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Old 04-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #16
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Bums... How'd I miss that
You missed it because we didn't tell anyone we were going
How's life with kiwibaby treating you?
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #17
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Sorry Kiwipeet, it was a bit of short notice organisation, the track was available and weather looked good, it was just a trial run with a small group to see if people thought it is worth organising a "more formal" event next summer. Everybody seemed to enjoy it so we will try for a weekend event next summer where we can camp on the property, maybe with a ride some where saturday and use the track on sunday. I promise I will keep you informed next time!!.
Thanks to all those who came, it was a great day and I enjoyed showing you round "my patch". Cheers
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #18
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You missed it because we didn't tell anyone we were going
err... realistically i wasnt going anywhere...
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How's life with kiwibaby treating you?
Mmm.. good... busy.. but good. Some fo-toes. Apologies for threadjack.

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Sorry Kiwipeet, it was a bit of short notice organisation...
No apology needed. just a little envious, mixed with touch of cabin fever. it looks like you had a great ride

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Everybody seemed to enjoy it so we will try for a weekend event next summer...
I promise I will keep you informed next time!!
Sounds great
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #19
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Since the Autumn weather is continuing to be most amenable to motorcycling we decided to take the bikes out to Reporoa again for a spot of offroad fun.



Roger & his boys & Gary & his daughter also came out to do a few laps of the 4x4 track around my family's bush block.



A couple of generations of Yamaha WR, Rosie's 250R & Katherine's 200. I got a ride on the 200 & it's a great trailbike.



The track is starting to get a bit slippery in places though so Rosie & I were glad we had swapped on our full knobblys & smaller front sprockets for the weekend.







Then it was back to the hut for some post ride refreshments & off home into the rise of the perigee moon. (yes, trailer scum but I couldn't figure out a way to carry a weedeater & a 9kg gas bottle on the bike)



This was the 5th straight weekend we have got out on the bikes, it's been a great run lately.

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Old 05-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #20
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:42 AM   #21
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never get tired of these sort of photos

awesome
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #22
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With the weather being fairly dry it was time to go check out the block at Reporoa on the bikes again. We made it out to the hut on Saturday night before any of the rain showers passed over.



The next day, after a leisurely breakfast & a bit of housework around the hut we set off around the loop. There were quite a few trees down but nothing we couldn't shift, cut or ride over or around.







It was a rather nice day for it.



I tried to school Rosie in the art of the wheelie down in the old gravel pit. Turns out 'just gas it' doesn't work quite as well on the 250 as it does the 640 But after some practice & copious clutch abuse a few repectable monos were performed. Then it was back to the hut for lunch & a cold beer in the sun

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #23
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Wasn't it a great weekend for riding?!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:34 AM   #24
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Looks a pretty cool place your family has there.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #25
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sand camp

My motorbike had been asking to hoone through dirt for quite a while so when Rosie and Clint offered to show me around sand camp the DR said YES!

We met up with Paul and the wee whipper snapper Dean for a 5 person ride in volcanic pumice on a cool Sunday afternoon.

Just like in the Dakar rally there were river-like stretches of sand suck followed by holes which had to be tamed


(Clint and his steed)

Crumbling sand mounds

(Paul shows the technique)

and ruts to be overcome as well as rut gravity ...

(Rosie riding the channel)



(the gravity was strong in this rut)


Now where is that whipper sapper Dean? ahead I think ...
(Paul off to see if his son had also sucum to rut gravity)


What else would one do on a Sunday ? Find some hot pools in the bush near by of course.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #26
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Jac! Welcome to ADV!

You've definitely proved your supa powers by managing those ruts on your first off road ride

I'll hassle Clint to post up his photos too
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #27
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Welcome to ADV Jac! You were doing pretty well on the Gerbil.



These pumicey tracks are quite fun for messing around in as the landings are usually pretty soft if you arse up.





Funny place to park a Gerbil:



Watching the sunset from the hot pools on the way home is a great way to finish off an afternooon ride



Cheers
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PS Thanks for the Tank Stout Jac, it's fantastic
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #28
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Excellent pics & much fun was had by the look of it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:26 AM   #29
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looks like a cool track. Them Gerbil's must be like bats....sleep upside down
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #30
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Went for a wee burn yesterday.



A nice warm day for it.
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