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Old 11-26-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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Around the world advrider mascot relay - Bacon's journey

This is the offial blog for Bacon (the pig) travelling around the world by advrider relay. To read about the pre-trip planning or would like to be part of the relay, please say so here.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265066 and keep watch on where Bacon is up to around the world. if he gets close to your home, yell out. The above link also contains the rules for the relay although i'd like to think of them as 'guidelines' than rules.

So lets begin........
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:46 AM   #2
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Hi All, My name is bacon and I LOVE riding co-pilot with any ADVRIDER members. I have no cash but am willing to help fund my trip around the world by posing in EVERY photo you put up to this trip report.

I entered this world arriving at gazzafish's house in melbourne, Australia on Oct 23rd 2007.


Hello everyone!!!!

Hope to meet you soon...
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:28 AM   #3
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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Hi All, My name is bacon and I LOVE riding co-pilot with any ADVRIDER members. I have no cash but am willing to help fund my trip around the world by posing in EVERY photo you put up to this trip report.

I entered this world arriving at gazzafish's house in melbourne, Australia on Oct 23rd 2007.


Hello everyone!!!!

Hope to meet you soon...
Hey that's my birthday too !!!!!!! Coooooooooool.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #5
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I hope that Bacon gets to meet Ice Bat on his world wide adventure.


Go Bacon Go !!!
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:11 AM   #6
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Bacon's in Canberra

Bacon spent last weekend at Tom Groggin learning how to ride big KTM chookies into the ground (report here)

The official handover occured late Sunday after the completion of the course from PrestonPaul to me PeterWebtrax.

Unfortunately I wasn't aware of the 'rules' to the Bacon trip so didn't get any photos of him punting the KaTie M's around. Matt has one of him resting on the handlebars, so I'll get that posted soon.

Now for the next problem. Much as Bacon is relishing the exciting night life with all the other pigs in the nation's capital, he must move on.

Do we have any ADV riders heading out of Canberra in the near future, or any passing through?

If not, I might have to take a quick trip down the coast and drop him in SBSP's lap.

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Old 12-05-2007, 12:01 PM   #7
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I hate to be a party pooper but someone has to be the voice of reason in all this. I'm a little concerned about the lack of at least a helmet and eye protection. Is Bacon not ATGATT? Does he have a policy with LifeFlight and at least the address of a good seamstress or puppet maker should the worst happen?



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Old 12-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #8
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I hate to be a party pooper but someone has to be the voice of reason in all this. I'm a little concerned about the lack of at least a helmet and eye protection. Is Bacon not ATGATT? Does he have a policy with LifeFlight and at least the address of a good seamstress or puppet maker should the worst happen?



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Bacon is hard core. He doesn't have a tent, sleeping bag or pillow, said something about being for pussies, and he left home without two pennies to rub together. Bacon is Bear Grylls and Les Stroud combined, mixed with a little Chuck Norris and Bruce lee. or something like that
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:19 PM   #9
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Bacon is hard core. He doesn't have a tent, sleeping bag or pillow, said something about being for pussies, and he left home without two pennies to rub together. Bacon is Bear Grylls and Les Stroud combined, mixed with a little Chuck Norris and Bruce lee. or something like that
My dear ol' dad always said "You're known by the company you keep." Clearly Bacon is on his way to being a living legend. I can only hope that I get to meet him one day.



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Old 12-15-2007, 11:26 PM   #10
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Weekend with a pig.

I just spent a half hour typing this out slowly then boom it disappears!

Here goes again........

Saturday morning, the pig and I went for a ride down to the Royal National Park south of Sydney. It's a popular place for Sydney tar riders to live out there MotoGP fantasies.



Lots of curves and a fair bit of moss covering some of the "racing lines" so there are a few spills.

At the southern end of the park is Bald Hill which is one of Sydneys best hang gliding spots.
I hoped that pigs might fly, but the wind was no good and there was no one up in the air.
We took in the great view......





We checked out the bikes and then headed back to the city.



Bacon had been invited to my families pre Christmas picnic in Centennial Park. Once there he got in the mood very quickly.



My young "great niece" thought he was pretty cute.



The rest of the photo's have been edited as Bacon embarrassed himself by trying to shag my sisters dog. Too much red wine can have that affect.

Sunday morning and the pink one was a little under the weather. We had a cruise around a grey Sydney to show him the sights.





Bacon wanted to go to Kings Cross to check out his global empire.



The fountain in KX.



We stopped by a Sydney institution, Harry's Cafe de Wheels.



A quick ride up to Mt White north of Sydney as the weather was starting to turn nasty.



Then home just before the storm hit!

The pig has a date with SYDADVGS this week to continue his journey.

I'll be sad to see the little fella go.....

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:59 AM   #11
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I hate to be a party pooper but someone has to be the voice of reason in all this. I'm a little concerned about the lack of at least a helmet and eye protection. Is Bacon not ATGATT? Does he have a policy with LifeFlight and at least the address of a good seamstress or puppet maker should the worst happen?
Hmmm...
He's a bit big for the ping-pong ball helmet treatment though...
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:38 PM   #12
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You've got to find out where he is, where he's going and get there and steal him.
Meeting the current tour guide in person is the best way.
Or you can add your name to the official hosts list...
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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Or you can add your name to the official hosts list...
Yeah, like at the bottom of a 200+ list. That's going to work.

Sorry, just being realistic.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Yeah, like at the bottom of a 200+ list. That's going to work.

Sorry, just being realistic.
No. In the section of the list for the area you're in.

We've been waiting over 4 years to get him down here. The list only had 30 names then.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #15
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How about letting Bacon see some countries he hasn't been to yet...
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