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Road Trips. General discussion
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JESTER
Ruri Hoshino


Joined: 08 Feb 2002
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Location: Sydney Suzuki GSX1250FA Rider

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I haven't been able to transfer the pics from my phone to my pc as it doesn't like it, but I have a couple that I've now uploaded to photobucket.

Here are some for your enjoyment.


Me at Daly Water's Pub in the Northern Territory. If you ever go to the NT, you have to visit Daly Water's as it has awesome food, a blindblowing amount of momentos from previous visitors. It's also in the The Last Cab to Darwin.


The Flintstones at The Devil's Marbles. The Variety Club has a charity bash and those who drive in it tend to dress up as the characters of the car that they're driving. These are 2 of those who were in it.
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JESTER
Ruri Hoshino


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Location: Sydney Suzuki GSX1250FA Rider

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My motorcycle at Mount Isa where I spent 2 nights. The food wasn't cheap if you wanted something decent for dinner. Maybe due to the mining, but it was worth a visit and I would like to go back one day, especially as one of the best mountain roads for motorcycles is between Mount Isa and Cloncurry. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Selfie at the 2nd lookout at Kata Tjuta also known as the Olga's which is about 50 kms west of Uluru. The hiking was well worth it as you can see of the view behind me.


Selfie of myself and 2 backpackers after I visited my brother in Coff's Harbour Hospital. During this time, I started finding it hard to get up as the road trip was taking its toll on me. I was missing home. lol
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JESTER
Ruri Hoshino


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm currently in Wodonga for the night. Tomorrow I'll be in Melbourne to see the Twelve Apostles or what's left of them. Hopefully, I'll pop in to MM HQ and do a selfie there. Lol

It's a 6 day trip. Should be back in Sydney on Tuesday.
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Doraemon


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is so true! I agree with you Jester "When travelling, set no limits. Just experience it, live the moment and enjoy the ride." And I always do it once a year. Road trips and discovering new places are exciting! I had one already and another plan before the year ends Smile
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JESTER
Ruri Hoshino


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thought that I should put up some pics from the recent roadtrip to see the Twelve Apostles.





Those 2 photos are of Loch Ard Gorge. As you can see, you can go down into the gorge. It was named after the ship Loch Ard that got shipwrecked at the entrance.



The Twelve Apostles



The bottom of Gibson's Steps looking towards the Twelve Apostles.



This photo has to be the biggest fluke in my life. The guy on my right is my coworker who saw me as I was about to hop on my motorcycle after visiting London Bridge. A minute either way and we would've miśśed each other and this wasn't planned as we didn't have each others phone number.



This map shows everywhere that I've travelled to over the years on my motorcycle. I have this on the wall in the lounge room.
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Kenji Harima


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
After my latest trip to Japan I wanted to hop up to Mount Lofty and as I was still getting over a cold took a quick drive.

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JESTER
Ruri Hoshino


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Got another roadtrip in the works. I'll be going out to Lightning Ridge for a couple of days. It'll take 6 days up and back and I have the date organized. It's now to just set up the accommodation and then everything is a go. I'll try to organize it tomorrow.
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Ruri Hoshino


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did the roadtrip to Lightning Ridge as planned, though I wasn't counting on gettting smashed by wind for most of the 2nd day on the road. I got as far as Burren Junction on day 2.

Dy 1 saw me hit Puty Road and that was quite a ride. It's no wonder that it's popular with motorcycle riders and the cafe in the heart of Puty Road had good food and a special area for motorcycles. Very Happy I got as far as Musselbrook that day in which I realised that I left my bike lock home. Sad

Day 2 saw me getting hit by winds, but the roads were fantastic until I reached the roadworks east of Burren Junction. They went on for god knows how long, but I had to estimate that it was around 20kms of very loose gravel and wind on top of it. A real nasty combo. My hands gave out at Burren Juction where I spent the night. Accomodation wasn't flash but it was functional and the food wasn't bad. The showers and toilets were in a separate building and had a metal walkway to it. With ice cold winds and wet feet, it wasn't fun getting back to my room.

Day 3 I reached Lightning Ridge and did as much as I could in that day. I walked down 54 spiral steps into a privately owned opal mine and felt like a kid again. I bought some cheap opal fragments and visisted the bore baths where someone tried to steal my motorcycle, found he couldn't so half flattened the tyres. mongrels. The bore baths are awesome though. Highly Recomended
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