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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Mototrans, Oct 15, 2006.
More, MORE, MORE, MORE!
To hell with buying a new $12000.00 BMW, outfitting it with $2000 worth of crap and riding across country, anyone can do that...this is real adventure.
He get my vote for 2006 Adventure Rider of the Year!!!!!
have i mentioned my arse is sore.....i can't believe i bought a lil blue pillow in Alice Springs Kmart and strategically threw it out of view for all the pics....:eek1 ooopps.. i didn't tell you guys that did i......
yep... she went up on Ash Monday as i now know it... and now i'm missing it so.... i trip into Narromine .. a pretty lil town with flowers, and trees.. and if my XT were half the girl she were a week ago she would have adventure ridden the median strip.... They were evil thoughts back then that will come to the surface in later therapy sessions..
Narromine adventure riders course
i can see the Blue Mountains... i'm still a long way off but i can see em. This is the great dividing range that Sydney is on the other side of. But i just can't relax....
i can't not do a lap of Bathurst Mt Panorama in honour of Peter Brock, the guy i used to idolise when i was a kid... what a legend.. what a loss.
You can see here the length of this wall, it has been signed by fans from all walks of life in tribute to Brocky... its a very emotional moment, and i'm glad i have the support of the XT there to share the moment..
scribbled all over it for at least two hundred metres
don't tease me girl... come ere!!!
Bells Line or Road... about 70 klms of evil twisty stuff for evil doers..!!
I have a scrap with a Volvo on the first corner, you know the guy that does 100 in a straight line then brakes all the way round the bend, so i nail him on the first corner and the XT throbs to life, thumping up the hill...
torquing her way out of corners with a sweet melodious thumping single cylinder echoing off the trees and shortening the lives of fluffy marsupials everywhere....
just to show there are no hard feelings the XT drops the exhaust..!!!
Surely this is her curtaincloser!!!!
but not before i axed that Volvo driver again...!!!
I saw a little bit of this
here she is....
the ride up Windsor Rd was back to Sydney traffic.. and no cager was going to stop me as i politely slipped lanes and expressed it to home. It turned out it didn't really matter what i did as if you go back a couple of pics to where the exhaust fell of you'll note that the numberplate fell off as well and i didn't realise. I haven't had a chance to look if its still there at Bathurst or not..
I did get one momento of the trip.. a ciggarette lighter from Daly Waters Pub that was in my pocket, and a rock caught in my pants from god knows where.
I wanted to take a pic of the lighter but the Camera didn't have one more left in her. Knowing that until such time as the post is finished the trip is not over.
The XT has mad it to my Garage mechanically sound but less for the ordeal, but now she's my bike. She bought me home, and that earns a place in my garage in my book.
She will enjoy a few bits and pieces for a tidy up and hopefully serve me well in the future, but one things for sure she aint 16 anymore, and neither am i.
Take care Adventure Riders - may the force be with you!
Absolutely briliant report and pics. You're a poet man. Just done the Transam trail in the States and now I feel like a poof!. Respect from a Scot in Yorkhire.
i love the burns in the seat foam!!!!!
what an absolutly legendary ride....
Gentlemen.... may i present my newest hero.
Sensational report mate..
One of the best I have read...
Well done on the trip and the report..
Great report. Moved to Darwin about three months ago and I'm ready to do something like this - maybe not on an XT!
it was you thread that told me it was possible, i studied and disected it before i left just to see where you stopped and recommended, but the thing i realised was i couldn't plan with so many variables, so i shrugged it off and just went.