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Old 10-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #151
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You keep snapping the pics and posting them and we'll all dribble from the sidelines...

Awesome photo's!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:15 AM   #152
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Love this thread! The sky pics are amazing.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:29 PM   #153
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Fantastic pics.

This is how travel was for me in Antarctica....a little while ago










But it wasn't always so luxurious!





My boys and girls :)




Happy days with my team




Both of us exhausted towards the end of 3 weeks travel
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #154
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nice pictures, your dog looks utterly worn out. Dogs last seen there i think was some time in the 90's. (too slack to google it)

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #155
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that is cool to see the old pics from down there, thanks for sharing
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #156
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Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Antarctica is so foreign and beautiful. Your pictures and story are inspiring. How do I get a job down there?! By the way, that's a nice moto you have waiting back home for ya. I'm ordering a 2014 model from my local dealer as soon as they are announced here. Won't see it until around March though. Look forward to more from the REAL SOUTH. Be safe down there!
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:03 PM   #157
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Just curious what the current status is. Back in Australia with the KTM?
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:23 PM   #158
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After experiencing -25c/-13f this week I feel more familiar with what you were experiencing.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:50 PM   #159
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Great Report from Antarctica. I was there this time last year. Hard to describe to someone who has not been there. You show it quite well.

Have a great ride to South America. You should be well prepared for the winds of Tierra del Fuego. Calm when I was there but not usually. Ride Safe.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:52 PM   #160
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Thank you for posting your pictures

Very good quality photos of an area I probably will never see

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #161
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This is a serious question and out of curiosity.

Why do Australians call quad/four wheeler ATVs bikes?

I know you understand that bi = two and quad = four, so what gives?

Just curious, no slight intended.

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #162
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It's not just Australians. I've run into the rather contradictory concept of a "quadbike" in many places.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:14 PM   #163
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Why do Australians call quad/four wheeler ATVs bikes?
Maybe "penguin chaser" was deemed not an ecologically sensitive term? (I had to google "chook chaser" the first time I saw it in a RR-- )

The term that gets me is in recent years Americans referring to snowmobiles as snowmachines. Everyone knew what a snowmobile was. If you say snowmachine the listener is left wondering (without a frame of reference) is it a snow plow, a snow blower, a machine that makes artificial snow, or a tracked vehicle with skis on the front for steering? Did snowmobile sound too French, and Snow Freedom didn't sound quite right? Anyone have an insight on that one for me?
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #164
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #165
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This is a serious question and out of curiosity.

Why do Australians call quad/four wheeler ATVs bikes?

I know you understand that bi = two and quad = four, so what gives?

Just curious, no slight intended.

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Quad bikes are used a lot on farming properties around AUS, I know that all of the farms I go too call them "quads" or "quad bikes". Best I can come up with is that you sit astride the seat, same as on a two wheeler and they are made by manufacturers that make motorcycles. A farmer couldn't say to his worker "take the Yamaha and bring in that mob of sheep" if he had a Yamaha two and four wheeler. So the four wheeler became the "quad bike".

We don't use the term ATV here to describe a quad bike...
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