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Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
I thought inland is all desert, which I assumed...

I thought inland is all desert, which I assumed would be kind of flat and boring...or are there interesting parts as well? Before you think I'm a complete numpty, bear in mind that I've never done...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Hey guys after about 32 hours of travel, I'm back...

Hey guys after about 32 hours of travel, I'm back in Moscow to find my luggage lost and the driver who was supposed to pick me up at the airport AWOL...a nice kick in the nuts to welcome me back to...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Maybe two more days would have been in order... ...

Maybe two more days would have been in order... On the 28th I'll be back in Moscow :puke1
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Currently at bondi beach. What an awesome...

Currently at bondi beach. What an awesome beach,:freaky

Seriously, really beautiful and, more importantly, a great vibe. Sorry I can't spend one more day here.
Forum: Australia 11-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Sorry for going quiet, have been really taking it...

Sorry for going quiet, have been really taking it easy going up the coast. The first night on the coast I stayed in merimbula, just because it was the first town I came to. Nothing particularly...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
I knew the Sharks would be waiting, that's why...

I knew the Sharks would be waiting, that's why I've been teasing them with all of this looping around inland. I'll give them a brief crack at me soon enough though.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Also, I gotta scratch Byron bay--just to far. ...

Also, I gotta scratch Byron bay--just to far. I'm kind of exhausted, have been getting up at 6 or 7 every day, dealing with some Moscow stuff, and trying to hit the road by 8. At this point I'd...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Were you in town? Really sorry I missed you. ...

Were you in town? Really sorry I missed you.

The town was totally dead as I rode in, and i was shocked that the first hotel was full and even more so about the second... Who makes reservations...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
The more I ride here the more amazed I am at how...

The more I ride here the more amazed I am at how few bikes I see. I only saw three (in a group) on the bonang road today. With your great climate, roads, and destinations, why doesn't everyone have...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Got to Bombala around 15:30, had decided to stay...

Got to Bombala around 15:30, had decided to stay and was looking forward to some beers with you. Went to imperial hotel, which had been recommended. Fully booked. WTF? At 15:30? Went to globe...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Aspad, thanks for the heads up; not sure if I'll...

Aspad, thanks for the heads up; not sure if I'll stop in bombsla or keep going, depends on when I reach there. Will certainly look for you--I'm on a blue GS800
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Leaning toward orbost-bombala road tomorrow, then...

Leaning toward orbost-bombala road tomorrow, then either to the coast or up to braidwood. Decisions, decisions...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Actually, it's more complicated than that...I...

Actually, it's more complicated than that...I like beaches, And beach towns, I just don't like sitting on a beach. I like beach bars, and bikinis, but lounging on a beach with a million other...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Hey, I resemble that remark! Actually the rooms...

Hey, I resemble that remark! Actually the rooms here are the same price ($99) as the rooms in the motels in goulsdon and wangaratta. Also, I disnt take the $500 room in Melbourne, although the...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Would I need any reservation for camping at...

Would I need any reservation for camping at wilsons prom, or could I just show up?

Also, where would closest hotel be? (Can't find place recommended by dr at on Google maps...) kind of doubtful...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
As usual, thanks for the replies, undortunately I...

As usual, thanks for the replies, undortunately I didn't read any of them until just now...

A couple bits of good news:
--had a great ride today--left hellbourne at 0800, rode to colac, then...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Ugh, water to post briefly. Had a great...

Ugh, water to post briefly.

Had a great morning, rode through bright and omeo. Great road, no traffic. Great day until bairdstown. From there, the road to Melbourne was kind of a drag, lots...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Latest half-baked plan--down through omeo to...

Latest half-baked plan--down through omeo to Melbourne today; stay in melbourne tomorrow as well, and do all or part of the great ocean road tomorrow day, ending up back in Melbourne.

Then two...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Is the road west to Melbourne from sale via...

Is the road west to Melbourne from sale via tarragon any good, or is that slab?
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Gadget, thsnks for the tip, but Im hoping to...

Gadget, thsnks for the tip, but Im hoping to avoid zoos and freeways!

Btw, generally I'm having a great time here--the people are awesome and generally it is just enough like the us to feel...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Seems like they could think of something better...

Seems like they could think of something better to do on Tuesday mornings, but hey, what do I know.

Once I was riding in Russia with a couple foreigners and we got stopped at about 10am for a...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Went via Bungedore, queenbean (?), cooma,...

Went via Bungedore, queenbean (?), cooma, jindabyne.

It is hell typing your place names on an iPad, it changes every one of them..
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Hmm, just cracked open a map, and think I might...

Hmm, just cracked open a map, and think I might need to choose between the great ocean road and the omeo road... If I head down to omeo tomorrow, no then cut over to Melbourne via Walsall, I figure...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Currently in wangarata--oops, didn't qiute make...

Currently in wangarata--oops, didn't qiute make horsham! Great ride today through thredbo, beautiful scent of eucalyptus (I think!). Road from corrywong to east closed due to truck accident, so I...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Not sure when I'll be in Melbourne; probably...

Not sure when I'll be in Melbourne; probably torrow or day after. I think I'll head out and see how far I get, I might well break south as you suggest rather than head to the grampions.

Sounds...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Tomorrow thinking about...

Tomorrow thinking about Bungedore-cooma-jindabyne-tallangata-shepardton-bendingo-st Arnaud-Horsham, although it might be too ambitious, haven't measured the mileage.

After that, down to the coast...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Picked up the bike today, rode through the blue...

Picked up the bike today, rode through the blue mountains, then down through Oberon and trafalga, currently in goulsdon. Tomorrow would like to ride SW towards Grampians, end up on west side of...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Heh, no diplomatic immunity... A funny story...

Heh, no diplomatic immunity...

A funny story about racist sharks...several years ago I was married to a russian woman and living in Washington dc. I tried to talk her into going to the beach in...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
I'm not much of.a swimmer or a beach person. I...

I'm not much of.a swimmer or a beach person. I might wander down to a beach to check out the chicks, but have read too much about great white attacks to do much swimming down here :eek1
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Thanks for all the replies. Was kind of quiet...

Thanks for all the replies. Was kind of quiet yesterday because I had all sorts of Internet problems, and was running around town. Got myself a relstra sim for my iPad (for $15!) so hopefully set...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Currently looking at bike rental places; have...

Currently looking at bike rental places; have found a few, prices all fairly similar, checking out availability now. So far thinking about going to snowy and blue mountains. Is it worth going to...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Not THAT kind of courier. Actually presents to...

Not THAT kind of courier. Actually presents to be handed out at G20 (I checked...).

Currently having a convict lager at harts pub-yum!

My interests are pretty varied--I'm not that young but...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,475
Posted By motoreiter
Tips for unplanned trip?

Yesterday I received a free round trip ticket from Moscow to Sydney, with zero notice (someone needed a courier). I threw a few things in a bag, went to the airport and am currently enroute to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By motoreiter
This is not the best sub forum for x-challenge...

This is not the best sub forum for x-challenge questions--there are several threads in the thumper forum about x-challenges, including suspension. I've got hyper pro and am happy with it, but can't...
Forum: EMEA 08-20-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By motoreiter
Just got back from Norway, a couple of...

Just got back from Norway, a couple of suggestions:

As others have said, most of the campgrounds also have huts, but a couple of notes about them:
1) the huts are often not very cheap, as in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 134,775
Posted By motoreiter
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,442
Posted By motoreiter
Great trip report, I admire your tenacity in...

Great trip report, I admire your tenacity in dealing with the various mechanical issues!
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,374
Posted By motoreiter
The leather is very thick and after replacing my...

The leather is very thick and after replacing my cheapo BMW zipper with a much bigger zipper, I can't say that it is any less comfortable, especially since I have more confidence that it will...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,374
Posted By motoreiter
Uh, yeah, OK. I have several BMW jackets...

Uh, yeah, OK.

I have several BMW jackets which I've bought over the years before I knew better. I generally only wear each jacket a limited amount, so really only one of the jackets has had...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,801
Posted By motoreiter
Not cold at all...usually about 50-60 degrees...

Not cold at all...usually about 50-60 degrees fahrenheit, probably never below 40 degrees. I only wear the jacket in the spring and fall because it is too hot to wear in the city during the summer.
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