Who else lives with the Black Dog?

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

  1. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Yes,very handy around mechanical things, serviced her car yesterday in fact...
  2. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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  3. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Yes sure is, Darren cook is a good bloke and it's a good charity to support.
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  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Who's doing the 'Alpine' this year ?
    Cheers
    Baza
  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    OK - WTF ?
  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Thiunk I need to do some riding - getting stale again - fermenting even
    Outside in the fresh air and do some landscaping !
    Cheers
    Baza
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  7. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Hey @hunter_greyghost ,
    Balance is certainly the key ...
    Life vs Bikes
    Riding vs Fixing

    Kiwirich
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  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    This weekend is for riding - hopefully not on ice - though it could be the case !
    [​IMG]
    Alpine this weekend ! Meeting Strudy in Tumut on Saturday
    Cheers
    Baza
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  9. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    I live with this on a daily basis.
    As an ex-servicemen I was diagnosed with anxiety depression and hyper vigilance and have trouble leaving the four walls of home.
    The only relief I get is when I take the GS for a brisk ride.
    I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
  10. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    Hey welcome OzRider :wave
    Sad to hear of your situation, but it must be nice when you get the chance to get out on your GS for a ride.

    You certainly live in a great part of Aus :-)
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  11. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Thank god we have bikes, don't know what I would do without them.
  12. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Well, didn't make 'Alpine' but I have got to the stage in life where I don't apologise to anyone for how I live my life,
    avoided getting a 'flu [or worse], and spent some quality time with grandkids [2 of], and step-son [who's a builder] and we hooked into the back room yesterday, well Bev & Greg did - good to see mother & son working together,
    I was keeping the boys entertained [my feet were R/S] - 10yr olds are different to our generation [well I grew up on a 3,600 acre property], but learning to drive is one thing they love to do when over here - even if it's the basics on a ride-on mower !
    [​IMG]
    a much better result for the weekend and no 'flu, yep - priorities are what we make them,
    [​IMG]
    our bodies are what we have to deal with, and sometimes one decides for the other !
    Still aching this morning but not from the dreaded 'lurgy' but from the satisfaction of hard work [not all babysitting!] - a much better outcome
    Hope everyone is OK and had a good weekend
    Cheers
    Baza
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  13. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    A good friend of mine who played bass in the band we both started in 1984 The Exploding White Mice took his own life a few weeks ago, we had been friends for 35 years. Im devastated , I
    knew he suffered from depression as dp I . I guess it always hits you hardest when they give the impression of being happy , new girlfriend , his other band the Pro Tools preparing to go
    on there first European tour The Mice were about to start practicing for a couple of gigs in Sydney with the Hitmen in August . For the man I thought of as Mr Rock n Roll I can't beleve it.
    He is Survived by his ex Missus and there 2 lovely kids and his gorgeus grand daughter. I had to write something somewhere . I hope its ok here.
  14. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    OH fuck 3 lovely kids , sorry.
  15. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    explodingmouse, so sorry for the loss of your friend. :( There are no words that anybody can say at this time to make it any easier or even explain why for you.

    Take care of yourself at this sad time.
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  16. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Yes, yyou can write here.
    Saddend by your news.
    R U OK?
    Seek appropriate help if you need, or if you are just thinking i might need some help.
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  17. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    @explodingmouse
    Keep typing it all out here mate.
    Plenty of good ears in this thread for you to bend, day or night. Its gonna be a rough road but keep telling us how you're travelling.
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  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    explodingmouse
    plenty of good folk on this thread - keep writing and talking as the previous writers' have said
    condolences to you & his family & friends - good man gone too soon

    Baza
  19. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    Thanks people , unfortunately my head isnt working to well , my friend had 3 children.
  20. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Hey @explodingmouse ,keep at it mate,
    Those kids will need too.
    Shout out if you want to talk


    Kiwirich
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