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  1. Fabs Gearshift Day

    Lol. Today was brought to you by the letter G. Greendale - awesome conditions with new tracks found. Grip everywhere. Gear Levers x 2 - needing to be changed or bent into shape. I'll let the victims explain richardG - is back!!! Geoff - forgetting everything. Including getting ready to ride as he was too busy gasbagging Gumby - Most of us hit the deck today for silly reasons. I had the bike stalled at the mono balance point on a hill, but then gravity won. Great bloke - Cujo for sweeping all day. Gear - I bought a Kriega R15 backpack and it is awesome. and finally Gratitude - to the three blokes who came along today.
  2. Gypsy you were 100% right. Changed the tyre and its all good again.
  3. Its been alright for the winter season. I guess the tyre had enough. I'll install an old tyre I have in the garage tomorrow and see if the problem persists.
  4. I checked again and it may actually be the tyre. U used a cable tie to watch the rim as it went around and there was not much variance. Whats the fix? Do I unseat the bead and reset it? Is the tyre now junk?
  5. Spinning the back wheel I noticed a big buckle to one side at a certain section of the rim. Anyone have a recommendation for someone who can fix this? Pref West Suburbs of Melb (I can bring it into the local bike mechanic but would prefer someone with expertise)
  6. Another great ride lead by the birthday boy and Cobaw king Dakota. He promised different and it was - a lot of tracks done in reverse and I even think he pondered which tracks he took us on. A contrast to his usual "this looks interesting lets see if we can make it up." He also controlled the pace and it meant we managed to ride all day to 4.30 and make the most of the day. There were a few riders which had limited dirt bike experience, however they made us all look amateurs on the downhills. They were very fast, fluid and fearless. I was at the tail but I wouldn't say I was a good sweep as by the time I got to hard spots everyone was helping everybody else. Man of the match is the Hoff as he many times saved the day and I think its fair to call him the David Hasselloff of dirt biking. Did you know Cobaw had rocks and they don't move when you hit them? My radiator discovered that today as the bottom radiator hose glanced a sticking out rock as I rode past it. The hose being caught forced the bottom of my radiator to fold in however it didn't pop (phew!) Today I also remembered to save a certain hillclimb. Many of you will know what this one is: See you on the next Cobaw adventure.
  7. all details in this pdf http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0f4095_197672bf5afe4b0d96c2909acdec58ac.pdf
  8. I know of a few dirtriderz giving it a crack. I'll be heading there solo. Anyone else coming for a look?
  9. Dakota's Cobaw 3+ (+ what, a million)

    Dakota came out of hibernation and we were all glad he did. With perfect riding conditions he took us on tracks and trails that had us cheering, leering, and at times tearing. Some spent the day adding extra scars to their steeds, whilst others put their bodies on the line to save their new plastics, most saved themselves and their bikes with the throttle on and pure faith in the dry rocks for traction. Most were happy to see the cars and then even happier when Dakota threw around a few ice cold beers. Thanks to the sweeps for giving me a hand or some time to conquer a few of the obstacles. I can only imagine how hard those tough parts would be in the wet. Hope you are ok Tiny.
  10. Cobaw with Cujo and HT

    A gentlemen hours start time allowed a sleep in for all. Poor HT jumbled up the start times and arrived fashionably late. He also spent most of the day forgetting my name but I am sure these events are unrelated So much grip out there which meant we were confident to explore. We did a lot of the old tracks, found new tracks, found tracks we hope we never find again and in the end managed to loop it all together and get back to the cars at 5pm! We all had a go leading, sweeping, and being cornernman. Honestly this was a really fun ride as we managed to fortuitously stitch together an excellent loop, kept a good pace, and shared good banter to go along with it. Cobaw is awesome - it the place where even the Fire Trails are a challenge.
  11. Greendale For Two

    Thanks Habs for sweeping Conditions were perfect and there was grip aplenty. Except of course on the hardest hill of the day as that was wet. Thanks Habs for graciously helping me out and then hiking back up the hill. I had designed a new loop and he was the first to get a look at it. Slowly reducing the boring bits out of the ride. Nothing else to report as the pace flowed and no big offs. Be wary if you head out as in one section "someone" has got too excited with a chainsaw and felled a random selection of trees over a 50m stretch. Beautiful native bush destroyed for no reason.
  12. Wombat winter wonderland

    I got in touch with the no show. I got a response from one disappointed bloke. He had his bike loaded ready for the ride - on Sunday! Whoops.
  13. Wombat winter wonderland

    From the peanut gallery we held our breath at your offs at that little pinch. I thought the italian princess would be riding you.
  14. Clear skies greeted us after the downpours of the night before. Tracks were slippery, water was abundant and ruts hid their depths. A great group of riders meant we got through the tracks quickly and everyone helped eachother out along the way. Thanks as usual goes to Honest Tom for hovering around the back and his commentary of the carnage that unfolded in front of him. I feel in two creeks today which fortunately only left me to drown in my despair. Bike was ok for those wondering. There were stacks a plenty with everyone having their chance to inspect the damp earth. I'll let them tell their own stories.
  15. Thanks mate. Thanks for clarifying that adding the extra links won't mean I run out of adjustment.