What the hell have i done?

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by crowe2815, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. smj

    smj Been here awhile

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    Take another trip, but don't change your style at all ! Fun read, I can relate to way to many parts of it... Enjoy the DR, I keep hearing great things about them. Looks like you live in a great spot to use it.
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  2. Backmarker61

    Backmarker61 Adventurer

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    “Well that would just be a waste of good food, he’ll be dead in a couple of hours”

    “Because I can”

    "that should get the soap dodging inmates firmly on the gristle"


    Just great man... Great report, great style, great quotes... Thanks for sharing!!
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  3. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Love the Noob energy. Some blokes I know it would take 6 months of planning, $$$ spent on equipment and a backup helicopter to make that trip on a $20K BMW. I have the same breakfast, except without the coffee.
    I have also heard the 'he'll be dead in couple of hours', but it was my mum, not my dad.
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  4. azwheelin

    azwheelin Adventurer

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    Goddamn that was entertaining! Even if you never made it out of your driveway the first post was worth the price of admission. Thanks for the RR and look forward to the next.:rofl
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  5. PapaYolk

    PapaYolk happy camper

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    Dubbo, Mrriwa, Dunedoo, Nyngan, Wilcannia, Arkaroola, Oodnadatta, Orroroo, Woomera, Andamooka. Fun read. Now I understand why Johnny Cash's “I Been Everywhere” was adapted from an Australian song.
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  6. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Merriwa mate. GREAT pie shop there! HOWEVER they are NOT "fried pies" as per "Wiswoodsguy" new ride:lol3
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  7. Mototrans

    Mototrans Been here awhile

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    Fkn Legend! .. Nice Work. Great writing style.. old school Ozzie.. Taunt your old man with the fact your still alive and if your as close as Newcastle again, drop me a line and i'll dink you on my CT110 for a latte'... (or we could hit up the Watties ).. your choice.. don't leave it to long till the next RR...
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  8. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Very entertaining :D

    We sure hope to get another RR from you soon :deal



    Seriously your style of writing is just purely awesome.

    Other than that, Ride Safe :freaky
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  9. crowe2815

    crowe2815 kenoath

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback. I have been out and about getting more experience at riding and falling over on all sorts of road surfaces so i will hopefully have a another trip in the not to distant future and i will endeavour to get more photos.
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  10. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Thanks heaps for posting that RR mate.

    I've been sitting here pissing myself laughing out loud.

    Mate, good on you taking on such a big trip first up. It's good to see a joker on a late night ebay purchase made wearing beer/rum goggles and with a sensible amount of gear on your bike. Most of the time you see blokes with $20,000 bikes with $10,000 worth of gear strapped on doing fuck all compared to your cherry-poppin' ride home.

    Best RR I've read for ages mate, nice one! Looking forward to the next one. Boneman :freaky
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  11. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Good on ya Mate!

    I did the same sort of thing some 8-10 years ago.

    I was in China on business, and kept seeing all the moped and small motorcycles being used for transportation and carrying things...

    Then I walked past a BMW dealership in Bangkok...

    Well that afternoon I was on E-bay...
    A few hours later I had bought a BMW F650GS and it was being shipped to my parents house in the US.

    A week or so later I got a phone call from my Dad.
    "Um, son? A truck just dropped off a motorcycle. Do you know anything about this?"

    "Well... actually, I bought that bike while I was in China and um..."

    "Son, you don't know how to ride a motorcycle..."

    "I know. But how hard can it be?"

    - Long pause -

    Anyway, some eight years later Adventure Motorcycling has become my life and my job... and it's the best thing that has ever happened to me. :clap

    I've seen so many wonderful places, met so many great people, and have so many memories of things I have done, both smart and "not so much".

    I can't imagine life any other way.

    So, I applaud you're impulsiveness.

    Thanks for your Ride Report, and welcome to the ADV asylum.

    Q~
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  12. billyt53

    billyt53 Phast Phossil

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    :clap:clapGreat RR mate. Had me in stitches. I probably wouldn't do the drunken ebay purchase but I applaud you for having the balls to carry it out. Great stuff. Enjoy you travels.

    Billy
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  13. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    Motrin's My Buddy is right, a genuine parallel universe exists, at the very least you two were separated at birth.

    I know this much, you share the same attitude and that's going to get you through when you run out of talent :D
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  14. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    Damn , that made my day ! Great first report . Always like reports from down under , wish I could come down and ride for a year or so . Welcome to the fun . My favorite line was ...... “Well that would just be a waste of good food, he’ll be dead in a couple of hours” Hope to see many more reports from you , like your style . :dutch
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  15. Isgro

    Isgro Free ranging...

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    Great ride report. Too f'ing funny. I look forward to more RRs from ya.
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  16. Rainshadow

    Rainshadow Been here awhile

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    First off, great ride report. As someone who's just come back to riding after a 30 year layoff I can totally appreciate and enjoy your writing! Just a couple of things.

    I'm thinking that someone in Oz has a real sense of humor to name an iced coffee drink "The Stubby". I'd hate to see what the extra large size is named....

    Second:

    Can you translate this into Amerikan? I think I want to laugh about it, but I'm thinking maybe I want to cringe instead...could be a bit of both?

    More ride reports please!
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  17. crowe2815

    crowe2815 kenoath

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    Thanks to every one for the comments they are much appreciated.

    Rainshadow
    Our english friends are often refered to as "soap dodgers" down here, and "firmly on the gristle" is just another way to say they a sporting an erection.

    So in translation it would read something like

    Here is a photo of some old landrovers that may cause people from england to become sexually aroused (because they are for some unknown reason proud of the bloody things)

    Here is a little more explanation on the soap dodger origins from the urban dictionary




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    And finally, i certainly hope to be able to post many more RR in the future<o:p></o:p>



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  18. Rainshadow

    Rainshadow Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure that the Brits ever stopped dodging soap...we all know that they are adept at dodging dentists as well. Apologies to Her Majesty's Subjects, but I'm friends with too many of your ex-pat countrymen here in Oregon to let that one slide without a bit of commentary.

    "Firmly on the gristle" has just jumped the pond and is now going to be used freely and frequently here in Bend, Oregon. I expect it to spread like a virus.
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  19. SixOneGiraffe

    SixOneGiraffe Adventurer

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    Though at the time parts of your adventure may not have seemed fun, they were entertaining as hell to read about.

    Please make another inebriated eBay purchase: a helmet cam so we can hear and see of your adventures while some of them are happening!!

    Thanks for sharing your RR!!
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  20. Balia

    Balia Slow

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    Mate, 2 things.

    One-put a warning in the title-DON'T READ THIS AT WORK. No way is the boss going to believe I'm writing up my monthly report if he walked into the office when I was reading this.
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