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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Crutchy, Dec 22, 2011.
Did you consider simply letting the little bloke with the hammer out? Might have run fine after that.
Of course he may have done some damage with that hammer but who could blame him, if I was inside a motor getting as much abuse as you were giving it I would be fair swinging the hammer to get some attention.
On a slightly different note, you should be careful posting videos showing very clearly the breaking of (several) laws, many people have been tracked down and made an example of for less.
I wonder how long before the authorities get wind of this Australian version of the cannonball run and put a stop to it. Probably when someone has a serious off, dies, and it hits the media. I hope the tradition continues so maybe less details of speeds reached and distances travelled in short periods of time the better.
All that said, hats off to you. I only wish I had the skills to ride at that level.
One of the Coffs guys sent his Longest Day story and I posted it at http://dualsportaustralia.com.au/?p=192.
Called in to Cameron Corner store on the 28 th of December, there is a notice there stating that the longest ride of the day was from Camooweal to the corner 1662 km which is the longest one yet. Good effort, by the way it was done on a 690 KTM which refused to start to go back so it had to go by trailer
Bit different coming from the coast, the first 500 klms is forest, Mountains and thick fog before you can settle in for a quick blast out west.
True, but a lot less bitumen and he would not have picked up around an hour on the sun rise / sun set differences on the start / finish locations.
Unless it is a scrutinised event there will always be the comparisons that are too hard to truly decide, either way you are all legends.
Rite you lot you ride there u ride home not put the BIKE in a trailor cause ur too soft if the bike breaks down DNF !
Maybee thats Karma the guy went past me full noise heading to the corner i was stopped looking at my bike 80 k west of cnr WTF we were both on orange bikes what a wanker not to even stop or make make any sort of contact in fact the way he was riding gives us all a bad name .
QUOTE=podge NT;20352651]Called in to Cameron Corner store on the 28 th of December, there is a notice there stating that the longest ride of the day was from Camooweal to the corner 1662 km which is the longest one yet. Good effort, by the way it was done on a 690 KTM which refused to start to go back so it had to go by trailer[/QUOTE]
Isn't this all about how far you can ride on the longest day of the year? Got bugger all to do with what you do the day before or the day after. Good effort mate!
I never saw it as a competition or time trail, more as an excuse for a ride, riding the last 100kms in the dark although not fun at the time, holding the pass switch on so i actually had some chance of seeing the road will still be one of my best bike riding stories. But, the sense of exhilaration when you finally arrive, is somewhat tempered by the fact that you know that in around 12 hours you are going to be heading back out and home. Longest day to get there, and still long days to get back!
Yes Crumpet, that last bit in the dark was the icing on the cake for me. This was the best ride and the worst ride I've ever been on at the same time in places. I probably should get out more. I think the ride is a great idea and should be encouraged. Fenn and Cheryl have a great set up at the corner and anyone crazy enough should have a crack. To the boys who made it further west. well done. The distance covered by old mate on the trickest trailbike I've ever seen was impressive. I do agree with Crutchy though and as a rider I always stop and check on the welfare of others. The KLR needs some work and my hands took a week to regain 100% feeling. Having said that I am hanging out to do it again. It's a long way to go for a beer but I've been going to have that beer with Pom for over 3 years and it was good.
Do you think we can patch this
Thats what happens when you run a tyre with a slow leak and over heat it.
Got another 110ks out of it after the first flat before it blow out.
And then you end up hear for the last 30 ks into town thanks to Ben
You probably would have got a few more kms on the tube alone, why did you quit so soon?
It may have something to do with the smoke coming out of the tyre every time I pulled up :eek1