Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    aaaawwww no, that can't be right, I asked Santa for a new bike, he said sure but it only comes in red and white, I said so long as it's not orange.

    You mean I'm not getting my bike

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  2. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    3.5 cm Hail stones Tamworth

    and the radar is black :D

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    Dont you love this time of year!!
  3. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    ahÂ… thunderstorm alley. passed over your place a few times last week, fair bit of ducking and weaving to stay out of the tall ones. looks like todays no different...
  4. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Send some my way will you, 43 here and getting hotter and yes a fly plague the drought is on. :deal
  5. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    You can keep the hail thanks...
  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    One hazard of desert riding I suppose? :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Thanks FB, that was great, the look on my boy's face was priceless. I reckon we can guarantee best behaviour between now & christmas after Santa's warnings! :deal
  8. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    I have a friend who hit one in a heavy rigid on the Nullabor and spent 6 weeks in horsepiddle, 1 week intensive care.

    Damn things like to sleep on the warmer bitumen at night.

    It would be "goodnight Irene" if you clobbered one on a bike .... :cry

    When we did the Wanaaring OCR, I noticed the Bourke Shire council trucks placing signs on the highway south. You can't see them with the scrub so close to the highway and they are well camouflaged for it. 2 steps from them, and they're in harms way.

    hence the cull ......:deal
  9. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    We spotted a flock of emus about 15 metres off the Pacific Highway at Broadwater in northern NSW a couple of Sundays ago. Not in an emu farm either!
  10. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    I reckon they would make a hell of a mess if hit by a HR . bloody nuisance things. A friend has a contract for the cull he sits in helicopters for days on end searching them out and shooting them in the NT.



    I guess because of all the development we dont tend to think of emus being that close to the coast but they must have been there before all the highways and stuff eh ? either way I friggen hate emus and motorbikes together its an unnatural partnership!
  11. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    First time I rode my PD I picked it up in Alice and was riding into Marla at night and there were about 30-40 of the bastards standing in the middle of the Stuart Highway.

    I was a little over the NT speed limit, it was at that moment I learned what 20 year old brakes, lights and horn were really like:eek1, how I missed them I'll never know they were scattering in every direction.

    It slowed me right down for the rest of ride into Marla fortunately it was only about another 15k.
  12. oodeano

    oodeano Some Guy

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    I rode through a dozen goats between Dorrigo and Tyringham on Sunday - not something i expected at all.

    Maybe they were domestic livestock?
  13. Reefdog

    Reefdog Been here awhile

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    Does this count

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  14. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    I know there are more than a few Rush fans in the U.S.A & Canada, but are there any here in OZ? Enough even to get the band to tour maybe?
  15. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    They may as well tour , just a few coming up in the new year , Black Sabbath , Neil Young , Robert Plant , Deep Purple , Mettalica , The list of oldies & old bands getting back together is amazing .
  16. eieio

    eieio n00b

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    Looks like B.O.C. will do a roaring trade in the new year,
    they'll definately need to be stocked up with Oxygen with all those old blokes touring :D
  17. Turtle

    Turtle Been here awhile

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    A big fan here... Neil Pert(sp) is a fantastic drummer. They had many a great hit over the years. But as for a tour.... who would know.
  18. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    My usual conservative approach to people like him is to hunt them down and drive a stake through their heart!

    As you are the one who has lost the cash you might prefer a more aggressive approach!
  19. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    Hi Phil, In the 70's I was managing a diving company and one of our expat divers lost his wife and two children after hitting a camel on the way back to Abu Dhabi from Dubai on a shopping trip. They were out on holiday from the UK.
    Especially driving/riding in the desert at sunset the camels are almost invisible. I had a lucky escape at that impending sunset time when the car in front, maybe 200 metres, jabbed his brakes and woke me up. Bill
  20. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    Hi Mick, Can't you contact the mods on the site ? I had 2 bad experiences buying off this site from US members. One was resolved, the other not. But on the unresolved one a US site member tracked him down and gave him shit, unfortunately to no avail. Good luck with your problem. Cheers Bill