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Offline Jaqhama

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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« on: April 20, 2007, 02:15:06 pm »
Well I'm mobile...in small doses.

I've got about 3 weeks of my holidays left and I've been carefully riding around on my BMW road bike.

Lin and I managed to spend last weekend in a really scenic part of the Blue Mountains.

The big news there was that Lin rode the Ducati 680 (with luggage) and we ended up going down the most atrocious dirt road.
Her total time on the Duc before last weekend was an hour or so in a local industrial car park.
So she went from a DT 175 to the Duc in one huge step.
Her first time on the Duc, her first dirt road.
But she did great, I am so proud of her.

I came off the Beemer on the road to Glen Davis, bulldust soft sand encountered unexpectadly will do that.
Maybe I was going a tad too fast, maybe my injuries interferred with my bike handling abilities.
Thank heavens for crash bars is all I can say.
Scraped along on the right hand bar, not a mark on me.
Damn lucky I didn't re-tear some muscles and ligaments.

Lin did not come off.  She being more sensible than I.

Caution is ever a half learned lesson with me. :roll:

The dirt road was much harder than I anticipated...I know for sure now that I could not have managed the KLR 650 in South Africa in my present state.
We will post up photos and a ride report of the beautiful valley we found at Glen Davis when we return from our current trip.

Tommorow we leave for western NSW, to ride to the famous Western Plains Zoo.
We will take it very easy and have lots of rest stops.

After that we may ride up to Lightning Ridge, the famous underground opal town.
It's so hot in the desert there that everyone lives underground, even the hotels and pubs are underground.
We will stick to the tarred highway this time. :D

So if you guys don't see any posts from us for a week or two please don't be concerned.
If we're lucky we will find an Internet cafe or something to check emails at, if not it will have to wait until we return to Sydney.

Kilroy told me he found a buyer for the KLR 650 that I bought via Wino a few weeks ago.
If you're reading this Heine...I PM'ed Wino my bank account details.

That's all from Lin and myself at this time.
Wish us luck... :lol:

Red: You can still use that Doctor I sent you the details of to get your anti-malaria stuff from for Botswana mate.

Cheers: Jaq and Lin.
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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 02:24:29 pm »
Thanks Jaq.

Enjoy your trip.  We are all doped up with the malaria stuff!!
 

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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 03:18:03 pm »
HAVE FUN you two


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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 03:17:41 am »
Hi everyone, just a quick update to let you all know we're still on the road.
Averaging about 200 kms a day. All I can manage.
And that on tarred roads. :roll:

But we've seen some great places (and some not so great) and have taken many photos (it's not like we haven't had time at our many rest stops every day :lol: )

We made it to Lightning Ridge..I was wrong...the people live underground at White Cliffs, 8 hours past the Ridge, we did not venture there, too hot out in the desert for us...and the tarred roads are much rougher than you might think.
I did my body a favour and we stayed at LR for a couple of days to rest.
We then meandered down thru the New England area and got some breathtaking pictures, not an area I have ridden thru before.

When we return home in another week or so I shall post up a detailed ride report and many photos.

Until then...ride safe.

Cheers: Jaq and Lin.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 09:22:49 am »
Safe riding and have a fantastic time......just no more falls. Look forward to your ride report.
 

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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 09:41:00 am »
Glad you are making the most of your holiday. Have fun. :D
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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007, 11:39:12 am »
Nothing but fun and real life adventure on this trip....like the night we stayed in the bush town of Walgett and the locals burnt down the national bank next door to our hotel. :shock:

We wondered why the hotel had a guard dog and they locked up the very sturdy steel gates at 9pm.

Shalako-Lin once again proved she can make it rain anywhere...it rained in the desert at Lightning Ridge...biggest rain fall they have had for months. :lol:
Lucky we only stayed two days there, might have caused a flood else. :roll:

Oh yes...should I mention Lin found some opals?
Yep no shit...real opals, she found them in the slag they dump from the mines after they have already searched it for opal themselves.

Lots of stories to come in future weeks, many photos also.
Even one of the remains of the bank. :lol:

We're off again in a couple of days..catch you all shortly.

Take care: Jaq and Lin.
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What are Jaq and Lin doing with their holidays?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 05:50:38 pm »
We have returned!

And I'm still in one piece. :D

Over the next few days I hope to post up a ride report and lots of pics...but Lin is picking up a Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250 tommorow...so if we are a tad slow posting you will know we've taken the Sherpa and my NX Honda for another short trip. :D
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