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Old 04-04-2011, 01:31 AM   #3166
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free at last, just a shame the vultures were circling by this point...

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Old 04-04-2011, 03:32 AM   #3167
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Perth to Cervantes sand weekend 2nd & 3rd April

Thanks to Dan the tour guide, Greg, Graeme, Kev, Nick, and Andrew.
It was good to meet some more riders and and enjoy some excellent tracks. And some very soft sand.
It was a shame that one certain make and model of bike continued to uphold it's reputation and couldn't complete the trip but I'm pretty sure the rest of us had a great weekend. I certainly did.
I hope the back is not too bad Kev.

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:12 AM   #3168
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But I found this place...kinda boggy ya know, even after the dry winter/summer...
Where was that?
Given the lack of rain, where's the water come from?

Nice weather for digging a bike out of a bog.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:17 AM   #3169
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Heavy Bike?

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Where was that?
Given the lack of rain, where's the water come from?

Nice weather for digging a bike out of a bog.

Gee Wiz.. That thing wudda bin heavier than a TTR with all that extra optional stuff (MUD!!)

And yeah (not) perfect weather to dig stuff..

Hope all is well now.

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:27 AM   #3170
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Nice Jump Dan

Nice Jump Dan

Are you sure that is part of the "Newbie" to sand intro 101?

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:19 AM   #3171
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Hmm, very, very observant Wilmo! You were heading down the right track but lost it towards the end...all right, a hint...lotsa grunt!
Hmm lotsa grunt eh? So dirt bike still? Not a KTM? Maybe a Husaberg 570?

If not a dirt bike, then knowing your British anscestry, perhaps a Triumph?

Rocket 3? About as much grunt as any bike could have, and a lowish seat height that even T might be able to swing a leg over?
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:37 AM   #3172
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That small dark strip u can see on the previous pic; - just to the right and up of the forks is where I landed after going over the bars...

its seemed to be a little bit stuck!... couldn't move it so I started to dig...
Is that 2 smoke the new bike?
Looks like you've found a dead body there too Guy!!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:39 AM   #3173
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Perth to Cervantes sand weekend 2nd & 3rd April

Thanks to Dan the tour guide, Greg, Graeme, Kev, Nick, and Andrew.
It was good to meet some more riders and and enjoy some excellent tracks. And some very soft sand.
It was a shame that one certain make and model of bike continued to uphold it's reputation and couldn't complete the trip but I'm pretty sure the rest of us had a great weekend. I certainly did.
I hope the back is not too bad Kev.

Here's a pic of Dan the man in action.


More pics, more pics,more pics,more pics,more pics,more pics,more pics,more pics
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:46 AM   #3174
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Dan's the one with all the pics
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:59 AM   #3175
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Are you sure that is part of the "Newbie" to sand intro 101?
Yes Jay, this was unit 1.0. We didn't even get to stage 4.0

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:22 AM   #3176
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Is that 2 smoke the new bike?
Looks like you've found a dead body there too Guy!!!
No, I've had this about a year; great bike (when I'm energetic enough to hang on to it)!

That was me; the undertaker snapped the pic before burying me...
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:28 AM   #3177
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Hmm lotsa grunt eh? So dirt bike still? Not a KTM? Maybe a Husaberg 570?

If not a dirt bike, then knowing your British anscestry, perhaps a Triumph?

Rocket 3? About as much grunt as any bike could have, and a lowish seat height that even T might be able to swing a leg over?
I've never liked the look of the Rocket - T tried 1 before she got the cruiser (now long sold off), but she wasn't a fan. Never had a go on 1 myself tho'.

I thought you were going to say 'Tiger' when I started reading 'British anscestry' but you didn't mention that bike.

BTW Wilmo, got down to your thurs night stomping ground a few weeks back...some nice hill climbs as you always said. It was a real struggle in the sand using hard terrain tires...I was digging holes most of the time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:00 AM   #3178
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I've never liked the look of the Rocket - T tried 1 before she got the cruiser (now long sold off), but she wasn't a fan. Never had a go on 1 myself tho'.

I thought you were going to say 'Tiger' when I started reading 'British anscestry' but you didn't mention that bike.

BTW Wilmo, got down to your thurs night stomping ground a few weeks back...some nice hill climbs as you always said. It was a real struggle in the sand using hard terrain tires...I was digging holes most of the time.
I didn't think a side mounted number plate would fit the Tiger, but if that's what you are getting its very nice, listened to the youtube videos, that triple sounds unreal....and by all accounts I'd say the quality control is better than that of the F800, it'd be my pick too over the BMW.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:06 AM   #3179
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Yes Jay, this was unit 1.0. We didn't even get to stage 4.0

Some more pics and a brief recount here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post15583029







How much fun is it riding up there?!!! And beautiful scenery as well! Much better than the hills because it doesn't hurt when you fall off. To learn to ride sand you just have to have a go, it doesn't take long. Its all about attitude! I remember my first ride at Gnangara with GuyMcfly and falling off within 50m. Thankfully I've improved a lot since then. Tyre pressures make a big difference too - something you learn through experience. The trick is also not to exhaust yourself trying to get up a hill that you are stuck on, just turn the bike around and ride down it and have another run. A steering damper also helps heaps on a big bike to keep it in a straight line, and keeping your weight back and clamping the bike between your knees to aid stability. And try not to use the front brake....
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:16 AM   #3180
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Any rides planned for Easter ???

... as it's just around the corner ...

(Or have I missed something, as I've been overseas for two months ... ???)

(Laos ride report coming soon, but here's a glimpse ...)
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