Blog: February 26. Got a bit on

A very quick entry today – and it’s a late entry, too. Done nuthin’. Been nowhere. Others have, though. Darren AC did Ramdog Dave’s ride and sent me through a couple of pics. It looks like it was a good one. I’m riding an SWM RS500 this week. I’ll tell you about next week. TF

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Blog: February 19. Riding a sidecar is poo-your-pants scary

As forecast in last week’s blog I’ve been riding a sidecar, and it’s a very, very scary experience. I was lucky because Greg Jansen of Rocky Creek Designs is a sidecar enthusiast and when he heard I was to ride the Ural Sahara he got involved and organised a day’s training for me with uralofoz.com.au main man Jon Taylor. Thank Dog Greg did. I honestly believe trying to handle the Ural without the coaching would’ve…

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Blog: February 12. I’m getting lazy

Hey-up. I managed to get out on the Dominator for an hour or so this last week, thanks to Nigel Locke. I’ve been keen to ride with the Coffs Restorer’s Club, but haven’t made it to any meetings. Attending meetings is how you join the club, and I knew both Gav Gill and Nige were members. I had some bits and pieces for Nige, so I phoned when I thought the meeting was on, figuring…

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Blog: February 5. Good to see some rain

I hope everyone’s been out taking advantage of the rain to enjoy a little dust-free riding. The KLR is having its blubbering problem sorted. Dan Vaughan picked a partially blocked main jet as the cause. That would certainly cause the problem, and of course I didn’t think of it myself. Dan listened patiently while I explained the problem, complete with my impersonations of flubbing engine noises and body position to show I was on uphills….

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