Speed Week and Beyond

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Re: Speed Week and Beyond

Postby Digger » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:50 pm

Day 10 update cont...

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I decided to take the easy option and stay in a $30 room at the Coburn Hotel on the SA/NSW Border. $30 don’t get you much but at least I was off the ground for a night.


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I rode thru Banjo Patterson country today. He spent time in the military during WW1 and retired a Major. He was a lot taller than I expected.

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Re: Speed Week and Beyond

Postby KoosWA » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:53 am

He was also a journalist in the Anglo-Boer war in South Africa. I recently read some of his extensive and detailed dispatches in a two volume biography. Fascinating as my grandfather was in a concentration camp some of that time, he was 9-11 years old during the war. My great grandfather was a commando out and about in the veld living off the land. Eventually captured and sent to a PoW camp in Bermuda, which he luckily survived. The same farm was in our family from 1883 through the war[s] till 2019.

Steve I see you're heading to the Gold Coast some time. I work between GC and Brisbane and live in Coolum. You're welcome to come around to the Sunshine Coast when you get back. I'll show you around the hinterland. The DR is in for major heart surgery, but should be back in April. I'll be in Perth over Easter until 10 April.
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Re: Speed Week and Beyond

Postby Digger » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:37 am

G’day Slackers,

Update - End of this Chapter.
I have arrived at my destination, Newcastle NSW, to finish this chapter. I will leave the bike here in temporary storage and fly back to Perth for a few weeks. After that I will return to commence a new chapter; a 5 day supported bike ride with 200 other Riders conducted by Moto Trekkin from the Hunter Valley to the Gold Coast commencing in April.
Watch this space.


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Sometimes it’s the weird stuff that catches your attention when on the tour!


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Birdstrike. I hope it wasn’t on the endangered list.



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Before


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After.
Rear tyres are expensive and don’t last very long on these big Adventure bikes. I do like to get my monies worth out of each tyre. Unfortunately I’ll have to scrap this one before the supported bike ride. Pity...I reckon there was still a bit of life left in this one.


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So much to do; so little time.

See you on the other side.

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Re: Speed Week and Beyond

Postby Digger » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:42 am

KoosWA wrote:Steve I see you're heading to the Gold Coast some time. I work between GC and Brisbane and live in Coolum. You're welcome to come around to the Sunshine Coast when you get back. I'll show you around the hinterland. The DR is in for major heart surgery, but should be back in April. I'll be in Perth over Easter until 10 April.


Hi Koos, the supported ride dates are 18-23 April. From there I hope to store the bike in Brisbane and return to collect it in time for the BMW Safari Enduro from Longreach to Toowoomba. That will be in August. We can liaise closer to the day to sort out the detail.
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Re: Speed Week and Beyond

Postby Digger » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:51 pm

G'day Slackers,

Join this ol’ fool as he crosses a Continent all in the name of Adventure. In this video, Steve goes to Speed Week, an annual event held in Outback South Australia, to witness Riders/Drivers trying to improve on their previous personal best by getting an extra few km/hr out of their machines.
Grab ya gear; lets go!



Now get back to work!

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Re: Speed Week and Beyond

Postby Swampy » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:16 am

Yet another cameo performance by Mongrel Dog Enterprises Founder/Producer/Director and Star Cecil B Digger!!

Special mention is made for the person responsible the extensive Wardrobe and the Research and Development team that went into producing yet another fine production!!

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