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51Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:06 am

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Am going to head over to Lancaster Lodge as they may well make it to Cork much earlier. Will check with Fintan and Pat O'D and Sagi.

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52Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:15 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:For Saturday 7th November

I had a discussion with 88KE this morning and some thoughts....

Perhaps a brunch meeting say 11am, either at Red Cow or at Stradbally Fayre as its so easy to get to from Red Cow and a nice route.

This later time might suit Dai too. Also as Gaz is travelling by car maybe Dai and Comberjohn might use 4 wheels instead of 2.

Update Monday 2 November. Seems Stradbally Fayre Saturday 11am Brunch is the one.

From Corkthis would mean a depart from Cork Dunkettle about 8.30am and depart Cashel about 9.45am.

For Gaz would mean 9.45 am depart from Red Cow,maybe pick up Magda at Monasterevin Mayfield Services J14 on way, about 10.20am.
Anyone on for meet up at Red Cow?

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53Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:55 am

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Ahoy there me hearties! We're all at sea.

Last look at the UK for a few days as we left Pembroke on board Irish Ferries bound for Rosslare in Ireland.


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54Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:20 am

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That's a familiar sight Gaz and ....wait! Does that make your wife a Gazette ??? affraid

You can tell 'er ...not me!

Enjoy the south the weather might break tomorrow for a few days unfortunately. Looking forward to meeting on Saturday.


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55Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:44 pm

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Well here we are at Wednesday evening and I think we're doing a great job of holding off the bad weather for you Eccentrics.

Last evening in the fine city of Cork (or maybe it was Kork just for the evening) we had the pleasure of meeting up with Olaf and Bjorn for dinner and a lot of chat. Thanks to you both for taking the trouble and particularly Bjorn, who I understand lives a way out of town and was himself travelling today with a very early start.


For those who haven't met these gents; Bjorn standing, Olaf on left, Ruth and myself.

The evening finished quite late so our travel today was slightly less than anticipated but still enjoyable. We went down to Cobh and took in the port and the Titanic exhibition which was very interesting.

But before we started the day there was some very important forum business to attend to!
I became the first Aussie to lay hands on the famous Banner in many a long month after an early morning delivery from Olaf - why you ask? Well that will be revealed later.


This wonderful landmark below is the Cathedral overlooking the Cobh harbour, which I found out today is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney harbour.


This memorial in the centre of town is for those who lost their lives in the sinking of the liner Lusitania just off Cobh in 1915.


The White Star Line offices where the last passengers to board the Titanic embarked onto tenders to take them out to the great ship moored just outside the harbour is now the home of the museum.


and the remains of that very jetty are to the right of this picture which shows the view of the harbour that the embarking passengers would have had.


Now since I am of the McCarthy clan of West Cork (and maybe the only McCarthy on the forum or at least for the moment the token McCarthy) who were the rulers of this area in ancient times I felt it was incumbent upon me to visit their seat of power which is the famous Blarney Castle. Those who know me probably reckon I don't need the gift of the blarney as I'm already a chatterbox but I didn't want to miss the opportunity of reinforcing it with a kiss of the Blarney Stone.

I tell you what! That's a long way to lean back.

And since a lot of the kommeraderie on this forum involves a bit of a chat the best way that we can bestow the gift of the blarney on all of you was the take the banner up to the battlements and lay it as close to the Blarney Stone as possible.




Here's a view off the top of the castle battlements where I dragged that damn banner


Another good day in the Emerald Isle.
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56Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:41 am

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Excellent post......especially as we have a family connection with Titanic...

Banner will reappear in Stradbally on Saturday .........a few little surprises planned for the day.


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57Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:24 pm

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Gaz80 wrote:

Now since I am of the McCarthy clan of West Cork (and maybe the only McCarthy on the forum or at least for the moment the token McCarthy) who were the rulers of this area in ancient times I felt it was incumbent upon me to visit their seat of power which is the famous Blarney Castle. Those who know me probably reckon I don't need the gift of the blarney as I'm already a chatterbox but I didn't want to miss the opportunity of reinforcing it with a kiss of the Blarney Stone.

I tell you what! That's a long way to lean back.

And since a lot of the kommeraderie on this forum involves a bit of a chat the best way that we can bestow the gift of the blarney on all of you was the take the banner up to the battlements and lay it as close to the Blarney Stone as possible.




Here's a view off the top of the castle battlements where I dragged that damn banner


Another good day in the Emerald Isle.
Cheers
It seems Gaz is trying to correct his orientation , Never mind mate , a good Koffee and a serve of sKones when you get home should remedy that. It'll also help muffle any side effects that the stone may bestow upon you.
good to see you and Ruth enjoying the Kompany of our foreign brethren.
Nice views too.


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58Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:57 pm

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Gaz80 wrote:This wonderful landmark below is the Cathedral overlooking the Cobh harbour, which I found out today is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney harbour.
Oi! Is not! Poole Harbour is the world's largest natural harbour (96 miles of natural coastline) against Sydney's 104 miles of (now) mainly dredged coastline. Humph.

-Dai, resident in Poole on the harbourside for eighteen years.


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59Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:58 pm

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Good to know those useful facts Dai. Could you be so kind as to pass them on to those ill-informed southerners who work as guides at the Titanic exhibition in Cobh so that they don't lead other visiting Aussies like me astray and have us thinking we had the biggest harbour.

Nevertheless when you make it down to Oz the Krew will be pleased to take you around Sydney harbour to see the natural bits and the dredged bits.


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60Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:00 pm

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@Dai wrote:
Gaz80 wrote:This wonderful landmark below is the Cathedral overlooking the Cobh harbour, which I found out today is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney harbour.
Oi! Is not! Poole Harbour is the world's largest natural harbour (96 miles of natural coastline) against Sydney's 104 miles of (now) mainly dredged coastline. Humph.

-Dai, resident in Poole on the harbourside for eighteen years.
Mainly dredged? Sydney Harbour? Not a lot in the scheme of things, and very local where it has happened. You may be mixing it up with Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia which I believe has had extensive dredging. Where it has happened, dredging hasn't changed the coastline except for very minor boat servicing facilities in a very limited number of places.

Which also brings up the question of "largest". Water area? Coastline length? Navigable water area, and at what draught? Percentage of natural seabed as opposed to dredged or otherwise modified.

Whatever the truth, I stand by my previous statement on this forum that Sydney Harbour (Australia) has to be considered among the most beautiful of the large harbours of the world, and considering the email from a UK acquaintance just this morning, blessed with more sunshine than Poole Harbour. Blue water always beats grey.Very Happy

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61Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:03 pm

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@Dai wrote:
Gaz80 wrote:This wonderful landmark below is the Cathedral overlooking the Cobh harbour, which I found out today is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney harbour.
Oi! Is not! Poole Harbour is the world's largest natural harbour (96 miles of natural coastline) against Sydney's 104 miles of (now) mainly dredged coastline. Humph.

-Dai, resident in Poole on the harbourside for eighteen years.

Shoulda gone to Specsavers....

Will you be down Saturday?? 11am Stradbally Fayre. Now that you're legal on 4 wheels......


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62Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:05 pm

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Gaz80 wrote:Good to know those useful facts Dai. Could you be so kind as to pass them on to those ill-informed southerners who work as guides at the Titanic exhibition in Cobh so that they don't lead other visiting Aussies like me astray and have us thinking we had the biggest harbour.

Nevertheless when you make it down to Oz the Krew will be pleased to take you around Sydney harbour to see the natural bits and the dredged bits.


Cheers
As said before, this member of the Krew has a boat, and space for any Irish Eccentric who cares to sit in an aluminium tube for the requisite time. Very Happy

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63Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:05 pm

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Gaz80 wrote:Good to know those useful facts Dai. Could you be so kind as to pass them on to those ill-informed southerners who work as guides at the Titanic exhibition in Cobh so that they don't lead other visiting Aussies like me astray and have us thinking we had the biggest harbour.

Nevertheless when you make it down to Oz the Krew will be pleased to take you around Sydney harbour to see the natural bits and the dredged bits.


Cheers
As said before, this member of the Krew has a boat, and space for any Irish Eccentric who cares to sit in an aluminium tube for the requisite time. Very Happy

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64Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:05 pm

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Gaz80 wrote:Good to know those useful facts Dai. Could you be so kind as to pass them on to those ill-informed southerners who work as guides at the Titanic exhibition in Cobh so that they don't lead other visiting Aussies like me astray and have us thinking we had the biggest harbour.

Nevertheless when you make it down to Oz the Krew will be pleased to take you around Sydney harbour to see the natural bits and the dredged bits.


Cheers
As said before, this member of the Krew has a boat, and space for any Irish Eccentric who cares to sit in an aluminium tube for the requisite time. Very Happy

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65Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:26 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@Dai wrote:
Gaz80 wrote:This wonderful landmark below is the Cathedral overlooking the Cobh harbour, which I found out today is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney harbour.
Oi! Is not! Poole Harbour is the world's largest natural harbour (96 miles of natural coastline) against Sydney's 104 miles of (now) mainly dredged coastline. Humph.

-Dai, resident in Poole on the harbourside for eighteen years.

Shoulda gone to Specsavers....

Will you be down Saturday?? 11am Stradbally Fayre. Now that you're legal on 4 wheels......
When I went to look it up, it turns out to be some bloody place in New Zealand that I've never heard of (grumble grumble).

Sorry Olaf. Apart from no rise'n'shine until about 09.30, I've promised to fix a (say it quietly) Royal Enfield this weekend. For those who aren't aware, my normal hours of work are 15.30-00.00, getting home and to bed about 01.00. It makes weekend socialising somewhat awkward. Sad


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66Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:28 pm

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So good he had to say it three times!!!

Now since KORK CORK is the largest harbour we have to say that's a great idea for us Corkmen!


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67Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:31 pm

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Sorry Olaf. Apart from no rise'n'shine until about 09.30, I've promised to fix a (say it quietly) Royal Enfield motorcycle this weekend. For those who aren't aware, my normal hours of work are 15.30-00.00, getting home and to bed about 01.00. It makes weekend socialising somewhat awkward.

Clarified it there for you Dai.

I do remember you had said about the working hours and no worries. Hope we see you for Christmas Brunch though.


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68Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:38 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:So good he had to say it three times!!!

Now since KORK CORK is the largest harbour we have to say that's a great idea for us Corkmen!
As always, blame it on the technology! Tried 3 times and it didn't work. Come back later and it is found to have worked each time despite telling me it didn't.

Looking forward to checking out the Cork version of the largest harbour sometime. Maybe even Poole sometime if Dai can promise some sun.Razz

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69Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:45 pm

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Well Bill since we got you on the back of a K in Dublin in March I am sure we can get you on the back of a boat inCork Harbour on your next visit.

Looking forward to your water skiing skills.


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70Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:49 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Well Bill since we got you on the back of a K in Dublin in March I am sure we can get you on the back of a boat inCork Harbour on your next visit.

Looking forward to your water skiing skills.
Hope you have a decent slalom ski. Cool

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71Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:15 pm

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What sort of oil do you use and how big would the slick be.


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72Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:40 am

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@RicK G wrote:What sort of oil do you use and how big would the slick be.
That totally depends on the slope on the Lake Rick Laughing Laughing


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73Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:03 am

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I'm not putting oil in the lake I go water sking on. Laughing


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74Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:09 am

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Who said anything about using a ski???

We have a big harbour so no need for skis.

Barefoot skiing is water skiing behind a motorboat without the use of water skis, commonly referred to as "barefooting". Barefooting requires the skier to travel at higher speeds than conventional water skiing (30-45mph/50-70kmh). The necessary speed required to keep the skier upright varies by the weight of the barefooter and can be approximated by the following formula: (W / 10) + 20, where W is the skier's weight in pounds and the result is in miles per hour. It is an act performed in show skiing, and on its own



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75Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:24 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Who said anything about using a ski???

We have a big harbour so no need for skis.
It's not as big as Sydney harbour


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76Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:55 am

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@RicK G wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Who said anything about using a ski???

We have a big harbour so no need for skis.
It's not as big as Sydney harbour

Maybe, but we have gotGuinness to make up for that......


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77Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:34 pm

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It's been a busy couple of days since I was last posting.

Following our Blarney Castle adventure we decided that we must try to fit in a look at the famous Ring of Kerry so we headed north to Killarney then around through Moll's Gap (I'll let the Eccentrics explain that one), Sneem, Waterville and on to Killorglin. It was raining when we left Blarney but only a few kilometres up the road it stopped for the whole day.

We've done a mighty fine job of keeping the rain away this week and the temperatures have been quite warm - we've not needed the stacks of warm clothes filling our suitcases.

This route is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and we'd recommend anyone visiting to take it in.
Below is the Ladies View lookout over the Killarney Lakes.


This is O'Carroll's Cove beach which was the only beach that we spied on this part of the west coast.


A bit further on at Caherdaniel there's a great little bar and cafe perched above the rugged coastline with this view out the back window. A great placed to enjoy a snack and a beverage of your choice .


There appears to be some farming land tucked in between the ocean and the hills populated no doubt by very hardy souls.


Our next accommodation base was Dublin where on Friday afternoon we met up with Ringfad. I phoned him at a pre-arranged time to work out how/where we should meet. I told him that I was near the tall spire in the middle of the city and the directions for me were to walk over the bridge and keep going as he was quite some distance in the other direction he would walk towards us (this is on Friday afternoon in the centre of the city teeming with people).
I wondered how this was going to work but anyway we set off as directed. After a couple of blocks a guy appears out of the crowd coming towards us and extends his hand " Hi, I'm Simon, I recognise you off the forum." (see how handy this forum is)

We followed our guide to a cosy little bar and spent a very enjoyable couple of hours. Thanks Simon.


Saturday morning we thought our influence over the weather had finally run out as it was raining all the way from Dublin to the Eccentrics favourite meeting place at Stradbally Fayre. We arrived a few minutes before Olaf andCluainSi (John is easier to say) and Will soon thereafter.
The boys had copped a bit of rain on the way but are obviously used to it. We settled into "Stradbally Fayre" which is actually a nice little cafe in the small town of Stradbally and ordered up, then as you do - had a bit of a chat for about 3 or 4 hours.

(John, Olaf, Ruth, myself, Will)

The boys even showed off their Aussie T shirts.


Olaf brought out a little surprise in the form of one of his homemade Christmas puddings to share with us on this special occasion (naturally made with Guinness). It went down a treat smothered in cream.

Eventually it was time for the guys to hit the road as they had travelled quite a distance to the meeting point.
Here's a photo of Stradbally Fayre so that you'll all recognise it when you pass that way.


A big thanks to all who have taken the trouble to spend time with Ruth and I while we've been in this great country. We'll be on the ferry back to the UK tomorrow.


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78Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:40 pm

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Gaz and Ruth

We had a lovely day and it was a real pleasure. We really enjoyed your visit and hope one day you will make it back.

John and myself avoided rain on the way back and got sunshine. We stopped at Cashel for tea which turned into dinner and capped off a perfect day. Cashel for me is exactly half way home neatly breaking the 2 hour ride.

Glad you enjoyed the Christmas pudding too. Stradbally Fayre look after us very well on that one every time and even took our group photo. Trapper was devaststed to discover he would be missing the Pudding.

Its a great example of how the forum is much more than most others. Its fantastic to get the chance to sit and enjoy some great company. Safe hope to you both.

The sKroll and Ed's tube are now safely back in Cork. It was going to fly to Australia but would not fit in the luggage. More on this later.


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79Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:32 am

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Gaz and Gazette ( Laughing) It was a pleasure to meet you both as I rode home, in glorious sunshine, I was thinking over how wide ranging the conversation was in topics and deeply enjoyable. Hope the ferry back to Blighty was not too bumpy.

Just looking at the pic above it appears you'll have to do something about that naked chin before returning Twisted Evil. The offer stands BTW if you have time to do a bit more of the Wild Atlantic Way next time.


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80Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:05 am

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Hi all! Well the Gaz and Gazette (Ruthy didn't complain about it Will) adventure to the northern hemisphere is done for this year and right now I'm feeling pretty dusted.

Got to our front door about an hour and a half ago which made a neat 30 hours from when the alarm clock went off in London till we turned the key in the door at home.

Olaf you'll be pleased to know that the little arrangement that you and I had in place went off without a hitch. More on that in the near future.

Mother Nature has decided to remind us that we are home as well - check out the weather forecast for the next few days in the snap below;



especially as we were discussing riding in Oz in summer while we were all together at Stradbally Fayre.

Need some sleep now.
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81Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:09 am

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You have about 48 hours to sleep, pack and get to Guyra, Gaz.Wink

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82Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:12 am

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BTW, Gaz

Warm welcome back to Oz

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83Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:48 am

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@indian036 wrote:You have about 48 hours to sleep, pack and get to Guyra, Gaz.Wink

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That's the spirit there. Keep them under pressure. Looking forward to photos of the Guyra meet up.

Just sitting at the desk thinking of some travels having got new tyres on the K and having the guy in the local Honda dealership where I get them fitted come up to me holding something small......brake pad friction material without the backing plate. Thinking I would have to go home and get the spare pads I have he then pulled out two packs of brake pads 'from when we maintain the police bikes'. Supplied and fitted for less than it costs me to buy them off Motorworks. In fact they charged less than the sticker price and fitted them free.

Be good to get back on a bike instead of being inside aluminium tubes. Just make sure no leprechauns hitched a ride back, even Australian border police can't keep them out. I have a mental image of little green men jumping around Guyra this weekend.......


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84Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:55 pm

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Yes Gaz if you are at all able to I'd say stay awake today and sleep through the 42degree heat tomorrow, todays 36*c will be (Hello) enough for you, wonder how long before the lag catches up mate?


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85Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:22 pm

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Poor Gaz. He has been closer than you think to 42 degrees in the few weeks. Its the change from F to C that hurts. I think he is still counting leprechauns by the thousand in his sleep. 1K, 2K, 3K etc.


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86Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:09 pm

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You Irelanders are a tough people.

Surely Gazelle is a better choice.

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"Gazelle. Appreciated for its grace, it is a symbol most commonly associated in Arabic literature with female beauty"


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87Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:14 am

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Thanks Rosskko for trying to improve the references to my dear one.

She would probably agree with you but after putting up with me for 20 years she has proven that she has a tolerance for motorcyclists behaviour and will answer to anything delivered with a chuckle.

As you do, I woke up bright as a button at 4:00am after only 5 hours sleep but found I had to take a little grandad nap for an hour at 3:00pm.

You are right Olaf - it's tough being part of this Krew, you are expected to ride hundreds of kilometres on short notice in all sorts of weather for a skone in return for great kompany and an endless supply of knowledge and a bit of good natured ridikule.

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88Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:08 am

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welcome home Gaz and Ruth

a greatventure

wonderful pics and great meetings

see you soon


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89Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:17 am

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You are right Olaf - it's tough being part of this Krew, you are expected to ride hundreds of kilometres on short notice in all sorts of weather for a skone in return for great kompany and an endless supply of knowledge and a bit of good natured ridicule.

Either way it looks same as here........but why does 'in all kinds of weather' bring up a picture of riding comfortably in 35c sunshine. struggling to feel sympathetic on this one.

We more usually seem to get something called 'an occluded front' that seems so common over here accompanied byminimum 6mm cold rain an hour and maybe force 5/6 south westerly. I suspect Billmight befamiliar with these thingsbut that's as far as it goes.

On a serious note I was really glad we made the effort and that the time was there to do it. Gazette, Gazelle, was a pleasure to meet up.

Looking forward to Rossko's visit now. Since we have seemingly established a precedent we shall have to keep some Kristmas pudding for his obligatory visit to Stradbally Fayre.


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90Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:25 am

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As Bill said , a warm welcome home mate.
I enjoyedyour posts and pictures while you were away, great stuff Gaz.


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91Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:59 am

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good to hear the Gaz's are home safe and well .
re -Koup and re-Kover so you can make it to the next krew outing. well done .


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92Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:49 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Either way it looks same as here........but why does 'in all kinds of weather' bring up a picture of riding comfortably in 35c sunshine. struggling to feel sympathetic on this one.
Olaf, I'm comfortably ensconced at Tom's place (Tom Grabau) on the way up to smithy's at Guyra.
Comfortable now (beer, cold water, BBQ + dinner, wine, more water), but on the way up the temperature ranged between 35C min to 46C max. OK on the open road, sweltering in city traffic round the west end of Sydney. Comfortable it wasn't, though worth it for an evening of Tom's hospitality and kavorting with the Krew over the weekend.

Gaz, been there with jet lag so understand your absence, but we'll miss you.

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93Back to top Go down    Re: Gaz Ireland trip on Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:00 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:You are right Olaf - it's tough being part of this Krew, you are expected to ride hundreds of kilometres on short notice in all sorts of weather for a skone in return for great kompany and an endless supply of knowledge and a bit of good natured ridicule.

Either way it looks same as here........but why does 'in all kinds of weather' bring up a picture of riding comfortably in 35c sunshine. struggling to feel sympathetic on this one.

We more usually seem to get something called 'an occluded front' that seems so common over here accompanied byminimum 6mm cold rain an hour and maybe force 5/6 south westerly. I suspect Billmight befamiliar with these thingsbut that's as far as it goes.

On a serious note I was really glad we made the effort and that the time was there to do it. Gazette, Gazelle, was a pleasure to meet up.

Looking forward to Rossko's visit now. Since we have seemingly established a precedent we shall have to keep some Kristmas pudding for his obligatory visit to Stradbally Fayre.

hmm you might remember one of our tableland trips olaf

as we approached the top of the top of the hill ...mist turned to rain ...and closer to glen innes torrential rain ...and not far off an unexpected tornado of sorts ...and on our return path to guyra

its expected that we'll get 38 -40 around these parts tomorrow ....currently Sydney (900k south of here) is doing 42 already this afternoon



32 is comfortable if you have good airflow and some significant and steady speed.. 42 however boils the leathers dry and hard ...not to mention the occupant


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