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Old 12-12-2004
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7 of us meet at 9 and headed out the the car park..
jeff had troubles with the berg starting and decided to sit out for a bit, with the intention that we'd do a small 1/2 hours loop and pick him up if the got the old girl running. I think we covered about 500mtrs of down hill when Greedy guido cooked it,, and it wasn't the bike, poor bloke over heated himself and it must have been about an hours before he amerged from the bush and meet us back at the carpark,, he called it a day then and there.. and the 6 of us headed off again. conditions were hot!!!! and down umungst the trees and the bog holes the humidity was intense and we were all feeling it. so i headed for some open trails and made our way to a lookout and car park where i know we could cool down and refill our camel packs.. somewhere along the way shane managed to run over his own foot *A and decided to head back to the car and wait, while the rest of us pushed on( note: he's gone to hospital, he can't put pressure on the right foot :T ) rain was rolling in and it wasn't long before we were riding in the pooring rain :nn . I find myself sitting for awhile? rain was pooring and i couldn't tell if bike were coming or not, and eventually turned around and headed back to find the other 4 standing around a 250f. turns out the srping seat on the rear shock had broken, And then there were 4. we keep going and enjoyed some of the best riding i'd experienced in the area, with all the rain, the traction was incredible which i must admit caught me out a few times , because i expected the bike to sit out sideways and spin like mad but instead hooked up and drove hard almost pulling the bars from my hands a couple of times..i don't think any of us really wanted to head back to the cars, but the exhaustion from the heat earlier was taking it toll so we head for the car park and called it a day..
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One of the nicest rides I've had for a while. New tyres on the bike didn't hurt either. Could not believe even in the pouring rain how good the traction was, apart from the one particular spot Wildhorse decided to turn around :LLL He got the bike up before Jeff and I got there but the big grin and the puddle of fuel gave him away. When we finally found Callen the 250f was much worse for wear with the bottom section of the shock being forciblly removed on his 2hr adventure back to the car. Looks like the threads completely stripped out. I hope he has learned a lesson of the benefits of regular suspension maintenance now. I got as far as Deception Bay turn off and shredded a trailer tyre. Had all the tools but no spare. What a goose :BH Cal drove back from Caloundra with one, lucky. So not a bad day, Started with 7 ended up with 4 by the end, 2 damaged riders with Charlie not too far behind, 1 damaged bike. Well done fellas another great torture test.
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what's wrong with charlie? Always carnage on a horsey ride :LLL :bty
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what's wrong with charlie? Always carnage on a horsey ride :LLL :bty
He reckoned his head was gonna fall off or something??
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baha. I just scored my obligatory 'after ride headache that slowly turns into a migraine' about 6 hours early, no biggy it's amazing how quickly you could roast yourself in that morning heat, I was fine, stalled up a hill, spent a while getting it around, by the time I got to the bottom I was had it. Didn't entirely recover for the rest of the ride, still enjoyed the slush at the end heaps though, I love wet trails through plenty of undergrowth...
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I think hospitals put on extra staff after hearing that horsey is planning another ride... :P

Anyway sounds like i missed a good one, bro and I will be keen for a semi-easy say grade 3 ride next weekend.. *cough, grade 3 horsey*

Anyway let you guys recover.

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I think 'grade 3' is what we normally run... some hard stuff but help available.
there seem to be a number of qld blokes that want an easier ride, just need someone to post a few up...
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Hi everyone,

Made it home but it took over 2 hours.

I emptied 1/2 of my Camelback at the vehicles before I did some running repairs then finished off the Camelback.

I got as far as the Beerburrum shop and started to feel a bid dizzy so stopped and got a 1 litre bottle of water to drink. I should have stayed and got a lift back with someone.

I started back and got as far as the big BP and had to stop to have another drink.

When I got home I just crashed for 3 hours. Still not feeling very good.

It was a bad combination for me. Average rider riding with pros, very hot humid day, safety gear too hot when not moving and the red wine the night before did not help.

Well I am still alive.

Will have to try again. I won't improve if I don't push myself on the bike but today was not a smart thing to do. It could have had a bad ending if I tried to continue.

Thanks to everyone who checked on me on the trail.
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Gee lads, what are ya trying to do, neck yaselves?

You have to take it easy in that kind of heat, it's much better to have a flowing ride, that lets the sweat evaporate and provide some cooling, rather than get stuck into some snot and over heat in the first five minutes.
There's been some hot rides where I was doing great until I got a little stuck, once I get the bike out I realise I'm in trouble and all the gear comes off and I'm gasping and drinking heaps, it can catch you out really quickly.
Guido, go easy on the wine the night before, especially if it's a hot ride, it sounds like you almost got into some serious trouble.
Great report, thanks, but sorry to hear about all the carnage, go easy in the heat fellas.
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Greedy, do you not have an option to trailer / ute the bike out? Personally I reckon it's asking for trouble riding out and having to push yourself, then ride home...
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