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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #120 on: May 25, 2021, 02:31:50 AM »
Close, Null means no.
Arbor means tree or wood.

No trees

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Yeah mate, dead right.
I would have been all over that if it’d been someone else, I’ll have plenty of time to ponder that en route.... :thumb:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #122 on: May 26, 2021, 10:53:37 PM »
in Oklahoma

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https://tulsa.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bristow-1984-vintage-honda-trail-110/7326487238.html




If that’s an ‘84 model, it’ll be close to the start of the 110’s.
The early ones had lighter spokes and smaller brakes along with some other changes, but still the rock of Gibraltar reliability.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2021, 12:28:10 AM »
Hey Pete, are you still going to be able to do the trip?
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2021, 12:28:10 AM »

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2021, 01:09:33 AM »
Hey Pete, are you still going to be able to do the trip?
Yes..
I’ll call

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #125 on: June 08, 2021, 05:13:50 AM »
@ Huzo
From one of my FB pages.
Jock Adams is going back across the country for the umpteenth time with his postie.
Special swing arm and tyre for the 1100 dunes.




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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #126 on: June 08, 2021, 05:38:40 AM »
Amazing sport. Doing the most with the least. Both gritty and edgy as well as timelessly classic. Kudo.
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #127 on: June 08, 2021, 05:52:06 AM »
Hmmm yeah.
A nice minimalist approach... :popcorn:
BTW.
Operation is over, a bit sore but still have 27 days to departure.. :thumb:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #128 on: June 08, 2021, 06:54:54 AM »
@ Huzo
From one of my FB pages.
Jock Adams is going back across the country for the umpteenth time with his postie.
Special swing arm and tyre for the 1100 dunes.




:bow: Wow! That dude has GOT TO be carrying a spoke wrench (I hope!).
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #129 on: June 19, 2021, 08:33:24 AM »
There’s nothing left to do but wait...
All it needs is fuel.
13 days to go.. :clock: :clock: :clock: https://youtu.be/GTK14SkyrKM

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #130 on: June 19, 2021, 10:53:28 AM »
I think a lot of us members are looking foreword to following you all the way buddy👍👍

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #131 on: June 19, 2021, 04:34:36 PM »
Pete,
How goes the shoulder?
Ive had 4 shoulder repairs, 3 on rh, 1 on left.
You should almost be able to wipe your arse with your dominate hand, if that was the one they worked on,  a great and obvious milestone in recovery.
Full motion and strength, well that takes longer, depending on what they did and how they did it.
Bring your warm gear, its dropping down to 0 or just below on the western side of the range in southern qld.
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #132 on: June 19, 2021, 04:48:29 PM »
Pete,
How goes the shoulder?
Ive had 4 shoulder repairs, 3 on rh, 1 on left.
You should almost be able to wipe your arse with your dominate hand, if that was the one they worked on,  a great and obvious milestone in recovery.
Full motion and strength, well that takes longer, depending on what they did and how they did it.
Bring your warm gear, its dropping down to 0 or just below on the western side of the range in southern qld.
The arse thing is ok..(just..). Left hand good enough at a pinch if no one takes too close a look.. :rolleyes:
Everything I used my right hand for can now be done as well as before... :wink:
Seriously though, I am going to benefit from the next 13 days of R&R before departure, but I really think I’ll be ok.
I’ll just head off in between - lockdowns, I’ve had my 1st Astra Zeneca shot and will get the follow up just prior to leaving.
I have exactly the same gear that I use in Europe (Northern Norway etc...) in that ubiquitous red bag on the little Honda, it will suffice I reckon. My (calculated) fuel range should be around 450 k on the road and whatever in the slow stuff.
Open face helmet with industrial clear and tinted safety glasses options on board.
Can’t think of much else...You can fix anything with a wallet, mobile and GPS.
ps..
As for the wiping thing..
You can have hours of fun with those bubble taps the kids have at primary schools.





 I can go there after hours for a tidy up... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :evil:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #133 on: June 26, 2021, 04:51:10 AM »
Another change of plan..
I was going to leave on the July 3, but cannot stand waiting any longer. I’m leaving for Apollo Bay in the morning, it’s about 250 km and I will stay there tomorrow night.
Monday morning it’s around to Cape Otway (30 km) and off to Cape York for the first leg (4,000 k).

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #134 on: June 26, 2021, 07:34:29 AM »
Good luck Peter!!!!!!
Keep the pictures and progress reports coming in every day on the trip👍👍👍👍

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #135 on: June 26, 2021, 08:12:32 AM »
Good luck as well, hope you have many great adventures to tell the grandkids around the fire after you get back!
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #136 on: June 26, 2021, 09:50:52 AM »
Safe Travels!

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #137 on: June 26, 2021, 04:55:28 PM »
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #138 on: June 26, 2021, 05:10:50 PM »
Good idea, go WEST young man avoid the current NSW - cluster and the upcomming QLD cluster.
QLD currently has border restrictions for just about anyone who went near Sydney.
Stay tuned in to the current  border status, WA is on such a roll they may successfully remove themselves from the federation and declare themselves  independent and not recognise anything east of the SA border. Might be worth it just to stop the whining.
Have fun
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #139 on: June 26, 2021, 09:44:55 PM »
Safe travels Peter.  Hope the machine turns out to be anvil reliable.

Of course, the standard caveat,  :gotpics: or it never happened. :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #140 on: June 27, 2021, 03:43:21 AM »
Oh backpacks.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #141 on: June 27, 2021, 05:01:10 AM »
Good luck with the trip.
We aren't game enough to go into NSW atm for fear of not getting back into QLD.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #142 on: June 27, 2021, 04:59:20 PM »
All that makes sense..
250 k Creswick to Cape Otway yesterday, leaving there this morning. One unintentional power wheelie coming up the mountain road... :rolleyes:
Will post photo’s and possibly Go Pro tonight.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #143 on: June 27, 2021, 09:20:14 PM »
Good Luck

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #144 on: June 27, 2021, 11:54:50 PM »
Huzo came by my place on his way down to his starting point on the weekend to say goodbye to myself and his granddaughter Letty as we wont see him for a while as we all know the mighty ct110 may take some time to finish its trip:).



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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #145 on: June 28, 2021, 01:32:19 AM »
Huzo came by my place on his way down to his starting point on the weekend to say goodbye to myself and his granddaughter Letty as we wont see him for a while as we all know the mighty ct110 may take some time to finish its trip:).



I’ve only been away one day and that fluffy creature is looking good already..!
Actually.
‘Took some shots this morning at Cape Otway and started off North. I wanted to change some equipment set up so have gotten back to Creswick with 500 k on the Honda, I will cross into NSW tomorrow at Echuca.
Departed the Cape in my usual understated way after dealing with the media throng..!
I felt that a simple form of dress was in order and chose this Cape style cape. I thought it de rigeur for such ground breaking missions..!






All a bit low key, but I’m sure the upcoming few weeks will be chock full of hilarious hijinx. It looks like you’ve done ok when you look at this..


But not when you look at this... (Gulp..!)



Interestingly, the first 200 km took 5.9 litres and that was a mix of flat and mountain hills. With 17 useable litres on board, I should have safe 500 k range.
Oh, one more thing..
For those that noticed the “C” is obscured on the “Cape” word making it look like “Ape....”
Yes, we know... :rolleyes:
Those “C” words will bring you unstuck every time !
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #146 on: June 28, 2021, 08:18:34 AM »
And the adventure begins!
Good start it looks like! Be safe my friend and looking foreword to tracking your progress!!!

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« Reply #147 on: June 28, 2021, 08:36:39 AM »
And the adventure begins!
Good start it looks like! Be safe my friend and looking foreword to tracking your progress!!!
Thanks Dan and all the previous well wishers. Believe it or not, the complete lack of dissenting comments regarding this episode, have really helped to quell some of the fear related to it’s enormity..

I will be meeting another guy with a history on WG as I go North and he will be doing a section of the trip with me.
He doesn’t post much these days, but the mechanical knowledge he brings could prove quite valuable... :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #148 on: June 28, 2021, 10:02:05 PM »
bon voyage!
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #149 on: June 28, 2021, 10:26:25 PM »
With you in spirit Huzo. Thanks for living large for the rest of us.
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