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  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    3 months
    Great story allright. Reminded me of the time I got flat back tyre 6 or 7 ks from home. I would have been 16 years old and was riding my pride and joy , a Honda MB 5.  50 cc's of raw power!
    I didnt want to leave it on the side of the road so I started pushing it along the footpath. With the tyre being flat it was a bit hard to push so the first hill I encountered I started it up and ran alongside the bike. I got halfway up the hill and thought "fuck this" so I jumped on it side saddle and proceeded on my way.  Just as I came over the top of the hill a cop car came over the hill from the other direction so I quickly jumped off . Sure enough the copper had spotted me and did a u bolt and pulled me over. He asked me why was I riding on the footpath and I told him I wasnt riding on the footpath cos I was pushing the bike. He didnt give me a ticket but he told me I had to push the bike home.  

  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    3 months
    Now ain’t that the way! Ya do one thing and get bloody caught out. Least in those days coppers were, um reasonable. Bet that weren’t the only thing ya got caught as time went on. The thing is “here now” my friend, keep those men’s and tell ‘em is good shite. 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    3 months
    https://youtu.be/yqwegFuzdEE?si=RslkwkMy4NjUV84a
    Looks interesting, aimed at the new line Sportsters. Looks way better than previous Polaris Scouts, and have to admit better than the short lived Victory Octane, more rounded tank.
    More suspension travel than the liquid cooled Sportsters, more comfort and more lean angle.
    Still an ugly liquid cooled engine though.
    Be interesting to see them on the road.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    Baloffski's comment on another thread prompted me to take a ride through 2 of Qlds big drug production regions. So out through Kingaroy to Wondai, then out past Proston to Durong, back to Memerambi then home.
    Round the north of Kingaroy is the centre of Australia's Duboisa industry, worth about $2.7 million to growers annually, with an added value to pharmaceutical companies of about $100 million.
    The industry is pretty secretive, but the crops aren't highly secured, just tucked away down back roads behind normal farm fences. The Corkwood bushes planted in rows across the red volcanic dirt paddocks, but generally with a screen of 2m high grass, hard to get good pics from the roadside. Corkwood leaves go in one end and scopalamine comes out the other. In tiny doses it's an anti nausea and anti seasickness drug, in higher dosages, euphoria, hallucinations, memory loss, death.
    Saw the cute old Ford ute in Blackbutt, the wooden tray was a work of art, all the metal bits done in stainless steel, including cast stainless tailgate latches
    Finally a Victory pic at a lookout before Hivesville, unfortunately the softwood scrub at the lookout has grown enough to obscure any view. Wild Corkwood trees in the scrub and along the road reserve along the way.
    Part 2 tomorrow.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    The road west of Wondai is a great one, narrow, undulating, winds through crop land on the flats, rough pasture on the hills a lot of them capped with old scrub forest, scrub used in the SE Qld way, dry rainforest. The Hivesville pub was open, first time I've seen that.
    The country is cleared enough so that going over the hills you get a big sky effect, the horizon is lower than you. I stopped and tried to get it on a pic but it didn't come through. Keep going past Proston and you come out near Durong. Not much there, school, bowls club, general store, 2 churches, 1 for sale, community hall. The store doesn't sell fuel anymore, pumps are gone, but there's a new bulk tank and a credit card terminal across the road. Looks like a quiet place, but in 2022 coppers sprung some blokes who had bought a bush block out of town busy extracting coke from stuff imported from Columbia in lots of 20 litre drums. Seized 11kg of pure coke, about $3 million retail, a bit more than the annual return to the Duboisa growers 100km down the road. Coppers were pretty shy on details of what it was dissolved in, but coke needs a polar solvent, so water or alcohol or ether maybe. It got through customs. May be they were bring in containers of South American soft drink syrup concentrate, putting the coke back in Coca Cola.
    Got a burger at the general store, had to fight off a couple of feral chooks that were real keen to share it. If you go through there with a few mates suggest you ring ahead, that way you might not have to wait half an hour for a burger. It might wake up the old cat sleeping in the armchair in the store too.
    Got rained on for about 80kms on the way home, but still a great day out, about 390 kms.
    The rough roads showed me that I've almost got the Progressive shock, 1" longer than stock, on the rear rising rate suspension adjusted properly for the sort of roads I ride.

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    2 months
    Headed out your old stomping ground today Steve up thru Suicide then back via the tar home. Very close call at the roundabout just before Claytons heading towards Bli Bli with some stupid bitch , on the fucking phone, coming off the motorway at 110kph straight across both lanes of the roundabout....luckily no foul and the game of riding continued. 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    When I hear of things like this, I'm almost keen for the bigger use of self driving cars. While I don't trust them, they can't be any worse than the blind bastards driving half the cars on the road now.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    2 months
    And like we have all experienced, she was looking right at me while cutting me off and sort of giving me the what's your fucking problem look!!! 
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    2 months
    I reckon with today's technology the car should punch the c***s in the face if they pick the phone up while driving, half of the country would have black eyes I'd wager.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    I've had  people act like that when I've been driving a big yellow fire truck with all the flashing lights going.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    2 months
    You only have to watch a youtube dash cam video to see our driving standards in Australia.....it aint great!
  • Stuart
    Stuart
    2 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 16 May 2024 12:24 AM

    You only have to watch a youtube dash cam video to see our driving standards in Australia.....it aint great!

    And getting progressively worse. I've long felt that all car drivers should have to ride a bike for a few months before taking to the roads in a car - would cull most of the inattentive bastards straight up.




  • B0nes
    B0nes
    2 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 16 May 2024 12:24 AM

    You only have to watch a youtube dash cam video to see our driving standards in Australia.....it aint great!

    Quoting Stuart on 16 May 2024 12:31 AM

    And getting progressively worse. I've long felt that all car drivers should have to ride a bike for a few months before taking to the roads in a car - would cull most of the inattentive bastards straight up.




    Throw them into a truck also. Lost count of the amount of dropkicks doing stupid shit in front of me while at work. At least if it goes pear shaped they come off worse than I do.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    2 months
    I am gunna start a new thread dedicated to all the useless pricks out there. I will call it the Bad Behaviour thread.
    Dont know if it has been done before but everybody should have a story to tell.
  • speedzter
    speedzter
    2 months
    I took the afternoon off to give the 950 a run, as it was probably the last decent day we'll see this season .


  • Hilly
    Hilly
    2 months
    The sun is out but it "feels" cold, beautiful spot though, where is it?
  • speedzter
    speedzter
    2 months
    The location is Lake Burrumbeet , it's pretty quiet this time of year, nice and peaceful.
      "the sun is out but feels cold" is a perfect description !!
  • Stuart
    Stuart
    2 months
    Quoting speedzter on 18 May 2024 01:34 AM

    The location is Lake Burrumbeet , it's pretty quiet this time of year, nice and peaceful.
      "the sun is out but feels cold" is a perfect description !!

    Sunny Ballarat - nice spot.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    Needed to use the Vic bagger for 2 up backup transport so spent an hour or so in the shed the other night, hadn't ridden it for 5 months.
    Had to put a battery back into it, both Vic's share the same battery.
    Vic baggers carry a lot of weight on the front wheel, designed to help them handle well on mountain roads when ridden 2 up by people who always say supersize it at MacDonald's. One way they do this is by mounting the battery low, just behind the front wheel in behind the Ness style front cover.
    Had to test it the next day, pic is heading up the range west of Biarra. Was  -1°C at 7am, wasn't going to leave home until it hit 5°.

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