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Old 01-10-2012, 01:14 AM   #856
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Well if we're talking riders... Pretty sure I'd have had a cardiac, or at least passed out from heat exhaustion... Need to update my gear.
Yup - makes a huge difference being able to wear mx gear compared to adv gear
I wouldnt have wanted to take Gus on these tracks even if I had nice cool mx gear on - that would have crossed the line between fun and plain hard work.

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Its amazing where you can take a whale when there is a large group prepared to lift and push them aye.
Certainley gives you the confidence to takle some nasty shit when the are 4-5 pushers in the background. I think you need a minimum of 4 to take a klr somewhere really gnarly - 3 just aint quite enough - just ask Steve and Bart...
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Looked boring to me. I'm glad i missed it
Yep you didn't miss a thing



we'll run a special one just for you and Wade when you finally get your arses into gear and get down here for a weekend

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There's the conumdrum for me tho as if I go up there I would want to take Schmidt & do that forgotten road place further up that you did & not break my back pulling the big hippo out of one of Marks bogs
Unless I take a trailer with both bikes
If youve only got a long weekend bring the little bikes and stay around Wellywood. If you've got 4-5 day's up here bring the big bikes. We'll tailor a ride to suit what you turn up with (there never been an airhead at the bottom of the Devils Staircase...yet)
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:30 AM   #857
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Wed 11th trail ride

Was a fun day
2nd vid is better than the first



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Old 01-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #858
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Nice videos Glen.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:33 PM   #859
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Friday Ride

My son Glen suggested that we should try trials tires on the rear of our trail bikes so I grabbed the only one in stock (he can wait) and had it put on my wr450.

We took Friday off to see what difference it would make.
It may look skinny and useless but it sure works. makes the bike seem much more stable and settled over tree roots and loose rocks. The biggest problem for me on steep hill climbs has always been loss of traction. Now its looping (I did it twice on Friday and will need to replace my rear guard soon.

A short vid from a rocky climb (steeper than it looks) - the bike just tractored up untill I cocked things up and binned.



A great improvement
Glen is now really keen to try one
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:38 PM   #860
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Have you had the trials tyre on the road? any thoughts i was almost going to get one the other day for the WRr but opted for a T63
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #861
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Have you had the trials tyre on the road? any thoughts i was almost going to get one the other day for the WRr but opted for a T63
No I havent and I cant see that it would handle it very well - the knobs are so soft that I would think that they would tear off pretty quick and the handling at speed is 'squigy' - and thats being polite.

I think a T63 is a better choice for road/trail use.

I'm lucky to have two rear wheels and I'll keep a knobby on one for more open rides and the trials tire for the more challenging stuff.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:27 AM   #862
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cheers mate

I did trials years ago and i remember the knobbs being Very soft........but i dont think i took the Beta about 60km/h anywhere
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:51 PM   #863
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More vids from Fridays Ride

Some of the riding was a bit tight and I bashed a few trees fairly hard so I spent part of the afternoon cutting 30mm from my handlebars.

Glen spent this afternoon exploring some really nasty tracks on foot so looks like a pretty serious effort will be required next weekend (provided the trials tire we orderd today for Glens bike turns up in time)



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Old 01-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #864
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What tyres are you running?

The road legal MT43 ($150) on the back of the TT goes quite well on the road at 25psi.
At 10psi or less in the gnarly stuff, it's almost cheating, you almost feel guilty running it.

Almost.

They're definitely not a "lean the bike over and gas it" type tyre but for the stuff you're doing there, almost perfect.

Almost as good as a Shinko 705...
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What tyres are you running?

The road legal MT43 ($150) on the back of the TT goes quite well on the road at 25psi.
At 10psi or less in the gnarly stuff, it's almost cheating, you almost feel guilty running it.

Almost.

They're definitely not a "lean the bike over and gas it" type tyre but for the stuff you're doing there, almost perfect.

Almost as good as a Shinko 705...
we are using vee-rubber 308's
picked up the bits to put one on Glens bike today so we'd better have some good weather this weekend...

and you are right - it is almost like cheating - but I can live with that :)
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You were supposed to be at the pub in Petone tonight after work to see Rosie.
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You were supposed to be at the pub in Petone tonight after work to see Rosie.
It's ok. If Mark doesn't want to be my friend, then I don't want to be his friend either
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It's ok. If Mark doesn't want to be my friend, then I don't want to be his friend either

but Rosie I do want to be your freind
every Tuesday I work in Petone - except this Tuesday when I spent all afternoon in Porirua
and as a result I completely forgot about tonight.

Sorry.....
hope you had a good time anyway
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but Rosie I do want to be your freind
every Tuesday I work in Petone - except this Tuesday when I spent all afternoon in Porirua
and as a result I completely forgot about tonight.

Sorry.....
hope you had a good time anyway
No problem. Maybe we'll catch up mid-February when Clint and I are passing through on our way to the South Island.
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No problem. Maybe we'll catch up mid-February when Clint and I are passing through on our way to the South Island.
sounds like a plan
are you guys going to Toddy's Dust to Dobson?
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