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Old 10-23-2013, 03:12 AM   #16
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You go girl.
Those of us who own Sherpa's know exactly what those bikes are capable of. It will completely humble bigger bikes without too much effort if you are willing. And it will never let you down.

The big picture of you pushing on through the crappy weather is now my desktop picture.

I'm in.
Haha, that's funny and great! Thanks! Yes, loving the Sherpa! Already looking to buy another one in the States whenever I get home..
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #17
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That's a drop bear. Very Dangerous. Drops from trees overhead.


I've heard of that mythical creature, but didn't realize it looked just like a koala!! These guys are so damn cute I can barely stand it. I just wanted to pluck one out of the tree... I think that's equivalent to picking up a raccoon though, which would tear you to pieces!

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Old 10-23-2013, 05:40 AM   #18
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Quote from Travelbugblues in first post.
"To the people who think a 250cc bike is too small for long trips, even RTW: 1) You're a huge fat ass or pack way too much crap 2) you obviously haven't tried it 3) you don't know what you're talking about. "

Too true in too many ways about so much in life. Happy trails to you.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:41 AM   #19
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Congratulations on getting the school loan paid off. My daughter is also a middle school teacher. The grit and determination it takes to handle that age group is probably excellent conditioning for solo LD travel.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:57 AM   #20
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Travelbugblues, where are you planning on riding whilst in Aus?

Any plans to come to Darwin?

There's heaps of places to explore/ride up here, plus this is where the real Aussies live....:-)
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:34 AM   #21
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I love that image of you pushing on through the rain. You've got a great attitude and outlook. Keep up the good work and travel safely and with joy!

Cheers~
Being from Seattle, she probably didn't notice the rain too much! :)

What a great adventure - have a ton of fun and thanks for sharing! Subscribed!

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:38 AM   #22
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HOW GREAT IS THIS. GOOD FOR YOU MISS.
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look around and use your head, and HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE..
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:16 AM   #23
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Good on ya mate for having a crack at it. The money thing is really only relevant to time.

If you have plenty of time then dont do some many kms for the day. The beauty about Australia is that you can stealth camp pretty much anywhere and no one will give a toss about it.

I have been doing my trip to alaska and the states on $50 a day and have stayed in a motel 5 times in 6 months. So it can be done over hear but much easier in Oz.

Glad to see someone else learning about how to maintain their bike male or female it doesnt matter. I cringe at some people who don't even bother to learn about maintaining their own bike. If I had to pay someone to do my stuff then a hell of a lot of $$$$ would have been wasted.

If you get to QLD send me a PM. Im in LA at the moment cleaning my bike to head back to Oz, but there are some awesome people in Oz to be put in touch with.

Ride on...
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:51 PM   #24
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Nice write up Elisa

Great to see our country through a visitors eyes.
We tend to take even the small things for granted.

Do you check out the happenings in the Regional - Australia thread?
as there is plenty happening around the Snowies this time of year.
Snowy ride, trout rally, are in a weeks time, as well as the Adv-gathering out at Pooncarie (Western NSW).
The ACT thread is fairly active also.

Not sure if you have ridden the 'Barry-Way' running south out of Jindabyne, but it is well worth it.

If over around our way (Wagga) just PM me, or post up in the Riverina riders thread, as I am sure we can round up a group to show you around.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #25
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Bravo - its only the mind that limits a bike trip. The bike's never too small or too old (and that goes for the rider too).

Have a great time.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #26
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Thanks all!

Thanks for all the positive comments! Will definitely get in touch if I make my way up to Darwin, QLD and elsewhere. I'm staying with some very old friends in Melbourne for a few days at the moment (haven't seen them since I was 6), and really enjoying a bit of cosmopolitan life: good cafes, gardens, museums and awesome alleyways.

Will post more as the adventure continues!
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #27
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Love your spirit: no fancy BMW with fancy panniers, just a simple 250
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the positive comments! Will definitely get in touch if I make my way up to Darwin, QLD and elsewhere. I'm staying with some very old friends in Melbourne for a few days at the moment (haven't seen them since I was 6), and really enjoying a bit of cosmopolitan life: good cafes, gardens, museums and awesome alleyways.

Will post more as the adventure continues!

There is a room and shed with bike lift and all the tools you'll need to service your bike if you do come up.

If you do decide to come up this way I would strongly advise you wait till the wet season has passed as most riding areas will be cut off during that time, will also be much cooler and more enjoyable for you also.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #29
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If U need anything in Sydney - Holla, my nephew is living there and can help out with a couch or whatever.

Stay Safe & have fun

And 250s rock, I miss mine
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:59 AM   #30
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There is a room and shed with bike lift and all the tools you'll need to service your bike if you do come up.

If you do decide to come up this way I would strongly advise you wait till the wet season has passed as most riding areas will be cut off during that time, will also be much cooler and more enjoyable for you also.
Thanks Zoro! I've heard that from so many people now that I guess I should heed the warnings... I was hoping to head up to Darwin in February and ship my bike to East Timor/Indonesia, but everyone says to wait! Guess I'll have to kill some time in NZ or Tasmania instead :) Oh darn!
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