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Living the Past 30 Mar 2020 17:58 #32070

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Mmmmm,   not much to read in our hidden away state (us oldies anyway)! Thought I would rerun a couple of old reports!!
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Living the Past 30 Mar 2020 21:34 #32076

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Good idea Phil
It's just more time to be flat out!
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Living the Past 31 Mar 2020 17:18 #32090

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Good one Phil. Brings back some memories. I remember well Paul Smith doing a super man flight over the bars when his bike came to a very sudden stop in a bog hole! The recovery of his bike was interesting - hadn’t seen it done before but it worked well, and better than towing, given that it was a fairly flat ride out.
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Living the Past 31 Mar 2020 21:05 #32094

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dennisd wrote:
Good one Phil. Brings back some memories. I remember well Paul Smith doing a super man flight over the bars when his bike came to a very sudden stop in a bog hole! The recovery of his bike was interesting - hadn’t seen it done before but it worked well, and better than towing, given that it was a fairly flat ride out.

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Living the Past 01 Apr 2020 17:44 #32100

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You are getting me going!
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Living the Past 01 Apr 2020 21:33 #32102

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Ken R wrote:
dennisd wrote:
Good one Phil. Brings back some memories. I remember well Paul Smith doing a super man flight over the bars when his bike came to a very sudden stop in a bog hole! The recovery of his bike was interesting - hadn’t seen it done before but it worked well, and better than towing, given that it was a fairly flat ride out.

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Do tell about the recovery :)

Another good report Phil, where have all those people gone? :(
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Living the Past 02 Apr 2020 09:19 #32104

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Dennis,      I remember the bog holes,  can you elaborate on the recovery.  I may have been looking after the rest of the group!!   Paul was always the man of the moment.
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Living the Past 04 Apr 2020 10:50 #32111

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There is no order in these epics.
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Living the Past 04 Apr 2020 11:03 #32112

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There is not much more to say about the recovery of Paul’s bike. I don’t recall why, but for some reason the collective knowledge and skills of the group were unable to get Paul’s bike started - lots of kicking and pushing but nothing worked. I think most of the group had already gone ahead so those of us left with Paul decided that someone should tow it out. As my WR450 was the biggest bike after Paul’s 550, it was agreed that I should tow Paul on his bike or he could ride my bike and tow his bike with me on Paul’s bike. I was not too keen on either scenario and maybe none of us had a tow rope - I just don’t recall. Anyway Paul suggested the pushing idea as he had done it once before. We had a short practice run and it worked ok. Paul is a big strong guy and a very good rider, so with him on my bike and  pushing me on his bike  it worked a treat to get out to the servo on the Melba Highway.  I just had to be ready for when Paul came  close beside me to give me a push in the back. Lucky there were no big up hill sections.
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Living the Past 04 Apr 2020 15:35 #32116

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Phil Randall wrote:
There is no order in these epics.

Another good one Phil, I like the "tiny pipe vices" I think I've had some of those too :)
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