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Just Dan’s. Mystery tour off to the big island.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Just Dan, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    That time is drawing closer. I have let my boss what know, I did not what to work for them any more. So, I thought this would a good time to load the bike and bugger off for awhile. Buy a one way ticket an catch the overnight prison ship ( sorry ferry ) to the big island. With no real plans and only a rough idea of few places to visit.

    I am arriving in Melbourne on the Monday before World super bikes. First thoughts are. Do the boring slog up the fume to Corryong. Set the tent up for a couple nights at Colac Colac caravan park. Dump the gear off and ride for the day around Geehi or 3 mile dam. After that, pack the bike and ride down past Mitta Mitta, Blue duck (might camp there) Omeo, maybe Bentley Plains.

    Ride to Lakes Entrance area and catch up with my mates, I started riding with all decades ago. On Friday we load our bikes and ride to Phillip Island for the WSBK races. Next catch the ferry across the Mornington Peninsula., Great Ocean rd. Then head North through the Grampians and link up with the Silo Art Trail North. Leading into South Australia and all points West. That is about as I far as I sort of planned.

    Like most things in life. There is always a fly in the ointment. For past year or so. I have been feeling really ill. Four doctors and plenty of tests later, show I am healthy. The best way to describe how I feel is. When you go out with your mates and you drink way, way to much. The next morning you feel like crap. The smell of food makes you want to vomit, headaches, All you want to do crawl up into a little ball. I have been feeling like that 24/7 for months on end. I am quite pissed off with it.

    I am not going to let a little thing that stop me from doing a bit of riding. Maybe a bit of fresh country air is what the doctor has not ordered. They say closing the front door is the hardest thing in any adventure. On Sunday the 18th of February. I will be doing just that.

    I am open to ideas and suggestions of places to visit on this mystery ride.

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  2. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Mate, there is a bed, a shed, a beer and a bloke to share your shit with here if you need. I’ll even school you about “central” versus “north” when it comes to lakes.
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  3. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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  4. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Keep us posted and I'll come and say g'day when you are up this way. :thumb
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  5. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Scrutinize your diet Dan. Have you checked if you're gluten sensitive or even celiac?. Maybe fast for a few days and see if you feel any different. If it's gone on this long I'm betting it's a dietary problem.
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  6. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have spent a part of my youth in the Metung area. An I do call it my 2nd home.

    That should be Monday the 19th

    That was my first thoughts. Coffee, milk, red wine, beer, Nope. Have not tried bread
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  7. Doonie

    Doonie Monarch 92

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    Welcome to stay overnight at Briagolong.
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  8. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Must be time for a Mother Hardys reunion ^^

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  9. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Envious...

    Throw the maps in the bin and ride/stop wherever the breeze blows you, it's all good.

    Always space up this way if you get here.
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  10. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Gees. You know you must be getting on. It was not that long ago. Friday afternoons meant dropping by your local an a few beers with your mates.

    Now it is replaced by a visit to doctors for a Therapeutic venesection. Hopefully keep me going for a month or so.

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    Before that. Dropped my local dealer to pick some spares for the trip.

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  11. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Well bugger me if'n I didn't buy the same gloves from the same dudes. Love Bikeworks, good service. I went back this trip and bought a new helmet.

    Dan, you really need a geomographicamal lesson old son. Arthur's Lakes is not NE Tas and Metung is nowhere near NE Vic. Drop me a line when you're up this end and me and that bald bastard @fayeslane will show you round. He's got some old BMWs.
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  12. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Well Arthur's lake is in the North and the East of me :)
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  13. Portly

    Portly Plodder

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    My suggestion, spend a bit more time in the south east corner area until the weather cools a bit.
    Chances are if you feel like shit in Tassie you will probably feel worse in hot weather.
    But then maybe a good sweat will do you some good.
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  14. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Always welcome here.
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  15. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Thanks Boot, I am sure. I am travelling through your town on Monday after the Supers.
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  16. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    :wave

    just bought a new place.

    you're always welcome.
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  17. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Hi Phil, it would be good to catch up again. I will have to factor Adelaide in my travels
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  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Well that was a fast week and I am quickly running out of time. Spent a couple days trying to find my house. What I don't like about new housing estates is the lack of trees. When, I moved in, I planted about 100 or so on my small block.

    Normal people would just have a fence. Not a jungle

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    I am sure. I have lost my old TTR250 in there some where ? There is a two story house behind that lot :) Several ute loads of green waste later.

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    Then there are the customers that find out you will be a way for a few months. Please can you sort out my intermittent electrical fault on a 35 year old bike. Once I clear out the BM's. I will be able to get to my camping gear.

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  19. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Geeze Dan, haven't seen bush as thick as that since 70's porn nights.
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  20. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I really don’t need to go too far for an adventure, just walk out the back door. :)
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