What happens when a KTM 950SM meets 3,000 lycra loonies...

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  1. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    Every Australia Day weekend since 1986, up to 3,000 lycra clad loonies invade Bright for the annual Audax Alpine Classic (www.alpineclassic.com.au). The touring club I ride with has provided motorcycle marshalling services for the event since the late 90s. A whisper that there was a free bed at the lodge, a cheeky email from me to the co-ordinator and I was designated the official freeloader for 2011.

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  2. Scaredofthedirt

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  3. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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  4. Scaredofthedirt

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  5. Scaredofthedirt

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  6. Scaredofthedirt

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  7. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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  8. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    As it was getting on for scone time, I cruised the main road to try the recently opened Giddy Goat café at Yark. Sadly they did not offer scones so I made do with a monster sized choc muffin and watched the parade of Harleys as they potato-potatoed past. A familiar commute through Yea, Kinglake and Yarra Glen back to the Gully.


    Distance approx. 1,100km in 45 hours.

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  9. holmesie

    holmesie I like stuff...

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    Love it :clap
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  10. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Great report, BUT where is the photo of the lovely lass?? After that build up I was saddened you hadn't given us a snap shot of what you were there to protect :evil

    BTW, congrats on the Katey Em, a real treat of a bike.

    Cheers
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  11. boy60

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    Great RR.:clap
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  12. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    Hiya Bob,

    I've just bought a better, faster working camera in preparation for the next lass :evil
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  13. wi11iamson

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    And, what was the source of the handling problem?
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  14. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    completely, absolutely and unequivalently the big nut behind the handlebars :D

    I guess I could have slowed down and used less throttle coming out of the corners, but where's the fun in that? I must admit, I didn't buy a KTM 950SM to play Captain Sensible :wink:
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  15. Miss Jane

    Miss Jane Ride like a girl

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    The bit about he girl made me giggle, you boys are funny.:lol3
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