Glasshouse Rides

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Peter GG, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Peter GG

    Peter GG Peter GG

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    Kandanga State Forest.. translation.. huge hills, leg cramps, stomach cramps, loads of dust.. and more hills.. wish I was back there today.. :evil:evil

    19 riders in total..

    JohnnyZ as sweep (who had a workout before we even started).. the first hill within 5 min from leaving the cars..

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    Standard track terrain..

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    Was given a very early tip from a fellow 300 rider.. ' hit the hills faster than what you think you need '..:deal:deal

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    Out in the open..

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    Regroup.. notice the dust..

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    Love having the contour taking pics every 'second'.. you never know what you will catch :evil:evil

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    Rhi.. exc 250 2 stroke girl..

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    Beautiful Pine Forest single tracks..

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    another 'Orange' catchup.. Matt H and Justin in the foreground..

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    Matt H running into something that he shouldn't have.. high speed and dust dont really work :D

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    Getting up close and personal with the embankment..

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    2nd attempt of the 'biggest hill' in the forest..

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    Craig lending a hand to turn this baby around..:clap:clap

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    Heading up on hands and feet.. must be fairly steep :evil:evil

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    Nice to finish up on a good note.. no injuries.. Thanks for the Ride.. :clap:clap

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  2. Johnny Z

    Johnny Z Adventurer

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    Great photo"s again pete you might have a new job takin bike photo"s yep was dusty but sh$t it was a great ride definately going back (maybe not sweeping straight up though ) those first two hills killed me ! till the next one :clap
  3. Peter GG

    Peter GG Peter GG

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    Yep.. I must admit, I kinda felt sorry for you..hauling that bike up so early in the piece..good job though :clap:clap
  4. iSAW

    iSAW Whats this lever do?

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    Wow some great action shots there!
    Had a quick ride with a few new mates about 2 weeks back in the middle of the glass house, Reminded me how hard it is to throw around a DRZ in the tighter stuff. There just isn't anyway to compete with the lighter 2 strokes :cry

    That, and they can all ride! Ohh well practice makes perfect
  5. Peter GG

    Peter GG Peter GG

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    Kenilworth strikes again.. :evil:evil

    This is what 2 cracked ribs looks like.. and it was only 15 min into the ride...

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    Jimmy was as white as a 'Ghost '... and now very happy with a dose of 'Endone".. :clap:clap

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    Heavy over night rain and Kenilworth dont really mix.. an easy hill (technically speaking) that was impossible to get up :ear:ear

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    Time for some bike swapping.. Mat H on the Berg.

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  6. Peter GG

    Peter GG Peter GG

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    Quick Glasshouse run Sat morning along the usual routes...fairly busy with other bikes.

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    This is new.. friendly signs welcoming motorbikes.. could have at least used KTM's .. main brand running around.. :D:D

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    Dust ruled on particular tracks which literally stopped me in my tracks.. not keen on riding blind..

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    Jonny Z who I'm sure struggled to see with all of that additional dust, cloud cover and rain... :D:D

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    The usual chit chat along the way..

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    A tight squeeze..

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    I'm really liking this 13 tooth.. instant reaction in the band.

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    Typical GHouse single tracks..

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    Out at Peachester way.. a few long rocky hills to negotiate..

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    Thanks for the ride.. next week.. Kenilworth with Matt H. :clap:clap
  7. Johnny Z

    Johnny Z Adventurer

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    Hey pete great photo"s again yea was dusty but that"s bike riding heaps of bikes out there everyone had the same idea i guess quick ride then home To the guy on the yz ??? on the road to peachester on main roads SLOW DOWN you were going like a lunatic:was a head on last weekend lost a great young talent don"t need any more " plus in front of other people it makes all us dirtbike riders look like knobs "save the fast riding for the right tracks not main transport sections (my rant for the day) You remember the guy pete !!!! anyway thanks for the great ride till next one !!!
  8. Bumblebee1000

    Bumblebee1000 Been here awhile

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    looks like a good ride wouldn't mind seeing the track you guys normally go down.
  9. Peter GG

    Peter GG Peter GG

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    The increasing tempts caused numerous destination changes hence we ended up at GHouse - 6am on the bikes.

    Unusual sight.. a new riding buddy..

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    Just following our noses.. a new explore.

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    and getting a tad quicker... :evil:evil

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    Love any sort of sand riding..

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    Numerous tracks around the base of this mountain..

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    Matt H.. time goes on and so does the heat.. we both went through a litre water / hr..

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    Alot of roots / knobs are starting to appear.. look out when its wet.. :evil:evil

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    Down to some serious business... 2013 exc 500 v 2012 te 300.. and guess which bike was off the mark the quickest.. :evil:evil

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    well.. I was in front for the first 100m or so... :D:D

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    105 km later and two very dusty bikes...

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  10. Peter GG

    Peter GG Peter GG

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    Extreme weather hasn't helped the riding situation.. Overdue rides call for lots of photos.. :clap:clap

    14 riders in total..

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    Wild storms left a few of the normal single tracks difficult to get the 'flow' going..

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    and being taller than most makes it that tad more difficult :D

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    and coming across the odd mud hole...

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    Exc 250 2 stroke ahead.. carving the way :D:D

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    Little tip..

    When its hot, humid and rain approaching..

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    and by the way.. our sweep for the day.. Johnny Z ... still recovering from being sweep at Kandanga :D:D

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    Majority of the bikes.. umm let me guess.. :evil:evil

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    except for MickD new 2013 exc 350 :clap:clap

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    Just informed by Johnny Z that I'm leading... :evil:evil

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    Starting with a few single tracks.. and so does the pace.. :wink::wink:

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    to be continued..
  11. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    awesome pics!
  12. Peter GG

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    At one point, most riders had to ditch the goggles.. torrential rain / high humidity :ear:ear

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    Regroup for the next leg..

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    Justin.. one of the quicker riders in the group.. exc 300.

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    Justin and Luke.. who had a massive 'save' on his bike.

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    As per normal.. with rain comes crashes.. even for the best of them :evil:evil

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    Luke.. save of the day :freaky:freaky

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    Random Pics..

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    and lucky last.. how to ride when you have 13 riders on screaming 2 strokes behind you.. (most of them) :D:D

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  13. Johnny Z

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    Pete those photo"s are great definatly getting a hang of that contour now mate sure was a great day"s ride even with that rain few close calls for a few but all ended the day with no injuries .WHEN"S THE NEXT ONE YEAAAA HAAAAA:clapP.S. I think you"d go faster if you had a hat like mine as well ...HA
  14. Peter GG

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    The smaller group was a nice change along with a new rider to the group..

    Welcome to the Glasshouse Mountains Nic :evil:evil

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    The smaller group was a nice change along with a new rider to the group..

    Welcome to the Glasshouse Mountains Nic :evil:evil

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    Unlimited single tracks just outside of Woodford..

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    and more obstacles...

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    Part of the crew for the day..

    Justin and Andrew..

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    and Johnny Z .. I think this hat suits you better :D:D

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    I thought it was time to make things more exciting but I didnt expect this... :D:D

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    Surprising how far I flew from the bike...

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    to be continued..
  17. heynen

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    Cheers Pete was an awesome ride! Great to meet you all and can't wait for the next one
  18. Strummer

    Strummer Snail Trailer

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    Nice 'over the bars' shot Pete. That's a classic Glasshouse off!

    Well done. Was good to catch up out there.
  19. Johnny Z

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    Pete was a great explore. maaaaaate i know you want a hat like mine chris mas time mate .i know you can"t wait .ha. nic you are welcome back anytime you ride well mate! pete knows some great tracks out there till the next one :clap
  20. Peter GG

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    Continuing on... Andrew giving the WR a run.. not sure if he thought he was going to get away though :wink::wink:

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    Some fine tuning to the 'Lectron Fuel System' on the Exc 300..

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    Slightly more Tech tracks..

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    I dont think Andrew was in a position to stop for a photo pose..

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    Home time..

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