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Old 04-25-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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It's ANZAC day here, a holiday to commemorate our fallen in the wars Australia and New Zealand have been involved in.. so a last minute day trip was organised to the east of Melbourne in the worst weather we have ridden in.

Foggy and pissing down with rain



but great conditions for some interesting photos



The delights of Phasmid track




very slippy







tell me again why we do this?


Found this little lookout, bloody freezing up here







4 layers and body armor I feel like the Michelin Man




Bruce's KLX with a 300cc kit and a Pro Taper pipe on its first run, he loved it, heaps more punch, said he can leave it in one gear for longer instead of changing up and down all the time










Then the weather really set in








bit nicer as we dropped down the hill








The sun came out for a minute


After this shot my camera stopped working due to the cold

got back a sodden mess but a great ride, there is something special about the bush when the weather closes in.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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Magical composition! But I think I've already told you that before. Do you have any photography training?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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Nice i must get over there for a play at some point
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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Magical composition! But I think I've already told you that before. Do you have any photography training?
Cheers mate, I will take any compliment, I am a Graphic Designer by trade but I'm slowly having a career change into photography
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
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Absolutely fantastic photos mate!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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Brilliant! Looks like a great ride.
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Those are some fantastic photos!
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great pics ..... and looking bloody cold
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #13
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I got some sad news last week a mates mum passed away, I missed the funeral so he has asked me up to his property near Dalesford next week for a catch up.
I'm planning to take the long way, mostly by tar, I'm a bit excited I have never done an overnight trip before, those of you with young kids will understand.


After a good cleaning session it's off with the dirt shoes





...and on with these.




I recon tyre choice for the Melbourne area in winter is difficult. I tried using Dunlop 606's but I found I wasnt confident in the miles of twistys we have out to the east and when you get into the bush its mostly snotty clay and they clag up. So I tyre swap between the MotoX and road tyres, its a pain... In the perfect world I would have a V-Strom as well.


It will be the first time I load the WR up with gear, so out with the ocky straps ( I am open to suggestions here) I have seen posts with WR's loaded to buggery, i'm wondering how they handle like that?





So over tyre changing, it's like a gym workout, takes me about 1hr and half for nuts off to nuts on including a counter sprocket change from 12 to 13 for road (mmmm where's that V-Strom)






Ahh must be beer o clock, tools down.

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i found D606's great on greasy roads. hell i even did motard(my late DR650) ride days on them wet or dry, in the wet they were better than the road tyres
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:30 AM   #15
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That's interesting, I agree around town the 606's are great but over 100kph the front end got vague, I have had the wheels balanced since and with the rimlocks out might be worth a try again.
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