Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    Nice stripey

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  2. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    Richard Harris...dead set legend :clap:clap:clap all out safe.
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  3. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Great news!!!!
  4. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    I’d love to give that a whirl, those mad Kiwi blokes on the teevee that do this is a bloody great watch. Mind you the occasional head that you catch might cause a few bottom clenches.

    And yeah, well done to all who rescued those kiddies and their coach. Had a little try at cave diving and it freaked the shit out of me, got heaps of hours on all sorts of gear in all sorts of conditions, stuck me head in a cave and panicked.
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  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Did a bit of it back in the '90's with Army Cadet system - my forte" was Navigation - Topographic / Compass - real Nav !
    Anyway - did a bit in the caves out @ Trackhead and the 'Tip', was fun but pushes peoples' limits - even under 'controlled' conditions
    It had to have been a big effort for the local divers - they had lost one of theirs in the setup, yet kept going with his memory helping them through it
    Teamwork is a beautiful thing when it comes together ! Well done everyone involved !
    Cheers
    Baza
  6. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    I get panicky these days if I wake up and the sleeping bag has done a 180 and I can’t find the zip.
  7. PBee

    PBee ...---...

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    I thought he was the better Dumbledore.
  8. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    They certainly pulled a monster rabbit out of the hat...

    Edit: just reading he received the news his father passed away not long after he exited the cave. damn.
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  9. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    At an Alpine Rally many years ago (late 70s) I witnessed the result of somebody deciding that, because of over consumption of alcoholic beverages, he would sleep with his head next to the tent door instead of his usual sleeping position at 180 degrees to that.

    Next morning, a group of us early risers were standing around the campfire enjoying the ambience & quietness of the cold, still morning air. We heard our friend start to stir and then the panicking noises from his tent as he awoke with a very strong desire to bring up that which he had consumed only hours earlier.

    Because he normally slept with his feet near the tent door, the first thing he did, before even exiting his sleeping bag, was to spin 180 degrees and start fumbling for the zip so he could unload outside.

    He made an awful mess all over the inside of the back end of his tent, while he was looking for the non existent zip.

    Those of us next to the fire, and only a few metres from said tent, cheered and made all kinds of 'encouraging' remarks as he entertained us with guttural noises and swearing.

    I remember him making some unkind comments back at us as we congratulated him on his early morning entertainment efforts as he was scooping out what looked like some kind of vegetable soup from his tent.

    Cultivating a good sense of direction is important in so many ways...
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  10. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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    So - brings back a memory of seeing this. Surely nobody here would do this...

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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Alchoholic disorientation is a terrible geographic affliction to suffer...

    I woke up one morning with the taste of the floorboards of the Cape Crawford (Heartbreak) hotel porch in my mouth one fatefull morning - as a result of just one such episode... eh @GTinAus ? oh to be young and innocent again... :lol3

    Another direction mishap while out on the Safari surveys one time with Mal Blank... we were in the SW Qld channel country/SA border setting course out around Cadelga/Cordillo downs. I was just on dark, looking for a spot to camp - but there was thistle and cat eyes everywhere... and where it wasn't was just plain stony.

    Finally (now it was dark)... we come across a nice flat, soft (nay I say "sandy") open patch of ground. Done - Mal parked the troopie and we set up camp. Tossed the swags out on the ground, roused up a little fire from some dry twigs and gidyea bush... a couple of cans oith some tinned beef stew warmed on the coals - then off to get some :snore under the fart tarp... :norton

    Woke up in the early hours after first light... with about 100 Brahman cattle staring at us... we were parked pretty much smack dab in the middle of a "pad out" - soft ground surrounding a water tank - trampled by the comings and goings of the stock.

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  12. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    What, not even just one goat?
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  13. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    nope... but this bugger made off with me riding gear...! :lol3

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  14. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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  15. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    Is this the guy who got news of his fathers passing whilest in the midst of this rescue?
    Job well done that man.Respects.
  16. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    Yes, they held back the news till the rescue was finished
  17. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Troy doesn't kiss and tell...anymore...:lol3
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  18. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Well having to work carefully so as to avoid tipping yourself into the drink would have to make things more difficult.

    Mick
  19. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Nope nope nope. :nah

    That was a huge lizard.

    Nope nope nope.
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  20. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    But they're very affectionate