Melbourne and surrounds ride/riders hub

Discussion in 'Australia' started by paynebrody, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Love to go but work beckons unfortunately.
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  2. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Had an awesome few days away. Up Mt Terrible, visited a Southend Point of Lake Eildon, sliced a tyre and bush mechanic'd it back together for another 180Km of tracks.

    The little WR took it all like a champ. Fresh suspension, all fresh bearings, clean oil and filters. Its like a new 15 year old bike underneath all those scratches
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  3. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Keeping this thread moving in the right direction..

    I took the fresh 701 out yesterday through Bunyip forest out to Neerim with a little exploring on side tracks. Most of Bunyip is still closed after the fires a few years ago. Pity, as it's full of great 4x4 roads to explore.

    My mate came on his new T7 too, we both had our first slow drops in freshly graded soil. 20201216_160704.jpg 20201216_154427.jpg
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  4. jardine

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    I will aim to organise an offroad day ride from Neerim South in January sometime when its not too hot, just got to get out to pre-ride it first so I know klms etc. Stand By
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  5. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Great. I'm keen, if it suits me I'll be there.
  6. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Way past my skill-level methinks.
    Maybe meet up at lunch or something.
    I'll keep an eye on it.
  7. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    If I can get my bike finished in time I'd be keen. I've gone back to a 701 and it will be in bits soon doing some mods.

    Long story, been a shit of a year but if it works out I'd be keen to ride with you guys again Jardine. I think the last time we rode I was on a 701 also. A few years ago now.

    Great to see some action on this page.
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  8. jardine

    jardine 86

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    Hi Glitch if you bring a map I can jot out an easy route that will mean you can start off with us and fine for bigger bikes and maybe meet up along the way, once I check out what the tracks are like I will look at more details as to what klms etc. Probably suit 690/701s etc. Bigbore and I were out there last week for a punt around on the 450's and a lot the tracks have been really smashed by 4wd's with endless deep ruts so I need to do a recce first to see what are the best options.
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  9. jardine

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    You are a man of many bike changes :-) sounds good Fearless see you then
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  10. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Did an easy gravel Rd ride up around the Black Range and Donna Buang on the weekend. Nice scenery but eager to get into some more challenging terrain.
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  11. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Yes that is true. And If I had millions of dollars there would be many, many more and I wouldn't have to keep selling them. Although I have to say lately with the effect of the Rona on our business my interest has waned significantly.

    This is the current plan. See how it goes.

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  12. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Soooooooo.
    Not working from xmas eve till 18th Jan.
    Day trips or overnighters somewhere anyone?
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  13. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Back at work on the 4th.
  14. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting up Richo - always tricky finding dates/times to align with everyone’s life commitments. I’m not going to make excuses - ok, I will. I’m moving house and going on holidays all in the next few weeks. But if you or others are free for a day ride on the weekend of 23/24 Jan, I can commit to that!
  15. jardine

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    Neerim Sth January ride rescheduled for Feb. Stand By
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  16. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Hmmm, why is that Jards?
  17. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    FMD, when did the safety Nazis block the ramp?
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    Please don't tell me they got Buffalo as well.
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  18. jardine

    jardine 86

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    Because BBTT, as you know, my ambition far outweighs my talent..........:muutt
  19. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Possible Enduro loop Monday. Tbc
  20. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Mate, I just washed it and buried it again.:fpalm
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