) and 100 kms from Camooweal — MY FIRST FLAT TIRE on the road in 5 years or so of riding motorbikes.
Got straight into the repair on a small turnoff road, and it was all done in under an hour (and surprisingly none of the annoying hassles) in the 40C heat.
This 2nd guy (Maccas Motorcycles) didn’t have the exact part, but he then gave me the address of some former Aus Post-postie mechanics, and Chris, a mate working in the shed next door offered to use his Ute to collect the bike and give me a lift across town.
With the tensioner acquired, we returned to the 2nd guy’s shop, and I fixed up Postie.
I’m now taking off for Adelaide, via Mildura” September 4 — “Something else from Broken Hill…
When it was mentioned that I was camping around the country on a motorbike, Jack Absalom insisted on giving me a /free/ copy of his first book!
too bad I tossed the handline ..oh, and more naked swimming, and a quick stop at a Exmouth backpackers…” November 3 — “Tada! (Which was the one ‘real’ goal of this trip.) Much of the past week’s riding has been in hoon-mode, rather than camping, as there’s little choice in where to camp (access to water, etc.), and I’ve had to do 300 kilometre days (7 hours of riding per day) to arrive at an acceptable spot.Luckily, walking the bike 3km got me to a Honda dealer, and she’s in hospital getting the chain repaired and an oil leak looked into.Then, it’s up to Broken Hill via Albert.” August 19 — “Currently in Cobar! Spent the last two nights at the Hermidale Hotel, and the two nights before that at the Rabbit Trap Hotel at Albert (..noticing a pattern here..), and previous nearly a whole week at Condobolin, where the Postie got a full service at the local Honda dealer.Now heading towards Broken Hill to meet up with Jack Absalom again!” August 30 — “First photo: The sunset at Pamamaroo Lake Second photo: Teaching Postie how to fish at Pamamaroo– we caught a 40cm Carp! It got intensely Curry Marinated and was ated (it was carp..