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  1. Will post ride either tomorrow or Thursday
  2. 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.
  3. Glad you all had a good safe ride. Always welcome to come along to hazelwood. See ya out there soon.
  4. Make sure it's adelaide time your runnin Btw the beer tastes better after a full days ride. Lol
  5. 5 of us braved the slightly dusty conditions today. Being a level 1 ride we worked out that all of us are minimum l2 so I made sure the trails suited the group. At the start making sure that if your not comfortable at any point then speak up. Just to make sure of the level we did the Lil trail next to the cars to gauge. All good. The morning was spent of a mix of L1 and l2 trails with a new L1 trail spotted and enjoyed by all. We then headed back towards the cars for the arvo ride and literally 500mt from the cars wayward1 was unlucky to have a flat rear of his tubliss. Apparently his 1st problem with them ever. He graciously retired so he could continue his magnificent sweep duties next week. We then switched to the level 2 loop for next week and 6 months of trail growth made leading a Lil difficult. If I can't see the trail then newbies def can't. Plenty of stops for catch ups and then onto my favourite trails for the early arvo. Not riding for 6 months had me guessing the left and rights but thankfully all were correct. Katman 525 decided this slow pace was too much and needed a breather, so a small lunch stop ensued. Once we made it to more open trails it was on again only to be slowed by more trail growth. We then hit the sand hill and I caught up with some locals. The last of the narrow tracks followed which was in great condition. A small blast up the road and quick stop for some more banter, which happened all day, and we made our turn back to the cars. I found the end of a fast flowing trail only for me to think forward us better than backward. A hill climb had us all thinking a bit and then watching some locals on a l3ish climb was more entertainment. Thanks to all who came out today. Everyone rode well, even sean who I'm sure he sabotaged his own ride to do it all next week. Btw thanks to katman for the cash donation. It bought some really tasty food on the way home. Will deposit donation at end of my April rides. See ya all next week. Go RCHGFA rides. Let's get lots more donation rides going.
  6. Looks great frank. Congrats. All you need now is an Adventure bike, a Cruiser bike, a Sport bike, a Sports tourer bike and a Trials bike to complete the set to ride every day of the week
  7. No prob Andy. Maybe we get some ideas from other members and come up with a plan in a week or so. Then start other posts for rides and organize days and venues.
  8. Hey Andy, Your right, Easter will come quicker than we think so best to start planning now. I'm happy to run a day at Hazelwood anywhere from Level 1 to 2+ for the day but can only do outside of the easter weekend as the family goes away for that weekend. The past few years there has been rides for 10 days in a row. The last couple of years has been down on numbers from memory. It's a given that the midweek rides will have less numbers so we should aim for the weekend rides to have a minimum of 20 riders per ride at $20each. I think that if we have a number of rides on, like say Angelsea, Creswick, Dissa, and Hazelwood on the same day for a Saturday(13th) and have 20 riders each thats $1600 for the day. Then have Ballan, Wombat, Murrundindi, and Neerim on Sunday(14th) with 20 each that's $3200 for the 2 days. Then do something similar for the Long weekend of 4 days hopefully our Fund raising would be just shy of $10k just for the weekend rides. Then midweek rides can pop up in between to help boost the total. Obviously the level riding for each day should be mixed up to attract the maximum amount of riders. The planning of this should be based around spreading the rides for different levels. For example have Angelsea L1, Creswick L2, Dissa L3, Hazelwood L1. Just an idea to think about. Below are the dates for Easter. I've put in a few possible rides but nothing is set. Venue Lead Rider 12th April Friday Neerim L3 mick??? 13th April Saturday Angelsea L1 Creswick L2 Dissa L3 Hazelwood L1 Greasa 14th April Sunday Ballan L1 Wombat L2 Andy350 Murrindindi L3 Neerim L1? 15th April Monday 16th April Tuesday 17th April Wednesday 18th April Thursday 19th April Good Friday 20th April Easter Saturday 21st April Easter Sunday Mt Dissapointment Coggs L2 22nd April Easter Monday Any thoughts on this would be appreciated as well as suggestions and anyone to put there hand up in leading a ride. p.s. I've just looked up the School Holidays which is 30th March to 15th April so maybe we do 3 weekends of GFA rides to try and top 10k for this year. So start with 7th and 8th April(Sat&Sun)
  9. Yep it sure worked. Kinda hoped it didn't coz thats 1 serious crash. can't believe he got back on the bike after that. Great work by TB to win his second dakar. Laia Sainz awesome effort to finish 10th outright.
  10. Saw dakar highlights a couple days ago and price was a few minutes behind. Hoped the staggered starts and some luck would keep him in 3rd, especially since his wrist drama. Forgot to watch last couple episodes so was delighted when my wife told me via her fb page tobys dad put up something about him being in first place. Absolute gem of a ride of gotta be in it to win it. I think, from memory it's the last stage overnight. Can anyone confirm as well as AEST that race will start. Also how will they start the days stage. Ten riders together or overall ranking etc. GO TOBY btw loved the Holden ute jacked up spreading the aussie love.
  11. That's bad news mate. Hope recovery goes to plan and back riding soon.
  12. 3 bolts for me and out, so not much difference just a plush rear end Yes managed to remove bronzed aussie look for near stainless steel. Washed with detergent based chemical, Similar to ct18 but with a wax additive. Then a stainless steel cleaner helped with a plastic brush and elbow grease.
  13. Got an 04 wr450 that was easier than a walk in a park to get out. Husky was wrestling my adhd staffy on a walk with Lil barky dogs tempting their lives for a laugh/bark. Are the kato the same as in dropping shock to get header pipe out?
  14. Cleaned header pipe today on 17 husky 350. Thought taking off header was easier than it turned out. Had to drop the shock to allow pipe to come out. Don't have a before photo but collection of loam and clay deposits are now banished. Used chemicals from work to remove all dirt etc. Very happy with results though.