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Old 01-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #12241
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Hi there, hi Rob,
thanks for the links for the camera-topic. Iris is very interessted.
Concerning the cangooroos: I'm aware they must be dangerous for the traffic. Stories about that are told even here in Germany and I've seen them in the zoo. I think, it's better to avoid a collision, even with the small ones. The most dangerous threat from wild-life here are wild hogs. They live in bushed and wooded regions in bunches up to 20 animals. They are black and mostly night-active. So they cross or even stand on the roads and they are not really visible. Male animals weigh in at about 200 kg. So you better not hit one - even in the car.
And for the snow: I wish I was as snowbound as I was in the last 2 years ...
Why? Just take a look at this: That's pure fun!!!

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Old 01-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #12242
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Bambi, great photo it would be terrific to have a go at doing that, reminds me of a old song North to Alaska, do you say mush mush to get them going,running along side and then jump on .
Wild pigs we have those too but do not see them during the day they hunt them with dogs well you know the rest .
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #12243
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Hello Rob,
'North to Alaska' is the hymn of all mushers. I use German commands for my dogs, so I say 'Auf geht's' (German for 'Come on' or 'Go'). With just 3 dogs, you're the fourth dog in team. But that was the same with my 'big' 6-dogs-team about 20 years ago. The musher's always the additional dog in the team. After a couple of very warm winters, the last two were cold enough to enable us 6 weeks on the sledge in both years. Up to the moment, this winter's training was just on wheels ... still hoping for some snow to come ...
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #12244
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Bambi, this is just sooooo cool.
I have very soft spot for Huskies :)
I always had dogs but never Husky. Leaving aside Jack London level of coolness of riding sledge. Wow.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:13 AM   #12245
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Sidetracking - anyone watching Dakar 2012?
I think this is last year I was ever interested. Their Race Commitee is walking shame and Stefan Peterhansel behaves like total as...ole. I know "man a legend" thing etc. but he is not a good man. Good man would not do it. Won't push over motorcyclist stuck in river with his car at 5 km per hour. Won't push our into rocks (disregarding rules) fellow competitor, causing him to crash. Won't ignore rules and be excused from penalties. I have to say that French organisers do all they can to help Peterhansel to win no matter what.
Their pathetic disqualification of KAMAZ team proved that too.


I'd rather watch Baja and Pharaons rally.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:11 AM   #12246
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Sidetracking - anyone watching Dakar 2012?
I think this is last year I was ever interested. Their Race Commitee is walking shame and Stefan Peterhansel behaves like total as...ole. I know "man a legend" thing etc. but he is not a good man. Good man would not do it. Won't push over motorcyclist stuck in river with his car at 5 km per hour. Won't push our into rocks (disregarding rules) fellow competitor, causing him to crash. Won't ignore rules and be excused from penalties. I have to say that French organisers do all they can to help Peterhansel to win no matter what.
Their pathetic disqualification of KAMAZ team proved that too.


I'd rather watch Baja and Pharaons rally.
This news to me, just did a search.
http://www.race-dezert.com/home/rive...ion-27096.html
What a complete fu**ing wan*er he is, out of order that.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #12247
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For a better perspective on the Dakar, try

http://neduro.com/blogs/news

Also track Neds (and others) progress at ADV in "Racing". Use the "cliff notes" version and pay attention to the RallyRadio phone calls.

It will make you feel better following riders with a much different set of ethics from the superstars. After all that, remember the French are in charge. Thank God the English (and the Russians) smacked Napoleon down when then did.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #12248
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Ladder106, thanks for link!
This is kind of people I do have huge respect for and that much more interesting to read and hear!
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:20 AM   #12249
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here in N.ireland dust and sand isnt a problem.our bikes look like this after doin some gentle trails

its the first change chance ive had to get her out on the dirt since i tweeked the front end.i put INTIMINATORS in her but wasnt happy with the feel. sadpunk advised me that i may not have the right oil in her.(silkolene 5w)
so i took it out and replaced it with motul 5w (same as robmoto) the difference was immediately apparent.a much smother ride.
so yeasterday on the trails i deliberately went thruogh the holes just to see how she behaved..very well as it turns out..so now im happy with the bouncy bits(yss shock in back)..
@robmoto really envious of your playground there..that wee mirror you have looks the biz..can you say what type it is?
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:55 AM   #12250
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Kyle I bought it a few years back, theres no brand name on it as I recall here is where I got it , but they don,t have online ordering.
http://www.ballards.cc/
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #12251
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I went for a ride yesterday out to Shooters Hill, and it was cold , it should have been hot but we were 1250m high at this fire tower and the weather was coming in.
Doc and duck 2 mates of mine were there too Doc on a dr 650 soon to be a DR sr/43 and Duck on his postie 110.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:50 AM   #12252
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We ended up on the road to Yeranderi and I showed them the old Ruby Creek Mine Site.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:53 AM   #12253
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We had to go down and have a looky see
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:56 AM   #12254
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Right beside the mine runs Ruby Creek, this was 50m further down stream, nice eh.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:00 AM   #12255
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The view from up top but the mine is only 50m below us,
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