Wet ride?

The longest day ride is next week and although it has evolved into a socially acceptable picnic run the weather forecast is predicting rain. I have always had the belief that if you ride far enough it can’t rain everywhere and whilst not foolproof it does work most times. The longest day has had some wet ones in the past like the early one above (TF photos) or even being stopped completely by floods As Tom found one year,…

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Bad to Santa

Dualsport Australia’s IT department has been mucking around with the look of the website, it might still change a bit because it doesn’t feel right having a BMW as the header even if it is drowning itself in Georges Creek. So thanks Tom (son), now my week. I had a problem, Christmas was getting close and I wanted some new Klim gear, only problem was I hadn’t been good enough and Santa had been very…

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Reminiscing

A year goes so quick, this time last year I was dodging rocks in NZ high country following Remotemoto’s great trails, I have penciled in a return trip in April but we will see. I was just going to do an Ultimate adventure mag on you guys and rerun my ADB story from last year but as I hate reruns I thought I better do it properly. NZ dreaming Using Remotemoto planning was too easy, with…

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In A Deep Darkwood

After an interesting few days at the Melbourne motorcycle show, hang on that was Tom. After an ordinary week at work, I managed a short 150km loop to Darkwood and home via the horseshoe and Gordonville crossing.   Whilst I was at Darkwood I watched Billy’s boy Mitch wringing the neck of a DS80. For us older people who struggle with logs or steep root invested clay banks it was sobering to watch a 7-year-old tear them…

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Picnic Run Friday, December 21

Pottsy and TF are planning a picnic ride on Friday, December 21, and everyone’s welcome. Last year the pair went to Narrabri and Pottsy unexpectedly produced a picnic. It was such a great day it’ll be on again this year, except instead of heading to Narrabri, the route will go…somewhere good. It’s not really decided yet. Pottsy suggested, “What about up the mountain (Dorrigo/Eborish), south through Wongwabinda, then South West Rocks and home?” TF just…

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Lost

On a wet misty Friday morning, the urge for a ride was strong. Heading north to make for the northern beaches was my best chance for dry weather. Lots of closed forests were making things difficult, but soon I was skipping rock ledges and following coastal ridges. As the bush tightened I came around the corner to a few vehicles and a quick shade and the road taped off. Apparently, there is a Rally on and this was a…

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Learner Rider

Well I have the keys to the website but I am very much a learner rider and it seems to take ages to get anywhere, but here goes, let’s see how this turns out. Tom has left some big shoes to fill with this website, so I will probably just go barefoot. It’s a pleasure to stop the website closing and giving a place for ride reports. Unfortunately, my work is nowhere as exciting as…

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Blog: September 24. Way out west

Actually I haven’t been ‘way’ out west. I went for a lap out to Roma in Queensland. It’s probably on the edge of civilised world, but it’s not a long way out. The ride came about because the KLR Riders Rally was on this long weekend at Stonehenge in Queensland. Stonhenge is way out west. It makes Longreach look cosmopolitan. Anyway, I was intending to ride out with Grafton’s Mac Eggins. We’d ridden to last…

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Blogeroony: September 17. All done for another year

The hoo-haa this past week has been about work’s Congregation. I rode up to Inverell on Wednesday to say hello to the Vickerys at Green Valley Farm and see if everything was ready to go, and of course it was. Those guys are fabulous. There’d been a few millimetres of rain so the venue wasn’t totally dried out, and numbers were big – over 300 – so catering was going full-steam. I rode out to…

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