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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #140 on: November 12, 2021, 05:06:45 pm »
Baie goed gedoen, welgedaan mater  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #141 on: November 15, 2021, 12:07:48 pm »
I decided the day still had legs and if I could get to Windorah (420km away) before 17:00 I could still get fuel there according to google. I leave Birsdville at 13:20

One of our mechanics was just ahead of me with his Land Cruiser and was sticking Blenners stickers on all the signs in the desert.. I enjoyed the laugh.


The road is being rserviced and in the middle there is even a toilet setup in the middle of the desert.



I must say for the first time during this trip I was wacking the little T7. I was enjoying the bike. Keeping the chain nice and lubed and the fuel consumption around the worst of the trip ;).
The little Tenere was enjoying the slides out of corners and braking late to carry momentum. I was like a horse wmelling home. I wanted to get to Brisbane. Bike ry was nou nie meer so lekker soos gister in dir woestyn nie.

16:54  I roll into Windorah servo... they have closed early. I have to stay here and I can only get fuel at 07:30 in the morning. All good.



I pitch my 5 star tent and have a shower!!! The first in two days.

The owner of the Motel looks just like the guy from The Block on TV. As I think it an add for the Block plays on TV and a snap this shot!!!


Have  mentioned I love Outback Queenland hotels?
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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #142 on: November 15, 2021, 12:17:40 pm »
The acronym on the fridge has my attention.

Do you know what it means?

Awesome report BTW!!!!!

Thanks.
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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #143 on: November 15, 2021, 12:22:17 pm »
The acronym on the fridge has my attention.

Do you know what it means?

Awesome report BTW!!!!!

Thanks.

No idea :) The Aussies have some interesting slang acronyms.
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« Reply #144 on: November 16, 2021, 11:29:34 am »
Bliksem John, dis 'n great lees! Dankie vir jou moeite.  :thumleft:

Jammer dat jou Aussie-planne nie uitgewerk het nie, maar ek is bly vir SA se part dat jy terug is.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #145 on: November 16, 2021, 03:19:22 pm »
Bliksem John, dis 'n great lees! Dankie vir jou moeite.  :thumleft:

Jammer dat jou Aussie-planne nie uitgewerk het nie, maar ek is bly vir SA se part dat jy terug is.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Dankie Dawid, my vrou se planne:)

Sien daar het familie bietjie teespoed in die Simpson gehad

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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #146 on: November 16, 2021, 04:00:33 pm »
What a great trip  :thumleft:
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« Reply #147 on: November 17, 2021, 09:06:55 am »
Dankie Dawid, my vrou se planne:)

Sien daar het familie bietjie teespoed in die Simpson gehad

Gesin ná dae in woestyn gered
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Dit lyk en klink soos wille wereld daai! Sal graag nog eendag daar 'n draai wil maak.  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #148 on: November 17, 2021, 06:17:18 pm »
Bliksem, I enjoyed that RR. Thanks for the effort :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #149 on: November 17, 2021, 07:59:50 pm »
Bliksem, I enjoyed that RR. Thanks for the effort :thumleft: :thumleft:

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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #150 on: November 18, 2021, 07:42:51 am »
I had a horrible nights sleep in Windorah. I pitched my tent close to a Karen, with a mouth full of F bombs.

So I snore, no I roar. It is something I do not deny and I usually warn people or I sleep further away from people.
This lady started swearing in the middle of the night at every sound in the parking area. She would then start her Mitsubishi Husky van and rev it for 10 second, turn around and continue to drop F bombs as se went back to her caravan. I felt bad at first, but then realised she was swearing at the bloke a couple of sites down the road snoring and not me. At 4 she stood next to my tent swearing again. Now she was camping about 10 meters from me in a caravan, I think she had some kopluis. I woke up like a South African thinking he is in a farm attack. My Afrikaans swear words flew at her with linguistic precision. I felt bad, I didn't want to disturb her, but she was a real mean old lady, I think she scares crows at the local vegetable patch for a living.

I got to the servo at 07:00 and left dodge.



Almost got killed by a Volstruis light again for the 20th time on the trip.

Passed thru this little gem of a town after 600km on the road for the day.

I rolled into Cinchilla as it got dark another big day 924km. Remember this is at 100-110km/h so it takes a while to cover distance.

I I booked into the local show grounds, I was too lazy to pitch my tent and ended up sleeping on the floor of the wyntuin. I phoned Hingsding and we had a long chat, felt like a Bolandse showground. I might have spurged on some cans of rum.



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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #151 on: November 18, 2021, 08:17:29 am »
I got going early and made my way back "home" to BrisVages.

I arrived in the Golc Coast at lunch time.
10 000km later. With very little issue's, well none if that the bike caused, and my underwear in the chain was my only issue the entire trip.
One Dunlop D606
One Mitas E-09
2 x Pirellie MT21 fronts
0 punctures
0 crashes
no near accidents.



The little Tenere now had 13982km on and I could not fault the bike at all.



I unpacked and started washing gear and my bike. She looked brand new in no time. I wanted to get everything sold so that I could get back to South Africa and my family.

Whilst at the carwash I heard a commotion across the road. It was the opening of a new KTM dealer. I found this bike there, tried to get them to allow me to test it, but some oke called Toby wants to ride it to Dakar apparently.
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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #152 on: November 18, 2021, 08:45:08 am »
The next two days I wash, polish and clean my Car and bike and all my gear. I go thru all my luggage and stuff. I give away what I cannot sell and I sell what I can.

I advertise and sell my Volvo XC60 in minutes!!!! The T7 was on Gumtree for 30 minutes!!!! Both for a profit after 10 000km on both!!! How lucky can I be.

At this stage my frustration of leaving Australia is getting better, yes the fact that I have not seen my kids for 6 weeks is not great and I am even missing my wife. I go to watch the test between the Springboks and Australia....it was embarrassing. It was so bad the Aussies stopped chirping me after the second half.





I go to Springbok foods and treat my friends to some boerewors and proper Rum, not the shite the make in Australia.


I also get steak and proceed to trigger the firealarm in their house as I flame grill the steak.





Brisbane is an amazing City. Well it is more of a big town than a city in most respects. I get on the train and explore the areas I haven't been and those I enjoyed from previous travels. It is such a clean, safe, well laid out place. I am really going to miss it. Also the Aussies and their way of doing things has now after 11 months become "normal " to me. I walk into a cafe and ask for a long black no sugar and not a Americana. A small beer is a pot, a Medium is a scooner .

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« Reply #153 on: November 18, 2021, 09:21:09 am »
 The T7 was on Gumtree for 30 minutes!!!!

Wat was jou bewoording op die add? Hardly used ridden by old man to shops and back!!? ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #154 on: November 18, 2021, 09:49:57 am »
Brisbane is a river city. And with plenty of bridges in the CDB to get from one side to the other. You can walk for kilometers on walkways and paths.

I really enjoy the place and all the local bars and old hotels get my coin for a cold beer.

It was Riverfest the Saturday coming and the Airforce was practicing its run in the city, very impressive when that big Hercules type plane drops down into the river bowl!!!!



Storybridge.




Rental electric scooter



Lekker old bars and buildings.


I even went to greet the queen.


I rode the electric scooter all the way from those buildings to get to the testing lab to get my covid test done for my flight the next day.
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Re: Dodging kangaroos, borders and Sheila’s
« Reply #155 on: November 18, 2021, 10:05:00 am »
The T7 was on Gumtree for 30 minutes!!!!

Wat was jou bewoording op die add? Hardly used ridden by old man to shops and back!!? ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
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