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Old 12-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #16
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Great effort Joe. Well done mate.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:45 PM   #17
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That was quite a ride for someone who is new to offroad riding. I look forward to more reports from you.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:49 PM   #18
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nice RR. looks like a lot of fun to ride down there. great bikes!
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:57 AM   #19
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Well done mate.Takes a big effort to push on like ya did
Next year you will see the sun go down over the corner.
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:44 AM   #20
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Good onya Joe,great effort&reporting skills,,I came up thru Wanaaring in November ,tis great riding I reckon & the pub is worth a visit!....Ray
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:06 AM   #21
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Outstanding Joe, feeling really proud to know you. That day one was a top ride, never quit !! you sound like my kinda guy.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:31 AM   #22
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well done.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:56 AM   #23
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Good one son.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #24
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Well done Joe,

Did You change the tyres presure along the trip? I mean while you were riding in the tar, sand, dirt, etc, if Yes can you please tell us the presures? I'm willing to change the tyres and those mitas look good.

Thanx mate
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:47 PM   #25
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Great job, thanks for the report.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:24 AM   #26
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Great Job Joe!!

Not only a very impressive effort for your 1st adventure ride (especially day 1) but an equally outstanding effort in the RR and pics...

Looking forward to the next one!!

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:11 AM   #27
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Thanks for all the positive comments guys, now to answer some questions.

Crackawoody: Yeah mate, pitty you missed it hey! Mick had work commitments so he was out.

JTB: The E-09s performed great, it is a possibility that they caused the high speed wobbles (slipping around on the knobs??) but they were great with lots of grip too!

tHEtREV: Saving the Strez for winter mate so didn't want to spoil it by doing part of it! It was great to meet you and I am pleased you made it home safe and sound!

Detlef: Zumo worked well, but I hadn't loaded all the maps yet, it was rather funny actually, from Noccundra onwards I "wasnt on a road" so I just kept checking to make sure I was going towards the corner as the boarders were still visible.

nanin: No pressure changes in the tyres mate, as I am pretty new to this I think I had like 25ish PSI in them and stuck with that the whole time.

Again, thanks for all the great comments.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 AM   #28
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Forgot to add the TBAM (Trail Bike Adventure Magazine) article that was in the mag a while ago!


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Old 11-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #29
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Wicked im impressed

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that was very impressive if your thinking of giving it another crack one day give me a bell i'll ride with ya.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:11 PM   #30
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Nice ride and RR!
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