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Darcy16

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Hi all,

Just picked up a pretty clean 2011 yz 125 and wanting to know some good spots to go near Geelong. I used to ride up the bush a bit around north east Victoria then haven't really ridden since moving to Geelong about 5 years ago. Thinking about trying out some MX tracks but I've never ridden at any before so open to some suggestions on places to start getting back into riding. I do have a crf 250 with rec reg for the bush but I was thinking the YZ would be fun on farms and at a track894ba832e8a4907cc6c575f52d4878f3.jpg

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Slim pickings around Geelong for MX tracks these days. Club tracks at Colac, Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Warnambool; all used to be reasonably serious MX tracks and probably still hold races as well. I think only Ballarat and Colac is MA affiliated. There's Meredith (it's not much of a track though). There's also ride park near Bacchus marsh which is a pay and fun ride for the day track (easy track and really well maintained), lots go there from Geelong. I'd ask at the Geelong bike shops too, they should know what's around.

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I actually went past ride park when I picked up the bike. Looked like a heap of tabletops and pretty easy going on the track I saw

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7 minutes ago, Darcy16 said:

I actually went past ride park when I picked up the bike. Looked like a heap of tabletops and pretty easy going on the track I saw

It's the best place for someone wanting to have a try on a MX track. The club tracks are tough and are usually pretty chopped up with kickers on jumps, technical jump sequences, big potholes, etc (they usually only get a proper grooming for big race meetings).

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I'll have to try there first then. I'm away this weekend but it'll give me time to go over the bike before I ride it. Shouldn't need much as it's meant to be all original and definitely looks that way but a bit of fresh grease on the bearings won't hurt. Still deciding whether I put in a new oem piston to be safe.

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Yes definitely try Ride Park. They put the feelers out recently for putting in an enduro cross track too so they might have the best of both worlds

 

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Yes definitely try Ride Park. They put the feelers out recently for putting in an enduro cross track too so they might have the best of both worlds
 
Cheers. Enduro cross would be fun to have a crack at

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