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  1. Good call Bruce! The setting traps is more specific, but I say throw the book at them anyway and let the court sort it out.... Cheers..
  2. CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 23 Conduct endangering persons A person who, without lawful excuse, recklessly engages in conduct that places or may place another person in danger of serious injury is guilty of an indictable offence. Penalty: Level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum). S. 24 substituted by No. 10233 s. 8(2), amended by Nos 49/1991 s. 119(1) (Sch. 2 item 12), 48/1997 s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 16), 7/2008 s. 4. Actual likely penalty? A stern slap on the wrist. I'm sure the local police would like nothing more than to charge the offender, but would be almost impossible without a good eye witness or direct information of the offender's identity..... Was up at Toolangi yesterday... didn't see anything out of the ordinary...
  3. Another way to have your say.... Just a reminder the 'Join the Conversation" public consultation on the future management of state forests closes the end of next month (31st March...) Here is an opportunity to leave comments about how you use the forests and why you would like to continue to do so......Will only take a few minutes, let's make sure the bureaucrats hear our voices.....Would be great to see lots of comments from Dirtriderz members......the more we get involved the harder it is for them to ignore us.Cheers, Simon J.engage.vic.gov.au/future-of-our-forests
  4. From the AMTRA website... Youth Forest Symposium Thursday 28th March - Registration closes this Friday 1st March....... A long shot but just a chance that someone is in this age group or has kids who would be brave enough to go along.... As was amply pointed out on the AMTRA website, the meeting will be overwhelmed with conservation activist types, but still would be great if there were some voices to defend access to public land and our sport....would go along myself but would be stopped at the door for an ID check.......(35 years past the age limit...) If anyone is interested please contact me by PM and I will forward the email with the details. Registration closes Friday 1st March...From: kaytsen.jama@delwp.vic.gov.au <kaytsen.jama@delwp.vic.gov.au> Sent: 15 February 2019 15:34 To: amtravic@hotmail.com Subject: Youth Forest Symposium_Thursday 28 March[/font] Dear Mr Robinson, The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is seeking youth delegates, aged between 12 and 25, from your organisation to attend the upcoming Youth Forest Symposium.Please find attached an invitation for youth delegates to the upcoming Youth Forest Symposium to be held on Thursday 28 March from 10 am – 4 pm at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Please complete and send the attached registration form and DELWP photography and video consent forms to RFA Engagement at future.rfa@delwp.vic.gov.au by Friday 1 March 2019.By the way, have a look at this (note, survey contributions close at the end of this month...) Future of Forests: Join the Conversation
  5. Yep as above, a great day with some very good riders plus a 180° change in conditions in the afternoon... thanks Gypsy and Liam for lending a hand on that slippery hill and everyone for being patient when I held things up .... hilarious how the rain came down just as Wade and I arrived at the bottom... Had a ride on Gypsy's TPI, that was an eye-opener - so smooth and crisp throttle response, very nice.... Thanks to BenG for a challenging day and yea I'd be disappointed if it was any other way...... Cheers,
  6. Excuse going off-topic but couldn't resist responding to BushyBrows "dept of forever changing name..." These are the name changes to what was the Forests Commission since 1983 - your taxes at work........(source Wikipedia article "Forests Commission Victoria") Department of Conservation Forests and Lands (CFL) - 1983, Department of Conservation and Environment (DCE) - 1990, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (CNR) - 1992, Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) - 1996, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) - 2002, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) - 2002, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) - 2012, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) - 2014. Next change coming soon!
  7. Good subject for discussion Cluffie.... I usually carry a Bahco folding handsaw, great for removing dangerous head height branches, or clearing a path around an impassable fallen tree... about $20 from Bunnings, weighs nothing and comes in KTM orange...... As well as keeping an eye out for the fixed obstacles on the trail, I try to keep the possibility of oncoming riders in mind on the faster sections, saw a nasty head-on years ago, not nice..... plus the 'roos and 4wd's, maybe it's safer to stay in bed! Cheers,
  8. Stage 8 last night, tough-guy Price now 1st overall with 1:03 over Quintanilla, wow!!!
  9. It's easy enough to pull your forks off the bike, and pack and send to Chad's Off Road - sent mine on a Monday, Chad said maybe before the weekend, had them back on Friday morning. His work is spot-on and gives no-bullshit advice about mods and setup. Cheers, Simon j.
  10. Reply from Robert Clark. (MP) Member for Box HIll Dear Simon Thank you for your email about these issues, and I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to get back to you. The Liberal-Nationals coalition are always very concerned to ensure that the legitimate uses of public land are properly taken into account whenever proposals for national parks are put forward. RE the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill, we believe it has serious problems that require a deal of work to get them sorted out before this Bill goes further. We moved to have the Bill referred to a select committee for examination and public hearings, but the government rejected such a referral, and we then voted against the Bill. Unfortunately, however, the Bill has been passed in both Houses with the support of the Greens and some cross-benchers, and the Bill is likely to go through the Parliament next sitting week. Regards Robert Clark. (MP) Member for Box HIll
  11. I understand...KTM's - everyone's got one. Cheers, will look forward to your review of how much you like the TE150!!
  12. Funny I was thinking that too! Eagle above is quite right of course, so please excuse my enthusiasm for bikes I enjoyed so much in the past...! Just a thought, you could give Boltons KTM in Kyneton a call, I spoke to them a while ago and they do have demo bikes from time to time....? Worth a try if you would consider a 150 XCW... Cheers, Simon J.
  13. Deb, don't worry about a test ride! You will love it, I've had a KTM125, 2 x 200's - all so light and easy to handle. The 150 will have enough low end torque to get up the hills, don't worry! Will make you a better rider too - My next bike will be a 150 (currently on 300exc) Good luck, Cheers, SimonJ.
  14. Seemed to be a lot of this sort of thing...
  15. If you don't touch the log you can't slip on it! Well done Ben...