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snakeears 04-25-2012 04:16 AM

Snakeears rides...
It's ANZAC day here, a holiday to commemorate our fallen in the wars Australia and New Zealand have been involved in.. so a last minute day trip was organised to the east of Melbourne in the worst weather we have ridden in.

Foggy and pissing down with rain

but great conditions for some interesting photos

The delights of Phasmid track

very slippy

tell me again why we do this?

Found this little lookout, bloody freezing up here

4 layers and body armor I feel like the Michelin Man

Bruce's KLX with a 300cc kit and a Pro Taper pipe on its first run, he loved it, heaps more punch, said he can leave it in one gear for longer instead of changing up and down all the time

Then the weather really set in

bit nicer as we dropped down the hill

The sun came out for a minute

After this shot my camera stopped working due to the cold back a sodden mess but a great ride, there is something special about the bush when the weather closes in.

jtb 04-25-2012 05:14 AM

Magical composition! But I think I've already told you that before. Do you have any photography training? :clap

theMISSIONARY 04-25-2012 06:25 AM

Nice i must get over there for a play at some point

squonker 04-25-2012 06:39 AM

Nice photos!

snakeears 04-25-2012 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by jtb (Post 18538399)
Magical composition! But I think I've already told you that before. Do you have any photography training? :clap

Cheers mate, I will take any compliment, I am a Graphic Designer by trade but I'm slowly having a career change into photography

Joe Watson 04-26-2012 04:28 AM

Absolutely fantastic photos mate!!

59DEN 04-26-2012 04:56 AM

Great photography.

Gham 04-26-2012 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by 59DEN (Post 18546865)
Great photography.

+1 and hats off to your brave service members!

cakmakli 04-26-2012 04:24 PM

Very nice

Strummer 04-26-2012 04:57 PM

Brilliant! Looks like a great ride.

WhatThaFrig 04-26-2012 05:52 PM

Those are some fantastic photos!

b0mb3r 04-27-2012 02:30 AM

great pics ..... and looking bloody cold :eek1

snakeears 04-27-2012 06:09 AM

I got some sad news last week a mates mum passed away, I missed the funeral so he has asked me up to his property near Dalesford next week for a catch up.
I'm planning to take the long way, mostly by tar, I'm a bit excited I have never done an overnight trip before, those of you with young kids will understand.

After a good cleaning session it's off with the dirt shoes

...and on with these.

I recon tyre choice for the Melbourne area in winter is difficult. I tried using Dunlop 606's but I found I wasnt confident in the miles of twistys we have out to the east and when you get into the bush its mostly snotty clay and they clag up. So I tyre swap between the MotoX and road tyres, its a pain... In the perfect world I would have a V-Strom as well.

It will be the first time I load the WR up with gear, so out with the ocky straps ( I am open to suggestions here) I have seen posts with WR's loaded to buggery, i'm wondering how they handle like that?

So over tyre changing, it's like a gym workout, takes me about 1hr and half for nuts off to nuts on including a counter sprocket change from 12 to 13 for road (mmmm where's that V-Strom)

Ahh must be beer o clock, tools down. :D

theMISSIONARY 04-27-2012 06:15 AM

:huh i found D606's great on greasy roads. hell i even did motard(my late DR650) ride days on them wet or dry, in the wet they were better than the road tyres

snakeears 04-27-2012 06:30 AM

That's interesting, I agree around town the 606's are great but over 100kph the front end got vague, I have had the wheels balanced since and with the rimlocks out might be worth a try again.

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