Yankee Doodle Dandy

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BEC, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. BEC

    BEC Been here awhile

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    Riders of Australia,
    Ready or not here I come.
    I plan to arrive in Sydney the second week of June 2005, only a few weeks away. My itinerary will begin in Sydney and ride to Melbourne along the coastal highway. Then take the ferry across to Tasmania and back to Melbourne. From there I plan to go to Adelaide to Mildura to Wagga Wagga to Canberra through the Blue Mountains back to Sydney to get my bike serviced and checked. Assuming all is well and rested I will continue up the east coast to Brisbane riding both inland and coastal roads. From Brisbane I will continue to Rockhampton to Townsville to Cairns to the Cape York Peninsula. From there I plan to ride southwest and take the Burke Developmental Road to the Barkly Highway west across to the Stuart Highway south to Alice Springs. Hopefully in Alice Springs I will be able to have some type of a true Aboriginal Experience. I took a class when I was at the University that focused on the indigenous people of Australia and hope to rekindle some of those lessons. From there I plan to ride back north towards Darwin. I would like to take a side trip to the Cobourg Peninsula, I hear it is nice, from there I will head to Darwin. From Darwin I will ride toward the Kimberlies and explore the northwest corner. Then off to Broome and continue to ride down the west coast to Perth. Once I arrive in Perth I would like to spend some time there maybe a couple of months and organize my thoughts and ideas. Hopefully my parents will come to visit and take the train across from Sydney to Perth. From there I will continue to the south west corner and ride up to Kalgoorlie. From there I will take the long ride along the southern rim all the way to Port Lincoln to Port Augusta across to Broken Hill to Dubbo to Orange back to Sydney.

    Thanks to everyone who has responded to my threads, I have learned a lot. Please feel free to give me all the advice in the world on this thread, I am all ears.

    Brian
    "A rider with a dream"
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  2. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    G'day Brian, sounds like a good plan. Will you be using a V-Strom as you suggested? I've been having a bit of a look at them on the 'net and they look pretty interesting, quite a following overseas, here they are offering $2000 cash back deals which makes them probably the cheapest bike in the class. Anyway, i'm in Cobar, sounds like you'll be passing through here on your way back, give me a yell and we can probably catch up. We've got a spare bed if needed!

    Bill
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  3. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Brian, you will be coming right past my front door on your first Day - drop me an email. - Mark
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  4. lemmiwinks

    lemmiwinks sometime dirt squirter

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    You mean like this? http://www.armidaleindependent.com.au/pages/2005040601.pdf
    Or this? http://www.armidaleindependent.com.au/pages/2005033001.pdf

    I hope for your sake you don't have a true aboriginal experience. People mostly end up in hospital after those!
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  5. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    Im going on a 3 day ride out of Sydney on the 10,11 , 12 June to a bike rally via some good tar and dirt roads, if you want to come along with us you would be most welcome.

    Greg
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  6. lemmiwinks

    lemmiwinks sometime dirt squirter

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    Sapphire Rally Greg? If so, see you there!

    Cheers,
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  7. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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  8. lemmiwinks

    lemmiwinks sometime dirt squirter

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    Come up to Armidale and go out in the mall on a Friday or Saturday night. It's not fucking rocket science mate. :rolleyes I'll get the ambo boys on standby to pick up your bleeding heart sorry arse out of the gutter once it's had the shit kicked out of it.
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  9. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Oh and I expect that 'mall violence' is the exclusive domain of the koori -

    No, you are right it isnt Rocket Science, its straight out Blind ignorant Bigotry.
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  10. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    Agreed... Unfortunately all to common...

    To the OP. let me know if he wants a list of places to see, ride and cheaper places to stay in North Qld.

    eg Criterion Hotel @ Finch Hatton, $15 a night.. woOt !!! :thumb Eungella Dam camping area, $0 a night etc
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  11. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    I had an email notification from a BurnieM? - but dont see the post

    You really do not want to ask that of anybody in Sydney who has driven thru Redfern even once.

    Prejudice is judging before the facts; when you have the facts (and they ain't pretty or even sane) it ain't prejudice
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  12. GS-Jake

    GS-Jake All about the Bike

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    Time to close this can of worms and back to the real reason we post on this. Motorcycling! When you come past Brisbane drop me a line, I may be able to show you some of the great motorcycling roads in our area. I am a shift worker so rides during the week are usually OK. So shall we continue in the spirit of motorcycling brotherhood! Gentlemen.
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  13. BEC

    BEC Been here awhile

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    Gents,
    Thank you for all your invites. I would love to take you all up on them. Besides my itinerary, my time line is pretty open. When I get there I get there frame of mind. Has anyone done my suggested route before?

    Brian
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  14. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    This is my "stompin'" ground and I have ridden lots of this area extensively... Let me know if you want to email some suggested "routes" and the sort of riding you are after eg more challenging dirt, easy off road, bitumen...

    There is a lot of great riding from Brisbane through to Cairns, most riders just breeze on through to Cairns. I have been riding it for a decades and have barely scratced the surface !

    There was some good stuff posted in this thread, worth a look over.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67464
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  15. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    not in one trip Brian but over a few yes -
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  16. BEC

    BEC Been here awhile

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    I am starting to order all the extra stuff. I just bought a new laptop, helmet, boots, jacket and pants. I bought the BMW Rallye 2 suit, geez, that was a pretty penny, expensive stuff but you can tell by both the look and feel that the stuff is made to go though hell and back a few times. I plan on living in those pants and jacket so I told myself it was worth it. Besides I heared and have seen the wild side of australia and I think having good gear is important not to metion more comfortable.

    I ran into a guy at the dealer who rode a 1150gs and was very impressed with the DL650. I really think am making the right choice. With the money I will save it make all my other purchases much easier and give me the ability to step up and buy the good stuff.

    Brian
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  17. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Not meaning to state the obvious, but...
    ...you do know that June is the middle of our winter right ?
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  18. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    This report takes in a fair bit of the area you are asking about Brian from the East Coast to the Middle of the Country.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43929
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  19. BEC

    BEC Been here awhile

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    Starting in June. Yes I know it is winter. I am starting this trip in june due to timing with my current job and I hear it is not very fun to be riding in the northern territory in the summer due to the heat. I would rather ride when it is cool than hot. I know it may be a bit rainy in the south but I had to time it just right so I would be out of the northern territory by the end of October because I hear that it starts to flash flood up there then. Am I right or have I fallen off my yankee horse.
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  20. BEC

    BEC Been here awhile

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    Frank,
    Have you reviewed my route. Any thoughts?
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