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Author:  d_mac [ Wed 18 Apr, 2012 2:27 am ]
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Good day gents.

Here's my ride - 2008 YZ250 US-model that i got in November 2007. Not really the nicest bike out there but i'm deeply satisfied with it.
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Might bring it to Australia in the coming months but it will all depend on the shipment cost and tax. Else, might just find a low-hour YZ at NT and join a local enduro club thereat, if any.

Kind regards.

Author:  501freak [ Wed 18 Apr, 2012 5:40 am ]
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Welcome to Tra and sweet ride hope you enjoy the mad house :wav

Author:  d_mac [ Wed 18 Apr, 2012 9:27 pm ]
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501freak wrote:
Welcome to Tra and sweet ride hope you enjoy the mad house :wav


Good day 501freak.

Thanks heaps for the welcome! Much is really appreciated.

GOD bless you always.

Kind regards.

Author:  Flower Power [ Wed 18 Apr, 2012 10:50 pm ]
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Hi d_mac,

Enjoy the riding.
Can I ask what country are you living in at the moment?

Cheers
Leanne

Author:  d_mac [ Thu 19 Apr, 2012 12:55 pm ]
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Flower Power wrote:
Hi d_mac,

Enjoy the riding.
Can I ask what country are you living in at the moment?

Cheers
Leanne


Good day Leanne.

I come from Metro Manila, Philippines. I'm the one at the left of the photo, with the somewhat blue and black pants. Photo taken during our trail ride to the top Mt. Pinatubo, the volcano that erupted in 1991. Incidentally and ironically, also the reason why the US air and naval bases pulled-out of the country situated nearby the mountain ranges.
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Thanks a lot for the welcome ma'am. It is really appreciated.

Have a great weekend ahead. I trust that everything is well with you all.

Author:  Flower Power [ Thu 19 Apr, 2012 2:52 pm ]
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Hi d_mac,

Haven't seen scenery like that out riding my bike in Australia.

You'll have to do some ride reports with photos before you come over.

It looks great.

Cheers
Leanne

Author:  d_mac [ Mon 23 Apr, 2012 8:55 pm ]
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501freak wrote:
Welcome to Tra and sweet ride hope you enjoy the mad house :wav


Hey Freak!

You're the one at thumpertalk! :D

Great site you have here sir. Thanks heaps for the link provided in your TT signature!

GOD bless.


d_mac

Author:  501freak [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 5:15 am ]
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d_mac wrote:
501freak wrote:
Welcome to Tra and sweet ride hope you enjoy the mad house :wav


Hey Freak!

You're the one at thumpertalk! :D

Great site you have here sir. Thanks heaps for the link provided in your TT signature!

GOD bless.


d_mac





Shhhh thats a secret D_mac, they think i live just here evil6 and yep but my user name is pretty crappy over there :D

Author:  wingnut [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 6:58 am ]
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501freak wrote:
d_mac wrote:
501freak wrote:
Welcome to Tra and sweet ride hope you enjoy the mad house :wav


Hey Freak!

You're the one at thumpertalk! :D

Great site you have here sir. Thanks heaps for the link provided in your TT signature!

GOD bless.


d_mac





Shhhh thats a secret D_dac, they think i live just here evil6 and yep but my user name is pretty crappy over there :D




So whats your User Name over there is it Fairy Penguin :)

Author:  501freak [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 7:02 am ]
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nope its wingnut pretty gay hey

Author:  1650bullet [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 8:01 am ]
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"WOW" d_mac. That is one great pic of the volcano there. I do remember when that volcano erupted. The effects of it were felt world wide. It was worse than Krakatoa back in 1883. Dont think you would be standing there then Mate" :D . Welcome aboard to the Forum Mate, and look forward to read any of your ride reports, Im sure all of the yamaha owners on this forum would be glad to see another blue bike in the linup as well. icon_thumright

Author:  wingnut [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 3:10 pm ]
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501freak wrote:
nope its wingnut pretty gay hey

And i was going to use that name myself over there

Author:  shaun spr [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 3:25 pm ]
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welcome to TRA hello2 hello2 great photos !!, where is the lake and bike track ( looks a great little hill :D ) photos taken ??

shaun :D

Author:  wingnut [ Tue 24 Apr, 2012 7:09 pm ]
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Pilippines

Author:  d_mac [ Sun 29 Apr, 2012 11:33 am ]
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1650bullet wrote:
"WOW" d_mac. That is one great pic of the volcano there. I do remember when that volcano erupted. The effects of it were felt world wide. It was worse than Krakatoa back in 1883. Dont think you would be standing there then Mate" :D . Welcome aboard to the Forum Mate, and look forward to read any of your ride reports, Im sure all of the yamaha owners on this forum would be glad to see another blue bike in the linup as well. icon_thumright

Yeah right on 1650bullet! :)

Incidentally the Pinatubo eruption was also the reason why the two largest US military bases outside of the US (Subic Naval Base and Clark Air Base) became useless for the American GI's to continue on using them as the rehabilitation of these areas would entail unimaginable cost for them. Other than that, on the operational and safety aspects, just imagine how compromising it would be for the fighter jets in a situation wherein at any one time pumice could easily go inside the aircraft's engines.

I believe the Yanks are in Darwin, NT right now to oversee the regional defence, deterence by mere presence of them, and offence from their vantage point (and the allies, of course) in the Pacific theatre. i believe China, North Korea and Indonesia are on the list of major countries being looked upon, including to a minor-and-major extent, the Al Qaida operation in Malaysia, Indonesia, and in the southern Philippines, and perhaps, even Pakistan. Jeeze, there won't be any Abu Sayyaf here in the Philippines and China's bullying had the US bases stayed on :D

shaun spr wrote:
welcome to TRA hello2 hello2 great photos !!, where is the lake and bike track ( looks a great little hill :D ) photos taken ??

shaun :D

Thanks HEAPS for the warm welcome guys (1650 bullet, shaun spr). It is really appreciated ;)

The volcano is located in the north-central part of Luzon island, Philippines. The nearest city to the Mt. Pinatubo volcano is Angeles City, which is around 81 km from the capital Metro Manila by land. Mt. Pinatubo is located along the Zambales mountain range, and the soil here is typically sandy, and bouldery (not clayey like the rest of the country). The former US bases mentioned above were strategically situated along the foothills of the Zambales mountain ranges.

There are a lot more pics that I took at that trail ride but just loaded up a bit of it.

Most of the trails we're riding here are probably more or less similar to those ones in Australia - which i may categorise as typical trails that you find in tropical or sub-tropic countries along the Mid- to South-Pacific region, i.e. predominant soils are of the weathered type (clays).







Kind regards.

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