Who else lives with the Black Dog?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by FatBoyCrash, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Little brother who is a mechanic - recommends a sticker on the windshields/bike for us old farts, he's seven years younger !
    Anyway, back to important things - making Quince jam - see ya later !!
    Cheers
    Baza
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  2. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    will call in and get a jar in the next few days
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  3. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Memory loss is a bitch, when I was on my trip I would look at a map and repeat over and over in my head the town I was going to, the instant I stopped doing that the name would disappear from my head. I would have to pull over to look at the map again then repeat 5 min later. The only thing I seem to remember is info about bikes and luckily how to ride lol

    I'm lucky to have a wife that reminds me to take my meds and other important stuff.
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  4. breil

    breil Been here awhile

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    I write a list of towns I have to go through and tape that to the bar pad especially if I am going on the western edge of Sydney, 1st time because my GPS cable broke but handy trick on other trips
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  5. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Hey @Chef Gareth ,
    Face the truth mate.
    You're just a lucky guy all over.
    Lucky you have a motorbike,
    Lucky you can ride,
    Luck you have a caring wife,
    Lucky you have a motorbike.

    Lucky,
    Lucky
    Lucky

    Celebrate being lucky
    Kiwirich
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  6. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Yes I am a lucky man, I've been blessed with a wonderful wife, have two amazing kids and I always have time for a ride Just bought a second bike for the road to take my wife and daughter on trips, just don't tell anyone I now own a BMW lol.

    Though all this positive I still struggle daily with my mind and I do need to focus more on the good things in my life.

    Thanks
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  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Jeez - this is killing me, waiting to get a 'Bluey' - wanting to get on and sort it out, not knowing how much it's gunna cost me ?
    Think we might be looking at Tassy as a new location when we sell up - bang for buck is unreal

    Cheers
    Baza
  8. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Baz,
    Ring them Monday, and see if they can track it down... Possibly the copper was full of crap...
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  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Unreg would be in the system, wouldn't get it out of the computor once tripped - maybe ?
    'Let sleeping dogs lay' - about ringing !
    Cheers
    Baza
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  10. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Sold the Argo to a young fella yesterday - sad to see part of life disappear down the driveway but it didn't effect me like that,
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    As mate said; 'selling and getting set to move on with my life [and Bev's]
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    Tassy is where we seem to be heading, know a few reprobates down that way + a couple of old friends too ! [bloke can be lucky !]
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    The 'Fleet' back in 1990/91 - 'Noongah' @ Boorowa
    Anyway all good amd feeling positive for a change !!!!!
    Cheers
    Baza
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  11. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Wow, an Argocat AND a three wheeler. Grew up with an 8 wheel argo and Honda Big Reds.
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  12. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Argocat is a term used in England ?, three wheeler is called a Taurus - made by same company - ODG, Ontario Gear & Drive
    Good no-nonsense pieces of machinery - quite different to Japanese designed stuff
    Very popular in the states now they have allowed them to be sold there, was an embargo for many years to stop imports from destroying their local manufacturing - sounds familiar ?
    Cheers
    Baza
  13. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy Been here awhile

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  14. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Ours was a genuine Argocat, green with 8 wheels.
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  15. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    breil Been here awhile

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  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Off to check out what is happening in the world of the 'Big Smoke'
    Hemp Expo @ Homebush in the morning and 'Eveleigh' Workshop in the afternoon
    Probably come back totally zonked from driving down there
    Anyway, hope everyone is travelling OK and have a great time @ the 'Loaded Dog' @ Tarago this weekend
    Cheers
    Baza
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  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Totally zonked - for sure but a great little break away for the three of us - brother Darryl came for the run too ! He's a carer for our parents, they still live at home
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    Steampunk heaven ! original gear was steam powered, must go back and take more photos - not that I enjoy City traffic !
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    We all enjoyed a personally guided tour with Matty Mewburn [eldest son of a close family friend], Bev in nearly the right gear for a movie role !
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    Shark sculptured by a visiting Italian Artist/Smithy - all hot formed work
    Cheers
    Baza
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  19. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Does anyone else work from home and have issues keeping focused? I have just started back working on my business after two years off, I used to be so driven and a workaholic (was probably running in a hypo manic state) but now am struggling to do 25hrs per week. I seem to get distracted easy (mainly by motorcycle stuff) and was wandering if any one has any tips for me? I try and write a list each day and times to work but as I said can't seem to keep focused.

    Oops should be working now, don't tell the boss.
  20. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    I do but not everyday.

    What works for me is setting a start time, 2 breaks and an end time.
    A dedicated work space, no TV and a door you can shut to signify "you're in the office".
    I also have a schedule or a list of things that need to be done, I assign times to each task for mid point and end point. All achievable timeframes.

    Take coffee, water and snacks in to the work space so you minimize excuses to get up and procrastinate!
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