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Old 11-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Sydney Noob Run 18th November

OK, I’m putting it out there? Interested Noobs? Also calling for Experienced help/Advice?

WHEN: Sunday 18th November
WHERE: Meet at Richmond Maccas 8:30 for 9AM departure.
WHERE TO (provisional on advice): I found a GPS track for some so called “easy” runs, one is Bilpin to Colo, Another from Colo to Lower Portland and then across Wisemans Ferry to St Albans north on Wollombi Rd, back down the Old Pac to finish.

I have had the GS for a few months now, done a little off road riding, but I really want to do some more learning and explore Sydney off road. I have found learner runs on road riding forums to be a good thing. You need a mix of experience and not too many people.

So is this the right place for this? Could anyone come to mentor? Is my route alright?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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With no offroad experience behind me, i've done that same set of roads on my 1150 pig a few times and had no dramas, even with a pillion. If you leave Richmond as planned at 9ish and scoot up to bilpin/mountain lagoon, you would cover all your proposed ride by about lunch/cold drink time or so. As always on dirt i drop the tyre press at least 10psi each end and back off the rebound damping, makes a world of difference. Being a weekend i would caution you to the high probability of over enthusiastic 4wd's posing some serious pucker factor moments. As to the 18th i'll be involved in my occasional employment, i know where i'd rather be. Have fun, ride smart.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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I'll put it in my diary

I might be available, but having just got home from a four day run I will see how the wind is blowing for the 18th . I'll watch this thread
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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I might be up for this, ill watch this space.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback guys, hoping to get a couple of noobs to join me and someone experienced if possible, otherwise I will just go exploring on my own.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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I might be in for that, I'll dust the bike off and get out. Buying a house destroyed my riding time for the last 9 months.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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I would have liked to join this ride but have already booked some heavy duty wine drinking in the Hunter
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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Crushing a foot and then breaking a femur has left me idle and wasting away for 6 months.
Along with my barnload of idle machines, I am keen for a ride and should be good for this.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #9
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May be able to join in but need to be home early afternoon. Probably go as far as wisemans then back home.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #10
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Crushing a foot and then breaking a femur has left me idle and wasting away for 6 months.
Along with my barnload of idle machines, I am keen for a ride and should be good for this.

hey Ian, what happened if you dont mind me asking? Was wondering what you've been up to.
Been quiet around these parts, not as many sydney rides being posted up.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:34 AM   #11
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"hey Ian, what happened if you dont mind me asking?"

Me too, what did you do to deserve this?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #12
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"hey Ian, what happened if you dont mind me asking?"

Me too, what did you do to deserve this?
Don't want to take over the thread, but I have a tendency to stay with the bike despite the circumstances and the foot was crushed when I flipped the Hypermotard and ground off the footpeg. If I had been wearing motocross boots there would have been no injury. The broken femur was the most ordinary situation where the fully loaded 690 stalled on a hill and fell on me as I went down on the lower side. Got a helicopter ride out of that one (after some campers found me) and a good lesson on carrying a spot tracker next time.

when Karlxx posted It presented a good opportunity to ease back into the riding while tempering the riding ambition. Karl you have attracted the interest of some old hands here so it should be a good blast.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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Thanks again guys, now to ensure we have some other noobs to come along too to prevent me from being the only one embaressed.

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #14
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:43 AM   #15
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I've been wanting a snail trail ride down here and wifey says, not that weekend. ::sniff::

I'd be keen for the 'next' one

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