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23/Feb/24 1:00 am     #17493  
125 rides: Superstar
 
DazzaM's Avatar
Cheers Mick yes will wait till it cools down and some rain to keep the dust down.
Well done guys on the Laos ride another epic adventure.
Cheers
05/Feb/24 0:02 am     #17492  
158 rides: Old man of the C
 
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Laos ride 2024: husq mike JNR Ash and Pounce.
The epic started on the 6th Jan and ended on 30 Jan.
Picked up the bikes from Fuark and then headed North.First few days up near a reservoir on a gnarly dusty track I remember from before.From then on, it was full on till we arrived at the 7km tunnel.it was a challenge just to ride the bikes to the staging point, then a bigger challenge actually getting the bikes into the canoe. Pretty hairy motoring as the hand guards were catching the water and throwing it into the canoe. A bit of bailing needed. From then on it became a myriad of dirt tracks, greasy then dusty and more greasy and more dusty. One bit comes to mind where we rode 55ks to a river with a causeway across to a village.JNR bravely tried to ride across and drowned his bike.Next option was to put the bikes on a skinny canoe.We all thought very carefully about this and unanimously agreed NO WAY.Next option was to ride each the bike across supported by the other 3 guys.When we saw the tuk tuk tractor going across with its flywheel hitting water well over our seat height,it was decided to ride back 55ks which was a smart move.
We managed to get to the Vietnamese and Burmese borders then started to wind back southerly. Some very good footage on us all having a ball in the slippery stuff. All of us either fell or had close calls.Ash managed to do one of my tricks from years ago and lost it over the edge of a chasm with nothing but creepers to hold him up. A bit of teamwork and on we went. JNR and myself were a bit poorly earlier on but not bad enough to have a lay day.
Near our Northerly point we split up, with Pounce heading across to Thailand and the 3 of us made our way South to Luang Prabang.A bit of fun, some very late nights and chill time. Then still heading South got to Vang Vien.More party time .Tubing, volleyball and zip lining. Met some great tourists - French Swiss and German. Last stage was a run into Vientiane .Spoilt cos the Chinese would not let our bikes onto the new motorway. Spent last few days doing not much except drinking. JNR and I saw the sun come up one morning at a night club. As I mentioned all became a bit of a blurr. The photos/videos on facebook is the best way to get the idea.it was a long haul of 3440ks.
02/Feb/24 10:12 am     #17491  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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welcome back Dazza, still a bit hot for enduro rides for me but will look forward to some down south rides when its a bit cooler.
30/Jan/24 0:44 am     #17490  
125 rides: Superstar
 
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Hi Guys been awhile so hope all is going well for everyone. Still working up in Tom Price but doing the FIFO thing now which means i get to ride most weekends. Been doing it since October so have been back riding down south checking out all the old riding areas and on a new 2023 Xc 300 Some tracks have been hammered others haven't seen a bike for ages and some have disappeared being taken over by the bush.
So while Im use to riding in the heat i know most of you will be waiting till it cools down and rains. So hopefully when that happens we can organised a camp out at either Woky or Kirup campsite and all catch up for shits and giggles and spend some time out on the bikes.
But if your real keen for a ride down south let me know and can organised a day ride when im back at home which is every second weekend. Back home this weekend and heading out on Sunday. Spot to be confirmed
My new number is 0407 477 621.
Cheers and hope to catch up soon
29/Jan/24 8:07 pm     #17489  
255 rides: ...more like bounce
 
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Where's the ride report?
Hey fellas, just getting my picture back on the riders page

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25/Jan/24 8:39 pm     #17487  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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See you in the morning Tommy
24/Jan/24 4:21 pm     #17486  
339 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
Tommy's Avatar
Ok 08:00 start and finish back at karragullen servo see you there
23/Jan/24 8:58 pm     #17485  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
MickKal's Avatar
I could do Saturday Tommy. Its going to be 35 and my ride fitness is zero so maybe something not too taxing that includes a stop for a cold beer somewhere might be nice?
23/Jan/24 9:28 am     #17484  
339 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
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Is anyone free for an ADV ride on Friday or Saturday this week
21/Jan/24 1:06 pm     #17483  
79 rides: 👴 Legend
 
Inver's Avatar
G’day all
Jacko sounds like a great camping trip unfortunately I can’t make it
Have good one
27/Dec/23 5:27 pm     #17481  
225 rides: Poster Boy
 
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in feburary, we are doing another 4wd/ camping trip to the south coast to cape arid, point malcolm, isralite bay, mt ragged, bilbunya dunes and the baxter cliffs and return. so if anyone wants to tag along, your welcome. bring a bike if you want, but im not this time. its a very remote corner of w.a. and well worth exploring. we are taking our tent, fridge and the usual camping stuff beer and water. we havent set a date yet but we usually take about 10 days in feb depending on the forecast so if you want to come along, get in touch.
24/Dec/23 0:11 am     #17480  
339 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
Tommy's Avatar
Merry Christmas everyone and a happy new year to you all
22/Dec/23 3:52 pm     #17479  
225 rides: Poster Boy
 
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sounds good mike, but if its too deep for drz then its too deep.
05/Dec/23 4:39 pm     #17478  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
MickKal's Avatar
Sounds like fun HM, I'm keen.
01/Dec/23 11:15 am     #17477  
158 rides: Old man of the C
 
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Guys,just putting it out there for next years calendar.Thinking of a 2 day supported ride down south.skinny bikes.My brother has offered to drive a support vehicle with trailer.Timing will be important as the area gets very wet in winter.(jacko can vouch for that). I guess ten riders would be max.Anyhow file it away.
01/Dec/23 10:51 am     #17476  
339 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
Tommy's Avatar
Anyone want to go for an adventure ride tomorrow
03/Nov/23 8:56 am     #17469  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
MickKal's Avatar
Yeah Nah
02/Nov/23 10:53 am     #17467  
255 rides: ...more like bounce
 
Pounce's Avatar
I'm with Bunga here Mick, borrow his vest & ride off the bridge again to test it but please get a better angle when filming this time.
Also, as Bunga has offered the vest, you won't have to pay for the resetting of it.
01/Nov/23 11:36 am     #17466  
69 rides: 👨‍🦽
 
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You can be the test pilot mate
01/Nov/23 9:16 am     #17465  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Think I got lucky because it was about a 2m drop to the side bank and I landed on my right side with a big hit to the ribs. I was wearing the Leatt 5.5 armour which is one of the few that has side rib protection which helped. Still got some bruising but 1 week on and now almost back to normal. Would be a great spot to test out bungas klim airbag vest.
30/Oct/23 8:31 am     #17464  
255 rides: ...more like bounce
 
Pounce's Avatar
LOL, and you dropped a tree on your head.
29/Oct/23 7:24 pm     #17462  
104 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
Jack's Avatar
Nice one Mick, at least you’re still smiling and not injured.
28/Oct/23 9:21 am     #17461  
164 rides: Supreme Leader
 
MickKal's Avatar
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/K6zJIfVjCOw

It turns out that I am a bit shit at crossing bridges😃
15/Oct/23 7:52 pm     #17460  
JNR
161 rides: Iron Man
 
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No photo it didn’t happen 🤣🤣😁
15/Oct/23 5:40 pm     #17459  
339 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
Tommy's Avatar
Thanks for the ride to York on Saturday Mickkal and all the others who showed up
its getting dusty out there but we managed to find a few wet spots and a greasy
clay spot that caught at least 2 riders out not mentioning any names but they were
both on 690s
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