Single track

  There has been a bit of talk this week about the loss of single track in Pine Creek State forest, whilst this is not new it is ruffling feathers again. To start with it brought back memories of over 20 years of trackmaking lost to Mountian bikes but after a couple of days I started to think more positively. One as a mainly adventure rider nowadays I have found so much great riding in new…

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been away

I have been away, took the van so no bike story, came back to plenty of changes work wise so been busy. I will do a proper post for next week, maybe a simpson story but too busy now

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A ride to remember

My brother in-law is a proud father to a little motorcycle rider born yesterday in Caboolture, naturally, the wife wants to go and go-gar over the new baby, so I’m trying to turn it into an adventure ride and meet her there a day later. All good to just over the border but southeast Qld is so full of people and so scarce on dirt. A trip to Malany years ago is no longer open, pretty sure a…

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The bush is a mess

As the wind howled last night and more timber down this morning the bush around here is in quite a mess. Bello range hasn’t reopened after the last huge wind a month ago, it really made riding difficult with huge trees down everywhere and no real way around. Rides at the moment are full of plan B and often plan C. My ride this week was blocked in so many places I retreated to young…

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Reserve Ride

With work commitments, a couple of projects on the go riding haven’t been happening the last couple of weeks. Still no time but with the bush across the there is no excuse, one trouble with adventure riding is that we often ignore what’s under our noses for tracks afar. So with dark skies threating to dump a much needed bucket on the dry bush it was straight across the road onto overgrown firetrail which looks…

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Mateship

It’s Australia day, another article to post, another week of no riding, Unless you count a trip down the back paddock to prime the pump on the creek. At least this week I was home, a family holiday last week made riding or a post impossible.   This week we did all the earthwork for a new shed, you can never have too many sheds, as I hosed down the dusty dry soil, my neighbour…

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2019 DR650 review

  Dualsport Australia has had a new 2019 DR650 for a few months now, it has had a solid workout, from multi-day rides to enduro single track. With a lot of bike tests being a one day wonder, most of which is doing photo shoots, I thought I should do an unbiased ‘hardcore’ test. Best one yet   We are pleased to report the ‘new’ DR is the best one yet. Looking sexy and flash in…

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Gravity our friend?

I have always been a fan of dirt bike mags, growing up with ADB and Dirt Bike (US) I liked the humorous columns and stories. Dirt bikes are fun. Years ago after reading Super Hunky’s book (famed editor of US dirt bike), I took some of his advice. Apparently, if he couldn’t think of a story he would have a few drinks, so after a few wild turkeys I put together the following in my best Super…

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Seemed like a good idea at the time

Three years ago at a VSM adventure ride day, a bloke came up and introduced himself as a new adventure rider and asked for some tips. I mentioned the loose granite adds time to breaking, the edges get loose if you run wide and watch for turns and causeways over rises. The bloke said he wasn’t too bad at reading the terrain because he had done a little bit of rallying. He joined us for dinner, a…

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