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Well bugger, I won't be ADV riding for probably at least 6 months

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I had plans for a number of trips over this summer including the central plateau for the 42nd Traverse, Fishers track and others, Northland for Baylys Beach/Poutu Point, Coromandel and where ever else but I’ve just been given a medical diagnosis that sees me out of riding anything uneven or rough for the immediate future.

    That means I won’t be organising any off road events or rides unfortunately, luckily I am allowed to road ride still so thats where I will be for the time being, still on the DR.

    That doesn’t mean site members can’t organise anything themselves, there’s 80 of you now and that number is growing at a steady pace and you are welcome to use the forums here to organise rides or get togethers, and to tell everyone about it afterwards, thats what this site is for.

    In the meantime i think I’ll work on getting my sidecar hooked up to the DR to try something new, and as soon as I am able I’ll be back on the gravel and lumpy stuff.

    #1432
    zaTTaz
    Participant
    • Bike: CBR250RR, DR350, WR450
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    As you say at least you can ride on the road.

    Do you have any trips planned sticking to sealed roads in place of your other trips?

    #1436
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Not at this stage. I’ve been giving riding a bit of a break as the diagnosis is for head injury and the recovery is basically moving and jolting the head as little as possible.
    While life carries on the better I treat it now the quicker any improvements that can be had, will be had, and so the quicker I can get back into full riding mode.

    I think I’ll be down to half day local trips over summer unfortunately.

    Also, forum membership has gone from 80 to 110 since the first post.

    #2101
    Dan
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    That a shame about the head injury. Side car for the dr650. I asked where to find some pics but went and found them and edited the question out. Looks cool. A friend or mine is making one for his dr350 trail bike. Off road only but has yet to really test it. Its a leaner as in not a ridged to the bike. but i beleive it will have a locking pin if need be.

    #2102
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Cool. Pete in Blenheim built a leaner for his XR250 which semed to work pretty well. I think he’s working on one for his XT660 now.

    #2962
    Jimmy With 2 Eyes
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Well that don’t half sux for you Eddieb I’ll do some adventuring just for you eh’!!!! damn good site!!!! I have been here before but didn’t realize it had all this interesting and informative stuff hidden away!!!! all I need to find now is some other adventurous person or person’s to ride with hahahahaha One never knows when one is going to need a push or pull outta’ the soft stuff eh’

    p.s Keep up the fantastic work Eddieb I’m more than impressed!!!!

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    The DR has given me the go ahead to start riding again, though I still have the mammoth job of trying to build my stamina up to a suitable riding level. That might still take a long while yet.

    #3637
    Spud
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Glad your getting better, build up your fitness steadily and get “bike fit” by riding your bike, good excuse to get out as well

    cheers Spud

    #3647
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
    #26679
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Well 4 years later and this is still an ongoing thing.

    The final diagnosis was Chronic Fatigue which I am still battling every day and probably will do so for the rest of my life.

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