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I feel rather sheepish in that I haven't posted very many new photographs for you here on Deviantart. Truth be told, I have been doing exciting things this summer, and July was action packed. August has been stressful, as I work on my thesis proposal and thesis outline. It is a lot harder to write scientific methods than it is to write artistic prose. My professor complains that my style of scientific writing is more "fireside chat" than serious academic. 

That is about the time I glance over my shoulder at the 27-inch poster of Tycho Aussie hanging above my desk in the office. 

Well, in about two weeks I will be leaving on a month-long trip to central Asia again. It's my third overseas trip this year, actually. I am REALLY tempted to bring Tycho along with me in a small carry-on suitcase, so that I can entertain the local people in Baku, Azerbaijan, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and in Istanbul, Turkey.

I'm not sure that anyone has ever fursuited in those countries, except maybe Istanbul. 

So, stay tuned - I will be there for the last half of September and the first part of October. When I return, hopefully I'll have some cool photographs from my Nikon of the countries, people, and architecture. That, and some stories. When I get back though, it's back to work for me as I try to wrap up the thesis and research, and attempt to get the Masters degree done before I die of old age! 


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Masters student of geophysics at Michigan State University. Amateur radio operator, motorcyclist and 23 year member of the AMA; Christian family man, electrical engineer and aspiring volunteer freelance mascot for local charities.

This fine fursuit was constructed by :iconlilleahwest: of Beastcub Creations.


Motorcycling in the Outback in the 1980's by Tychoaussie
Motorcycling in the Outback in the 1980's
Back in the 1980's, the outback of Australia was still wild and generally without rules. There were no speed limits outside of the city. You could pretty much ride your motorcycle wherever you wanted, and you could even go into the outback, set up paper targets and go target shooting. If you hurt yourself due misfortune or your own lack of experience, well, you lived with the consequences and you learned from those harsh lessons.

Nowdays, all that land is locked away with regulations and restrictions. Not so much because there was any demonstrated problems, but because of aboriginal land rights legislation, and also because I really think that lawyers, professional activists and legislators have to stay employed by making more and more legislation and regulation. At least, that's the way I see it. I'm glad I had the chance to explore the outback way back when, but now the memories are a bit fuzzy from those days. I've scanned some of my old 35mm photographs, and put a bit of dreamlike blur into the frame, so that it matches my memory.

The bike is a 1983 Yamaha IT250K. This particular bike was purchased and raced in the 1983 Finke desert race. I purchased it from the original owner sometime in early 1989 so that I could race it in some enduros. I am currently restoring an identical model and should have it completed by spring, 2016. I really do miss those AXO boots. Best motorcycle boot I ever owned. Good protection, and excellent pedal feel for shifting and braking.


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Zaizanahr Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Um,… seems to have a design almost identical to Tycho... Maybe they copied you?
WithCandyDancing Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Uhhhm, no its not identical at all. And i would never copy a wonderful fursuit like Tycho. But since alot of Aussies look like that, it would be a bit the same to blame foxes to have the same design, same as well as german shepherds... 
Zaizanahr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
I'm sorry, I don't know much about dogs.
Tychoaussie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
At the time I debuted Tycho Aussie, there was one other Aussie Shep fursuit in existence. We designed & built ours entirely ignorant of each other's designs. Mine was made by Beastcub whereas theirs was constructed by Dont Hug Cacti. We debuted our fursuits in the spring of 2012 and discovered one another in 2013. Now there are seven or eight blue merle Aussie Shepherds, with at least three of them debuting in 2015. There is at least one running around Berlin that appears to be an almost dead-ringer clone of Tycho Aussie, except for the cartoony eyes and the shape of the muzzle.

I try my best to make my performance as Tycho as friendly and appealing as possible. I want to appeal to the widest audience as I can and master my craft as a fursuiter. As Tycho Aussie photos continue to inundate the internet, more blue merle Aussies are  inevitable.(Tycho is on the top page of google search when googling fursuits)  I take a secret, gleeful pleasure in hearing it when another aussie complains "Everybody keeps calling me Tycho!"
Zaizanahr Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Alright, cool. I just wanted to check!
Derpzalot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! :D
IamETOH Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How do you like your upgraded eyes?
Tychoaussie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the upgraded eyes very much! It took a bit of getting used to, as the red fur on my muzzle has grown and the white has shrunk a little bit, so Tycho definitely looks very different to me when I look in the mirror. However I seem to get all of the compliments as before, but now I've heard net zero complaints about the eyes being unnervingly penetrating. That's a good thing, as I sometimes had people before who couldn't look at me directly. I have not yet observed that problem since getting Tycho back. 
IamETOH Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
momogatari Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
HEY are you the furry in this picture??…
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