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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DH SB RIDER, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. DH SB RIDER

    DH SB RIDER Monkey

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    Is there any DH spots close by Melbourne, Austrailia? Thanks guys
     
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  2. DH SB RIDER

    DH SB RIDER Monkey

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    What about Geelong? I have no idea what it is but im asuming its a mountain range.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Try www.farkin.net
     
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  4. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    I spent 6 months there. There are no mountains around Melbourne. Geelong has some great stuff from what I heard.

    If you get a chance stop by Cherry's Bar(downtown somewhere) on a Thursday night. Ask around for a girl named Liz. She'll have a crap load of blonde hair and a big butt. Tell her Ryan misses her.

    Melbourne is rad, forget about riding and just go live it up.

    The Ito
     
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    thaflyinfatman Turbo Monkey

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    Dunno which Melbourne you went to, but it's got more mountains nearby than Geelong. Geelong isn't a mountain range, it's just a smaller city further around the bay, and it's not particularly hilly.

    There's nothing right in the city, but there are a number of DH tracks within 60-90 mins drive of the city centre (Dandenongs, You Yangs, Kinglake etc) and obviously more the further you're willing to travel. There's plenty of people down here doing runs every weekend so it shouldn't be too hard to find someone to give you a lift out to some of the tracks.
     
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  6. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Sorry, spoiled southern california boy. If the trail isn't next to my house I'm probably not going to find it.

    And I've seen driveways with more elevation change than the Dandenongs :p

    I know Oz has a great DH scene, but while I was there I couldn't find much of a riding community and saw maybe one trail(believe me, I looked). Some seriously cool urban though. New Zealand on the other hand....spent two weeks there and had enough ride offers to keep me busy for the next 6 months.

    The Ito
     
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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Uh-oh...them's fightin' words...
     
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    DH SB RIDER Monkey

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    Thanks.
     
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    thatd make for a weird conversation
     
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  10. DH SB RIDER

    DH SB RIDER Monkey

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    Ya that would be kinda weird. "So yea this dude called Ryan really missses you." "Aww how do u know Ryan." "We are internet frineds." "O your into that kind of stuff.....ok bye"
     
  11. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Sheep fvcker.

    Now THOSE are fightin' words.

    It would be wierd and chances are, she'd get off on it....like I said, Melbourne is awesome, go live it up.

    The Ito
     
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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    No, no, that's a friendly term of endearment murmured genially over pints AFTER the fight...
     
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    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    check out by liny's house jkjk
     
  14. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    That's why I like you Aussies. You drink pints before the fight, during the fight, and after the fight.

    The Ito
     
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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Hey, Partsy, you damned American...how's that feel???

    (Ito, man, I was born in New York and have never even visited Oz...just NZ for a few months, earning me the ire of many of my Aussie friends. But the sheep there were less worn-out and haggard, so I thought it'd be a nicer fit.

    I do plan on hitting Melbourne and seeing a friend of mine when I have the chance, though. And I was planning on spending a few months in Oz with a chick in Cairns until I found out she had hepatitis C and hadn't bothered to tell me...)

    MD
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Oh, well screw that, I hate NY.

    :eviltongu

    The Ito
     
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    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    don t make me send the boys out to take away ya diplomatic passport mate...

    i m about 5% american... 95 % aussie... actually, in all honesty i m pretty stoked with our sit'n... the missus and i have the best of both worlds...