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post #21 of 27 Old 08-16-2011, 01:08 AM
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Yeah Im just jealous you guys had a better weekend than me. Deep down Im still crying I couldnt go.
Maybe sometime soon a ride to Doon Doon might be in order to wish Chef a more speedy recovery. He is a good man.

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post #22 of 27 Old 08-16-2011, 04:40 AM
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Ockerstrom might just be stirring.

I agree the VStrom is underrated.
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The Strom can handle more than what most of us can do with it.

Have a look at this link [check all the different sections for pics and reports and whatnot].

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post #23 of 27 Old 08-16-2011, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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... Have a look at this link [check all the different sections for pics and reports and whatnot]. This is an Australian Stromtrooper forum member by the way.
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Nice link. I recognised the bike. Met Richard at the Horizons Unlimited meetup in Dayboro couple months ago.

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post #24 of 27 Old 08-21-2011, 02:47 AM
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Hey guys thanks for the well wishs!! Well after a week in Hospital I returned home yesterday with 6 screws and a plate in my leg. Im going to be off my feet for up to 10 weeks.

A BIG THANKS TO STEVE FOR RIDING WITH ME TO CASINO!!!! Hurt like hell but there was no way I was leaving my bike that far from home (I know should of had NRMA).

The DL is a very capable off roader as long as your not trying to stop in a hurry, the accident was a combinaton of a few mistakes on my behalf.
Firstly I was carrying to much speed - Not long before we hit that track we were riding on fairly neat dirt road at 100+ and too much of that speed followed to the track.
Second - It had become fairly dusty at times and was not wearing my goggles and had slightly impared vision,
Thirdly - Hit a Tree root going across track that made me loose control.
And lastly the most important contributing factor was I looked at the ditch and thats where I ended up!!!

It was my fault not the bikes fault for the incident, next time I want to ride the dirt I will wear more protection. At the end of the day I love hitting the trails and as soon as i can I will be back on the strom looking for the road less traveled.

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post #25 of 27 Old 08-21-2011, 03:14 AM
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glad things are sort of on back on track, chef... best wishes with your full recovery.

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Thanks Suzy for the RR and pics, glad everyone was OK in the end. Heal fast Chef


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post #27 of 27 Old 08-24-2011, 03:43 AM
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Nice RR Steve

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