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About riles

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    Apart from riding..tinkering in the garage with my bikes.

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  1. Katman, I had a laugh when I read your post. Wildwood would have to be the least romantic place on earth. I’ve been there many times and always enjoy it. It’s a big and well run event to watch as a dirt bike loving spectator but if not...your wife won’t appreciate the rubbish tip next to the entry, the thistles, rocks, crappy entrance track, no shade, flies and cow dung. You will love the mixture of bikes and riders, rock garden, horse power hill and the prologue section. Take her to the cinema on Saturday night, a star is born, choc top and enjoy
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    Found it Cobaw 3+ with Marko

    Loved it. thanks Marko and all the usual suspects for a great flowing ride. Here are my pics including.... whats for lunch pics Marko not only leading but clearing fallen trees off the trails for us. Toys with that stick in his forks a sign we found with a pic of the late Burt Reynolds Typical Cobaw rock ledges
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    Chewton Explore

    Biggie, thanks for getting the group of six together yesterday. Between you and Twin Cam you scouted and found some good trails to suit the good conditions. At a couple of points we went through the bush “Gangnam style” which (I reckon) is good fun as long as you look out for mine shafts. Twin cam got a rear flat and was going to ride back on the flat be we made an executive decision to “fix it” which we did no problem. We had two hand pumps between us but both were not very good. I think it took longer to pump up the tube than it did to change the tyre A couple of pics from me yesterday. At the top of the big hill and “the crew” changing a tube
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    Kinglake - more like KingPuddles

    A 250cc day today, all six of us. Yamaha FXs were the most popular. Thanks for showing us around boys. We had the full mix of trails today and very good conditions. Lots of grip. I don't know how many km but 9am to 2pm with only a short lunch snack was a good workout. some pics - and my favourite is of Marko, doing his David Attenborough act, climbing a tree over a creek to get the best photos
  5. Thanks Egg for hosting. Very good conditions yesterday Here are a few snaps from me.
  6. Loved it. Thanks Nasty and guys. Everything was “just right” today.
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    Goggles, are my eyes important?

    To each his own and we all have our opinions on gear but I find eye safety to be way above lots of other items of protection. People often fuss over having the best/most expensive boots or helmet saying “they offer better protection” but forget about spending $50 or so on good/suitable goggles. I do wear normal Scott single lens goggles during summer and warmer weather. This time of year I get out my dual lens Scott goggles and wear them from start to finish of a ride. Im lucky in that I don’t sweat much or get hot though. Ive never had a problem with dual lens. On a freezing morning I can wait in group on a trail while someone has a hold up and my goggles wont fog up – unless it’s a long wait. The dual lens Scotts (cant speak of other brands) tend to scratch up easily on the inside so I don’t wipe the inside at all and just clean mud off the outside if needed. If I clean the lens at home its with a tissue and very lightly. That’s the only down side to them – aside from being relatively expensive. Anyway, Ive seen eye injuries on the trail that were not pretty and its because the rider was not wearing goggles. Im glad its been pointed out here and commented on.
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    Dustys Dissa what a Pissa

    Thanks 2T4me. (Hope you’ve pulled up ok). A good mix and a good day on the bikes with a friendly and capable crew. I only took one pic - having the first of many laughs. Look forward to the next one. Thanks
  9. Starting at the end of the day.... thanks Pudmud for the cold beer when we came back to the cars, very welcome and much appreciated. Thanks also to Crusty for bringing the group of 6 ( early finishers) back to the cars using your GPS and skill. 99% did an excellent job, as did all the sweeps. Very good ride, loop and group. Thoroughly enjoyed the day out. Thank you
  10. Gypsy, thanks for showing us around Lal Lal. It was an excellent mix of trails and a capable group. We had a top day with no dramas and very good conditions. The hill climbs were endless and you are the king of them. I’m glad Sink rode the 2 stroke even though he whinged about it. He seemed to find his mojo when he was chasing you. Nasty is at home on the TPI300, he rode well. Kmatts was in good form. Chris and Mark were also in good form although a hill climb flip from Mark left him a bit out of sorts. At one gnarly hill climb i opted to “find another way” and it worked out. The group was a bit surprised to see me coming to the top of the hill from the opposite way LOL. Thanks Bayerj for sweeping for the day, always good to ride with you. Gypsy gave us a bit of Historical information as we passed some of the old gold mines and a grave. The sand track at the end of the day, racing flat out, was like a mini Finke, lots of fun and smiles. Lal Lal has good terrain and interesting trails. I had a great ride today. Looking forward to the next one.
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    chewton chewed us up

    You should speed up that video and play Benny Hill music
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    The Dunes

    Thinking of going 42 pilot, nedh #4, 175 main, running 40:1 Bruce, I’ll give you my 2c. I would leave your pilot the same but go 1/8 turn in on your air screw. More importantly I’d run your proposed NEDH in clip 3 and run your 175 main. When I go to the sand I go a half clip richer on the needle and one size bigger on the main. The NEDH on clip 4 is 1.5 clips richer than your current settting and too much IMO. You don’t want it too blubbery and unrideable. In addition, As you know the H is also richer just off idle so that’s why I suggest not changing your pilot. I run the same engine and carb as you and that’s what I’d run at Robe.
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    Finke 2018

    I went and spectated in 2015. I had a ball. It’s like a festival for petrol heads. Everywhere you go there are race bikes, cars, buggies then there are the adventure bike groups, American pick up trucks, blinged up Toyota cruisers, all sorts of mad max vehicles and a race on. You’ll have fun