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Old 06-28-2013, 04:16 AM   #5266
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I have a question for you too Mark.

The rear tyre you changed out in Cobar I think had been on since Bolivia. Correct? A Pirelli Scorpion Rally if I recall. Do you know how many kms
. Steve, it was a Pirelli Rally and I got it in Uruguay as it was the only one available. Seems like I got about 9,000 km or so. Might have gotten more if I was near home and rode it off road. I took it off in nz and went with tourances for nz. Put it back on to ride it out.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:19 AM   #5267
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Hey Mark, haven't dropped by in awhile, how's life treating you? Been anywhere interesting lately?
. Ummmmm since I last saw you in St John pub with your cast members.... 2 years, 19 countries, and lots of Km's ;) doing well. Hope you are doing well! Good memories in New Foundland!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #5268
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Video editing

Mark, being a video editor as well, I know the huge amount of work it takes to go thru your video and pick out the clips you want, add stills with motion, add local music etc. This is as monumental as your trip, well almost. The video sequences in reverse order is very nice, helps us who have been following your whole adventure to remember what we've already read about.

This is becoming a epic and sure to disappoint all us when it is finally over, we all hope it NEVER ends. and it won't if????
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:28 PM   #5269
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Hey Mark,

Just stopping by to say Hi. I heard you ran into another Mark that I know down there. You know I lived in Parramatta for six months in '89.

Anyway, keep up the good work and I'll keep checking in.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #5270
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. Steve, it was a Pirelli Rally and I got it in Uruguay as it was the only one available. Seems like I got about 9,000 km or so. Might have gotten more if I was near home and rode it off road. I took it off in nz and went with tourances for nz. Put it back on to ride it out.
Ta. Might fit one to my new XT1200Z.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #5271
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good luck on the interview! Getting "stuck" in one place for a bit is all part of the trip
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #5272
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #5273
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #5274
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At the youth Hostel, had a great evening sharing some travel videos and stories. The other travelers were interested...

In the morning had to get a couple of pictures. So they could send an email home and tell there family that they bought a bike and were now traveling by motorbike



Eva Was nice meeting you. Good luck on your travels.



Then rode back down Bells Line Road. Had a few interesting views of the Blue Mountains but the clouds and mist were thick.



explored a couple roads off of Bells line looking for a better view.

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And a few other stops to joy the ride back.





Loved the road signs...



Then back to Sydney on the Friday afternoon to stay at Russells and Nyree's home. Was a bit grey and rainy. Decided to take the ferry back into the city to meet up with a young traveler I met ion the great Ocean road.

Sydney Harbour is really beautiful place to walk around!





Met up with Rachel and had drinks down at The Rocks. Was a stormy night but the harbour was very cool.



Next morning, We rode out of Sydney in the rain to meet up with some other riders for an overnight in Mudgee (NW of town).





We stopped in a small town for lunch before heading on. Liked the sign they had.



We carried onto Mudgee. It was different riding with a small group of riders, as I have not done this in a very long time. They were a "spirited" group of riders I will say. But I stayed calm. Like a turtle. Slow and steady wins the race

Russell kept saying it was going to get nicer.... and it did



We had a great meal that night. Might have scared the table next to us with the topics of conversation



Thanks Russell and Nyree for your great hospitality. Had a great time!!

to Mark and Liz, Richico, and Karen. Was great meeting you and sharing a short ride! Cheers !
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #5275
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #5276
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Took me awhile, but I've finally caught up! You're having a grand adventure and I'm quite jealous of your ride in NZ and Aus, I've always wanted to go down there. I'm a new rider, just passed my MSF this past February, but I'm having a great time and looking forward to doing some rides like yours.

Let me know if you need any help with Woody's, they're only about 10 minutes from my office.

If you ever find yourself in Denver, drop me a line!
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #5277
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Let me know if you need any help with Woody's, they're only about 10 minutes from my office.
Thanks. My new wheel has shipped
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Sunday we road out of Mudgee to explore the area before the rest of the group headed south.



We rode the country roads to Hill end a gold mining town.





And a short ride through town. Lots of Kangaroos to take a look at.





Interesting history and old buildings.



We had Brunch and the group headed back to Sydney while I rode back up to Mudgee.



I liked the World Map above the table.



Sofala



Explored town on Sunday afternoon and then when to the local Pub to listen to music.



While sitting listening to music, I met some lovely local people. The excitement of Sonja about my wandering trip was wonderful

Then I met Ian and Barbara, and they invited me back to their home for dinner after the music. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening!

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Old 07-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #5279
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My Monday morning, started off with a blue sky



Started riding north some "sealed" some "unsealed"



Still watching out for animals along the way!



and wound my way through the country.



I rode up to Walcha to meet up with Hyperpete. He even had a place set up to park my bike



Another good day on the road!
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #5280
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Tuesday Morning. Started again with Blue skies and sunshine!! Walcha is up in the mountains so the it's a cool morning and we planned a ride on a great road up to Grafton (another ride in the top 100 motorcycle roads book).



HyperPete rolls out his spotless KTM 690 Duke



We ride west to Armidale before turning toward Grafton.



Had to stop for a "cattle drive" in the country here



I love riding in these kinds of country roads!



In Armidale there is a statue of a "field Ranger" not sure the history is great but need to read up on it!



As we ride the twisty roads through the mountains we have some misty fog. Still beautiful!



Stop for a look at one of the many waterfalls. As Timmer said on FB, at first glance I thought your bike was in the waterfall.



We stop off at the Nymbodia Pub. Lots of Russell Crowe memorabilia on the walls. Somehow he is connected to this area and the Museum.





at Grafton we turned back west and road to Glen Enes where we parted company. I headed north then east and HyperPete turned south. Some really great twisty roads!!



Thanks Pete for taking time to have me stay and ride the day with me !
Cheers (PS: you can now tell your coworkers that I am not a "serial Killer" )

640KM riding day. Not all of us who wander are lost :)

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