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    Hi all,

    I wanted to share a day ride in central Gippsland, Victoria, Australia that I took with my wife a few weeks ago up the Macalister river valley to a town called Licola. With a population of about 20 and just one general store for all the supplies you need, this is as "real Australia" as it gets.







    Call me bias but there are some incredible tree's in this area. The River Red Gums.







    The landscape is shaped by natural disasters such as fire and floods that have come through the region. The most recent fire to move through the area was about 9 months ago. Once you get into Licola you have entered the Southern gate way to the Alpine National Park.

    From the Licola general store (notice the cut out of the cockatoo and kookaburra on the roof) you can get yourself a drink and an ice-cream while you watch the world go by in alpine peace.




    I wouldn't bother with the highways from Melbourne to Licola (254km). Take the back roads via the Yarra Valley, Powell town, Hill End, Glengarry, Heyfield and then into Licola for some real scenery.

    If anyone ever makes it out this way for a ride be sure to let me know and we can make a day of it.

    Cheers, Phil






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    In the footsteps of Santa Claus

    December 14, 2013 with friends Enduroclassic (a very close-knit group of enduro) we took a ride of about 120 km off the northern outskirts of Rome began and ended in a farm Tolfa.
    Aside from the always beautiful places, sometimes behind the house, that sometimes they forget, did not miss the Fangone "rather than" where the two pegasus, a GA in 1995 and a i 2001 as well as the physical, have been put to the test ....
    it went like this
    Ready departure away from Formello after an approach to the place of departure in the middle of a beautiful icy fog





    about half of the route could be missing a nice drilling with barbed wire?

    Of course not!






    After some good steps downhill visible in the first few minutes of the video here:




    Other minor technical faults emergency start with a Honda that helps a ktm690!
    If you happen always + to + and - to - I recommend!





    In the locality of Valle Noble difficulties begin
    1/2 meter of mud? thank you




    ooooooooooooooooo issa

    The great Nick with his Cagiva ET4


    Papito and its TT350 that has changed color


    Charles and his pegasus i.e. after the edgy fresh as a daisy!




    at full throttle!


    Him, "Massimetto" is a handle, and is the first that goes deep in the mud
    I make shooting and camera on the end shakes left and right
    I was the one with his head I said no, that I would not have passed them in the middle instead ...

    a few more photos



    XT600

    TT 350



    but before it was over to the bathroom, and with the help of "Simofede", a gentle giant, has re-emerged
    Simofede pulled us out of the mud several times! that guy has an incredible strength
    The enduro instead eventually passes in the middle with his Xt is our guide "Van"
    here the video of the tt that rests ...



    I am more and more in love with this bike especially when leads me to these places and then brings me back to the house, comfortable, even at 130 km / h ......




    At the end of the tour the farm after a hearty lunch is not missed a delicious cake!

    BEST WISHES TO ALL






    The rest of the mud





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSkX...layer_embedded
    Pegaso 650 - 39150 km at 200.000 km
    Data la causa la natura opera l'effetto nel più breve tempo che operar si possa.
    Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Thats just so funny. Were you all trying to decide who went first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robg View Post

    Thats just so funny. Were you all trying to decide who went first?
    it was great fun but with a great effort
    We had to go one at a time to get some help in case of a fall
    first past the bikes are lighter with the best pilots




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSkX...layer_embedded
    Pegaso 650 - 39150 km at 200.000 km
    Data la causa la natura opera l'effetto nel più breve tempo che operar si possa.
    Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Australian Moto GP 2014
    My 1999 Peg joins the throng of bikes in the paddocks "Probaly the only one there"
    Where have all the traditional spoked wheels gone
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    Start finish line Prior to the start of Moto 2

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    Looking straight into the riders paddock and garage "All doors down secret Moto business"

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    Marc Marquez off the front mid race before his lap 17 drop at "Lukey Heights"
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    Race over great ride Valentino Rossi !
    Shown here the sweeper leading into the Main Straight (Gardener Straight)
    Bloody awesome watching the riders coming on the gas here and eating some stem all the way down the straight
    Front wheel just off the ground for 200 as the power comes on, just flying
    Moto 3 wow what a contest best bike race I have witnessed ever and Jack Miller ( KTM) what a win under pressure
    And the Peg ran like a Swiss (Austrian/Italian) clock all week, love having the Moto GP come "Down Under"
    In the the trade tent the Aprilia Caponord 1200 , will be the next bike in beside the Pegs for sure (Butt Ugly looking Exshaust i thought) but who care's it will be a key stone bike amongst the current generation on offer.
    Cheers Yukon
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    The 99 Peg gets amongst it at he World Super bikes 2015 Phillip Island Aust.
    Couldn't see any other Pegs but plenty of old classics and new hot rocket ships on display.
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    Aprilia over the line in first place in race two


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    Around off-road between Lazio and Abruzzo
    Following a report of organized tour on Saturday 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 by the friends of Enduroclassic: Nicola, Giuseppe Pierpaolo and that led me to run around with my Pegasus from the gates of Rome North
    https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=42...p=0&sz=20&z=19
    To here:
    https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=42...1,0&sz=19&z=19
    http://www.casalecalabrese.it/
    and return in two days in which I finally read the speedo of Pegasus about 430 kilometers more of fun.
    Between the two places mentioned, one at the level of the Tiber, the other to 1200 meters above sea level, there are "only" 58.3 km as the crow flies, if you decide to do all the way to the exclusion of the asphalt search for ways off-road, are almost three times as many kilometers 
    The dirt path that we have on board two Yamaha XT 600, a Cagiva T4 350 and a Pegaso 650 GA crossed the hills of Sabina, whose mountains of Salto – Cicolano
    http://www.saltocicolano.it/
    up to slightly exceed the boundaries with the Abbruzzo
    The places and the panoramic views that can be seen from locations difficult to reach at times leave you breathless as in this case:








    Or as the clear waters of this "Water Parks" of enduro (as children did you go through the puddles to walk or cycle? To me it is !!!) here we are under Nerola
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ic4UXVVwsc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYEu9KeT6CQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQXt68WmPG8
    Or as the dirt road that climbs up the mountain Navegna
    http://www.navegnacervia.it








    And when you least expect it ...... .a problem
    Part of an ancient tree chestnut blocks almost completely the dirt road toward the lake of Salto





    But we do not lose heart and mindful of descents and rocks to face again if we ever went back uphill in behind us we do in the fourth (and in four of us) to open a gap on the right, where one by one we will spend all sweaty after a considerable (see final video in the link)



    More photos of the route at almost 1400 meters (below the mountain in the background Fratta 1600 meters) near the Casale Calabrese our point of arrival



    Along the route was not always possible to continue this in fact was one of those trips "scouting" in search of a suitable place to reorganize "Pansalsicciata 2015"
    Here the version of 2014
    http://www.enduroclassic.it/index.ph...iew&gallery=52
    You do not pass ... ..


    You go back ....



    Near the ruins of the old earthquake Stazzano starts getting hot ....



    In a pothole with a little 'too much violence I gave a nice "bottom out" but all ok



    Last small ford before arrival at Casale Calabrese, the end of the 700, which we will host for dinner and overnight stay and breakfast:





    My Pegasus is the bike youngest of the group, turns 20 next July


    Up to Easter to Casale it was no snow this year and have been isolated several days Avio and the owner called the winter just past a winter of those "real"



    The two hosts Gabriella and Avio welcomed us with open arms in a family atmosphere and we were delighted with a dinner of appetizers, main courses and side dishes with local specialties like this:
    http://abruzzo.cucinaregionale.net/r...a-cottora.html
    The next morning at breakfast before departure

    Sunday morning at 8 marked -1 outside
    Video from inside with wood stove
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uScsgxhhwI

    Finally the video of Pierpaolo summarizing some parts of the route, a couple of falls, fortunately without consequences with fords and the overcoming of the fallen tree that broke off the road

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut8XqA_rEKM

    And if you had the wish to get to Casale Calabrese to sample great food Abruzzese or even stay there for one or more nights you can also get there via Highway Pact want to do the last 300 meters of dirt road;-)
    https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=Us...p=0&sz=13&z=13

    We will be back soon because the exploration is not over




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSkX...layer_embedded
    Pegaso 650 - 39150 km at 200.000 km
    Data la causa la natura opera l'effetto nel più breve tempo che operar si possa.
    Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Around the lake Turano off road

    Hello everyone

    On Sunday, May 31 what fun we had on the routes that have been part of the route of the "National Championship Enduro Major" which was held on April 19 in Castel di Tora
    Meeting at 8:30 am for refueling and all you need to first service station on the A24 direction L'Aquila


    It starts from the station Vicovaro at 9. We are in 12 different XR600 two dominator a XT660 Tenerè a Cagiva T4 the able Nicola KTM LC4 Antonio and a KLX250 of "Kawaletta" nickname of the owner Valerio



    During a ride on wet grass (one of the most treacherous off-road) a honda dominator falls and folds the rear brake lever ... ..
    The spanner of Kawaletta we will help straighten the lever!



    A beautiful clearing in the woods


    After a good first part where we drove the friend Pierpaolo in a little town of which do not remember the name (perhaps near Turania) it was replaced by Renato him one of the organizers of the national championship "Enduro Major". 1 on the right lunch is he

    Renato, 50-year-old, enduro always (SWM drive the silver vase to 16 years) makes us go, along with his son of HM 125, parts that with the Pegaso I never imagined it could take ... ..thanks shooting "monstrous" of rotax655 always brought me out by the various difficulties encountered.
    It was enough to address them in a rush, or, with a little gas to get them through difficult climbs, river crossings, ascents with many rocks, tree roots and muddy stretches in the middle of the mountains surrounding the lake of Turano.
    He drove like a dragonfly with a XL600 now without tire tread





    The forests with where we will meet even a tree that blocks the passage ... .see final video





    Eventually, tired and sweaty, but happy as children to be able to go where they spend those able to go off-road, we celebrated the birthday of Pierpaolo, our faithful guide in many occasions,
    here:
    https://maps.google.it/maps?q=lago+d...,42.48,,0,0.44
    where they eat the spinach and ricotta ravioli very good
    The video summarizes the beautiful day spent together

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI24PpQ57As

    Link to photos taken by Pierpaolo

    https://plus.google.com/112320974385...ts/Z9dn4DE8Wdx




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSkX...layer_embedded
    Pegaso 650 - 39150 km at 200.000 km
    Data la causa la natura opera l'effetto nel più breve tempo che operar si possa.
    Leonardo da Vinci.

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    As in other years, this year we celebrated the arrival of Santa Claus with an off-road trip of 1/2 day in Sabina Lazio.
    Starting point and end point of the restaurant Sabina Roman who also hosted a lunch for the classic cut of the cake (supplied by 'friend gsluke pastry chef, one of the most famous pastry chefs in Rome ..... www.pasticceriacipriani.com)
    The place of departure with the Pegasus of “harlock”



    And the two Gileristi DOC (Denominazione Origine Controllata)
    Tatanca and Richard, who will be part of the group hare




    That's also one of the three expert guides of the territories "Gattoktm" this time riding a talented Dr400z



    In total we were 12 and at first we were a single group but, with the passage of km and salitoni, with different progression of march also because of the outbreak of the Pegaso Harlock and subsequent stop of the group attracted us to the formation of groups 2

    The group signed hare know faster

    And the group turtle
    The group led by hare gattoktm formed by 6 fast enduro
    Massimatto XR600
    Quip ktm 640 lc4
    Kawaletta klx 350
    Richard and Tatanca two Gilera RC600
    The group turtle (shown in video) formed by me
    Harlock with i.e. Pegaso
    Nick (guide) with T4 cagiva
    Pierpaolo (guide) with a XR600
    Caciossic with a Honda XL600
    The over fifty Papito with a Husquarna 350 "race ready"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEk-1IANjUE

    In the end this was the best solution, each group had its own rhythm, and there was no need to march with the "e" as you march goes virtually on sight
    Here on the Via Francigena between Rome and Rieti
    https://www.google.it/maps/place/020...0c6b05!6m1!1e1







    One minor complaint along the route to 8 group turtle in an uphill stretch where I lost the front hill and found myself on the ground.
    No major damage except a broken arrow but the climb made halfway into the shadow zone was really tricky with its 53% slope of clay and wet stones (from the pictures but it does not seem he was not even standing ... .)


    Here is the result



    I thank all publicly put straight to see me

    In group hare too fast to take pictures kawaletta does a back flip on a degree it is .... the result is that the plaque detached is brought to the rest of the tour so


    In the end all we return to the restaurant to 13.30 where we reach for cutting Panettone Marco Agobio web master of Enduroclassic (kawaletta here with that of the back flip)




    and Simofede and his son for the classic cut of the cake greeting

    Roberix, Adriano Derapone who contacted the restaurant for their excellent menu '(cheese and pepper retouched in the form of cheese. A delicacy ... and did all they Bis)






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSkX...layer_embedded
    Pegaso 650 - 39150 km at 200.000 km
    Data la causa la natura opera l'effetto nel più breve tempo che operar si possa.
    Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Hola amigo! Nice ride! How many kilometers has your GA now??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unleaded View Post
    Hola amigo! Nice ride! How many kilometers has your GA now??


    Hello
    now about 185000 :-)




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSkX...layer_embedded
    Pegaso 650 - 39150 km at 200.000 km
    Data la causa la natura opera l'effetto nel più breve tempo che operar si possa.
    Leonardo da Vinci.

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    We did you take power from for the GPS?

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