Nathan and Elena's Aussie Ride-About

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nathan, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I can't help it if you're foreign.

    Speakers of strine, kiwi and pomgolian will know what I was on about...



    Is that google I hear in the background? :freaky
  2. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    "Apparently he was seen "Getting into a Morris Minor"..."

    Well, I just snorted and shot beer over the keyboard. :photog
  3. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    ....now that only encourages him:cry......do we really want to do that?



    Based on the Kiwi news this morning I guess the joke can be amended to include "Mr. Morris Minor".
  4. Henkas

    Henkas Henkas Walkabout

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    How can I contact You////Want to go for a trip and need info
    :clap
  5. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Just look in the phone book for a Nathan in Christchurch.
    There can't be too many of them.
  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    He last posted nearly 2 years ago, but the computer he last used at the hillbillies is still logged in...
  7. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Send him a private email - just go to his profile and you can do it from there.




    Nordie, Nordie, Nordie......................some things never change:dunno

    How are your Banjo lessons going?
  8. Henkas

    Henkas Henkas Walkabout

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    Thanx guys...did try the phonebook and google...want to find out what camera he used and a few tips . Planning a trip to aussie soon and would love to know his route backwards from Brisbane to Darwin. Wondering if this is a nice trip or would he suggest something else?
  9. TonsOfFun

    TonsOfFun Been here awhile

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    I was hoping Nathan would take a ride in America, there's lot's of wild game here that needs to be weeded out by motorcycle collision...
  10. theKite

    theKite Ulyssean

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    I have done that trip a number of times, and will be doing it in reverse in the next 2 days.
    You do need to have something to think about, over all those endless plains. May I suggest Constructive Introspection.
    This time I will go South from Mt Isa to Birdsville, the ride The Birdsville Track.
    Not all the way to Maree - I have no interest in being in SA at the moment. I will ride to the Roadhouse about halfway down, 315km, refuel and return to Birdsville.
  11. theKite

    theKite Ulyssean

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    I understood you. (Pretty weak joke though.....)
  12. Henkas

    Henkas Henkas Walkabout

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    Yep ..Thanx Kite....busy working possible routes out...ime getting shorter now...just got my plane ticket today...so soon I will be in Aussie
  13. Nathan

    Nathan Why I laugh?

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    Guys, I'm out of cryogenic storage and planning the most epic trip imaginable. It's going to be awesome! But before I go, I have to finish George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series. :deal

    What is this "working out routes" that you're talking about? :dunno

    Sent you a PM containing all my worldly wisdom. It's three sentences, which is much longer than the one Nordie sent me.

  14. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Ok your not getting away that easy with your lack of detail on the gone-walk-about time.

    We are glad you are back, but we just don't want Nordieboy attempting to influence us in on the details of your leave of absence.

    :ear
  15. amitos23

    amitos23 Adventurer

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    You're alive and about to start and trip! Yeah!
  16. Nathan

    Nathan Why I laugh?

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    Not too much to say, mate. I guess I took a leave of absence from AdvRider because I didn't need to be reminded that I couldn't go for rides any more.

    The book I was writing ended up being arse, so I put it on the back burner and starting applying for jobs. I eventually got a fixed-term contract designing an action video camera. It's now out on the market, so you can buy it, if you want. The reviews were average, but mostly because the electronics were out of date. The case, which I designed, barely gets a mention in the reviews. :lol3 ... :cry

    After that, I got a job in the railway. So now I get to play with a 1:1 scale train sets all day. It's surprisingly fun.
  17. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

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    Let's see the camera - link please?
  18. Nathan

    Nathan Why I laugh?

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  19. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Elena is still living the dream.

    That's some ktm's she's roosting

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  20. zzo

    zzo Been here awhile

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    Nathan: It has been a long time since your great ride about. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the next adv ride. I hope you will share it, too. zzo