Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

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

  1. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    That is how I got it tied down now.
    I have been on some rough tracks at speed going over grids, and never a problem but these dips were deep for a ‘B’ highway.

    Definitely solder, a crimp might slip out.
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  2. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Everyone that saw my ankle on this trip asked what’s with the Frankenstein scar, if I wasn’t riding I was in thongs, everyone liked the story but winced at the X-rays, couple of women keen on feeling the plate and screw heads through the skin.
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    Dave, thought of you a bit these last couple of days, lots of canola fields ready to harvest.
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  3. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Few around here to at Rutherglen. 20210906_111029.jpg
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  4. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    All settled in now Lionel? What are you doing with yourself these days.
  5. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Next week we move into a house in Corowa, in the meantime we short term rented an Airbnb in Rutherglen.
    I have some work lined up, so once travel restrictions are eased we should be able to get back a little normality.
    Just need to furnish the house and set up the garage.
    Been an expensive exercise thanks to covid, not that moving is ever cheap.
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  6. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Trucks slipstreaming one another, I always heard that it’s a thing but have never seen it until yesterday in SA, I don’t spend much time in freeways.
    They would have been 2m apart, looked scary for such big monsters fully loaded.
  7. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Murray River is looking much better today than it was a month or so back.
    Second picture is looking up stream to where the first one was taken today. 20210908_130728.jpg 20210603_171341.jpg
  8. SFCootz

    SFCootz RIP Dad Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I feel your pain. I've moved twice in less than a year.
  9. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    But....

    You've got that shed now.
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  10. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I'm just glad that with all the border closures and travel restrictions I got all my bikes here and not stuck in Qld with the furniture, :-) the missus not so much.
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  11. SFCootz

    SFCootz RIP Dad Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    This is true, and it's a very fine shed.


    My shed was organized before i even bothered with furniture. My home was an absolute bachelor pad until this past Saturday.

    But all my bikes were here. :deal
  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    Get used to it. It will become commonplace and legal when electric/driverless trucks come on the scene, every unit in the line will be linked to the front truck which will control everything. Personally, I cannot think of anything that could go wrong with this.
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  13. Doka404

    Doka404 Adventurer

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    Apples to oranges

    Funny thing....had the pleasure of working on a couple of Ultra 4, 4400 class cars (of course many a test drive had to be taken :-) because who wouldn't if given the chance) and there was not a single soldered connector in sight...all crimped.
  14. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Gotta be safer when you take the driver errors out of the equation.
  15. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    And so it begins.....
    Got rid of the poxy pegboard and replaced it with 16mm melamine.

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  16. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Once had the pleasure driving some woeful Suzuki thing Canberra to Melbourne.

    in open air I couldn’t get up the hills without dropping a cog and the trucks were overtaking me.

    if I tucked in tight to a truck the slipstream would tow me up hills in top gear.

    if takes a wee bit of faith to drive totally blind of course.
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  17. SFCootz

    SFCootz RIP Dad Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    @fayeslane oh my, what a beauty. I am accumulating tools now.

    For the longest time I didn't understand @BergDonk's signature that shed time is quality time. But I find that when my mates come over we all gravitate towards the shed and puttering on things.
  18. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Granya pub closed. Bugger.
  19. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    a simple Australian fact..
    beer just tastes better in a shed.. :D
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  20. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Hit the button on the illegal 150 watt CB and see what happens?
    May want to keep them away from TV, radio and over the horizon radar stations...