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Old 06-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #5176
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Radioman, what rate of progress earns a $700 AUSD performance bonus?
20 Kph over the limit

But thankfully it did not happen
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #5177
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$700.00 Australia dollars. Sounds like someone was more than a little fast!!! That was some international good will....

110K = 68mph
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #5178
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Wow, that is only 12 mph over the limit
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #5179
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That was some international good will....
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #5180
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Across a part of the Outback, lots of KM's of pavement across the scrub.



Lots of muddy 4WD's



Typical 4WD Ute's for sale at a lot.



and puddles of water along the roads



In Walcannia, I stopped for Petrol and met Richard, Ken and Glen all on Big Adventure bikes (F800GS, KTM 990, Tenere 660). They were "local" guys and had chosen to ride the Tarmac due to all the wet and closed roads. I rode a few hundred KM's with them, stopped in Cobar and my rear tire was looking done.



Richard called Dubbo moto store to see if they had a 17" tire... Nope, but he pointed me to the Yamaha Dealer in Cobar, just around the corner from Petrol. They had some. So I stopped and they rode on.

Here is there card :)





They had a Kenda Big Block tire. I pulled my bike over the the shop door, pulled my rear rim, did a rear break job while they mounted the tire. Back on the road in about 25 Minutes!





New tire mounted and ready to ride.



As I rode into Narromine, Ken was just getting on his way toward Dubbo. I followed him to his town, and he pointed me to a motel and local pub.
It was my longest riding day to date in OZ, which was about 450 miles.

At the pub had a huge meal.... Yikes. Fries and Mashed, Meat, Shrimp, Veg

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Old 06-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #5181
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You are one LUCKY Bugger! Karma I tell ya.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #5182
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You are one LUCKY Bugger!
Just had to ask nicely
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #5183
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I get to meet two of "Australia's Finest" in SA.



As the one officer took down my license and reg info.... I said "can we make this one a warning?" ......... Smile The officer writing the ticket says, "I think we can". It's good for International relationships The other officer says "you are really lucky!"



And the other officers says, the ticket was $700 AUSD.... "That's alot of petrol"
Yes... Thanks!! Warning accepted !

I continue onto NSW, Smiling and cheering in my helmet. !
I'm sure these gentlemen are now following this thread, good work. Much more effective than a speed camera.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #5184
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Much more effective than a speed camera.
Just obeying the limits now....
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:44 AM   #5185
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A run in with the law and then getting off easy, pretty lucky. Now riding closer to the speed limit, I bet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #5186
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Must be that wearing the new Klim Speed Jacket which caused the traffic stop and International Good Will.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #5187
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Just read your RR. It took six days to get current from the beginning. Fantastic trip, photos, and story. This has done wonders to undo ten years of pessimistic outlook on the world (my experiences). Thanks for showing me the good side again and reminding me what is out there. Ride safe!
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #5188
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Thanks for showing me the good side again and reminding me what is out there. Ride safe!
Wow. Thanks for the comment. Glad you are along for the ride ! So glad that my RR is good for others to read and share in. It takes time to do, but I am so gratified as I read that others can follow along, and participate (either in person or via the internet). Makes it all worth the time and energy to set up.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #5189
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I've been following report since the start, great ride great read. If you are planning to come down to Tassie (and you should!) pm me and we can tee up some rides and accommodation.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #5190
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If you are planning to come down to Tassie (and you should!) pm me and we can tee up some rides and accommodation.
due to the time of year I have opted out of getting to Tasmania. I was there 25 years ago, did the Cradle Mountain Hike and explored adn really loved it, but I am wanting more warm weather.... so Heading north. Thanks for the offer!
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