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Old 04-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #2281
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IF the set date to leave is 27th August, i'm sure you'll have plenty of time for your training XR .
In the absence of any other preferred dates.....Lock it in, Eddie!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:31 AM   #2282
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I think that could be very handy. BTW how does the operator see what is going on: periscope?
Just feed it Disesl baby, no tree or wildlife will stand in your way.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:34 AM   #2283
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In the absence of any other preferred dates.....Lock it in, Eddie!!
Gags is locked in for the CC ride. The 27th august is here say but the sooner the better for riding i say .

Have been told that the time frame we want to travel is a good time to go, cold nights still but hopefully no wet weather .
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:56 AM   #2284
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Dream of Dakar, Nat Geo Adv channel

Just watched 3rd & 4th episode of the Glenn Hoffman Racing campaign at the 2013 dakar, holy shit... that's one hell of a ride.
Managed to find someone with foxtel and commandeer the remote for an hour, this was much better watching than the usual feed on sbs as it documents Jake smith's whole event, and the 3 other privateer "clients" that went along with the GHR team.
The whole 4 episodes will air again next sunday at 7.30pm on Nat Geo Adv channel, will definately watch (cos I missed the 1st 2 episodes!)
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:04 AM   #2285
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Gags is locked in for the CC ride. The 27th august is here say but the sooner the better for riding i say .

Have been told that the time frame we want to travel is a good time to go, cold nights still but hopefully no wet weather .
I have crossed off the two weeks from my appointment schedule. I am in locked in too Eddie. I went North in August about ten years ago. It was only cold at night and not bad during the days.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:09 AM   #2286
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I have crossed off the two weeks from my appointment schedule. I am in locked in too Eddie. I went North in August about ten years ago. It was only cold at night and not bad during the days.
And so there were three......any one else going to stick their hands up now? Time to get the whiteboard marker out and schedule a pre-trip maintenance program......check tools, spares, dehydrated food, and filter money from the budget into the slush fund
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #2287
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And so there were three......any one else going to stick their hands up now? Time to get the whiteboard marker out and schedule a pre-trip maintenance program......check tools, spares, dehydrated food, and filter money from the budget into the slush fund
+ replace the wheel bearings pre- trip/ or carry spares.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:14 AM   #2288
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Well many of you know that we have decided to GPS the South West Adventure trail route .....
How's the gps file looking? Any chance of a share?

I did the Casterton - Dartmoor leg last year, then ran out of daylight. Reckon I might take the CRF next time, not the big bike!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:36 AM   #2289
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How's the gps file looking? Any chance of a share?

I did the Casterton - Dartmoor leg last year, then ran out of daylight. Reckon I might take the CRF next time, not the big bike!

Hi Jrr,

We have two sections to ride then the SWAT will be posted on www.transaustraliatrail.com.au.

I assume that we will alter the route from time to time to suit conditions.

Some sections won't suit big bikes, especially in the wet season. The beauty of using a GPS is that riders can find alternate routes to avoid areas that don't suit them. ( bogs/ deep sand etc)
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #2290
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Pay it forward stuff

A local pay it forward inclusion in our thread? Is this a good idea? Maybe once or twice a year perhaps?

For example:

Mitas E09 21 inch tyre 99% tread left.
190cm snow skis ( shaped) yellow /black graffics: good bindings
Selection of 180/170/160 cm skiis on wall but my wife will kill me if I give them away!
Dri rider jacket blue used in 1996 for Simpson desert crossing
Dri rider pants with braces attached
elbow guards
knee guards
Fox tracker boots size 9 near new
Fox Kidney belt
Alpine Star boots size 10( Tech 6) used by old man on Sundays.
AGV MX8 helmet.

It would save postage if we can swap/give away stuff locally.

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:04 PM   #2291
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Hi Jrr,

We have two sections to ride then the SWAT will be posted on www.transaustraliatrail.com.au.

I assume that we will alter the route from time to time to suit conditions.

Some sections won't suit big bikes, especially in the wet season. The beauty of using a GPS is that riders can find alternate routes to avoid areas that don't suit them. ( bogs/ deep sand etc)
On that TAT site I think you can add a brief description, difficulty range, etc, where you might document that sort of stuff XR
Can I swap a bald 21" front knobby for that E09?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #2292
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On that TAT site I think you can add a brief description, difficulty range, etc, where you might document that sort of stuff XR
Plus a disclaimer that the route was legal in 1990 and we haven't actually ridden it since, we just GPS -ed it on a map!!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:12 AM   #2293
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More Pay it forward stuff

Add a MX helmet ( AGV 8 model) large size. Never crash tested. I should have worn it to the Little Desert trip!

WRT to bald knobby swap deal Wal, I think you are getting a poor deal. Seriously folks the E09 front is a great road tyre or hard dirt road tyre. It sucks on mud and sand.o
Wal check out the UHF radio question thread at the bottom of the page 1 threads. SOund familiar?

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #2294
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Ok step one towards the CC trip.........have my dates in.
Have nutted out rough maintenance schedule prior to trip and not expecting too much riding before then.

It's looking like a good crew sticking their hands up as likely suspects

Slow
Gags
XR
Wal?
Cougar?
Bruce G?
Missed anyone yet?

Too soon for getting keen but half the fun is prepping, the other half's the ride, the destination is a bonus!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:36 AM   #2295
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Ok step one towards the CC trip.........have my dates in.
Have nutted out rough maintenance schedule prior to trip and not expecting too much riding before then.

It's looking like a good crew sticking their hands up as likely suspects

Slow
Gags
XR
Wal?
Cougar?
Bruce G?
Missed anyone yet?

Too soon for getting keen but half the fun is prepping, the other half's the ride, the destination is a bonus!!
How can Bruce bring enough Magella wine and also a change of jocks?
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