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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Yes, and probably onto my 7th piston

Yes, and probably onto my 7th piston
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Hoots
It's a 250 Yes, and a perineal...

It's a 250



Yes, and a perineal reconstruction if I try to sit down

It's a very funky little thing
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Sort of amusing that you don't need a ramp to get...

Sort of amusing that you don't need a ramp to get it on the back of the car

Just pick it up
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Hoots
I'll come too Just picked up the new bike ...

I'll come too

Just picked up the new bike

Perfect for the job

http://hooty.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bike-Pics/i-z57VLVH/0/M/IMG_2060-M.jpg...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Hoots
Bruce in Mitchell often has older bikes in his...

Bruce in Mitchell often has older bikes in his shop

I don't know about Beemers specifically, but certainly some older big bikes
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Townsville St I think But someone told me...

Townsville St I think

But someone told me that Dan was also an experienced BMW mechanic
Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Hoots
I've been travelling on and off for weeks now,...

I've been travelling on and off for weeks now, including most weekends

Jobs accumulating, both here and on my partner's place

I thought there was a low chance of getting away

Which...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Good-oh I ended up doing chores most of...

Good-oh

I ended up doing chores most of the day, but good that a group of you made it down there
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Did a group of you make it to the Gundaroo pub...

Did a group of you make it to the Gundaroo pub yesterday?
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Hoots
What is the new year's get-together at Micalong?

What is the new year's get-together at Micalong?
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Hoots
That's more than the life of most Katos ... :nod

That's more than the life of most Katos ... :nod
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Hoots
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/m7v2pZfG978/maxresdefault.jp...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/m7v2pZfG978/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Hoots
I'll be keen - pending work etc ...

I'll be keen - pending work etc

Currently constrained in my choice of bike
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Hoots
That too - although this is Gundaroo - the Paris...

That too - although this is Gundaroo - the Paris end of the Yass Valley, but even so ...

Have to admit I had grave concerns at one of these ADV Rider Xmas things a few years back, approaching a...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Long time since anyone looked lost in Gundaroo ...

Long time since anyone looked lost in Gundaroo

Just head for the beards
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Good to see the X-Challenge is out and about ...

Good to see the X-Challenge is out and about

We still miss him up here
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Here you go Baza Cheers, Sam. ...

Here you go Baza

Cheers, Sam.

http://www.mraact.org.au/mra-act-201...y-13-december/ (http://www.mraact.org.au/mra-act-2014-toy-run-saturday-13-december/)

.............

Date : Saturday 13...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By Hoots
I'll have to play it by ear Might get...

I'll have to play it by ear

Might get down there in the evening
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Excellent - every now and then the camera angle...

Excellent - every now and then the camera angle shows the gradient of the hill, and you can understand how difficult the climb would have been - particularly with the loose crap to churn through
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Some amazing storms - I've been away for most of...

Some amazing storms - I've been away for most of it, and away again - keep coming back to see the evidence lying around on paddocks - Mudgee got trashed yesterday arvo by the looks of it
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Yass only 6.5mm ... ? We had another 38mm...

Yass only 6.5mm ... ?

We had another 38mm yesterday and last night - 45mm at Bywong

Running total from this system now around 130mm

That's probably about it for now - sh_tload of...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Hoots
I wasn't there, and can't comment on the...

I wasn't there, and can't comment on the spectator experience - but the bods in the vids all seemed to be quite happy with the quality of human suffering laid on for their viewing pleasure - lots of...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Hoots
This is good to know

This is good to know
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Hoots
Back again and another 70mm in the gauge ...

Back again and another 70mm in the gauge

That's 90mm from this system so far

Unless Gundaroo has been unfairly trashed, those heading to Micalong might want to take floaties ...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Hoots
A lot of people would never use hard luggage -...

A lot of people would never use hard luggage - soft luggage is not a second-best solution

If you look at the Wolfman pannier system you'll see that it needs little 'links' welded into each...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Hoots
If you are looking at soft luggage, it would be...

If you are looking at soft luggage, it would be dead easy to weld on the small attachment slots for the Wolfman system - a very robust and secure system - can also of course just use the frames to...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 12:21 AM
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Posted By Hoots
Just got back - 20mm in the gauge after a hot...

Just got back - 20mm in the gauge after a hot day, so there must have been some reasonable falls out here in the last couple of days
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Not much agreement amongst the weather models at...

Not much agreement amongst the weather models at the moment - think it's probably quite hard to predict these sporadic storms

Definitely need some rain
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Another cracker of a vid A matchup between...

Another cracker of a vid

A matchup between Chris Birch and Graham Jervis would bring a lot of spectators, and would raise the profile of the event

Presumably both could fix things so that the...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Hoots
Fantastic - the big Berg sounds very happy

Fantastic - the big Berg sounds very happy
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 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
...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 12:10 AM
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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
...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 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 11-28-2014, 04:05 PM
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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