Riverina riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by tripodtiger, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Khancoban lunch sounds OK.

    If you are up for an overnighter what about Bombala? You can get a good feed at Cosmo Cafe. Easy run to the coast, lots of options. Dates? -sometime after my wounds have healed :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  2. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    You should relocate to 3020, then you would be Ray of............................................................:wink:
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  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I be keen to catch up with you blokes too, say when and where. If over this way, I can show you about too if you like.
  4. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Albion????

    No one bit. He passed easily. Longest test I've er conducted. We had to adjust the adjusted sidecar test because, of course, the RTA hadn't revised the test for Spyders and trikes.
    Ray's not a cunt.



    I'd go to Bombala. Is there a slowroad?

    I'll stick my neck out for Sat 19th, then I can have a wander into Canberra on Sunday.
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    If not camping, the only cost effective bed option is one of the pubs, although I don't know about any cabins at the 'van park.

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    I've stayed at both pubs and the Motel. The Motel is stupid $exxy. Both pubs are decent, and the food at the Imperial is a cut above for a pub, and a big breakfast is included too. Its also got better, maybe more secure, bike parking, and the publican's name is Steve :1drink
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  6. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Now there’s an idea for a theme trip, visit all the pubs in Vic whose publican shares your name. Too bad if you’ve got a handle like some of the kids my sister teaches, can’t see many blokes pulling beers called “Oceana Cloudwolfe”.
  7. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Slow roads every where there Ray,typical one here!!:D
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  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    OTTOMH I found a really slow one for Ray last time, a few years ago now, Badja FT heading north slowed him down.
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  9. dobbo

    dobbo Long timer

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    What's your thoughts on riding with a bloke who doesn't carry a spare tube???

    I had a day out on the old DR with a bloke.... lets call him "Tripod Ray"
    With TR leading (losting isn't really a word?) our ride through Woomargama National Park, trying to find a path around some road closures due to local logging works, the big guy on the little bike somehow found a way through the Nat Park; however, with the hills of Jingellic within sight, he noticed that his front tyre was looking a little deflated on the bottom side.

    But with his tyre repairing expertise, bike was up on a stump and the front wheel off like he was leading the Dakar race.... but then Tripod Ray found that a patch wasn't going to be enough to repair a torn out valve stem.... Yes, the power of this little TTR250 is enough to tear a valve stem out, albeit on the front.
    So, with me digging deep, I generously offer him to purchase my spare 21' tube..... for $50 cash :D or he could stuff the tyre with tuffs of grass.
    But with TR being of the new era, he wasn't to sure what cash was? so offered me his card..... No EFTPos here though.
    For fear of him bursting into tears, I gave him my tube and the use of my compressor pump, to get us moving again...
    TR has the photos

    But all in all, it was a good day out. Thanks Ray.
  10. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Adds a new meaning to “Tubeless”.

    I think we are starting to see why his racing career has been plagued by “bad luck”.
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  11. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Zing!
    Be-atch!

    Wouldn't you know it. Years of carrying spare tubes around, and never needing them, I've not got to spares for the TTR. Been otherwise occupied, unsuccessfully trying to prevent bad luck elsewhere. Never catching up.

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    As Dobbo said at the time, lucky we weren't trying to fix the 950 or 955. The Tiddler Tenere of Ray was pretty easy to get up on the stump and even easier to pull off the stump. Bit of excavation did help.

    Very happy that Ron did the technical work. I still struggle with getting tubes in and out. Must be because of his slender fingers. Maybe he's just done it once or twice and worked it out.

    And huge thanks for the tube. I never even considered pulling the valve stem out as a possible problem. I was getting ready to go the grass (and soil and rocks). It did make me wonder if sand filled tyres would work. Not for long but stuff like that crosses my mind every now and then.

    Great ride on the 250. Made me realise that I should've had a smaller bike from the outset. The original choice of the 950 was because I wanted a bike to ride across the country.

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  12. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Yeah, heaps of roads. Finding them and joining them up is always the problem.
    More time on the maps. Better electronic maps for the Zumo. Is Shonky Maps still a thing?
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  13. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    If memory serves, it slowed everyone down. I think I fell over trying to avoid whomever it was that fell over ahead of me. Was it Troy that got up because he couldn't give a fig and rode over the carnage? I also seem to recall that was my first lesson in the benefit of momentum. Thanks for that, Donks.:muutt
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  14. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Adv Rider (Aust) publican's names spreadsheet.
    Who'd volunteer to make the updates?
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  15. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    maybe look at this for your maps and can download them to your garmin
    i do

    https://ridewithgps.com/

    woomargama area
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    just different map options in it
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  16. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Go old school Ray,still works for me!!
    Carterscope tourist maps and link up the dotted(dirt) roads
    I have GPS on all my bikes but only use as speedo and trip record function
  17. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    This is a map...Starting at Benalla ( cos I can get from home to there from memory ) then to Mac Park (for thee Historics ) and return home via a different way...AMDAP...but TublissTTRTripodTigerRay is a non believer in paper.. DSCN0279.JPG

    yeah yeah..the path needs a pressure wash..soon..ish
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  18. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    His and hers rakes - taking turns with the handle?
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  19. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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  20. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Maps, GPS, apps, etc, etc, etc...dog with too many bones to chose from.