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Forum: Europe 08-21-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By mattmbishop
Hein Gerike is on Verdistrasse, just off the A8. ...

Hein Gerike is on Verdistrasse, just off the A8.
http://www.hein-gericke-sued.de/Muenchen/

Was there two weeks ago picking up a set of leathers for the girlfriend, hell of a good deal for pants...
Forum: Europe 08-01-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By mattmbishop
Howdy Rick, I'm living in Galway at the...

Howdy Rick,
I'm living in Galway at the moment. No large bike shops here, only a couple of smaller ones, Ivors and Bick Tech. I get my riding gear from the UK via the internet.

You may have...
Forum: Australia 07-25-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By mattmbishop
Maybe it's time to start countering one set of...

Maybe it's time to start countering one set of stats with another, don't say you ride a bike because you like the risks (even if that's one of the things we like about motos) as that's perceived by...
Forum: Australia 07-24-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By mattmbishop
It's actually got a surprising amount of detail....

It's actually got a surprising amount of detail. We had the Hema Great Desert Tracks series as well(http://www.exploroz.com/Shop/DisplayItems.asp?CategoryID=1&ClassID=74&ItemID=41) and I'd say that...
Forum: Australia 07-24-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By mattmbishop
I met a guy that's done the CSR unsupported. He...

I met a guy that's done the CSR unsupported. He was carrying 55 litres of fuel, and had a fuel dump at the half way mark. He also had 10 litres of water, and was wearing a 20-30kg pack on his back...
Forum: Europe 07-12-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By mattmbishop
I'll be in Munich, Germany for the start of the...

I'll be in Munich, Germany for the start of the second week of August and somewhere around Venice, Italy by the 10th. Travelling Germany/Italy via Salzberg, Austria and riding two-up on a TDM850....
Forum: Europe 07-12-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By mattmbishop
Cheap GPS unit

If you've seen them tomtom riders and the like, but can't quite fork out the £400 they're worth at the mo, I got a low-cost solution.

Maplin at the moment are selling a GPS unit called the Aytobe...
Forum: Europe 07-12-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,550
Posted By mattmbishop
gidday jessica, not as expensive as you'd think...

gidday jessica,
not as expensive as you'd think to ship to Europe (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tripplan/transport/shipping.php), maybe $1000 US.

A month IS way too short, you'll only just...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By mattmbishop
I guess what you're talkin' about is a 12 month...

I guess what you're talkin' about is a 12 month working holiday visa. Official information is here:
http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/417/index.htm

What you're looking for is this:...
Forum: Europe 05-30-2007, 03:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,855
Posted By mattmbishop
Ah, yeah. I'm here for 12 months though so...

Ah, yeah.

I'm here for 12 months though so I should get some use outa them. I've had the CBX for 4 months now and I wasn't gonna buy the TDM but it was cheap and I've always wanted one.
Forum: Europe 05-23-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,855
Posted By mattmbishop
Gidday, I'm in Galway fer the rest of the...

Gidday,
I'm in Galway fer the rest of the year, came over from NZ for a while.

Riding an old CBX750 and just got a not quite so old TDM850, see below:...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
The last two weblogs for the trip: ...

The last two weblogs for the trip:

http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/10/229-musgrave-to-tip.html

http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/10/259-tip-back-to-cairns.html

From here,...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
Next report: ...

Next report:

http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/10/209-starke-river-to-laura.html

The rest to follow in the next day or two, I think. It's a bit hard to write, too many destractions at...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
We're back down from the Cape, reports to be...

We're back down from the Cape, reports to be written in the next week or so. I've got the first one up:

http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/09/189-port-douglas-to-starke-river.html

We had...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
Question Cheers Guys, We'll be up in Cairns tomorrow...

Cheers Guys,
We'll be up in Cairns tomorrow and then heading up the Cape by the end of the week I reckon.

Anyone got any up to date info on the conditions of the tracks up there, any...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
Latest updates: Alice, down the Old...

Latest updates:

Alice, down the Old Ghan/Finke Desert Race track to Dalhousie
http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/09/188-alice-to-dalhousie.html

The Simpson Desert Crossing...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
Site updated, I've put up the last two weeks...

Site updated, I've put up the last two weeks since Kal.

http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/weblog.htm

Seems like we're stuck in Alice for the next week or so waiting for gearbox parts, unless...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/07/kalgoor...

http://www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz/2006/07/kalgoorlie.html

Cheers Steve, made it out of Perth just fine.

Desmonc, I'll keep my eyes out for ya.

And thanks for the feedback on the site.
...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
Cheers Guys, I'll make sure to put up a post when...

Cheers Guys, I'll make sure to put up a post when we update.

Well, we've got to Perth and got our bikes back. Should be heading out in a couple of days.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By mattmbishop
XRL, finally ready to go

Howdy,
I posted in this thread a few months back as I was getting my bike ready to ride across Aussie.

Well, we've got it all done now and our bikes are on their way to Perth. We've got a...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By mattmbishop
Across Aussie, Perth to Cape York

Howdy,
Just letting you Aussies know that there's three of us riding XR's from Perth to Cape York, starting the middle of this month.

We've got a website, www.aussie2006.webset.co.nz...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,500
Posted By mattmbishop
Yeah, they're not that cheap. Best to buy over...

Yeah, they're not that cheap. Best to buy over the 'net from the US. But compared to the turtlepak approved fuel bladders they are, I got quoted around $300NZ for a 20l turtlepak.

We've been...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,500
Posted By mattmbishop
Close up

Close up
Forum: Australia 05-03-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,500
Posted By mattmbishop
We're using 10 litre MSR dromedary bags in canvas...

We're using 10 litre MSR dromedary bags in canvas saddlebags. One per side of the bike.

I've attached a photo of one of our bikes with the fuel bladders on board.

Interesting link on HU about...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By mattmbishop
Hey Toddy, Looks like some good times. Was...

Hey Toddy,

Looks like some good times. Was out riding with a couple of mates myself and it looks like we would of crossed tracks a couple of times.

We rode from Chch, down and over the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By mattmbishop
Scooter ride report - Bali 2004

This is an old story, but still one of my more vivid motorcycle memories, got a few moments at work so I thought I'd post it.

http://www.yonder.orcon.net.nz/Bali_files/image001.jpg

On our...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 485,580
Posted By mattmbishop
Hey Allan, tough break. I've planning to...

Hey Allan, tough break.

I've planning to travel to South America later this year, your stories so far have been great for motivation. And information, I've been thinking about travelling thru...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By mattmbishop
Cheers Guys. I've never seen a frame break...

Cheers Guys.

I've never seen a frame break there, but the paint was starting to craze. We're thinking of carrying a lot of weight, and when the welder's right there it's pretty easy to chuck a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By mattmbishop
Bugger. I obviously can't link from that website,...

Bugger. I obviously can't link from that website, photos uploaded to a different site and should now display inline:

Rear rack showing back mount (kinda). I welded a tab onto the bottom of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By mattmbishop
Turning the Ventura bag forward is the ticket for...

Turning the Ventura bag forward is the ticket for riding on the road alright. With some highway pegs at the front I reckon that's about as comfortable as you can make the XRL!

Some of them Oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By mattmbishop
Medicine Creek, looks like you've just been...

Medicine Creek, looks like you've just been through a similar process as me. I've recently finished makin' a top rack and saddlebag racks myself.

Enzorover, we broke our Ventura racks. They don't...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By mattmbishop
Toddy, I won't be at the Vincent rally, have...

Toddy,
I won't be at the Vincent rally, have to move house this weekend so there'll be bits and pieces to tie up next weekend. So, I'll be in Dunedin if you're coming through. Email me if you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By mattmbishop
NZ - Marlborough Sounds & Molesworth

This isn't quite a ride report, just a few photos from the riding I did over summer.

http://www.yonder.orcon.net.nz/photos/bikecomparison.jpg

I called in to see my mate Rick. He's just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,400
Posted By mattmbishop
Good thread, and I wouldn't bump it into the new...

Good thread, and I wouldn't bump it into the new year, 'cept that I've been saying that standing on the pegs lowers your centre of gravity for ages. So, I stopped to think about it.

Excuse my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By mattmbishop
Clint, I don't know of any tracks open to...

Clint,
I don't know of any tracks open to the public up there, but the Dansey's Pass road itself is pretty awesome for a gravel road. We drove thru it with the bikes on the back of the ute and I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,868
Posted By mattmbishop
Ah, the Ohakune Carrot. I grew up in Ohakune,...

Ah, the Ohakune Carrot. I grew up in Ohakune, well halfway between there and National Park actually. Used to drive past the carrot every day on the way out to the mill.

I notice you've got an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 254,092
Posted By mattmbishop
My XR650L up the mountains: ...

My XR650L up the mountains:
http://www.yonder.orcon.net.nz/photos/Macaulay/valley.jpg

A few more photos here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105324
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2005, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By mattmbishop
Cheers Toddy, I'll call in when we go past Te...

Cheers Toddy, I'll call in when we go past Te Anau next.

I read a few of your Alaska reports, wouldn't mind quizzing you about a few things seeing as I might make it up that way in the next year...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By mattmbishop
First ride report - Dansey's Pass trailride, NZ

In the weekend just been Doug, myself and another mate of ours, Tim Lusk, did the Dansey's Pass trailride. This is an organised ride through farmland that is held every year. Being a fair way up in...
Forum: Australia 10-09-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By mattmbishop
Hi there, I ride out of Dunedin a fair bit,...

Hi there,

I ride out of Dunedin a fair bit, do the tracks around Central. There's a big trailride up Dansey's Pass on the 12th November. Mostly trailbikes, but there'll be a few of us dragging...
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