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Forum: Australia 05-18-2013, 09:19 PM
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Posted By jrr
Nope, haven't looked at anything much bike...

Nope, haven't looked at anything much bike related (including this forum!) since finishing it last year!
Forum: Australia 05-18-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Goodo. Are you prefixing the file names with SWAT...

Goodo. Are you prefixing the file names with SWAT so they're all together and easy to find?
Forum: Australia 04-29-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
How's the gps file looking? Any chance of a...

How's the gps file looking? Any chance of a share?

I did the Casterton - Dartmoor leg last year, then ran out of daylight. Reckon I might take the CRF next time, not the big bike!
Forum: Australia 08-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Team snot block all home

What a trip!

7466km loop in 13.5 days (to be technical!).

We travelled through some amazing country. Spectacular views and rainforest through the mountains, the outback in all its glory, the...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
Moonan Flat & other bits

A brief word of caution regarding the Moonan Flat pub - call in for great, friendly service, but don't rely on them for fuel.
They are expecting to run out soon, and as they didn't know the rally...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
Barmah forest closed

Barmah forest is closed, so head east from barmah township, and a good number or the tracks east get damn slippery. Take care!

Three starters at ouyen. Had a good run, and are being looked after...
Forum: Australia 07-25-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
Agree. List all numbers as above with the +61...

Agree. List all numbers as above with the +61 prefix, then it doesn't matter where in the world the caller is (including Australia), they'll get through to the intended number.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
APC Rally - GT crew

We're having a cheer squad wave us goodbye? Awesome!

For no other purpose than s***s & giggles, we've put a little summary together of the team on our work website. Feel free to have a squiz;...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
I'm not sure how many are starting at ouyen. At...

I'm not sure how many are starting at ouyen. At least 3 of us!

I look forward to seeing you on the road. How many in your crew?
Forum: Australia 07-16-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
To solve the first, go; Settings -> Display ->...

To solve the first, go; Settings -> Display -> Lock portrait/landscape
(I may have the wrong words above as I haven't got the device in front of me)

The tracks and routes (for memory both are)...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
I rang them 2 weeks ago to book a room, and was...

I rang them 2 weeks ago to book a room, and was told they're full. Either there are a bucket load of riders starting at Ouyen, or there are a few other things happening in town.

Good question...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Welcome back! I keep asking Bruce for a look at...

Welcome back! I keep asking Bruce for a look at his gps log, but he just gives me a strange look.

I look forward to hearing about the adventure!
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By jrr
'no' seems to be the convincing response. ...

'no' seems to be the convincing response.

Their help & instructions are useless.
Forum: Australia 05-14-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
I'll second that. All comments disparaging...

I'll second that.

All comments disparaging Bruce's packing are being noted. Only the grateful should receive the good brew!
Forum: Australia 05-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,956
Posted By jrr
Thanks for the quick responses folks. Some good...

Thanks for the quick responses folks. Some good advice and leads there.

Cheers,
John
Forum: Australia 05-07-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,956
Posted By jrr
Wet weather gear (custom?)

What's the best plan of attack with wet weather gear?

Presumably something light weight which can be put on over regular riding gear. If so, what do you use?

Does anyone make a good custom...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
Mud maps

I'll be interested to see how you go with this John. I'm not a fan of that app, but after a decade of using Ozi with natmap, I'm used to the latter.
One thing that's really stopped me playing with...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
No argument there. It's a common problem, easily...

No argument there. It's a common problem, easily fixed but it shouldn't be such an issue. I had more problems with it rattling on bitumen roads than on dirt. Odd
Forum: Australia 03-20-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Robe for Easter

Oh, and I think someone was considerine Robe for easter; it's busy as hell, and usually features a large mob of people bringing their dirt squirters for an assault on the dunes.

DSE (or whoever...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
I'm happy to take any interested folk for a spin...

I'm happy to take any interested folk for a spin through the scrub between Casterton/Dergholm/Penola, but that's best left alone until we've had a few inches of rain. Dirt squirter terrain - heavy...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
I don't know the swat of old, but 3/4 of the trip...

I don't know the swat of old, but 3/4 of the trip was pretty good. There's plenty of scope to balloon it directly west of Casterton, but the country south of that is new to me.

Certainly poking...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
whoops

Apologies johnboyklr & couger - I posted here then completely forget to check back.

For what it's worth, I had a nice little avo run through Dergholm to Casterton, then tried to pick up the SWAT...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Anyone riding today or tomorrow? I've woken up to...

Anyone riding today or tomorrow? I've woken up to a free weekend and am thinking about breaking out the GS for a little spin.

As usual, looks like my free days don't correlate with anyone else's.
Forum: Australia 12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,307
Posted By jrr
Same planet as you mate, I just don't have nearly...

Same planet as you mate, I just don't have nearly as much faith that I might get a helpful person at the other end of the radio.

In SA, I've yet to come across a copper who travels with the uhf...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,307
Posted By jrr
I trust and hope you guys know not to take that...

I trust and hope you guys know not to take that too litterally?

I don't pretend to be an expert, but as a frequent and long time user of uhf in a reasonably populated regional area, I have never...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
I'm sure you'll be well organised if you're going...

I'm sure you'll be well organised if you're going to give the APC a crack mate. Have a good read of the '11 thread, and the Yunta starter's log too. You might see some benefit in being fully self...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Grampians track file

Did you take a gps and log your track? It looks possible to share track (gpx) files on the forum. Could someone post it? It would be interesting to see where you went.
Forum: Australia 11-29-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
Yes, excellent. Let's split the discussion! We...

Yes, excellent. Let's split the discussion! We uneducated enthusiasts may post here, and the bloke who knows what's going on can post somewhere else.

Why not merge this thread to that one? Makes...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 24,163
Posted By jrr
I see a few options regarding payment; i....

I see a few options regarding payment;
i. cheque sent to you and cleared in your account (does anyone use cheques anymore though?)
ii. direct deposit, cleared in your account
iii. cash on...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Objection our honour. We're just happy to let our...

Objection our honour. We're just happy to let our Mexican neighbours charge into the sunset without thought. Knock yourself out!!

Sadly I'll miss this ride. After two brief forays into them there...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Mier Moto

Welcome!

We haven't actually got very far just yet. XRman was the moving force, but he's broken himself so the planned weekend didn't come together. Now I think we're all waiting for a catalyst...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,705
Posted By jrr
I found it quite easy to setup, and very easy to...

I found it quite easy to setup, and very easy to use. I've had no issues with its ongoing operation.

After puchasing and receiving spot, create an account online and activate the device. I don't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11,271
Views: 1,247,219
Posted By jrr
Filing routes & tracks

Is it possible to create sub-folders to store routes &/or tracks?

Uploading either means I'm faced with a swag of each (with the exception of putting tracks into the archive folder). It would be...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,705
Posted By jrr
Thanks for the info sysie. To be clear - pressing...

Thanks for the info sysie. To be clear - pressing the SOS button did not send any notification to your emergency contact?
(I'm just knocking together a short document to give my emergency contacts...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Agree with all above - show me the dates! ...

Agree with all above - show me the dates!

I'm unfortunately not in a position to get in to the fundraising etc, but I would love to join the ride if I'm about.
Forum: Australia 11-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,705
Posted By jrr
local vs import purchase?

Hopefully I'm not missing something, but Spot US sells the Spot 2 for US$169.99, which is around AUD$161 + fees & freight

Best domestic price I've seen = AUD$189 + free freight from Prestige...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,705
Posted By jrr
For the short period (2 months) I've had one,...

For the short period (2 months) I've had one, it's never been a problem. Except for flat batteries.

I keep it in the top of my camelback (small compartment at the top).

The company service...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 161,844
Posted By jrr
What a pain in the arse. It would be much easier...

What a pain in the arse. It would be much easier to keep everything in the one forum (ie 'Australia'). Mind you, well worth splitting the other rides you're planning out in to other threads.
...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 16,625
Posted By jrr
A couple of weeks ago there were still a couple...

A couple of weeks ago there were still a couple of roads shut, but we'll be kicking around there on Sunday and will try to get some updated info.
Forum: Australia 11-02-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 208,336
Posted By jrr
Cancer council ride

Yep, sounds good. No idea what it entails, but if it means riding and I'm about, I reckon I could manage!

I'll keep an eye on the other thread, but if you're happy to keep your ear to the ground...
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