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Ho Ho Ho Of To Oz I Go !!

hi all i am back of to oz in a few weeks touch down is 18th jan, to perth (west oz) i have a ttr600 there whitch is going to need a bit of messing about to start with, then i am heading over to melbourne late jan after visiting a few people, was just wondering if there are any other bikers heading that way or just there anyway, who fancied the odd jar or 5 if so drop me a line fred_symes at hotmail dot com laters fredddo
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check out the OZ HU Travellers Meeting - link on left - if you want to meet people.
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cheers grant

nice one grant will do thanks for pointing that out freddo
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Is Melbourne the end of your trip or are you then heading North?
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hi glenn

hi there glenn ,no mate i am going to hole up in melbourne for a bit and catch up with some mates , let it cool down in the simpson area, then head up to that neck of the woods, i see you are in brisbane i lived out near cleveland near the point for a bit, lovely area, i have spent 5 years on and of travelling around oz mainly the tracks , i am hoping to maybe get over the simpson this time (love the sand) if i can find someone else going that way not really to keen on doing it by myself as had a few crashes in africa where i would rather of had someone with me ! i was thinking of maybe heading back up to fraser island i really loved that place i will just have to see how time gose well thats me glenn, have you had a look around some of the tracks glenn ??
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Perth to Melbourne

Bugger!!

I'm doing the same trip. Leaving for Perth tomorrow and will be in Perth on the 11th. Heading back the 12th and home by the 18th. Should be a good trip - providing the cyclone disappears. Presently just off the southwest coast, but then what's a journay without a little adventure???

I'm in Wodonga, a little north of Melbourne, but if I can help in any way give me a shout and we'll see what we can do. Need a bed I'm sure we could sort it if required.

If I don't see you / hear from you have a fantastic trip - be safe
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Simpson and beyond

Freddy I crossed the Simpson, West to East in a 4x4 around 3 years ago and you will certainly not be lonely. As a matter of fact the biggest danger is a head on collision at the top of the dunes with a vehicle coming the other way. Get off the French Line (the main track) as soon as you can and get on the Rig Road, a lesser used route. I get out in 4x4 to do the dirt stuff and a CBR1100XX for the black top. I was in Surrey, Vancouver in September, is this the Surrey you are from? Give me some warning when you head this way and we will catch up and empty a few cans.

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cheers for the replies

hi chaps , sorry to miss you rian ,have a good run over the nularbor, a lot of people don,t like that run but i love it , probably for all the reasons lots of other people don,t , like wide empty open spaces and no one else around, as i come from the surrey next to london (loxsmith) so not the one in canada, if i manage to get up to your next of the woods loxsmith i will drop you a line in advance , cheers for the info on the simpsom, laters fredddo
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I'm now in Perth (11th Jan today). The chap I rode across (NSW to Perth) with has had a catalogue of problems and putting it simply the bike he has will not make it back, so if you are still in Perth get a note back here asap as I will be heading back in the next couple of days - circumstances permitting.

Let me know - thanks

add to this the fact that I too come from a little place the other side of the world - yorkshire originally, but the last ten years in Bedford!! So we'd have something else in common too.

be safe out there!!
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no worries mate, only i think you will be long gone by the time i get there as i actually land in perth on the 20th, and have to bugger about with my bike first, have a good trip back over . cheers freddy
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