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So, did you ride on Cup Day ?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by doonx, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. I wanted to, but didn't get out there. I had nothing else to do, no other plans so I just sat at home by myself. Ho hum.



    Did anyone else get out amongst it ? What was the traffic like ? It was cold and a bit blowey, but I bet the roads were quiet.
     
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  2. at work alldeay..and it was a beauty of aday... 25+ little wind the tarmac would be empty...and I was stuck behind my computer.
     
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  3. I went for a little squirt out on my local back roads,
    I rode my usual "get out of the house" routé
    I did a pleasant loop from Craigieburn out through Konagadeera, Wildwood (a couple of twisties), Romesy, Lancefield, across to Kilmore,on to Wallan (stopped for hot choccy by the fire at a mates place) and then back home via the old Sydney road.
    Very windy with a few drops of rain and a bit cold, but fun all the same.
    Not much traffic out here in the sticks, especially on the back roads :)
     
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  4. Oh yeah (in Duffman's voice)
    I did a run up the Macquarie Pass in the mid-morning, just as the road had dried. There were road-works at Albion Park, with traffic stopped, so I filtered up to the Stop-Go man and was first in the queue at the 'off'. So I had a clear run for 99% of the Pass; only a truck, quickly despatched near the top, hindered the ride! It was good to be able to establish a rhythm through corner after corner, instead of having to worry about where (or IF) one could overtake.
    A pie and a chat with a fellow rider at the Pie Shop, and then back down to home, again only a couple of cars, easily dealt with.
    But I DID notice (see separate thread) that I seem to be favouring right-hand bends more than left-hand bends. hmmm, must have a think about that..
    Today???
    The sun has just broken through, I have a talk to prepare for Sunday's church, and then I'm off again.
     
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  5. Oh yeah (in Duffman's voice)
    I did a run up the Macquarie Pass in the mid-morning, just as the road had dried. There were road-works at Albion Park, with traffic stopped, so I filtered up to the Stop-Go man and was first in the queue at the 'off'. So I had a clear run for 99% of the Pass; only a truck, quickly despatched near the top, hindered the ride! It was good to be able to establish a rhythm through corner after corner, instead of having to worry about where (or IF) one could overtake.
    A pie and a chat with a fellow rider at the Pie Shop, and then back down to home, again only a couple of cars, easily dealt with.
    But I DID notice (see separate thread) that I seem to be favouring right-hand bends more than left-hand bends. hmmm, must have a think about that..
    Today???
    The sun has just broken through, I have a talk to prepare for Sunday's church, and then I'm off again.
     
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  6. I was riding in King Lake again. Hadn't seen the bike in a week because I was in NSW.

    The roads were very quiet (even in the city). I did see a few bikes on the way up to King Lake though. :)
     
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  7. Did 60km on the pushy, does that count? A bit cold and windy though, not much fun.
     
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  8. yep
    rode in the morning
    went home made spud salad and normal salad and curried eggs
    n chips n dips ect
    had a BBQ that started at 12 and n I cooked up a storm on the bbq
    everyone fed and content
    i got out the totem tennis and horse shoes to throw
    took some classic funny photos everyone took a turn or 2 :shock:

    Great company Great fun

    finished at 6 pm :grin:
    rode the bike in the evening

    Exellent day all round
     
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  9. I wasn't able to get out on the bike, but late in the afternoon I spent some quality time cleaning it, tightening a few nuts & bolts, etc. Which was quite satisfying.





    God I lead a sad, sad life... :LOL:
     
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  10. A quick blast up Arthur's Seat on the way to get some milk :wink:

    No real traffic about :grin:
     
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  11. Hey Pinkxie I've being meaning to ask, is that you in your pic? Because I swear I saw a person on a bike and they looked just like your pic. Hmmmm....
     
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  12. Yep - that's a pic of me on the Pink Ribbon ride.
     
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  13. Made a 4 day weekend of it and rode with the club around the Snowies. Several other clubs up there too.

    2000km of excellent twisties and sweepers. Sweet. Mansfield to Yea, urrrgh.
     
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