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Offline Dave M

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Greetings from Oz.
« on: September 27, 2009, 11:43:22 PM »
Hi again.

We've now been in Melbourne for 2 weeks and have finally got some rather slow access to the internet so here I am.

Still house hunting at the moment but once that's done I can start looking seriously for a job and some wheels. Hopefully a nice old Honda.

I'll keep you posted.
Dave
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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 07:17:54 AM »
How's the weather/brush fires/barbie/cricket?

You can't just say "Hello from Oz" !!
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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 08:23:56 AM »
hi dave

glad to see you made it safe, yes keep us updated when you get something, know your keen to get a ride out there

as for me well failed my test, i put my foot down didnt i  :D, cant get used to the slow speeds, i am itching to get out on yours

keep in touch, and when you can put some pics up

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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 03:40:15 PM »
Hi Dave, dead jealous, we lived in Sydney for 3 years and really wish we were back there, but Viv's dad is not getting any younger (he's 92) so we had to come back.

Cheers

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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 06:16:22 PM »
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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 09:55:30 AM »
Hello Dave from down under, glad to hear your settlin in, hope you get sorted with a bike soon good luck  ;), cheers Mick.

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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 02:44:09 PM »
So you gonna change you username?

"Dave in Australia" sounds good :)
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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009, 11:22:42 PM »
How about "Bikeless in Australia"?.

Weather wise, we're just going into spring and last week was cold, windy and very wet.

I watched the AFL Grand Final which was up the road in Melbourne and they even had hail during the match.

The countryside where we're staying is very green and looks nice but that'll change by Christmas as the temperatures rise.

There are a few charred trees around here from the fires last year and there'll be a high risk of fires this year too but there's been a lot of State activity with a big enquiry since "Black Saturday" as they call it,so hopefully there'll be more and quicker warnings of any problems.

Started looking on Ebay to try and get a feel for what's out there. Seen a coupe of nice 400/4's already.

There seem to be a lot of old bikes around. They don't salt their roads so corrosion isn't such a problem as it is in the UK so hopefully I'll get something nice. Got to get a job first.

Keep you posted.
Dave
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Re: Greetings from Oz.
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 09:26:44 AM »
Yes they like their bikes in Oz, a friend of mine in Sydney belongs to a bike club were they have "legacy" bikes, bikes are donated to the club when a member dies and someone else in the club takes the bike over for riding and maintenance. Looking at some of their rallies there's some very tasty bikes over there, my mate John has got a modern Kawasaki plus a 1970 Triumph Tiger and is currently restoring a 1941 BSA M20.

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