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Last Blast turns 100k and More. About to join the “pre-loved”?
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RE: Last Blast turns 100k and More. About to join the “pre-loved”?
(12-07-2017 04:23 AM)Pterodactyl Wrote:  Does the Italian need me or do the carers just want my money (about AUD25.000, ride away)?

Your advice is eagerly awaited.

Pterodactyl.

Welcome back, Thipdar.

Do you really need ANY encouragement to buy that beast?

I just reviewed the downloaded spec sheet. C'mon, you only live once.

A thoroughly modern motorcycle in every respect. What are you waiting for?

Sure, you may get a scolding from a few die-hard CB1100 fans but when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Go Italian.
   
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RE: Last Blast turns 100k and More. About to join the “pre-loved”?
Yes, good specs and looks good, to me at least. But I'm not sure it could put up with some of the treatment that the CB has endured.

And by the way, NOT Thipdar. It's TERRORDACTYL.

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Cheers

Don't ride safe. It's boring.
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RE: Last Blast turns 100k and More. About to join the “pre-loved”?
So good to see your posts here again Ptero. Have a blessed Christmas season.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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Ulvetanna Away
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RE: Last Blast turns 100k and More. About to join the “pre-loved”?
(Today 04:59 AM)Pterodactyl Wrote:  Yes, good specs and looks good, to me at least. But I'm not sure it could put up with some of the treatment that the CB has endured.

Cheers

You're right there. You could likely get 200,000 km out of that bike without a hiccup. Then again, you're the one who was enticed by that Italian...

That's a lot of dough for a bike but then it looks like a lot of bike. Good luck either way.

I'm pretty sure you know this, but "thipdar" is Edgar Rice Burroughs description of a pterodactyl in his "Pellucidar" series, which includes "At the Earth's Core" among a few others. In his books, it's a very bad beast...but that fire-breather you depicted is a new species of reptilian bird. Looks dangerous.
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RE: Last Blast turns 100k and More. About to join the “pre-loved”?
I may very well have a great deal more to say about this trip—it’s winter in the northern hemisphere and you folks up there probably need something to help you get off to sleep. There are also bits for which Pterodactyl wasn’t present.

Meanwhile, however, the least I can do is add a couple of photos to Pterodactyl’s post as requested.

He failed to mention in his post that the place we met—the Robertson Pie Shop—sits on top of Macquarie Pass, a wonderful ride up the side of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. While I had had a lousy ride up the hill the day before due to congestion from an accident, he reported having one of the best rides he had ever had.
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Courtesy of Google and for Guth, the Robertson Pie Shop atop Macquarie Pass

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Outside said Pie Shop. These bikes look so much better with their side covers painted the same colour as the tank

The next photo is included for Inhouse Bob. Somewhere later in the day on which Pterodactyl photographed Bob in the fog, we rode past this place to show him the view. As the conditions were identical or worse to earlier in the day we saw precisely nothing except the drops of rain on our visors. Had it been a better day, this is what we would have seen.
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The next photo’s for Bob too: the Loaded Dog where he, Pterodactyl, Tezza and I spent the first night of the ‘rally’ and Bob was introduced to Vegemite. The following morning, Pterodactyl had an unfortunate ride in the dirt.
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Pterodactyl’s description of the ride down the hill from Braidwood surpasses anything I could have written. It was hideous. Looking back, the omens were not good. It wasn’t a good morning and we could see the overcast off in the distance. It was also quite cool.

We took breakfast at the café in Braidwood from where we started March’s ill-fated ride into the dirt and to which we repaired afterwards. Outside the bitumen was soggy, a phenomenon I’ve only ever seen in extreme heat. The CB1100 was on a mighty angle by the time I took this. It required a bit of effort to get the stand out of the hole.
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The obligatory Phillip Island shots.

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Our place in Siberia wasn’t all that conducive to photography, but ...
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Jack Miller leads Marquez

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A lap later, Marquez leads Miller

Then there was AussieFlyer’s bike.
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And Mick’s Suzuki.
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AussieFlyer generously fed us fish and chips and beer while we waited to board the ferry. Thanks, mate.
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In the next shot, Pterodactyl negotiates a Tasmanian corner in the Hellyer Gorge. I’ve included it because, about the time it was taken, a hoon on a 250 off road beast hurtled past us on what was clearly a regular afternoon blast. We were on our way down into the Gorge. About 10-15 minutes later, just before we got to the top of the other side of the Gorge, he passed us going like a bat out of hell the other way.
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My friends Katie and Richard aboard their BMW

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Grandpa out the back of the Honda dealer in Hobart

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Atop the hill at Cabramurra

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Last shot of the bikes together outside the Tarana Hotel

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Lunch at Tarana
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