Hi guys, been lurking here for a while and thought it was about time I said g'day. I'm in northern NSW and recently bought a XF650 Freewind after agonizing over the DR650/KLR650 choice for ages. The Freewind suits my needs best as I dont really go off road much at all, but I want to have the option and be able to feel confident should I decide to go bush. Obviously I wont be riding any single track, but I've found it a blast on normal dirt roads as well as performing well on the tar (rode the Oxley from Walcha -> Long Flat and back yesterday). I've also got a badly beat up '83 IT250 which I sometimes pretend I can ride in enduros/pony express and a long suffering '86 XT250 which I was commuting on but it inspired me to get the Freewind as I like to tour long distances too. Anyway, enough of that, is anyone here going to the Off Centre Rally or Thrashers Terrifying Trek in August this year? I dont know if I'll be able to attend both as I'm off to Mildura on the XF650 this weekend for the Wintersun Rally, but I'm determined to make the Off Centre at Innimincka, though with the price of fuel these days I might have to sell a kidney! I've read some funny stuff about the trek into/out of Thrashers so I'm keen to go (plus the fireworks sound pretty cool) and it'd be good to hook up with a riding partner if anyone is heading there from northern NSW or even to meet a few friendly faces at the rally. Cheers, Ash.