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Old 05-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #5071
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I'm thinking, radioman must have been wearing the red hat while Di posed on the bike.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #5072
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Then off to meet up with Craig and Jenny in Manly to see the penguin come ashore, but it did not happen....The others had all gone out to sea, but one older penguin was still arriving. So we had a great dinner in Manly.


You ate a penguin?


Sounds like a great time!! Summer is ramping up and it's getting hot here, wish I was there.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #5073
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Beautiful pics Mark. Hey, I notice you have the Gobi panniers? Are they working out for you? How do you like em'? I am looking at a set for my ADV bike.

Carry on mate!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:25 AM   #5074
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You ate a penguin?
No we ate at a place called Taste of Africa

It is coming on winter here..... so temps are 70's in Sydney, and 50 at night. Perfect. Mountains will be colder this time of year... But I am looking forward to the ride!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:27 AM   #5075
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I notice you have the Gobi panniers? Are they working out for you? How do you like em'?

Carry on mate!
The Gobi bags are very sturdy, and have held up very well. I have never bothered to use them for water, so you lose a bit of space with the double wall. Have them on two bikes!

Good luck!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:50 AM   #5076
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radioman - g'day from mattherat

jeez you have been a busy man , all that riding,and all that posting

ride reports. I met you at bald hill this afternoon and stalked you

down the coast to thirroul, was on a black 77 yamaha xs650.

not a real adv bike but it'll do till the next one arrives. I hope you

continue to have a great ride, love your report so far
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #5077
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Going to have to start calling you Crocodile DundeeMan while your down under and you need a hat and one of those "now this is a knife" knife. rj
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #5078
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continue to have a great ride, love your report so far
Nice meeting up with you on the rode. Appreciated the thumbs up!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #5079
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Simply fabulous start to the downunder leg of the journey, keep it coming...
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #5080
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On the road again!

Decided I could get stuck in Sydney for a long time, so I needed to hit the road while I had a bit of good weather to ride south!

Riding out of Sydney. Lots of warnings about Speed cameras



You see lots of Postie bikes out delivering mail.



Then I had a great ride through Royal National park





Got to Bald Hill lookout, met matttherat and several other riders. Beautiful place.



Then a paraglider took off.... Looked like fun!



Continued my ride down the coast road!



Rode out to Kiama lighthouse and Blowhole.



You could hear the "whoosh" and thump just before the water shoots skyward.





Then onto Gerringong.



Was told I needed to stop and eat at Werri Beach fish shop!



As I pulled up there was an 1150GS in front, so I knew it was a good place! I met Thiery and his friend (sugo SP?) they were on a 10 day ride in OZ. He is living in Taiwan, working. Was great to meet them. Thiery has been inolved with Horizon Unlimited in Europe.... so it was fun to chat about riding! As riders we always seem to have a connection!





I arrived at Lee's Shed which he generously offered as a place to stay on my way south.



Arrived before sunset. Now I have been here via Air and ground :)



A very peaceful place!

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #5081
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Mapping out the ride

Got all my maps out to look at some of the options to ride. Also mapping ADV folks that have offered places to stay.....



Rode a bit in town to check out the spots. The cem



It has been here since 1800's and it set up in sections by religion. Interesting.



Then I found the beginning of the coast walk from Werri Beach to Loves beach near Kiama. This is the sign at Loves beach, then I walked the return.



and the warnings .....



Just a very peaceful and beautiful Coastal hike.





See the guy on the rocks fishing?



Some History of the area.



Dream Poles.



and as I enjoyed the hike, it was a great time of reflection, and time to Smell the flowers.





As I walk the last bit of beach.... back to my motorbike. Just enjoying the beauty.



Back to the fish shop to try another type of fish today :)



Fresh fish to choose from.



Yummy



Back to lee's Shed before the predicted rains started to fall. Lucky is looking better. and the rest of the cows were interested in why I was watching them :)





And this was the weather map this morning. Heavy winds and rain. I am working on some computer stuff, reading and waiting for the rain to clear before riding further south. No need to ride in the rain
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #5082
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #5083
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Thanks for continuing with the RR. I have some idea how much work it is and so appreciate it. I would love to ride down under but likely won't so I get to see it through your eyes.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #5084
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Great start Mark. Sure is pretty down there. They seem to really like their caution sigs!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #5085
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That's a great hike and beautiful scenery. I walked that same area in 2003. Man 10 years sure went fast!

And thanks Mark for the info on the Gobi bags. Cheers!
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