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Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 09:44:10 am
The climb up to Mount Barker Summit here in South Australia. A short, sharp climb complete with corrugations, but a great view from the top (which you have to 'climb' to see dammit).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If96tynWDOk
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Reply #31 on: January 30, 2021, 10:39:35 am
A ride out the back end of the Adelaide Hills with a mate... who was riding a Himalayan as it happens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUH182QHp-8
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Reply #32 on: February 18, 2021, 08:58:36 am
Not so much an 'adventure' this one, just a road we here in Adelaide like to ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIMbw8Fr3g
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Reply #33 on: February 19, 2021, 12:21:46 am
Love that road. Short but sweet.
In a couple of weeks when my shoulder's not so broken, if I register my DR, want to go for a cruise to Tunk beach? Beautiful view of the coast and not a bad ride in.
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Reply #34 on: February 19, 2021, 06:08:02 am
Love that road. Short but sweet.
In a couple of weeks when my shoulder's not so broken, if I register my DR, want to go for a cruise to Tunk beach? Beautiful view of the coast and not a bad ride in.

Sounds good mate.
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Reply #35 on: February 19, 2021, 05:43:26 pm
And a ride out in the eastern foothills of the Adelaide Hills. Dirt roads this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5IpQXjbV68
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Reply #36 on: February 21, 2021, 12:37:29 pm
Two videos.
The first shows what happens when your riding partner pulls over and says: I wonder where that fire trail goes?
Well, we found out didn't we, complete with a couple of attempts to drop it (one of which is flagged) and the sound of stones bouncing off the bash plate early on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF3mPyZ3Jlw

This second video shows the aftermath of a bushfire we had earlier this year. Not a lot of fun really, this country was all thick bush before the fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cE0HiZJ-Vs
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Reply #37 on: February 24, 2021, 10:18:44 am
No dirt in this one... apart from the loose gravel in the middle of corners.
A ride along the Adelaide Hills face, one of the iconic rides in the Adelaide Hills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtCjejHdYGM
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Reply #38 on: February 25, 2021, 06:05:22 am
No dirt in this one... apart from the loose gravel in the middle of corners.
A ride along the Adelaide Hills face, one of the iconic rides in the Adelaide Hills.

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

The bend at 2.30 is where I binned my GT into the ditch the other week. I wasn't going slow and steady. I was being a peanut   :'(
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Reply #39 on: February 25, 2021, 06:16:57 am
The bend at 2.30 is where I binned my GT into the ditch the other week.

I thought you did it over on Greenhill.
Anyway, you chose a good spot for it. Very easy to do through there (it just looks benign when you're slow)
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Reply #40 on: February 25, 2021, 06:18:16 am
I thought you did it over on Greenhill.
Anyway, you chose a good spot for it. Very easy to do through there (it just looks benign when you're slow)

Yeah. No mobile coverage, either so can't call an ambulance.

I see the abandoned commodore is still there
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Reply #41 on: February 25, 2021, 06:22:01 am
Yeah. No mobile coverage, either so can't call an ambulance.

I see the abandoned commodore is still there

How's the wing after I made you help me fit tyres?
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Reply #42 on: February 25, 2021, 06:33:01 am
Not so bad. I'll have some tubeless ones for you to fit to Jas' track bike for me soon. Easy.
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Reply #43 on: February 25, 2021, 09:44:28 am
Not so bad. I'll have some tubeless ones for you to fit to Jas' track bike for me soon. Easy.
That's the weekend I'm riding the Himmy to the South Pole isn't it?

Yeah. Give a yell.
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Reply #44 on: April 01, 2021, 06:09:22 pm
Yes, it's finally happened, I've done a walk around video of my Himalayan, the one you see in all my videos.
So, ladies and gents, my I present, 'Gimli's Axe'   8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBL7lOAcXLU


The sharp eyed will note that I didn't blur out my rego plate. This was not through lack of trying. I finally managed the trick, but because the plate keeps changing size and angle, it wound up being too much for this tired old brain to master. So I gave up in disgust.
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