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Four days, 1100+km, life is good!

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I just got back from a four day, 1100+ kilometre ride in Australia's Snowy Mountain region. I was a bit tentative before the ride as this sort of thing is not really the Berg's forte, however it performed absolutely FLAWLESSLY and left a very positive impression on the other guys on the ride.

My pictures can be seen here: http://photobucket.com/albums/v88/Knopey/TBAM%20Twin%20Peaks%20Feb%202005/

And a ride reports can be seen here: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/dirtbike/showthread.php?t=12211

I was a bit concerned at the start of the third day as my bike was running really rough, esp at low rpms, and stalling a lot. It took me a good two hours to work out that I'd left the choke on! DOH! That was the closest I came to having a mechanical issue over the whole 4 days. Not even one bolt came loose. Can you tell I love this bike? :)

Some of the better photos are:

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showing how it's done

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showing how it's not done (demonstration purposes only!) :p

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Varadero 1000cc submarine :)

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Misty morning out of Dargo

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Flowing trails through the fog coming into Grant

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Crossing the Dargo river (i think)

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Creek crossing #4325123

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Views from the top of Mt Buller

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The trails just kept on comin'

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Some places were worth stopping for

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Having fun in the twisty's

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Nice pictures. Only went as far as the first link though.....Way too many pop up adds and artificial windows claiming to be legitimate anti virus programs :)

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It's just Photobucket... everyone uses it. I strongly suspect the popups are not from there, but from your computer.... :)

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Yeah it was. Definnitely something different for me as I'm used to tight enduro-style tracks, 2nd/3rd gear stuff but this was a blast in its own way and you certainly get to see a lot more countryside in 4th/5th/6th gear :)

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None! At over $20000 each that's not surprising... :)

Even Fretigne ran a conventional drive setup in the Dakar this year... noone knows why?

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It was run by KTM Trail Tours, and is the first in what's hoped to become an annual event sponsored by Trail Bike Adventure Magazine and Dirtbikeworld.net. There will be a DVD with the edition of TBAM that runs the story (not till August or so :) bloody quarterly mags :) ) which will have helmetcam footage and other cool stuff.

There was some road riding but less than I expected. Enduro-type bikes were the ones to have 80% of the time. Steady, get on to Dirtbikeworld.net, an Aussie based bike forum, if you want to be in the next one :p:D

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Nice pics Knopey. Makes me want a KTM 950 even more. Ive seen

them taken up some gnarly terrain last year during a big DS ride.

Takes some balls & skills to wrestle a beast like that around in some terrain.

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