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2020-02-23 Granite and Gold (GG) – hard rocks and precious metals

2020-02-23 Granite and Gold (GG) – hard rocks and precious metals

Granite and Gold (GG) – hard rocks and precious metals – North-West of Melbourne – level 3 ride classification, 400 km, 4 hrs riding time (excluding breaks) from Whittlesea to Melbourne Airport. Fast, open sweepers taking in spectacular volcanic scenery, tighter “treed” sections with an awesome view and 1850s pre federation gold rush era diggings, welcome to the GG ride.

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2020 Australia/Invasion Day 

2020 Australia/Invasion Day 

Pakenham, Leongatha, Pakenham (PLP) might include Seaview (!) – level 3 ride classification, 351 km, ~4 hr riding (excluding breaks) from Pakenham outbound to Pakenham inbound, RSVP needed!

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Highway bypass

Highway bypass

Yes, I know: when you know a better way, the route less travelled, the route that retains your sanity, eschew the highway. 3:47 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD. Location: Victoria, Australia.

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Prime time of your life

Prime time of your life

The life unlived, the life unexperienced, the “un” life isn’t life. This life is. This life is filled with events that quicken the heart, that remind you that you are alive, alive in the prime time of your life.

“There is a crack between the two worlds, the world of the diableros and the world of living men. There is a place where these two worlds overlap. The crack is there. It opens and closes like a door in the wind.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

The crack opens at the junction between day and night, as the red light approaches the doors to perception, to heaven and to hell open and let us slip inside, if we choose.
Arc NineOhNine, www.arcnineohnine.com

10:49 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD and appreciated with decent speakers

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2019-05-05 – Farewell 13noob13 – GoR send off ride

2019-05-05 – Farewell 13noob13 – GoR send off ride

One of our comrades, 13noob13, will shortly be returning to East Australia (AKA NZ) and in the great Netrider tradition (which I’ve just created) there will be a send off ride – ostensibly to make sure that he leaves our shores with an ingrained sense of how superior the Western Isle is by comparison to the Eastern Isle.

Confirmed destination is the Great Ocean Road (GoR), regularly voted as one of the most scenic and best driving roads in the entire world, right here on our doorstep!

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Got Protection – The Data

Got Protection – The Data

In Part One – Got protection? we learned why motorcyclists need hearing protection and some key sound related concepts, in Part Two – Plug me up we learned about the types of hearing protection available to motorcyclists, the different standards used in attenuation measurement and how to properly fit and maintain earplugs, now in this third and final part Part Three – Got Protection – The Data a detailed and comparative review of thirty-four different ear plugs.

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Plug me up

Plug me up

In part one “Got protection” we learned why motorcyclists need hearing protection and some key sound related concepts, now in part two we’ll cover the types of hearing protection available to motorcyclists, the different standards used in attenuation measurement and how to properly fit and maintain earplugs.

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Four days

Four days

Away from the harsh and unnatural visual jarring of the angular concrete and steel constructs of the city, away from the creeping, constant and incessant traffic, away from the bustling multitudes of people, away from the city lights dimming the night stars, away from the tight enclosed spaces, away from the unique metropolis dirt, away from nature bent and subverted to human will – away from the ‘usual’ life. A way. A way to recharge, a way to connect with the earth, water and sky, a way to see anew with fresh, open eyes, a way to feel and hear with reinvigorated senses, a way to think, a way to explore. Reconnect away. Away in the mountains. Four days away.

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Meredith

Meredith

Originally published August, 2012 Eager expectation, that’s how I felt the morning of the ride. The day was overcast...

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Jindabyne

Jindabyne

Originally published February, 2014 Wet. Wetter. Wettest. Submerged. It was going to be wet. And yes, it was and so...

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Jamieson

Jamieson

Originally published January, 2013 One of my most favourite trips: Eildon-Jamieson or EJ as it’s now often known. The...

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Dargo

Dargo

Originally published January, 2014. Saturday finally came and it was time again. Time to do the Dargo dance. Time to...

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Amelia Earhart