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07/Oct/19 7:34 am     #14256  
12 rides: Regular
 
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Iím in, need to hear a few more stories.
07/Oct/19 7:08 am     #14255  
JNR
96 rides: WRRob Mk II
 
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Calling skinny bike mid week hump day Wednesday ride, meet at the Lakes BP to drive to parking spot :))

Leaving the Lakes at 8am sharp

This post was edited on: 07/Oct/19 8:56 am
06/Oct/19 9:54 pm     #14254  
101 rides: Somewhere...
 
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Yes, great report Jack - captured it perfectly.

Yes - poster boys also have naps JNR :-)

For the record Jack, I was doing an official test for KLIM. I can now categorically say that KLIM gear is not waterproof - when fully submerged.

Thanks for leading Tommy & JNR - great tracks, perfect conditions. Top day out.

This post was edited on: 06/Oct/19 10:33 pm
06/Oct/19 9:46 pm     #14253  
JNR
96 rides: WRRob Mk II
 
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Great report Jack well done bud, only Tiger & me know there was a poster boy laying down for a little nap heeheehee
06/Oct/19 10:39 am     #14252  
55 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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Two Knives at a Gun Fight
(Players: JNR, Tommy, Pounce,TigeR, Jinxy, Jack)

Some early mid week October rain excited us all that one more great ride can be had without the dust. So as we all kept checking into the QCís site to see whoís going to call a ride, JNR was itching to get his 690 out for a blast. With only the sound of crickets on the QCís site JNR stepped up and called a Big Bike Ride, this got us all by surprise as the big bikes are only fired up during the summer months.

Suddenly big bike maintenance schedules had to be brought forward and slowly ride commitments were being posted on the site, this spurred some of the sleepers to get theirs ready too and five turned up at the Rock Inn.

Now the great thing about adventure rides is that many bikes can be classed as Adventure Weapons, and their capabilities vary considerably according to weight and horsepower, well thatís what I thought !

Weight to power ratio Pounce and JNR had the big guns KTM 690ís with 74hp at the rear wheel, then TigeR on DRZ400 39Hp, Tommy on DR650 46hp and then Jack brought out a butter knife to the gun fight with his F800GS 85hp and Jinxy brought a combat knife being an Africa Twin 94hp.

Quickly I realised itís not about the weapon, but about the fighter. Jinxy absolutely massacred us all with his African Twin. It ploughed a continues trench from the Rock Inn all the way into Dwellingup and back. There was no need for a corner man system, just follow the trench and any detours around fallen trees were cleared for us as if a dozer bladed its way through the bush. Jinxy was unbelievable on the Africa Twin, he is definitely a poster boy for this bike.
HONDA you need Jinxy in your marketing campaign !

We meandered our way from the Rock Inn and back through 300km of perfect riding conditions. Attended to a few track side repairs such as Tommy snapping a handle bar mount bolt and securing it with cable ties, Jack bending his footbrake lever, JNR loosing is side stand spring. Some of us overshot a few corners, others had taken a few spills as expected and TigeR (Shark) took the opportunity to go for a swim in a mud puddle, as expected !

Great leading by Tommy to Dwellingup through some amazing bush and JNR leading on the return leg, tacking his way back on fast flowing twin trails. Over a few beers back at the Rock Inn, entertainment was provided by the local bogans on dirtbikes doing laps of the pub in between sculling pints of beer (Only at the Rock Inn).

Oh, and thank you to TigeR for sweeping, just next time tell us before you go swimming so we can photograph you in your natural environment and maybe, just maybe you will be a poster boy for KLIM :)

This post was edited on: 06/Oct/19 11:08 am
06/Oct/19 7:44 am     #14251  
JNR
96 rides: WRRob Mk II
 
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Thatís the later ride plus he wonít be in front of me to do that on the ringer ding ding :))
06/Oct/19 7:27 am     #14250  
99 rides: B1: BANNED
 
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I hope those ďlittleĒ mishaps donít include some big boof head on a twin roosting my showroom condition 300......
06/Oct/19 6:19 am     #14249  
JNR
96 rides: WRRob Mk II
 
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Awesome ride yesterday on the big bikes, well done Tommy & Tiger for bringing up the rear with more speed & skill than he thinks he has to keep up with us, you go alright Tiger looking forward to the 100 with ya.
Few little miss haps but we managed to fixed them in the blink of an eye & we were of again.
Throughly enjoyed myself till I was picked on by that new guy on a African twin heís a bully & should be banned :)))).
See yaís out there real soon for another one.
05/Oct/19 7:52 pm     #14248  
55 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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Thanks for todayís ride guys, conditions were perfect.
líll follow up with a report tomorrow.
04/Oct/19 3:43 pm     #14247  
JNR
96 rides: WRRob Mk II
 
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You go alright Jack, Iíve seen that bike girl fly through sand :))
04/Oct/19 3:28 pm     #14246  
55 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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Iíll join you JNR, and if my phat girl slows youís down Iíll peel off.
My summer bitumen loops may cause me grief on the trails tomorrow.
04/Oct/19 12:59 pm     #14245  
101 rides: Somewhere...
 
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Sounds good JNR .. see you there.
04/Oct/19 12:36 pm     #14244  
261 rides: King Razorback
 
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I'll see you tomorrow JNR
04/Oct/19 10:08 am     #14243  
JNR
96 rides: WRRob Mk II
 
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Calling big bike ride for tomorrow Saturday meeting at the Rock Inn at 8.30 to set off.
04/Oct/19 9:53 am     #14242  
261 rides: King Razorback
 
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If Stano's there that's 3
04/Oct/19 9:28 am     #14241  
45 rides: Diehard
 
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Could be Marty wonder what eddies up to ?
04/Oct/19 9:14 am     #14240  
72 rides: Legend
 
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Is that a ride you're calling Pete?
04/Oct/19 8:47 am     #14239  
261 rides: King Razorback
 
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Thanks Pete but to far for me to travel
04/Oct/19 8:25 am     #14238  
45 rides: Diehard
 
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Iím heading to stainos ride park for the Ktm demo day on Saturday if ya keen tommy

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04/Oct/19 5:56 am     #14237  
261 rides: King Razorback
 
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Anyone riding this weekend Saturday or Sunday
01/Oct/19 8:44 pm     #14236  
111 rides: Superstar
 
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Also if you had any thoughts of updating your bike and was wondering what the 2020 KTMís are like or what the 300 are like Bunbury KTM are having a test day at Stainos ride park this weekend They will have the full fleet available for test rides
WP suspension and Fox will be there too
You will need to register so give them a call on 9721 1600 and speak to Adam as you canít turn up on the day. It does cost $50 but you can bring your bike down and ride the tracks at the park and after the rain we will be getting this week it will be spot on conditions

Cheers
01/Oct/19 8:25 pm     #14235  
111 rides: Superstar
 
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Thanks to the guys that turned up for last Saturdayís ride at Nannup
Another great ride and a lots of laughs while waiting for repairs to be done. We rode a few tracks that I havenít been down for awhile, while some sections were dusty others werenít giving the guys a break and surprisingly there was was still heaps of traction on the hill climbs
The two boys from Perth were lucky Shaun was carrying Knead It, Iíve had some in my back pack for years and never used it so Iíve stopped carting it around lately, after last weekend itís going back in..
I thought that maybe the rain was finished up and back to riding dust now but down this way we are looking a couple of days of decent rain this week so we may be right for awhile yet.
Thanks again and see you out on the tracks
30/Sep/19 6:43 pm     #14234  
33 rides: White Van Man
 
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Knead It Nannup

Riders DazzaM Ktmshuan Martyn BigGee (Tom and Mark, Big Gee's mates) and 2slow

We met at the Nannup Pub at 8:15am and then drove to another location to get ready. It was already warming up and with no rain for a while it was going to be a bit dusty.
Daz was lead rider and as usual took us through a great variety of terrain we had dusty single trail then some single with no dust some hills and we had a good pace happening all day, Tom and Mark were quick so there was no mucking around.
We had a play around on a particular hill, Tom baulked a little about 1 metre from the top of a ledge his legs not long enough to touch the ground he ended up on his side, he picks the bike up, gets to the top of the hill and notices that his plastic oil filler cap has had the top broken off it and you can see straight through it to his clutch plates. After everyone proclaiming they'd "never seen that before" Shaun says "i've got this Knead It in my tool bag it's been in there for 8 years but i've never used it." Tom does a quick repair with the Knead It, we tell some stories for a few minutes while the Knead It sets then we are on our way.
We ride for about 20 minutes and get to a tight uphill track through some pines with a extra gnarly bit up onto a dirt road Mark has a little moment on the gnarly bit and his bike rolls backwards onto a tree branch which puts a hole in his radiator. Mark started to fill his radiator from his camelback in the hope he could get back down to the road and be picked up by the car ending the ride for BigGee Mark and Tom. I said "wait save your water" then "Shaun you better get out that 8 year old Kneed It again". Some were a bit sceptical about the Kneed It being able to repair the radiator but we tried it anyway. Like the previous repair 7 experts put in their 2 bobs worth of advice on how it should be done, a few minutes later "is it hard Mark" a couple of jokes about that then a quick test ride and we were on our way again.
Both Repairs worked great and held up perfectly, we all finished the whole ride with some 2 strokes hitting reserve (after fuel added) and then had a couple of beers to top off a really good day.
Thanks Daz for Leading, Marty for sweeping, Shaun for the Knead It and everyone for making it a great ride.
See you on the next one, Dave.
29/Sep/19 7:51 am     #14233  
73 rides: Legend
 
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See you then.
28/Sep/19 6:14 pm     #14232  
72 rides: Legend
 
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I'll be at Nannup too.
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