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    RIP Daymon Stokie, killed today in the Deep Well Enduro in Central Oz. Daymon won the 2017 Finke Desert Race. Seen here in the Deep Well in 2015

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    Now THAT ^ is a bike that I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    File under strange and interesting .

    That would be a strange ride.
    I wonder what the advantage would be? Acceleration would be strange as the weight lifts off the front wheel i imagine.
    What would cornering be like?
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    with the engine built into the front wheel like that, I bet the gyroscopic effects would be pronounced. It would probably fight you to do anything that changes the steering angle.

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    This one made me laugh


    Last edited by The Bigfella; 02-07-2018 at 04:09 AM.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Just a blue square Ian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Just a blue square Ian.
    Thanks. Fixed
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Turbo Guzzi. Looks good

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Looks good
    Yah
    Last edited by Paul Pless; 02-26-2018 at 07:10 AM.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That Guzzi has a no-nonsense, take no prisoners look to it. Nice!
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    This stuff obviously needs these gigantic front brake discs !
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    The tank strapped nickel plated HD.

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    Ok... saw this on the walk to my shoot today. I am becoming a fan.

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    Wow! 116 pages of comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Ok... saw this on the walk to my shoot today. I am becoming a fan.

    Definitely tempting !
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    Spotted this Ducati under a cover in a workshop the other day

    IMG20180306134040.jpg
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Hmm - just checked on bikesales

    There's four of those Ducati Desmosedici RR for sale in Oz at present. Ranging from $87,000 to $125,000

    Here's one on the track

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    you won't fit
    think of the money that saves you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    you won't fit
    think of the money that saves you
    I can have more fun on the Funduro.... but let's not get into the details.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Not Ducati's finest hour
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    But pretty good anyway. I like it.
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    Not sure if this photo will work... but I think it's a brilliant shot.

    I watched the race in replay... managed to avoid the result beforehand too. Nice win for Dovi. Lorenzo had fun when a front brake pad fell out and he had to jump off at about 75 mph.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I have never bothered watching that version, as it is so obviously distorted. Check out the oval shaped instruments on the camera bike. I don't think so...
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Just the camera lens but the road and the drop aren't distorted ..... but I don't blame you for not watching . It's terrifying !
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    This then.

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    You could not pay me enough to do that.
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    I can tell that's not in North America for two reasons. First, he's hugging the left side, gotta be a Brit. Second, there are no guardrails or signs warning of the steep cliff or long drop.
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