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Created on: 01/05/20 07:21 PM

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TrashHauler


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Hope we have a better year
01/05/20 7:21 PM

On a ride through the Blue Mountains near Sydney. Most of the area we rode is now burnt out with the fires. The fire came within 1/2 a mile of my eldest son’s home and my cousin lost her home. Over 16 million acres burnt in our state alone.


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Rook


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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/06/20 7:07 AM

Mother Nature needs to give you all a break. I'm happy you and your family are safe but loosing a home is a devastating event. Stay close with your loved ones.



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Hub


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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/06/20 8:34 AM

I'm just saying, bad for humans/animals, good for the environment. Man has controlled natures matches, i.e., lightening. We are in the same fire trap here. Lost a cabin in the mountains years ago. But when the vegetation grows back, it's much greener with that charred carbon mixed in the dirt. Amazing number. Here, I think the last one was a few hundred thousand acres. I know the country is huge so millions means it's been doing that for millions of years.

Visiting Phillip Island a few years ago, the terrain is like what you see behind you. No fire break meaning. I can see how the acres pile up. Another fire being so close to this house, you'd have to experience the speed of how fast a fire moves.


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TrashHauler


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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/06/20 3:11 PM

Before and after fire - King Island South Australia



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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/07/20 4:49 PM

Wow.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/07/20 5:17 PM

Trash...so sad......
and now I am reading that many fires were started , arson...???

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TrashHauler


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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/07/20 5:22 PM

To give some idea of the spread of fires in Australia. We are very thankful for many countries sending assistance including our friends in the US.


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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/07/20 5:57 PM

Over 200 people charged with arson so far this fire season. Some are just dumb - one guy using an angle grinder in a paddock. Others are plain evil.



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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/07/20 6:30 PM

A few have PMed me about making donations to help with the bush fire relief. Best thing is to donate to either Red Cross [url=https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate] or Salvation Army [url=https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/?appeal=disasterappeal]


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RE: Hope we have a better year
01/08/20 8:22 AM

Growing up in Western Canada, I am quite used to forest fires. A regular part of the forest ecosystem but it seems we are seeing more fires and more intense fires in areas not usually affected to such a degree world wide.

Volunteers from Canada are there to assist as well. Stay safe and heed the advice of local authorities.



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