Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    I settled on a nice block of land today.
    Now I enter the arena of building my own home.
    Ha and no bank too.
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  2. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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  3. Paul124ac

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    Have fun! Did that 20 years ago, worked my ring out nights and weekends, took me 3 years and in the end we borrowed $15k against it to finish off, kitchen and bathrooms mainly. I’m a tradie and called in lots of favours and slaved for mates in return to get stuff like brickwork and plumbing done. Was supposed to be the last house we would ever build, lived in it for 3 years. I’d do it all again, that and a couple of renos previously set us up but it’s hard graft.
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  4. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    See, i truly loves you all equally.
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  5. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch Supporter

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    Would any outback truck drivers be willing to have a yank couple accompany them for a ride along on a long haul through the outback, for a fee of course.

    After watching the Netflix series Outback Truckers, I realized this might be a more interesting way for tourists to experience the real outback. Get aboard a road train and experience what the real outback is like from a trucker's point of view. What could go wrong? :deal

    This type of vacation just screams with adventure and seems to have some serious potential.

    Turbo, do you have your ears on? :lol3
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  6. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Well,I don't like it! :nah










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  7. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Finding a rig that can carry three people might be more of the challenge assuming you are thinking road train/b double across the country sort of thing.

    Most of the bigger companies seem to operate short haul drivers these days afaik, eg a driver lives in Sydney, drives 5 hours north, swaps trucks and drives 5 hours south again thus always within log book limits plus in his own bed every night.

    That said, there are still plenty trooping out their on their own.

    I'd like to see you get a lift on a cattle truck running big miles, that way you'd get a mix of the highway and the bush plus you'd do more than just be a passenger.

    Did hitch a lift Darwin to Townsville with a semi hauling nitropill west and copper dust east. Had to sleep on top of the load...
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  8. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    outback truckers thread shunted to off topic.

    am i unlikeable? navel gazing, everybody looking around awkwardly thread stands.

    :scratch
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  9. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch Supporter

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    Wasn't sure where to post a thread like this but, figured it would find it's way to the appropriate section. It's a start. :lol3
  10. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    A great idea, hope you get a ride :thumb
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  11. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    @jub jub sounds like a fascinating idea.
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  12. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    I like hot tucker but I wasn’t game to try these being so far from home :lol3
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  13. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch Supporter

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    It is a fascinating idea! Think about it, you can see the outback without all the tourist-ey BS. It would provide a little extra income for the driver and provide an experience that most tourists would not get to enjoy.

    Remember, you've heard it here first!
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  14. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    i think its a fkn great idea. surprised the cut throat trucking industry hasnt already thought of selling the experience.

    i'd prefer that bloke steve grahame. gets it done despite the weather. turbo bumblefucks along despite the self inflicted fuck ups :lol3
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  15. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch Supporter

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    Now that is my kind of tucker, mate! :dukegirl
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  16. jub jub

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    Turbo, despite his nastiness, got a spot on the show. Evidently he takes the gigs nobody wants, like I like!
  17. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    The jerky beside it was also a tad warm...as would anything with ‘reaper’ in its name :knary
    I had a hot chorizo that took me all afternoon to recover from :lol3
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  18. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch Supporter

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    With all the Mexican restaurants we have here in the states, that's just another walk in the park. Time to man up!
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  19. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch Supporter

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    BTW, for those of you who don't know me, I was stationed at Woomera, SA back in the 70's. I fell in love with your country and have been wanting to go back to see all the stuff I didn't get to see back then. Australia is a fascinating place and it should be a must see for those that like to travel. I could easily become an expat if the opportunity arouse itself.
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  20. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    I spent my birthday here a few years ago :freaky no doubt you spent more than one night
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