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Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:18 pm
by Digger
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I sacrificed a pool noodle to help protect the bike for those times I had to use ‘public transport’. I think it paid off. Lightweight, effective and only a few minutes to prep the bike.


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Saigon traffic on arrival. It would’ve been a nightmare to navigate into the city if I had chosen to ride.



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Sourced a bike box (100,000VND, ($6AUD robbin’ bastards lol)) so the trip must be coming to an end. Fly out Monday, home early Tuesday.


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I’ve gotta replace the flag. This one won’t survive another trip. This flag has done Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, The Munda Biddi, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia (some countries more then once). Not to mention Lake Joondalup a few time whilst training. Gunna have to find a suitable way of disposing of it (maybe draped over my chest in my coffin lol).

See you on the other side.

:P

(Back to work Slackers)

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:45 pm
by Digger
G'Day Slackers,

Treat yourself...

Video of my recent cycling tour thru Laos and Vietnam.

2,000 km over 5 weeks.



Back to work Slackers...

:P

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:11 pm
by Swampy
Brilliant Steve, Great effort and fantastic footage!!

Swampy

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:13 pm
by Bozo
Steve

Another excellent adventure and production. Very enjoyable to watch.

Some of the interest in the trailer could be the reticulated straps.

Amazing to see you passing motorcycles and buses on the descents. I suppose after pumping all that energy into ascending you don't want to dissipate it by braking.

Bozo

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:36 am
by Robbo
Another great trip and video Steve.
Great to watch.
Robbo.

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:28 am
by Goldie1
Well done on doing another great video Digger and congratulations an another mighty ride. How’s your young bloke going.

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:01 pm
by Digger
Goldie1 wrote:How’s your young bloke going.

He was gutted to have to throw in the towel but also realised there was little point in continuing. He has got over it now and as long as he doesn’t over work the knee he is ok. He will get a bit toey when he knows I’m already working on next years trip (Taiwan).
:P

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:57 pm
by Digger
G’day Slackers,

Well, time to get off the couch again. I’m goin’ on a ten day shake down ‘drive’ with the 4WD Club to ‘test my systems’ before a much larger six week trip later in the year. Depart Easter Friday and be back Sunday 28th. Going to Bremer Bay first and then Esperance and probably return via Hyden.

So much to do; so little time.

SPOT Link is here:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... UCtYLNPufa

SPOT activated from Friday morning.

:P

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:58 pm
by Digger
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Oops, not enough momentum trying to cross Beaufort Inlet.
Bummer. :oops:

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:13 pm
by Digger
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Another Hilux stuck...but not me this time. This one struggled to get off the beach.
:P

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:53 am
by Digger
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Dawn Service - Esperance
Lest we forget.

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:24 pm
by Digger
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Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, east of Esperance.


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Wave...gotta head back to Perth, produce a video (BMW Safari, then pack for an extended 4WD trip thru the Outback.

Watch this space.

:P

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:53 pm
by Digger
G'Day Slackers...time to get off the couch again.

Myself and a small group of others (including His Royal Griceness) will be departing for an Outback 4WD Adventure leaving from Perth on Saturday 1 June. We should be gone for about 6 weeks all up if things go according to plan.

Proposed route is as follows;

Perth to Kalgoorlie and then onto Laverton.
Laverton to Uluru via Great Central Road.
Uluru to Mount Dare and cross the Simpson Desert to Birdsville (if it is passable..currently closed due to flooding from TC Trevor earlier this year).
Birdsville north to Boulia.
Boulia to Alice Springs via the Donahue and Plenty Highways.
Alice Springs to Halls Creek via the Tanami Track.
Halls Creek to Wiluna via the Canning Stock Route.

Photo of proposed route attached.

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SPOT Tracker activated from Saturday morning, 1 June. SPOT Link is here;
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... UCtYLNPufa

I'll update as we progress (when I have a signal).

See you on the other side.
:P

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:10 pm
by Digger
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Life on the road...in this case, Great Central Road.


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Packing up after a bush camp. It’s a bit harder to find suitable locations for 6 4WD’s but we manage. We have been blessed by great weather albeit cold and some days with strong winds.

Re: New Year's Resolution

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm
by Digger
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Giles Breakaway...Great Central Road.


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Ol’ mate Len Bedeal’s grader used to help make 6,000 miles of Outback roads and tracks for us modern day Adventurers to explore. This is parked at the Giles weather station...used for gathering meteorological data for rocket testing from Woomera during the 1950’s and 60’s.