mate and Thanks ,,
Sorry mate, been away.
No, the weather was shitski the whole trip and made for many detours that wouldn't have happened without the rain.
Ironically WA has had the driest year in living memory and rides in the hills are dustfests.
We've not had a drop in the 4 weeks I've been home.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:35 AM   #89
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....and made for many detours that wouldn't have happened without the rain.
I'm amazed with your Coober Pedy/William Creek detour - that's a big drive. Great country east of Coober though. And nothing beats the spa at Coward Springs. Worth the ride just for that. Have you taken yourself out to Dalhousie yet? Put it on your must do list if you haven't. It's a definite winter time must do.
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I'm amazed with your Coober Pedy/William Creek detour - that's a big drive. Great country east of Coober though. And nothing beats the spa at Coward Springs. Worth the ride just for that. Have you taken yourself out to Dalhousie yet? Put it on your must do list if you haven't. It's a definite winter time must do.
It was the only way to get to where we wanted to go, except out through Broken Hill, too much tar that way.
I was going up to Mt Dare/Dalhousie on the way home, but the Gods rained on my parade.
Mind you, by the time I got up to Marla, the Ood was open again, so if I'd not been running out of time, it may have been doable.
Next time.
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