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    My QLD Froggy Experience

    Hi guys,

    As most of you probably know I'm in Noosa at the moment... got a computer at the house here but for some reason the modem wouldn't connect, although just gave it another go and it's working now.

    Here's some pictures of my froggy experience in Brisbane and Noosa. I spent Wednesday night in Brisbane with friends, and called in to see greenblood on the way...

    First, at Focus On Print with Greenblood
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    And another
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    And whilst visiting Greenblood he told me KenW was in Noosa and wanted me to visit him, so the following morning I dropped in and knocked on the door to a confused family, who loved the C3! I think Ken's son wants one somehow

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    Thanks for the free plug for the business Deka wink

    Couldn't help but notice how big a small car is these days, looking at the C3 beside my D and I know there is a bit of lens distortion in those pics the C3 is hardly small, very impressive.

    Had a nice cup of coffee with Deka, maybe we should call him Inspector Gadget wink couple of nice toys in the car to help with long distance travel

    Have a safe trip back to the big smoke Deka

    Cheers
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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    GreenBlood:
    Had a nice cup of coffee with Deka, maybe we should call him Inspector Gadget wink couple of nice toys in the car to help with long distance travel
    Thanks for the coffee Chris I did win an award at the Sydney Drive Day 2 weeks ago for something like 'best not so legal driving skills: think about it - cb radio, ipod, digital camera, mobile phone and a new manual C3 to play with' so yes all my gadgets are developing me a reputation.

    What Chris is referring to by the way is an FM Transmitter from CCRane.... the link is <a href="http://www.ccrane.com/fm_transmitter.asp" target="_blank">http://www.ccrane.com/fm_transmitter.asp</a> which, when partnered with my 10GB iPod at <a href="http://www.apple.com.au/ipod" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com.au/ipod</a> gives me a 6 day playlist of music to keep me going. Plug the transmitter into the iPod, choose shuffle, and press play. Select the transmitter frequency on the car's stereo system and there you go. The effective distance is easily 20m.. I walked to the other side of greenblood's carpark holding the iPod and transmitter while he was sitting in the car listening.

    Drop in when you're next in Sydney!
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    you can still the lines of the d series in the C3.

    nice photos.

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    I didn't get a coffee after running the roadworks gauntlet the other day...

    Shame on you, GreenBlood.

    And my car took up more space in the parking lot that either of those...

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    Yeah, what's the go with the coffee?

    2 visits & no coffee for me either Ray.
    I don't drink tea or coffee anyway so I can't really complain clown

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    gibgib:
    Yeah, what's the go with the coffee?

    2 visits & no coffee for me either Ray.
    I don't drink tea or coffee anyway so I can't really complain clown
    OK.. OK.. I'll open Le Aussiefrogs Coffee Shop wink

    Ray, I'm really sorry to have missed you the other day, as they say "if I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake" :p did you end up getting some stickers??

    Gibgib, we will be serving cold beverages cheers! as well as stickers and coffee

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Yeah... plenty of stickers... if I bump into anyone who wants some all they have to do is ask...

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    Anyone noticed GB's sig lately???

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    Watch this space

    A C3 arriving in the driveway soon eh? Hmmmm......

    And another thing - for DeKa....

    Got this message last night from him:

    I just TRIED to sticker slap a 2CV from the C3 on the gateway motorway in bris bit it PULLED away from me! 2CV on steroids!? At least he waved to me!
    Who was that 2CV??

    DeKa is getting desperate to hand out AF stickers if he is chasing 2CVs on the motorways of Brissie! We must get a life for him one day dance roll_lau
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    you would have to be worried when a 2CV can escape the clutches of a C3
    i have been trying to catch an Mi-16 in town here that is in very nice condition to sticker slap him (maybe i need a trout )
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    pugrambo:
    you would have to be worried when a 2CV can escape the clutches of a C3
    i have been trying to catch an Mi-16 in town here that is in very nice condition to sticker slap him (maybe i need a trout )
    Oh no, the trout is back!!!!!

    Run away, run away......... mallet
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    Well I'm home now.

    11.5hr driving time without breaking speed limits from Noosa to home, not bad Total of 12.5hrs or so. The wonders of 3 drivers and airconditioning.

    Yes - who was in the 2CV? It was red... and the speed at which you pulled away (weaving and winding and BOY that body roll ) through the traffic on the Gateway Motorway (northbound) last night was amazing. I caught it in a straight section with less traffic later on though.

    What was I doing heading northbound last night you ask? I dropped my sisters at Brisbane airport so they could fly home. We couldn't fit the baggage and 5 people in the C3 :p Well not comfortably. I drove back to Noosa last night and then we left early this morning.

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    You don't remember part of the number plate do you? I can think of 2 red 2CVs that get around Brissie.

    Glad you got home safely and hope you enjoyed your rimw at the Sunshine Coast. Thanks for bringing around the C3 for a checkout and a little drive while we were at Noosa.

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    Bet you wasted the trip and didn't go via Thunderbolt's Way...

    Shortest, least traffic, fewest cops and best scenery... it's only worth going some other way if you have to stop somewhere.

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    DeKa

    Did you and the C3 happen to be in Armidale on or around Saturday January 18? Does the car have a CCC of NSW sticker on the back?

    If so, you were spotted! My sister (UFOsis?) called tonight and mentioned that her and hub were in Armidale that day and she saw a Cit (now there's a bonus point for her) and she also noticed the CCC sticker on a green C3.

    Must have been you guys I reckon. citroen_
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    Sure was us We drove up on Sat 18th.. woulda been at Armidale at what, 11am? We left home at 4.30am anyway...

    What kind of car was she in? The photos up top show you where the stickers are. CCC is rear right, Aussiefrogs is rear left.

    Ray: Where's Thunderbolt's Way? To be honest on Saturday night, all I was thinking about was getting back to Noosa for dinner and an early night. I got conned into driving my sisters to the airport so they could have a leisurely flight (the even conned an upgrade to business class disappro ) home. My family likes early rises (3.30am) for long drives.

    Derek.

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    She would have been in one of those boring T&^%$a C*&^%'s. (It's real hard to put car names without spelling them!) Anyway at least it is a V6.

    Now she will have to believe me when I say I know where the Cits are or have been tongue
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    Thunderbolt's Way runs from Uralla to Gloucester... so travelling from Brisbane you go to join the New England just before Warwick and travel down it to Uralla, turn left there (it's signposted okay) and go through Walcha and Nowendoc to Barrington, where you turn left to Gloucester.

    Then it's down the old Pacific Hwy through Stroud and Booral to join on the new concrete freeway section just south of Karuah. From there you can probably find your own way...

    It was dirt till just a few years ago, but it's now sealed and much of it upgraded to a nice fast road.

    The scenery is beyond belief.

    From Uralla, the incursion of towns into the trip is minimal. In fact, in the whole trip the worst town is Warwick... now the Armidale bypass is in it's a breeze all the way. Compared to the New England, you miss Tamworth, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen, Scone, Singleton and Branxton... and if you normally go through Cessnock you know what I mean.

    Great drive, great French car territory.

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    Ray,

    Just looked on the map - looks great!

    We actually drove home via the coast road. It was 1 hour quicker, and I'm sure we drove slower as it was a double demerit points long weekend. I know I certainly didn't speed at all! Total driving time was 11.5 hrs on the coast road (Sunshine Motorway, Gateway, M1, Pacific Hwy and F3 into Sydney) as opposed to 12.5 hrs going up. This was Killara (Chatswood) - Sunshine Beach.

    We go up and take the Cessnock turnoff the F3, and meet up with the New England at Branxton - much easier as less traffic lights and less 60km zones to go through.

    Having said all that, I have driven up through Stroud before and I know what you mean about the scenery!!

    Maybe it's worth of a Froggy drive *weekend* at some stage?

    Derek.

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    Essentially, from Sydney, you're on freeway all the way to the Stroud turnoff... just a bit of Raymond Terrace bypass is all... then there's the hamlets of Stroud, Stroud Road, Booral, Gloucester and Barrington, a bit of twisty stuff around 15-25km north of there and a km or so of Walcha.

    Avoid all that Cessnock stuff... you measure the 60 and 70 zones on that stretch some time!

    Guarantee it's faster than either the coast or the New England. Without trying.

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