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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,722
Posted By Hewzie
Good point

Anna, you must be proud of what you have achieved. It has been a journey in life itself.
I do agree that I wouldn't get far with a grand in my pocket. And I am wise enough to not even consider...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,976
Posted By Hewzie
Hey Porky!

Just kidding, but actually it is interesting to know how four years of touring affects the waistline. Are you heavier than when you started this journey? I think I can see a couple of extra kgs...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,976
Posted By Hewzie
Phew...I've caught up.

Hi my friend (well you are even if you don't know it). It has taken me about 4 weeks of some serious reading to finally reach TODAY.
Your journey has been amazing. Totally out of the reach of 99%...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,269
Posted By Hewzie
Tough ride

Hi there. Good for you to dream of doing a lap of the island! :clap
I think most Aussie riders consider this marathon journey at some stage of their lives.
I live in Perth and after a lot of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,100
Posted By Hewzie
What can you warn us of?

Don't speed, would be one warning, eh?
Do you recommend others do a trip identical to yours or do you have regrets? Was the bike ideal? Would it have been much better value if you had a pillion? (I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,100
Posted By Hewzie
Bluff?

I can't understand why you would go flat out to Bluff??? How was the Milford Sound experience? Probably wet. If not, you had a dream come true.
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,100
Posted By Hewzie
I'm guessing it is one from his former bike hire...

I'm guessing it is one from his former bike hire company?
I never made it up to Takaka but that is on the plan for my next trip. There is so much to see esp if you ride off the main highway.
It's...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,100
Posted By Hewzie
I'm getting that feeling again.

Where is my helmet? Tell the boss I'm crook and won't be in until mid Dec.
Oh, I miss the Sth Island. First time was in Dec 76. I did a lap with John Fitz, of Thunderbikes, Nelson fame. We had a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 71,012
Posted By Hewzie
Good on ya, mate

Well done. You have lived your dream....again. That was a great RR to follow, with some great photos.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,641
Posted By Hewzie
Living the Dream

Good on you for getting out and about in the great Aussie outback.
I'm keen to do some long rides like this after having completed a solo Perth-Adel-Grampians-Adel-Perth ride a few months ago....
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 46,554
Posted By Hewzie
Well, I've owned a 990SMT for a couple of years...

Well, I've owned a 990SMT for a couple of years and then one day I woke up and thought I'd like to finally try a Harley.
Found a nice Switchback Dyna very low kms and I LOVE IT.
Sure, it is not...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,746
Posted By Hewzie
Hi guys, I have a 300 Vespa. It is an awesome...

Hi guys, I have a 300 Vespa. It is an awesome bike. It shares it's bedroom with a Harley Dyna, a KTM 990SMT and a Hayabusa. It is my ride of choice whenever I need to cover the 10kms into the city. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 638,013
Posted By Hewzie
do u know that u r responsible...

.....for me wasting about 12 hours (I guess) of my employers time over the last three weeks.
I have sneaky followed your journey and now feel like I know u both. Weird, eh?
I'm a West Aussie Kiwi,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 244,591
Posted By Hewzie
All the best for the rest of your journey!...

All the best for the rest of your journey! Exciting and fulfilling...well done. If you get to Perth, let me know and you will have somewhere to rest up!
Your lady is tough as, on the back of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By Hewzie
Maxi???

Hi guys, I own a few bikes and last year was interested in getting another scooter. As usual, I always want the best or v close to it. I sought a maxi scooter and took one for a ride. It was nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,272,596
Posted By Hewzie
Inspired me !!

I have been procrastinating for too long. Always looking for the obstacles.
I've only read up to Pg 19 of this thread and already I'm looking for a start date for my round Australia ride.
I won't...
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