Snail Trails 3rd Anniversary (sort of) ride - Woodford Sun 24 March

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Strummer, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Boo82

    Boo82 Been here awhile

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    Obviously the DR650 is too big for me to take into this type of thing (some could do it, but theres no way I could), my question - would the DT175 be too small? I'm not sure if it really has enough power.
  2. Strummer

    Strummer Snail Trailer

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    Yes mate, would need rego and licence/learners.


    DRZ's are great. Bit of a do anything bike. I miss mine (but I looooove the kato!)

    Mmmm, good question Boo. We wouldn't be doing any ridiculous hills or anything, and of course if the DT struggled, there'd be help on hand for you.
    I'd say go for it as long as the DT is reliable enough to get you through the day.

    Well, there seems to be enough interest, so I'll start a thread soon for the 'Intro to Enduro Skills ride' :D

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program...
  3. DRAndrewB

    DRAndrewB Adventurer

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    Hi Strummer,

    I would be keen to come along for sure, it is super cool to offer tips etc to us less experienced riders..
  4. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Rightio then... So it's lights back ON the WR.... :cry
    Will look into "Recreational Rego" can anyone help me out there?? :freaky
  5. PRITCH139

    PRITCH139 Been here awhile

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    My understanding of rec rego in QLD is that there is no such thing as rec rego in QLD, the system they have realy only allows for farmers etc to access public roads in the course of there work, these roads have to be idenified and the written permission of each individual land owner is required. I looked into it and I had a mate who actually got rec rego for a quad and was fined heavily for using his quad in Glasshouse, Ranger confirmed what I have said above.



    Brian

  6. Godinton

    Godinton n00b

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    Count me in depending on dates.
  7. Bumblebee1000

    Bumblebee1000 Been here awhile

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    Recreational rego is not in Queensland mate.

    I drive my quad bike on roads and national parks using conditional rego this has only ever been granted because of my disability (T10 Paraplegic). Going through all the processes has taken about 12 - 15 months to get me where I am today.

    In other words you have no chance mate. Easier to just get a registered bike. I would have gone down this track myself but its not possible for me.
  8. Bumblebee1000

    Bumblebee1000 Been here awhile

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    My 4 wheeler would come as more of a rescue vehicle. But would have to see closer to the time. Need to take a few Go Pro's on that trip though.
  9. Strummer

    Strummer Snail Trailer

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    :nod

  10. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Thanks Brian & others... Looks like proper rego will be the go. Appreciate your help. :freaky
  11. Strummer

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    OK, time for the important and very serious housekeeping post, which I will be repeating on Saturday night.

    :deal:deal:deal:deal:deal:deal:deal:deal:deal:deal

    All riders please take the time to read this post and understand the Cornerman System.
    If you have any questions please ask.

    CORNERMAN INSTRUCTIONS:

    This ride will have a LEAD RIDER (me) and TWO SWEEP RIDERS.
    The lead rider will be in front (don't pass me) and the sweep riders will always stay at the back of the group.
    You will be a CORNERMAN. There will also be MID PACK HELPERS to assist you.

    When the lead rider approaches a turn, corner, intersection or hazard on the track, he will point to a spot on the ground. This indicates that he wants you to stop your bike here, so that other people know which way he has gone.
    You should nod to acknowledge you understand, and position your bike facing in the direction he has gone.

    If it is an obstacle, he will point to you, and hold up his hand in a 'stop' gesture. This means he wants you to dismount your bike and assist following riders to avoid the obstacle.



    Your bike should be positioned so that:
    • It is obvious which way following riders should go (pointing is also helpful)
    • You are safe from potential collisions with following riders or other traffic
    • Approaching riders have ample time to see you and slow down for the corner
    ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN PLACED ON A CORNER / OBSTACLE YOU MUST REMAIN THERE UNTIL THE SWEEP RIDER APPROACHES AND INDICATES FOR YOU TO MOVE ON AHEAD OF HIM.

    The sweep riders will be wearing ORANGE FLUORO VESTS and will wave to you to indicate you should rejoin.
    As riders take turns at being a cornerman, they will fall in behind you, and in theory, you should all have a turn at being corner markers.

    POINTS TO REMEMBER

    Because of the size of this group, I would ask you to stop in groups of 2 or 3 riders at each indicated corner.
    This will give you some company while you wait, and help keep the group together.

    NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LEAVE YOUR CORNER UNTIL THE SWEEP TELLS YOU TO
    This is vital with a group this size. Following riders may have no idea where to go if you are not there to tell them.
    Remember, the sweep riders may be dealing with a broken bike or fallen rider, and may take an hour or more to reach you. PLEASE wait for them.

    In the event of a major hold up. ONLY THE LEAD RIDER will double back to check what is happening.

    If I pass a corner and forget to tell you to stop, stop anyway. You can even stop on the side of the track if you wish to take a break and wait for the sweep riders.

    RIDE AS SLOW AS YOU LIKE. We are in no hurry. The name of the game is have fun at your own pace and arrive nice and safe and happy at the end.

    PASSING OTHER RIDERS is no problem if you wish to go a bit quicker than the people in front.
    But please remember, they may be beginners on their first group ride, so NO CLOSE PASSING.
    If you can, beep your horn a couple of times to let them know you are coming.

    YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF RIDERS IN FRONT OF YOU.
    Don't follow too close or spook other people.

    If you are being passed, you have right of way to choose whatever line you feel safest on.

    And finally
    IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ANY PART OF THE RIDE, STOP AND RAISE YOUR HAND. A MID PACK HELPER (yellow vest) will assist you or ride your bike for you.
  12. Strummer

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    Out of interest, I thought I'd tally up the different bike types. Nice to see about 10 lady riders on the list too.


    Strummer &#8211; KTM 450<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Sandy &#8211; KTM 400<o:p></o:p>
    B1 &#8211; DR650 or FE 570<o:p></o:p>
    Lupine128 &#8211; DR650<o:p></o:p>
    Mickd - 690<o:p></o:p>
    Afterdark - KTM<o:p></o:p>
    What's his face &#8211; Tenere or DRZ?<o:p></o:p>
    Evil Nikevil &#8211; XT?<o:p></o:p>
    Pritch39 Transalp<o:p></o:p>
    Boo82 DR650<o:p></o:p>
    Bumblebee1000 - QUAD from hell
    + 1<o:p></o:p>
    Greendude DR650
    Hodgo - Africa Tubby super duper enduro weapon
    Boneman 660 XT660<o:p></o:p>
    Chop chop 990/F800/G450???<o:p></o:p>
    Godinton<o:p></o:p>
    Martind KTM 690<o:p></o:p>
    Young-gun-640 &#8211; 625 sxc<o:p></o:p>
    Dennis
    + 2<o:p></o:p>
    RideWithMe - 690<o:p></o:p>
    Wizzabren Tenere / FE 450<o:p></o:p>
    + 1 <o:p></o:p>
    xronly &#8211; xr650<o:p></o:p>
    Clacka - Postie<o:p></o:p>
    OFB and RubyTuesday KTM/DL1000/LITTLE YELLOW THING
    excTC - 690<o:p></o:p>
    Andy_P ? &#8211; DR650<o:p></o:p>
    Andrew<o:p></o:p>
    Mark - 690<o:p></o:p>
    Marty - KLR<o:p></o:p>
    Luke &#8211; DR650<o:p></o:p>
    John &#8211; DR650<o:p></o:p>
    Barry &#8211; F650<o:p></o:p>
    Steve &#8211; XR400<o:p></o:p>
    AJC - DRZ<o:p></o:p>
    Knowles<o:p></o:p>
    Oldman66 - KTM <o:p></o:p>
    Knotso fast<o:p></o:p>
    Big Ed Bethell &#8211; KTM Freeride<o:p></o:p>
    Straygypsy - DR650<o:p></o:p>
    Mat P<o:p></o:p>
    Bec P
    Ari.G - WR
    MartyOz<o:p></o:p>
    Beaudene - KLR<o:p></o:p>
    Panthoniszbce?<o:p></o:p>
    Bushmaster WR<o:p></o:p>
    Scotty63<o:p></o:p>
    KATO - 690<o:p></o:p>
    nemo's wr
    +1
    Baric 690
    Bender - DRZ
    Eric - KTM 990

    Will_S - postie<o:p></o:p>
    Nathan C<o:p></o:p>
    Jared32 - KLR<o:p></o:p>
    mGary - dr650<o:p></o:p>
  13. Chop Chop

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    I'll be on the 450. Need to give it a run.
  14. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    May as well add me to the list too on the fat old Africa Twin
  15. Strummer

    Strummer Snail Trailer

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    Good one Hodgo. Be great to catch up. If it'll make you feel better, I'll bring the ski rope with me and give you a tow:D
  16. Young-Gun

    Young-Gun KTM Tragic

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    hey guys, I'll be taking my bike up by trailer leaving from Manly West, I've got room for one other bike if anyone needs a lift?
  17. Bumblebee1000

    Bumblebee1000 Been here awhile

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    I've got no horn so I will normally pass on wider sections unless the person indicates other wise (by moving over or a heal kick etc).

    Just be aware i also can't dismount my bike (will still help) and if I disappear of to the side (for some cover) I'm taking a slash. So most people don't follow me unless they swing that way.
  18. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    I'll come too and will buy a pie for anyone riding an older bike then mine:lol3
    Regards Eric
  19. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    I am riding too so stay away from me with your lumberjack impressions, it's a bike not a chain saw so don't attack anymore trees with it. :evil

    Andy
  20. Chop Chop

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    That tree is still standing, maybe a little sick though:lol3