Calling Melbourne area trail/dual sport riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Nobby1, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Nobby1

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    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone on here rides from the Melbourne area and enjoys heading out to the trails etc on weekends? Silly question?

    I have an 06 DR650 (loving it) and would be great to get out with others who have similar bikes/interests.. Only been in the country 6 months or so (pom with aussie passport) and none of my mates here are into it!

    Would rate myself as novice but not wimpy!

    Cheers
    Nobby
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  2. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Nah. Won't find anyone into that sort of thing around here! :rofl:freaky
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  3. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    You sound too hard core for us :D heading out to Wombat tomorrow with the wife to check out some really easy tracks.
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  4. richo360

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    Yep, do.
    Maybe send me a pm with contacts etc, will give you a bell when we head out next.
    Nothing too hard, but some good touring trails east of Melbourne.
    Where a bouts are you located?
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  5. S-T-ruggling

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    Im just north of melbourne (kilmore). I head out to mt disappointment every now and then for easy trail riding on my xt660. Let me know if you are interested to head out this way or is it too far?
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  6. hattah79

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    Welcome Noddy1
    Just keep am eye on the forum
    Rides allways getting posted
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  7. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    You do realise that Nobby's a Pom, don't you?
    The whining noise ...
    Oh hang on, that's his DR's engine......

    :hide
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  8. Nobby1

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    Awesome guys, thanks for all the responses and pm's, will be getting in when I get some weekends free!

    Hope to get out then, will keep my eye on the rides on here too. Promise to keep whinging to a minimum!

    Nobby

    PS, live in Clifton Hill so not far from city. Tend to ride out around Yea or Toolangi etc, but always interested to explore new places.
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  9. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    Guys I know this is old but I'd like to bump it up because I'm looking for dual sporters I can ride with... if you're keen please let me know, I'm a city dweller looking to ride some trails.
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  10. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    I,m heading out to wombat tomorrow , I have a couple of loops nothing hard ,
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  11. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    Sorry I think I've read this a little too late. Thinking of a day trip to Mt Disappointment if anyone is keen.
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  12. CAPTAIN Z

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    Two of us look to be going for a ride next week Mt Dissapointment area , if anyone keen. Will post details closer to the day
    640adv & 525
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  13. *nick*

    *nick* lost.

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    Keen! :y0!
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  14. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Keep me in the loop too.

    I work odd hours, so Im not usually free on he weekends. But During the week Im quite often up for an easy ride somewhere. I figure its better to crash with others watching so everyone gets a laugh than on my own when its no fun.

    08 KLR650.
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  15. Jazdiver

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    Yep, might be heading out on Sunday with a mate to Gembrook trails or thereabouts. be leaving Cranbourne area/ Patterson Lakes, nothing too serious as leaving the bush bikes in the garage. just a pleasant ride with Miss Daisy
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  16. itsgunnahurt

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    Would you want to meet at the Servo at Longwarry North on the Princes Hwy and head in from there? Can be there about 9am.

    Also, Saturday 5th, I'll be having a look through Toolangi. Meet at Toolangi Tavern car park 9am. Planning an easy ride, to have a look through this area.
    Newbies welcome, will be sticking to main tracks, ie nothing gnarly.
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  17. Captn Spock

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  18. dirtkiwi

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    Hi everyone,

    Heading to Wombat either Sat or Sun, (whichever suits whoever might want to come) , for a bit of a loop. Wont get too serious but depends on what you feel like.

    Let me know if anyones keen to join. Will be leaving from Essendon at 7.30 ish, down the Calder, should be in the bush by 8.30, ride, coffee, home by 12.30......:clap
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  19. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    I'm keen, do you know the area?

    I would like to come to Toolangi but the code red fire danger at the moment concerns me... I don't want to start a fire nor do I want to find myself near one.

    Edit: Wouldn't mind heading up the Great Ocean rd actually, if anyone is keen
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  20. itsgunnahurt

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    I've been keeping my eye on the CFA site... http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/warnings-and-incidents/
    I'll check it again tomorrow before I head out.

    Great Ocean rd? Haven't been there for a long time now, too many terrorists and <strike>revenue</strike> <strike>speed</strike> safety cameras last time I went.
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