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Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Gadget_65
Charles Lindburg said "Never fly the "A" model of...

Charles Lindburg said "Never fly the "A" model of anything"

The Gopro 3 has three selectable angles of view, "Narrow, medium and the original wide". I too find the original wide angle only camera...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Gadget_65
Get yourself a GoPro. Waterproof to over 60...

Get yourself a GoPro. Waterproof to over 60 metres, full HD 1080p and 12mp stills. They have been found by scuba divers after being lost at sea for five years still functional. Fallen from skydivers...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
Wow, just posted that one and found that the...

Wow, just posted that one and found that the re-run of Planet of the Apes was on TV as I sent it. Queue Twilight zone music.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 06:22 AM
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Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
[QUOTE=lightcycle;24260702] ...

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"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came..."

"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,048
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Posted By Gadget_65
Yeah, I was just thinking you guys are not...

Yeah, I was just thinking you guys are not covering a lot of ground, I've been following since the start but boy the pace is getting slow. If it wasn't for the great photography and the brilliant...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
Talking Thanks and Merry Christmas

Hi Gene and Neda,

Thanks for over a year of entertaining reporting. I have greatly enjoyed following your journey from the start and admire your great photography and wit. :clap

I hope you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
Wow, I read that and thought "WTF, they got...

Wow, I read that and thought "WTF, they got sponsorship? I could be doing this with sponsorship!" Then "Wow that sounds familiar." Then "Oh, I get it, another funny reference."

Love the humour...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
Love the "Princess Bride" reference. Made me...

Love the "Princess Bride" reference. Made me laugh out loud :rofl. Lucky, those rodents of unusual size can be more dangerous than sting rays. A man was killed by a beaver in Bellaruse this week!
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
Wow, coincidentally within 30 minutes of my last...

Wow, coincidentally within 30 minutes of my last post re the sting rays I saw "River Monsters" on ABC television in Australia showing the hunt for Giant fresh water sting rays in Thailand. They even...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
You'd have to be very unlucky. Steve Irwin was...

You'd have to be very unlucky. Steve Irwin was only the third death by sting ray on record in Australia, but there was an American case soon after where the victim survived because the barb was left...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,083
Posted By Gadget_65
Killer Rays

Great RR. I have been following since the start and really appreciate the great photography, well written report and the time you must spend creating and uploading it.

But I must say I was...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-28-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 75,789
Posted By Gadget_65
Wow, I did it! :clap Thanks to FrankS and...

Wow, I did it! :clap

Thanks to FrankS and Pretbek for taking the time to take and post the photos and instructions.

I bought the correct sized digitiser from goodsupply0889 on ebay from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,543
Posted By Gadget_65
I lived in Newman in the 80's and spent many a...

I lived in Newman in the 80's and spent many a weekend at the Haersley Range (Karijini) National Park. We would stop at the Wittenoom pub and stock up on ice before camping at Dales, Weeno or...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
Great RR. Loved following your progress. Sad to...

Great RR. Loved following your progress. Sad to see it come to an end, but happy you reached your goal safe and sound. Thanks for keeping us all entertained and finishing the RR. Had us worried when...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
I was suprised to see this as I didn't know they...

I was suprised to see this as I didn't know they had reptiles like this in Europe. We have plenty down here in Oz. So I looked it up and found it appears to be a Spotted Salamander. What an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
I suspect you're right. With the other wires that...

I suspect you're right. With the other wires that have broken repeatedly, that is highly likely. It would also explain the variations in time it takes to reoccur. The wire may be making enough...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
Funny my brother-in-law said this exact same...

Funny my brother-in-law said this exact same thing to me last weekend when I was telling him about your RR. He used to have a KTM. He said he thought KTM didn't want the bad publicity that would have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
Wow John, seems like a long time ago, but it was...

Wow John, seems like a long time ago, but it was less than ten months ago. Since then I have installed HID spotlights, Whistler Radar Detector, Admore LED lights in my GIVI E41 side cases, PC8 Power...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
I'd buy the book and the DVD. Make it so. You...

I'd buy the book and the DVD. Make it so. You show us all why a positive attitude leads to a positive outcome. Keep up the great work and enjoy the journey.
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
Another good reason to take the time to write a...

Another good reason to take the time to write a great ride report, get a BIG following and you get a BIG support crew. Somewhere in this world-wide community, someone will have a TPS to lend, donate...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,641
Posted By Gadget_65
In the remote north west of Australia corrugated...

In the remote north west of Australia corrugated dirt roads would cause beer cans to rub though against each other. You get lots of empty cans with rip tops in place. A guy once told me he wrapped...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 645,617
Posted By Gadget_65
Well, this is just an example of two immature,...

Well, this is just an example of two immature, irresponsible youths, doing irresponsible and dangerous things in a foreign country with little regard for their own personal safety. F#%$, wish I was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,142
Posted By Gadget_65
Great RR Skyguy. I was there in '08 standing in...

Great RR Skyguy. I was there in '08 standing in some of the same photo spots and visiting the same hardware store. Took the same route around the south island by car with wife+3 kids in August with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 501,230
Posted By Gadget_65
Did anyone else notice the woman's face in the...

Did anyone else notice the woman's face in the snow on the peak directly above the right hand side bike?
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
Gee's, John, don't stop now! Go ride somewhere...

Gee's, John, don't stop now! Go ride somewhere else. I want to keep reading and looking at your pics.

I have to thank you (or Sheila) for your company on the ride up to Broome and helping me...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
[quote=Archie55]Rarely did the wildlife scatter...

[quote=Archie55]Rarely did the wildlife scatter so convincingly as this flock of crows when I blasted past them.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
There is an airstrip at Kumarina. I've landed...

There is an airstrip at Kumarina. I've landed there myself several times. The direction he disappeared in was towards that airstrip, so I assume he was heading for that strip. It is also common...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
Great whale shots, John. I think the quality is...

Great whale shots, John. I think the quality is fine considering the circumstances.

A couple of corrections due. The birds were Osprey. We do have white breasted sea eagles up here, but they are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
John, did you not recognise a high performance...

John, did you not recognise a high performance (1000cc) knee sliding turn on what was obviously one of the tightest curves above the 26 parallel? It felt like I was out a lot further at the time....
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
Can't believe you were taking photos...

Can't believe you were taking photos whileovertaking the road trains. :eek1 Crazeeee Man! I was holdinding tight with both hands preparing for the shock wave at the prime mover end. Then again, with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,988
Posted By Gadget_65
Well done, John. Nice report. Makes it sound...

Well done, John. Nice report. Makes it sound really interesting when you can read about the day in a few minutes. I seem to remember a lot of long straight hours between those pics.

Can't wait...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Gadget_65
Thanks for the good advice, Scobs. At 314kg...

Thanks for the good advice, Scobs. At 314kg before I load it up, I definately wouldn't want to be trying to bump start it at all, let alone in the lovely tropical "sweat season".

Funny I was...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Gadget_65
Ride Prep Broome to Perth?

The biggest ride I've done is just 400km Broome, WA to Fitzroy Crossing. Didn't even have to plan for corners that time.

Now I'm thinking of riding my Suzuki M109R from Broome to Perth (about...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By Gadget_65
Looks like a great trip Andrew. Funny, when I saw...

Looks like a great trip Andrew. Funny, when I saw the campsite I thought about those damn trees and the danger they present dropping the odd branch on a tent, but a whole tree...yikes!
I can relate...
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