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15/Sep/21 9:59 pm     #16284  
74 rides: 👴 Legend
 
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Great job with ride report Dazza
Iím glad I didnít stay u until 2
15/Sep/21 9:22 pm     #16283  
124 rides: Superstar
 
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JB 500 #5 2021
13 riders started for this year's JB500. We meet at Inver's place where he told us what to expect for this year's ride and I think it was around the 8.00am mark and we were on the bikes and ready for a 250km sand ride. We were blessed that it had rained the day before and it was going to make the sand tracks more enjoyable to ride. Inver did warn us that there was a couple of section we needed to watch out for and he wasn't wrong, as these sections normally are no issues to ride but the 4WDs had left their mark and when you a travelling along at a descent pace and come over the top of a hill only to find on the other side deep 4WD ruts it certainly got the heart rate up. Pretty sure one rider ended going over the bars as he hit one of the deep ruts but nothing hurt other than pride.
The morning section had a lot of great sections to ride and it was good to see the boys racing side by side and a bit of bar banging to each corner as Inver was setting a cracking pace and everyone was doing a great job keeping up.
Wasn't too long before we were at the first fuel stop at Moore River and with everyone fuelled up and refreshed we carried on. Everyone was doing great as there was a couple of sections that, even though it rained, the sand was fairly deep and soft and you gotta keep your pace up to get through.
Wasn't too long before we were at the half way point for another top up of fuel and a bite to eat, where we also caught up with Helen who was driving the support car.
We left Lancelin where we swapped leaders and Cass took over and gave Inver a chance to race in the pack. The afternoon section, we ended doing new tracks that the boys had found. We did have a flat front tyre which was sorted and all was going well until we came across the first water crossing. It was long and the water was black so no way of telling what was ahead. We all managed to get across with a few bikes needing a hand that got stuck. Jase on his DR400 made it look easy. All good again until the next water crossing which was longer. This time a bike ended up sucking in some water. It took a bit of time to get the bike going, being a 4 ,nd you will see in the photos some took the opportunity to empty their boots of water.
It was getting late by that stage and we still had one more fuel stop to go, so the call was made to cut out the tracks and do more black top to make it into Jurien Bay before it got too late. Can't remember exactly what time we got in but when we got to the place we were staying in it was nice to have a beer get out of the wet riding gear from the water crossings and have a shower. No prepping the bikes for the next day's ride as we would normally do.
It was a good night at the pub as always and they do a good meal and the place was packed again. A few decided to keep drinking to 1-2am in the morning while the rest hit the sack.
Day 2 we woke to rain which was quite heavy at times but after a great breaky cooked up by Inver, the sun came out and after bike prepping it was time to hit the tracks.
We did the beach run back and wasn't too sure what was ahead as with what the winter storms had done to the beaches but all was good, soft in a few sections but no dramas. Couldn't believe on how much rubbish was washed up on the shore line. We did come across the rangers this time though at Wedge, but they were pretty good and just gave us a lecture about making sure the bikes are rego'd. We didn't hang around and took off to Lancelin for a refuel and lunch. No issues with the ride back to Inver's place except for a broken kick-starter and there was still a bit of racing going on, which was fun and made we good time back.
Inver did a great job by managing to call in and getting a carton and riding back to his place so we could have a beer after a great 2 days of riding.
Can't remember the name of all the riders but the Crusty crew were Xr Casss,Inver, Jase 400,Tommy DazzaM, Jersey Boy, sorry if i forgot others.
So another great JB 500 well done to Inver, Cass for putting the ride together (huge effort) Jase400 for doing sweep duties and Adam & Helen for offering their time and vehicle for support car. And thanks to Tommy for taking photos, and by the way he did a great of riding the sand tracks for his first JB500. Pretty sure though there was a few times when he would have been thinking what the hell he was doing :)
As for SOTD pretty sure a few riders came off but no names :) ROTD well I reckon all Crusties that ride the JB500 deserve it, as it's not a ride for everyone and not an easy ride. 500km of mostly sand sections will be challenging. I would certainly encourage all to give it a crack.
Till the next JB500
Cheers
13/Sep/21 7:52 pm     #16282  
124 rides: Superstar
 
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Another great JB500 done. Conditions spot on with rain before the ride. Awesome job done by Inver,Cass and Jase
Ride report to follow .
13/Sep/21 5:51 pm     #16281  
229 rides: Focus the anger
 
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I wish I was getting pensioner money, I could have 3 bikes.
13/Sep/21 5:44 pm     #16280  
74 rides: 👴 Legend
 
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Pounce most Pensioner have trouble remembered where they put there keys so donít fill to bad
13/Sep/21 1:14 pm     #16279  
229 rides: Focus the anger
 
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OK, $100 for anyone who can remember where I hid the keys to the 690.
I found the shed keys after 20 minutes, they were in a great spot but the bike keys elude me.
13/Sep/21 11:46 am     #16278  
74 rides: 👴 Legend
 
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Big thanks to everyone that attended this year JB 500
Cheers to Jase400 for helping out with sweep Dutyís
Cass for booking the house and doing the groceryís
Adam and Helen for driving all gear up and back
13/Sep/21 9:45 am     #16277  
303 rides: Half-man Half-Crusty
 
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Thanks for a great weekend especially to Inver and XRCass for organising it leading and sweeping also to Jase400 for sweeping and everyone else who made it there and back 2 long days riding in sand takes it's toll but it was good fun
12/Sep/21 9:22 pm     #16276  
73 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Everyone made it back home safe from the 5th Annual JB500. Cheers to all who came along - everyone did their bit to get us all there and back again. A few surprises along the way (whatís this water doing here?) but all worked out ok.
12/Sep/21 4:25 pm     #16275  
26 rides: Diehard
 
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Iím in Pounce.
12/Sep/21 1:45 pm     #16274  
229 rides: Focus the anger
 
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I'm back baby, and as I haven't had a ride in 20 weeks, be at my place on Friday morning, we'll go do a loop down around Lake Brockman area.

Text me for details



This post was edited on: 13/Sep/21 3:10 pm
04/Sep/21 8:08 pm     #16273  
84 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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The Three Big Bores,
Players: XRCass, Jed77, JNR, Jack
XRCass called a shake down ride for the JB500 and after some late rain during the week the sand was going to be perfect. JNR and Jack came out with the big bores to match the might of XRCass and Jed on his 500.

A bit of black tar out from OVT and boom straight into it. No time to adjust your stance, scratch your nose or pull your undies out of your crack. Shit was coming at you fast and the sand was going to eat you up if you hesitated for one slight moment.

Twist the throttle, lean back and grind it out. Just as we were getting the hang of this Brand Highway appeared on the horizon. 1 hr of total focus felt like 5 minutes. Continued on to XRCassís burn out paddock to practice power slides, then onto the fuel station and somewhere in between there we changed Jeds ripped rear tube valve with a 21Ē tube.

After refueling we point the bikes west and ploughed through the sand back to OVT. Now the sand was a foot deep, changing lines was so much more risky so plenty of bush scrubbing on the way home.

As promised by XRCass, when the clock struck 12 noon we were back at OVT enjoying a cold beer.
Excellent ride, injury free and an absolute hoot !


This post was edited on: 04/Sep/21 8:10 pm
04/Sep/21 6:24 pm     #16272  
JNR
131 rides: 🌭sausage king🌭
 
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Thanks for the ride today lads was killer to get back in the sand chasing each other fighting the 4x4 wheel ruts on the big girls. I donít know what was worse chasing the mighty XR or on my arvo ride chasing bloody 13 year olds now on 125 & 250ís that have sand for breakfast

This post was edited on: 04/Sep/21 6:42 pm
04/Sep/21 5:52 pm     #16271  
73 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Thanks for the ride Jed, Jack and Jnr (hmmm not far off John, Jack and Jim there ) ... did a 4 hr ride and took 15secs of vid. I was impressed with the big bikes in the sand (690 and 701) ... so much so in fact that I went from specifically picking tracks without any sandy whoops to ... bugger em this'll do - they can ride. Jed on the 500 with a seriously F#@!ed up shoulder was impressive also. The XR ran good - nothing fell off (including the rider) and she starts when she should so all good for the JB500 next Fri/Sat - bring it on.


04/Sep/21 3:02 pm     #16270  
36 rides: Squid of the day
 
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Great ride today gents, chewed through 150ks quickly. Your not shy on that big Honda Cass🤘no way I was catching you. Thanks again for the lead, lot of fun out there to blow the cobwebs out.
Cheers to Jack for the tube and Jnr for the run on the big bike👌
03/Sep/21 7:28 pm     #16269  
73 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Yip all good JedÖ.
03/Sep/21 6:59 pm     #16268  
84 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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Forecast chilly 4 degrees, definitely driving car to OVT 🥶
03/Sep/21 6:56 pm     #16267  
36 rides: Squid of the day
 
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Hey Cass I'll take a spot tomorrow if that's cool? Fuel range won't be a problem
03/Sep/21 6:28 pm     #16266  
73 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Yep got it sorted Ö. 150km back at midday Ö.
03/Sep/21 6:28 pm     #16265  
JNR
131 rides: 🌭sausage king🌭
 
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Hey Jack is that good for 200kms cause the car will be doing a 100kms 😂
03/Sep/21 6:24 pm     #16264  
84 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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Yes, good for 200km.
Letís head out East and loop back on North tracks ?
02/Sep/21 9:58 pm     #16263  
73 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Awesome Jack Ö let me know if wanna head east or north Ö either good for me. I guess you can do more than 100 km before needing fuel on that thing eh ? Anyone else keen post up please so can plan ride around fuel cheers.

Can do an easy 75 km each way ride to servo if like.

This post was edited on: 02/Sep/21 10:04 pm
02/Sep/21 9:33 pm     #16262  
84 rides: Jack of all bikes
 
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See you at 8am Cass, Iíll ride my fat girl 701 and see if I can handle her in sand.
02/Sep/21 9:02 pm     #16261  
73 rides: Vintage Motorcycle Rider
 
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Gonna service the XR before JB (time to change the air in the tyres) and do a short test ride this sat Ö anyone wanna do about 4hrs outa OVT sat 8am ?
02/Sep/21 5:27 am     #16260  
74 rides: 👴 Legend
 
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Unfortunately Spike the JB 500 on the same weekend
Sounds like it be a good way to check out what T&E club get up too
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