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Old 10-06-2010, 01:58 AM   #91
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the bmw adventure course at tom groggin is superb.........

not sure bout who runs it tho....

do you still want to get some hands on practice with a tyre??? ive got one that needs changing....

cheers fish

ps.... just setting up a day in the brindies with training and practice would probably be cheap and easy... each person can just brainpick skills from the others for some basic techniques and skills.
Hey Fish

Thanks for the info and yeah, I'd love to get some tyre changing practice on that spare of yours. That'd be much appreciated. I'll PM ya.

Does anyone reading the thread fancy a day in the Brindies trying/sharing a few skills? I'm not sure how we'd organise it...I don't know a location that'd be suitable for it...but I'm happy to work on it with some input from inmates, maybe do a couple of days with an overnighter to drink some pain relief??

Any takers?
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:06 AM   #92
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Hey Fish

Thanks for the info and yeah, I'd love to get some tyre changing practice on that spare of yours. That'd be much appreciated. I'll PM ya.

Does anyone reading the thread fancy a day in the Brindies trying/sharing a few skills? I'm not sure how we'd organise it...I don't know a location that'd be suitable for it...but I'm happy to work on it with some input from inmates, maybe do a couple of days with an overnighter to drink some pain relief??

Any takers?
Been talking about it for awhile,
have 25/26 Oct [Mon/Tues, shiftworker], free for an overnighter,
Camping;- Capital Rally site [no amenities], Micalong Creek [toilets], or Billy Grace Reserve [showers/toilets], heaps of sites really, explore then camp, sounds good, good practice carrying gear as well, [packing skills!]
haven't been for a ride since August so keen to go,
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:10 AM   #93
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Thought I'd ask this here first as a course in ACT would be easiest.

Does anyone know of anywhere locally that provides courses for off-road motorcycle training? The GF and I are both noobs and I want her, (OK..us both), to have some basic training on overcoming obstacles, hill-climbs, hill descents, wheelies and stuff like that in a reasonably controlled environment.

Any thoughts?

An alternative might be for someone who is experienced from ADVriders to run a course? I'd pay a few dollars and maybe there'd be other takers?
We did the Stay Upright intro to dirt riding course and it was excellent. Honestly, for a couple of hundred bucks, full day course, hands on instruction and being taught proper technique. Having never ridden dirt before, it gave me a *lot* more confidence. One of the blokes there had been riding dirt for a while but said that he was sick of his mates going faster so he wanted to learn better technique to keep up and he reckons he got value for money!

As for other stuff, I still haven't changed a tyre, so it might be worth getting a few noobs together with more experienced guys and trading beer for skills.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:17 AM   #94
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We did the Stay Upright intro to dirt riding course and it was excellent. Honestly, for a couple of hundred bucks, full day course, hands on instruction and being taught proper technique. Having never ridden dirt before, it gave me a *lot* more confidence. One of the blokes there had been riding dirt for a while but said that he was sick of his mates going faster so he wanted to learn better technique to keep up and he reckons he got value for money!

As for other stuff, I still haven't changed a tyre, so it might be worth getting a few noobs together with more experienced guys and trading beer for skills.
im not an expert at tyres but ive got rims and levers... ive got a practice tyre too

im away for the next 5 days but next weekend we could set summit up.... maybe a few hours looking at a tyre and then a ride??
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:21 AM   #95
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Been talking about it for awhile,
have 25/26 Oct [Mon/Tues, shiftworker], free for an overnighter,
Camping;- Capital Rally site [no amenities], Micalong Creek [toilets], or Billy Grace Reserve [showers/toilets], heaps of sites really, explore then camp, sounds good, good practice carrying gear as well, [packing skills!]
haven't been for a ride since August so keen to go,
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:55 AM   #96
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So....

We have a changing a tyre stall run by Fish...$5 or a can of cider per go!

The Stay Upright course sounds good....could we maybe get a group discount?

I'm owed some TOIL so I'd be happy to do a mid-week ride and learn a few skills. 25/26th October is an option for me, and for Baza. Anyone else for a trial run?

Baza, would you suggest a location, trail, route for the 25/26th? Let's give it a try. If it works, we could put something in the calendar for the rest of the inmates??

It's been said....How hard can organising this be??
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:03 AM   #97
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Best way to get comfortable chamging tyres is to do it a half a dozen tyres one after the other. Take it off, put it back on again, repeat, and for added realism have a little cry in-between
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:04 AM   #98
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Bit of Googling...

Trail Course: http://www.stayupright.com.au/calendar_ACT.htm
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:04 AM   #99
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Best way to get comfortable chamging tyres is to do it a half a dozen tyres one after the other. Take it off, put it back on again, repeat, and for added realism have a little cry in-between
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:09 AM   #100
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I know your pain.
In Marree, in the rain, started at 8.30am, finished with help at close to 8pm, four changes, the initial flat, pinch, peeling patch (don't patch in the rain), success
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:21 AM   #101
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Best way to get comfortable changing tyres is to do it a half a dozen tyres one after the other.
Heck...Fish is gonna be a happy bunny!!

So Ross...at Marree...how much was rain....how much was tears??

(Sez the POM who's never changed a tyre)
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:30 AM   #102
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Heck...Fish is gonna be a happy bunny!!

So Ross...at Marree...how much was rain....how much was tears??

(Sez the POM who's never changed a tyre)
It's a sine wave of emotion I'm telling you

I think you need to do it on your own bike. there's nothing like pinching a tube, scratching a rim, taking bark off your hands when it's your own bike
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:39 AM   #103
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It's a sine wave of emotion I'm telling you
I'm feeling it...I am...I am!!

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I think you need to do it on your own bike. there's nothing like pinching a tube, scratching a rim, taking bark off your hands when it's your own bike
Buggeroff. I'm taking Fish up on his very kind offer. Quite happy to provide...and drink...Cider. Actually, you should offer to come along, booze provided, and show us emotional retards how to do it.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:23 PM   #104
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Hillclimb

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Bit of Googling...

Trail Course: http://www.stayupright.com.au/calendar_ACT.htm
I notice that the Scooter skills course is on the hillclimb It would be fun to go and see that, the latte sipping elite inner urbanistas giving their scooters the beans up a gnarly washed out hillclimb.

Or hillclimbs might mean different things in different contexts.


The idea of a training course seems good to me. I really have learnt by watching and doing - then a mate lent me some DVDs (Advanced Offroad Motorcycle techniques), boy was I getting that wrong. ...
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:10 PM   #105
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Sounds like a challenge,bit of an exploring on the cards?,
don't want to upset the local cockys !
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18th or 25th Oct? Meet @ Picaddily Circus & head west [northwest?]
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The 18th comes around a lot quicker than the 25th (there's logic you can't argue with) so I'm all for it.

Given the chatter about 25/26th, I could be up for that too.
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