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  1. Well what a fantastic ride, you couldn't get the smile off my face. It was great meet Arbo, J-man, BearMX and catch up with Brucektmguy again, a great group to ride with. The tracks are flowing and seem to twist and turn forever. Although it's not a ride for the faint heated, 380 km in the sand is a big day but so much fun. But I'm certainly feeling today. The camp site is very well equipped, with lots of space and has a handy shed with comfy chairs and fire place if the weather is bad. The kids were having a great time sliding down the dune. Thanks to Arbo for organizing the ride, Mr Fuel Support Arthur and the rest of the crew for making it a great weekend. Can't wait for the next one. PS A bit of silo art on the way home.
  2. R.I.P TAZZY

    So sad to hear this. What a tragedy. He was a top bloke and a proud dad.
  3. The riding game. Dirtbike version.

    Ok so next challenge. A photo of your bike in or in front of a transfer station, or as they were called in my day "the tip".
  4. Hacked

  5. Magnificent Mt Cole Rocks

    Some great videos there guys.
  6. Magnificent Mt Cole Rocks

    Firstly thanks for starting the ride report, clearly I'm only a level 2 at reports. I get there nice and early and a few are there already. The boys are keen. The rest arrive not long after and we are joined by a local father and son team making 9 of us altogether. After a quick chat we head off at a nice pace and the group flowing well. Unfortunately Central Vic had a fall, hope you are feeling better, I was enjoying watching the X trainer, beautiful bike. Gurney was taking us on some top tracks with the opportunity the try some hard hill climbs if we wanted. Back to the cars for a feed and top up fuel then on to the boundary track, a great track that has a bit of everything. Gurney takes us down mount sugar loaf track and I think he is the only one to go over the bars, haha that's karma. It was great to meet and ride with some new people, can't wait to do It again. Thanks to Gurney for leading us around, without him it wouldn't happen. Thanks for all the sweeps and for helping out when needed. And thanks Pete for the level 2+ sauce after ride BBQ.
  7. Hattah 2016

    Here's my experience of my first Hattah. I talked my wife into "pitting" for me so we headed off on Friday morning. Everywhere we stopped we kept running into my mates who going up to camp and watch the race. Scrutineering was at Redcliffs between 4.00 and 8.00. I was lined up with my bike chatting to a father and son who had made the trip over from Tassie when someone yells out "there is a separate line for you old blokes" Awesome. I felt like a VIP walking my bike around the outside of this massive line, straight through. Only thing missing was a zimmer frame. I get the bike out on the oval and check out all the other bikes and the trade displays. I was ready to leave by 7.00pm but we had to leave our bikes there till 8.00. 7.5pm someone grabs their bike and it's on, bikes going everywhere. 3/4 of an hour later and we get out of the park. We get out to prologue early and the nerves start to build. Waiting in line for the sight lap the energy and excitement are almost overwhelming. My sight lap is event free and helped settle some of the nerves. Prologue time and we're off. All going well and get to the first sandy corner and I hear my mates yell out, quick glance and "Bang!" down I go; well at least I gave them something to laugh at. So my prologue time wasn't much faster than my sight lap - Oh well the pressure is off. I did get a nasty corked thigh and a massive bruise from the off. We setup our pit tent then head out to were my mates are camping, they are still hanging it on me. Race day. Wheeling the bike out to the start line and you get a sense of the enormity of this race. The beauty of the prologue is you are racing against people of the same level. I had a good first lap and was able to pass a few down the straights, the track was awesome. After the first lap the track deteriorated rapidly and it started to become hard work. Watching the gun riders hit the whoops like there not there was amazing, meanwhile I smashing into them like they are concrete blocks. It's amazing how deep the whoop get, and that sand is never ending. I started to get cramps during the 3rd lap, sheez..... it's going to be a long day. I managed to get through the cramps until the last lap. The last 15 kms they should have had someone running beside me playing "Benny Hill" music as I'm smashing into trees, ridding all over the track and dropping my bike. I manage 5 laps, about 4 and a 1/2 hours on the bike. My wife wants me to start training for next year, I'm not sure I have the balls to do it again, time will tell.
  8. Hattah 2016

    Just a bit of an update on how it all went. Jackie was hoping to raise $2000, which she reached in a week so her new target was $10000. Just before the start of the race the total was reached. The final figure is over $11000. Jackie's race: 6 laps 5 hours on the bike 230km Started race in 325th place Finished in 193rd place 7th womens (over first 4 laps).
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  10. Hattah 2016

    With less than a week till the race my friend has raised over $7000, Jackie is hoping to raise $10000 for the McGrath foundation. Any help would be greatly appreciated, donate online or see us at scrutineering Friday night. If you are going to the race Jackie is number 63, give her a cheer. Thanks
  11. Grampians Social with L2 ride Friday 5 Saturday 13 Sunday 3

    Thanks Macka for putting on a great ride. Unfortunately due to work and family commitments I could only do the Saturday ride, so glad I made the effort. The conditions were perfect and the tracks were awesome with a bit of everything. No dramas and the group flowed well. Was good to meet a few from the forum, still having trouble working out who's who. It was good watching a few have a crack at the loose gravely hill. Well done to Stickman, nailed it first go. I only took a couple of pics on Carter's track, which was much harder than I remember. I'm sure it used to have some dirt on it. Someone will have to help me with names, sorry fellas. Thanks again everyone can't wait for the next one.
  12. Videos By Brucie.t

    Haha, I was complaining about all the sitting around.
  13. Videos By Brucie.t

    Well done, I struggled in the dry conditions and rode like a Nanna. I enjoyed the format though, first time I've done sprints.