Snakeears rides...

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by snakeears, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    It's ANZAC day here, a holiday to commemorate our fallen in the wars Australia and New Zealand have been involved in.. so a last minute day trip was organised to the east of Melbourne in the worst weather we have ridden in. [​IMG]

    Foggy and pissing down with rain

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    but great conditions for some interesting photos

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    The delights of Phasmid track

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    very slippy
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    tell me again why we do this?
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    Found this little lookout, bloody freezing up here

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    4 layers and body armor I feel like the Michelin Man

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    Bruce's KLX with a 300cc kit and a Pro Taper pipe on its first run, he loved it, heaps more punch, said he can leave it in one gear for longer instead of changing up and down all the time
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    Then the weather really set in

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    bit nicer as we dropped down the hill

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    The sun came out for a minute
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    After this shot my camera stopped working due to the cold

    [​IMG]got back a sodden mess but a great ride, there is something special about the bush when the weather closes in.
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  2. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Magical composition! But I think I've already told you that before. Do you have any photography training? :clap
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  3. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Nice i must get over there for a play at some point
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  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Nice photos!
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  5. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    Cheers mate, I will take any compliment, I am a Graphic Designer by trade but I'm slowly having a career change into photography
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  6. Joe Watson

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    Absolutely fantastic photos mate!!
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  7. 59DEN

    59DEN Been here awhile

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    Great photography.
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  8. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    +1 and hats off to your brave service members!
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  9. cakmakli

    cakmakli Made It - Army Retired

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    Very nice
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  10. Strummer

    Strummer Snail Trailer

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    Brilliant! Looks like a great ride.
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  11. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    Those are some fantastic photos!
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  12. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    great pics ..... and looking bloody cold :eek1
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  13. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    I got some sad news last week a mates mum passed away, I missed the funeral so he has asked me up to his property near Dalesford next week for a catch up.
    I'm planning to take the long way, mostly by tar, I'm a bit excited I have never done an overnight trip before, those of you with young kids will understand.


    After a good cleaning session it's off with the dirt shoes

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    ...and on with these.
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    I recon tyre choice for the Melbourne area in winter is difficult. I tried using Dunlop 606's but I found I wasnt confident in the miles of twistys we have out to the east and when you get into the bush its mostly snotty clay and they clag up. So I tyre swap between the MotoX and road tyres, its a pain... In the perfect world I would have a V-Strom as well.


    It will be the first time I load the WR up with gear, so out with the ocky straps ( I am open to suggestions here) I have seen posts with WR's loaded to buggery, i'm wondering how they handle like that?
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    So over tyre changing, it's like a gym workout, takes me about 1hr and half for nuts off to nuts on including a counter sprocket change from 12 to 13 for road (mmmm where's that V-Strom)
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    Ahh must be beer o clock, tools down. :D

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  14. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :huh i found D606's great on greasy roads. hell i even did motard(my late DR650) ride days on them wet or dry, in the wet they were better than the road tyres
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  15. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    That's interesting, I agree around town the 606's are great but over 100kph the front end got vague, I have had the wheels balanced since and with the rimlocks out might be worth a try again.
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  16. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    got me mate i do 500km's of highway a week min but i mostly use AC10's on the front now and i will be getting D606 rear again to try

    i had used Mt21's(front and rear) and a T63 rear on the WR also plenty of fast twistys on all the tyres mentioned.....must be me i tend to be vague at times :D
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  17. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    This was my first overnight trip on the bike
    Left work around 3pm to head up to the Daylesford area to visit friends that have a property.

    First stop was Yan Yean dam, as usual for Southern Victoria freezing cold and the odd shower


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    I tried to avoid major roads, this is somewhere near Romsey

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    Hanging rock, there is an urban legend that it is haunted by the ghost of some school girls the disappeared here in the late 1800's

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    Woodend for dinner and warm up, the bicycle belongs to this old bloke I got talking to, he had ridden from about 20kms away. He had to tell me about every motorbike he had owned and everything that is wrong with the world
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    Little place called Musk

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    The soil is red just in this area because of the volcanic activity millions of years ago

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    For some reason I like photographing lonely trees

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    First time I have had any weight on the back, i didn't notice much difference except on hills ( V-Strom please)

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    Last stop, frozen but happy

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  18. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    After I arrived, several beers & wines where tipped into me by my evil hosts


    Next morning my head was not in good shape, after painkillers I ventured out to have a look at the farm

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    Wha chu lookin at Willis, the farm lawnmowers

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    wet grass is fun on slicks (not) I was going to camp here but an offer of nice bed and hot food won

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    Beautiful property

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    They have there own mineral spring just down the road
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  19. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    After lunch, time to head back to Melbourne


    Short cut through the Wombat forest to Malmsbury

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    Cold again today

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    Glenlyon ( I think)

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    Short stop for a cuppa at a mates place

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    one of the locals

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    Stopped in Kilmore to warm up again

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  20. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    What camera do i buy to take photos like that? :ear
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