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glitch
02-04-2007, 06:45 PM
Grey skies…it didn’t look too promising at the start of Sunday’s postie bash.

The Ballarat-contingent showed up early, in fact, they were nowhere to be seen, just an empty trailer hooked to a Landcruiser Troopy. :shock:
In all came together quickly though, 9 hands on deck, the skies cracked open and the sun stayed with us for the rest of the day.

The 2 L-platers Will and James (only 3 months on L’s), the bunch of Ballarat “Rednecks” :P :P Stoo, Jeremy, Paul and Jeff (sp?) and some local drop-ins/-outs :-P Tim, Goodie and I.
A sedate start only saw a couple of 360s and an attempted burnout….and we weren’t even off the car park. :wink:
Christ…those guys don’t need a wind-up; it’s full bore or ….just… walk away, hands in pockets! :D :D
Some twisties through the Dandenong, the roads still damp, but who gives? :shock: :lol:
After the top-up in Emerald we finally hit the bush just past Gembrook….and the last wraps came off (shite, didn’t figure there were any left…but there ya go).

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/AAAA/april1postie/01.JPG


Only a few k’s in, a fallen tree blocked the road, a couple of 4WDs already banked up. 2ft diameter? Jump the front end, then slide across on the bash plate, Stoo showed how it’s done….the rest waited for the 4WD to drag the tree to one side. 8) 8)

Rooster-tailing, more 360s, jumping up clay banks and screaming through ditches, the general pissfarting made short work of necessary check-the-map-stops.
The damp clay was perfect, grippy with just enough slip/ slide to keep things interesting.
As James found out, too….consequently adding 5 pounds of dirt and some juicy clumps of grass/ sticks/leaves to his mount. :thumbs:
Some big washouts and bogholes provided extra entertainment.
Triumphantly mastering the first one, I completely missed the 2. straight after and ditched the little red sucker in the bush. Thick and green and full of leeches. :oops: :lol:

Then came that rocky track…..what fuggin rocks? The hammer stayed on.
Twigs overhanging the track, small, but deep potholes with muddy-brown gunk, the crap flew everywhere. James lost most of his “added paraphernalia”….

Just short of Powelltown we popped out of the bush for a stop at the store…then right back into it, looping through the hills towards Noojee.

Things got rough…and the going even more furious. Sliding now even on the straights, rear-ends going everywhere, the bends saw legs and feet out, bikes shooting off-line, 4” and 6” logs across the track taken at full tilt by standing on the pegs, whipping the suspension up and down to hit the log in the “up-cycle” , most times it worked….and sometimes it didn’t, chipping another piece of the riders coxic-bone.
That’s what it felt like, anyhow… :roll:

Then some steep downhill bits, with the mother-of-a-bastard right at the end. :shock: :shock:
http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/AAAA/april1postie/02.JPG

And it seemed half a mile long, looking from the top, the reddish-brownish strip of loose, damp stuff disappering in the greenery far below.
The ground was graded alongside the track, the transverse drainage channels vicious launching ramps for a bike that had it’s rear wheel solidly jammed into the mudguard by all the damp, loose crap….and just wouldn’t stop sliding at 45deg angles constantly. Opposite lock? OH YEAH !!!!!!!
http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/AAAA/april1postie/03.JPG


Somehow, all made it down in one piece, the last ones being greeted as one of the (was it Jeff or Jeremy ?) BallaRats passed them on his way UP !!!! ….screaming first gear and the full gamut of contortions to keep the thing on the track, or near enough to it, anyway. What a bloody hooot !!

Back onto the sealed to Noojee, things immediately switched to “ noggin-down, clacker up” drafting mode, jostling for positions into the next bend…
The feud of the sole 2 local shop-owners translated into filling up from canisters rather than the bowsers, but hell…leave ‘em to it, we had full tanks and that’s all that mattered.

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/AAAA/april1postie/04.JPG


The afternoon was getting late, time to make tracks and take the easy home run via paved roads.
Drafting 3 wide with No4 on the far out-or-inside, waiting “in the wings” for the smallest slip-up to snatch a position or 2…or… if lucky, ducking out of the draft just before a right-hander, hammering the nose into the inside-spot up the front…giggling like mad…the asylum on a road-trip.

James decided to repeat the morning’s performance, but this time with a twist.
Instead of down-the-embankment, he went for the royal flush…INTO the embankment. Like Jack-in-the-box, he popped straight up again, once more without any injuries or damage to the bike.
He dropped the camouflage-bit though….no tufts of grass sticking out this time.

Across to Monbulk, Belgrave and down Burwood Hwy….into the sinking sun.
4 Posties got squashed expertly onto the trailer, the rest parting ways after some strong handshakes and WIIIIDE grins.

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/AAAA/april1postie/05.JPG


What a CRACKER of a day !!!

Full kudos to James and Will, the 2 L-Platers did an incredible job, the rest of the guys?? :upyrs: I'll get you next time :rofl: :rofl:


Sorry for the few pics...there'll be more coming from Stoo, Will and others....Will might even have a vid of some close up...and that's REAL CLOSE....drafting. And as it was THAT close, you might even see my left index finger creeping towards Jeremy's crack as he was sucking the handlebars to queeze another poofteenth out of the howling 110cc's
(I wasn't close enough for the kill-switch :oops: )

:rofl: :rofl:

K1W1
02-04-2007, 08:12 PM
We saw you guys roar (is that that the right word?) past the Tastee.Az.
I gotta get me one of them Postie bikes they look like a hoot.

stoo
02-04-2007, 08:20 PM
Shit I'm glad i left it to do the report, top job old chap!

I got up at 5:00am, had a rinse and fired up the coffee machine, Jeff staggered over at about 6:00, we had a coffee, Dommo showed up away we went! Into the troopy and up the freeway to Bacchus Marsh to collect Jamie.
We had a pretty good run through to FT gully, and being 30 mins early we suited up and found a cafe for another coffee and a feed.
Then to the safeway "grassy knoll" meeting point, everyone but Will was there already, I knew everyone but that strange Pete fella, and Will. Will arrived a few mins later and we were off!!!!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8286.jpg
Something I noticed straight away was that Jeff and I were the only ones to have cut the end off our exhausts, Do you guys own a hacksaw / grinder or what? I'm gonna pack one next time and cut them off while you're having lunch, yours sound like shit!
It was a shame about the wet roads, wet twisties are wasted twisties I say.

Only a few k’s in, a fallen tree blocked the road, a couple of 4WDs already banked up. 2ft diameter? Jump the front end, then slide across on the bash plate, Stoo showed how it’s done….the rest waited for the 4WD to drag the tree to one side. 8) 8)
Yeah, the 4wd grandpas were too chicken to drive over it, and a certain fella couldn't even walk over it!!!! :lol:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8300.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8294.jpg
Powelltown shop stop

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8308.jpg
James hitting a wee puddle on the best track of the day!!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8318.jpg
The big slippery descent!, shit that was fun, Jeff and I had another crack but first gear up a hill that steep just isn't low enough on a postie, Jeff made it further than I though.
On the way back down I hit the washouts hard enough to feel weightless, and to have the flip-up postie seat let go of it's suction cups and wedge between my bloody legs.

My lunch was shit, and Dommo and I had to wait 20mins longer than everyone else, but it was good to get off the postie seat for a while.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8319.jpg
lunch stop

Dommo and jamie tucked into a few "jars of courage" which seemed to work as they weren't scared of anything after that, Jeff had a good go at undertaking them on the gravel shoulder, making it three abreast. After lunch anything went, nine posties occupying as little as 20 square metres of road at up to 90kmh!.


4 Posties got squashed expertly onto the trailer
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8321.jpg
Not so old chap! We stopped to check them but bugger it, who cared about another scratch? Mine was still upright.

That was a top day out, 'good to meet Pete and Will, 'to see James ride off in one piece after two crashes.
So, how 'bout the next trip is more dirt, less bitumen eh?
thanks everyone.
Stu

goodie
02-04-2007, 08:36 PM
Yeah! What a day! Thanks everybody for coming along, especially the four from Ballarat - t'was a long day for them!
And three cheers and a big "Thank-you" to Tim, for working out the route - and keeping us on track.
And one more Thank-you to the whole group for not "pushing" me down the that long, steep and slippery hill, but giving me all the time I needed to make it down on my own. Although everybody was a bit worried, they'd miss out on lunch! :eat: (It was close to 2pm!!)
But it all worked out! :chug:
I had a great time, guys! :wave:

glitch
02-04-2007, 08:50 PM
We saw you guys roar (is that that the right word?) past the Tastee.Az.
I gotta get me one of them Postie bikes they look like a hoot.

Yup, saw you guys sitting there, slurping the froth off the cappucinos...
Sorry, the wave was short.... busy trying NOT to get creamed off pole-position at the lights.... :lol:
(postie riding is as SHARP as that) :shock:
:rofl:

K1W1
02-04-2007, 08:56 PM
Sorry, the wave was short.... busy trying NOT to get creamed off pole-position at the lights.... :lol:
(postie riding is as SHARP as that) :shock:
:rofl:

I bet we got back from Noojee to Yarra Junction a hell of a lot quicker than you guys did although I must admit the tracks we took through the Yarra Forest weren't half as much fun as yours look.

glitch
02-04-2007, 09:04 PM
I bet we got back from Noojee to Yarra Junction a hell of a lot quicker than you guys did although I must admit the tracks we took through the Yarra Forest weren't half as much fun as yours look.

Dunno....if it wouldn't 've been for James's sightseeing excursions we might've had a chance to catch up to the guy on that monster-cruiser thingo again....after successfully blocking him (remember...3-4 wide and all that) for some time through the sweepers from Noojee. :lol: :lol:

Wouldn't take the Strom onto those tracks....don't wanna rebuilt after EVERY ride :rofl:

Willyboy
02-04-2007, 09:55 PM
What a ball i can see this getting out of hand with like 20 bikes haha. Great day as usual thanks tim and glitch for the route! was awsome

stoo
03-04-2007, 05:29 AM
Will, 'any luck with the videos?

Willyboy
03-04-2007, 11:31 AM
My comp doesn't have movie maker so ill do it on my sis's laptop when i get a chance.

glitch
03-04-2007, 11:51 AM
Something I noticed straight away was that Jeff and I were the only ones to have cut the end off our exhausts, Do you guys own a hacksaw / grinder or what? I'm gonna pack one next time and cut them off while you're having lunch, yours sound like shit!

BLOODY HOOOOONS !!



Yeah, the 4wd grandpas were too chicken to drive over it, and a certain fella couldn't even walk over it!!!! :lol:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8300.jpg

:lol: The only time I could show you "the arse" :lol:


On the way back down I hit the washouts hard enough to feel weightless, and to have the flip-up postie seat let go of it's suction cups and wedge between my bloody legs.

:rofl: :rofl:


My lunch was shit, and Dommo and I had to wait 20mins longer than everyone else, but it was good to get off the postie seat for a while.

What...didn't like it up there on that flipped up seat? :shock: :shock:
Oxygen-starved?



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/stu_crumpler/IMG_8321.jpg
Not so old chap!

:shock: :shock: whoa...
Looked different when you loaded up....Snoddy ! :rofl: :rofl: :P :P

Some good pics there, mate....boy, it was fun :D

Willyboy
08-04-2007, 05:04 PM
The video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2XPT0uonc0
it isnt terribly well coded I might try putting it on live video

stoo
08-04-2007, 05:11 PM
Well done old bean, I like it.
So, how 'bout the Postie snow trip in winter?
:D

Willyboy
08-04-2007, 05:17 PM
Oh here we go lol a snow ride would be fun hahaha might need to fit some nobbies 8)

tim
08-04-2007, 05:25 PM
The video


top job on the video Will..

now I know who to come to for video editing :D :D :D :D

Willyboy
08-04-2007, 05:29 PM
Youtube really doesnt give pete credit for his stable handle bars haha when watched 640*480 its very nice! Its a 121 meg file if anyone wants it :D Movie maker stutters for some annoying reason if i compress further... Youtube doesnt do it justice..

goodie
08-04-2007, 06:09 PM
Great job, Will!
I just signed you up for next years cape york trip as our photographer. Make sure, you're available :lol: :lol:

glitch
09-04-2007, 10:37 AM
GOOD STUFF !!! :D :D

Love the stills it between, you did great making something out of that "novice trigger finger" there, that was a first for me, too.

If there wouldn't be a good chance of "going bush" and destroying the camera, i'd love to do it again....on the dirt tracks.

loz
10-04-2007, 11:36 AM
Packa f*cken hooligans!

glitch
10-04-2007, 12:38 PM
Youtube really doesnt give pete credit for his stable handle bars haha when watched 640*480 its very nice! Its a 121 meg file if anyone wants it :D Movie maker stutters for some annoying reason if i compress further... Youtube doesnt do it justice..

Wouldn't mind the full 121mb file...you on broadband?
Could possibly upload if I pass on the login of a dump site?

Willyboy
10-04-2007, 02:23 PM
I can make a cd for you pete i have a capped upload speed, or u can drop in with a usb key? or ur cam memory card i have a high speed card reader

glitch
10-04-2007, 03:09 PM
I can make a cd for you pete i have a capped upload speed, or u can drop in with a usb key? or ur cam memory card i have a high speed card reader


CD would be great !! :)
I'll up it then for those who want to d/l it.

glitch
16-04-2007, 01:02 PM
Got the CD, thanks Will !
File's up (self-extractor)...and it's a whopping 120something mb.
Whoever wants it, pm me for the details, ftp client is needed for d/l.
(Somehow I can't get it working via http).

It's a hell of a lot clearer than the putfile-version.

Hytram
16-04-2007, 07:27 PM
(Somehow I can't get it working via http).



have you got it in the wwwroot folder?

Marty

glitch
17-04-2007, 06:44 AM
(Somehow I can't get it working via http).



have you got it in the wwwroot folder?

Marty

Tried that, same thing.
File should show up when either accessed via www or ftp.xxx (via browser), right?