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    Some late afternoon SS action Downunder

    Managed to fit in a late afternoon ride yesterday.
    Nothing technical or mind blowing about the trail (road) but thought some of you might like to see the pic's anyway.

    Not far up the road from my home there is a big park called Picnic Point. Rode up there just before Sunset. The lookout up there looks straight off the edge of the Great Dividing Range into the valley below.



    The sunset was worth the ride for alone.




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    those wheels are too small.
    Ride.

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    Perfect Bike

    Good to see you picked the right bike for the terrain TR...

    I'm just jealous, because I can't ride

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    Nice Bike!

    It looks somehow strangely familiar...........or is that familiar, but strange
    Two Wheeled and Too Big

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    memories....

    Where are the roo's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Where are the roo's?
    The roos are out in the bush where roo's belong.


    What is that red squishy looking thing on the front of your/my Surly in your picture????

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    Roos

    The roos are on the streets, not in the bush. TR don't make fun of our OS brethren

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    When the trail ....

    looks like this in many places I sometimes wimp out and run a 80mm travel fork. Not very often mind you, but on these trip rides sometimes its nice to have a safety cushion!

    I still want a shot of the ole' 1x1 with a Roo in the scene, just for the scrap book and all!



    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    The roos are out in the bush where roo's belong.


    What is that red squishy looking thing on the front of your/my Surly in your picture????
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    Hey Toowoomba is my home town!!!

    I'm coming back up in September to do the Epic in my Dean ss. Nice to see T bar being appriciated in the ss comunity. Hows the MTB park going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinboy
    Hey Toowoomba is my home town!!!

    I'm coming back up in September to do the Epic in my Dean ss. Nice to see T bar being appriciated in the ss comunity. Hows the MTB park going?

    It is in the process I believe. The DH course is mapped out and has been started but other than that I do not know what is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinboy
    Hey Toowoomba is my home town!!!

    I'm coming back up in September to do the Epic in my Dean ss. Nice to see T bar being appriciated in the ss comunity. Hows the MTB park going?
    Hmm Epic and ss, not really the best course for ss, too much flat road bits, not enough hills.

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    Yeah I know. I't'll be spin city for a lot of it but what hills there are are long and hurty with long and fun downs as a consolation. I did it last year in my 1 x 8. My lowest gear was 1:1 and rode all but the short steper stuff. It will be a challenge on 2:1. I ride a fixy most of the time so hopfully I'll be able to keep a respectable speed on the flat road bits.

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    Surly & roo

    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    I still want a shot of the ole' 1x1 with a Roo in the scene, just for the scrap book and all!
    Here you go, taken on my first SS ride probably not more than 15 minutes from the LBS.
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    Nice pictures. Love the nice skyscape too.
    Trev!

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    Thanks....

    Cool shot. I would love to ride with all the wildlife you have downunder!






    Quote Originally Posted by alchemist
    Here you go, taken on my first SS ride probably not more than 15 minutes from the LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemist
    Here you go, taken on my first SS ride probably not more than 15 minutes from the LBS.
    Damn you beat me to it. I was going to get a shot with the roos at Listers. The ss is so quiet that you are among them before they realize it and they hop with you just meters away.

    My fave riding with roo experience was in WA when riding a rail trail through a valley and came on a whole mob of big reds. They had no where to go so I had a dozen 2.5 meter tall roos bounding along side me. You could feel them through the ground. Amazing.

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