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Rossco, beware you are now in an area known as ......"The Boonah Triangle" an area renowned for its many folk who are all closely related and motorcyclists who are press ganged into deepening the gene pool....beware beware!!!!

take care guys on the way home its all down stream so to speak....

    

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Rossco , you should have named this one " A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG weekend away"as this thread may never end.
March might be true after all.

The only photo opprtunities were the Golden Guitar at Tamworth, and fuel stops, ( Bellas time with the tourists)
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Bella keeping guard
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Preparing for the short run up the Moonbi range, Sean tackled it with ease. Surprising how well a K100 outfit moves along.
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Wind problems.. the trees leaned one way , I leaned the other.
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When the Qld weather made it on BBC news, I thought that must be WET.

Ride safely,

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News reports for our region (hunter NSW ) indicate that we are receiving the left over of a tropical cyclone called Oswald.
Although I think it's more like TC Rossco blowing into Brisbane on his whirlwind Qld tour , a nice subtle way to let the northerners be aware you're there to claim your new love, he'll be getting plenty of one on one time before returning home.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/lismore-residents-prepare-to-evacuate-as-torrential-rain-and-wild-winds-head-towards-sydney-20130128-2dftd.html

Explains the bad wind and wet spots I was experiencing yesterday.
A few more road closures expected , take it easy Rossco, plenty of forum B&Bs on offer if needed.


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Hope Rossco doesn't shrink any further..........he'll disappear from his avatar.Rolling Eyes


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hope its cleared up for rossco and rick .....i had heard of the road closure at aratula ...a wee bit away from boonah (nice choice for a stopover guys ) ...from the meagre few bars of power in my phone and fm radio app while i was stuck in between country towns .


i really did try and make it ....things looked on schedule ,,,,'cept i came accross a little bit of water. sorry to not make this wonderfull event rossco .


hope the ride was good after guys ...cheers


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I told him the guys in the end room with the banjos had 6 toes but no no no it'll be ok flamin rain.
Left Boonah early got through Ipswich then Glenor Grove was open to one lane each way through Toowoomba about 11 to 12.
Got to 8 mile ar Warwick and told 1 hour till open so we went back to Allora had a feed and went back to see if the story was true and gate crashed the Que to the front as mongrel bikies do and straight through. Fuel at Warwick and on to Stanthorpe at about 2pm. Rossco went on his way to Guyra and would be there as I type and I had a much needed Grandad kip and now it is 5.30pm local time
Much adventure with a perfect record that was 46 years old broken but luckily nothing else was hurt.
We got onto a bit of road that was still covered in mud and I should have known better but went in anyway and the front just slowly just went out from under me with a gentle half turn and a big slop I went down at about 10kph. The only thing hurt was my pride and it is the first time in 46 years I have gone down while moving on the road.
Ah well all in the cause of a good story, Rossco said he thought of a pic but wasnt sure but I really wouldn't have minded. I just put it down to being my fault if there has to be fault as I just was a bit unwise to try.

I was wondering where Charlie was and fully expected him to be stuck in Warwick with us in Boonah.
Alls well that ends well but I suppose I should not say that as Rossco isn't home yet but I don't see any problems for him from here on.



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Rossco is here in Guyra and the weather has cleared here. Nice and sunny for his ride back tomorrow.
That bike sounds nice...crisp and in good nick.

    

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Be careful Sean he snores. Ha Ha I got in first he was gonna tell about me snoring.


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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


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sunny weather up here heading south rick , seanii and rossco ,,,was 35c here today

and workplace still shut down ....with no power at all

hope everyone is well ....

enjoy the next bit rossco ....pity the southerners headed home huh !.....but schedules cant be maintained with these amazing events

sorry to hear of the down rick ....chin up !


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@Rick G wrote:
I went down at about 10kph. The only thing hurt was my pride and it is the first time in 46 years I have gone down while moving on the road....

Rotten Luck Rick ....but glad you're ok! Better to break that record at 10kph than 100 eh?

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Sorry Rossco, I have a busy schedule at work this week , being that is only 4 days.I was looking forward to the company on the return trip plus catch up with the northerners.
You won't be disappointed with Seans hospitality, it was A1 , there was loud snores coming from the spare room on sunday night, I'm expecting it was the bear...

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I'm hoping Sean takes up the offering a drop in for some nice red ( Traceys selection ) to compensate for the nice chrome zorst cover I returned home with, thanks Sean.Has Rossco tried the Makers yet? make sure he finishes it to the last drop... Very Happy
I fitted the taller screen for the trip , it worked a treat , was able to lift the visor a tad more without being blasted.
and less helmut turbulence, about 30-50% improvement. You still get wet though...
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Watch out someone doesn't souvenir your pretty bike...
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and use "mongrels" to guard it...
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"slippery when wet"
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Rick , I almost did the same as you, Sean do you remember the gravel patch north of Tamworth? I got to the bottom edge at about 40kph , spotted a pothole under the water, did a quick left to divert, and felt the front slide about a foot sideways, fortunately , recovered OK.
Good to hear you are still in one piece.
I am finding today( tues) that my indicator cancel is poorly responding, not sure if it might be a bit of moisture in there somewhere.
A lot more pressure required on switch to make the contact work.

I thoroughly enjoyed the venture out,I would never have gone in those conditions without an invite, thanks guys.
Next time Rossco puts out an invite to see a new acquisition, check the weather first.


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2018 Kart upgrade.
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Mate, ( Grover), you're a madman for coming for that ride! I'd have been at home with a bottle of schnaps and a book.

So, here's the culprit....

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Rossco exiting Guyra this morning, leaving me with a red wine headache and a truckload of beer.

    

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I'm glad to see you showed some good ol country hospitality to Rossco and left the lad with good memories of Guyra.


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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


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nice pic,Sean, rider and bike preparing to head home, clear skies are very positive.
hope you enjoy the rest of your journey home Rossco.
Sean , you didn't endure the "makers" did you, might be the reason for the headache, take care mate.
I'm thinking a good port might have been best on sunday to warm the souls.


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1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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Well done boys, reminds me of a Billy Joel song about rain
and crazy.
I really like that fairing on Rossco's bike. Any idea where that comes from?.(and do you think he'd notice it missing).
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@RT wrote:I really like that fairing on Rossco's bike. RT

I think its a Krauser with a "Skylight" although lately it was more like a glass bottom boat ...I think it all looks the biz...can't wait to see it in the flesh.


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Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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RT, Rossco was talking about taking it off...he gets too much buffeting. It's a Krauser.
Grover, that Maker's Mark was awful wasn't it!
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Sakson, where is the dog?
Or is that one for your 'special collection'?

I like the second pic. I look good in black.


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@RT wrote:I really like that fairing on Rossco's bike. Any idea where that comes from?.(and do you think he'd notice it missing).
RT

I would notice it missing. It has the indicators and mirrors on it silly.
Would I mind if it went missing? The mirrors give me a perfect view of my upper arms so probably only when I went to turn the first corner.


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[quote="rossco

Most of a Basic/2
Chassis number 6308802K100CJ‏
Vehicle code 0521
Series K589
Model K 100 88 (0521)
Production date 1988 / 05

So my friend any luck getting the 88BMW plate?...bwahahaha


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"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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@Klompy the grey brick wrote:

So my friend any luck getting the 88BMW plate?...bwahahaha

Nope. At the mercy of the RTA
Maybe 62RPG ?

Much more betterer Sakson7. See how happy she is to have her photo taken.



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rossco wrote:[ 62RPG ?

Rocket propelled grenade?...and 1962 when you were born...


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"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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@Klompy the grey brick wrote:
rossco wrote:[ 62RPG ?

Rocket propelled grenade?...and 1962 when you were born...

I was thinking the same thing when I saw RPG.

Must have something to do with our Military service. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
62 could be the number of RPGs needed to destroy the bike.


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Welcome back mate. Nice looking bike. Man that fairing would look good in black.


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A reply is coming. and thank yoose and a photo of Rick in his undies. Just as soon as I get it all past the sensors(ers?) censors?


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Home safe and sound and back at work and Home safe and sound and back at work and while I still have a job and free internet I thought I would take the time to reply.
Firstly, thank you everyone for your good wishes and concern, hospitality and assistance and mostly humour over the past few days.
Thanks to 73MOH (Paul) for collecting me at the train in his nice dry car.
Thanks to Tackler (Dave) for making the trip down to say hi on such an aweful day.
Thanks to Rick who called me at 1.30 and said ‘just at (some town I can’t remember) and it is raining hard but the rivers don’t look too bad so we should be good going home and I will meet you at Ormeau’ Famous last words.
An adventure has been had.
This is the route. Eventually. http://goo.gl/maps/gZbGj
This is mostly what happend.
Rossco... Once you've picked up the bike........ My place is a short test ride away,(13km)and in the right direction for S'thorpe....... where you can have access to tools/garage to do checks/adjustments as required (hopefully not required)....I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that I won't get the call to go to work.....Paul
This never happened. Thankfully Paul was not called to work and met me at Beenleigh station. He had a car. Yay. By that time I was already soaked thanks to Tiger Airways not having access to covered access to the terminal "Welcome to Brisbane. When you leave the plane, please keep a tight hold on the handrail as the wind is strong and the steps are slippery"
The train did not have covered access to the carpark so drowned again.
Monday, Rick and myself are heading to Guyra, saying hello, patting the dog and Mr Klompy, GroverK and myself are heading back to Sydney. Route to be determined.
This never happened.
@charlie99 wrote:hmm..... we might have to meet up as you head through warwick then ...about 4.30 pm- 5.00ish ?
This didn't happen. Read Charlies thread. http://www.k100-forum.com/t5179-wow-what-a-weekend#57205

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This happened.
groverK wrote:BIG DAY tomorrow Rossco, good luck with the pickup,
try and get plenty of zzzzzzzzzzzzzz..will catch up at Seans.take your umbrella and raincoat,
those northerners have hit the "not so sunny one day, or perfect the next " button for your impromptu arrival.
Well some of this happened. I got the bike. It rained. Never met GroverK
@73MOH wrote:
What time does the wet weather gear shop open?

Australian Motorcycle accessories is just up the road.... open 0900 - 1500
This happened. Due to circumstances the resultant outfit did not operate as intended.

@Tackler wrote:Well, his electrics lasted at least from the house to the servo at Ormeau.
Hopefully Rick and Rossco are safely crossing the Great Divide as we speak.
Nup. While it did happen it took 3 days. Not the 90 minutes as suggested.

@RT wrote:Halo spoke to Rossco, think they are stuck somewhere for a couple of days with floods all around, and get this, NO BEER.That is cruel.
@Klompy the grey brick wrote:Yep the message I got via Grover that "Rossco had taken up foreign citizenship and that he (grover) would be coming back from Guyra solo"
Rossco said "in a hotel room for a few days"......apparently the rain is coming south...it has not let up here as it is....
This happened.
Have a look at post #57 from Rick G. I can’t remember all the place names. However, left the sellers home and straight down the hill to the servo to fill the bike. It was wet. Really wet. And hot. What a crap combination.
So I have on my newly purchased driRider one piece rain suit and suddenly realise I can’t get my wallet out. Unzip, un velcro, grunt grunt, drag out the wallet, swipe the card, enter pin and the power at the servo goes out for 10 seconds. Yay. Wait 10 minutes and try to pay again as apparently it did not go through (found out later it went through twice).
Back to the bike, helmet on and zip up the nice dry suit I have on. So I thought. Seems you have to zip and tuck and velcro all in one swift movement to make the suit dry. About 30 minutes later my nads are getting wet. /sigh. Leather pants. Joy.
So Rick and myself head off.
After the first river crossing I learnt to lift my legs to prevent my boots filling with water. Like I said, after the first crossing. Not a lot of point in doing it after that. They could only fill so far.
Not too far out of Beaudesert we crossed a little river about 30 metres wide and 3 or 4 inches deep. If only we had known.
We kept on riding passing through Boonah and heading about 7km to the road taking us through Cunninghams Gap and on to Stanthorpe. 200m from the road our way was blocked by 6foot of water over the road. The keeper of the water informed us our way back to Beaudesert was now blocked by the previous river.
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Not a lot of choice. Back to town and into the first motel. Good call by Rick as if we had waited too much longer we would have been without a room.
So here we are. Boonah Motel.
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First on the agenda was food and drink. As previously mentioned, no beer. We were later informed by the publican that business was so bad due to the flooding etc that he shut up shop and went home. Unfortunately so did the publicans of the other two pubs, bowling club and the golf club.
Eagle Boys pizza and coke for dinner.
The bathroom was quickly turned into a drying room courtesy of a little blow heater. We wandered up and down under the cover of the motel awning listening to tales of water over roads and ruined holidays. The motel owners heard of our beer plight and offered us a six pack someone had left in the guest fridge. ‘Here you go guys. We don’t drink it so you can have it’ Should have been suss at that point. XXXX Gold. Shudder.
So it rained all night. It rained most of the next day. During one fine moment I took a chance and went out to explore.
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No need for all that rain gear. I will put on these waterproof pants I have and should be fine. In theory yes. In practice no.
I took a ride out to Moogerah Dam. Nice ride about 20km on country roads. This is the dam in dryer times. (google image)
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This is how I saw it.
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So I headed back to the motel and took a different route. Part of a loop to bring me back to town. After about 5 minutes the heavens opened. It was the most torrential rain I had ever seen. No wind, just the contents of the sky being dumped on my head and in my now swimming lap. 10km down the road I was informed if I went any further the water would be over my head and 4x4s were turning around. Great. My 20km ride home just turned to 40km.
So I arrived safe and wet back at the motel, clothes into the drying room and managed to coax rick off his bed to take a walk up to town and see if the pubs were open. Praise the lord. Real beer. Well tooheys old, but it was the closest I could get to anything I would normally drink.
Back to the motel, sausages and thongs (feet variety) purchased at the local IGA and out to the bbq.
Did I mention there is a bat colony about 300m from the motel?
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Fingers crossed for no rain and a fine day tomorrow and we got our wish. So this picture is very important. Not only did it signal the end of the rain, it is also the site of a now very famous, record breaking and unfortunate ‘down’.
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You know those signs that tell bike riders the road ahead is slippery? That is what the road looked liked where rick had just been.
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This is the road we were trying to get to. Albeit we were heading in the wrong direction it is the road we were meant to be on two days earlier. It cut through what must be a Queensland oddity. A combined sugar cane and pumpkin field. While the sugar cane is obvious in the photo, what cannot be seen are the pumpkins. Everywhere.
You can see a dejected Rick here heading back the way we had just come due to the road being blocked and you can imagine how slippery the road was with all that dirt on it.
This is the way we were supposed to be going. Cunninghams Gap. Recently (27/12/12) reopened after 2 years and $57,000,000.
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So it is the long way we go.
One hour after we left the Boonah motel, I gave a little wave and a toot on the horn as we rode past again. Up the road to Ipswich.
This is another reason why our way was blocked. (Photo stolen from facebook)
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So, up to Ipswich, turn left and head off to Toowoomba. Still got the blue sky.
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The road into toowoomba was down to one lane each way, but thankfully moving. Here is a random shot of some idiot next to two very nice K bikes. Take my word for it. There are two bikes there. Guess the guy with the camera favoured one more than the other.
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At some point we stopped so Rick could remove the warm lining of his pants and inspect the recent damage to his right knee. He mentioned he could not feel his right foot getting wet so the blood letting should be at a minimum.
Let me just say, I lost more skin 50 years ago at the hands of doctor. What a soft c_ck. Which incidently is exactly what the doctor said. Still I have no dout it hurt. Even with crash bars no one wants a fully loaded K1100 landing on them.
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Unfortunately I have no photographic proof, but I never thought I would see a sign, that while travelling from Brisbane, south to Sydney, would tell me that if I kept going it is only 3402km to DARWIN. Where was Rick taking me?
So, where are we? On our way to Warwick. And more floods.
Sat here for 15 minutes or so and they opened the road. Yay. Geared up, front of the que and we made it about 500 metres down the road. Stopped again. Read Rick’s post now. #57. I will supply the pictures.
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Lunch and a quick wizz. Rick mentioned that beyond the hill on the right of the photo is Cunninghams Gap. It had just taken us over six hours and 250km to travel what should have taken less than an hour and about 80km.
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And back to the front of the que and instantly the road is opened and off we go to Warwick. The queues of cars and trucks was amazing. Stretched for miles. I had never seen anything like it with the police setting up mini road blocks to break up the lines.
Eventually we came to Ricks turn off. Not sure what time it was, but I still had a few hours to go to get to Saksons. Thank yous and ride safes and I was off, leaving Rick the short ride home and a nap on the lounge.
Made my way down to Tenterfield, finally on the right side of the border and needed to call Sean to let him know I was coming. As I was only going to be away for two days I did not bring a phone charger so all the notice Sean got was a hasty text message before we left. So I pulled into the nearest likely shop and asked if they had a phone charger. Only had one charger in the store. I told the guy I would buy the charger if he let me use his power point for 30 minutes. No problem. Off to the bottlo to get some red as a peace offering and back to the shop for a chat. 30 minutes later I rang Sean, all good then off again. Mitre 10 Tenterfield if anyone needs hardware in that area. Nice folks.
So I get out of town and have one song stuck on repeat in my head. The Tenterfield Saddler. Now if I knew more than ‘time is a traveller, tenterfield saddler, turn your head. Hum hum hum hum hum, kangaroo up ahead, hum hum hum hum, cockatoo.
This HAS to stop. Look, a town called Deepwater. Thank God. So I start singing again. As loud as I can so I can stop channeling Peter Allen
‘O deepwater, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me’
‘hum hum hum turnin your back, pretty momma gonna make everythin alright hum hum’
After about 10 minutes of this I realise it is not Deepwater, but Old black water. I am sure the Doobie Bros won’t take offence.
En route to SaKson7-LunchboKsrider’s place. Finally a sign with Sydney on it.
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Won’t be long now.
After evading almost every police officer and camera between the border and Seans I arrived about 5.30pm. Only taken me about 10.5 hours to get here.
Welcoming party.
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I had a great time with Sean. I took off to the pub to get some beers. Unfortunately I returned with an unknown quality beer that turned out to be low carb, no taste, probably should have got XXXX Gold instead pour it down the drain, manufactured waste water. Or as the locals call it ‘piss’.
Sorry GroverK, I did not attempt the bourbon and thanks Mr Klompy, we did attempt your wine. I was even nice enough to leave a bit for Sean to nurse his headache with.
So we just sat round, drank, talked and patted the dog. Dinner was a hastily prepared and very tasty spag bol.
After a good nights sleep I was up about 7. Bella was up about 7.00.02 and greeted me at the door. Mild heart attack followed after I opened the door to let Bella out for her morning duties and she took off down the road. Thankfully only as far as the second tree and then came running back. So out the back with the ball until Bella spied the rabbits. Here we go again. Thankfully no rabbits were harmed. After making enough noise to wake the dead, it appears I did and out stumbled Sean.
It was getting pretty close to leaving time. I had to get back to Sydney for a work meeting to see if I still had a job. The company was taken over and a bit of uncertainty around.
I thanked Sean for his hospitality, had the obligatory photo with bike and dog and started the journey home. Rode out of Seans about 8.30 to bright sunshine and dry roads. What a joy. I made it to about 100km from home and the heavens opened again. Under a bridge on the highway and on with the rain gear again. Five minutes later, bright sunshine. Stop again and off with the gear. Arrived about 4 at the meeting. Walk on in to find the room full of men in suits I had never met and probably don’t want to meet. I am sweat soaked and smelly in boots and leathers. Grabbed a beer and a horses doover and did my best to blend in. Thankfully I am still employed and the first part of the adventure is over.
If you get this far through my ramblings, well done. No doubt I have forgotten stuff already, but this is as much a reminder for me when I am old and need a story to tell as it is for all the great forum members who went out of their way to help, offer assistance or just be plain old concerned.
Thanks again everyone for an adventure had.

rossco





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What was that Chinese proverb about living in interesting times......?
A good yarn Rossco and you're welcome here anytime.
Even after I sell up and move to Leipzig.
Just pretend you know what you're doing and ask for the front room.
Ask where the dog is.

    

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Is that all? And after all that you want to see the bike! What an anti climax....nearly as bad as ...I came.....I saw....I fell over.


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erare humanum est....

    

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Great adventure Rossco
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Great read Rossco and well done to all who helped you or tried to.


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Yes it certainly was an interesting weekend. The bruise on my knee is just about gone but I will say that it turned a rather deep shade of purple. I think the end of the handlebars got me as I pushed away from the bike.
The crash bars did a good job of protecting the plastic as the only damage was to the chrome on the bar and the tow hitch mounting point.


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I should have added that the company for 3 impromptu lay days was excellent.
Rick will probably have a different story, but I had a great time despite the conditions and managed on more than one occasion a very good laugh at some very bad jokes and punnage.
Rick certainly has a sense of humour.
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I too was hoping for at least 20 more paragraphs, oh well.......sigh!! Sad


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It really was an epic adventure for all concerned. You'll be able to dine out on that story for years to come Smile Thanks for the blog.

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rossco wrote:I should have added that the company for 3 impromptu lay days was excellent.
Rick will probably have a different story, but I had a great time despite the conditions and managed on more than one occasion a very good laugh at some very bad jokes and punnage.
Rick certainly has a sense of humour.
Just don't get on his wrong side. Impromptu ride to guyra and beyond - Page 2 167893

Humph I haven't got a wrong side. they're both equally grumpy. Impromptu ride to guyra and beyond - Page 2 39723


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Great read, rossco!Impromptu ride to guyra and beyond - Page 2 178468sunnyImpromptu ride to guyra and beyond - Page 2 178468sunny
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Excellent read rossco, you made an epic adventure funny!

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Nice one Rossco, thats what a K bike is all about.


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glad you made it rossco ....


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