Around the world advrider mascot relay - Bacon's journey

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GazzaFish, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    This is the offial blog for Bacon (the pig) travelling around the world by advrider relay. To read about the pre-trip planning or would like to be part of the relay, please say so here.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265066 and keep watch on where Bacon is up to around the world. if he gets close to your home, yell out. The above link also contains the rules for the relay although i'd like to think of them as 'guidelines' than rules.

    So lets begin........:clap
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  2. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    Hi All, My name is bacon and I LOVE riding co-pilot with any ADVRIDER members. I have no cash but am willing to help fund my trip around the world by posing in EVERY photo you put up to this trip report.

    I entered this world arriving at gazzafish's house in melbourne, Australia on Oct 23rd 2007.
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    Hello everyone!!!!

    Hope to meet you soon...
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  3. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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  5. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    It was an early start for bacon on day 1. Bacon and I left my house at 5:50am.. I tried to talk bacon into riding in my tank bag but he wouldn't hear of it so I strapped him safely onto my rear rack. Bacon was wrapped. :D
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    We headed off through Geelong and towards the start of the ....
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    We continued on and the day was perfect. Virtually no traffic and the sun was shinning....
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    We got to lorne and continued onto Apollo Bay.
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    For those who dont know what the Great Ocean Road is like, I asked bacon to do some filming why I put the Dakar through its paces...
    I tried to embed the video but couldnt get it to work so a link will have to suffice...
    http://www.youtube.com/v/gWO7p8mSGgM

    Then we managed to pass 10 speed signs in just over a minute...

    http://www.youtube.com/v/S7M7co-u79w


    We headed to Apollo Bay where we met up with fellow ADVRIDER Crozz. together, the three of us headed North into the Otway Ranges area. Bacon was loving it. he was already covered in dust from the dirt roads and you couldn't get the smile off his face...literally. :D

    We stopped at a mobile tower for a quick look..
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    and then to check the map..

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    Of course Bacon didnt believe we knew where we were going so he had to check it out...

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    He was happy we werent lost.
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    Bacon couldn't stop taking his eyes off the advrider sticker. i think he'd really love to have his own badge...:D
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    It was then a very casual ride back to my house. Bacon was very pleased with his first outing and can;t wait to hook up with prestonpaul for his trip heading North..

    Stay tuned......:D

    Starting Km's - 0
    Finish Km's - 460
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  6. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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  7. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Wow! It's great to be pert of a community that's got some serious priorities!

    Go, Bacon Go!
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  8. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    priorities or issues, it is all perspective :thumb

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    wishing safe travels to all who travel with Bacon!
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  9. furndog

    furndog at least it's orange

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    Hope Bacon can meet Adventure Kitty some day.
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  10. Squeaky

    Squeaky A Few Loose Screws...

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    Spank the Monkey wants to hang out with him too! :clap
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  11. gonzomup

    gonzomup ChainGang Recidivist

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    Hooray for Bacon! Mr. Happy Puppet is looking forward to a riding partner!

    Whoever ends up taking him through W Montana should try to get Bacon across Beartooth Pass. He might get a bit chilly, but I think he'll like the views!

    Bohdan
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  12. SaPPeR

    SaPPeR Equal Opportunity Hater

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    we should start a frapper map of some kind to track BACON's progress =)
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  13. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    I can't friggen wait! I can't friggen believe I'm gonna be able to spend the next year or so watching a pig puppet go around the world! I can't believe I'm so friggen excited about it! Friggen, yay!

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    So, just "north"? Does prestonpaul have a plan? What time is he going to have Miss Bacon in his tent by at night? ANd what the HELL is he doing taking her into the Outback on a motorcycle and sleeping with her in a tent! IF it's sleeping at all. Harumph!

    :ddog

    Holy Moly, I'm going to spend the next year worried sick about a pink pig puppet!

    :(::rayof:drif I begin to fear for my sanity. :flug
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  14. strom thingie

    strom thingie Lost and Proud!

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    GO PIG, GO!!!:clap :clap :clap
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    boottothedoor The Muddy

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    I totally agree! :clap Go Bacon!
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    kejago Kev. Haute Savoie, France

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    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    Best thread ever!!
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  18. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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  19. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    Well. the time came this morning when I had to say goodbye to bacon :cry

    being Bacons very first carrier, we share a bond that only future carriers will experience. But in true ADVRIDER fassion, who am I to hold back the ambitions of such a great pig. Bacon has to travel and with that in mind, we headed off to meet Advrider PrestonPaul (carrier No.2).

    Here's the inourgural meeting... Bacon WAS EXCITED. Especially when he saw the nice shinny KTM. (He'd never been on a KTM before and was keen to compare the thumpers):evil

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    Didnt manage to get a pic of me with Bacon :cry but im sure I'll get my chance when he returns in 12 months.

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    PrestonPaul was more than happy to help continue Bacon's journey and I have to say that bacon has already managed to get 2 total strangers with a common interest to meet and say "g'day" (Thats australian for hello :D ).
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    So thanks prestonpaul for getting involved and I hope Bacon has a fun and safe journey....I'll be watching.... :cry

    So far, bacon has done 460K's on a BMW!!!!! I wonder after his total journey which bike brand would have taken him further??:evil
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  20. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !! Super Moderator

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    This is so kool. Get Bacon to me and i'll show him some mountains :)
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