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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #40 on: Feb 19, 2021, 03:37 PM »
The horticultural bits are all well and good but I would be getting a bit paranoid about the orange bike that is following you around.

Good report and waiting for more!

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #41 on: Feb 19, 2021, 04:26 PM »
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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #42 on: Feb 19, 2021, 08:00 PM »
youll get a good job on natural history programmes with your in depth plant descriptions.... :015:

nice ride and pics

i use an Arai AdV X4, it has a large peak (which i love for the sun cover) but i had similar troubles as you, i fitted a spoiler to screen and it was fine, you dont need it up high, just stuck out enough to push the wind over your helmet

 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373048787441?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-153316-527457-8&mkcid=2&itemid=373048787441&targetid=4585307090533053&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=398826064&mkgroupid=1307319585150363&rlsatarget=pla-4585307090533053&abcId=9300501&merchantid=87779&msclkid=e5a9072e6de811306181671e7572026a

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #43 on: Feb 21, 2021, 09:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
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Great stuff again,

I like that you added a little rain into the previous days reports, just to make us Brits feel at ease. Your explanation of a flood plain made me chuckle too  :138:

Even though you didn't have chips, it looked like you made the most of dinner anyway  :1: and it looked like it was nice?

The neglected old houses were crying out for renovation, love to get my hands on something like that, bet they are really nice once renovated.

The orange V looking lovely in the sun, inspiring me to get my black V out in the grey early morning mist this weekend to commute to work  :015:

Keep it coming

Thanks Shandy,

Yes, the rain was appreciated everywhere & the meal was great.

That house would be an awesome project (and money pit), but, it would be fantastic when done.

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #44 on: Feb 21, 2021, 09:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by Clunkyboy [+]
I especially liked the vegatation report, Red bit on cactus, yellow bit on wood  :008: :008: :008:

Glad to share insights into this strange, but beautiful, world.

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #45 on: Feb 21, 2021, 09:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 Yeah, it's good to read a report that finally gets to the meat of the un-asked questions   :008:.

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Meat! Meat? Just don't mention that steak. The Chinese last night was great!

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #46 on: Feb 21, 2021, 09:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
The horticultural bits are all well and good but I would be getting a bit paranoid about the orange bike that is following you around.

Good report and waiting for more!

Hmmm, I saw that too and was worried that it might have done something to the green one that usually ruins my photos.

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #47 on: Feb 21, 2021, 09:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
youll get a good job on natural history programmes with your in depth plant descriptions.... :015:

nice ride and pics

i use an Arai AdV X4, it has a large peak (which i love for the sun cover) but i had similar troubles as you, i fitted a spoiler to screen and it was fine, you dont need it up high, just stuck out enough to push the wind over your helmet

 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373048787441?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-153316-527457-8&mkcid=2&itemid=373048787441&targetid=4585307090533053&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=398826064&mkgroupid=1307319585150363&rlsatarget=pla-4585307090533053&abcId=9300501&merchantid=87779&msclkid=e5a9072e6de811306181671e7572026a

Thanks Wal
Yes, a picture paints a thousand words and I've spared you 995. Because I care. And am just a bit lazy, simple.

How high is your screen? I've got the KLR sorted. I put a V-stream (medium) on but it needs to be taller - the width is good. I've actually started trying on alternative helmets, currently, the HJC RPHA 70 is on top of the list.

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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #48 on: Feb 21, 2021, 10:36 AM »
Day 3. Sunday, but every day is a Sunday when you're on holidays.

I had 3 things to do. All holiday things!

1. Go to the mountain as there's a lookout. Easy.

TomTom doesn't know where either the mountain or lookout are. My other phone, the one that really is a phone, and the Cardo don't want to play together, so I can't use Google Maps. TomTom does think it knows where the National Park that contains the mountain and lookout are. And there are always lots of signs. How hard can it be then? Well, hard! TomTom trys to take me the back-way into the N'Park, and by back-way I mean straight into the scrub at the end of a road that was never built. Twice. So I kept riding & looking for signs (don't we all?). TomTom didn't like this. TomTom kept saying "turn around", "turn left & turn around" or, wait for it... "turn right then turn around", and there didn't even need to be a side road to turn into. As I got further away from what it thought was the N'Park it seemed to get more & more desperate. I was thinking about getting desperate as there were no signs either. So I kept riding. And ignoring TomTom.

Of to site number 2. A beach. Well, not just any beach. This beach. And I'd not been here before.


the view to the beach

Back in the day, from the mid-'60s to probably the early-'80s, my wife's family owned a shack here and this was their beach. Weekends and school holidays were spent at the beach. All 100m of it, but it was all theirs. Now that is something to be a bit envious about.


THE beach

As I wasn't dressed for swimming, it was now time to find that lookout! I'll just use google maps with no audio, like I should have the first time. And as it was still morning, the sun was mostly behind me so out of my eyes and shining onto the phone screen.

I found it. TomTom had no idea, no #insert many swearwords here# idea.

And who doesn't like a ride up a (small) mountain, even at the speed limit.


road to Fraser park Lookout, Mt Archer


view & road








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Re: North on the A3
« Reply #49 on: Feb 21, 2021, 12:51 PM »


 Definitely in the Zone on this report, OBD.

 Loving it.

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