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Forum: Australia Today, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Hoots
I think this is where the confusion arises ...

I think this is where the confusion arises

We'll be taking Minuma Range FT through to Mongamula FT - [or vice versa] - that's the long ridgeline shown in the Google screen shot below
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Forum: Australia Today, 12:10 AM
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Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
No, the part of Minuma range FT that we will be...

No, the part of Minuma range FT that we will be doing is open

If you check out the previous trip report you'll see it's included: http://www.offroadexplorer.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3397
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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Hoots
I'd stick my nose in, but can't get away until...

I'd stick my nose in, but can't get away until midway through the following week

For any who don't know: 6 & 7 December - Micalong Creek Campground

Discussion here:...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,663
Posted By Hoots
Has Chris Birch ever contested this event?

Has Chris Birch ever contested this event?
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 07:00 PM
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Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
The idea is to do a loop similar to the one you...

The idea is to do a loop similar to the one you saw on the other posting - I assume we're talking about the same posting - in at Snowball, then across to Minuma Range / Mongamula / Merricumbene /...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,663
Posted By Hoots
I thought you'd cane this one - well done for...

I thought you'd cane this one - well done for putting yourself on the line and having a go

Hope you try again next year

Your riding skills and amusing / informative little vids have...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
You may be enjoying a bit more tyre life as a...

You may be enjoying a bit more tyre life as a result ...

Steve: your idea re' overnight in Merimbula sounds good - that was a brilliant run we did a couple of months back, and there must be...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 08:20 PM
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Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
This would be a great ride, but circa 300km to...

This would be a great ride, but circa 300km to the starting line for me - then again at the end of the day ...

Doesn't rule it out, but I'd be tempted to try and build it into an overnighter ex...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Nothing exciting - just the end of some work...

Nothing exciting - just the end of some work that's involved a bit of travel

Currently just the 450, but it's got a big tank
Forum: Australia 11-24-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Give me 10 days or so (post about Dec 10th), and...

Give me 10 days or so (post about Dec 10th), and I'd be dead keen
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Good on ya I was hoping you were still...

Good on ya

I was hoping you were still riding
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 161,710
Posted By Hoots
I'll second that - and it's not yet summer -...

I'll second that - and it's not yet summer - drove to Wagga today, for a job tomorrow - 41C outside, with strong winds - everything golden brown already - going to be a rough few months ...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Hoots
Heading home to Tamworth, I usually go through...

Heading home to Tamworth, I usually go through Boorowa / Cowra / Canowindra / Wellington / Duneedo / Coolah / Spring Ridge / Werris Ck - then up to Tamworth

Nice run in a car - all tar, except...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 04:41 PM
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Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Well, having got the ball rolling I'll have to...

Well, having got the ball rolling I'll have to leave you to it

Might get down there at the end of the day, but sounds as though you may have moved on by then

Don't forget the pizza in the...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Weekends will be difficult for me between now and...

Weekends will be difficult for me between now and Christmas

Travel on and off till the 10th

That said, I was hoping that this discussion might unearth a few more voices
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,399
Posted By Hoots
If you run a foam filter dry you'll be in at...

If you run a foam filter dry you'll be in at least as much strife

That said, I don't actually know anyone who would run an air filter without oiling it - whether a K&N cardboard-based filter or...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,399
Posted By Hoots
I used a K&N filter on the 690 with no problems...

I used a K&N filter on the 690 with no problems at all - they are very easy to keep clean and well oiled - far easier than a foam filter - I had two of them, and cycled from one to the other pretty...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
How about a few drinks at the Gundaroo pub from...

How about a few drinks at the Gundaroo pub from about 6:00pm onwards on Friday 12th Dec?

Beer garden / live music - and the best pizza in the world at the Cork St Café, just over the road
...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Stupid behaviour from the bloke on Yass River Rd...

Stupid behaviour from the bloke on Yass River Rd - I used to encounter a bit of that in the days when I was doing little laps in that direction on the mountain bike

Be a shame to sell up and move...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Need to be in Orange that Sunday morning

Need to be in Orange that Sunday morning
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 07:05 PM
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Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
I was thinking the same thing recently Seems...

I was thinking the same thing recently

Seems as though this thread has died

Or is dying

That would be a shame

Maybe Christmas drinks one evening after work might be good?
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By Hoots
Amused to see that you also had problems...

Amused to see that you also had problems contacting that Tenere seller in the ACT - I had the same issue - sent him/her a note, but no reply - perhaps a scam, but not a typical scam ad - not a...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
35C here today Barely the first week of...

35C here today

Barely the first week of November

Doesn't bode well for summer

:dutch
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 161,710
Posted By Hoots
I think I'd also wait till I was back home before...

I think I'd also wait till I was back home before casting aspersions on the mighty Delo 400

Pretty sure that I saw this headed toward Numeralla the other day :rofl
...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
A man with an exceptional sense of humour

A man with an exceptional sense of humour
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 06:24 PM
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Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Perfect riding weather up here at present ...

Perfect riding weather up here at present

[some windy days]

But I'm stuck at the computer - and probably more of the same for the next 5 or 6 weeks - by which time, the summer heat will be upon...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,321
Posted By Hoots
Nice report - and a great job with that Rally Fly...

Nice report - and a great job with that Rally Fly fairing
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Did you go through Goobarragandra PL Rd? ...

Did you go through Goobarragandra PL Rd?

Was that part of your plan?
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
In the interest of living vicariously through...

In the interest of living vicariously through others ...

How did you get on Ron?

Got through Goobarragandra OK?
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
This seems to tell the story ... ...

This seems to tell the story ...

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd505/gus105/141025%2026%20DSMRA%20Hoskinstown%20to%20the%20Bay%20ride/DSCF6364_zpsdca202a5.jpg...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
That answers our earlier question (re' Pikes...

That answers our earlier question (re' Pikes Saddle)

The parks people told me that they were making use of motion cameras all through the Bendethra area, after the recent incident with the 4WD...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
We had planned to go through there last week, but...

We had planned to go through there last week, but closures and some other stuff got in the way - in and out via Snowball or Pikes Saddle, with a loop through Dampier Mt, Bendethra, Merricumbene,...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Definitely worth calling the nat parks people in...

Definitely worth calling the nat parks people in Narooma, and checking out their website - Merricumbene seems to be open again, but it was closed as recently as last week

...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
I stuffed up my cornerman duties on a couple of...

I stuffed up my cornerman duties on a couple of occasions on the last coast ride and, as luck would have it, both resulted in a bit of confusion - it's a great system, but needs to be followed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Hoots
Fantastic ... Makes me think twice about...

Fantastic ...

Makes me think twice about selling the 690 ...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Did you get a lot of people for the ride?

Did you get a lot of people for the ride?
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Any more pics from this trip?

Any more pics from this trip?
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5,601
Views: 353,498
Posted By Hoots
Always pays to be the photographer I've...

Always pays to be the photographer

I've noticed that the rollovers are getting pretty big all over the place - Cowangerong FT has completely changed - one after another

Would have been...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 571,931
Posted By Hoots
I did look at TE610s - actually, more closely at...

I did look at TE610s - actually, more closely at the newer TE630s

PM sent: I did write a longer response here, but it looked like a sales pitch and I don't want to get taken off the forum ...
...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 571,931
Posted By Hoots
It is a hard decision, but I don't have the time...

It is a hard decision, but I don't have the time now to ride both bikes and the 690 just isn't getting used

That said, there's not a big market for these bikes, and I'm not desperate to see it go,...
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