Green Triangle Region riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by XRman, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Next time Gags, we'll travel further north and check out baileys rock campsite & the rest of the dergholm state forest. Hopefully we might not get as much wildlife running around the tracks. :D
  2. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Went for a ride this afternoon, before starting back to work for 5 days, so i could finally test out the range of the IMS tank on DR-piggy with the dyno jet kit but light rain showers dampered the ride half way through, had to hide under trees for shelter like the girl blouse i am :lol3. What a perfect excuse to drop into the pub for shelter. :1drink
    Bike had gotten to 331km and still hadn't hit reverse :clap, and that was after a big ride the day before with the occisanional heavy handed throttle time through sand. I reckon i'm getting close to switching the tap over though.
  3. jugglingogre

    jugglingogre Exocet Wallaby Target

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    331K's out of a tank is just awesome....I can only wish. I start her up and start planning when I'm going to get juice and IF I'll make it there :yikes
  4. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    My arse would give up long before the super-tanker Safari hits reserve..........when I fitted it and put first fill in I saw nearly 35L of liquid Gold in there.......funny to see the looks on the faces of the Servo attendants when you go in to pay...........my daughter's Hyundai only holds 37L....:rofl
  5. jugglingogre

    jugglingogre Exocet Wallaby Target

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    You are obviously doing MUCH too much hardtop riding and not enough out of the seat dirt riding if your butt is getting sore :lol3
  6. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    Not too sure about you Pete but I am not going to stand for 600ks :huh
  7. jugglingogre

    jugglingogre Exocet Wallaby Target

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    hahahaha I have to keep getting off somewhere around 190k's.....:huh
  8. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    The only time my body moves off the bike is when i fall over in sand :lol3, need to take a piss or make like a wallaby & take a shit in the bushes. :rofl
  9. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    You need to fit a 'seat concepts' kit to the DR Gags, my bottom came up smiling after that ride to Dergholm, no monkey butt for me :rofl, best money spent so far having a wider seat.
  10. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    In that case, you don't need that nice new Seat Concepts seat.......the only people I know who take a piss more often than you is pregnant women........:eek1
  11. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Yeah, i was waiting for the come back, well done my friend. After a heavy night before and drinking water like a fish, the need pee-pee comes about every 30 minutes. :rofl
  12. Eocnelg

    Eocnelg Adventurer

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    Sorry if this is off topic (my eyes started hurting after 10 pages of reading).

    I'm just getting into the Wonderful World Of Bikes and I was hoping to make some friends in the South East, maybe even some Mexicans if they bathe regularly :p

    I don't have a licence or a bike yet, complete newb here, so I was hoping to meet some gentle men or women who could help a distressing damsel when she does get her wheels. Or just meet some cool people who can put up with inappropriate jokes and a faint smell of cow droppings.

    My partner works away for weeks at a time and when he is home he's busy, so I'm willing to pay in beer and home-made beef jerky for someone to hold my hand through the pines :lol3
  13. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Hi Eocnelg,

    Welcome to dirt bike riding and our area. The beautiful Green Triangle. Wet one day, windy the next!

    I will have to ask you a couple of personal questions. One how tall are you? and ; How much riding have you done?

    The important thing in my mind is to start with a small bike that will not overpower you with its weight or power. Get your confidence in easy riding and then start to tackle more difficult terrain.

    The Pine plantations between Mt Gambier and Millicent are a bit boring, but the terrain between Nelson and Portland is a bit more interesting.

    I will probably start riding again soon after an injury induced layoff. I have a mate's Suzuki DRZ250 in my shed that you could try (it is for sale). IMHO this bike is ideal to learn on and would suit a lady rider. So if we can get a suitable date I would be pleased to tag along at a slow rate to regain my confidence and assist you get started.

    Do you have any riding gear yet? Helmet? boots? Gloves? safety glasses? (minimum requirement)

    P.S. I am an ex-patriot S.A. resident and I do wash!
  14. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    I knew there was something unusual about you XR, although you obviously were an over-achieving crow-eater as you jumped the fence.

    Welcome Eocnelg.....that's hard to type backwards.......I agree with XR on that bike being a great beginner and/or short person's bike (If that's what you need)......I am considering one for my bride when my situation improves slightly.

    I think we are planning a get together at XR's on 15/4 for a GPS/PC geek session, some tool-time if needed, and general meet and greet for those who haven't.

    It was always going to happen at some stage that we were going to have to improve our behaviour if 'another' female came on the scene; we only have Slowpoak (who appears to be pregnant now) :rofl

    Gags
  15. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    I kept going East until I found some "real" forest and then settled down. I heard the joke that " South Australians were proof that Tasmanians could swim" I even have the scar on my shoulder from the 2nd head amputation!
    In reality it was a clavicle repair surgery, but never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

    So Glencoe spelt backwards! Good work GagsD2 aka Sherlock.

    I spent many a happy hour on Lake Leake in winter trying to learn how to sail. Cold but happy. A mate bought a high powered sailing skiff and we used the lake to learn how to hoist and retrieve a spinakker sail. Lake Leake was not quite long or deep enough and the centreboard hit the mud, with a rather quick stop and tip over effect!!! Rope and sails everywhere.

    My stable of bikes will be available for perusal on the 15th April Geek Fest for the GPS challenged. My "Wife damands shed clearance sale" ususally fades after Karen simmers down post- crash, but last time was the first chopper ride to Melbourne. So I might have to part with a few bikes to appease "She; who might be obeyed".

    A few hours on my Yamaha 290 would certianly fix your sand riding issues GagsD2, but you might want to trade the DR for something with real suspension after the session. Team orange perhaps.
  16. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Settle down there, 'sunshine', leave my belly out of this. You seem to be proving your worth with the keyboard this week 'Andy'. :lol3
  17. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Hideehodee folks, new one for your "Green Triangle" mob. I hail from the fine metropolis of Casterton, known for brown dogs and Art Deco buildings amoung other things. I have a few old bomb bikes, the only one I have registered now is an XT500. Not much compared to your skyscraper orange things but suits my slow and steady riding pace fine. With the amount of wildlife round now I tend to just poke around. Geddin old tends to slow you up a bit and your riding style tends to reflect that. These days a good ride for me would be a cruise down to Bridgewater for some nice fushunchups or maybe a ride over to the Mac park old fart races? With the original capacity tank I only have a range of mebe 100K's before I start looking for fuel, might hafta chase up something a bit bigger. The pine and bluegum plantations are pretty good for looking around these long afternoons. There is some more challenging stuff around, I'm just getting to know the area, like riding the bike, I'm still learning.
    Intersted in some general rides with folks, I'm commited for the next few weeks but after that I'm keen.
  18. Eocnelg

    Eocnelg Adventurer

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    Egads that's some fine detective work there! Foiled on my first day! Serves me right for being lazy with my username :p

    XR I'm 165cm (6'4? 6'5?), 80ish kg and I've had about about 4 goes on an old red thing about 10 years ago. I'm after a duel purpose/enduro type bike I can ride to work on and also do some dirt/limestone. Boring is more than fine right now, I want to hold back and learn properly before I get overconfident. The fella is going to buy a mates 525 EXC, and his brother has a 450 EXC but neither of them want to pay for a funeral just yet.

    I'm working on the gear, my test isn't booked till April 15 and 22 so I get to learn in the cold and wet. I'm expecting to take a few topples on slippery roads so I'm keeping an eye out for specials on decent gear because I'm a cheap-arse and don't want to pay full $.



    Gags, I grew up in a mining town and I've worked at a remote mining camp, behaviour improvement is completely optional!
  19. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Welcome Old Fart.

    I rode one of those XT500's once. Scarey! That was when Yamaha made bikes that turned like Husqvarnas ( they didn't)

    Eocnelg you had better come over to Portland for the nerd Fest GPS day (15thapril noon for a BBQ) and we can probably all bring our spare/old gear to equip you on the cheap. We can have a swap meet!

    My wife won't be there so it won't be "one of those" swap meets (come clothed Slow).
  20. Eocnelg

    Eocnelg Adventurer

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    That'd be sweet but that's when I have my first lesson booked in :( I may only be a baby to biking but I love me a good nerd fest!