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    Rider level

    Hi Steviewonder In my opinion , the majority of the Stockman’s ride was conducted on open fire trails and would be graded at Level 2. There were steep rocky ascents/descents which would raise the difficulty level to a level 2+ I’m sure you remember the one extended narrow rocky downhill track on the blue loop. How good was that track! That would definitely be a challenge for a 2+ rider Remember that not only terrain but the pace of the ride needs to be taken into consideration. If you felt comfortable with the terrain and didn’t get too fatigued along the way, you’d hold your own on a 2+ ride If you’re unsure, start on a level 2 and go from there. Hope this helps
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    Avoca ,big hills and bike issues .

    Thanks to Bear for another good ride And to Simon for sweeping all day. He did such a good job of it, l reckon it should be a permanent gig. The only Buisness he got for the day was me and my clutch issue. I managed it for the first half of the ride but when we stopped at the top of Trailz’s favourite track for a break, l tried to fix it and only managed to loose the entire clutch. Thanks to Hoff for demanding to swap bikes for the rest of the ride. I think those that know both of us will know how that conversation went. I need to apologise to everyone for being late. Despite all the banter to the contrary, l need to be honest and tell everyone the truth......it was DON’s fault. ‘Great to ride with the Fluor zebra’ I heard someone say from the group at the debrief. After looking around trying to work out who could possibly have said such a thing, it dawned on me. There’s Lindon looking at the zebra with a glint of admiration in his eye. Good to meet some new Dirtriderz and to ride with some familiar faces once again.
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    dirtriderZ Hoodie Order

    Gunmetal/Aqua please Geoffro. Yeah. I got them yesterday. I’m not quite as big as l thought l was
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    dirtriderZ Hoodie Order

    I will take an XL too please. Any colour other than black
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    Dirtriderz Birthday Thread

    Thanks for the birthday wishes boys. I’m afraid lll never catch dazza though.!
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    dirtriderZ Hoodie Order

    Could l order 3 please 1xblack/Aqua. Large 1xgunmetal/Aqua Xl 1xblack/green Xxl Thanks
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    Dirtriderz Birthday Thread

    Happy birthday Shane Must be time we rode together again
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    Hide and seek @ Bears Pyrenees

    Thanks to Bear for another variation on his Pyrenees ride. Lulled into a false sense of security after bypassing the slippery rocky climb we started the last ride with, Bear took us to an even more challenging hill climb to start the day. It was good to pass one particular little upstart(my son) halfway up a snotty hill. I did wave to him as l rode by. That doesn’t happen very often. That hill climb had it all, rocks, slippery logs, clay and more slippery logs. Everyone was warmed up by the top Don was giving himself a good talking to at the top and would thoroughly redeem himself later in the ride when he tackled a particularly difficult long climb with aggression and determination to ride the entire climb in one attempt. As Bear said”that’s a Best on Ground performance “ Well done Don. After fixing my picture, we rode for quite a while before regrouping at a cross track where we came to the realisation Lindon has difficulty counting past 10. There was quite a bit of discussion if CV was worth going back for and I’m not so sure it was a majority decision When Bear and I found CV, he’d already built a lean to and was busy rubbing two sticks together for a fire. The rest of the ride was fairly uneventful until Bear lead us to a clay hill climb which looked like it was close to vertical(from a bloke devoid of skill like me) To Trailz credit, he was sent up first cause if he could do it, we all could. No hesitation, off he went and gave it a good go too. One by one off we went with varying success. I mastered the walk of shame on the midpoint of the climb. Another challenge conquered!! The rest of the ride went well and we all shared a snag after the ride. An enjoyable day with a good bunch of blokes.
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    Three for me Geffro
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    Dustys Dissa what a Pissa

    Can somebody please post another photo. I get scared every time l open this thread
  11. Ok l only got one photo from yesterday. This is the inside of my left leg after Hoff gave me a kicking for holding him up on the trail. What a great mate!! It actually happened when l had a moment with one of the trees before dropping into the last creek section l did. As Habs said,” that’s going to bruise”
  12. Thanks to Daniel for stepping up to lead the ride. This was a really good ride with varied terrain to challenge the step up riders. All two of us I never did get that piggy back up the hill! This would be the best step up ride I’ve done and the patience shown, help given and advice offered is what made the ride so good. A special thanks goes to Gypsy who was always at the hard parts to offer help/advice or encouragement as needed. Petern you’re a top bloke. Riding with me for the first half of the ride just to lend a hand as needed. And last but not least, the sweeps. For being so patient with my slowness and growing fatigue during the ride. I didn’t complete the full ride but still had a really good day. It highlights my need for more ride fitness. Oh! And I hear Hoff was on the ride. Didn’t see him though
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    Bear's Foggy Pyrenees

    Thanks to Bear for another good ride (would you expect anything less) After an initial mix up re sweep, the ride flowed throughout the day The clay was wet and slippery which created some challenges right from the first hill climb of the day. After some reductions of Tyre pressures, everyone managed to get to the top and after a brief stop the ride flowed without incident for the remainder of the day. Don regrouped after the first climb, and just got more and more confident as the day went on. Good to see him ride like we know he can. It was good to ride with some new faces and hopefully we see Bear’s +1 as a Dirtriderz regular soon. Thanks to Trailz for the BBQ and the circle work in the car park See you guys soon
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    Fluro Zebra

    Any help you need with jetting, im here for you. Oh. What’s that. You didn’t mean me!! Oh well that’s ok. As long as the boys don’t pressure you too much to ride. Looking forward to the mid week rides[emoji39]
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    Fluro Zebra

    I hope the price of the bike includes a bunch of flowers for Mrs fluro Zebra!