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Strummer 10-21-2010 10:03 PM

SNAIL TRAILS Novice adventure rides Queensland, Australia
 
Snail Trails rides are Social Group rides of low to medium difficulty, for all levels of experience. The idea is that, no matter how slow you would like to ride the route, there will be no pressure applied for you to go faster. And there are always quite a few experienced riders who are more than willing to spend a few moments helping you through a difficult patch, or giving you some pointers on how better to handle the obstacle. Our main focus is on a fun, friendly ride, where everyone gets to ride how they want to. Our only rule is this 'Have the utmost respect for all other riders, and never do anything to spook or endanger anyone else'. Simple hey? And it works. We love these rides.

I thought I would pop some videos and photos on this thread, and continue to add them after future rides. Always check this first post, as I put all the new vids on here.

Here's a short video from Snail Trails 101, a training day we had in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains near Brisbane. It had been pissing down with rain for the previous week, turning the forest into a quagmire. But that didn't dampen our spirits - just our apparel!

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And here's a little one from a recce ride we did, in preparation for a weekend ride in the country. After weeks of heavy rain, the creek crossings were a little deep!

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Here is part two of the recce ride for Snail Trails - Maidenwell

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Here's a little ride report from an intermediate ride through Mt Mee. Good fun!

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This one's a corker!

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Snail Trails Maidenwell - The Actual Ride!

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Snail Trails 6.0 Glasshouse Mountains

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Our Recce ride through Glasshouse

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A fun day out in Mt Mee State forest, a little slippery during the heavy rain! (This was not a Snail Trails Ride)

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Another swim in Glasshouse Mountains State Forests... What a day out! (This was not a Snail Trails Ride)

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Mount Mee was the venue for Snail Trails 6.1. As Glasshouse was rained out and too muddy (see the previous video!)

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The end of year breakup drinks. All the good stuff never made it to video!

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This next vid is not a Snail Trails ride. But I thought I'd throw it in for a bit of a laugh!
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Here's some video from the next couple of intermediate rides through Mt Mee.

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1coolbanana 10-22-2010 12:26 AM

Great videos mate :thumb
Good cause too :D

What video are you using?

Strummer 10-22-2010 02:47 AM

Oregon Scientific. So far so good, but as they say, it's all in the editing :lol3

1coolbanana 10-22-2010 02:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strummer
Oregon Scientific. So far so good, but as they say, it's all in the editing :lol3

Your right, it is :D.

The good quality helps!

Hardhead 10-22-2010 02:58 AM

Good idea Strummer. Putting it all in one thread.... :clap

motocyklista 10-22-2010 03:15 AM

Excellent
Cheers:thumb

Strummer 10-22-2010 03:49 AM

More pics
 
Some more Snail Trails pics.

Here’s Sandy Lane on Rainbow Beach, during Snail Trails #3

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/...rz/Jodrop3.jpg

Some of the crew stopped along the way for a photo op

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/...ooloolaWay.jpg

Sandy with sandy

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/...GreatSandy.jpg

Greendude does some quick repairs, while Mickd stops to smell the flowers.

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/...ndudenmick.jpg

Strummer 10-22-2010 03:50 AM

Feel free to add some photos Rob, the more the merrier!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardhead
Good idea Strummer. Putting it all in one thread.... :clap


Rumble 10-22-2010 01:36 PM

Top idea Strummer :thumb All in one place. :tb

Cruz 10-22-2010 10:23 PM

How do you break a lever when you have Barkbusters?

greendude 10-23-2010 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cruz
How do you break a lever when you have Barkbusters?

a lesson was learnt that day to not tightly clamp the levers to the bars also tankslappers in sand can break stuff.

Strummer 10-23-2010 12:22 AM

Yep, I wish I had video of that one too!
Cruz, the barkbuster actually bent in and applied pressure to the lever, causing the break.

Now Sandy and I both carry spare levers, and will probably never need them!

Quote:

Originally Posted by greendude
a lesson was learnt that day to not tightly clamp the levers to the bars also tankslappers in sand can break stuff.


Cruz 10-23-2010 05:19 AM

Bugger!

Indie-tas 10-23-2010 11:18 PM

Looks like awsome fun.

Steve_C 10-27-2010 08:12 AM

Top vids, Strummer. Nice editing. I like that you can still hear the motorbikes with the music. Tx mate.

Cheers,


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