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Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 12:54 AM
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Posted By the_couch
Hahah. Finally got some dirt on her today. Took...

Hahah. Finally got some dirt on her today. Took it for a spin up the back of Edmonton. Land being cleared for housing development makes for good moto riding close to home. And the stock exhaust is so...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Barely had a chance to ride it yet, been putting...

Barely had a chance to ride it yet, been putting in a lot of hours getting the yellow bike ready for sale. Got four days off coming up starting on March 5, can't wait to get it dirty!

I think...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Fellas where would you say is the best place to...

Fellas where would you say is the best place to get a roadworthy certificate for my bike in Cairns?
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Found it in the Target catalogue for fifteen...

Found it in the Target catalogue for fifteen bucks. You beauty! :D
Forum: Australia 02-12-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Hahah! I should definitely get one. Where was it?

Hahah! I should definitely get one. Where was it?
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Probably not the most ideal rehydration beverage...

Probably not the most ideal rehydration beverage but I don't think a beer has ever tasted so good! :freaky
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 05:48 AM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Sorry Abhi, didn't see your message in time! My...

Sorry Abhi, didn't see your message in time! My phone battery has kicked the bucket. Recovery was successful. Made short work of it with four blokes and a long rope. Much easier than the first time...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Postponed till Tuesday. More details after...

Postponed till Tuesday. More details after successful recovery. Don't worry there will be cameras :wink:
Forum: Australia 02-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Mudfest! Working Sunday =( Muddy moto...

Mudfest! Working Sunday =(

Muddy moto recovery on Monday though! :evil

edit: if anyone's free on Monday and up for a bit of exercise/adventure let me know and I'll fill you in on the moto...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
A word of warning to those who carry a Lifestraw...

A word of warning to those who carry a Lifestraw - you must regularly check that it still works before going on rides where it may need to be used. A mate and I found ourselves in a bad situation...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Awesome view at the bottle corner when you walk...

Awesome view at the bottle corner when you walk up the hill a bit, and perfect log to sit on. I stop there for a snack every time too.
Forum: Australia 02-01-2015, 10:26 AM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Interesting and amusing couple of days riding!...

Interesting and amusing couple of days riding! Saturday my mate got heat exhaustion and started throwing up on the Flaggy track so I went for a wander while he sat in the shade. Came upon this top...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2015, 12:41 PM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Interesting luggage concept... ...

Interesting luggage concept...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpLWh7I0GA

Lightweight and flexible/moddable. Pretty affordable too.
...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Yeah batteries last a full day easily.

Yeah batteries last a full day easily.
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 08:35 AM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Great unit, it's what I use. Very simple, no real...

Great unit, it's what I use. Very simple, no real hints or tips to offer. Not sure what maps yours will come with but there is a free map pack called Shonky Maps which is pretty decent. I ordered...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Ahh okay sounds interesting, thanks!

Ahh okay sounds interesting, thanks!
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 03:17 AM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
I believe that's what they call Death Valley. I...

I believe that's what they call Death Valley. I know a few blokes who have ridden it in both directions so it is do-able.

I also came across another track I've never seen before, off the north of...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,526
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Posted By the_couch
Took my learner mate out to some tracks off Quaid...

Took my learner mate out to some tracks off Quaid Rd today, man he has come so far. Today was only his sixth ever ride on a motorbike and he ended up getting so confident with steep hills that we did...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Yep Kirrama Range Rd has been open for a few...

Yep Kirrama Range Rd has been open for a few weeks now.

Sadly have to give this ride a miss Kezza, as they're paying me double $$ to work our national holiday. At first glance of my roster I saw...
Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Chad got a good photo of Adam the other day on...

Chad got a good photo of Adam the other day on Hell's. I think he was suffering from a bout of short leg syndrome at the time.. :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/jogieCE.jpg?1
Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Well my Sunday day off got shafted so now I'm...

Well my Sunday day off got shafted so now I'm working 8 in a row from then on. Saturday ride is my only option. Be a good day to check out the ridge track to Mt Molloy for lunch, come back via...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 03:18 PM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
I have the 26th, 27th, 28th off, then night shift...

I have the 26th, 27th, 28th off, then night shift for 7 days, then off again Jan 5th and 6th. Don't think I will be able to get away for a 2-day/overnighter although I'd love to check out the old...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Looks like a handy unit Macdoc. Bit too expensive...

Looks like a handy unit Macdoc. Bit too expensive for me though.

Took a group of about 10 through Hell's Gate yesterday. Was a bit of a mission but we got there in the end. Found a wee little...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
The movie was good. I reckon the first one is...

The movie was good. I reckon the first one is still better though. In The Next Chapter, it seems like they're desperately trying to convince viewers that motorbikes are good, when 95% of the audience...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Sunday 3pm which doesn't help you. Aside from...

Sunday 3pm which doesn't help you. Aside from that I'm not sure.
Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 04:09 AM
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Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is playing at...

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is playing at Cairns Central Cinema Saturday night at 7pm. I just ordered tickets online because it's probably going to sell out.

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Forum: Australia 11-03-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Ah congrats! A month or two ago I was watching a...

Ah congrats! A month or two ago I was watching a vid put together from one of the DSMRA rides and there was a bloke getting around on a Berg with a light bar across the front. Got me thinking then...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Where've you been hiding? What are you riding...

Where've you been hiding? What are you riding these days?
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Is there any way to cross the Barron near Koah?

Is there any way to cross the Barron near Koah?
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Another great day on the motos slightly marred by...

Another great day on the motos slightly marred by the discovery of a dying horse next to the Flaggy Creek track. Poor bugger was nearly gone, could only move his head and neck. Nothing we could do...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Bloody great ride on the tablelands today....

Bloody great ride on the tablelands today. Tremendous views, and the most perfect waterhole I have ever seen. My learner mate clocked another 115km of dirt riding, with marked improvements across the...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Ah okay! I'll probably head back that way on...

Ah okay! I'll probably head back that way on Sunday with Nathan, I'll keep an eye out for it. Beautiful countryside up there, fresh green grass sprouting up, nice and open (aside from the logs).
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Ohhh okay. Must have been too focused on getting...

Ohhh okay. Must have been too focused on getting past Gary, didn't see the dip at all haha.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Yesterday's ride was bloody magic. Did about...

Yesterday's ride was bloody magic. Did about 175km, rode two new (to us) tracks - KTM track and an awesome single track loop off the Bump Track / Weatherby Rd. You pointed that one out to us Kenno,...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Also this week/end is going to be a big one....

Also this week/end is going to be a big one. Thursday full day enduro style riding with Gary around the usual haunts off Quaid Rd etc. Mt Molloy pub for lunch and refreshments :freaky.

There's...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Problem with the 250L is 145kg curb weight, same...

Problem with the 250L is 145kg curb weight, same weight as a DRZ :huh. I really don't know where they manage to stash all those kgs on that bike, particularly considering the 450X only weighs 122kg....
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
The bike never stopped running so it still counts...

The bike never stopped running so it still counts in my book! I really had no idea what was going to happen when I hit those roots haha. Very certain it was just the bike's momentum that got us to...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
How'd it go Bern? That ride would have been...

How'd it go Bern? That ride would have been perfect for my mate to learn on, but I was working until 11:30. As it is he still managed to drown his XR in the Mulgrave so the day wasn't a complete...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By the_couch
Not sure what the S carb is like, but is it...

Not sure what the S carb is like, but is it possible to re-route the breather hoses up under your seat? I had the same problem with my E in the wet season here. Thought the pilot was clogged and...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,265
Posted By the_couch
Gonna be rooting around and exploring tracks off...

Gonna be rooting around and exploring tracks off Rifle Range Rd near Atherton on Sunday arvo. Will be going with my learner mate so the pace will be... relaxed :1drinkjust what I need after a pretty...
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