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Old 12-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #1396
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New tag: pre-1970 Land Rover

Assuming that the rainbow grab is good, I'm looking for any pre-1970 (vintage) Land Rover. The one in the pic is a 1962.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:58 PM   #1397
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I love the rainbow tag, I was planning on doing the same thing but I couldn't find a rainbow sign near here!
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:43 AM   #1398
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Here in Aus, it's early summer, that lovely lazy week between xmas and new year, which seems to be a uniquely Aussie/Kiwi time, when no one can remember what day of the week it is, nor be bothered to find out.

I rode 300km yesterday and I was just thinking of a daft pilgrimage to Rainbow, Victoria (400km each way) and I thought I'd better make sure the tag was still current...

I've been saved from myself. So what's the next tag?

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An early Land Rover? too easy!

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:34 AM   #1399
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An early Land Rover? too easy!
Figured I'd toss a holiday gift to you southern hemisphere folks. Had some other ideas but this was right next to the Rainbow tag and we're still battling icy roads....and cage drivers who fail to understand the principles behind why they lose control of their cars on ice.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:43 AM   #1400
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Just wanted to note that i'm still alive..
Didn't check the Tag for quite a while, just too busy..

The vintage Land Rover (gorgeous vehicle, BTW) would be an easy tag here in the Swiss and French Alps... but unfortunately, there is no riding at the moment. "At the moment" meaning since end November and presumably until Easter or so. As usual...
Well, but that's the drawback of living in one of the most beautiful places in Europe.
Nevertheless the hand starts itching already and everytime I see my bike standing there my eyes become wet. But even if the snow would melt enough for a few days to make it possible to reach a paved road without using spikes there would be so much salt on the roads.. It eats up your bike while you're riding. Increcible.

So, I hope you all had a merry Christmas and I wish everybody a good slide into 2011, as we say in German. Cheers, mates!
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:14 AM   #1401
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Assuming that the rainbow grab is good, I'm looking for any pre-1970 (vintage) Land Rover. The one in the pic is a 1962.

Here's what the other end looks like:



Alan, the gentleman in the photo, is a retired geologist. This 1968 LandRover series IIA Long Wheelbase hardtop was sold new to the Victorian state Country Roads Board and was Alan's work truck for a couple of years, being used for site investigations for roads projects. When it was pensioned off in about 1970/71, he bought it from the CRB.

At some point in the next 20 years or so before I first met it, it lost its original Landrover motor and it now has a Holden 186ci (3 litre) red six, a very common engine conversion for Landrovers in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s.

This Landy travelled from Melbourne up into Northern Australia every second winter for many years, nowdays it doesn't do much work, mostly being called into service when Alan's son Iain, who is about my age, returns to Australia.

I have seen a photo of Iain, at about 3 or 4 years old, standing on the driver's seat, clutching the steering wheel of "his" almost new Landrover.

Needless to say it is a family heirloom and is in no danger of being scrapped or sold.

Here's a second photo with my bike more visible:



By the way, traditionally when arriving at the family farm at night, Iain hands over the wheel to someone else and sits cross legged in the spare tyre on the bonnet with a shotgun and culls the rabbits along the Aussie scale driveway (almost a mile long). It's not a spare tyre, it's a gun turret!
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:14 AM   #1402
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Awesome. Love the narrative. Great seeing a vehicle with history like that!

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:15 PM   #1403
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...we're still battling icy roads....and cage drivers who fail to understand the principles behind why they lose control of their cars on ice.
I can't say I've ever had much problem with ice on the roads, though I do remember very clearly a sort of vague feeling of horror when I was burrowing around in the boot (trunk) of my friend's car in Ohio in August and I found an ice scraper.

I was long gone by the time the snow arrived.


It hit 40.0degC here at 3:30pm, so I went down to the Brighton Sea Baths for some photos.

And discovered I had left the camera card in the card reader on my desktop computer.

So having returned home for the card, I went looking for something closer to home.

I don't want to stall the game with something the 90% of the world in winter won't be able to reproduce, but I'd like to give a bit of a feel of time and place here.

Sooo....

At 5pm it has dropped to 39.3degC, 102.7degF.

The tag is a place you can buy ice:



Don't worry if they haven't actually got any ice in stock, a chap in a lorry will be along shortly to deliver some.

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:20 PM   #1404
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New tag in a little bit!
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:31 PM   #1405
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Since there is going to be alot of tonight, let's make this easy....



Any Happy New Year sign.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
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I'll confess I had hoped to see an icebox surrounded by snow!

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Since there is going to be alot of tonight, let's make this easy....

Any Happy New Year sign.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
I got woken at 9:30am (5 hours sleep) by a phone call, so the new year isn't looking so great so far. I wonder if I can find something this morning before its all taken down.

Happy New Year, 2011 is mild and sunny so far!
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:24 PM   #1407
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Sorry about no snow in the pic, but there's enough around here that maybe the next grab will show some.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #1408
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happy new year signs seem to be non existant round here :(
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Remember....... ANY happy new year sign will work
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #1410
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Would you believe that I struck out on this. It seems that like Cinderellas pumpkin disappearing at Midnight, soo too did the Holiday spirit. It's business as usual out there today. Even the Churches that I purposely rode by have taken down their Holiday signs.

And I even saw one sign up for Valentines Day sales already. Uggh.

Anyway. Happy New Year everyone.

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