Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017 is HERE

For us down here this is so true that the flame is about out on




and I suppose this was a up and down year for myself with health issues, job and a few more other things which I am hoping are sorted out a bit but would not be alone with that as many are still in a worse position than me .
The best thing all year was getting a job again to keep my head above water so to speak.
A lot of motorcycling away trips were cut down to nill really as finances and the need to put more into the new job was the 1st priority but am hoping that changes now that things are getting sorted .

So to all a happy new year and hope to all of yourselves and families enjoy it



Thursday, December 29, 2016

BUILDING A ROAD

We all drive /ride on them and it seems that a lot of younger ones have no idea what we used to have to put up with years ago with what they called a road .
Modern hwy s and roads are 1000% better than the old ones
so a couple of videos sprung up with the way of old  road building and what went into them .
these roads in these 2 are very close to me so yes they have meaning





just cannot imagine the road workers doing anything like that now 


Monday, December 26, 2016

SANTA & xmas

well a xmas present was worth the wait this year for sure
a KLIM LATITUDE JACKET
Not for all in there riding style but for what I do its the best option 
This one is about the middle of there range in jackets and the top of the line 1 is a bit out of my price range anyways so thanks santa 


this is there speel on the jacket 

  • JACKET TO PANT ZIPPER HAS BEEN STANDARDIZED WHICH ENABLES YOU TO ZIP DIFFERENT NEW PANTS AND JACKETS TOGETHER
  • NEW COLLAR FIT
  • COLLAR CAN FOLD BACK TO ALLOW FOR MORE VENTILATION
  • CUSTOM TPU ZIPPER PULLERS
  • HYPALON HEADPHONE ACCESS PORT
  • SHORTENED WRIST GAITER
  • REDUCED THE RISK OF WATER PENETRATION IN VENTING LOCATIONS
  • CHANGED POCKET DIRECTION FOR EASIER ENTRY
  • NEW INTERIOR CHEST POCKET IN CENTER FRONT ZIPPER FLAP
  • EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®
  • GORE-TEX® 2-LAYER PERFORMANCE SHELL EXTERIOR IN MAIN BODY
  • GORE-TEX® 2-LAYER 840D CORDURA® LAMINATE IN HIGH ABRASION ZONES
  • HIGH-MOBILITY ACTIVE FIT PATTERNING
  • 3M SCOTCHLITE™ INDUSTRIAL GRADE REFLECTIVE MATERIALS FOR INCREASED LOW-LIGHT VISIBILITY
  • INTEGRATED ARMOR SYSTEM
  • D3O™ T5 EVO ELBOW AND SHOULDER PIECES INCLUDED (MEET AND/OR EXCEED LEVEL 1 LIMB PROTECTOR CE CERTIFICATION [PREN1621-1:2011])
  • D3O™ VIPER STEALTH BACK PAD (CE CERTIFIED LEVEL 1 TO EN1621-2)
  • MAX FLOW VENTILATION: 5 PORTS
  • 2 ARM AND 2 CHEST INTAKES
  • 1 BACK EXHAUST
  • COLLAR CAN BE OPENED AND ATTACHED BACK FOR MORE VENTILATION
  • HI-VIS EN-471 YELLOW COLORWAY OPTION
  • PROVIDES BETTER VISIBILITY IN LOW-LIGHT SITUATIONS
  • CARGO, HYDRATION, COMFORT AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
  • 5 EXTERNAL POCKETS [2 LONG CHEST “MAP” POCKETS, 2 FRONT CARGO POCKETS, 1 SLEEVE I.D. POCKET]
  • 1 WATERPROOF CHEST POCKET
  • 4 INTERNAL POCKETS [2 ZIPPERED, 2 OPEN STASH]
  • 1 SECRET INTERNAL POCKET
  • MESH COMFORT LINER
  • JACKET-TO-PANT ZIPPER INTEGRATION SYSTEM
  • ZIPPERED WAIST/HIP EXPANSION PANEL
  • ADJUSTABLE WAIST CINCH STRAPS
  • 2 SLEEVE ADJUSTMENT STRAPS
  • LINED COMFORT COLLAR
  • VELCRO® BRAND FASTENER ADJUSTABLE WRIST CLOSURES
  • BOTTOM HEM ADJUSTMENT
  • CUSTOM TPU ZIPPER PULLERS
  • ADJUSTABLE COLLAR CINCH
  • EMBROIDERED LOGOS
  • KLIM CUSTOM D-RING 
these are suppose to have the best reviews going so cant wait to get out and try this new one
even in the rain as it is suppose to be totally waterproof
hope next xmas I get the pants to go with it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WHEN IT RAINS

When it comes down the rain it really can cause problems out on the roads and I know that I am not alone in having to put up with this kind of weather and flooding as it happens everywhere.
Found some old pics on a memory card that was hidden away of a flood rain event that occurred when I was at work in another job.
The skies were fine then it just came over and dropped everything it could in such a short time that there was flooding and chaos on the roads everywhere.
Pictures of it when we were trying to get back to the depot to finish work and then try to get home in my car as we could hear on the radio that there was a lot of flooding on the route I had to use to go home .
Mother nature can be a vicious thing sometimes and definitely must be respected

on the way back to the wok depot
glad we in a large truck













that was all over probably 20-30 klms of road so yeh it was pretty crazy and glad I wasnt caught out on the bike in it .
In the car on the way home it was one of the worst trips I had with the water over roads and always amazes on how people drive like idiots in that sort of weather as evident in the pics I got of the car upside down on a road that is straigt and a hwy 


 yellow car on the roof.


 and yep I let him go thru as he was in a hurry.
Just glad I was not on the bike for the ride home or in the actual downpour at all .

Monday, December 5, 2016

FEW ROOS IN THE TRIP

 picture cleanup and came across a few of these so----------------------------
We are lucky enough to have some strange animals down here that are not found any where else in the world.
A shame really that we just take them for granted and dont realise what everyone else may want to see in a weirdo animal.
the kangaroo

wont even try to explain about the damn thing as I am sure that Mr Google can do a much better job that me.
anyways its a common sight I see on my rides and found a few pics of them and will share


 right beside a farm house and not a care in the world

 see how they like to sit /stand on the edge of the road


 crap pic but them in flight
oh and a stupid wombat decided to walk around in the day light 
and I thought they were just a nocturnal critter which will make me look a bit more out and about in the country roads 



phone pics thats why there a bit funny in colour
and on closer inspection of him as you can see I got close to him he did not look well at all so maybe the reason he was out in the daylight me thinks

and a while back in the rain we came across a baby one that was very sickly as well so left him be as had no way to get him to a wildlife refuge
and thats the way of the aussie weirdo animals

Sunday, December 4, 2016

VIEW FROM THE HILLS

Well above sea level anyway and a few pics from the hills
2 different cameras and just trying a few things







below a view down to 7 mile beach
a bit overcast but will be there again and the weather may play nice 

the 2 below you can see 4 helicoptors flying in the cloud bank on the left 



and a not so good try at a panorama picture

[need a tripod]
so just a few out and abouts enjoying the sunshine

Saturday, December 3, 2016

lawns & xmas trees #2

So the front needed a bit of a trim up to make things look respectable and its fun mowing the lawn
  
Yeh I wish but alas its just a



and on the way around I really noticed how the NSW CHRISTMAS BUSH had to look it up to see what it was called MORE HERE  had really flowered this year after I gave it a trim a while back to get it under control a bit and also hoped I didn't kill the thing as I am not much of a gardener .


 it has really started to turn the vibrant red that does.

1 pic a while back has gone missing but it looks a bit like this for a while 
then the red comes through.
We do get a lot of people wanting to get a few cuttings of the flowers for xmas decorations and always come and ask so its fine with us.
the ones that are not welcome are the ones who destroy it 
the culprit below just snips the flowers off and lets them fall to the ground for no reason .
although they are a so called nice native bird they are very destructive in a lot of damage to around the house items .


the lemon tree culprit that stripped the tree of all lemons



the latest deterrent for the bird attack is one of these and doesn't this really annoy them and gets them squawking and flying off quick smart.


non lethal but a lot of fun to annoy the flying pests.
So that was a saturday done and dusted .
Time for a ride tomorrow 



Thursday, December 1, 2016

TREES

Well the 1st of December and got told that its time to get this organised as was the right date for this to happen and given the pics of what should be achieved.
which sounded like a task that should be fairly easy so I was told.

I went out found loaded and put it up


didnt seem to look as good when it was erected and decorated






 then got told as we are down the bottom of the world  it was wrong so a quick fix and the result seemed fine to me




 so thats 1 job down