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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Beet, Sep 16, 2017.
Vinduros and The Dust Hustle, great events to check out
Well done Beet
I love the look of this stuff. Looks like a lot of fun
That's a nice Tenere there. Thanks for the piccies beet.
Great stuff Beet - might have start doing stuff like this
I stuffed after 750kms this weekend on the ' Ape' - a weekend playing silly buggers in the scrub wouldn't hurt much ?????
Got those DT175's - one is a '92 model - oh good I can see trouble happening
Brilliant Beet, now you've got me checking Gumtree again for an XT. :) Mind you Mr Greyghost has a good idea, DT175, they are exempt from the pre-1993 thing @trokel ?
Nice pics (with a slight leaning to the IT175G) Beet, makes we want to get out there! Are 'non-competitive' vinduro's basically trail rides or are they actually a bit competitive?
Can not say for others but this one was basically a trail ride with St. John in attendance and a bit of officialdom. Not that I rode it just my observation.
Thats just the sort of thing i would like
Vintage Trail Riders might suit you.
Does a '74/'75 XS650 qualify ?
Kowen Forest '08 ?
Apex Bateman's Bay same year
I'm not sure if I'm just stating the obvious or completely wrong, but to me these Vinduro and Dust Hustle type event just seem to be growing, while true competitive events seem to be struggling.
Cheap to get into if you want, or you can spend up big but you have a choice.
Riders are aging.
These events have as much about the social aspect as the competitive, if you compete at all that is.
Frequently and usually held in a reasonably local area for most.
You don't have to compete with the latest cone valve forks and frame geometry combination, you just ride bikes you loved when were younger and accept them for that.
But then they still cater for the ultra competitor if that's your thing.
I really do regret taking that old 89 DT200R to the wreckers now
Starting to give this serious thought
Can't remember which one is the '92 or '95, but have to rebuild & register,
That's what it's supposed to look like !
I run the Toowoomba Motorcycle Club Vinduro's.
Same deal as VTR, basically a trail ride for pre 95 bikes. I did post our events a few times a couple of years ago but there was no interest. I will again next year at our next event.
I went and checked out the last one, it was great
Bike eligibility depends on who is running the event. -
The Cookardinia event is Held by the Holbrook motorcycle club and is limited to bikes 25 years and older with no follow on models. So any model newer than that is not allowed.
VTR events (NSW based) are based on technology with the stipulation being drum brake rear end and conventional forks and typically 25years or older but may allow some slightly newer models provided they are still that older technology.
VERI events (VIC Based) have just moved to pre 88 from pre 85 and do allow some follow on models which are stipulated on their website.
Also VTR events and Cookardinia are run on Private property so no rego is required, however many VERI events require some sort of Registration so once again refer to the website for details.
I like to think of them like a Bike Rally where you get the added fun of riding an old bike around some really interesting courses. They are non-competitive social events so it doesn't matter what you ride as it is all about getting out there for the enjoyment. You can ride as much or as little as you want. That said if you team up with some friends then there will often be some competitiveness going on. Personally i tend to compete against myself as some of the loops can be quite challenging so I am always looking to improve my laps and endurance.
I am a VTR member and am going to their end of year event this weekend. They are a great club and have grown immensely since they started a few years back.
if you want to know more about them check out this link.
The first pic here are my bikes that I took to Cookardinia last weekend and then there is some more pics from the event.
i like it...