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29
Apr
2011

Easter camp 2011

Posted by simon

After a bit of an abscence riding, the Easter long weekend was to be my return to real, hard riding.

With a bit of a trip required to the riding spot (6 hours!), I thought it best to try and team up with another club Member to share the driving load/keep each other awake.

Travis answered my email, and arrived around 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

He has a great setup Patrol ute, with a myriad of compartments in the back making it excellent to stow camping gear, food etc. It even has a small bar fridge wired in, which served perfectly for the food that needed refrigeration.

We loaded up the gear and the Berg and climbed into the ute for the long journey ahead.

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07
Apr
2011

Russells - Storm boy - Ride

Posted by simon

Matt arrived bright and early to give me a lift down to Russell's "Storm boy" ride on the 3rd of April. It was to be the first "real" outing for the new Husaberg FE570, and I was really looking forward to unleashing the beast.

After an hours drive, we arrived at Russell's parents place, which has a great waterfront view, very nice indeed.

We were last or very close to last to arrive, so we unloaded the bikes and started to get ready, introducing Matt around to the other riders as well.

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06
Jun
2006

SWAN REACH RIDE 4/6/06

Posted by markj

SWAN REACH RIDE 4/6/06

20 riders fronted with a sea of yellow predominant on a fine cool day, just what the doctor ordered. It wasn’t long before the rugged downhill started to warm us up, quickly followed by the beginning of LOTS of single track to get the blood pumping even harder. Ian’s 300k pre-ride the previous Sunday gave lots of track with very little boring road to us to enjoy & we skirted around any contentious farm houses so no dramas. First crash I came across was Andrew & XR4 lying down across a high speed rut as a result of the old uh-oh the front wheel is climbing out, what do I do? Too late, I’m down! A slight headache for the rest of the day didn’t keep him down, although he did stall twice soon after on a tricky hill climb – oh for a button. Ian’s yellow markers in the odd strategic tree kept us on the crooked & narrow, just as we like it, til we eventually emerged at the ferry. Over the river & not far away was the shop we couldn’t find last year, just around the corner from the other one. They were well prepared & well organised & dispensed fuel & lunch quickly along with much appreciated FREE cold waters to top up drinkers – we will be back.

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24
May
2006

LAMEROO CAMP

Posted by markj

LAMEROO CAMP 20-21/5/06

After a cold night around the campfire the 5 riders were joined by 3 more in the morning for a cool day’s ride. Straight in to the whoops soon had us warmed up. Lots of mostly roadside tracks with plenty of sticks attesting to the little use they get & some old railway routes saw us lunch at the border after 100k’s with various gourmet delights coming out. After lunch we headed down the sandy & whoopy border track with Jim going through the sand riding learning curve at a rate of knots on the new blue 450 with noisy pipe. We came across the legendry Klaus Mueller leading a tour group of 10 & amazingly after a brief chat he took off instead of waiting for both groups to get there to avoid any head ons. We were not impressed by this from someone who should know better. Luckily there were no direct hits, but plenty of near misses. Eventually we hit Pinnaroo for fuel with Mat getting in on lay over.

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