Blog: August 31. Time warp.

I just went to start today’s blog, and to key in the new date, when I realised something wasn’t right. According to the run of dates on past blogs I was due to blog August 24 today. But that was last week. This is the blog for August 31. I looked back and saw I did two blogs called August 3. Good on me. I don’t think doing two blogs with the same date was…

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Blog: August 17. Check this out!

It’s Sunday arvo and looking like it’s just about to rain. I’ve been for a rumble up to Dorrigo on my old Yamaha cruiser and I’m still grinning. It’s a great bike and I hardly ever ride it. I’ve had a very quiet week, and it’s been one of those very rare weekends where I didn’t have any work commitments. So I’ve been bludging. I was sitting on the front verandah contemplating the river yesterday…

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Blog: August 10. I’m getting soft.

It’s Sunday arvo and I’ve had a pleasant enough week, and that’s partly because I haven’t done much. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit at my desk and chase other people. Yesterday I had to head up to Guyra and out to a place near Tingha called Moredun Ponds. It was kind of a work-related trip, but it was mostly personal. I didn’t HAVE to go up there for work, but it would make some…

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The going gets tough…

and the tough are going. I forgot to update everyone on Craig Murcott’s Simpson Desert double crossing. It’s pretty much over now, becuase the SPOT tracker shows him well east of Birdsville at Hungerford this morning (Wednesday),  but he sent this image and a text saying: “It’s hard work digging the DRs out of sand dunes.” “I’m gunna be sore when I get home!” he said. Still, sore will be worth it. It’s a huge…

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Blog: August 3. Mystery man

It’s a beautiful Sunday arvo, But I’ve spent the weekend mowing and washing cars. No big deal about that, except there was no riding involved. During the week I had to return a couple of bikes for work, and that meant a run to Sydney. I dropped the Triumph XRx back to Port Macquarie Motorcycles on the way, then climbed into my swag at Ourimbah before carrying on to Aprilia over at Revesby the next…

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Cat-burglar cat-astrophe

Dualsport Australia sadly announces that it’s been a victim of information theft of the yet to be released Volume 3. Dualsport Australia’s Martyn Blake was quoted as saying. “I should have wised up when the draught copy went missing on USB last week, but to have the finished, updated PDFs disappear again on USB last night is a bitter blow.” With the artist away Martyn hopes to be able to recover enough information to start…

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GPS and Google Maps

In the latest issue of Adventure Rider Magazine Marty had a piece on how to use Google Maps with a GPS. A problem emerged just as the mag went to print, and we had to leave out some vital info…like how to get the Google Maps info onto the GPS. The problem has been sorted, and we promised in the mag readers would be able to find the full write-up here. So here it is……

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Horses’ birthday bash

The date was set, the nominations flowed in from near and far and didn’t we get lucky with the most glorious weekend. Given the previous few months I was expecting to have some serious track changes and possibly a few scratchings if the weather hadn’t improved. Karen, Darcy and I met up with a couple of new faces from Ballina, Nick & Craig, then headed out though the Mongogarie bush to just beat the Coffs…

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Blog: August 3. Forgot to go riding. D’oh.

It’s a glorious Sunday arvo and I hope everyone’s out enjoying it. Only a fool would miss a day like this in the middle of Winter. Which doesn’t say a lot for me. I started working on a bike and now the day’s pretty much gone. I got a little caught up and forgot to keep an eye on the time. Bugger. Still, it’s not as though I haven’t been on a bike this week….

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