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Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 12:23 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Picked off the StromTrooper forum. Might be a...

Picked off the StromTrooper forum. Might be a decent idea to improve viz or let the helicopter find you :D



http://www.identi-tape.com/Identi-TapeLogo.gif...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By macdoc
there ya go

there ya go
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Thanks....yeah that cupholder was a treat tho on...

Thanks....yeah that cupholder was a treat tho on occasion I wore some of it :D

Really impressed with S Dakota....was prepared to be seriously bored.
24 day ride is far and away the longest for me...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By macdoc
totally out of order since we're back part way...

totally out of order since we're back part way across the continent.

Yellowstone on a Sunday on Father's day....not a brilliant choice but.....

Couple of meters from a bull buffalo ambling up...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 09:15 PM
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Posted By macdoc
Once in a lifetime on Vancouver Island

The smallest fawn I've ever seen spooked from the grass in front of us and galloped down the road away from us.....
Then stopped just at a crest almost out of sight...
I'd gotten the camera out and...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By macdoc
A few salutory lessons the last couple of...

A few salutory lessons the last couple of days.....
Make sure you know the meet up place....
Take the right gear.

Kid got a fail on both of those but it all worked out okay tho the RCMP looking...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Geez...might as well be a Wing.... ...

Geez...might as well be a Wing....
...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 09:33 PM
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Posted By macdoc
50 years of riding for me and first long trip for...

50 years of riding for me and first long trip for the kid and the longest for me on bike. We are motelling ....
Flying the bikes to Vancouver and then off roaming. Had to reverse our route due to...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 04:19 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Just tried the S20s last night - still waiting on...

Just tried the S20s last night - still waiting on the second set for replacement for the design flaw but generally happy.

Easy pairing and with the Ultimate Ears works very well on the Vstrom.
...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 10:22 PM
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Posted By macdoc
no wonder you are so gnarly ....breed em tough up...

no wonder you are so gnarly ....breed em tough up there...some Brutus photos

Brutus snacking on a bull shark
...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 07:37 PM
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Posted By macdoc
thanks - enjoyed the region...size of the crocs...

thanks - enjoyed the region...size of the crocs was astonishing...saw Sweetheart at the museum ....damn bloody things get big...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 07:24 PM
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Posted By macdoc
That photo on the bridge is going to go viral if...

That photo on the bridge is going to go viral if you guys keep it up..

Great pics. Next up..... a neck brace for Kenno to allow him to keep terrorizing the terrain for another decade.

Had a...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 03:54 AM
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Posted By macdoc
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m269/macdoc/Scr...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m269/macdoc/Screen%20shot%202015-04-22%20at%20Apr%2022%20%20%20%202015%20%20%20%203.01.16%20PM_zpskaxoixak.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By macdoc
There are always hooligans pushing the limits no...

There are always hooligans pushing the limits no matter where you ride..and they get younger and naive riders into trouble trying to keep up.

One guy was very lucky - only riding 3...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By macdoc
You guys are hilarious ...you have the most...

You guys are hilarious ...you have the most politie civilized pavement drivers I've ever come across....
Try Toronto at rush hour - if you are only doing 130 in the fast lane you'll get flattened.
...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By macdoc
Or the Rex or Kuranda with good tunes playing. ...

Or the Rex or Kuranda with good tunes playing.
Had fun yesterday with Eammon on a run to Cooktown and back. 660 km and some good fun in the twists.
Very little traffic -

Looking at doing Cook...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Last week in April - will wave from the...

Last week in April - will wave from the plane....heading to Bungle Bungle area for a few days. Suggestions welcome.

Hanging up off pavement for this year ( not that I did squat anyways - just too...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 07:17 PM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
US dollars - so figure $13k Aus You can't...

US dollars - so figure $13k Aus
You can't really take into account outrageous Aus mark ups.

Battery pack goes 310,000km to drop to 80% capacity. So that's out of the picture as a consideration.
...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By macdoc
Hmmm - has the perfect city/commuter/ light off road arrived

http://cdn.zeromotorcycles.net/images/zero-fx/2015_zero-fx_product-page_overview-image_13444.jpg

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-fx/





Hmm - $3 a day to finance/own - basically zilch...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 03:36 AM
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Posted By macdoc
once more the post is aimed at Canadian...

once more the post is aimed at Canadian riders...but happy with the pics...right sun angle and a box car load of cockatoos.

••••••••

I found a Cockatoo tree but my GF wouldn't let me bring it...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By macdoc
some ideas

Many of you guys know most of this but I got some ideas from it.

Can't remember how to embed it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0AKsEihUSc&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Thanks - looked like I missed my window - have to...

Thanks - looked like I missed my window - have to wait til it dries out.

Air on the KLR at my age ?? surely you jest :rofl

I'm happy to get over the whoops. :D



BTW Police presence on...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By macdoc
Well that guy went over the edge solo on the...

Well that guy went over the edge solo on the Gillies - the really nice pavement and guard rails I can see people getting enthusiastic.

I saw a number of patrols today as far as Dinbula - nothing...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 09:59 AM
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Posted By macdoc
For sure ....was thinking about going up to...

For sure ....was thinking about going up to Dinbulah and find the Black Cockies not far in but tad wet now.

Wiill stick to the roads for nonce see what it's like later in the month.
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 03:54 AM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
Yup....working my ass off online and then getting...

Yup....working my ass off online and then getting as much road time as I can as kid and I are doing 10k km for 24 days in Western Canada and US in June

Been trying to get 200-300 km per day...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By macdoc
yeah - i thought it might have a been a North...

yeah - i thought it might have a been a North American or European got confused in the wrong lane.....I've done at the junction of the Rex Range road and Captain Cook....both going up the range and...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By macdoc
yeah its a funny little chicane cuz of the pull...

yeah its a funny little chicane cuz of the pull offs and cambers are odd as the crest is fairly steep.
I have to be careful every time as riding opposite side to home easy to end in the wrong lane...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 03:16 PM
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Posted By macdoc
no matter how good you are...sometimes..... :( ...

no matter how good you are...sometimes..... :(

Went by the Rex lookout this am on the way to Mossman and then Daintree - they cleaned up very well.

But I noticed in my mirror coming along the...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 01:57 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Local rider??

Local rider??
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 04:17 AM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
This was Rex Lookout on Cook Highway - not the...

This was Rex Lookout on Cook Highway - not the range road which can be rather treacherous in the rain.

Rider cross the centreline and hit the car the girl was driving. Bruce said it was "very...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 03:59 AM
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Posted By macdoc
yeah... as soon as I saw 6.45 am I...

yeah...



as soon as I saw 6.45 am I checked sunrise and it was 6.20 and he would be heading directly into it as he crested the hill.

When I asked Bruce he recalled the witness saying...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By macdoc
Some sad news today....Bruce tells me a 60 year...

Some sad news today....Bruce tells me a 60 year old rider was killed negoitating the Rex Lookout this morning . :(

Could not make that rather oddly cambered downhill corner and slid under a car. ...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 06:12 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Now for something completely different

:D

Even with AWD, studded tires....it's tiring.....

Thought we were skunked on the volcano flight but taking another crack.

After 7 hours of this on Sunday....i...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By macdoc
This time Kenno WAS fishing....not that we caught...

This time Kenno WAS fishing....not that we caught anything...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m269/macdoc/ScreenShot2014-12-26atDec26201485626PM_zps973740fd.jpg...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 06:18 AM
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Posted By macdoc
Ah now just cruising the travel photos and...

Ah now just cruising the travel photos and sometimes wonder about you blokes...
Kezza apparently pissing upstream
...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 08:05 AM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
Coffee, tea and a USB charger

No fuel to carry.
Might be a useful item to have along.
http://www.biolitestove.com/products/campstove/

Watch the video.
...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 01:36 PM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
I think Eamonn set something up with the KLR...

I think Eamonn set something up with the KLR Kezza.
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 03:44 AM
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Posted By macdoc
My KLR might need some exercise.

My KLR might need some exercise.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 07:02 AM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
Cool Canadian idea going viral. ...

Cool Canadian idea going viral.

http://i.cbc.ca/1.2841374.1416445125!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_220/medical-data-carrier-ski-helmet-sticker.jpg

hands up who knows...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 03:23 PM
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Views: 94,194
Posted By macdoc
Yeah get the headphones on. Much fun.

Yeah get the headphones on. Much fun.
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