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Forum: Australia 04-09-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By rossf650dakar
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. Hence hoping...

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. Hence hoping someone on this forum has been through some routes in this part of the world recently. Nothing beats first hand info. I've done many of the tracks...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By rossf650dakar
Hello Nev. Just been busy trying to make money,...

Hello Nev. Just been busy trying to make money, and grow cattle. Still doing plenty of riding just no time for adventures of late. Hence NE NSW beckons.

That My road info site is interesting but...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By rossf650dakar
Ne nsw recent conditions info?

Been a while absent from the forum people. Have I missed much?

Hoping some of you have some recent trail info on the north eastern NSW region, mainly Richmond Range, Washpool, Nymboida and Guy...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,921
Posted By rossf650dakar
Not disappeared, just busy these days. Still...

Not disappeared, just busy these days. Still riding and enjoying it. Might have to get out on a group ride soon.
Forum: Australia 02-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,921
Posted By rossf650dakar
If we're talking about the same thing, it wasn't...

If we're talking about the same thing, it wasn't given away. But it didn't fetch much either.

I agree with your comments re web publishing but there remains a valid and commercial role for printed...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,921
Posted By rossf650dakar
So, who will buy it?

Sad news indeed. The mag was my idea many years ago (too long, it seems). I remember the chat with Peter Morrison (publisher) explaining where I thought the market opportunity lay. At the time of...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,319,029
Posted By rossf650dakar
Hope it works

Good one you Phil, I saw that on the news last night and cheered. The major supermarkets will screw producers into the ground until there's nothing left but foreign owned farms and imported produce....
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,138
Posted By rossf650dakar
Saw you at church

I went past you on my way home, had the red hilux loaded after a weekend working onthe farm. Wondered why someone on a postie would stop at the church, but you weren't waving anyone down so I kept on.
Forum: Australia 10-18-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By rossf650dakar
And the state taxpayers, yes, thanks Phil. For...

And the state taxpayers, yes, thanks Phil. For the Noosa North Shore there is now a camping fee, plus a vehicle fee. At $15 per vehicle, they will raise much more than is needed to occassionally run...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By rossf650dakar
Cooloola & Rainbow Beach Tax Slug

Mate and I had a little one day run up from the Noosa Ferry to Rainbow Beach yesterday.

This was the first day the new $15 per vehicle tax was in force. I'ts not the money but all this PR...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By rossf650dakar
It will only get worse

Deals by the ALP GOvernment to keep the Greens happy will become more and more common, because the ALP in Qld now desperately need the Greens support to have any chance of staying in power after the...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 127,665
Posted By rossf650dakar
Outstanding.

Congrats lads. Truly outstanding. :clap
Forum: Australia 08-05-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,749
Posted By rossf650dakar
Rebirthing old muthas

Full story on the XT here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=556824&highlight=XT600

I want to remove the engine soon and go some new piston rings, she smokes a smidge. Other than...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,013
Posted By rossf650dakar
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap Exactly....

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

Exactly. Geology is a science after all, and more rigorous than some of this Al Gore pseudo science.

But I'm afraid there are plenty of people who refuse to...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,013
Posted By rossf650dakar
Avoid land closures

Plenty of people, if you believe the polls, are thinking of voting 'green' this time around. Labor have already done the deal on preferences so the greens will be 'owed' a raft of 'reforms' should...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By rossf650dakar
As others have said, of course it can be done. ...

As others have said, of course it can be done.

But spend 90% of your effort on preparation - sanding, cleaning, sanding, cleaning, before even starting with a plastic primer.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By rossf650dakar
Give the information centre a call ... ...

Give the information centre a call ...

http://www.paradisedam.com.au/

I was up there last year but stopped at the dam campground. From memory there is a crossing to the west and upstream and...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By rossf650dakar
Thanks for the feedback guys. My 990 wants to...

Thanks for the feedback guys. My 990 wants to roam, and getting across the range south of Mallanganee rather than the uusal route via Tabulam is all part of a plan I am cooking up ... :evil
...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By rossf650dakar
Hmmm. That makes the only option a long detour...

Hmmm. That makes the only option a long detour south to Grafton then north again to Fine Flower/Baryulgil.

Is there a way across the Richmond range further north, from Busbys Flat to Alice? The...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By rossf650dakar
As far as I know it's 4WD only. The council there...

As far as I know it's 4WD only. The council there have some issues with bikes (speaking from personal experience!).

The RTCB are using a new property in roughly the same area though, worth...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By rossf650dakar
bump... On Google Maps its called Mt Marsh...

bump...

On Google Maps its called Mt Marsh Road, comes out on the western side of the Richmond Range at Upper Fine Flower, then turn south to Barrett's Ck.

No one been that way lately? ...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By rossf650dakar
Richmond Range Northern NSW

Does anyone know if the road from Whiporie to Barrett's Ck is open again? Last time I tried (a while back) a bridge was out and the road closed...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,569
Posted By rossf650dakar
And that's how I always *used* to think of it...

And that's how I always *used* to think of it also, but I remember at some training thing years ago having a similar argument... and losing ... and after that figured that transering weight to the...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,569
Posted By rossf650dakar
Yes, because the rider weight is at footpeg...

Yes, because the rider weight is at footpeg height. Isn't that how it works.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,569
Posted By rossf650dakar
That probably means the same rule will apply here...

That probably means the same rule will apply here under national uniform laws? Silly though, standing on the pegs can give you more control and a better view (and a good leg stretch and backside...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,569
Posted By rossf650dakar
Pffft. They'll have to catch me first. ...

Pffft. They'll have to catch me first.

Fining bikes for lane splitting when the traffic is stationary is the ultimate act of stupidity when it comes to law enforcement.
Forum: Australia 06-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By rossf650dakar
Air filter and carby are the two things to think...

Air filter and carby are the two things to think about. Shouldn't be a problem on most proper ADV bikes unless you are planning to submarine the thing.

With smaller enduro type bikes still using...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,566
Posted By rossf650dakar
Momentum is my friend :evil Luv playing in water!

Momentum is my friend :evil Luv playing in water!
Forum: Australia 06-07-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,211
Posted By rossf650dakar
That almost perfectly describes my office these...

That almost perfectly describes my office these days! :lol3

As for editorial, that has to be the editors choice and reflected in publishers direction.

Sites like this offer a great venue...
Forum: Australia 06-07-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By rossf650dakar
Nice. Good work! Editing is good, vision is good,...

Nice. Good work! Editing is good, vision is good, audio good. Sound track good.

All good! Look forward to seeing it!! :clap
Forum: Australia 06-06-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,211
Posted By rossf650dakar
You make it sound like I died of old age! :lol3

You make it sound like I died of old age! :lol3
Forum: Australia 06-01-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,843
Posted By rossf650dakar
Got it in one. :deal

Got it in one. :deal
Forum: Australia 05-26-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By rossf650dakar
Take the left at the Park turnoff, follow the...

Take the left at the Park turnoff, follow the road for a while and then take a right down Monsildale Road. You more or less then need to go to Linville to the highway and up to Blackbutt but you...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,849
Posted By rossf650dakar
Is she looking for the keys to the bike?...

Is she looking for the keys to the bike? Interesting place to hide them if that's the case. :lol3

Oops, there's me getting off topic.
Forum: Australia 05-24-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,849
Posted By rossf650dakar
Hear hear! I watched that original clip...

Hear hear!

I watched that original clip before you all went off on tangents :evil and always find myself amazed at the ways the nanny state will rear its head.

That copper is probably a nice...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,329
Posted By rossf650dakar
Re lobbying etc

Many of the ideas/comments etc make sense. But as someone who gave it a bit of a shot once, there are a few very big hurdles when it comes to professional advocacy for dirt bikes generally:

-...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By rossf650dakar
A good 5 day loop would have to take in, in my...

A good 5 day loop would have to take in, in my opinion:

northern NSW rivers country
noosa north shore beaches and fraser is

You might not have time to venture too far west if you tried to...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,061
Posted By rossf650dakar
So it seems it's true then, the govt are planning...

So it seems it's true then, the govt are planning to sell the stock routes. I didn't start this thread to open a slanging match about the Govt... I am not a fan but I figure it's just a matter of...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,061
Posted By rossf650dakar
Oh dear. I've got a 5ha reserve running through...

Oh dear. I've got a 5ha reserve running through my place, maybe I'll have to "negotiate" with tht Govt? :evil That would be pretty one sided though. They never negotiate much with me when banning...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,061
Posted By rossf650dakar
Bligh selling stock routes?

I was told yesterday that included in the sell of assets in Qld will be stock routes? Evidently these are part of the foresty land privatisation?

I confirmed several times with my source that...
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