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  1. Urustu

    Proshot Cam Mount group buy

    Thanks TrailZ!
  2. Pigmy had a branch pierce his shin in the desert. He didn't know that anything had happened to his shin until Husky asked him what the unusual fluid was that was dripping down his boot. Turned out that his boot was so full of blood that it was leaking out of the puncture hole in the boot. He had to go to hospital to get it stitched up. I'm pretty sure that he's fully recovered now.
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    Beechworth bikes bourbons an bonfire

    Miranda, thank you for the great ride yesterday! You did an awesome job, and I look forward to the next one. Sorry I couldn't stick around for the ride today. I hope you guys had a good one.
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    Hey guys!

    Welcome to DirtriderZ, MitchelSpit! See you on a ride some time. Cheers, Rus
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    Hello mates

    Hi Asha, Welcome to the forum. Look forward to catching up on the trails some time. Cheers, Rus
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    Beachport 2018 - Go Pro

    C'mon guys - don't tease us with that awesome footage and then say MAYBE it will be a ride ...let's go!!!
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    Hi everyone

    Welcome to the forum Mark! Hope to see you on the trails some time.
  8. Urustu

    9th April Donny Brook Dinner Night

    I thought there was another one planned for some time soon. I am officially losing the plot - I need a holiday.
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    9th April Donny Brook Dinner Night

    Sorry I missed this one guys. I forgot to put the date in my calendar I'm sure you all had a great night, and hope to catch up with you all soon.
  10. Sorry to hear about your bad experience with Klaus, BikeNut. You're giving an honest review of his service, so it doesn't sound like you're whinging. It's a significant commitment of time and money to do a tour, so I think that it's only fair to let others know if there are certain operators to avoid. I have done a number of rides with Australian Trail Bike Tours over the years. Klaus did not have radio communication with the sweeps during the ride, a back up vehicle, or an EPIRB, which was problematic if there was a breakdown or an injury. In my experience, many of the incidents were out of Klaus's control and not his fault, such as: poorly maintained bikes which were never going to make it to the end of the ride; over-enthusiastic riders crashing and hurting themselves; and really bad storms which completely derailed the ride. While I don't think it's fair to blame Klaus for any of those events, I do believe that it is his responsibility to plan for those circumstances, and to have the appropriate support systems in place to ensure the safety of injured riders; the safe recovery of broken bikes; and a guarantee to all riders that if something unfortunate happens that the ride can still be enjoyed by everyone else, and that no one is left to fend for themselves. Those support systems are critical, because when they aren't there, everything stops for everyone on the ride when an emergency occurs. In terms of the dragging bikes around the car park and the lift tickets, ...I have nothing. The only thing that goes through my head is WTF?! That kind of behavior is absolutely unacceptable. I hope you guys are able to get some form of compensation for the damage to your bikes. Full disclosure - this rider was TheDoc (my dad). TheDoc was a loving the sand and enjoying himself a little too much. He ignored numerous appeals to slow-TF-down, and ended up having a huge crash. He tore every muscle off his right humeral bone, ruptured several ligaments, and shattered his labrum and cartilage. He should have been immediately airlifted to Melbourne, but there was no sat phone or EPIRB, so we had to tie his hand to the handlebars, and he rode for 2 hours to get back to home base. Had there been an internal injury, he would have been in serious trouble. We were fortunate that the damage was only musculoskeletal, so he's made a full recovery and is back on the bike. Again, I can't blame Klaus for TheDoc's foolhardy attempt at being Toby Price, but Klaus should have had the sat phone or EPIRB to get help when we needed it - it is his responsibility. It sounds like the kranky bugger needs to put his feet up and give the bike tours away. Hope you get some resolution with the compensation for the damaged bikes, BikeNut. All the best guys. Cheers, Rus
  11. Urustu

    Mt Dissa L2 4/3/18 injury update.

    Very sorry to hear about your injury, Chris. All the best with your recovery, mate.
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    Another newbie from Melbourne

    Welcome aboard DoubleVee! Great to hear that you're inspired to get back on the bike after 25 years. My bike had full registration, but I realized that I didn't need it because I don't ride on the road at all, and I don't ride interstate. If you think that you'll be doing a high amount of road and/or interstate riding then it might be best to go for full registration, otherwise, rec reg should be fine. Sorry I can't help with any advise about parts or doing work on the CRF - I am technically "challenged" in that regard The other DirtriderZ guys and gals will be able to point you in the right direction. Hope you enjoy the forum DoubleVee. Catch you out on the trails some time, mate!
  13. Looks like you're on the road to recovery, Pete. It can be a little frustrating, but your arm, shoulders, and spine will be stronger and more stable afterwards. Let me know if you need any extra info, and I'll ping through whatever you need. All the best, mate. Cheers, Rus
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    Welcome to the forum, mate. You'll find plenty of good people on the forum to ride with. Meet you on the trails some time, Iconic. Cheers!