Going nowhere fast. 12000miles on pigs with wings.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lowrpm, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. lowrpm

    lowrpm Tar Baby

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    YET ANOTHER LAP OF AUSTRALIA? Yeah baby!

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    FULL PHOTO ESSAY STARTS ON PAGE 6 (AT THIS LINK):

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448543&page=6


    But the story started here, with a few pre-departure and en-route posts. . .
    Some people don't learn fast. Some people aren't as smart as you. Most people are, however, as smart as me. Smarter really. Which helps to explain why I'm doing this yet again. . .

    On April 4, this coming Saturday, I and Phekg (whom I will refer to as P2 because he is not P1) will do what I have come to habitually do every couple of years: we'll run an inspection of the coast road, Hwy 1 - 12,000 miles of it this time. And we're going to get a whole 3 weeks to do it in! :D

    We'll be posting as we go (time and internet permitting), and fill in a report when we get our asses back to where we started from.

    Here's a bit of the prelim work I've done so far. . .

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    New rubber everywhere. Nice Tourances, which last better than most. . .

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    Hmm. Sargent seat is not bad, but can you be too comfy?

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    Tent poles mounted in a tube inside pannier frame. . .

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    Abrasion protection for the tankbag seat. . .

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    High density rubber pad So bags wont wear through if strapped on the back. . .

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    Handguard extensions (homemade of course), because it always rains. A lot.

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    Oh, and Promecha revalved shocks f&r, plus a new spring. Works too!:wink:

    So there you go. The countdown begins. 4 days to go. Three weeks, two pigs, 1 lap of Australia.
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  2. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    It rains in Australia?
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  3. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    Ride safe, takes lots of pics, have fu.......

    You know the rest Low.... your`ve done it often enough.. :lol3

    Very jealous mate, would love to be tagging along and doing another lap myself.. Looking forward to following your progress and reading yet another outstanding report when you return.. :thumb

    cheers.
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  4. lowrpm

    lowrpm Tar Baby

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    Mate, this is definitely the sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.

    In the last month, we've had the worst bushfires on record in Australia, killing over 170 people and scorching millions of hectares of land. At the same time, people made homeless in the north by the worst floods on record donated their emergency relief fund cheques to the survivors of the fires.

    Yes, it rains. :huh
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  5. lowrpm

    lowrpm Tar Baby

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    Nev, you know it! Not sure what this report will be like though: you've done one lap you've done 'em all. Isn't that right?:rofl
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  6. Clancy

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    Good luck with it:thumb Please keep us updated. Ride safe eh.
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  7. AUS CRUZER

    AUS CRUZER Lets Cruz

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    Enjoy and keep safe:clap :wave
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  8. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    have a great trip. Looking forward to the report.
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  9. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    I know in my case, the report almost took as long as the ride itself.. :lol3

    3 weeks away you say?? You wont know what to do with your spare time.. :lol3

    Enjoy mate.. :thumb
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  10. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Bullshit. It took about four times as long:rofl :rofl
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  11. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    :lol3 :lol3

    Wonder how many speeding fines I can give you on Thursday as payment for that remark?? :lol3
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  14. lowrpm

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    Here is some of the mess I am making at home this week trying to get ready in between work and drinking with mates!
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    And it's true, not all laps are the same. Clockwise sucks.:lol3

    P2 will be staying at my place Friday night, so maybe we'll get some pics of his mods and special purchases then. I just discovered I got way too much space - better go and find more junk to carry. . .
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