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Old 02-26-2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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RideADV "Your Ride and Your Adventure"

Rideadv is a brand new ride series launching in 2014 formalising the longstanding relationship between Adventure Moto, Yamaha Australia and Old Bull Trailriders.

Greg "TB" Yager of Old Bulls and Steve "Wolfman" Smith of Adventure Moto have formed RideADV.com.au to run a series of Adventure Navigation Rides. In 2012 they started organizing GPS Navigation rides and they have proven to be a huge success attracting hundreds of riders of all levels and skill sets. Some of the better known riders to join us in 2013 are Australia's Mr Motocross Stephen Gall, Enduro legend Geoff Ballard, everybody's mate Clubby and Superbike champ Shawn Giles. It seems everyone wants to Rideadv. However, our rides are geared not only at legends of the sport but average riders who simply want to challenge themselves, grow and have fun. The routes are set out for all skill sets and bikes in mind. We run two routes most days, a standard and a special. Each route is swept by two sweep riders and is checked in the wee hours on the morning by the two lead riders. These guys make sure you can enjoy your ride without any nasty surprises.


The Rideadv mantra is, 'It's Your Ride, Your Adventure'... so ride Safe! Remember a navigation ride becomes your ride, you do your own pace all day. Stop, take pictures, lunch or ride it’s your ride.

Check out the proposed rides this year.

• 2 day Navigation Ride – 1st and 2nd February 
Wauchope to Nambucca and return, already run see ride reports below

http://www.obtrailriders.com/index.p...tart=30#161497

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=947614

• 3 day Navigation Ride – 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May l
NSW / VIC High Country
• 2 Day Navigation Ride – 7th and 8th June
Mittagong to Bathurst and return
• 2 day Navigation Ride – 12th and 13th of July
Lithgow to Orange and return
• Bridge to Bridge TK Ride – 7th to 13th September
Sydney to Brisbane
• 3 Day Navigation Ride – 10th, 11th and 12th of October
Northern NSW TBA
• 2 day navigation ride – TBA in November
To Woodstock, Christmas Ride Party

Remember, the rides are professionally organised, GPS routes supplied and an experienced support crew working for you when needed.

Now while the evil web designer is still working on our new Rideadv website we have put together a rough outline of what we are offering. Remember keep checking on the web site as it will be a hub of information on every aspect of Adventure riding when we get it up and running.


- BEST RIDING PRACTICE! To put together any ride takes time and commitment. Usually we do 3-4 pre runs to set a route that everyone can do safely (or as safe as we can make it) It’s all good, we are doing what we love but unlike throwing a ride together for a couple of mates where we have no idea what is in front of us, we take on the responsibility of ensuring the route we end up with is safe yet challenging and it has to be done to provide the best riding off road we can provide. So far we have some fantastic feedback on our routes and we need to put in the effort to keep this up.

- SUPPORT! On every ride we try to have at least two support vehicles. So far on nearly every ride we have conducted, we have picked up bikes that have had mechanical issues, or riders that have needed medical attention. On a ride thrown together with your mates, this would normally be the end of the ride for everyone. By having a supported ride we can ensure that the ride goes on for the majority while giving the absolute best care and attention to those needing support.


- TEAM EFFORT! Also on every ride, apart from the pre running, we have lead riders and sweep riders. These guys are there for you. They are the guys you depend on to keep the ride going and get you safely to the end of the trail. They take the worry and stress away and will even help you get your bike out of a bog, over a creek, or up that snotty hill. They are the guys that sit with you when you or your bike is broken and can go no further. They are the guys that will get you home at the end of the day.

- INSURANCE! We have had to take insurance out to cover ourselves. Not everyone in this crazy world wants to take responsibility for his or herself. So while you agree if you are on our ride to be responsible and ride a registered bike and be aware and take care; and we agree to make the ride eventful and accessible, challenging but as safe as possible… “SHIT HAPPENS” and we need to have some protection so we can feel safe in offering you the best Adventure rides we can come up with. We hope that you all know what you are doing is crazy… “Strapping a container of fuel on a motor with wheels and sitting on it and riding cross-country to seek adventure”. But we also know that one-day, someone with a lesser understanding than you will want to blame us when something stupid happens. Insurance is a necessary evil.

- ADVENTURE RIDER TRAINING! While we know that many of our participant riders are skilled. There are others amongst you who feel they could get some dedicated Dual Sport or Off-road rider training to enable them to participate and enjoy the sport at a higher level. No matter your level of experience you can always brush up or learn from the experts. Along with our 2014 ride series; we will be introducing some rider training workshops with some of Australia’s best known Off-road and Dual Sport riders and qualified rider trainers.

- INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION! So what we do promise is to keep the cost to the absolute minimum. So far we are looking around $60-$65/day and with our first ride for 2014 in February with an introductory rate of $50/day. If you compare that in the market place it is well below the normally charged rate for an unsupported commercial ride. In fact it is actually around half of the rate charged for the same service by some operators… Well maybe not exactly the same service because we provide sweeps and support vehicles where some don’t. You will also get access to some great “ADVocate” deals from our growing number of sponsors by being a rideADV.com.au supporter. In fact we think you will be far better off in the long run when you get on board and join us in 2014. Look forward to deals being offered by our Industry partners and reward rides for those of you who participate regularly on our rides.

So we hope to see many of you on the rideADV.com.au website and joining us in 2014. The rides will be spectacular and eventful. We aren't in this to make money just cover our costs, we ran it out of our own pocket until it became too much. We are just offering a value for money service where the planning, worry and stress have been taken out of the equation and the support and camaraderie have been added in. Remember, it is Your Ride and Your Adventure! Stay Safe

We will post the High Country Ride details up as soon as the vendor thread has been approved.

Greg Yager and Stephen Smith
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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Ride ADV 3 DAY High Country NAV ride - 2014 (2nd, 3rd and 4th of May).

THE DATE HAS CHANGED BUT THE RIDE MUST GO ON ;-)
Ride ADV 3 DAY High Country NAV ride - 2014 (2nd, 3rd and 4th of May). Cost is $65.00 per day per person. (That’s under $200.00 for three days of spectacular ADV riding at its best) This ride is a GPS Navigation ride and includes all tracks and routes loaded for each day. The ride is supported by sweeps and chase vehicles.

Please be at registration and map loading no later than 6pm in Jindabyne on Thursday May first at the Jindabyne Hotel, 21 McClure Circuit, Jindabyne NSW 2627 (02 6456 2203).Jindabyne Hotel has 15 family rooms, which accommodates up to 5 people $135 per night with breakfast. There are 20 Double rooms, which accommodate 3 people at $105 per night with breakfast. There is a fully licenced bar and bistro on premises.
GPS loading will start at 5pm and riders briefing is planned for at 7.30pm. All riders are required to attend the rider briefing or you will not be able to start the ride. This is regardless of whether you are using your own GPS or riding with a mate and following his tyre tracks.
For those that wish to camp or get a cabin try the Jindabyne Holiday Park on Kosciusko road, Jindabyne NSW 2627 (02 6171 3442). Camping on an unpowered site is $28 or for a powered site $38. The Holiday Park is only a 2min walk to the Jindabyne Hotel Motel where we will be doing the map loading and departure the following morning.

Day 1 Friday
7.30am leave, Jindabyne to Omeo. (Please do not depart before this time)
There are two routes being a Standard and a Special. Details to be released after the prerun. The Special includes Mt Pinnibar with a technical river crossing (the Murray River). Standard follows the Snowy River along the famous Barry Way. Note that Mt Pinnibar is a steep climb.
Overnight at the Hill Top Hotel – 107 Day Avenue, Omeo VIC 3898 (Contact TAIT on 03 5159 1303) $40 per person that includes a continental breakfast or $50 per person and you will receive a hot cooked breakfast.
There is a restaurant for all meals and off street security parking. They will organise a table in the dining area for GPS loading.
If you wish to camp, camping is at Omeo Caravan Park. (www.omeocaravanpark.com.au)
GPS loading will start at 5pm and riders briefing will be at the Hilltop Hotel at 6.30pm. All riders are required to attend the Riders Briefing.
There are two service stations they are open 7.00am to 7.00pm daily. Please fuel up when you arrive or before departure on Saturday.

Day 2 Saturday
7.30am leave, Omeo to Ensay (Please do not depart before this time)
There are two routes being a Standard and a Special. Details to be released after the prerun. The Special includes Blue Rag and both rides visit Victoria Falls, Mt Hotham, Treasures Huts, Dargo pub and lookouts.Overnight at Little River Inn (Contact Matt or Tracy on 03 5157 3311)
$25 per person in bunk house or $45 for single room with own bathroom. $60 for double with on-suite which can sleep up to three (Cozy ;-)) and camping is only $ 7 per person. Dinner will be $20 per head for a smorgasbord and $15 for a hot breakfast (bargain).

Day 3 (Sun)
7.30am leave, Ensay to Jindabyne (Please do not depart before this time)
There are two routes being a Standard and a Special with final details to be released after the prerun. Some awesome views and lookouts as we head up the Barry Way along the Snowy river.

For any further details or to let us know you are attending please contact Greg Yager on 0499 089715 or email at info@rideadv.com.au as number will be limited and you will need to get your name on the list. Make sure you book your accommodation as well.

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Old 02-27-2014, 01:50 AM   #3
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I've done one of these rides and can assure you that they are as they state they are! But I will add that they are bloody brilliant! Just follow the pink line on the GPS with your mates (or new mates they team you up with if you don't know anyone), in your own little group, at your own pace. With the knowledge that there are sweeps and back up vehicles in the case of something going wrong trail side!

You can't go wrong!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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Great rides!

Greg and his team do a superb job. I reckon these are some of the best rides on offer. TF
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:21 PM   #5
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I am booked in for the May High country ride , can't wait .



Maybe even get to ride some snow , that will be a first for me if it happens .
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:13 AM   #6
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May ride pre run

We are down in the High Country pre running the May ride. Some photos from today when we tried out some options for the special route.

Top of Mt Pinnibar in the rain, tough ride with Pete (super sweep)



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Old 03-02-2014, 01:42 AM   #7
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May high country ride day 2

So we have spend the day pre running, day 2 special is locked down. Blue Rag was awesome as always and the whole days route is one for the punter.
Day 2 standard route we will put to bed next Tuesday if all goes to plan.



We are at the Ensay Little River Hotel tonight, it's the Saturday night stay of our ride


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See the riders list to date. If yoy are thinking about going get your name down and sort your accommodation. I know its been said before but this will be the best ride to date. (They do get better and better but )

Riders Name

Ron Sant
Wigster
Matt Sheffield
Usi
Mr Squiggle
Skyrider
Ross Moffitt
Ross friendl
D Rally
Tony
Allmec
Jeffro
OFBM
Andrew Hollis
David Upton
Peter Payne
Shaun goldsmith
Stephen Gall
Dave Wilson
Mick Johnson
John Edwards
Jarri Tanninen
Anthony McCann
Arron Crombie
Jeremy Law
Stu McDonald
peter mcloughlin
Peter Van Linden
Stephen McDonald
Craig Corliss
Chris Kirk
Richard
Richard mate
Boulder (Pencil)
Boulder + (Pencil)



Crew

TB
Crash
Moose
Lefty
Fuchy
Chicken (Car Driver)
Big Pete (Car Driver)

Huge thanks to Strucky working on the logistics etc before the pre run and during the pre run.


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Old 03-18-2014, 05:52 AM   #9
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Check this out

A quick video from the pre run. Places are filling fast, if you are interested get your name down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvxX8R6A6E


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Looks awesome!
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:39 AM   #11
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Awesomeness, pissed I can't go
Yeah mate a shame, was great having you on the last ride.



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Old 03-29-2014, 04:24 AM   #14
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The list is growing

This ride is almost full. If you are thinking about going, even only a maybe please get in touch with me so we can help sort accommodation or answer any of the questions you may have.

Contact details are at http://www.rideadv.com.au/

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The rideadv WR250R prerun bike builds

What carries a chainsaw, all my gear and does 450kms between drinks?
Firstly I would like to thank, Adventure Moto, Yamaha Australia, Teknik Motorsport, Barkbuster Handguards, GFMS and Barrett Exhausts
I had fitted the bars, barkbusters, USB ports, B & B radiator guard, B & B bash plate, Motion Pro billet rear rack to my bike earlier. We then decided to try just a set of heavier springs in the bikes. The thought was the development of these bikes would be as cheap as possible. Testing showed quickly that for me I couldn’t slow the rebound enough on the rear shock, the stronger spring just provided too much rebound force for the valving to handle. After playing with the clickers it was decided that Nick needed to work his magic.
Monday night at Teknik’s was another midnight affair, thanks Nick

The bike lifts just make it so much easier



So the shock was stripped and revalved





Back on the bike



Next the forks, a lot of work went in to the forks and the compression damping setup







Back in the bike and stickered up



From there the build moved to GFMS (Lefty, or Geoff Forshaw Motor Sport) awesome workshop facility. We had two bikes to build and I wanted them finished for this Sunday to give them a shake now before next weekend when Steve Smith and I finish the High Country routes for the May ride.
Steve’s bike with only the racks fitted and 2kms on the clock!



Parts and tools



Motion-Pro Billet Chainsaw holder





Motion-Pro Billet rack



Fitted and the Chainsasw added





B and B Bashplate



B and B radiator guard



Concept Seats





The IMS tanks were fitted, they have a vacuum pump so they can pick up all the fuel in the tank wings. Lefty hard at it.



Hard at it in the workshop



I fitted pivot pegz to my bike, Steve wanted a set of Fastway pegs. These things are massive



Lefty in the GFMS machine shop



Screens have been fitted to both bikes, Steve’s has the clear high impact screen for test and mine has a dark standard screen. Both screens came from “Screens for Bikes” I top Australian making quality Australian products





Next fitted were some of Barrett’s finest

Mine got a black one



Steve’s



Steve’s had a set of grip warmers fitted. Power for the warmers was fitted up behind the headlight, actually sourced from the high beam.



Both bikes got Dunlop Geomaxs 71 for both ends and ultra heavy duty tubes of course ;)

Finished products



Mine



Steve’s



Random’s







Looking forward tomorrows ride at Hampton to shake them down and dial in the suspension. Then the high country to finish the pre run for May's ride

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