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Hi guys, and west coast buddies( you know who you are), this years trip is aus, arrived yesterday after a 23 hour flight rest of the day was a blur! Today ok, after a good nights sleep, done the hop on tour, got 4 nights in Sydney darling harbour, then meet up with a bunch of others for a meet and greet dinner, pick up the bikes and off for 13 days touring. There are going to be folks from various parts of the world on the tour almost certainly from your side of the pond, will be different to be part of a group, normally just Josi and I, not having to map read constantly will be great, just kick back and enjoy the ride, will update on route, regards to all. Dave and Josi
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Damn, can't believe I didn't see this sooner. Sounds like a fun trip. Keep us posted on your progress and be safe. Bob & Donna
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Hi Bob/Donna, hope you are well, we are good, left sydney, yesterday in the hunter valley wine region, did a tour over indulged but it was my birthday, did 400 km today, some great roads, weather hot, now in Armidale pretty place, rest of group are Germans, Brits, and a couple from Fort Collins co, nice people, all in all a great trip so far, just sat outside the room having a cold beer, it's around 75 degrees, six o'clock at night, out for dinner shortly, will update later. Dave and josi
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Happy Birthday, Dave...and may there be many more. Oh, and least I forget, Happy St. Patty's day too. Have a green beer or two for me too....Cheers! Bob & Donna
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Thanks bob, update, rode all day yesterday in 100 degrees, little warm, now in Byron bay which is a hippie/ surf place, best watch what cakes we eat! Today is humid and cloudy, staying over here tonight, just waiting for the call from the skydive centre, booked in for a 14000 ft skydive but they are assessing the weather right now, hopefully be a goer at noon. Dave
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I cannot, for the life of me understand why anyone would jump out of a perfectly good running airplane.... Have you met any forum members from down under? I know there are a few that post here.
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I cannot, for the life of me understand why anyone would jump out of a perfectly good running airplane.... Have you met any forum members from down under? I know there are a few that post here.
X2. If the wings are still attached.....I'd wait.

You sure take some sweet vacations. I was following the thread last year. Very nice. Have fun and be careful on those two wheels!
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Hi guys, got the call at 1430 to make for the airstrip, weather had been really cloudy, Sean the guy from Denver was a bit unsure but I said you do it I will pay for it, he is not keen on heights, anyway got him up there and he is buzzing now! 14000 ft, 60 second free fall, hell of a way to see the Bay Area, cold beer now and out for dinner, Italian tonight, all in all a great day! Dave and josi
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Ya should be in New Zealand mate - really big Harley get-together at Queenstown this weekend.

And I mean REALLY big turn out of Harleys.

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Would love to go to no, maybe sometime. Dave
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Cyclone further north has screwed with the weather! Left towoomba in thick fog and rain, showers throughout the day, arrived in rainbow beach in a thunderstorm soaked! Still 29 degrees so rain is warm! Fraser Island 4wd tour tomorrow, then off to the barrier reef, having a blast. Dave
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Fraser Island 4wd tour was great, buses are powered by twin turbo diesels German engineering so good kit, took a plane ride over the island great views, weather back to 90 degrees, now in Hervey bay, early start this morning, flew to lady Elliot Island and spent the day snorkelling, and glass bottom boating on the Great Barrier Reef, awesome sights, it's off to Noosa bay tomorrow via back roads 380 km, nearly finished now but still going great. Dave and josi
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Sounds like you guys are having a fantastic time. Are you still riding with the same group as when you started or did some go their separate ways? I bet driving on the wrong side of the road is just like being at home huh? ...J/K
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Hi Bob, no it's the same group, now in Noosa, long day today in 95 degree heat, good ride though, nearly time for a cold one and dinner, group is mainly ok, the worst ones are Brits! Last day tomorrow, short ride down to Brisbane, going to the Steve Irvin zoo then the hotel, farewell dinner tomorrow, some are going on to other parts of Aus, back to Germany, UK, or elsewhere, it's been a good trip thus far and much better than working! Back to the grindstone next week! Dave and Josi
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