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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #240 on: August 08, 2021, 01:32:33 PM »
Looks like a lonely place you’re in buddy.
Be safe out there 👍

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #241 on: August 08, 2021, 05:16:50 PM »
Huzo, have the spokes not needed any attention at all?!
Amazing, and about average at the same time.
One hell of a Backup Bike for sure!
Roll on, man. ROLL ON!! :thumb: :bike-037:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #242 on: August 08, 2021, 07:00:40 PM »
Huzo, have the spokes not needed any attention at all?!
Amazing, and about average at the same time.
One hell of a Backup Bike for sure!
Roll on, man. ROLL ON!! :thumb: :bike-037:
No mate, they still go “PING” when I tap them, quite surprising given 800 km of corrugations, but that was at around 20 kph.
Just having breakfast at 8:00 am and today is a 400 km day.
The bike has done NOTHING wrong..This was the last few days.


« Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 07:04:29 PM by Huzo »

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #243 on: August 09, 2021, 02:03:25 AM »
 :bow: :bow: :bow: Epic journey and must be very therapeutic. One of the reasons I love riding is time to myself, just me and the bike. Life can be so occupying most of the time. You must be enjoying the solitude and challenge.  :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #243 on: August 09, 2021, 02:03:25 AM »

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #244 on: August 09, 2021, 03:46:56 AM »
:bow: :bow: :bow: Epic journey and must be very therapeutic. One of the reasons I love riding is time to myself, just me and the bike. Life can be so occupying most of the time. You must be enjoying the solitude and challenge.  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Very much so Sye.
Also the little bike makes you think more about the “partnership” that you have on the road.
It requires more respect from you than does a big bike, it would be easy to hurt it if you showed a callous disregard for it’s needs and capabilities.
But we are getting on well.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #245 on: August 09, 2021, 04:52:56 AM »
Well there is no turning back now, probably shorter just to finish it from here. :laugh:
Only two border crossings to go. Are you going to stop after one lap or duck over to Tassie so they don't feel left out.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #246 on: August 09, 2021, 05:31:10 AM »
Well there is no turning back now, probably shorter just to finish it from here. :laugh:
Only two border crossings to go. Are you going to stop after one lap or duck over to Tassie so they don't feel left out.

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There’s only one map of Tasmania I’ll be interested in when I get home.....!
Anyway, moving on...









« Last Edit: August 10, 2021, 05:45:35 AM by Huzo »

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #247 on: August 12, 2021, 05:41:04 PM »
Yesterday was a fairly big day @ 570 km, about the biggest so far, but not just for the sake of it.
I had a quartering tailwind that was forecast to last all day and if there’s one thing that the little bike loves, it’s a tailwind.
All pretty standard stuff and I’m looking for a place to get another spare tyre after fitting the one I had at Kununurra. There’s just something that feels strange about not having one on hand.
Here’s a funny thing though.

Pecking order.....
In the morning I had an early breakfast at the roadhouse and upon exiting, I noticed a bit of a crowd of bike tourers about my age had gathered around the Honda. They were on Ducati Multistrada’s FJR 1300’s and various UJM’s.
There was one particular guy who just seemed to need to be the centre of attention and I’m not bagging him for that because I’ve received criticism for the same thing on occasions.
But here’s the thing...
He started by throwing verbal barbs in the direction of the scooter and tried to make the whole thing entertaining by attempting to deliver humorous anecdotes...
He failed... :sad:
After listening to a 10 minute condensed version of his life story, to the aparrent discomfort of his cohorts, he ended the soliloqhy with the incalculably valuable news that he was a boxer...(just what I needed to know..).
The awkward grins on the faces of all and sundry served as a kind of unspoken apology about his behaviour.
I made an attempt to engratiate myself to him and asked him about being a boxer and he was happy to chat. I felt moved to mention that a mate of mine who loves dogs also owned a boxer that could make use of his flexible back to attend to a certain function that male dogs can do...(every bloke’s dream... :wink:)
As the group began to slink away sensing the awkwardness, I felt moved to ask him if being a boxer allowed him to perform the same function....?
I don’t think he really was a boxer, or he would have knocked me out.....
Instead he just left..... :thumb:

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #248 on: August 12, 2021, 05:51:32 PM »
Sounds like you’re the winner Pete👍

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #249 on: August 12, 2021, 05:59:06 PM »
Sounds like you’re the winner Pete👍
Yeah Dan.
I’ve copped a few back handlers from Dusty over the years, so I thought another one couldn’t hurt...(much..).

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #250 on: August 13, 2021, 02:13:52 AM »
The phrase "It's better to be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt" comes to mind.

Some people feel the need to put others down whenever they can, I've no idea why. Well handled Huzu.  :thumb:

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #251 on: August 13, 2021, 06:37:30 AM »
Bravo Huzo (and your bike). Keep rolling. Jealously loving it. :thumb:

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #252 on: August 14, 2021, 04:31:19 AM »
Here.


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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #253 on: August 14, 2021, 06:15:59 AM »
I’m imagining how I would feel with only one tire after having the belt and suspenders of two…

Yeeeeeaaahhh that’ll get your attention! Steady on! Still following

Re other folks awkwardness, i take them like water off a ducks back. It’s all entertainment right? I’ve done and been the same at times. I regret them now but I’ve learned to let them go

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Re: Cape to Cape..(to Cape..!)
« Reply #254 on: August 14, 2021, 08:00:39 AM »
Yes Dan but you are never really alone, it’s just that most of the time no one is with you.
However, the culture up there is to look out for each other. I’ve been asked about river crossings. “What will you do if the water is too deep..?”
Well, if it’s 6” deep I’ll ride through it..
Then , if it’s 6’ deep I’ll get on the ferry like everyone else.
If it’s 2’6” deep, I’ll stand there until the Toyota Land Cruiser rocks up after 5 minutes with the four young station hands on board with arms like my upper thigh and they’ll say...
“G’day old fella’ are ya’ ok ?”
I’ll say...
“I’m trying to get my bike across”
They’ll say...
“Nah bullshit stand back mate, me and the boys’ll do it, c’mon youse pricks...”
Then they’ll pick it up and carry it across....
That’s how they roll up there.

Just found this thread.  Yep!  Rednecks are good people and natural born problems solvers where ever you go.  Lack of resources is seen as a challenge, not an impediment.

Don't forget to offer to buy them a pint or two after the job is done.  That will add to the experience!
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Re: Cape to Cape..(to Cape..!)
« Reply #255 on: August 14, 2021, 08:50:11 AM »
Just found this thread.  Yep!  Rednecks are good people and natural born problems solvers where ever you go.  Lack of resources is seen as a challenge, not an impediment.

Don't forget to offer to buy them a pint or two after the job is done.  That will add to the experience!
That would be the last thing I’d forget.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #256 on: August 18, 2021, 05:26:09 AM »
The left turn at Perth has been done and as expected, it felt like somewhat of a pivotal moment.



There isn’t any direction to home from here that isn’t predominantly Easterly. It’s odd that every kilometre that passes, seems like it’s ticking down towards zero. I know that it’s all in the mind, but it feels real inside your head.
There is about 4,000 km remaining and that doesn’t seem like a huge thing anymore...(but it is...).
There will be a few good photo opportunities from here, because I’ll be crossing the Nullarbor Plain and that is the Southern Coast of mainland Australia, where the cliffs fall directly into the sea and the road is getting closer every year.
 The edge is very sharp in places, it’s literally two paces between level ground and sheer drop to the churning ocean below and heavily undercut.
I had the 5th rear tyre fitted yesterday and I think that will last the distance to home, but it will be a close run thing.
We’ll see.
I cannot convey what a model of relentless reliability the little Honda has been, the rear axle is still almost at the front of the adjustment range, the damn chain has hardly needed attention.
I am at a loss to explain it.
Easily the biggest trip I’ve ever done in terms of level of perseverance, but it will stand me in good stead for future journeys.
The only real barrier to doing Creswick to London is my lack of understanding of border procedures, but I’m convinced the ride itself is very achievable....
Time will tell...
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #257 on: August 18, 2021, 06:50:29 AM »
as we say in ausie:
"Go you good thing"

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #258 on: August 18, 2021, 07:25:13 AM »
A truly impressive undertaking there Peter. :thumb:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #259 on: August 18, 2021, 07:49:41 AM »
Loving this!  I suppose you have had an impact on tiddler sales to some small degree.  Butterfly Effect   :azn:...
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #260 on: August 18, 2021, 08:53:50 AM »
Amazing endeavor Pete.
You have single- handedly destroyed many myths on several subjects involving motorcycle sizes, capabilities ,touring methods, and on and on.
I think many arguments in the future will be ended with the phrase “HUZO DID IT”
You’re definitely the man Peter!

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« Reply #261 on: August 18, 2021, 09:27:46 AM »
Huzo...you should make some stickers from your adventure with pictures of the bike/yourself/interesting places.  Round the continent.

I'd buy a couple to put on my tool box here at home, and put on the panniers. 
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« Reply #262 on: August 18, 2021, 11:55:08 PM »
Huzo...you should make some stickers from your adventure with pictures of the bike/yourself/interesting places.  Round the continent.
I couldn’t do that mate, you know how I hate to draw attention to myself.... :rolleyes:

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« Reply #263 on: August 19, 2021, 02:04:27 AM »
I was just thinking, next time you could try this on a PW50 :laugh:. You are making this look to easy on a 110. I hope you have a tailwind for the run across the bottom.

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« Reply #264 on: August 19, 2021, 05:04:35 AM »
I was just thinking, next time you could try this on a PW50 :laugh:. You are making this look to easy on a 110. I hope you have a tailwind for the run across the bottom.

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« Reply #265 on: August 19, 2021, 05:13:23 PM »
You know that little mini bike thing that they had in Dumb & Dumber..?
I thought, what a hoot to have two of them and head off with another trusted idiot in tow..!

Lucky I can't be trusted  :laugh:

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« Reply #266 on: August 19, 2021, 06:40:16 PM »
Lucky I can't be trusted  :laugh:.
But you’re ok on the second issue..?
Nearly ready for work..

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« Reply #267 on: August 20, 2021, 12:17:54 AM »
But you’re ok on the second issue..?

So I have been told.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #268 on: August 20, 2021, 09:10:52 PM »
Your moving faster than I thought. Hadn't read the forum for a few days. Was going to come out and have a beer, but anyway maybe next time. Funny, a pic of your bike just popped up on the DOCWA Facebook page with the words "This bloke's from Victoria, 70km's ave speed, Respect". You obviously made an impression.
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #269 on: August 21, 2021, 05:04:53 AM »
Must almost be time for a map update Peter.  You are obviously covering some ground. :thumb:
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