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    First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    on: Apr 07, 2013, 11:04 am
    Apr 07, 2013, 11:04 am
    Hi every one started my Australian leg of my charity ride for Alzheimer;s research . Done 1500km in 3 days and the i think i made the right choose .The Versys just cruises along .sits nicely on 120kph all day , the roads have been dead straight for 100 km or more but now the road has turn more windy and even with the panniers full it takes the corners no problems . need to fix a slow leek in the front i dont think the tyre was fitted correctly. Drops from 32psi to 20 over 2 days and you can tell as the front feels very loose and wobbles a little .
    check out my web page with blog and face book up dated
    www.theridetoremember.com
     

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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2013, 04:56 pm
    Apr 08, 2013, 04:56 pm
    Good luck. Will be following your progress   :031:
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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #2 on: Apr 08, 2013, 06:11 pm
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    +1
    If you see a bandwagon it's too late.....

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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #3 on: Apr 08, 2013, 06:18 pm
    Apr 08, 2013, 06:18 pm
    My sister emigrated to Adelaide in 1980,she moved over there from my home town Consett which is about 20 miles from where your mother was born in Bishop Auckland.
    I will send her the link to your website because im sure she would love to follow your progress.

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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2013, 11:08 pm
    Apr 09, 2013, 11:08 pm
    My little Versys next to an outback road train . not to bad to over take but coming the other way they generate a lot of turbulants and wind buffeting .

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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #5 on: Apr 09, 2013, 11:12 pm
    Apr 09, 2013, 11:12 pm
    Good Luck, "KEEP IT BETWEEN THE HEDGES" or toads/Everlastings/dust whatever you have there
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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2013, 06:31 am
    Apr 10, 2013, 06:31 am
    I would bet that truck is a bugger to reverse :008:

    Post this in the calender comp!


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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #7 on: Apr 10, 2013, 09:45 am
    Apr 10, 2013, 09:45 am
    For the tire problem have you tried putting in "Slime" (http://www.slime.com/) it sorted my back tire which had the same slow as you are describing. Added advantage that it will deal with minor punctures until you get to a garage, could be useful for you when out in the middle of nowhere land (just make sure you regularly inspect your tires!). Good luck with rest of the journey.

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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #8 on: Apr 17, 2013, 10:58 am
    Apr 17, 2013, 10:58 am
    Here is Paul's blog reporting his daily progress
    http://theride2remember.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/and-so-ride-to-remember-begins.html?m=1
    Good luck mate. I'm tracking you from Glasgow, Scotland
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    Re: First leg of my 19000km charity ride
    Reply #9 on: Apr 22, 2013, 11:58 am
    Apr 22, 2013, 11:58 am
    Last day 846km to home , up and going by 6am and man it,s cold 4degres hard to tell if the road is wet or not .134km to Tamworth, easy county roads .nice sweeping corners but every 30 or so km there a small town so you have to slow to 70km . makes it hard to maintain a good average speed. Tamworth is up on the table lands so it was even colder 2 degrees. I defiantly need some winter goretex gloves before Russia . The road from Tamworth to Ipswich , 600 odd kms is same as before  nice open flowing roads ,and it getting warmer the closer to Queensland i get. The NSW road transport have two sets of average speed cameras but they aim the scanner towards you so they can,t scan the bikes number plate . Happy days . At Ipswich its120km home through Brisbane  or 170km the long way around the two dams .Lake wivanhoe and Lake Somerset .these roads are fantastic Sunday bike riding roads .So after 7380km whats another 50 more . Stunning scenery as the road follows the edge of the lakes . Up over peachester hill and home . 7450km and 18 days later .
    Even after all that riding and long days in the saddle  i,d go around again, there's something surprisingly relaxing about cruising along in the outback without seeing any other vehicle for hours.
    If reading this wets your apatite for adventure riding around Australia or even across Russia drop me a line .
    Next blog post will be sometime in early June just before leaving for Korea
    Thing i would change about the bike . try and find a smaller profile 17" front tyre that's got good wear and with a reasonable  adventure tread . Secondly cruise control would be very welcome on the long 300km straight bits of road . otherwise the bike ran beautifully ,handled great even with 30kg of panniers hanging of it.
    Take care . Paul

     



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