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About Greasa15

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  • Birthday 04/21/1974

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  1. How many years have you been riding for ? 5yrs for Dirt Riding, 20yrs for Road What was your very first bike ? Dirt Bike: XL500 Bought it to ride behind factory. Only rode it 6 times before selling it some 15yrs ago. 5yrs ago bought a DT200 for Dirt riding. 1st Road bike was a Kawa GPZ 250. What is your current bike ? Husky 350 18' Do you have a childhood bike you would like to buy and restore ? ( if yes, what is it ? ) KX80 Big Wheel. Mate had one and rode it a few times, scary fun at the time Are you a 2 stroke or 4 stroke person ? 4 Stroke, test ridden 2 stroke and not for me. Where was your favorite forum ride ? My first Level 3 ride with "mick" Labour day weekend and turned up on a 04 WR450. Lack of skill combined with running out of water by 11am. Stuck with it for the day then cramped all the way home. Such memories What is your favorite forum memory ? RCHGFA rides are awesome. Doing something you enjoy for a great cause How many years have you been a forum member for ? 5yrs Have you made any/many good friendships via the forum ? A few friendships to go riding with What would you like to see as part of the forum in the future ? Love it as it is, but more people putting hand up to lead a ride. It's not hard just post and the regulars will help if you are unsure of what is expected. I would post my Hazelwood rides in the future but from what I have seen 80% of the tracks are gone so I've been exploring another place. I just don't know it well enough to post rides.
  2. Hey mate, Just paid. XL size for me. Thanks again for this and hope the moths don't chew into this one
  3. Hey Geoffro 1 JB's Wear Black/Red Hoodie. Will confirm size and pay tonight. Cheers
  4. Hi Pepperjack. How is your BV6000 going now after a year of use? I'm looking at getting a new phone and something this sturdy seams like a good option. Do you use this as a phone or just for GPS? I've had a look on ebay for them and the 16gb go for around $230 and 32gb go for $300 now. My current phone is a Sam gal S4 mini thats out of date a while now. It doesn't like to connect to Dirtriderz site or let me write a post, so will upgrade phone real soon. With the locus maps as a GPS, does it have the ability to show you directions from previous tracked maps(like Google maps from point A to B etc) so you can follow your previous route, with upcoming turns shown on the screen, in the off road/trail tight tracks sense? I currently have/use ViewRanger app (free version) to track where I've been, only to make it back to the cars if i'm lost(happened once, made it back but a pain to get phone out of pocket to check). Have not used it to try and follow a previous track and not sure how to if it does do it. BTW I came across this looking at "locus maps" and thought it might interest you. https://4x4earth.com/forum/index.php?threads/australian-online-maps-for-locus-maps.45284/ cheers
  5. Hey noodles, please can i have 2 jersey's Member: Greasa15 Name on Jersey: GREASA No: 15 Size: 2XL Will pay Geoffro today ($112) by direct deposit Cheers UPDATE PAID TO GEOFFRO
  6. Great report guys. Would have loved to join you but was enjoying the warm tropical weather of Fiji!!!! Did have some fun on a Jetski safari that made me wish I was back home enjoying the bush. Was raining on the day so getting stung in the face flat out on the ski kinda made up for it. Hope to be out in the bush soon
  7. Hoodie and beanies for me thanks Geoffro. Moths liked my last hoodie and not the 5 other hoodie in wardrobe.
  8. I can log in via computer but phone won't log in saying "Sites security certificate is not trusted". I've used phone for years and never had a problem except this past week or so. Any solution?
  9. The trail that the video shows is a straight Level 2, in the dry. With a bit of water it quickly became Level 3, as seen in the first video highlighting my complete lack of skill and/or commitment. lol. I've never had trouble in the dry going up this part so will put it down to experience for future rides plus grading. There was another slight hill around the corner that I managed to get up but some struggled but got up on the 2nd go. Thanks to all of the ride reports, and snowman's video was certainly entertaining. Cheers
  10. Bigger shout out to Andy350 for kick starting this years RCHGFA fund. Also for the inspiration to me for getting off my a... and having a crack to raise as much as we have. Also a big thumbs up and shout out to Dakota for starting all of this some years ago. Without these blokes and many others the wider community might think we're a bunch that likes to get our and create some noise and on some fossil fuel burning machines with no heart, but this is not what the high percentage of riders are like at all in my few years on this forum. Thanks Geoffro for the platform for us to show we are a caring, compassionate community. We have a total this year we can aim at beating next year.
  11. Also thanks to whoever it was(I'm also cap with names) that supplied a frothy at the end. I normally do but had only two in the fridge back home. Plus I'm trying again to give up the darts so no more beers for at least a week.
  12. Driving down today, thinking it'll be perfect conditions to ride, in the light rain that started and stopped until reaching the unload spot. Arrived 10 mins earlier than listed and all but 1 are already suiting up. Once again I forgot my lead and sweep vests so went fishing for some. Luckily frank (rwcfrank ) had a piece of fluro material more in tune with a late night bucks party destination. Bigpete had something more suitable for our volunteer sweep, Phil aka katman. Normally I'd head north for a 20km loop but this usually wears me out to quick so I took the 10 of us thinking I'd leave the 20km for last. I saw weather report a few days ago and it was meant to be clouds clearing but the weather gods had other ideas. It was a constant drizzle almost all day with the sun only coming out when we were packing up. The tracks we took normally cope well with water, sandy soil drains pretty good, this is the wettest I've ever seen it. In contrast to my other April rides of being the driest. Mostly we had great traction, except for a couple who needed to deflate, before attempting our first climb (l2). Up to this point I was going slower than normal as the flu hit me Wednesday and I wanted to give the boys the full 60ish k's. Having some goggle issues also helped me slow down. Once I pissed the goggles off I started picking up the pace a little and started to flow. Still not fast but good enough to spread us out a little. Stopped a couple of times for a regroup but no break needed until the 20km mark for lunch. The group was flowing really well with everyone commenting how good the trails were. After the break we headed towards the hall but before we reached that I took them up a short but challenging climb. In the dry it's a 2+ but today easily a 3. For once I chose the centre line and slowly got up. Frank followed close behind d and then the carnage stated. The best line is in 3 parts. First right then middle then middle or left. Some people tried right for the last line only to not have enough speed to clear some step ups. Some didn't make it past the second landing. No body parts were injured just some noisy bikes screaming to make just a few more inches to no avail. I do enjoy watching the carnage for these 2+ rides but my time was still to come. Finally past the hall and onto some new favourites. To get there though is a fire trail that I've never had issues with or others that followed. Until today. So with my goggle issues I was a little slower ducking branches and leaves. This had me cautious and it proved to be my downfall. The wet ground with leaves and hard packed dirt cut me in my tracks about 5mt from the top. Decide to turn around and try again. Bigpete cruises past as well as frank (I think). For the next 1/2 hour at least we tried to get bikes up. Try after try. On my third go I manage to get near the top and have some help for the rest. A couple others do the same. But 2 bikes need a double tow rope with 5 or 6 pulling em up. It was now that a kato developed front brake issues. It seems the handle rotates too far allowing air in the line. Frank had his tools out which helped it but still not much stopping power. So I decided to use the open road back to the cars and call it a day. We only did 30ish km's for the day but I feel like it was at least 50km. Big shout out to katman for sweeping the whole day. Much appreciated as was your donation and the many others that gave me some coin today. Thankyou to all who came along to see the best and worst of hazelwood. I think that covers it all. Thankyou too all the leads, sweeps and riders who have collectively helped raise over 3k for the Royal Childrens Hospital. Hope we can beat our total next year.
  13. Will post ride either tomorrow or Thursday
  14. Had an awesome day but cut short due to lack of fitness. Met up with Ausberg, Yamijim, katman, bigpete and stinky at Longwarry, thinking ouzo was meeting us at the unload point. So quick trip down there, get ready and no ouzo. There was another car there at the time but a couple of the guys said ouzo drives a blue ute, so we decide to head off. With the ride listed as a Level 2 I actually kept it for once as was planned. The trails are certainly level 2 but you needed to have some fitness level to cruise the whole day for the 60km I had planned. Everyone was keeping a steady pace so only a few small breaks with a longer lunch break was certainly welcomed by me as well as the group. At one stage I thought my rear breaks were cactus but on closer inspection my clearance of trail trash, sticks and bark, had jammed in between the foot lever and peg even through the frame. I still didn't have much rear brakes though so spent most of the day on the fronts. I started relying to much on them causing a front end slide and dismount banging me up a little. That wasn't the only one though. Some how I managed to lose balance in a straight line in a quad bike size rut, which if it was caught on camera could almost be a funny home video. Only heard of one other having some offs for the day, but in these trails a RM250 tuned for WOT would catch most of us out. With my last off having spent me a little too much I developed some cramping/stitch in my stomach muscles so we took the easy route back to the cars having clocked up 52km for the day. As katman said, I slept very well and looking forward to the 2+ coming up. Big shout out to stinky for offering and sweeping all day. While he didn't need to do much I bet he coughed up a lung or 2 of the dusty trails. I havn't seen it that dry ever. Bring on the rain.
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