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GazzaFish 11-26-2007 01:41 AM

Around the world advrider mascot relay - Bacon's journey
 
This is the offial blog for Bacon (the pig) travelling around the world by advrider relay. To read about the pre-trip planning or would like to be part of the relay, please say so here.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265066 and keep watch on where Bacon is up to around the world. if he gets close to your home, yell out. The above link also contains the rules for the relay although i'd like to think of them as 'guidelines' than rules.

So lets begin........:clap

GazzaFish 11-26-2007 01:46 AM

Intro
 
Hi All, My name is bacon and I LOVE riding co-pilot with any ADVRIDER members. I have no cash but am willing to help fund my trip around the world by posing in EVERY photo you put up to this trip report.

I entered this world arriving at gazzafish's house in melbourne, Australia on Oct 23rd 2007.
http://lh3.google.com/GazzaFish/Rx3c...8Medium%29.jpg

Hello everyone!!!!

Hope to meet you soon...

kodiakfrank 11-26-2007 02:28 AM

Go Pig Go!
 
:clap

GB 11-26-2007 03:49 AM

:lurk

GazzaFish 11-26-2007 04:58 AM

Day 1 - 24th Nov 2007 Total Km - 460
 
It was an early start for bacon on day 1. Bacon and I left my house at 5:50am.. I tried to talk bacon into riding in my tank bag but he wouldn't hear of it so I strapped him safely onto my rear rack. Bacon was wrapped. :D
http://lh6.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lN...28Large%29.jpg

We headed off through Geelong and towards the start of the ....
http://lh5.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lN...28Large%29.jpg

We continued on and the day was perfect. Virtually no traffic and the sun was shinning....
http://lh5.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lN...28Large%29.jpg

We got to lorne and continued onto Apollo Bay.
http://lh3.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lN...28Large%29.jpg
For those who dont know what the Great Ocean Road is like, I asked bacon to do some filming why I put the Dakar through its paces...
I tried to embed the video but couldnt get it to work so a link will have to suffice...
http://www.youtube.com/v/gWO7p8mSGgM

Then we managed to pass 10 speed signs in just over a minute...

http://www.youtube.com/v/S7M7co-u79w


We headed to Apollo Bay where we met up with fellow ADVRIDER Crozz. together, the three of us headed North into the Otway Ranges area. Bacon was loving it. he was already covered in dust from the dirt roads and you couldn't get the smile off his face...literally. :D

We stopped at a mobile tower for a quick look..
http://lh4.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lO...28Large%29.jpg
and then to check the map..

http://lh6.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lN...28Large%29.jpg

Of course Bacon didnt believe we knew where we were going so he had to check it out...

http://lh5.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lO...28Large%29.jpg

He was happy we werent lost.
http://lh3.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lO...28Large%29.jpg


Bacon couldn't stop taking his eyes off the advrider sticker. i think he'd really love to have his own badge...:D
http://lh4.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lO...28Large%29.jpg

It was then a very casual ride back to my house. Bacon was very pleased with his first outing and can;t wait to hook up with prestonpaul for his trip heading North..

Stay tuned......:D

Starting Km's - 0
Finish Km's - 460

Krusty ... 11-26-2007 06:47 AM

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Putts 11-26-2007 06:53 AM

Wow! It's great to be pert of a community that's got some serious priorities!

Go, Bacon Go!

freeflow 11-26-2007 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Putts
Wow! It's great to be pert of a community that's got some serious priorities!

Go, Bacon Go!


priorities or issues, it is all perspective :thumb

:thumb :lurk

wishing safe travels to all who travel with Bacon!

furndog 11-26-2007 09:35 AM

Hope Bacon can meet Adventure Kitty some day.

Squeaky 11-26-2007 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by furndog
Hope Bacon can meet Adventure Kitty some day.

Spank the Monkey wants to hang out with him too! :clap

gonzomup 11-26-2007 05:47 PM

Hooray for Bacon! Mr. Happy Puppet is looking forward to a riding partner!

Whoever ends up taking him through W Montana should try to get Bacon across Beartooth Pass. He might get a bit chilly, but I think he'll like the views!

Bohdan

SaPPeR 11-26-2007 06:18 PM

we should start a frapper map of some kind to track BACON's progress =)

Putts 11-26-2007 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GazzaFish
Of course Bacon didnt believe we knew where we were going so he had to check it out...

http://lh5.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lO...28Large%29.jpg

He was happy we werent lost.
http://lh3.google.com/GazzaFish/R0lO...28Large%29.jpg

I can't friggen wait! I can't friggen believe I'm gonna be able to spend the next year or so watching a pig puppet go around the world! I can't believe I'm so friggen excited about it! Friggen, yay!

:lurk:lurk:lurk


So, just "north"? Does prestonpaul have a plan? What time is he going to have Miss Bacon in his tent by at night? ANd what the HELL is he doing taking her into the Outback on a motorcycle and sleeping with her in a tent! IF it's sleeping at all. Harumph!

:ddog

Holy Moly, I'm going to spend the next year worried sick about a pink pig puppet!

:(::rayof:tb I begin to fear for my sanity. :flug

strom thingie 11-26-2007 10:16 PM

GO PIG, GO!!!:clap :clap :clap

boottothedoor 11-26-2007 11:53 PM

Woo Pig!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Putts
I can't friggen wait! I can't friggen believe I'm gonna be able to spend the next year or so watching a pig puppet go around the world! I can't believe I'm so friggen excited about it! Friggen, yay!

I totally agree! :clap Go Bacon!


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