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Down Under on a KLR 650

MacDoc

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Wow did I get wet ....blue sky all around but not on top of me --- got down the range road mostly then it bucketed down the last 10 km and then of course the sun came out 🥴 been a while since I've been that wet...to the motoskivvies and beyond.

There goes the budget for boots :cry: ...wanted a shorter pair for the Burgman. Damn ticket was in my email box before I got home. One thing nice here all rego is online - no stickers and such - cops just check online that it is paid based on you licence plate.
 
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Really nice forecast for tomorrow. Go find some big birds at Eddy Bay ...
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thanks - all dry from the drenching yesterday ...tropical sun really effective - cept the boots...I'll live.
Yow ....too hot... Nice ride down ( 100k or so each way ). No cassowaries but girl said there are 3 about which is good. No food or coffee ...closed Mon & Tuesday. :rolleyes: Yummy ice cream bar $4.70 each ) and barely kept up with the melt.
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a rare blue sky day in rainy season...clouds over Mt Bartle Frere ...the the highest in Queensland. Canefields in the foreground....this is sugar country with patches of rain forest.
 
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Happiness,,,,,got my 215 BT headphones - finally riding with books and music and directions - easy fit under helmet ...easy pairing with the phone.
 

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thanks - all dry from the drenching yesterday ...tropical sun really effective - cept the boots...I'll live.
Yow ....too hot... Nice ride down ( 100k or so each way ). No cassowaries but girl said there are 3 about which is good. No food or coffee ...closed Mon & Tuesday. :rolleyes: Yummy ice cream bar $4.70 each ) and barely kept up with the melt.
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a rare blue sky day in rainy season...clouds over Mt Bartle Frere ...the the highest in Queensland. Canefields in the foreground....this is sugar country with patches of rain forest.
Sorry to hear about all the problems you are facing, I hope you can find a way to enjoy it even with ice cream melting and sunny days..... :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Currently -2 here, but with some sun....😩
 

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Yeah staff in Sauga was crowing about sunshine.
Went out to the Bowls Club up the street last night with our family gang ...very busy - nice to see full tables and people enjoying themselves sans masks.
When you swipe the membership card it location traces you. Very convenient.
My Bluetooth earphones arrived so that ups the riding enjoyment considerably.
 
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Scored some barely worn Alpinestars for $70 plus some shipping. Much better on the Burgman than the tall Gaerne Trials and cooler. Given up trying to find mesh pants here. Stick with good knee armour and tactical jeans. They dry fast enough and Burgman is protective to a point compared to KLR. Weather will tip down to cooler and drier soon.
 

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Boots on the way - no rush as cyclone offshore…bit of a damper on riding
already blowy bands coming through Cairns

It’s blowing a bit now on the deck but the Cat 2 is well out to sea at this point - we are just in the outer bands
not likely to lose power but possible as the damn thing is meandering all over and mainly sitting and spinning off rain bands
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Buddy back from his trek from Canberra - bedraggled rat I'm told.
Get the Burgman bits up to him tomorrow and go from there.
 
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no cyclone no power all night either fun wow ...hanging at the coffee shop
recharging with coffee food and power for all devices :coffee: (y)

Power back yay. ...goofy cyclone still wandering off shore and away
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Not so tame tho
we got off light

Intense Winds Lash Northern Queensland as Cyclone Niran Forms

Tropical Cyclone Niran upgraded to category two storm with powerful winds, heavy rainfall lashing north Queensland

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