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  1. Quick note to say thanks to Bear and PeteV for leading us around Paddys Swamp. There was grip for days - well in most places. A few decent offs as well, but I'll let those who had them tell their stories. I'll add more details later... putting this up as I know CentralVics camera worked today and he has a video or two ready to go (unlike last time where he "lost all the footage" - sure it did mate :P)
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    "Spin Hill" - Spring hill 14 Jul

    Not sure if serious?
  3. Track conditions looked perfect; it was a bright clear Winter's day. But it was a deception; the ground slippery like clay. The sun in your eyes as you climbed a hill. Slippery logs lying dormant; waiting to take your front wheel. Lucky for me; on the ride was an able group. Cujo was sweep; ready to help you over a slippery root. A bit of exploring; new tracks were found. We found some new hills; even scary to go down. Only one loop was done; as we got back late. Now we all wait in fear; at what CentralVic caught on tape.
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    Lvl 3 rides

    The Organise Ride post has been amended.
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    Lvl 3 rides

    I see three themes here: Ratings and interpretation of the ratings Riders self rating of themselves Lead Riders rating the rides they post up The following thoughts relate to 3 only. (I'll think about 1 and 2 a bit more) As a lead rider my goal is to ensure everyone has a good ride. A good ride for me is that everyone that joins the ride is capable to handle the hardest parts of the ride regardless of the fatigued state they are in; nobody injures themselves from not having the required skill and experience; and I can change the loop as I get lost or see something shiny up to the level of the ride. TERRAIN: Therefore a risk of rating a ride with Level 3 terrain (even if its only a portion) as Level 2 or 2+ is that it has the connotation that a Level 2 rider can complete the ride. This puts this rider at risk as the harder parts are out of the current skill and experience of this rider. PACE: The rating should be based on terrain with pace mentioned in the notes if it is anything outside the rating of the ride. So if its faster or slower, or lots of breaks or no breaks - compared to the rating then this needs to be mentioned. This will help riders understand if they are burning all their energy keeping up then they may have fatigued themselves out for the harder terrain. I agree that a bit more detail regarding the terrain of the ride will help riders assess if this is the ride for them. Other thoughts - All rides should be graded to the higher number and bought down (So a 2+ could be a 3-)? - I am happy to calibrate the ratings for rides I post to whatever helps.
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    Erzberg

    I watched the whole 2+ hours. What a rider!
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    Best Tiedowns

    If you have the non ratchet type (so its a buckle) then once its tight you an tie a half hitch knot under the buckle so if it slips the knot will stop the strap feeding back through. Watch the first 30 seconds (after that this guy just rambles)
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    Erzberg

    Do you mean this one?
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    Erzberg

    The harder decision is going to be the main feed vs the amateur feed. I reckon the amateur feed will be awesome too.
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    Erzberg

    Results of prologue: https://enduro21.com/index.php/extreme/3324-results-feed-haaker-tops-500-erzbergrodeo-hare-scramble-qualifiers I am curious to see how much range they get out the Alta electric bikes.
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    Erzberg

    https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1VD8W3Z551W11/talkin-scramble
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    chewton chewed us up

    Sigh.....
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    chewton chewed us up

    I hope the fellow forum members also so such reserve.
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    17x24x2.5 Seals

    In the previous post I wrote this Hot Tip - if you are after seals 28x35x4 they are not at bearing shops (bearing shop will say yes however theirs are single lipped whilst the oem are double lipped) Yamaha charge $13 Sherco $2.30 - http://www.powerhousemotorcycles.com.au/part/sherco/0292 so you can order online and get it delivered for cheaper than Yamaha. This is wrong. I checked the seals again and they are tapered in the inner diameter. The Yamaha ones are not tapered.
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    Yes I Bought A Yz250Fx

    In the previous post I wrote this Hot Tip - if you are after seals 28x35x4 they are not at bearing shops (bearing shop will say yes however theirs are single lipped whilst the oem are double lipped) Yamaha charge $13 Sherco $2.30 - http://www.powerhousemotorcycles.com.au/part/sherco/0292 so you can order online and get it delivered for cheaper than Yamaha. This is wrong. I checked the seals again and they are tapered in the inner diameter. The Yamaha ones are not tapered.