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1Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty NSW fires on Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:35 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Thinking of you guys down there. 

This time last year, I had such a blast on the northern tablelands ride with many of you, I’m so glad that I didn’t put the trip off by a year.

Just seen the fires ravishing parts of NSW on the UK news - hope they are nowhere close to any of your homes (and bikes).

We’ve just got major rain fall and flooding up here - particularly in the midlands. 

Be safe though, wherever you are - bikes and possessions can always be replaced, no matter how much it hurts to lose them.


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                              Paul  NSW fires 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

2Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty NSW fires on Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:05 pm

RT

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Nice post mate.
I'm sitting 400 klm south and been freezing these last 2 days. What a whacko country.
We all wish safety to our mates.
RT


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3Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty NSW Fires on Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:55 pm

Tom FKR

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Nice thoughtful post Paul. We wish all our mates will be safe from these fires especially those in the northern part of the state.
Paul, can you arrange to have some of that rain to move over our way? 
As you know, we are having a really dry spell at the moment and some small towns have run out of water..
Cheers
Tom


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4Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:06 am

RicK G

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There hasn't been any fires near me so far since the last near miss a few weeks ago but Stan is in the firing line at Old Bar near Taree. I don't know where abouts his place is there and we can only hope it's safe.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

5Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:24 am

charlie99

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agree looked pretty chaotic down there

best wishes to stan


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6Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 am

Gaz

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I spoke to Stan this afternoon and the fire is very very close to them but they were OK at that time sitting out the back putting out spot fires as they appear, no doubt from flying embers. The roads out of his area were closed at the time of our conversation so they have to ride it out.

I'm sure he will let us know how they fare when he can.


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

7Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Thanks for the update Gaz. 

I had a look at the fire map on the rfs.nsw website - not good at all down Stan’s way. Nearly 18k hectares of bush burning out of control and moving NE...with Old Bar directly in its path.

Having stayed at his place last year, I know he has a lot of trees all around him and will have his work cut out if the fire spreads any closer to his property. Thank goodness he did his time as a volunteer fireman back in Dubbo - if anyone can protect his place, it’s definitely him but wishing I was back there to help him deal with it.

Just don’t leave it too late Stan, to get Jayne and the dogs out and to a place of safety. My thoughts are with you (for all the good that will do from 10k mikes away).


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NSW fires Uk-log10 NSW fires Sco-lo15NSW fires Eu-log10
                              Paul  NSW fires 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

8Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:33 pm

Gaz

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Just received a message from Stan to say the roads into their area are open again, people are being allowed back in and the situation is improving.


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

9Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:39 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Thanks again Gaz - that’s seriously good news, for now. 
Looks like you’re going to have a long, difficult summer down there.


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NSW fires Uk-log10 NSW fires Sco-lo15NSW fires Eu-log10
                              Paul  NSW fires 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

10Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires on Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:43 pm

Stan

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Thanks for all the thoughts. We have been very, very lucky so far. Road in and out of Old Bar was shut and then they cut  off the road that services our little area. No loss of life here but houses and property gone. We lost the back section of our place which had trees and then the fire went next door. Tomorrow predicted 37 C and wind.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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11Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires Yesterday at 8:13 am

TacKler

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Good to hear all are safe.


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12Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires Yesterday at 10:30 am

K75cster

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Good to know you are safe Stan, We haven't heard form redrockmania in ages either.


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13Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires Yesterday at 11:24 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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Great to hear 

Hope the rest of the week is good as well 

We just had idots lighting fire in the bush lands near the uni  up here


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14Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires Yesterday at 1:42 pm

tinyspuds

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Thinking of you guys down there. […] 

Be safe though, wherever you are - bikes and possessions can always be replaced, no matter how much it hurts to lose them.
Ditto


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s.
2007 HD883 Sportster. Bobbed and bettered.
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15Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires Yesterday at 3:28 pm

Dai

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Just been looking at the mess that's hitting the Hunter Valley. I always associate that name with you guys doing a rideout.

As Paul says; we just get wet. I can teach LFB to swim, but running away from a fire is another matter. Perhaps it's not in good taste to post this here, but for those of us who do not get threatened by fire (and can access BBC iPlayer), this really gets across the horror of it all:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0009mgd/the-day-california-burned


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

16Back to top Go down   NSW fires Empty Re: NSW fires Yesterday at 8:01 pm

MartinW

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I can't remember when it's been this bad. But made worse by idiots lighting fires. I hope everybody comes out of this OK.
Regards Martin.


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