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Discussion in 'Australia' started by DonQx, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Good to see ya kicking :-)

    Freycinet sounds great, could be in for some nippy nights though ;)
    Say g'day to Cooks Hut for me... if you come past.
  2. MirthfulThylacinator

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    Covid19 restrictions = unencumbered shed time :-) completely immersed myself in finishing this baby >>>
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    (https://advrider.com/f/posts/40275508/ )
    ... turned Tassie firewood and a brobo coldsaw circular blade (fragment) into this ... :brow

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  3. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    ... another month went by. Had a new request to commemorate a mate's late dog with a knife and worked leather sheath. Hand carved, painted, stitched, polished, finished ... Handle is Blackheart Sassafras / Blackwood / Huon Pine Burl.

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  4. DonQx

    DonQx Slow & enjoying it

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    Cruisy Dirt Road Camping Tour Fri 30 Oct -Tues 3 Nov.

    I’ve been told that it would be good if I wasn’t home for those days, someone would like to do an online home meditation retreat and apparently I’m too distracting. Sounds like MrJ is also keen on getting away, so there could be at least 2 of us.

    If interested in joining the ride, come for parts or all of it.

    Suitable for anyone who is comfortable with their bike on good quality gravel roads (like that dutchman with his Bandit 1250 and blank tires on slushy clay roads :-) ). I’m tossing up bringing the naked Honda CB500F road bike or the Suzi DR650 in touring mode.

    Trip pace will be cruisy.

    Some camping could be bush camping. Camp fires highly likely (we love ‘em).

    Route is likely to be a wriggly loop to the West, North, North East or South of Tas … to be determined closer to the date, when we know more about the weather then.

    Happy to have newcomers to camping along, also happy to help with advice and some gear if needed.

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  5. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Get lost Andy!!
    That's bloody CRUEL!
  6. DonQx

    DonQx Slow & enjoying it

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    Still in Vic I take it?
    C'mon big bloke, you can handle it. ... Can only be a matter of a few more months ;-)
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  7. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Wow, posting at 2.55 am and planning on riding 1600ks in Tassie....:lol3
  8. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    He'll find the world has changed a lot since he was last let out....
  9. Ron50

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  10. MirthfulThylacinator

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    That looks great!! :clap

    Gave me a good idea of what to do with those umpteen railway spikes I've got scattered around my backyard, still in those vintage sleepers of my garden bed borders. Hmm :hmmmmm ... the need to dodge up a small furnace seems to be creeping up a few notches on my to-do list ... thanks for that
    :lol3
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  11. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Our grandfather was a blacksmith.

    We used to love watching him magically transform things with heat. We even got to turn the handle of the blower to get more air into the coals.

    And when our pushy forks got bent he'd just stick them in his huge vice mounted on a gum tree stump with three pieces of softwood strategically placed and voila, straight forks - no heat required.

    I remember putting bits of glass in steel bottle tops and crushing them in that vice - the handle was a few feet long - until the glass was like talcum powder.
  12. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Wot, wot?...did SOMETHING happen in Tassie ? :yikes
  13. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Yeh, man buns are a thing now, not sure about flares though.
    Good to see Melbernians :photogcan now travel far enough to get their bikes into top gear too !
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  14. Paul124ac

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  15. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Is amazing the stuff smithies could make with heat, still have a hook made by a local, used in rolling logs etc, weighs about 10kg and has had dozers hauling on it and hasn't been damaged by the use or abuse ! Might take a pic of it.
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  16. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Not sure the Bass highway between Devonport and Deloraine could stand a tidal wave, bloody things become a goat track. You don't realise how bad till you tow a caravan along it.
  17. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Last time down we went via Spreyton/Railton (mainly to go to Seven Sheds), then down thru Cressy to Ross (to avoid the continuing joke of the midlands “highway”). Towed the van down the East Coast lately mate? Fuck me swinging, I took the bike thru there and lost two fillings.
  18. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    If I needed to get south, I'd go over the Lakes hwy, in pretty good nick as all heavy stuff, logs etc go Poatina hwy which I reckon is way overrated, apart from the views, and we're usually riding too spirited to look...:lol3