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Motorbikes and kangaroos do mix!

February 22nd, 2024 at 06:12am

When they’re standing still anyway. Although I was having a conversation with someone the other day about how I’ve noticed that kangaroos don’t tend to be as erratic around motorbikes as they are around cars. They can still be spooked by them, but when that happens they tend to dart off in one direction, unlike with cars where they seem to dart around trying to block the path of the car or just ram it. Quite often I find kangaroos will just stand still and watch a bike go past, seemingly unsure what to make of it. Not always, but often enough.

Anyway, the point to all of this…

Last year a work colleague, Mr. James Gibson from the UK was in town and, outside office hours, we visited the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station and the Mt Stromlo Observatory. Up on Mt Stromlo, he took this photo of me with my bike, which happens to be the photo I used as my new photo on the top banner of this blog.

Samuel and motorbike on Mt Stromlo

It also happened to be one of those very frequent days where the Bureau of Weather Guessing was very certain that it would rain and be stormy in the afternoon, so it wasn’t, much to Mr. Gibson’s delight as he got to enjoy a sunset on Mt Stromlo and take some very nice photos across the valleys to the west.


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  • 1. nbrettoner  |  February 22nd, 2024 at 7:03 am

    Nice looking steed Samuel,
    Are these a new strain of garden gnomes I see?.
    Sadly in the first week of my 2022 sojourn, “someone” popped one up on the road one twilight right when I was consorting with my mobile gps map where to stop next.
    I saw nothing, but the loud “Thumpus” got my eye’s-front instantly. However it wasn’t a biggy, as the only damage to my poor Super Roo was one end of the front ## plate bent back. I stopped to look for it but my guess is that it was long gone from the scene. Probably that dastardly gnome-placer having lightning-fastedly retrieved it (the smallish? greyish gnome).

    Enjoy your day, take care,

    Noel~of~the~north (well south actually; Toormina being a southern bublurb of Coffs Harbour).

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