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Aus T T T 2009

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by davorallyfan, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Part 2

    A couple of HP2's turned up, this one only for a quick day run
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    But this one was here for the evening. It has 4 fuel tanks!! for a total capacity of 38 lts. Original tank 13lts, under seat tank 7 lts, and 2 side pods of 9 lts each.:clap

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    Now just how I can justify this says Thrasher? Would the TaxMan accept it as an Emu roundthemup farm machinary?:wink:
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    Other arrivals included GreyGhost and Bev
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    Ronny Durkin (aka RTO) actually arived in daylight, last year was about 1.00am:huh, with a piece of Photofast Phills bike, that unfortunately kissed the dirt coming down the Bridle Track:eek1
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    Mr Phil Fong
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    Opps forgot whatishisname,:D sorry!! Help!
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    Face Plant Angus and his poor postie bike:lol3
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    Never a truer photo has been taken, and no it has not been photoshopped

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    And just WHAT WILL you be wearing in next years Mardi Gras, Dahlings?:D:D

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    Not the way Jock wanted to arrive at Thrashers
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    Hope springs eternal
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    But alas, after some serious delving into the innards of the Norton
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    It was time to put the spanners away

    Time to turn the camera off and enjoy the night

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  2. zenKTM

    zenKTM -

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    hmmm, not surprising after that amount of booze Deano but I spotted a ktm rider later in the evening enjoying a pina colada that was left on his great drinking rack on the back of his 640...the same rider who dived on rossco's tent as rossco cursed into the night air for 20 minutes :deal :wink: :evil
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  3. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    Great photos guys.. :clap

    Any loud noises in the night?? :wink:
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  4. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Only one that I remember, very quiet, in comparison
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  5. GracelessGus

    GracelessGus n00b

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    "faceplant angus" is online! TTT was awesome. very disappointed in rossco for crashing so early. and it doesnt come with age because i was partying with the oldies well into the night :lol3.
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  6. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Better than Fong IN a thong I suppose.

    Fong has thong,
    Fong in thong.

    sound like a Dr Suess book for kids! :lol3
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  7. Jason1200GS

    Jason1200GS Bitumen escapee

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    G'day, does anyone have a photo of the black Super Tenere, it had gold anodised hubs, plenty of trick looking stuff etc.
    He arrived two up with his wife/girlfriend.
    I think it was a Super Tenere, but unfortunately I got sidetracked & forgot about it.
    Whoever owns it, well done, it looks great!
    Here's another shot of Claude arriving on his '53 Velocette 500.
    Great to see an old classic well used & ridden, good stuff.

    Attached Files:

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  8. Motobloke

    Motobloke - occasional ADVer -

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  9. GhostRiderFromHell

    GhostRiderFromHell Been here awhile

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    We left from Melbourne on Friday afternoon at about 4, our route was Melbourne to Alexandra then o to Albury for the night. Besides a little bit of dirt from Alexandra to Mansfield dodging sheep, roos and rabbits (well actually i didn't bother dodging the rabbits :wink:). It was a boring as bat shit ride up the hume to cover as many km's as possible.

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    From Albury bright and early we still had 4 hours of riding to get to Taralga pub for lunch.
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    The camp ground
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    ...and the fire
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    After packing up with a sore head, we had 2 days to kill to get back to sunny Melbourne. The journey went something like this:

    Taralga, Crookwell, Yass, Wee Jasper, Tumit, Tumbarumba, Tintaldra, Somewhere??, attempted Bullhead creek (wet muddy and lost), Talangatta, Then a blast down the Hume home.

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    A little fix up
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    A little wet!
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    ...she wanted to play in the mud too, she must have got that from a BMW owner :rofl
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    and finally the last fuel stop before home.
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    Hope to see you all again next year.
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  10. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Been said before, but it'll bear being said again: you boys in Oz do it properly! :clap
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  11. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Ghostrider, damn nice classic Tengai :clap Don't see too many of those around these days.
    #51
  12. hoyks

    hoyks Tightass KLR rider

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    I love the story of how he got it. Bought it of an old farmer, it scared the dogs and they wouldn't get on it:rofl
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  13. GhostRiderFromHell

    GhostRiderFromHell Been here awhile

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    Damn straight, the best 2k i ever spent (with 13k on the clock :huh)

    What were you on hoyks?
    #53
  14. GhostRiderFromHell

    GhostRiderFromHell Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dave,

    I fucking love it, not just because it's a Tengai but because it actually works and you can fix it with a hammer.

    They don't make bikes like they used to.
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  15. Fat Bastard

    Fat Bastard Adventurer

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    10am was the designated time to meet fellow members of the BMWTCNSW & a couple of other friends on the outskirts of Mittagong for our ride into the TTT Rally. The rain seemed to be settling in & legend has it that the Trail into Thrashers only needed 5 spots of water to turn it into a narly Quagmire, so I thought were were in for an interesting trip in. Unusually for me, I arrived early & headed up to the Shops for some Supplies. Still raining so decided to put the Wet Weather Gear on. As it goes with a large group, it was 11am before 11 ADV'ers set off down Wombeyan Caves Rd. I'd been looking forward for some time to travel this road & the rain that had fallen dictated a slower pace unfortunatley. Still a very enjoyable ride with only a couple of nasty moments. 1st stop was at the Wollondilly River crossing.
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    Three of us pushed on the next 15 K's to Wombeyan Caves to forewarn them at the Kiosk that 11 hungry ADV'ers were about to decend. Never done Wombeyan Caves Rd before so it was my 1st visit to the Caves area as well. It won't be my last, I was really impressed with it. Pie & Chips for lunch & a bit of a wander around, I could feel the STRESS just falling out of me. TTT here we come. Mr & Mrs Thrasher formed a very friendly welcoming committee.

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    All smiles wiyh the Houses set up, time for a drink & a wander.

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    Claude made a Grand entrance on his Velo & proceeded to drop it whilst doing a Douhnut (oops, I mean demonstrating how he didn't fall off on the way in)

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    Will Wall - a - be there ?

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    As darkness fell, the fire was lit & the wind begun to howl, check the angle of the flames in shot 2 compared with the first. The socialising & merriment carried on in earnest well into the night. Was great catching up with many old friends & some soon to be. (what's that?? not so much of the OLD you say).

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    With morning (BLOODY cold I might add) comes the post mortems of the evenings festivities, the hangovers & the packing up.

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    That wind played havoc with Balas Tent Poles & he awoke with most of it down around his ears.

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    Packed up & ready to fire up & go.

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    Almost packed up & ready to go. (me included he he)

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    I'll be back !!!

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    Didn't you see the BLOODY Arrow Bala?

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    hunter_greyghost & Mrs ghost, obviously having a Hoot, here's proof.

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    Oh!, Did I say I was impressed with Wombeyan Caves? Dam fine spot.

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    5 of us travelled out together & we had a Hoot as well, very interesting punting the Tourance shod GS out through the trails from Thrashers & Wombeyan Caves Rd was a real blast, totally different from the previous day. A little stop up the top after the Tunnel & it was off to Mittagong for a big Brunch.

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    After Mittagong, we got off the Hume Boring bloody Highway as quick as we could. Colo Vale, Tahmoor, The Oaks, Warragamba & Penrith,,,
    (much nicer run) & then.
    Woz & I had decided earlier on to drop in at Nepean Raceway on the way home as it was the 50th aniversary of the track opening & they had the NSW Dirt Track Championships on. Woz & I, in our misspent youth raced Short Circuit at Nepean (I am horrified to say) 30 years ago. Thats when I was last there. There was a supprisingly large crowd there & it was fantastic to see a few races there, it really took me back. A few shots of the action. (i had no choice but to shoot through a Chainwire Fence, did the best I could)

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    Perfect finish to a great Weekend

    Cheers
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  16. Curryinahurry

    Curryinahurry Born 2 Ride

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    ^^ Beautiful Photos Ian!! :thumb

    I Have to now look for a new tent! :lol3

    Great weekend though!

    Cheers

    Bala
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  17. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Aint that the truth!

    Had a look under the tank of my VStrom last weekend and scared the sh*t out of myself. Never seen so many bloody wires going everywhere (no where?) :lol3
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  18. la fletche

    la fletche Been here awhile

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    Go the Honda V-Twins!

    I thought that Steve Crombie was on a new Tenere?

    Good to see a Tengai, the Kwakas should have stuck with the styling.
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  19. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find........fuel

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    What a great combined ride report!!!!!! :thumb
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  20. Giddy Goanna

    Giddy Goanna Fat tanks 'n skinny women

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    Beautiful "Ten guys" Ghosty.
    $2K with 13 on the clock, brings tears to my eyes :eek1 .
    'Twas my first open class licence mount, (pre LAMS era) :1drink .
    Frame cracks due to vibration if held on $1.40 all day :wink:.

    No fork booties? , interesting.
    Extra fuel (what, 23L not enough?) carried so close to exhaust. Brave indeed. Did it get warm when she went down on the muddy hillclimb?

    Great photos by the way, saved a few. Lush landscapes, fun twin track.

    Cheers.
    #60