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Old 01-23-2008, 03:14 PM   #106
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Day 19
Murray bridge- Grampians
headed east early to get the highway section out of the way down to Bordertown birth place of Bob Hawk.
From Bordertown we headed south to Frances this is wheat country and the farmers were collecting and bailing hay and straw.


Then left South Australia

and crossed back into Victoria

the sign post was covered in small dead shells I have no idea what causes this maybe some one here knows



then it was off towards Horsham today we found this great piece of Aussie Christmas paddock decoration


From Horsham to the Grampians Nat Park via Lah-Arum and Wartook and through to Halls Gap great road.



Spent the night in Halls Gap
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:46 AM   #107
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I have NO idea what I was thinking.

(its in WAY better quality on my computer - youtube reduces it to 640x 480. anyone know of somewhere to host that can be better quality ?)

oh well... here goes nothin !

Bacon Goes Australia - Part 1





Part 2 to come pending market demand. lol ! (please post musical preferences for considerations)

GO BACON GO !
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:57 AM   #108
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I have NO idea what I was thinking.

oh well... here goes nothin !

Part 2 to come pending market demand. lol ! (please post musical preferences for considerations)

GO BACON GO !
Egggggggselent! Consider me one demanding inmate, more please!

How about Willy Nelson's "On the Road Again", Beatles "Long and Winding Road", "Hit the Road Jack", "We're on the Road to Nowhere". Sorry, pretty unimaginative song suggestions.

BTW, in case anyone wants to know why we're taking a pig around the world on a motorcycle, it's because it's very much more difficult in a cage.




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Old 01-24-2008, 01:01 PM   #109
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Coho911 that was great! I really enjoyed that video. You just can't help but smile at the little pink porker.

I vote for another installment video style. Can I also recommend 'Born to be wild' for a tune.

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Old 01-24-2008, 02:37 PM   #110
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I have NO idea what I was thinking.

(its in WAY better quality on my computer - youtube reduces it to 640x 480. anyone know of somewhere to host that can be better quality ?)

oh well... here goes nothin !

Bacon Goes Australia - Part 1




Part 2 to come pending market demand. lol ! (please post musical preferences for considerations)

GO BACON GO !
Thanks its great cant wait for part 2
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:14 PM   #111
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Day 20
Halls Gap to Melbourne
We were in need of a new rear tyre so we phoned ahead booked a new tyre and headed for Melbourne.
From Halls gap we headed out to Dunkeld to the south the forecast was for an extremely hot day so the plan was get going early, we overslept and only left at 7am.
In hindsight I'm glad we never left earlier as it was cool and there was a hoppy about every 500 meters. That road must be hell at night with the amount of animals that were still out between 7-8am.
A quick breakfast in Dunkeld and the worst cup of coffee I've had in years, the bacon and egg roll was tops.
From Dunkeld we took a mix of dirt and tar sections through to the coast via
Cobden and joined the Great ocean road at Port Campbell.
We stopped for lunch at Apollo Bay then headed toward Melbourne via Anglesea


Bacon had been here before with his dad on his first trip
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #112
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Day 21
Melbourne to Myrtleford
Dropped of the bike at Melbourne BMW for the new tyre they told me they would call when it was ready.
The extreme heat that was forecast for the day before had arrived, by 9 am it was 39 Deg Cel.
They called at 9.15 to say that the bike was ready, fantastic service given that I had only given them the bike at 8.40.
We packed the bike and headed out toward Warburton, it was stinking hot trying to get out of the city. Why is it when its hot, all the traffic lights get you
We had an early lunch in Warburton then through a bucket of water over ourselves and headed up the Reefton spur what a great bit of road for a bike.


We stopped for a drink and another drenching at Marysville.
We had done 50 k'ms the we were bone dry temp reached 42 deg Cel
Arrived at Alexandra and it was starting to cool from there we took the dirt passed Lake Eildon towards Bonny Doon. Ah the serenity.......




By the time we got to Mansfield the temp had droped down into the mid 20's
what a relief.
From Mansfield it was the great section of tar through to Whitfeild then the dirt through to lake Buffalo.
They had been doing some road work through there and they had dummped a lot of loose stone and it was a little tricky in sections, It was a lot better when we went through there on our way to the Moto GP last October.
We ended up in Mertyleford What a top day even though it was so hot earlier.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:50 PM   #113
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Day 22
Myrtleford - Canberra
Headed out toward Albury via Taylors Gap then parallel to the Kewa valley Highway and took the new Wadonga bypass to Bellbridge.
We crossed the Murray at Belbridge and followed the river to Walwa the river had more water in it than I had seen in a log time.
Fuelled up at Walwa an took off for the mountians.
The dams of the snowy hydro scheme were nearly full


After a quick stop for a top up of fuel at Cabrumarra we went passed Mt selwyn and on to Rules point.
We had planned to take the dirt through to Canberra via Brindabella, but took a wrong turn and ended up at blue water holes there were many 4X4's there and they told us the gates beyond were locked.



We had commitments that night in Canberra and it was late afternoon so we headed back the way we had come the through to Adamiaby and through Shannons flat to Tharwa and into Canberra.
We were late for the family dinner. So what riding comes first does'nt it.
We will do the Brindabella road this weekend.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:19 PM   #114
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Day 23
The push for home.
Final day... back to work soon
We left Canberra toward Sutton then Gunning, Crookwell, Tuena,O'connell,
Tarana.
And then home into Sydney.
Bacon with distance covered

He now has his passport and will be heading overseas soon with Odeno

But first he is going with us down to Collector tonight where we will hand the little fellow over to ATGREG who will take him to meet some hard core ADV inmates at the Limeburners Australia day get-together.
Bacon wishes all a happy Australia day

Travel far and wide bacon and go home to Gazzafish one day.
We will remember our time fondly
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:45 PM   #115
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Part 2 to come pending market demand. lol ! (please post musical preferences for considerations)

GO BACON GO !
WOW!!! Keep it up, you are now committed to putting this together until BACON gets home again. Oh and how about "Lost Highway" by Bon Jovi?
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:48 PM   #116
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:48 AM   #117
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OK all - Part 2 in the works...
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:17 PM   #118
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I loved that video and the ride reports!

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #119
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Love the Video .... Great stuff .... waiting for more

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Old 01-26-2008, 01:01 AM   #120
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Great stuff Coho, I hope I make the next installment!

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