The Hat Rally (first go at a story)

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  1. davorallyfan

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    [​IMG] Packed and ready for the Hat Rally, The plan was to meet up with Dayn R80GS and Paul (cheeks) who was taking his recently purchased R100GS, maximise dirt to the rally site, and catch up with old mate who was travelling up from Tassie. Dayn and I had our families joining us - they were travelling by cage.
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    [​IMG] Dayn at the Qbn red rooster waiting for Mr Cheeks with antenae up
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    Arrival of Mr Cheeks on his new (to him) PD classic
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    Waiting for Chubby at an intersection south of Rossi - heading to Majors Creek.

    It was a clear crisp winters day it had rained a few days before so the dust was down.

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    All dust must be washed down.


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    Bikes at Majors Creek pub

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    [​IMG] Heres a pick at the head of the Araluen Valley, Clarkes lookout (he was a bushranger) Its a steep dirt decent into the valley. We all turn our engines off and coast down. Kinetic/potential energy! Travelling in stealth mode is fun you hear your suspention creak and groan, you hear your disc brakes ring when you dab them but above all else I hear my chain! Shafties are so much quieter. Its possible to do about 80 km per hour down this hill and we have a little race. Childish behaviour but this road is very quiet in terms of traffic.
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    To Araluen Pub to get supplies and wait for the girls
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    The toasted sandwiches are good - thick ham off the bone!

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    Out to the site, tents up. Heres my daughter and Dayns son.[​IMG]
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    I spot my old red outfit (I do regret selling it but I have first option on buyback).

    Anyway dinner is eaten, beers and Bombay Saphire drunk, and in the fart sack before twelve.


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    The body is evil and must be punished!


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    Mr and Mrs Ward (my mates from Tassie) win the longest distance award. Good thing the trophies are small and packable!

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    Fin​


    I hope yo[​IMG]u liked it.​
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    Nice report davorally! funny how the rallygoers have developed a particular 'look' :D

    cheers
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    Absolutely, just like Cruiser Riders! We're all individuals :rofl

    Great report and it would hve been a great run up the hill.

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    Family photo?[​IMG]
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    interesting phenomenon though... how 'groups' tend to have... or start to develop an individual look....:1drink
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    interesting phenomenon though... how 'groups' tend to have... or start to develop an individual look....:1drink

    Yes perhaps its based on practicality rather than fashion - or belonging or conforming?

    The MX style is a bit sheepish too (no fear - no brain) and based on the latest label - I cant keep up and wouldnt bother - IMHO practical is best.
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    totally agree davorally' :nod

    I'm an 'extreme-a-phobic' too!...

    crusty demon types an' the Sportzbike crew... you know, the guys on pocket rockets, wearing a race rep' helmet (#46) flappin alpinestars jacket, designer jeans, wispy thin runners and no gloves.... but wearing sunnies behind their visor :huh WTF! Popping monos in traffic and revving up next to cars with YL's inside........ individuals pffffft!
    sorry gotta go, rant over, Mum's callin me.....:D
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