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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Oscar, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Newbie from New Zealand here.
    Good lookin' site you got here.
    Any folks here from this part of the world?

    Cheers
    Oscar



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  2. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Hey Oscar!

    Welcome to the site. I hope you'll get busy posting and sharing stories of your adventures with us. As to your question, yes - most of us are from the western part of the world. Very few militant Islam supporters or Taliban supporters here... :1drink

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  3. Grt Wht

    Grt Wht Adventurer

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    Nice bikes. Are they both yours? This place can be a bit wild. Its refreshing compared to other sites I frequent. Enjoy!!!!!!
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  4. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    The Dakars mine, the XR650 was just borrowed for the day (& street legal in NZ).
    The Honda was a absolute weapon on the gravel - yeeehar!
    From an ADV point of view the XR seat is a cruel and unusual punishment.........

    About half an hour after this picture was taken, I had a head on with a wingnut driving a stationwagon (blind corner, narrow road etc.). It woulda been ok if the dork hadn't of slammed his brakes on, causing his car to sledge in the gravel...right in front of me.

    Anyway, minor damage to me and the DAK, it's just been repaired, but I'm still mending.

    Cheers
    Oscar
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  5. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    Welcome, not a lot of folks from your neck of the woods. We understand that is because they are all out with the sheep:rofl
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  6. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    Ok, I'm scared now! I want no photos of Oscar in those shorts!

    The sheep in the shorts mmmmmmmmmm, we could have a date for Pep:smile6
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  7. Asterix

    Asterix This user's email bounces

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    Welcome Oscar! As you spend time hangin' out here you will get to know some of the more militant posters :huh although none Islamic! One of the best places you can find on the web if you want to caht about GS's, Islam being a peaceful religion, how the world can be saved and tons of other problems that the free world is still trying to resolve. In here with folsk like cRash, fish and few other we seem to have out handle on most things :):

    Nice pictures dude!
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  8. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl
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  9. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Jeez, a sheep joke - never heard one of those before...

    Even the bloody aussies tell them, and they got more sheep than we have.


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  10. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    Forgive us, Jinx and I are simple folk

    Love the pics. Wish my big GS could turn into a Dakar like yours when the asphalt ends.
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  11. Asterix

    Asterix This user's email bounces

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    You mean like this?

    http://www.pbase.com/image/1654770
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  12. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Man, NZ is off road heaven.
    In the Waikato, where I live it's rolling grass land, craggy coasts and forests. From what I hear anyone from your neck of the planet would be right at home.
    We have managed keep the cockies (farmers) and the forestry guys sweet so far so access is not a big problem.

    The tyres are Conti TKC80's. They work on damn near any surface - I'm amazed by their grip on sealed roads.

    Cheers
    Oscar
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  13. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Well, we do get a little bit of rain here.....
    The TKC's are good in the wet (bearing in mind that they ARE knobblies).
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  14. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Man, this is in AUSTRALIA (i.e. backward island 1200 miles west of here).

    Wadda call an Aussie with 50 girlfriends?
    A shepherd!
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  15. Asterix

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl
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  16. DakotaDakar

    DakotaDakar Soil Sampler

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    You won't get any sheep jokes from me. Here in South Dakota, we have some grazing lands out west, and the winters are real long, and, well, you can guess the rest.

    (No, I live in EASTERN South Dakota. No sheep. Corn and cows.)

    Watch out for those XR650s. They can turn vicious with no warning. This one threw me into an ambulance last year. My Dakar is much more trustworthy.

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  17. Asterix

    Asterix This user's email bounces

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    Curious minds want to know was it user error or did the cows just prove distracting? :smile6
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  18. DakotaDakar

    DakotaDakar Soil Sampler

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    Well sir, I was chasing this here sheep -- purty little yearling ewe with big brown eyes -- when she suddenly went over this drop-off, and...

    But seriously folks, it was an oddball crash. Wasn't racing, wasn't jumping, wasn't pinned in the whoops. Thought I was well within my limits just joyriding a rutted-up hare scrambles course. Got cross-rutted in a second-gear 90-degree turn, and went down funny. Actually, not so funny, with several broken bones to show for it.

    I was hurting too bad to pick up the bike, so my buddy (never dirt ride alone!) got it upright for me. BUT being the Manly Man that I yam, I dug out the tools to do the trailside repairs to make the bike rideable, then rode it 10 miles home (ow, ow, ow!) through 5 p.m. traffic. Had two big whiskeys, then started to go into shock. That's where the ambulance part came in.
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  19. Sa-tevo

    Sa-tevo Jetmechs' Winston Wolf

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    Hey Oscar, what happened to your pictures? I want to find the one of your avatar on the throne.
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