Monday, May 9, 2011



Hi Clubby, Tania & the TZ Crew: This is just a quick email to say hello and thanks for yet another great issue of TRAIL ZONE. All is going great here at home in Victoria: we had a ride on the big bikes on the weekend from Heyfield to Licola via Mt Useful for fuel and morning smoko. Then it was up the Howit High Plains road past Howit Hut and on to the Zeka Spur Track and into the Wonangatta Vally for lunch at the old homestead. After lunch it was into the hill climbs out of the valley and on to Dargo for a bite to eat and a quick 100km-plus trip home in the dark. It was a great ride for all with bikes ranging from a DR-Z400 to Honda 650 Transalp, Kawasaki KLR650, the Baby Tenere (mine!), a KTM 990 and last, but not least, a mighty Super Ténéré. There were no major issues, as it was dry, even a bit dusty, with a few rivers to cross and a great test of the big bikes. A total of 430km was covered for the day and the scenery was in good condition after the fires a few years ago! Please find attached a few pics from the ride. Keep up the great work on the magazine, and remember, I'm counting down the days to the next Ténéré Tragics event -- Tragic #31 will be there rain, hail or shine!
-- Troy Mattson, Ténéré Tragic #31

Thanks for the news and the ride report, Troy. We were down in the Vicco high country a couple of weekends ago ourselves, and did a two-day trail ride with Australian Trail Bike Tours out of Eildon. The high country is an awesome part of the world, and no matter whether you are riding a trail/enduro bike or an adventure bike, you'll find trails perfectly suited to you, your bike and the riding you want to do. Look forward to seeing you again at next year's Ténéré Tragics ride!
-- Clubby, Ténéré Tragic #1

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