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24/Mar/23 6:52 pm     #17125  
96 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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Iíll be there too Mick
24/Mar/23 2:15 pm     #17124  
242 rides: Focus the anger
 
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See ya in the morning Mick
21/Mar/23 5:24 pm     #17123  
150 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Ok it looks like we have threeish riders so we are on for the Adv ride this Sat. Leaving Jarradale pub at 8:00, no parking at the pub, PM me if you want some suggestions for alternatives if you want to trailer your bike. 250 klm all up with fuel at brookton in the middle. Pies are good at the brookton servo and then Pint at the Jarradale afterwards. 3 short sections of single along the way to mix it up and two sections will be new to me.
21/Mar/23 8:22 am     #17122  
242 rides: Focus the anger
 
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Sounds like a job for the 450 Mick, I'm keen
20/Mar/23 1:37 pm     #17121  
150 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Anyone up for an Adventure ride on Sat? Its currently forecast for 29 degrees. I was thinking about an easy Jarradale to Brookton and Back 250klm round trip.
16/Mar/23 4:18 pm     #17120  
66 rides: 🚂
 
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Rain yah bastard
09/Mar/23 10:58 am     #17119  
242 rides: Focus the anger
 
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Righty oh, it's been 9 years since this trip so I'm doing it again. There's 3 pages of pics in the report.

http://www.crustyquinns.com/cgi-bin/ui.pl?ui=rv&id=759

If you're interested in doing a 2-3 week ride around Northern Thailand in Dec/Jan, start saving your leave.
I plan on flying into Chiang Mai & riding down to Sangkhlaburi, doing the Umpang Jungle track for 3-4 days with a guide then spending the rest of the time stopping in towns for a few days & doing day rides out around different areas on our own on the way back to CNX

Info will be on the Events page & there will be an event created on our FB page too.
It may have to be limited to around 6 people. I'll preference mates I've ridden with over people I don't know or haven't ridden with because of previous OS rides with people I don't know.
Bike hire is whatever you can find in Chiang Mai but it'll be around US $40/day I think.


This post was edited on: 13/Mar/23 11:45 am
07/Mar/23 9:55 am     #17118  
242 rides: Focus the anger
 
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First time on a bike with grunt in 6 months & I had a ball even though a lot shorter distance than t'others.
Thanks to the regular diehard crew, Tommy, Mick, Mike, Hooters & Hazi & great to meet Frankie.
The 3 old fellas on road bikes topped it off.
See y'all next ride, hopefully soon.
07/Mar/23 9:04 am     #17117  
150 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Thanks to Tommy and everyone else who showed up for the ride out to Qundanning for the overnighter Adv. 5 Diehards departed from Sawyers with the Ktm 500s making up the majority, we then hit the usually trails and then a couple of singles tracks where Frankie started to make us look bad by throwing his 200kg Ducati around like it was a mountain bike. Fortunately for us he then got a flat tyre so we all felt much better, It was a tubeless front tyre so it was interesting to see it popped back on in 10mins with some CO2 cylinders supplied by Hazi.

Tommy had planned a mega ride but we ended up having to take a few short cuts to Jarradale so we could meet HM and Pounce and still get to Quindanning before it got dark. Tommy did a great job of winging it for a lot of the ride which is not an easy thing to do. Slight mishap when we all arrived at Quindanning minus Hazi the sweep, but it was only due to a flat and was quickly sorted.

Plenty of beers and banter at the pub that night with Hooters being in fine form. It was also good to catch up with Rothy, Todd and Ross who showed up on the road bikes. The mint trails on Sunday morning East of Dwellinup were the high light of the ride. The Southern riders peeled off at Dwelly where the rest of us took the easy trails back to Jarradale for a couple of beers to finish up. Top weekend and I clocked up 690klm door to door.

This post was edited on: 07/Mar/23 9:12 am
06/Mar/23 2:17 pm     #17116  
152 rides: Old man of the C
 
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BTW,thought I would update on the 690 fuel issue running the two tanks.
My Fuel light was on most of the bitumen section into Quindanning.I had only filled the top tank at Dwellingup,not realising the engine was using the bottom tank.
That's not how it is supposed to work with valve open.

Two things:if top tank isolation Valve is open, the top tank will drain into the rear tank,but only if rear fuel level is low.Probably pretty obvious.Gravity works that way.
The important thing (as I found out).The top tank has to breath. ie no vacuum.The breather on my top tank was not letting air in at a sufficient rate.A standard breather is good to let gas out but not in.

With my temporary mod (a baby fuel filter hooked to breather hose) Should solve the problem.However,Tommys idea of leaving valve closed until fuel light comes on is probably safest.
06/Mar/23 10:35 am     #17115  
33 rides: Diehard
 
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Awesome ride Tommy with a mixture of everything from single track to wide open stuff. Big day in the saddle on Saturday (400km) with a rear flat just before the end was enough for me. Congrats to Mick for the 150 milestone and was great to celebrate the achievement with a few beers at the Quindanning hotel

Look forward to the next one. Cheers
05/Mar/23 6:11 pm     #17114  
152 rides: Old man of the C
 
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Well;got back after mickkals 150th.Gotta say, was pleasantly tired when I got back.Not making excuses ,but the 1am finish on Sat eve probably did not help.The Perth riders would have known they had a ride by the time they finished.
Anyway had a great ride on the new steed.Chalk and cheese compared with the DR.I have to mention that Tommys shortcut today ,was the 'piece de resistance'.Frankie must have had fun battling it on the monster.
Thanks to Tommy for the lead job and Hazi and mickkal for sweeps.Good to see Ross,Rothy, Todd and the three girls turn turn up to help celebrate.
22/Feb/23 3:09 pm     #17113  
33 rides: Diehard
 
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Iím in for Quindanning. Room booked
21/Feb/23 1:40 pm     #17112  
150 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Quindanning sounds like a great ride Tommy, Sandy is coming as well so I booked a queen room for $100.
20/Feb/23 8:47 pm     #17111  
324 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
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Mickkals 150th ride.4th March Leaving Sawyers going to Jarradale then Dewllingup and then onto the Quindanning Hotel for the night you will need fuel for 200ks
If you are coming book a room at the hotel on 98857369

This post was edited on: 20/Feb/23 9:08 pm
20/Feb/23 5:44 pm     #17110  
125 rides: Superstar
 
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Go to see your still getting out on the bike Tommy as yes welcome back Pounce.
Still alive up here and pretty much over the heat but still getting out most weekends and got a few guys that are keen to head out which is good.Loop that Ive been working on is coming together with a clear line in most sections now and just have to put in a few chicken run sections now for those that are not so keen on some parts :)
Be ready for those that want to come up for a ride when it cools down.
Cheers
17/Feb/23 8:04 am     #17109  
324 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
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Welcome home Pounce don't forget what side of the road we ride on 😀
17/Feb/23 0:53 am     #17108  
242 rides: Focus the anger
 
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Give us a chance to unpack first Tommy
16/Feb/23 4:15 pm     #17107  
324 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
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Anyone want to go for an adventure ride on Saturday
04/Feb/23 6:09 am     #17106  
21 rides: Chuck Norris, the Legend
 
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Only 50 entries left for the A4DE ... Get on it!
26/Jan/23 5:54 pm     #17105  
150 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Thanks for the ride today guys, Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi. Got a bit lost for a bit but thatís how you find new tracks. Those couple of beers at the Jarradale Tavern went down very nicely.
26/Jan/23 4:37 pm     #17104  
34 rides: Not John McClane
 
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Big shout out to the little Aussie battlers who whacked the white zinc on and did a run around the hills today! To Mick for leading, Tommy for sweeping and Frankie for running a muck, big thanks to all. Not sure about my new anti theft ignition system however, will sort that out before the next adventure ride!

This post was edited on: 02/Feb/23 6:41 am
25/Jan/23 5:06 pm     #17103  
324 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
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See you in the morning Mickkal
23/Jan/23 2:28 pm     #17102  
150 rides: Supreme Leader
 
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Aussie Day Adv ride is on this Thursday. Starts at Jarradale Pub (no parking) and leave at 8:00, fuel range for the first section to Dwellinup will be around 150klm, then it's an easy 65klms back to Jarradale. Nothing hard in this one but there are a couple of short sections of single track to add some interest.

This post was edited on: 23/Jan/23 2:48 pm
22/Jan/23 8:40 pm     #17101  
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Yep I am keen for Thursday Tommy.
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