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  1. maccastrewth

    2018 dirtriderZ Annual Weekend Beechworth

    They tried to make me go to rehab, I said ....
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    2018 Annual Weekender Tee Shirts

    1 Adult in Large please. Thank you
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    Coggs' Mt Dissa Lvl 2 Friday 14/9

    Big shoutout to Coggs for organising. I personally had an absolute blast. Met at the servo meeting point at 8. I was early and grabbed a bite with Lindon while Coggs and Grant_Ktm rolled in. Got to the unloading area and Sheepy turned up after enjoying some Friday morning peak hour traffic. On the bikes at about 9am. To begin with had a little warm up section and from there I was lost in a maze of lovely trails. Coggs led the way on our 5 hour journey. It was roughly 50km ride with probably about 20 minutes of break time in total. My ride fitness was failing by the end but it was my first time at Dissa and my favourite ride I've done yet. Coggs' knowledge of the area is outstanding! There were only a few minor mishaps including Lindon losing his rear brakes after hitting a tree, Sheepy running 50psi in his tires , and my fork leaking to buggery.. Otherwise it was trouble free. Big thanks to Sheepy for waving me down and saving me from sending the bike and myself into the dam. Was an absolute treat and great group of fellas to ride with! Cheers guys!
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    To be or not to be night ride

    I was kind of getting excited about riding at night until I read that. Sorry to hear that happened. Freak accident, liquid courage, or a bit of both?
  5. Thanks Trailz, I noted that from another comment and found this thread: Apparently a near $100 mount needs a further $10 of shed ingenuity before it's safe to use
  6. Thanks for the info! That's about all I need to confirm the purchase. The ebay sale ends on the 30th, so I'll get the order in. Fathers day is a good excuse to drop $500 isn't it?!
  7. Enjoying the information in the replies as this thread has got me to the point of purchasing my own Garmin. Pete - Is your initial reaction to recommend this GPS unit? I've found this mount that seems to be the most suitable... Anyone have experience with these?
  8. maccastrewth

    Tubliss on sale

    Going to have to give them a try now.. Thank you for the tip!
  9. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    Hi mate! Great news about the bike. Did you manage to kick her over? Jim743 and I went for a ride to Toolangi yesterday. Was absolutely great. Got a little lost on a couple of the trails.. Had to descend what I'd imagine to be a level 3 hill, had a few minor falls, got the feel of our bikes and generally had a rad time. Let us know when your rego is sorted and we'll see if we can put something together and perhaps post it on the Organise Rides page. All the best!
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    New member from Melbourne

    DoubleVee, I did actually come across that before heading out the other day. The fire trails seemed very well marked and open and easy to navigate. Had a good hours ride without getting too deep as I was on my own. Felt great to have a rip around on the bike and get a feel for how she handles. I've definitely be keen to complete the signposted loops on that map with a riding buddy or more!
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    New member from Melbourne

    We're a few weeks out from organising something. I'll keep you in the loop/post up the planned ride when we sort something out. How long till your parts arrive?
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    New member from Melbourne

    Hi Jim. Going to send you a PM.
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    New member from Melbourne

    Hi Pete, Thank you for the advice. I went out to Kinglake on the weekend and was able to have a little ride. Found a few things that need repair and I should be good to have a proper ride next weekend. I'll look at posting up a ride. Kinda keen to jump on/create a level 1 to begin with and go from there.
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    New member from Melbourne

    Lucas, Thank you for the tip. I am licensed so that'll be all good. Very excited now I've got a destination. Thank you for the input!
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    New member from Melbourne

    I wonder if anyone could give me some input on this... Could anyone recommend a spot that I could navigate to in order to test ride my bike. I am not looking get lost in trails or be out all day. I simply want to know if there's an area I can take my bike for a test ride. Closest area to me is Kinglake west. I want to just rock up, unload the bike and test her under a few different conditions. Would you recommend going to somewhere like Kinglake west, or heading to an MX club instead? Bike has current rec reg (without mirror fitted). If there is a trail area you could recommend, could you perhaps also indicate where I should park the car. I have not ridden off road in Victoria therefor I'm not sure where to start. Thank you