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Hey you must be green on the PMBC website as well, which bike did you get? A Kona, a Norco, a Giant or a GT?
 

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I got a Kona Scrap and I am loving it. Unfortunately I am liking Mountain Biking so much that I have forgotten about my other passion of surfing. I have taken it trail riding about 5 times in the last month at the Pile Road trails. Are there any other good trails in the South West?
 

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green what colour's the Scrap, is it red? Since it's a DJ bike, do you have enough seatpost for riding around? Try to get a 2.3" wide tyre for the rear for DJ/aggressive trail duties, more nag to cushion the ride.

Trails?... Well I use three things to find 'trails', road directory (surprisely useful), topographic map and riding around the area and come across a (hidden) trail opening and there's your trail.

green since you live in Bunbury, do you have a big backyard or know someone that does, and maybe construct some dirt jumps. Also go to your local BMX dirt track and scare some BMXers.
Suspension, disc brakes, fat tyres and a helmet... it's going to be wicked, slowly step up the air time, hell maybe even try to throw in a whip.
 

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I ride a dodgy 2001 Avanti Ventura with a 2002 RS Judy XC. Neat black, red, white and 'bare' metal paintjob. 21-speed, weak-arse wheels, flexy V-brakes, easily cloggable SPDs, torn saddle and no Lock-Ons.

But I Iove my MTBike/s (1 1/2) and riding, I'm currently building a singlespeed on the cheap.
 

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Hi guys,
I'm a Perth MTB rider, my favorite tracks are Jarrahdale, Mundaring and Midland areas.
I ride an ' 04 VT2 and get out for a ride every chance I get.
Anyone else out there from WA?
 

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Now extending the big shout out to ya all WA riders not just Perth.

So if you live in WA, jump on the roll call.

Any past posters, you're welcome to post pics of yourself with/out you bike/s. And/or pics of your fave trail/s. (preferbly in WA)

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(I'll now get a some lunch, ride to my nearest train station (approx. 8-10km away) and head out to the Goat Farm on a day trip. If you've been to the Goat Farm, you know it's wicked.)
 

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Hi all,

Another Perth rider here, I've only started riding a couple of months ago and its really the first time I've ridden since high school (I'm 37 next week :rolleyes: ). I bought my bike to get fit ridding to work but now I've got the itch get some dirt under my wheels. HHmmm...I'm starting to see some tasty 05 bikes in the shops.... I wonder what will hurt more by the end of summer, my c/card or my body :p
 

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Ease up turbo, don't even think of touching next year's bike yet. If you really want a new bike, I highly reccommand you head to as many bike shops as possible and check out the 'new' 2004 and 2003 stock, you easily save hundreds maybe even thousands. Sure you don't get the latest stable platform shocks or two-piece cranks. For the same money, say you could get a 05 bike with good parts or buy a 04 bike with higher spec parts.

Welcome to MTBR Laika, you'll love it here with mainly because of the amount of 'traffic' that comes through here, we're here willing to help.
Here are a important tip for using the MTBR forum, before you open a new thread (eg. to ask a question), use the search function at the top of the screen or at the bottom where the extra options are.
 

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Thanks for the hello and advice jonowee, I've already been using the search function and doing a lot of reading here... I've found lots of great info that has helped me with some accessory purchases. I hear what your saying about new 03/04 bikes, my bottom of the rung Giant was a discounted 04 because all the 05 Giants had just hit the stores.
 

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Goat Farm Info?

G'day jonowee

Is Goat Farm always open/available - the WAMBA site reckons only open on race days? I'm hoping to start dh/4x and want somewhere close to Perth where my Dad can take me to practice (he rides also but does xc).

jonowee said:
Now extending the big shout out to ya all WA riders not just Perth.

So if you live in WA, jump on the roll call.

Any past posters, you're welcome to post pics of yourself with/out you bike/s. And/or pics of your fave trail/s. (preferbly in WA)

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(I'll now get a some lunch, ride to my nearest train station (approx. 8-10km away) and head out to the Goat Farm on a day trip. If you've been to the Goat Farm, you know it's wicked.)
 

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G'day jonowee

Is Goat Farm always open/available - the WAMBA site reckons only open on race days? I'm hoping to start dh/4x and want somewhere close to Perth where my Dad can take me to practice (he rides also but does xc).
There CALM gate that prevents cars and sorts go into the trail area and is open only on race days and I think went CALM gives PMBC the key for trailbuilding days and stuff.

But other days you can just ride past the gate, also 10 metres to the east is a doubletrack dipper that leads to the trail.
 

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Another Perth, well just a little south - Kwinana, rider.

Laika said:
Another Perth rider here, I've only started riding a couple of months ago and its really the first time I've ridden since high school (I'm 37 next week :rolleyes: ).
Bloody youngsters
Laika said:
I bought my bike to get fit ridding to work but now I've got the itch get some dirt under my wheels. HHmmm...I'm starting to see some tasty 05 bikes in the shops.... I wonder what will hurt more by the end of summer, my c/card or my body :p
Much the same here, I just got myself a 04 Specialize Stumpjumper FSR at a nice price, but my body hurts a lot more than my c/card.

Old bones take longer to heal than young ones.
 

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Much the same here, I just got myself a 04 Specialize Stumpjumper FSR at a nice price, but my body hurts a lot more than my c/card.

Old bones take longer to heal than young ones.
Broken collarbone ...Ouch! ....Well so far its my c/card is the only thing hurting, I ended up giving my cheap commuter bike to my girlfriend and bought a 04 Giant VT3 on sale .. a v nice ride :cool:

I posted a couple of pic's over at farlin.net
http://forums.farkin.net/showthread.php?t=25516
 

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Hi Everybody. :)

Name's Dale, jumpin on the roll call.

Been riding since 98 on and off. Got right back into it now and can't get enuff. Currently have a Wheeler 4900ZX hardtail but am upgrading to a Mongoose Teocalli Elite real soon.

Enjoy riding anything from easy day rides on the Munda Biddi to cross country and freeride. Anything but the black top really. Typically ride around Dwellingup.
 

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Hi all,

My first post here after lurking for a couple of weeks.

Been riding a Giant Boulder every day since the start of the year to get fit and lose weight (completed both goals very successfully - 27kg gone). The motivation was the impending milestone of the big four oh: I didn't want to be "Fat & Forty".

I didn't realise just how much fun it was going to be riding the tracks around Kalgoorlie, or I would have bought a better bike from the start.This week I sold the Boulder and bought an XtC3 ('06 model). Wow! It just keeps getting better - this bike is great fun and so much more responsive than the entry level machine I was on. The 10km/day I've been doing will be even more enjoyable from now on.

A couple of friends and I are starting off a little group of off-road riders here in Kal (it's hard to call ourselves "Mountain Bikers" when we don't have mountains ....). Are there any Goldfields riders lurking out there? PM me if you want a riding partner or two on the weekends. Nothing too technical or serious - 10 to 40 km tracks early on Sunday mornings (before the family wakes up and starts demanding "Dad Time".)

Cheers,
Graeme
 
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