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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:53 pm 
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Are you moving to Perth?

That's where I am :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:58 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Location: LOWESTOFT the worlds smallest bore fest
ash perth it is my sisters just moved there shes working in a pharmicy some where being a chemist and all 8) :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:12 am 
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Wow, I really hope you gonna enjoy it over there. I've been thinking for it a long long time but never did it.... :(

My girlfriend went there travelling for allomst a year and she's making me crazy with stories how beautifull it is downunde i.c.t. this small country we call Holland!

Have fun :D


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Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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im not gone yet guys its gonna be months til i go and thats if they let me (not having second thoughts just being realistic ) me and her have been talking again tonight so dont know now whats going on between us even thought she upsets me i still think the world of her its crazy trying to explain it but i need her its weird. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:12 am 
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Retrobiking is more of an underground thing here and the larger distances between places is also a factor to consider (geographically the UK is pretty small in comparison).

There's a small retro scene here in Hobart and the odd retro ride/gathering, but I can't comment for the rest of the country.

If you make it to Tasmania in your travels drop me a line as I'll be able to show you some of the best tracks/trails we have to offer.

A word of warning though, not a lot of the riding is truely retro friendly (well not in Tassie) so a modern dual suspension bike with disc brakes would be a wise purchase when you arrive.

Anyway keep us posted with the intended move and on the girl front I'm sure there as possibilities which can be explored here too. ;)

Andrew


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:49 am 
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andrewl wrote:
Retrobiking is more of an underground thing here and the larger distances between places is also a factor to consider (geographically the UK is pretty small in comparison).

There's a small retro scene here in Hobart and the odd retro ride/gathering, but I can't comment for the rest of the country.

If you make it to Tasmania in your travels drop me a line as I'll be able to show you some of the best tracks/trails we have to offer.

A word of warning though, not a lot of the riding is truely retro friendly (well not in Tassie) so a modern dual suspension bike with disc brakes would be a wise purchase when you arrive.

Andrew


Yeah, the retro thing is pretty quiet here in comparison to the UK. Can be a good thing, there are some bargains to be had - saw an old Foes LTS with Judy SL's and other high end retro kit sell for only $420AU (~150GBP) a month or so ago. Would have bought it had I know purchased the GT the previous week...

Perth has a good mix of terrain. Plenty of the steep, rocky stuff that really needs dual suspension and discs, but also plenty of traditional cross country stuff too (not to mention a 900km long distance trail from Perth to Albany if you're into off-road trekking). Not many big mountains strangely enough, seeing as we produce some of the best downhillers in the world.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:56 pm 
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If you move to the top right hand corner (where I am) you would double the number of retro bikers in town.

What sort of work are you looking for? There seems to be plenty of employment opportunities here at the moment - but you have to like hot wet summers!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:05 pm 
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Circling vulture time...

Does this mean you are having a clear out sometime soon or is it all getting containered?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:09 pm 
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Good luck to you though, take life by the horns!


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Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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plan gone wrong m now gona be staying we sorted t out late last night and im now stayng my sister ain't happy as she thught i was gonna join her over there hame i was getting to like the thought of a nice new life :oops: :cry: :D :D


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