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Old 07-30-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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What Do You Do With An Unexpected Day Off

Go for a ride of course

Yesterday I was sitting in Perth airport after arriving from Brisbane, passing the time away looking at ADV and thinking about the couple of rides I had been on during my r and r and thinking about rides I will do in the future and bikes I have owned and would like to own.

Anyway got to Karratha last night, boss picked me up and announced that my supervisor had said it was quiet so take the day off and go for a ride.

How could I possibly argue, I ask you?

So enjoyed a sleep in, had a shower and brekky. Text the boss with plans for my ride and told him if I haven't called him by 4.30 I could be in trouble.

It's just after 9am local time about to head off fuel up and head off in the general direction of Chichester millstream national park, with a huge smile on my dial
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:15 PM   #2
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Bastard :)

I had the opposite problem this week. Bike packed ready to go for a 3-4 day trip and boss called and had to fly back to work the next day.

Hope you had a great day for both of us OFB.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
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What Do You Do With An Unexpected Day Off

Brag about it on ADV of course.............

There happened to be a bike up there for you?
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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What Do You Do With An Unexpected Day Off

Have a Wank
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:59 PM   #5
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Have a Wank
But what do you do with the other 23 hours and 59 and a half minutes?
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:55 PM   #6
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:36 PM   #7
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Had a great day thanks Pete
Pbee I bought a transalp 650 over here to get to and from work( beats sharing the Ute as we finish at different times) and to enjoy on the occasional day off here or if the sun is still shining when I finish work.
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No Photos... Didnt happen..










Not of the wanking either Seano
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Unexpected day off? I don't get it
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Not of the wanking either Seano

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Sounds nice Ian.
So how does the riding compare to Bris area?

Ought to jump on the next Snail Trails Perth ride :)
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A couple of pics to prove it happened, the ride that is, not the other stuff mentioned






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Sounds nice Ian.
So how does the riding compare to Bris area?

Ought to jump on the next Snail Trails Perth ride :)
Its good, especially nice at this time of year as the weather is fantastic, it tends to get a bit warm later in the year and there is not much in the way of shade over here. Lots of wide open spaces, with some very large distances between petrol stops. Also on some of the roads and tracks you can travel a long way without seeing anyone else.

Most of the dirt roads are good, although there are some that aren't really maintained much or carry a lot of heavy traffic and are therefore very corrugated. The 90 ks of blacktop I rode to get to the dirt today is very good quality, but as soon as I hit the dirt rough as hell with really bone jarring corrugations.

The best bit though is you can be off road in minutes, if it is still light when I finish work I often take a detour home via the dirt tracks that abound everywhere around town. There is even a legal off road play area, supplied by the council within 5 mins of town. A lot of the off road tracks can get a bit rocky or can be nice red dirt that turnbs to incredibly soft red sand without much warning.

As for Peth snail trails, would be nice. But two day ride to get there and I only get one day off usually during the three weeks I am here. Which is a shame, I have seen some great places in the truck I would like to explore on the bike, but some are too far away for just one day. Plus the trasnalp doesn't quite get 550 kms out of a tank so I would be pushing it a fair way.

I am doing an overnight trip in the truck on Sunday to an area I would love to explore on a bike and hope to maybe do it next year when RubyTuesday is supposed to come over and a spend a week or so here so we can ride up to a party in Broome.

Speaking of Rubiar what sort of partner would I be if I didn't put up a clip of her falling off the other day during a ride out the back of Swanbank
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Ok apparently I don't know how to post video

Its late here now, will try to fix tomorrow if I don't finish work too late
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