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Sunday, August 31, 2014

A NON BREKKY RIDE

Was supposed to go on a little brekky ride with a few others this morning but was not to be as sometimes there more important stuff to do.

Did manage to get out a bit later as I wanted to do a test run with the GPS fitted up.

Impression so far is good as ease of use /viewing/glove friendly.

still a lot to learn but the same with everything new.

While out saw this

a view over the Illawarra area where I live from Jamberoo mountain lookout

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and the bike was there to

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the new GPS

am waiting for a different bracket to get it mounted where I want it but this will do for now.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

GPS AGAIN

Another GPS post is going here and hope its the last one this time.

The cheap one I bought last time succumb to the elements as it was only a cheapo car model and was not waterproof or able to load tracks/routes but as a gps for what i needed at the time it sufficed.

Looking around at what is available for a motorcycle GPS and able to do a range of different tasks meant a rethink as they were $$ and would hopefully make the right decision as to one for the job that I wanted as I am hoping to make this one last [till its dead of course].

So went this way

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a Garmin zumo590LM

Lifetime map upgrades

able to take maps that I plan on the computer for trips away

and lots of things I am still figuring out to do.

I know that in the box it came with all this

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ram motorcycle mounts power leads etc etc

so am playing with it a bit and doing a lot of reading but was able to load and then I found it on the GPS  a trip I had planned before

I use this map/trip planner

http://ridewithgps.com/

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I can still print the cue sheet out and a hard copy of the map but downloads really easy to the GPS  and I think this is going to be the best yet.

So its on the charger at the moment and am yet to mount it on the bike so there will be more to come about it after the fitting up and a trial run with it.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SMALL DAY TANK BAG

Went looking for a small tank bag to use when just doing a quick trip around on the week end so as to not be having to use the large one i use on trips away.
With 2.5 - 5 litres volume the Quick-Lock EVO Tank Bag "Micro" is the smallest in the Bags-Connection range.
So this was purchased
Micro 1
and expanded
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also just had to fit it up with the quick connection ring and easy to swap over between the 2 bags.
Have gave a small test run and its great for carrying just a few small items and can remove it and use a carry shoulder strap so no need to lock it up. all up Thumbs up

Friday, August 15, 2014

THE PLANE TRIP #2

got to a white out in victoria

but was time to head home after dropping the passenger off
had to get up above the clouds to see where we were going

amazing seeing the way the water systems work and how far it spreads out

the valleys and where people have made a home over time is different from the air

around tumut
blowering dam
the achievement of what thy built back then is incredible to see
what vision those guys had

a different aspect of canberra on the way back

lake george needs some rainfall to get it going again

kangaroo valley area

fitzroy dam

robertson area
dumb hey should have tried to spy the pie shop

and a final swing over the top of macquarie pass and down to land
 

So a lot more pictures were taken on the flight but wont put them all up
The trip to get my father down to there with the least amount of problems was the main object for the trip and am pleased to say that this was achieved .
Good to see my parents back together once again and can only hope they get a break for a while and enjoy there new house and everything else they want to do down there.


MOTORCYCLE COVER

Dont like promoting stores but picked a cover up for the bike to keep the dust off it while in the shed
ald cover
$30.00 from the local ALDI store on there motorcycle special sale
review so far is a great bit of gear for that price

Thursday, August 14, 2014

THE PLANE TRIP #1

Been down to and back to victoria on the plane .Father delivered back to mum and there new home that they purchased.[see other post]

Twas a fairly big day but turned out a great visual trip down there and back for me anyway.
the whole reason for the trip arrived and we got him ready to get aboard for the flight south.
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we needed 1 of these as well for the flight
and he was a great pilot and really helpful with the needs we had to overcome for the flight Thumbs up
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getting into the air
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and getting some height to start the trip south
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was lucky as it was a clear day so had a great view
got to see our capital from a different view to normal
our parliament house is the square building in the circle
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bit further south went across the border and the hume weir dam
its a lot larger than i ever imagined
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and you have to love the rolling clouds that are below now and not he normal above in the sky.
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flew past our snowy mountain range and was lucky to see it covered with snow.
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