Group ride - trails around Mae Wang San

The Bigfella

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July 3rd, we headed out to Dang's place near the 106 / 1184 intersection for a beginner's dirt day. We had myself on the KDX250 2smoke, Deere on a DRZ400 - but with tyres more oriented to roads than off-road, Gordon, Jerry, Mark and Bo on CRFs hired from yours truly, Matt on another 2smoker, JT on the Lifan, Dang on his modded XR250 and Big'nTall was a late arrival with a KTM 250. Ten bikes.

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L-R Matt's 300, Bo, Gordon and JT (I think) behind Dang's XR, Jerry and then the DRZ and another CRF - in Dang's yard

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Mark and Gordon

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This is starting to look like a bitumen ride... but it wasn't. Big'nTall checking that we had ten bikes exiting from one of the many trails we did. The connecting road bits were short.

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Jerry, on Tum's motard. We'd slipped enduro wheels on for this ride... only to change them straight back afterwards for another road hire. That photo above shows a bit of the sand. The sand was perhaps the biggest surprise for the new to the dirt riders. It takes a while for someone new to sand to believe you when you tell them to go a gear higher and open the throttle. I remember one of the guys on our trip to Cape York in Australia fell off 50 times in the sand before he "got it".... and then he had a ball

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That's Bo, on my CRF with Mark


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L - R - Mark, Gordon, Big'nTall, Dang and JT.

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Deere.

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I've got most of the group in that shot above.

That was where we split the group. The novices and the old guys headed back to camp for a beer. Dang, JT and Deere continued on for another hour or two. I've posted video in another thread of Deere capturing his own fall on video. There's a full two hour video of the ride in the bar.... but it's set to commercial music, so I can't throw it on YouTube without attracting adverts.

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An over the shoulder shot of Mark, Gordon and then I'm fairly sure Bo on high beam and Jerry, just as we went onto the dam wall

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That's the view in the other direction. The lake looked good, despite the overcast

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Quiet day at the lake.

We had an enjoyable couple of hours back at Dang's place before heading home
 
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