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LucasB

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  • Birthday 12/19/1974

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  1. Fair call, but they’re not as bad as some make out. That survey is less than 600 votes, out of how many thousands of tpis out there? Like any popular item, One can only assume the silent majority are satisfied customers. [emoji2368]
  2. Interesting survey... seems it’s not all doom n gloom for tpi owners.
  3. Go see Darren at Tracrite suspension in Whittlesea.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/151133514987173/posts/3271495842950909/ What a shame TP was doing so well, and in prime position [emoji22] Hopefully chucky can keep up his awesome debut.
  5. Congrats mate looks smick. What capacity did you get?
  6. Hey mate, Gaerne SG12 have my vote. Spend as much as you can afford on boots. Team Moto in Epping had really good deals on boots and Gaerne before lock down. It wasn’t advertised either, it might be worth a call assuming they’re open again.
  7. Sneaky aren’t they. Using the lockdown to close the areas off. It is a rule though, no camping, riding, driving, or even fires etc below the high water mark. Aside from rubbish that some low life’s leave behind I can’t see the issue with it. It’s all about protecting the water supply apparently. The camp grounds up past Jerusalem Creek were also done quite a while ago. It will be interesting in peak periods now
  8. A mate of mine bought his 14yo a Husky FC250 late last year after coming off a Husky 85. Only rides club weekends on private property with WTMC and occasional mx. He’s putting a rec reg kit on it for when he’s old enough. He’s quite tall but the bike is still a handful for him. His old mans theory is that it will last him longer than if he’d bought a 125. FE or FX model probably better suited for his riding, but also a couple of grand more. His cousin, just turned 15, got a KTM 125 sx about a year ago and he now wants to sell it to get a 250f. They’re both conservative type riders and I think they like the 4T power. I remember going from a yz80 to a IT200. Big jump but didn’t take too long to get the hang of it.
  9. In addition to previous good suggestions, there are also several good clubs you could join that cater for kids/teens and seniors on private property. Whittlesea MC Diamond Valley MC Dandenong MC Alexandra MC Plus many others I don’t know about. They have access to several properties around Vic. I’m a member of WTMC with my 10 year old, we both love it.(not so much this year)Many members don’t live anywhere near Whittlsea, they just travel to the weekends away once a month. There are plenty of teenage members also. In addition to previous good suggestions, there are also several good clubs you could join that cater for kids/teens and seniors on private property. Whittlesea MC Diamond Valley MC Dandenong MC Alexandra MC Plus many others I don’t know about. They have access to several properties around Vic. I’m a member of WTMC with my 10 year old, we both love it.(not so much this year)Many members don’t live anywhere near Whittlsea, they just travel to the weekends away once a month. There are plenty of teenage members also.
  10. Reading that brings back memories of my old XR250re Twin carb, it used to run like a pig up in the mountains. Thank god for fuel injection [emoji2960]
  11. Sounds like a doozy of a ride that one. The high country can be very unforgiving. When I was a teenager many moons ago I was riding with my old man, just 2 of us, we were at the base of Mt Cobbler. My old man washed the front end on a hairpin, didn’t have time to get his hands out so head butted the ground. Not sure it was whiplash or what but his airway started swelling and he was having difficulty breathing. He was starting to panic, and being so far from anywhere we didn’t know what to do. (No phones or epirbs back then) Luckily after resting a while he came good, but it was stressful. On another ride in the same area, a guy busted his right wrist miles away from the farm we were staying at, so had to ride back using his left arm on the throttle. (Fair effort to on a IT490) With some help on the hills. He then tried to drink the pain away before getting one of the boys to drive him to Wangaratta hospital in the early hours of the following morning. Still love the place though.
  12. Not sure if a similar thread has ever been started, but I was thinking while everyone has some spare time on their hands why not share your stories of one of those rides that you’d rather forget. Everyone has one. A ride from hell!! This was my hell ride. It happened back in 2003/4. Myself and a mate left melbourne Friday night for a mates place in Moe. We were joining a Saturday morning ride from Thompson Dam wall to Woods Point and back. Early Saturday morning 3 of us (all over 6 foot) piled into my mates HQ one tonner Ute, it was cold so all the windows fogged up and we’re trying to see through small clear patch of glass. But that was all good. We reached the unload spot, met the other riders all up around 16 or 17 of us. Then it started belting down rain as we were gearing up, so we were all literally drenched before we even started, and it was cold. We set off, and around 10 minutes in, as we climbed higher, it started snowing. At that point I was wondering what I was doing there. We were freezing. We pushed on through some awesome tracks and finally reached Woods Point, where it was a race to the pot belly in the general store. It was a battle to get near the thing, so I didn’t get much relief. We were all so cold and wet, one guy bought a roll of glad wrap, stripped down to his jocks and wrapped himself up before putting his gear back on! That was a first to see for me. His theory was that it would stop the wind chill factor. Not sure his theory worked. Anyway we sucked it up and set off for the return run, using different tracks, which is when this ride really went south. We reached a river crossing, or More like a raging torrent, and according to the leader, we were too far committed on fuel to turn around and take a different route, so the decision was made that we will cross, with 3 people pushing per bike. One steering and 2 at the back with a stick through the wheel to lift the air box out of the water. At that point one of the guys, who was quite short in stature, almost broke down in tears at the thought of crossing this river. He was genuinely scared. Nevertheless we started pushing bikes across. I think I was third in line, so it was time to wheel my hefty WR426 into the water, with my 2 mates lifting the back end up. At that point I really realised how cold we were - as the water rose above our waists, we could feel the water was actually warmer than we were, in the middle of winter! We made the middle of the river, then it happened. The stick holding the back wheel up broke. I turned around to see what was going on just as my mates helmet was disappearing under water. The current had grabbed the back of the bike and knocked him over. I was about to laugh at seeing his helmet bobbing in the water, when I realised I was in trouble too. The bike then knocked me off my feet and bike and me went under, and started being swept down river. Luckily I kept hold of the handle bars under water, and after being swept 5 or so metres down river, I got my footing back and was able to turn and face the bike into the current, and hold on for dear life until someone threw me a rope to tie onto the bars. We finally got my bike out, inch by inch against the current, and from then on we made sure each bike had a rope tied to the bars when crossing!! We got the remaining bikes over without incident. Luckily one of the guys was a local mechanic, so he helped me dewater my bike, and a couple of others, and we were on our way again. We finally made it back, and I had never been happier to see the end of a ride. As we sat all crammed into the HQ again with heater on flat out on the way back to Moe, all 3 of us said we are never riding in those conditions ever again, and that we would be fair weather riders only [emoji23] That was my ride from hell. Luckily, no one was injured, and it was really just the conditions that made this ride terrible. Since then I always try to make sure I won’t get cold, and I end up getting hot. But, I’ve never actually ridden conditions as bad as that again, or attempted crossing a river that we probably shouldn’t. I look forward to hearing some other miserable experiences [emoji106]
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