Perth Snail Trail Ride 2 - 1st December 2013

Discussion in 'Australia' started by topline, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. topline

    topline Snail Trailer

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    Its on again. We have a date!!



    As a relative beginner, I know the feeling of wanting to go out for a ride but having no idea where to go and no one to go with. The thought of joining a group was not appealing as I felt I would be slowing them down too much.


    This is a ride geared towards beginners. We will be tackling some common obstacles that will be encountered riding the dirt around Perth. The plan is to practice some sand riding, hill climbs and descents etc

    I would very much like you to look at this web page:

    http://snail-trails.sportsontheweb.net/how-snail-trails-works.htm

    to see how a Snail Trails ride works and also:

    http://snail-trails.sportsontheweb.net/disclaimer.htm

    as this is information that you will need to read and agree to.




    The ride will be operated on a cornerman system -

    The Cornerman System - How it works.

    This ride will have a ride LEADER , A SWEEP RIDERS and EVERYONE WILL GET TO BE A CORNER MARKER AT SOME STAGE.

    We will also have some regulars along to provide help throughout the group.
    All of us will wear Fluoro vests, so you will know who we are.
    When we come to a corner, intersection or obstacle, The leader slow down and point to a spot on the road/track. You should nod your head to let them know you are ok to stop, at which point they will continue on down the track.

    You should position your bike:
    • Facing in the direction the leader have just gone
    • So that it won't obstruct anyone as they pass
    • So that oncoming riders can see you as they approach (or you might get rammed)
    Once you are on the corner, YOU MUST STAY THERE until the SWEEP rider comes along and indicates that you should rejoin the ride in front of him. If you leave your corner before the Sweep arrives, following riders WILL get lost, causing the group to be split, and the ride to be spoiled.
    It's a good idea to point out the direction to following riders, just in-case there is any confusion. DO NOT LEAVE THE POSITION UNTIL THE SWEEP COMES THROUGH. HE MAY BE HELPING SOMEONE AND YOU MUST STAY ON THE CORNER UNTIL HE WAVES YOU ON.

    Because we will (hopefully) have quite a large group, we may get you to stop in pairs. This will give you someone to chat with while you wait, and will also keep the group together a little better.

    REMEMBER:
    1. Ride as slow as you like, this is a Snail Trails ride.
    2. If you are feeling unsure about a section of road or track, just stop and put up your hand, one of the helpers will come along and either advise you, assist you through, or even ride your bike through for you.
    3. It's your responsibility to keep yourself safe. Never do anything that you are not comfortable doing.
    4. Bring your camera, a snack LOTS OF WATER and a hat!

    IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO WRITE A CONTACT PERSONS DETAILS (NAME NUMBER AND RELATIONSHIP) ON A PIECE OF MASKING TAPE/PAPER AND STICK IT ON YOUR TANK IN CASE WE NEED TO CALL THEM



    MEETING PLACE: Peak Servo, Sawyers Valley
    TIME: 8am for 8:30am start
    DATE: Sunday 1 December


    We will probably leave from Sawyers Valley and end up back in Mundaring and plan to be done in about 4 hours. Will be confirmed later

    Participants so far:

    topline
    Hill Billy
    BLU_FZ1
    Waitesy
    RVT
    Vince_WA
    vk6yjs
    xy500
    dalek
    keno351
    Istanman
    profoundly_disturbed +2 or 3?
    tomocan
    Dr Dave
    Desiree - Maybe
    stephen 66
    bully1 +1
    v8kev
    Chuffa
    rossguzzi
    Aussie digger (Steve)
    Robbo +1
    Zook650 +1
    Fatgut +1
    Rainer
    #3
    gsjam
    tenerrod
    roctheroc
    airdon + Doug
    Davey_sprockeT
    Voodoo Chilly




    Cheers
    Brian
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  2. BLU_FZ1

    BLU_FZ1 Been here awhile

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    Im in

    Glenn
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  3. Waitesy

    Waitesy MEH!

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    All things being equal I should be available, pencil me in.
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  4. Reklaw59

    Reklaw59 Faster than your Nan.

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    I don't believe it.....first, the OCBR date clashes, now this one.
    A bloke could get paranoid. :huh
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  5. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    I'm in, if I'm not moving house.
    Might bring the gs this time. :evil.
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  6. Vince_WA

    Vince_WA Rides badly :)

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  7. vk6yjs

    vk6yjs The answer is yes

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    Not sure whether I will be a new guy to off-road again or a helper? :evil
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  8. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    It's ok either way Jay, we will make allowances for you.;)
    Maybe I will be able to keep up you, for a while anyway. :D
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  9. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Slowing down

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    Guess that depends on how deep the sand is :rofl
    Pity l'm moving house and can't make it, l was looking forward to a few tips.
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  10. xy500

    xy500 Loser

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    I'm in, will bring the wr400f down.
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  11. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    all we need now is some noobies, no use having a snail trail without snails,


    I'll try to get the planets to line up and run sweep again if you want.
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  12. dalek

    dalek Adventurer

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    Count me in as a snail :-)
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  13. xy500

    xy500 Loser

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    You havent seen me ride have you? :rofl
    im more snail than hare anyway
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  14. topline

    topline Snail Trailer

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    That would be great if you could!
    Thanks

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  15. keno351

    keno351 n00b

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    hi, newby to adv riding, the snail trail sounds good , count me in, thanks
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  16. topline

    topline Snail Trailer

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    First post updated with participants. Good to have you all aboard!

    Cheers
    Brian
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  17. Istanman

    Istanman Adventurer

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    replied to you PM Brian. a definite maybe at this time.

    Besides Howard and Bully need someone to hang shit on.:evil
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  18. Qute

    Qute Old Fart

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    Hi guys,

    Brian: PM replied to...

    I am working 12/6 out here in Wyalkatchem until (probably) Christmas and need time to drive to Perth to do shopping as well as washing/house stuff and spend time with my Dingo pup on Sunday - only day off... Sorry!

    If works slows down by then, I'll be along. If not, I'll be at number 3!
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  19. profoundly_disturbed

    profoundly_disturbed Life's too short

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    G'day Bully

    Might have a mate coming along, he's just back on a bike after a few years not riding. He's keen to get back into trail riding.
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  20. Tomocan

    Tomocan Been here awhile

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    Hi All,

    Brian: PM replied to...

    As its probably going to be warm, what do the more experienced riders recommend in terms of gear?

    Cheers!
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