ACT ADV Riders Thread...Discover the ACT and surrounds

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Oz Nutter, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Cootralantra is a town?
  2. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    I heard of this earthquake but my usual sonic hearing heard nothing.
    Glad there was no-one hurt or damage done
  3. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    Not quite as big as Frying Pan though
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    17 degree slope... according to the KOTH blogg...

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    :hmmmmm the chains must be for Hipster "wow" factor...? :dunno

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  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  6. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Something like this Donk.......

    1910 EARTHQUAKE IN THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS A correspondent at Adaminaby telegraphs:- "This (Wednesday) morning at 11.59 a severe shock of earthquake was experienced here, and from information to hand it appears to have traversed the whole of the Snowy Mountains district, from Kosciusko to Rhine Falls. The shock resembled an immense field of artillery fired simultaneously, with distant rumblings of thunder lasting about, in all, five seconds. It was a very still, bitterly cold morning, with heavy mists."
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  7. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Not having heard an artillery salvo, except at the movies, it didn't come to mind, but maybe that's the best description :thumb
  8. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit Munge Knacker Supporter

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    Yeah, the chains are probably more for the look, and I think they look cool. He said that the hill was perfect for the old bikes, in that it was steep enough to fell like a hill, but not so much to have to flog piss and pick handles out of it. I think its great that the young crowd are putting these events on and that they like the old style. We have lost so many motor-sport events and locations around Canberra in recent years, really looking forward to this event.
    I can remember going to a hill climb years ago, I think I was just out of high school, that was out that way somewhere maybe around Spring Range, there were guys on YZ465s and XTs going nuts up an insane hill... I was also very lucky that our scout leader was in the Canberra Road Racing Club and he would take us to the races at MacArtur park, we would sell programmes and do flag marshaling great fun for a bunch of high school lads... so much of this is lost now, but I think the hipsters are on the right track....
  9. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    I remember that one out on Spring Range.

    The winner was the late Viktor Znotins on a green TRIALS BIKE!
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  10. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Ok, who was the bastard from Canberra who gazumped me on the lovely Husky TE630 in the flea market! My 'perfect' bike...

    I'm joking, you probably saved me from a fate worse than death if I'd told my wife I was going to buy another bike before selling any of the ones already cluttering the backyard, that I'd promised to sell many months ago.

    I had decided to stop riding, for a number of reasons, but that bike was enough to rekindle the desire.

    I'll be interested to hear what the new owner thinks, to see if I should stay interested in them.
    Cheers
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  11. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit Munge Knacker Supporter

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    My brother sent me this video of a practice run on the hill today.
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  12. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That's not a hill......:dirtdog....it's barely an incline!

    Still, looking at the bikes involved I'm surprised it isn't sealed.:evil
  13. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Ha,,

    I thought you may have been around for that one....

    !!
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  14. nzdans

    nzdans Learnertic Supporter

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    Guilty!!

    Maybe I can do you a sweet deal on a 640A :)

    I rode it back from the Blue Mountains on Friday, rooted MX tyre on the front & nearly bald 606 on the back.. Was a fairly relaxed pace. It's at CMC now about to be shod with some Anakee Wilds (no TKC 80s available).

    Will update when I've hit the dirt, I'll probably head to Flea Creek for a trundle on the weekend..
  15. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    I was wondering when someone was going to own up to it!

    But no I've got to thank you for stopping me from being stupid again.

    As for the 640, I test rode one of them once, and had to get all my fillings replaced afterwards. Although GodS will tell you they are all perfectly smooth;-) That's why I like civilized Huskys. Plus a dodgy right knee.

    I shall wait for your reports with bated breath.
    Cheers
    Pete
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  16. nzdans

    nzdans Learnertic Supporter

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    Hey Pete,

    Always a pleasure to help those in need :clap

    On the 300km trip home (then short squirt from Kambah to Fyshwick) I can say these things feel very light, not far off the weight of a DRZ400E.. Power is good, I don't think I'll miss the LC4 there. Braking also very good (especially for such small rotors). Clutch is Magura like the LC4, springs appear to be lighter so slightly easier on the left hand. Economy is not amazing, around 14l for the 300km trip taking it very easy. Suspension, undersprung for my weight but feels great, plenty of adjustment so hopefully I'll be OK when I fit heavier springs and do an oil change on the forks. Headlight is effing useless, hopefully the tax refund will allow the purchase of a Brittania Composites mask/headlight upgrade.

    Previous owner mentioned that you do have to "ride" these things in the dirt.. To me it feels like it should do well however the Michelins probably aren't going to help in this department but I'll do my best :jack

    Cheers,
    Dan.
  17. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Actually, both my '03's are smooth, but I rode one like the one you did Pete (ADpete's bike, a real paintshaker) and nearly detached my retinas.

    Welcome to the dodgy right knee club too. It sucks.
  18. City Gone Bad

    City Gone Bad Old Balls

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    How about this weather eh?

    Last weekend was a cracker also, good 5 hours exploring the Brindies along the ridges and into the valleys. Genges was a challenge if you picked the wrong line, Baldy was fun too.

    Those descents down Waterfall seemed epicly steep though, bruised my tailbone puckering my ass so much. Should of kept the Air Hawk on the new seat. :tush
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  19. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I'd settle for some rain personally.
  20. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    Now that the frost is gone there’s no topping up the tanks until actual rain