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post #11 of 18 Old 08-23-2019, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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wombat and roo patrol

Well, I was getting ready to ride up over the Range tomorrow and come back at night, so I gave the old girl a filter and oil change.

I'm obviously a bit concerned about the wildlife on dusk and dark but the bike has already bitten me!

I had the foot peg on a bit of 4X2 and was checking out the oil level on the 'sight glass' when the friggen thing fell on me!

Anyway, I have to readjust the mirror and there's a scratch on the pillion foot peg mount which I think I'll keep as a badge of honour and tell people I scraped it.

Probably bruises.

So if nothing stops me I think I'll just bounce as I'll have all my winter gear on,

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-23-2019, 09:37 PM
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Bugga. I always crouch on the RHS and pull the bike up off the sidestand by the throttle grip while applying the front brake. Never had that happen so far.....

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Hey Brockie,

yeah I think I must have overbalanced the bike while I was tightening up the oil filler cap.

So the ride up and back was uneventful except for the strength of the wind once I was over the range. I was running late and combined with the wind, my fuel consumption was up to 17kms per litre. That's about 5.5 litre per 100kms Ron

Anyway, on the way up it was a bit whiffy, there were lots of wombats lying on their backs sunning their bellys and roos lying on their sides.

I only saw 1 roo on the way back but there was still a bit of afternoon, early evening traffic.

Any ride is a good ride!
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So daylight savings is back again. I'm pretty happy that the strom's clock is now showing the correct time!

And the joe blakes have come out of hibernation. The local golf course has a few black snakes venturing onto the fairways and today on my way into town I saw a diamond python moving off the road being chased by tourists taking photos with their phones.

I was surprised to see what appeared to be the same snake slithering back across the road on my return trip.
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Hi Guys. Took my Strom up to Hill End a couple of weeks ago. Great place to ride and a really cool place to visit. Plenty of belly up wombats and roos though. Why is roadkill smell always exactly the same whatever the animal?? This is the kind of thing my mates and I discuss on the comms on rides.....
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They smell so that when you go past them at night and can't see them, you know they're there due to the aroma.

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It's a bit like why farts smell.

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Hi Guys. Took my Strom up to Hill End a couple of weeks ago. Great place to ride and a really cool place to visit. Plenty of belly up wombats and roos though. Why is roadkill smell always exactly the same whatever the animal?? This is the kind of thing my mates and I discuss on the comms on rides.....
The bride and I just did 10 days & 1500ks that included Wisemans Ferry, Wollombi, Bylong, Mudgee, Hill End, Bathurst, Boorowa and Callala Beach, those wombats look so cute on their backs with their feet in the air, they look like they are waiting for a belly rub.

I know why some had been hit and killed they had red or yellow crosses spray painted on them just like a target... LoL

I love the pub at Hill End and the café across the road has really picked up their game.

My bride went through a bit of a time warp at Hill End, we crossed the road from the pub to the café and her phone lost 1 hour though mine was fine ?

When we crossed back everything lined up again ???

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