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Forum: Australia 01-24-2014, 10:18 PM
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Posted By platypus121
Where in the world are you??

Where in the world are you??
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 42,845
Posted By platypus121
Respect for what you are doing, and even more for...

Respect for what you are doing, and even more for how you are doing it.

Involvement with locals (as one of them, not as an air-conditioned tourist)
can be hard for paranoid westerners like me to...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2013, 01:25 PM
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Views: 167,003
Posted By platypus121
Nicely prepared bike ! I hope you are able to...

Nicely prepared bike !
I hope you are able to keep us up to date with your adventure.
Take care.
Forum: Australia 09-07-2013, 01:28 AM
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Views: 167,003
Posted By platypus121
Hey, this is a :bowPostie :bow you're talking...

Hey, this is a :bowPostie :bow you're talking about .... it's got TWO oil filters !!
Got to take the clutch-side cover off to get to the screen filter,
and then the outer cover of the clutch...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,507,268
Posted By platypus121
Hi Nathan and Dot, Right about those...

Hi Nathan and Dot,

Right about those panniers - they wouldn't last long in Bankok traffic (or any tight spot) and must really restrict agility.

Regarding rebuilding Dot's bottom - best left to...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2013, 09:28 PM
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Views: 167,003
Posted By platypus121
Birtles rides again

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You can't keep a good postiebike down.

Birtles has just finished a month in Tasmania. The write-up starts here :

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4678


Cheers,
Bernard
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles rides again !!

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Attention all CT and Birtles fans ....

I tried to stop him, but Birtles was determined to continue his Aussie touring by crossing Bass Strait and
going around Tasmania. He talked...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 12:56 AM
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Views: 167,003
Posted By platypus121
[QUOTE fell free to drop in the next time your...

[QUOTE
fell free to drop in the next time your in the country and get yours going a bit better[/QUOTE]


That's a proposition that fills me with dread ! Had a Postie up to 95 once (down hill,...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 167,003
Posted By platypus121
Not sure what you Aussies mean when you say...

Not sure what you Aussies mean when you say "foofoo valve", but as a kid in NZ it meant your
bottom / butt/ arse, and blowing it meant dropping a fart. Guess that's too much information, but ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Hi Owlseye, Thanks for your interest. There...

Hi Owlseye,

Thanks for your interest. There is the possibility of another (smaller) Birtles adventure in Australia
next year - everyone says Tasmania is unmissable ... and who am I to argue with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

EPILOGUE

In which we arrive Home, tote up the Numbers, muse on Road Trips,
and imitate Oscar Awards Night.

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles v Australia

ACT 24
Broken Hill to Melbourne

In which there are no Blue Frogs, the Wind changes, there are forty Candles and
thousands of Bats, Ghosts and Deja Vu … and … Birtles’ Wheels stop turning.

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 23
Lincoln National Park to Broken Hill

In which we Leave Signs, see Socrates’ dad, meet an Angel and stay two Nights,
muse on Mr Horrock’s sad Demise, walk with Alligators, almost see the ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 22
Elliston to Lincoln National Park

In which we see ugly Sheep, Little Bobby loses Brownie Points, Hope is fading,
we frighten a Snake, and we farewell an Old Friend.

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Thanks Pete, (and for hanging in there, it's...

Thanks Pete,
(and for hanging in there, it's been a long one).

Pics changing? Do you mean the lack of food pics lately? Sorry about that, but I felt
obliged to stop doing meal reports after...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 21
Murphy’s Haystacks to Elliston

In which we see Big Birds, Escher steps, a Pier with old Love Letters,
and a Camel swimming Home.

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

Thanks, David,

Not far to go now.
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 20
Flinders Ranges to Murphy’s Haystacks

In which we get Grimaced at, see a Big Bird, there is Green everywhere,
we think Wattles are Over-rated, and come to believe in Fnerko and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtes vs Australia

ACT 19
Marree to Flinders Ranges

In which we get Wind, become Pregnant, disturb a Burial,
lose Sleep over Hermione, see a Gum Tree.


...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 18
William Creek to Marree

In which we see a Snake, Bubbles and Blanche, find Shangri-La in the Desert,
and become Desperate.



...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
ACT 17 Oodnadatta to William Creek In...

ACT 17
Oodnadatta to William Creek

In which we find a Lookout on the Level, become bewitched by a Bridge, hit the Dirt,
meet a Tiger, and receive a Prophesy.



...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 16
Yulara to Oodnadatta

In which the World still burns, we travel on Surfaces most foul, meet the
Gibber Brothers, see decorated Hills, blow up Balloons, and stay in a
Cabin with its...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 15
Kings Canyon to Kata Tjuta

In which Trees are unerringly identified, I give up the Fluglehorn, there
is a Lot of Red and Many Heads, Grimpeur climbs, there are Dancing Lessons.


...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
My apologies for the delay. I've been on a tour...

My apologies for the delay. I've been on a tour around the lesser known roads and tracks of the North Island
of NZ with a great group of AusTouring members. Just got in and too shagged to post now...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Thanks Nathan, I really appreciate your feedback....

Thanks Nathan, I really appreciate your feedback.
When I tell Birtles that Dot's partner has emailed, he will have an oil leak - he's so very much in love with Dot.

"Interact"
Yes, at...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 14
Glen Helen to Kings Canyon

In which we lift-um-foot, see tennis balls the size of tennis balls (and a dingo
the size of a dingo), then make to the top the easy way.

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 13
Ross River to Glen Helen

In which we see gaps, moan about changes, find a life-saving ring, pass
through fires and under cliffs.


...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 167,003
Posted By platypus121
Good reading. Thanks for sharing. ...

Good reading. Thanks for sharing.



Bernard
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 12 Alice Springs to Ross River Resort

In which we see ancient and modern art, ride on the Binns Track,
go 4WDing, and get a glimpse of paradise.

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Thanks, goroka. I reckon if there was some...

Thanks, goroka.

I reckon if there was some way of making a sense of humour part of the driving licence test, there would be a lot fewer accidents on the road.


Cheers
Bernard
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 11 Three Ways to Alice Springs

In which we learn Aboriginal place names, see balancing rocks and aliens, farewell Thermy, and meet Kota.


...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Hi Justin, The kites are what wedge tails...

Hi Justin,

The kites are what wedge tails look like in my mind - got the wrong idea years ago and haven't been able to shake it.
I'm writing up the next section in which I meet some real...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Why Sir, you make me blush. Next you'll say...

Why Sir, you make me blush.
Next you'll say that I play the bagpipes as well as Mozart !


PS
Not Pickwick or Dorrit ... I think you meant "A Tale of Two Sissies"


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Bernard
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
jmcg OldPete clintnz glitch_oz gus007 ...

jmcg
OldPete
clintnz
glitch_oz
gus007

Thanks for the feedback, glad you are enjoying the yarn.

Cheers
Bernard
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

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ACT 10 : Winton to Three Ways Road House

In which we survive the Min Min Lights, enjoy a hotel meal, see floating hills and
two big chimneys, agree with Brian, and there is a decision.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

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ACT 9
In which Birtles traverses the DDR, Teddies fail to impress, we visit a House of Horror,
and small Creatures create a big annoyance.
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Greetings, Birtles has asked me to convey...

Greetings,

Birtles has asked me to convey to you his thanks for your nice comments, and to let you know that, although there are a lot of
dangerous animals in Australia, you only really notice...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
. ACT 8 In which we see much underwear...

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ACT 8
In which we see much underwear (some in parlous condition), encounter an
unhappy Hereford, receive warnings of dangerous beasts, and anticipate the
journey to Tambo.
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 7
In which we hear bells in the forest, abuse the faithful, laugh at cemeteries, and meet one tough bastard.




We head inland on the D’Aigular Highway, soon turning off onto
the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,733
Posted By platypus121
Birtles vs Australia

ACT 6
In which Birtles’ troubles continue, there is a change of direction, and help comes from afar.


Quilpi to Brisbane:
http://goo.gl/maps/7Srd8



Overnight the Knead-It has become...
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