My visit with Andrew and the tweeking the bike needs results in some time consuming mods, not the least was a fair bit of fine-tuning the springer, along with a fancy sat-nav bracket(?) combined with a iPhone holder which has an app for a speedometer (as I don't have one) also a compartment to hold my camera, but all is finished, a change of plans, I head to Geelong and hook up with Stewart, another Chopper's Australia member and chopper builder and all round good guy, he solved a problem with my irritating clutch cable, onward to Melbourne, I worked here in the early 70,s so a visit was nostalgic as much as anything. I have had lot of rain but I have been lucky and have always missed the big heavy storms I would love to be able to explain the ride, but the highway, me on a well crafted chopper what more can I say?? On to Sydney to the reason for my trip, my wife arrived and we shared a rare birthday with a precious grandson. A quick search of eBay finds me a 'Harley' tyre 200-50x179 "mine normally being 55 series" on special for $150, sure beats the $400 I normally pay, the biggest problem was the store was in Melbourne, so I had to add shipping to that, I called them up and added a front with that, then I had two shipping costs, also had to pay fitting in Sydney, but still good. On to the far North Coast where I grew into my wild ways and terrorising the communities, so a lot of memories here both good and bad but still part of my trip through life, still a lot of family living in this area, so the next week or so will be busy while I contemplate 'where to next?' my life at the moment has no timetable, no rules, it is anywhere, anytime and about as perfect as it gets, there are a few downsides but I won't bore you with them. I was forced to ride to Brisbane yesterday official 'government' business, but again the roads have changed now takes two hours to ride what used to be a four+hour ride, this allowed me to take a detour to a great secluded spot we used to camp at,, but it is gone, now under the concrete jungle. I will be riding the mountain roads while I'm here then???,,,.
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