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  1. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Okay, since we seem to be getting a nice little group of inmates together in the general area north of Gladstone to Townsville and west to Longreach, might be time to have somewhere to shoot the shit for the Mango's and Nomango's.
    So if your dreaming of adventure or just ripping yarns, post it up here and get your poison. Any of the big rides like Springsure etc will still have their own thread when it comes online, and if we get something arranged here like the CCC then we can post it up once it's a definate, What say Ye? :ear
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  2. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    Does someone who used to live on NQ count ?
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  3. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Can you slice and eat a Mango without getting any on your top lip :brow
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  4. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Great idea OBJ
    I'll go first,
    Hello ...my name is Outbackbiker..... & i suffer from MAS:freaky
    "
    Motorcycle Addiction Syndrome (MAS)
    ...courtesy of friends at sportbike.com

    Do you have it?

    Motorcycling Addiction Syndrome

    Even more serious than the mania for chocolate is the growing epidemic of MAS, or Motorcycling Addiction Syndrome. Don't laugh because you might be its next victim. Just to give you a possible heads up in case it's creeping up on you, here are a few questions to quietly answer for yourself.

    How many of these apply to you?

    1. I have gone riding when I was depressed, or to cheer myself up.

    2. I have gone on riding binges of several tanks of gas or more in a day.

    3. I ride rapidly, often 'gulping' roads.

    4. I have sometimes ridden early in the morning or before work.

    5. I have hidden bikes in different places to sneak a ride in without being seen.

    6. Sometimes I avoid friends or family obligations in order to ride motorcycles.

    7. Sometimes I find myself analyzing sections of roads as if I were riding, even while in cars.

    8. I am unable to enjoy myself with others unless there is a bike nearby.

    9. At a boring party, I will often slip off unnoticed to go riding.

    10. Riding has made me seek haunts and companions which I would otherwise avoid.

    11. I have neglected personal hygiene or household chores until I have finished a ride.

    12. I have spent money meant for necessities on accessories instead.

    13. I have attempted to complete an Iron Butt ride.

    14. Most of my friends are unapologetic motorcycle riders.

    15. I have sometimes passed out from a night of heavy riding.

    16. I have suffered 'blackouts' or memory loss from a bout of riding.

    17. I have wept, become angry or irrational because of a road I have ridden; or, worse, NOT ridden.

    18. I have sometimes wished I did not ride so much.

    19. Sometimes I think my riding is out of control.

    If you answered 'yes' to three or more of these questions, you may be a motorcycle addict. Affirmative responses to five or more indicates a serious problem...professional help is strongly advised.

    Once a relatively rare disorder, Motorcycle Addiction Syndrome, or MAS, has risen to new levels due to the accessibility of higher quality motorcycles at a relatively low expense since the end of the Second World War. The number of motorcycle addicts and abusers is currently at record levels.

    SOCIAL COSTS OF MOTORCYCLE ABUSE

    Abusers become withdrawn, uninterested in society or normal relationships. They fantasize, creating alternative worlds to occupy, to the neglect of friends and family. In severe cases they develop bad posture from riding in awkward positions or carrying heavy tool bags. In the worst instances, they become cranky bike mechanics in small towns.

    Excessive riding during pregnancy is perhaps the number one cause of moral deformity among the children of Road Racers, Tourers, Squids, Wannabees and Posers alike.

    Known as Fetal Motard Syndrome, this disease also leaves its victims prone to a lifetime of vertigo, daydreaming, emotional instability and an unnerving predilection for unsuitable leather garments.

    HEREDITY

    Recent Harvard studies have established that heredity plays a considerable role in determining whether a person will become an abuser of motorcycles. Most abusers have at least one parent who abused motorcycles, often beginning at an early age and progressing into adulthood. Many spouses or significant others of an addict become addicts themselves.

    OTHER PREDISPOSING FACTORS

    Fathers or mothers who are road race fans, collectors, or heavy leather wearers; parents who do not encourage children to play team games, read voraciously (except Rider and Motorcyclist magazines), or watch television (other than Speedvision) in the evening.

    PREVENTION

    Premarital screening and counseling, and referral to adoption agencies is urged in order to break the chain of abuse. One percenters in particular should seek partners active in other fields. Children should be encouraged to seek physical activity by joining teams, and to avoid isolation and morbid introspection. Proximity to road maps and National Geographic magazines should be restricted. Keep two-stroke oil securely locked away and out of reach. Playing cards inserted into bicycle spokes must be looked upon as a primary initial symptom, as should inadvertent twitching of the right wrist and incessant muttering of the syllables "Udden-Udden." Children noted exhibiting a 'thousand yard stare' in the direction of a setting sun are likewise considered candidates for early intervention. A preference for tiny boots and multi-colored leather diapers indicates incipient 'motorcycle madness' and requires urgent, immediate treatment if any semblance of normality is ever to be achieved "
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  5. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    Yep,

    Can you shoot the inside of a mango with your foot ?
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  6. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    Just moved here (Moranbah). Sounds like I need some cultural enlightenment on mango consumption. Do they taste like beer?

    Currently bikeless so have just posted in the wanted department:
    WANTED: KTM640/625/Adventure, TE610, XR400/600, DRZ400, DR650, or similar.
    May consider more enduro oriented jiggers like WR450's and KTM520/525.
    Must be registered or registerable.
    Budget up to $6000.

    Whats the CCC?

    Cheers
    Ian
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  7. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    G'day mate, your in motorcycle heaven for 2nd hand bikes, should be anyone of those you listed for sale around Moranbah, bloody rich miners :wink: The CCC was a ride we put together 2 weeks ago, it was a pearler. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17025601#post17025601

    Outback biker doesn't live to far from Moranbah, and Charlie is at Dysart, so your among some weirdo's there ole mate :lol3
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  8. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Yeh what OBJ said... except the part about weirdo's , you will have to excuse him, those flat western plains do funny things to one's mind.:evil
    Back to bikes , keep an ear out there's always someone in a mining town having a fire sale!!! & every second miner has a dirt bike!!
    Ohh & i'm only about 40 mins south west of Moranbah take the rail line south outa town it runs straight past our place!
    Cheers OB.
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  9. Robbiedebob

    Robbiedebob Been here awhile

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    G'day all
    Signing in from The Leap (20 min north of Mackay) Have been a bit quiet on the riding front of late. New interest of Off Road Racing has taken over at the moment but keen to get back riding now the season is nearly over.

    Cheers
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  10. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    G'day, The Leap Hotel , sounds like a good place to start a ride from, there's some talk of an attack on the Cathu state forest in the future, any local intel will be handy. Shame you wern't around 2 weekends ago, the ride to Eungella was a beauty.
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  11. Robbiedebob

    Robbiedebob Been here awhile

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    Yeah just read the ride report, shame I missed it. Like I said have been mucking around with off road racing so I havn't been on here much lately. Sorry can't help with Cathu only road up a short way years ago. Was by myself so didn't go to far. I have however mucked around with google earth and I seem to recall that you sould be able to get to Collinsville via Cathu. Would be a good ride Leap Hotel to Collinsville via Cathu, Collinsville to Eungella, Eungella to Nebo via Diggings, Nebo home.
    Just a thought .:evil

    Cheers
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  12. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Yeh that's sort of what we're looking for, i see possibilities of getting across near Mount Hector, and further up behind the Prossie dam, also maybe up the Roma Peak road, but we might need a green light from a farmer or two, that's where Outbackbiker comes in to play, he speaks their lingo. Yeh mate did you see the price this week for weiners! :wink:
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  13. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    And if you know how to do the mating Moo for a bull out west you might get a girl backing up to you :lol3
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  14. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Ha bloody ha, i can see a weekend at Outbackbikers Ranch for some education is on the cards!!! We'll so how long yuh last with a hungry poddy calf..........
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  15. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Ha bloody ha, i can see a weekend at Outbackbikers Ranch for some education is on the cards!!! We'll see how long yuh last with a hungry poddy calf..........
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  16. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Give Kas'u the big rubber glove :lol3
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  17. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    :rofl

    It's a funny story,
    a mate who grow up on a milk farm was shit faced down the casino,
    and starts with the Moooo, he tells me it is a bulls mating Moooo :lol3
    Next thing this chick does a Mooooo back and starts backing up to him,
    anyways she off a station.

    So your into horses OBB ?











    I am not there pricks of things
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  18. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    Weaners is spelt with an a,not an i.bloody city slickers.:flip
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  19. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Bloody hell Charlie why did you go & tell him i thought he was talking about those little red sausages you put in hotdogs.:roflThought he must have spotted a deal at his local grocery store...

    Horses?? i ride 'em 'cause i have to, end of story...
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  20. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Bugga 'im, he can go bare back..:huh
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