Blog: September 29. Done nothin’.

It’s been a busy week, and I’ve done nothing but sit at my desk and try and catch up on work. The Scrapheap ride looks like it went off with a bang, and Perry Gilsenan was very happy with the result. Not just the fundraising, but the way the event ran and the people that were there. I forgot to mention last week that Chris Laan and Maso gave up their time o sweep the…

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Good as gold.

It had already been a good week. A huge parcel turned up with a set of top-secret prototype wheels for DRs, complete with tyres. Being the understanding type I’d already taunted Phil and Craig with them. The look on Phil’s face as I prised the brand-new wheel out of his hand was priceless. Early testing went well. On the first ride the B-double log truck gave me some room. He must’ve thought I was someone…

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Blog: September 22. Went Scrapheaping on the KLR

The scrapheap guys are probably still out doing their thing, and as usual they’re a sensational bunch. Organiser Perry Gilsenan looks younger than ever and seems to be happier and smilier than ever, and along with help from Dave Ramsay, Col Meacham and a bunch of others it was a brilliant morning. I won’t give any detail here, because Marty H led us up to Nymboida and he’s sent in a good ride report. I’ll…

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Saturday’s Sscrapheap run

This from from Dave Ramsay on the plan for tomorrow’s Scrapheap ride: “We will be leaving at 10.00am from the Canoe Camp and heading to Copmanhurst via Ramornie. Chris and Dave have kindly offered to bring the work ute as sweep pickup, and we’ve organised a Scrapheap special pub lunch of roast beef or pork rolls with salad and chips for $10 per person. There’ll be enough for 100 so I hope plenty come along….

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Blog: September 15. A shortie

It’s Saturday morning and I assume the WRC is hooning through the forests around home. That makes it a good time to either stay out of the forest, or maybe find a good vantage point to prop and watch the incredible driving. I’ve been riding the KLR in the Hunter Valley for work this week. I fitted a Barrett pipe which changed the character of the bike a lot, and with the new Teknik suspension…

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Scrapheap challenge fundraiser at Inverell.

Dave Ramsay was there and tells the story… Thirty-four riders tuned in for another great Inverell Scrapheap Team fundraising ride. The effort they put into planning this 300km adventure ride really shone through, linking good rural gravel roads with private farm tracks that varied from rough broken traprock to deep, sandy hill climbs and then lovely soft, black-soil twin track with a good dose of nasty rocks thrown about to keep us all honest. With…

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Blog: September 8. Doing pipes

It’s been a rushed week, as usual. I spent a few days in Sydney for work, then took a few minutes to bolt the new Barrett pipe to work’s KLR. It’s two kilos lighter, which I’m happy about, and it’s nowhere near as loud as I expected it to be, which I’m even happier about. I fitted the trail bung and it sounds a little breathy and woofy, but I’m hoping it’ll let the motor…

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Marty H beats the WRC.

With the Coffs Coast Rally on next weekend, Craig and I thought we’d better go out and check over some of the special stages close to home. There’s going to be some spectacular action deep into these special stages on Friday, and as I commute on some of these rally roads we sussed out tight alternate tracks to bypass the official rally and keep safe while commuting. The tracks were overgrown and blocked by fallen…

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Attack of the killer poodles

    Check last Monday’s blog. Marty e-mailled over these pics and the following message: “Just something to give you nightmares. Well in his eyes he’s six foot tall. Your right about shots. I Have a headless klr650 pic.” Marty

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