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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,088
Posted By Keef
Could the squirt even reach-up to your chin? - I...

Could the squirt even reach-up to your chin? - I very much doubt it.



Bigfella, nowadays whenever I get confronted with an oncoming, overtaking vehicle, trying to squeeze through on my side of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,088
Posted By Keef
Nate - there's mixed reports about Mr Lim's...

Nate - there's mixed reports about Mr Lim's service. More than a few say he's stopped dealing with this shipping route; one or two others reckon he's still operating, especially the Indo to ~~> Malay...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,088
Posted By Keef
Hey Ian, I'm still wondering how you're planning...

Hey Ian, I'm still wondering how you're planning on getting across the Straight of Malacca. Got anything organised yet? Thing is, according to reports over on the HUBB...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 536,040
Posted By Keef
Hey Simon, on a scale of 1-10, what did you and...

Hey Simon, on a scale of 1-10, what did you and Lisa think of the road condition(s) from Sumbawa Besar to ~~> Bima?

BTW, sections of Flores roads are seriously really twisty (see below) .. :eek1...
Forum: Asia 04-13-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By Keef
Andy - you are too kind. Damn shame you...

Andy - you are too kind.

Damn shame you won't be around next month though .. :(:

If all goes well, then we should be arriving on Java (from Bali) around about May-23rd. I have a loose itinerary...
Forum: Asia 04-05-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By Keef
:clap Hey Andy .. you're from FALMOUTH ? ...

:clap Hey Andy .. you're from FALMOUTH ?

I'm in Newquay right now, but will be riding through Java, from Bali, next month (May).

Any proper-job pasty shops in jogja?

Cheers

KEITH
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Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,088
Posted By Keef
G’day Bigfella .. and a belated Happy New Year to...

G’day Bigfella .. and a belated Happy New Year to you .. :1drink

For what it’s worth, me an’ Er Indoors are planning on going back for 2-3 months and riding through the northern Thai-Malay...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Keef
Blimey! What great footage .. :clap Well...

Blimey! What great footage .. :clap

Well done mate. I enjoyed the ride-along.

Thanks

KEITH

Btw, what headcam was that? (cuz its high quality, for sure)
Forum: Asia 12-08-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5,811
Views: 796,283
Posted By Keef
Hell YEAH!! .. :D See you in early June next...

Hell YEAH!! .. :D

See you in early June next year .. :clap


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Forum: Asia 12-07-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5,811
Views: 796,283
Posted By Keef
Mike Just pulled-the-trigger on our flight...

Mike

Just pulled-the-trigger on our flight back down to Indonesia. Will be in Bali again on Monday May-14th next year to pick up where we left off.

10-14 days in-and-around Bali, before...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2011, 04:46 AM
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Views: 179,088
Posted By Keef
Don't forget that it was also our pleasure...

Don't forget that it was also our pleasure sharing time with you too. Ellen & I missed you after leaving Dili - and indeed were really hoping that you would show-up down/around Denpasar, Bali, just...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,088
Posted By Keef
G'day Ian Nice write-up mate. Keep it coming...

G'day Ian

Nice write-up mate. Keep it coming .. :D

We're back in pommieland .. and have been now for more than a month, but your story is conjuring-up some good memories.

Maybe catcha again...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 1,853,000
Posted By Keef
Thank you Margus & Kariina, I have learned so...

Thank you Margus & Kariina, I have learned so much from you. Overland travellers (+ photo techniques) extraordinaire.

We're slowly following in your tyre tracks.

Best wishes

Keith & Ellen
Forum: Asia 11-05-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5,811
Views: 796,283
Posted By Keef
Hi Mike I shipped out of Bali just over three...

Hi Mike I shipped out of Bali just over three weeks ago, on October-14th. Now back home in the Old Country (England).

I've been studying the 2012 calendar - and reckon that Ill be heading back...
Forum: Asia 11-05-2011, 10:29 AM
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Views: 796,283
Posted By Keef
Laugh Hey Mike, I'm on nearly the same sorta route,...

Hey Mike, I'm on nearly the same sorta route, here's my track so far (up from Darwin NT):

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PMLXnDG/0/L/i-PMLXnDG-L.jpg


When are you thinking of getting back...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 536,040
Posted By Keef
HA! .. :D Chris and lovely mum, Judy - or...

HA! .. :D

Chris and lovely mum, Judy - or should I say 'mom' - THE original totally altruistic host and hostess ... and the bestest steak BBQ-ers in the whole of Pennsylvania.

Hey Chris! How...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 536,040
Posted By Keef
Best Wishes Lisa, for a full and rapid recovery. ...

Best Wishes Lisa, for a full and rapid recovery.

[that sentiment goes for Simon's bike too]

Also really sad to learn of your [Lisa's] recent loss. My condolences.

I was really really hoping...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
@ Ian and Andras: Now in Labuan Bajo,...

@ Ian and Andras:

Now in Labuan Bajo, Western Flores.

Bloody AWESOME roads and tracks here and around Central-Western Flores. You guys are going to have a blast riding through. Best EVER!! .....
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
.. and here's the version of the same pic I got...

.. and here's the version of the same pic I got on my camera! .. :huh

http://keithooper.smugmug.com/Travel/Aug-Sept-Oct-2011/i-f2sFhQ5/0/L/P9050627-1-L.jpg

Hey mate ..

.. :fyyff .. to you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Andras - we'll be at the Excelsior Thursday a.m....

Andras - we'll be at the Excelsior Thursday a.m. Hell, we're sleeping there tomorrow (Wed) night! If you're catching the early flight up, the one that arrives at 06:30, then you could even be at the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Thanks for the update Phil - and good luck with...

Thanks for the update Phil - and good luck with the new job. Good decision to turn around; you got your priorities in the right order .. :nod

[BTW, I did leave a brief welcome msg on your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
I'm in Darwin too .. .. with a flat...

I'm in Darwin too ..

.. with a flat battery!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Will do Andras. Safe travels meanwhile. ...

Will do Andras.

Safe travels meanwhile.


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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Do you guys think you'll make the Thursday-18th...

Do you guys think you'll make the Thursday-18th cut-off date, for the 24th sailing? [effectively just 3-4 days remaining.]

It's deffo the September-4th sailing for me .. with the cut-off date at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Good point. I got the carnet + rego docs up here...

Good point. I got the carnet + rego docs up here with me, which I'll be bringing down in two weeks' time. So the idea of the bike shipping-out sans this essential paperwork is a non-starter.

Yep,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Damn kind offer Phil. Goodonya mate .. :thumb ...

Damn kind offer Phil. Goodonya mate .. :thumb

You’re right; my bike is currently stored at a friend's place in Palmerston, which is about 20 km south of the city CBD.

BUT just like Andras I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
This is not an option for me Balia. I don't...

This is not an option for me Balia. I don't arrive in Darwin (from London) until Saturday-20th.

I've been watching these schedules since Mon-11th July, when the 'end of August' sailing(s) first...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
@ Andras et al Ive just noticed that the...

@ Andras et al Ive just noticed that the Perkins (now renamed Toll) cargo ship were focused on has been re-scheduled - link...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Good questions on the HUBB - nice post .. :nod ...

Good questions on the HUBB - nice post .. :nod

I'm also over there too on a regular basis, so I'll keep tracks on any replies you get.


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Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Andras Back in mid-May Perkins quoted me a...

Andras

Back in mid-May Perkins quoted me a minimum of AU$350 (+ port handling fees) for the bike uncrated (and therefore vulnerable). This was only guaranteed for 30 days, so could be different...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
That's fantastic. What a stroke of luck (and good...

That's fantastic. What a stroke of luck (and good timing), eh?

I'll broadly be following in your tracks, although I'm taking it much much slower. Maybe up to > 3 years to get the bike up to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,754
Posted By Keef
Hey k0diak Are you hoping to catch this...

Hey k0diak

Are you hoping to catch this Perkins boat out of Darwin? Details:

Vessel: Thor Libra
Voyage Number: TL008
Cut Off Cargo: 3pm Thur 25-Aug
ETD DRW: 31-Aug
ETA DILI: 01-Sep
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,084
Posted By Keef
Great! .. You gotta date .. :D See you in...

Great! .. You gotta date .. :D

See you in three months' time (circa mid-October). Let's keep in touch.

KEITH

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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,084
Posted By Keef
Thumb Just What The Doctor Ordered! ..

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post this RR Monty, which is just the ticket ... :thumb ..

.. as I'll be island-hopping and heading west to Bali (from East Timor) in seven weeks' time. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 1,853,000
Posted By Keef
Your photo techniques /skills are textbook...

Your photo techniques /skills are textbook perfection Margus. Thanks for sharing.

All the best

KEITH

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Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,517,416
Posted By Keef
Yes Nate, see you there. BTW, you might...

Yes Nate, see you there.

BTW, you might remember the last time we met (for a pint) was last September in Peterborough.

All the best

KEITH
.. down in Cornwall

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Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By Keef
Yep, me too .. well, Friday-18th (the day before...

Yep, me too .. well, Friday-18th (the day before that) to be precise.

A sensational experience:

http://keithooper.smugmug.com/Travel/Australia-2011/P1020509/1218189187_hRNyd-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 536,040
Posted By Keef
Terrific!

The standard of editing is already absolutely first class. Bloody well done chaps .. :clap
If you weave-in some more candidly personal footage – yunno, the 'human element' stuff – then I'm sure...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 536,040
Posted By Keef
Luvving this thread Simon & Lisa .. :D BUT...

Luvving this thread Simon & Lisa .. :D

BUT - any piccies with this last post? Only I'm not seeing any if there are supposed to be some accompanying your narrative - neither viewed through Mozilla...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-19-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2,668
Views: 353,901
Posted By Keef
http://keithooper.smugmug.com/Travel/North-Island-...

http://keithooper.smugmug.com/Travel/North-Island-New-Zealand-March/P1000316/512467699_PRaPd-XL.jpg

Raglan, North Island, New Zealand
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