The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Peter640

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    Thanks Jimmy ... home now and heading north to connect with Julie and family in an hour.
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  2. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    A truly great report I look forward greatly to your next. Condolences on your loss.
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    Thanks Gestalt. Glad you enjoyed the ride!
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    You can tell my mind was in post trip wandering mode .... re entry is quite tricky after a big trip!!

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    Sorting thru some pics and video clips ...

    Icelandic water!



    And some shots of me!! From friends who sent me the pics post trip!

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    And a last few oddities and nice shots again mostly taken by friends in Iceland ...

    Hows this for a rig ...

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    Fine dining memories ...
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    Northern lights ...
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    Brrrr ...
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    Washing bikes!
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    Monster falls ...
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    Not a place to run off the road ....
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    Awesome
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  7. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Life changing trip, no doubt, how could it not be. It was an amazing adventure just from you posts. It has me inspired further for sure to make my Southern Asian adventure happen on retirement. You ever do Thailand you have a place to stay, store or simply stop for a beer.
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  8. Peter640

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    Thank Gestalt, you know you should be careful inviting wandering Aussies! We have a bad habit of eventually showing up like a bad penny! So glad you enjoyed it. Next stop for me is Morocco in mid Feb which should be exciting!

    Peter
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    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    No issue, you may have time at some point and I don't I general say something I don't mean, you would welcome :)
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    Thanks Bob the fires are mostly further north than where we are but we are due to travel later this week and I am not sure we will get there. Sydney has a "catastrophic" warning for Tues which is a level or warning not issued before for here!

    For those climate change deniers, this is fairly scary stuff (like our PM!) as there is no water and the land is super dry. Not sure if this link will work.



    Peter
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    The link works Peter. Believe it or not we had a similar situation in Newfoundland in 1961... http://clarenville.newfoundland.ws/Clar_History_Fire_1961.asp
    You'll notice the 'Van Doos' (CAF military) provided assistance and the these particular fires affected a area within a 100 km radius of our home.
    The bigger picture included larger areas of Newfoundland and other Provinces in Canada as well... https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1961/9/9/1961-summer-of-the-angry-forest-fires
    Your fires must be absolutely heart rending for those affected.
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    Wow ... today is shaping up quite badly with multiple fires and 10-12 directly threatening large numbers of homes and people. Very scary and puts an end to any plans I had to ride north for some time.
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    Thanks so much for taking us all along on your trip @Peter640!!

    So sorry to hear about Julie's father and now the extra stress at home!

    Stay safe and keep us up-to-date on how you're doing!

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    Thanks Angus, we are in reprieve today re fires but Queensland is having a tougher time.

    More to come i fear as we are very early in fire season. We were down at a friends property a couple of days ago and this soil moisture is only 12.5% of same time last year. The country is extremely dry and drought stricken. Coupled with hot dry desert winds this makes it really dangerous. As a rural fire service guy said, there are only 3 causes to most fires, men, women or children!!

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