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  1. Dakota's Cobaw 3+ (+ what, a million)

    ?? Is that legit Yes it is.
  2. Dakota's Cobaw 3+ (+ what, a million)

    This is a graph of the level of excitement of the ride today. Just encase you needed proof of how awesome the day was......
  3. Wow, I mean OW, just kidding I really mean WOW, I'm not kidding it's OW, but in a WOW way. Thanks Dakota for the lead around Cobaw. It is definitely my favourite forest. I forgot how fit you need to be to (1) do Cobaw and (2) follow Dakota. Although I think he has increased the difficulty of Cobaw with out telling anyone. Did I mention WOW, friggin amazing place. One dude had to straighten his brake lever several times. Another dude had his chain going on the out side of his chain guide (could you imagine). Another dude fell off more time in the first hour than I have ever seen. One or more of those dudes may or may not be me........ :-) I need an emoji with red cheeks. A big thanks to sweeps for sweeping up after us, I mean me. Tiny had an early off and had to depart. You can't do that Tiny, you're my tow truck and ambulance............ I started cramping after 35-ish KM and decided that I was going to pull a sicky and not be there for the remainder of the ride. Once the cramps start, you just can't control the bike. If any of you know Cobaw, that is the wrong place to not be in control. Have I mentioned OW. Great to meet some familiar faces and see some new as well. All good riders, I can't believe how fit you all are. Mental note, have to be fit for Cobaw. Or will Cobaw will make me fitter. Oh the Cobaw paradox Thanks all for a great (half) day. One more ..... WOW Cheers n beers, love you long time, Brian.
  4. Dirtriderz Birthday Thread

    Thanks guys.
  5. Training Day at Wombat

    Thanks Fab for sharing some stuff that you have learnt from the pro him self and also for leading us around some awesome tracks in Wombat. It's sometimes good to back off the pace and work on technique, I probably should do that more often. Unfortunately due to the "Chinese Whispers" (Birch to Fab to me to .....) my advise to people will be a totally obscured and incorrect but hilarious to watch. Perfect weather and conditions with plenty of grip. Thanks to Daniel and Fab for sharing sweep. WTF you say, Fab was lead? Also thanks to the camera crew (CV) that were ready to capture any note worthy events and show our moments. Great to meet some new faces and collect a potential new member along the way. Good day, good group, good weather, what more could a Dirtrider ask for on a Satdy. Cheers n beer, Brian.
  6. Dissa, perfect first ride for 2017

    Between Kurnster and Orangeboy's +1, I don't think any of us can ever complain about anything ever again ........... ever. Totally correct Nathan when you say "respect" (and I feel the need to add some funny hand gesture where I tap my chest with a fist and then point). I'm not sure which is bigger, my being impressed with riding with such big injuries or my disappointment that I can never whinge about any minor problems that I have.
  7. Dissa, perfect first ride for 2017

    What a day, Thanks 2T for the lead, to the sweeps for cleaning up behind us, and Marko for the great pics. Nice to meet a few new faces and catch up with some familiar ones. Plenty of moisture today which makes for an interesting fight with angled logs. I say logs but to be honest some were so small that you wouldn't even notice them in the dry, ok some were sticks. Today those "logs" were making me smell the dirt way too often. The drizzle in the morning had me constantly fighting with my goggles but there was no dust and plenty of grip (except the slippery sticks, I mean "logs"). The cooler temperature was great. Wasn't sure I would last but I think 60km was the perfect distance for me today. What a great start to 2017. Thank you all for the great day. Cheers n beers. Brian.
  8. This has been my worst year for riding so I am usually busting at the seams to get dirty. Daniel offered an easy going level 2 ride around Tallarook. Pft, level 2 my AS if. I think we all know that DC and level 2 are never in the same sentence (except this one). I was only going out for half the day because my daughter has decided to increase her age today of all days. As she was going to play horses today I decided to play bikes. Unfortunately she cancelled at the last minute and now I feel guilty for playing bikes on her birthday. It started off well with me being sweep and then getting a flat rear within 10 minutes. I said to the guys I'm out, got a flat and I'm going home. But no that was not acceptable and the DirtriderZ machine just started the cogs turning and before I knew it I was back in business (I have to get me one of those machines) thanks guys. On top of my 10KG back pack I need to carry an esky for such occasions. Off we went to test the puncture repair and did Daniel find the right tracks to do just that. I was happy to remain off the rim so good to proceed. Covered some tracks I have not seen (or it's been that long I have forgotten) and started feeling good as (that's right I have a birthday girl at home that I need to feel guilty about) I had to call it a day. All the logs, rocks, hills, rocky hills and hilly rocks and some rocky logs, I get 1 Km from the car and decide that the flat road was going to be the best time to fall off. I had plenty of chances to do so before but flat track 2 minutes from home base....... go figure. Well if things happen in threes I'm now safe (guilty dad, flat rear and a stack near the cars) few. The guys all head off for their second half of the ride and I attempt to pack up. a small gap in the top of my bag and NO KEYS! Holy crap could I think of a better thing to be amongst my possible options, I am glad that you asked but no I could not. I attempt to call my wife and have "Emergency calls only" thrust upon me. I learnt that weird body positions help a lot in this situation and eventually got through. After giving in depth instructions to find me, I had an hour to wait and see if my instructions were accurate. Seems as though I had an hour to kill, I decided to go see if my keys were where the DirtriderZ machine was operating on my rear wheel. But no they were not to be seen. Seems as though the ride to find my keys was so much fun, I decided to keep going till my spare key magically appeared at my car. So I had a longer ride than I was initially allocated. My key turned up, the guys returned from their ride and we all had a laugh at my eventful day. I do have an impatient daughter waiting, my wife and mother just left (after delivering my key to the middle of nowhere) and announced to me that I would be right behind them. Then Mr HXshagonWagon offered beer, HELL YES I say. We all then left on or merry way to drink more beer (at home) and enjoy the fact that eventful days like this do not grace our life very often. Oh yeah, my air con decided to play funny buggers on the way home too, just to let me know that I can not let my guard down just yet. Some would say shit happens, some would say what a bad day, I say I had an awesome day and am just so lucky to have this DirtriderZ machine, and my wife to make such an eventful day still be enjoyable. And on top of all that, I got to ride an extra hour and a half more than my allocated allowance. Maybe this was apart of my plan to get extra seat time, maybe not. So if you find some keys around the awesome Tallarook, let me know. Thanks again to everyone for the great day. Cheers n beers, Happy new year to you all. Brian.
  9. Mt dissa 27/11 kxf450

    Sorry I couldn't make it KX450f. Found out too late that I had stuff to do............. Hope you all had a great day.
  10. I'm surprised you don't have your boots on just out of habit.
  11. The Dissa lvl 3 2T ride. Great tracks Dusty, You know Dissa so well. Thanks for sharing that with us. Also have to thank sweeps, corner people, organizerZ and all the riderZ for an awesome day. Full respect to the multi day riderZ. It must take it out of you. What a hard job! My beer just raised by the way. What am I saying, lucky bastards is what I really mean. Riding 10 days, pft, hello, its fantasy land to ride day after day (isn't it?). Fab making it up that hill like "the boss", priceless. The look on his face when 2T told him we were going down ....... also priceless. To the step up rider, good on you for stepping up. You only know if you give it a go. You took the opportunity as you should. To the rest of the world that don't ride dirt bikes, pft, what's with that, poor bastards. Till next time, love you long time. Cheers n beers, Brian.
  12. Dakotas Cobaw. The thanks ride. Sat 12

    The thanks ride. Thanks Jase for organising this ride, thanks for letting a late comer blend in, thanks for the hospitality, thanks leading us around some of Cobaw's finest. Thanks Tiny for coming back to get me so I could blend in, thanks Faultline for sweeping, thanks DirtriderZ for existing, thanks to the weather for keeping the dust down and giving us some prime conditions, thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks. Wow I guess you were right Jase, it was a thanks ride........... for me any way. Haven't riden for 9 weeks (most of which was dedicated to doing a kitchen renovation and drinking alcohol, sometimes I was not sure which one was my priority) and felt my lack of bike fitness today. Cujo told me I would probably want to just ride in the armour and I thought I will be ok, not 10 minutes later I was ripping my jersey off. Just found another thanks, thanks Cujo for the advise (or was it a warning) I had plenty of gumby moments today which just makes me want to ride more and more so I get my shit together (or as Hugo put it, get my mojo on), today my mojo was off. Totally shagged today (because I done a kitchen reno instead of riding, oh the 9 weeks of drinking may have had a small part to play) but what a cracker of a day. The lesson is, when the missus wants a kitchen reno, GO RIDING. Wish I could write more but everything is hurting (even my nostrils, what's with that....) I would say love you long time, but not tonight. Cheers n beers. Brian.
  13. BIGGIES Dissa

    I have ridden Dissa a hundred times and just follow tracks. I would have no idea if I have ventured onto private property or not. The only way I would know is if there is a fence, and then you just don't go! There is no need for star pickets by owners, just put an obvious fence and 99% will keep out! If they Have no fence but choose to place star pickets instead, then they are being malicious! It would be much easier to place a signed fence.
  14. Fabs hairy wombat tour Jan 9

    Wombat , Cramps , more on that later.... First things first, thanks Fab for the lead around Wombat (I think you almost have it perfected), thanks Dan for a good chunk of the day as sweep, then Riles and Bayerj the rest of the day for having our backs. I wanted to offer to share sweep but unfortunately I felt like I was spent. Fab allowed me to join the group even though it was full, I knew under that hard exterior he had a soft side, thanks mate. Riles you said it, solid level 3 ok. Usually you get a bit of hard stuff, bit or easy stuff, bit of fire trails, bit of transport section, then maybe a bit more hard stuff. Not today, I was waiting for the hard stuff to end for a breather (that's not a complaint by the way) by the end as I was shagged. The good stuff just kept coming and coming and ....... (friggin awesome ride). I left the group 20 minutes befor the end as I was cramping in every limb. My leg would cramp (straighten leg now), then my clutch hand refuses to grab the clutch (as my hand turns into THE CLAW (like in "Liar Liar" but much less funny), then my arm cramps (straighten arm NOW), the my clutch hand refuses to let go of the clutch ...... That was the last 20 minutes of riding, time to abort. My heart rate monitor says that I spent 3800 calories on this ride and had a peak heart rate of 178. Now those numbers tell the story better than all the rest of my words (if you speak that lingo) ...... While driving home, my leg cramps (straighten leg), while my foot cramps (lift foot), while my ribs cramp (lift arm above head), fore arm cramps (the claw) then my back decides it want a piece of the action, I looked like a spaz trying to control the car wile I was contorting in all sorts of shapes. What a great ride and group to share it with. Bit of dust but hey, way worth the filter change. Till next time, love you long time. Cheers n beers, Brian.
  15. Cobaw is back...12/12/15... L 3

    Awesome last ride for the year. Thank you Jase for a few things. First of all for organizing a grouse day, was a sh it load of fun. Second for letting a late comer still get on the ride and enjoy some of Cobaw's finest and not feel embarrassed for still being asleep at 7:30 (still embarrassed but that ended after 42 seconds of riding). Third for the grub and hospitality and the opportunity to spin a bit of it with the 2.5 crew. Gotta also thank Tiny for coming and collecting Fixxy and I after you had 20 + KM under your belt, and also thanks for helping make an air box cover. I will have to admit that I was a bit upset that you used orange cable ties to do it though (you got pic to prove it too). It just didn't feel right having orange things helping my blue bike. Then it hit me ..... my blue bike carried those helpless orange things around all day, and I'm fine with that :-). Funny thing that turning up with no air box cover........ that will teach me for doing it at 1am the night before. Also thanks for sweeping up after us and having our backs all day. Not sure if it was your choice to be sweep all day, or your fluro jersey made it happen that way, thanks all the same. Was great to see all the old faces and meet a few that I hadn't. Was also pretty friggin awesome to ride with a bunch of riderZ that you know have your back. No matter what, you just know that you are covered no matter what, you are all friggen grouse. I don't have a tear in my eye ok, its just dust ... you know ... from today. Oh yeh by the way..... there was lots of dust. Till we do it all again, love you long time. Cheers n beers, Brian. P.S. Oh sh it. I meant to say hope yas all have a great Christmas and new year too. Happy merry to yas.....