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Post  Chalkie on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 6:57 pm

Left Gus and Carol in Kenilworth after stealing a Yammie Diversion from them, down the Bruce mixing it with lunatic four wheelers. A young Asian woman cut straight across four lanes missing my front wheel by what felt like a metre. Mad breaking first followed by colourful abuse, not that she heard me.

Arrived at Cornubia and an old mate's place who was in a motorbike stunt team with me. As I don't have any mementos from that time he was able to give me some extra photos of the team. Had a great night telling lies and remembering how much better we used to be - better than reality ever was!

Today arrived at Lennox Head and staying in Hotel Canvas at the local caravan park. Another gentle 200km down the highway tomorrow.
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Post  Chook on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 7:28 pm

Glad you're enjoying the new ride Chalkie, but 350km in 2 days, you are allowed to use more than a tank full of fuel every couple of days, at this rate you'll be able to hook up with mm and I in Sydney late March, we should get there about the same time you pass through at that pace Wink
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Post  Chalkie on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 8:33 pm

Cheeky bugger Chook! I'm On holidays and coasting
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Post  Chalkie on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 7:09 pm

Sorry Chook, another one tank wander today. At the Corindi Beach caravan park. Great facilities but blowing a gale.
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Post  Chook on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 8:22 pm

@Chalkie wrote:Sorry Chook, another one tank wander today. At the Corindi Beach caravan park. Great facilities but blowing a gale.

Laughing Laughing

just as long as you're having a great time!!
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Post  Chalkie on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 8:51 pm

That's what it's all about Chook! I'll have to see if I can ride up to where you'll meet MM - can't get the time to go all the way but would be good to put a face to all the jokes you put up. Also hoping to catch up again with Gus and Carol at the Superbikes at the Island.
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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 9:29 pm

@Chalkie wrote:Sorry Chook, another one tank wander today. At the Corindi Beach caravan park. Great facilities but blowing a gale.

My brother lives there in Corindi Park Drive. Nice part of the world.

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Post  paul on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 10:20 pm

@Chalkie wrote:Sorry Chook, another one tank wander today. At the Corindi Beach caravan park. Great facilities but blowing a gale.
Maybe if you only half filled your tank at a time it may give the illusion of going further because you would be putting petrol in more often     Laughing

If I remember correctly , they have a 24 ltr tank & run pretty economically so you tend to get a long way on a tank anyway ( I had one for a few years ............very underrated bike )

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Post  Chalkie on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 7:16 am

Thanks for the suggestion Paul - not sure Chook would fall for it!Evil or Very Mad The problem is me - dehydrated yesterday and of all places was cramping in the hands. Had to pull off for awhile and enjoy the scenery before heading off again. Next problem - rain is forecast and I didn't pack wet weather gear Embarassed and I hate packing up wet tents.
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Post  Chook on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 7:29 am

Keep your fluids up, drink plenty before you start and do regular water stops in this weather
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Post  madmax on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 8:33 am

@Chalkie wrote:That's what it's all about Chook! I'll have to see if I can ride up to where you'll meet MM - can't get the time to go all the way but would be good to put a face to all the jokes you put up. Also hoping to catch up again with Gus and Carol at the Superbikes at the Island.
We're planning on meeting up at Wagga

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Post  gus on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 8:46 am

Warm enough for you ? Tasmania isn't sound too bad now is it . Razz
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Post  Chook on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 10:24 am

@madmax wrote:
@Chalkie wrote:That's what it's all about Chook! I'll have to see if I can ride up to where you'll meet MM - can't get the time to go all the way but would be good to put a face to all the jokes you put up. Also hoping to catch up again with Gus and Carol at the Superbikes at the Island.
We're planning on meeting up at Wagga
I was going to ride over into the hills and meet you before Albury / Wodonga somewhere, then ride up to Wagga with you
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Post  madmax on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 3:43 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chalkie wrote:That's what it's all about Chook! I'll have to see if I can ride up to where you'll meet MM - can't get the time to go all the way but would be good to put a face to all the jokes you put up. Also hoping to catch up again with Gus and Carol at the Superbikes at the Island.
We're planning on meeting up at Wagga
I was going to ride over into the hills and meet you before Albury / Wodonga somewhere, then ride up to Wagga with you

My bad,

I'll be coming up through Mansfield then Whitfield then over to Wangaratta. Wang to Albury via the Hume. Met you somewhere along there

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Post  Chalkie on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 7:11 pm

Should have read the hydration advice yesterday!  Was pushing along and not stopping, 42+ degrees and with roadworks everywhere and restricted speed limits ranging between 40 kph to 80kph, i was out in it for too long. I got to Bonny Hills absolutely knackered. You're right Gus (smart a.) Tassie sounds pretty good at the moment. On the other hand, the Yammie is running brilliantly. 

Can check out the Honda in Ringwood if you like if its still there. You could ride it home.
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Post  Chook on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 8:11 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chalkie wrote:That's what it's all about Chook! I'll have to see if I can ride up to where you'll meet MM - can't get the time to go all the way but would be good to put a face to all the jokes you put up. Also hoping to catch up again with Gus and Carol at the Superbikes at the Island.
We're planning on meeting up at Wagga
I was going to ride over into the hills and meet you before Albury / Wodonga somewhere, then ride up to Wagga with you

My bad,

I'll be coming up through Mansfield then Whitfield then over to Wangaratta. Wang to Albury via the Hume. Met you somewhere along there

Not going Yackandandah now? (that was the last text), maybe I'll just meet you at Wangaratta then, 1/2 hr up the road from my 1st night
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Post  madmax on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 8:41 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chalkie wrote:That's what it's all about Chook! I'll have to see if I can ride up to where you'll meet MM - can't get the time to go all the way but would be good to put a face to all the jokes you put up. Also hoping to catch up again with Gus and Carol at the Superbikes at the Island.
We're planning on meeting up at Wagga
I was going to ride over into the hills and meet you before Albury / Wodonga somewhere, then ride up to Wagga with you

My bad,

I'll be coming up through Mansfield then Whitfield then over to Wangaratta. Wang to Albury via the Hume. Met you somewhere along there

Not going Yackandandah now? (that was the last text), maybe I'll just meet you at Wangaratta then, 1/2 hr up the road from my 1st night

Can't be fixed to a route mate, just winging it Very Happy
Work it out on the day.
Mansfield - Whitfield rd is a must though.

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Post  Chalkie on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 6:39 pm

Chook, I came through Sydney calling your name at every bike shop and drinking hole I passed but you never answered me. lol!
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Post  Chalkie on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 6:43 pm

Stopped in Nowra caravan park last night. I have been in some feral camps in my time but last night takes the cake. Tonight in Eden and tomorrow night Lakes Entrance.
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