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Gold Tops , simmerred with water to a black ink then frozen in the freezer.....Yuk!����
Did the job though��
Quite an adventure you had too mate!
Yes, that would do it. I used to dry gold tops and preserve them in honey. That helped a bit with the terrible taste, and gave a better controlled dosage when consuming. My front paddock at Obi Obi used to be full of them, until I took some horses in on agistment, running them with my cattle. For some reason, the horse dung seems to kill them out of pasture.
Wild crazy adventures, that I would not recommend to anyone, but would not have missed for the world used to happen a lot.
My other big concert almost there memory is of Narara in 1984, on the NSW Central Coast. I rode down there on the 750 Commando Fastback, with my then wife on her XS650B and a mate on a SR500, meeting a couple of mates who rode up from Melbourne on a hotrod Z1 and a BM R60.
It was a 3 day outdoor event, and it was such a nostalgia rush (Sunbury, not Woodstock, this is Australia) that I bought 3 hits of blotter acid from a vendor who was walking through the crowd with a tray slung around his neck like an icecream seller at the movies when I was a kid, openly crying his wares.
I took one on the Saturday night while watching Hoodoo Gurus, waiting an hour with nothing happening (quality control was always a problem) so took another, only to have the strangeness start 5 minutes later as the Pretenders came on stage.
INXS, the Pretenders, Talking Heads, while off my scone completely, with Def Leppard rained off stage by a sudden electrical storm that blew the stage electrics and turned the venue into a sea of mud, that hundreds of people coped with by taking off their clothes.
How do you talk to people, kids about times like this? “Kids, don’t try this at home”? Or in public with 10,000 others?
I mention times like this at work in my rather staid occupation, and my colleagues (all a lot younger) look at me very strangely. I almost expect to see the HR team come through the door to counsel me out of the workplace, before I can contaminate the others.
My daughter is OK with it though, having caught the later events. Some mates and I ran big New Years Eve parties at the then almost derelict Obi Obi hall through the late 80s, early 90s. Three bands, with the last playing through to sunrise. With a spit roasted pig (or later when 400 people were attending, one of my calves) served up near midnight with an accompanying vat of veggo curry and a wood fired copper full of new potatoes in their skins.
My daughter would work the gate, collecting the entry money. Ten or eleven years old, bailing up the clubbies riding in for their 10 bucks. We had a backup team watching, but never any trouble. Nobody got in for free, and all got through with a grin on their face.
Sweet home Obi Obi!
I seem to have wandered off topic for a bike forum, so here is a link to some almost relevant motorcycling content. That’s me at the end.
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that you with the broom?
Sounds like youre having a great life and wild ride!
This thread is turning into confession time on wild times Ive had in altered states,
certainly had plenty.
Them yanks is gonna think we Aussies all hallucinogenic drug feinds in our past🤪🤯😱😳🤡🤠😇
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...Them yanks is gonna think we Aussies all hallucinogenic drug feinds in our past🤪🤯😱😳🤡🤠😇
Only those of us who are "children of the 60's".
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Only those of us who are "children of the 60's".
I dragged the 60s into the 70s into the 80s and then the 90s...finishing up on Jan 10, 1999.
The rest is the future, and its looking good.
Just for Today.
Sitting in on an electric jam at Tweed Creative Studios, at Murrwillumbah🙂
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I dragged the 60s into the 70s into the 80s and then the 90s...finishing up on Jan 10, 1999.
The rest is the future, and its looking good.
Just for Today.
Sitting in on an electric jam at Tweed Creative Studios, at Murrwillumbah🙂
Party on Garth!

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that you with the broom?
Sounds like youre having a great life and wild ride!
This thread is turning into confession time on wild times Ive had in altered states,
certainly had plenty.
Them yanks is gonna think we Aussies all hallucinogenic drug feinds in our past��������������
Maybe I've overshared a bit there, but I'm not running for public office again anytime soon, nor going for promotion at work in the next few years. Retirement in probably my next big career move.
That is me with the broom in the video. I haven't looked at it for a few years, it still cracks me up seeing Kevin Borich doing his cameo appearance as the pump jockey.
The old hall doesn't look like that these days. Not long after the video shoot, we raised and spent $330,000 on a rebuild and extension to meet all the modern necessary requirements for a public building. It's now a going concern as a venue available for hire, and is both heavily booked for weddings and profitable!
I was president of the hall association for 5 years, including the rebuild, and tried unsuccessfully to get Victory to do a model launch or a press ride based there. Offered them a free venue, in fantastic riding country, no problem with bikes inside or on stage. Showed them photos in the Australian bike media where the model release press ride for the Harley Switchback had paused for a photo-shoot outside the derelict building. What more do you have to do?
Now here comes the blatant plug. One of the ways we fundraise for the hall is a bike show, next coming September 8th. Rather than rabbit on about it, here is what the first one in 2016 was like:

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too ..cool!..thought it was Kevin there at the pump! caught both performances Sat/Sun at Broadbeach Blues festival here.
Plays it every year, Im a KB fan from decades ago when he'd play venues around Wollongong and I picked up young lady at Clifton Hotel, took her 14 years to get away from me.
Seen many performances with the Party Boys as well as the Express.
Memorable shows at Broadford Vic.
Small world hey!
DownUnder, the place to be....
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PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

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" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
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Looks like a cool get-together. Maybe I should get my arse in gear and get the restoration on my '68 BSA 441 Victor done and ship it down under for the fun and frolic.
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too ..cool!..thought it was Kevin there at the pump! caught both performances Sat/Sun at Broadbeach Blues festival here.
Plays it every year, Im a KB fan from decades ago when he'd play venues around Wollongong and I picked up young lady at Clifton Hotel, took her 14 years to get away from me.
Seen many performances with the Party Boys as well as the Express.
Memorable shows at Broadford Vic.
Small world hey!
DownUnder, the place to be....
Hey, don't forget the Lah de Das! They were great both times I saw them, as far as my sometimes fallible memory goes. But then, I did really enjoy the 70s.
Living in the land of Oz! The water seems better.

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K&N air filter
Rubber air dam removed
Reflash
Whole lot of extra cable ties, shrinkwrap and tape on loom
Hard chrome spherical joints in back
Hammer front guard
Wide Glide fork boots

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Looks like a cool get-together. Maybe I should get my arse in gear and get the restoration on my '68 BSA 441 Victor done and ship it down under for the fun and frolic.
You would be very welcome. Nice bike to ride around here too. Need anything to complete the job? Or to upgrade it to a B50?
My first bike I owned by myself was a C15 250, before moving on to both a civilian and then military B40 350. When I wandered North escaping snow and cold wet winters in 1974, while I was riding a Kawasaki 650 BSA clone (but with much better engine), my girl rode along on her ex dispatch riders B40. A nice bike for relaxed country road travel.
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