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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By The Bigfella
Sneaking back into Thailand from Burma ...

Sneaking back into Thailand from Burma

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Forum: Photos Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 631,997
Posted By The Bigfella
After the ram's testicles in Istanbul, I was...

After the ram's testicles in Istanbul, I was impressed with the roasted sheep's heads in Bandirma last Saturday

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Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 343,435
Posted By The Bigfella
Gallipoli last weekend. That's Shell Green...

Gallipoli last weekend. That's Shell Green cemetery. All but one of the 409 lads there are Aussies. RIP.

Lots more similar cemeteries, for lads from both sides.

Re Dubai, I'm back in Oz for a...
Forum: Photos 06-25-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By The Bigfella
Hire bike last weekend. Dardanelles, near the...

Hire bike last weekend. Dardanelles, near the Gallipoli battlefield

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Forum: Photos 06-25-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 2,670,692
Posted By The Bigfella
One that I passed in Turkey last weekend ...

One that I passed in Turkey last weekend

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Forum: Photos 06-25-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 631,997
Posted By The Bigfella
Ducked over to Turkey last weekend and hired a...

Ducked over to Turkey last weekend and hired a bike for a blat down to Gallipoli. Ram's nuts for dinner, first night.
...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 343,435
Posted By The Bigfella
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Turkey/DSC_3078_249_zpsy0qh0mlc.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Turkey/DSC_3078_249_zpsy0qh0mlc.jpg.html)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Meant to mention. Heading to Troy tomorrow, if I...

Meant to mention. Heading to Troy tomorrow, if I can get motivated early enough. I've got to get a ferry across the Dardanelles, head down to Troy, backtrack and make it to another ferry by 3. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
The ride from Istanbul to Eceabat (the nearest...

The ride from Istanbul to Eceabat (the nearest town to Gallipoli) was "interesting".

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Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,398
Posted By The Bigfella
I'll raise one to you guys - can't make it, I'm...

I'll raise one to you guys - can't make it, I'm back in Oz on 23rd.

You guys enjoy Strathfield... I'll be at Gallipoli.

Pezz.... time for a coffee mate. Give me a chance to get over the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-13-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Thanks mate. Much appreciated. Well, my...

Thanks mate. Much appreciated.

Well, my time in the UAE is up, for the time being at least. I've been asked to come back by some, but I'll need to line a few things up. A couple of contacts...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,328
Posted By The Bigfella
My pair of Katooms, last time they were together....

My pair of Katooms, last time they were together. SE is back in Oz, 525 is in Laos (with engines in Austria and Australia :cry)
...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,907
Posted By The Bigfella
I'm in Dubai at present. There's a guy over here...

I'm in Dubai at present. There's a guy over here doing Christini bikes for customers to ride out in the Empty Quarter. I'd love one... but I'm sure as hell not interested in doing it to my 950SE.
...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,180
Posted By The Bigfella
Don't forget to do the ride up the hill ...

Don't forget to do the ride up the hill

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Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,180
Posted By The Bigfella
2011 ...

2011

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Third/L2.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Third/L2.jpg.html)

Can't make it this year, enjoying the warmth in the...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By The Bigfella
Damn, I had a good pair you could have had, but...

Damn, I had a good pair you could have had, but Phillip, at Riders Corner, threw them out.

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Forum: Photos 04-24-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 78,636
Posted By The Bigfella
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cape%20and%20Asia/photo-61.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Cape%20and%20Asia/photo-61.jpg.html)
Forum: Australia 04-24-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,979
Posted By The Bigfella
Geez, try it here (Middle East). I drive to the...

Geez, try it here (Middle East). I drive to the airport and back five days a week.... so I mix it with the taxis and hire cars. Most driven by Indian and Pakistani drivers... with a few from Sudan,...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By The Bigfella
Enjoy. It's good fun up there. The booze...

Enjoy. It's good fun up there. The booze carrier is a bit soft though :freaky
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Ha, you made me laugh. No-one I work with uses...

Ha, you made me laugh. No-one I work with uses that term btw, but the cleaners - only 4 of them today - had just arrived as I was reading it.

I haven't actually been into the Barracuda - we...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
The Amrut? Quite nice actually. I'd buy it...

The Amrut? Quite nice actually. I'd buy it again. It was actually dearer than the Auchentoshan. There's none in that group of five that I don't like.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Well, the Missus enjoyed her week here. I'd hope...

Well, the Missus enjoyed her week here. I'd hope to skive a day or two off work, but things were hectic. We did do some stuff in the evenings and at night.

I don't go much for commercial...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-05-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Yeah, I heard about the dopey Poms. Still in the...

Yeah, I heard about the dopey Poms. Still in the clink, I believe.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/ac3_zpsmjcdxwai.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Emirates/ac3_zpsmjcdxwai.jpg.html)
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Hey, thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback. ...

Hey, thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback. Winno - by all means, shoot me a PM and I'll let you know what's around. You don't know a BM car nut in Canberra by the name of Luke W. do you? He's a...
Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 249,290
Posted By The Bigfella
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cambodia/030_zps3496210c.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Cambodia/030_zps3496210c.jpg.html)
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Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 249,290
Posted By The Bigfella
Why does bloody steep never show up? ...

Why does bloody steep never show up?

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Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 249,290
Posted By The Bigfella
Up the Thai / Burma border. Could be either...

Up the Thai / Burma border. Could be either country, as we crossed over numerous times

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Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 249,290
Posted By The Bigfella
Some from Laos 400' straight down (well, OK,...

Some from Laos

400' straight down (well, OK, slight landslide angle)

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Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,848
Posted By The Bigfella
Mentioning the 950 reminded me. Do live pieces...

Mentioning the 950 reminded me. Do live pieces of heavy equipment count? These are working elephants

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Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,848
Posted By The Bigfella
Not that heavy... but damn hard to get to. Route...

Not that heavy... but damn hard to get to. Route 4B, Laos... in the wet season. We tried a few weeks earlier with 950's and were sliding backwards down the hills.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 216,492
Posted By The Bigfella
Ever noticed that when you've been in a country a...

Ever noticed that when you've been in a country a little while, you can pick the attractive ones

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Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,792
Posted By The Bigfella
Geez, I don't pop in for a few weeks and you guys...

Geez, I don't pop in for a few weeks and you guys fuck it all up.

Bring back the fleamarket.
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By The Bigfella
I took mine up ... but I rode it up. Used...

I took mine up ... but I rode it up. Used Perkins Shipping from Darwin to Timor-Leste. Perkins is now part of Toll - and the ship that took my bike also goes on to Singapore, I believe. Might be...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21,107
Views: 2,548,648
Posted By The Bigfella
How goes it guys? I've been missing in...

How goes it guys?

I've been missing in action. Working, ugh. I've buggered off to the UAE for an indeterminate time. Maybe 3 months, maybe 12, maybe permanent.... with the latter being likely....
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,744
Posted By The Bigfella
I don't understand why you'd add weight to an...

I don't understand why you'd add weight to an enduro bike? Take off as much weight as you can... and travel light. If you want to do 900 mile road rides - have you got the right bike?

:wink:
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-11-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,666
Views: 1,048,516
Posted By The Bigfella
No need for words... just point at it and they'll...

No need for words... just point at it and they'll figure it out.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,666
Views: 1,048,516
Posted By The Bigfella
Ed!!!! What can I say? Maaate... you've...

Ed!!!!

What can I say?

Maaate... you've gotta shed some pounds... out of your gear.

Hey... you mentioned the US sign in the refugee camp. I spent a week in one of those camps (Nu Pho......
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-05-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,666
Views: 1,048,516
Posted By The Bigfella
We were travelling fairly lightly loaded through...

We were travelling fairly lightly loaded through there. We did it from the south. Second day was 40km in eight hours of riding.

This is Burma (Myanmar) on the right, Thailand on the left.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-03-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,666
Views: 1,048,516
Posted By The Bigfella
Its a special part of the world down there, Ed. ...

Its a special part of the world down there, Ed. I went through the tracks you are describing, 14 months ago and also spent a week in the Nu Pho refugee camp in 2012.

Dare I say that the KTM...
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