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RTRA e-Newsletter

www.rtra.asn.au
September 2012

In this issue:

Areas:

Pinjar Family Trail Surfacing

Pilot Trail Feedback

Advocacy:

Off Road Motorcycle Industry Forum

Events:

ATV Club Pony Express 
Sep 9

MWA O'Brien Rd Minikhana 
Sep 16

Minimal Impact:

Improve your cornering technique






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With the various projects going on in the West at the moment we reckon we’re doing pretty well in comparison with other Australian states, but how do we compare with our ORV friends in the USA? We had an opportunity to compare notes last week at the annual National Off Highway Vehicles Conservation Council (NOHVCC) Conference in Montana. And the news is good!

Our presentation: “Update from Down Under” was well received and it seems that our northern hemisphere colleagues were genuinely impressed with how far we have come in such a relatively short space of time.

Of course the conference was also a great opportunity to hear about the various projects underway in the USA and Canada, and to learn how advocacy groups and land managers are dealing with the issues (many of which are very similar to our own).  And the opportunity to ride some of Montana's finest trails wasn't too bad either! 

As always, there is lots happening locally as well.  Read on...

Off Road Motorcycle Industry Forum

The first of a series of Off Road Motorcycle Industry Forum meetings will be held on Tuesday September 4.

The Forum, which is an initiative of the RTRA and the Motor Trades Association, will bring together motorcycle manufacturers, retailers and associated industries to discuss issues and opportunities for off road riding.

The inaugural meeting will feature a discussion on potential changes to Off Road Vehicle registration and an update on the progress of the State Trail Bike Strategy.

The member for Darling Range, Tony Simpson MLA and the opposition spokesperson for Sport and Recreation, Mick Murray will be there to put their respective positions and hear from the industry.


Pinjar Family Trail Resurfacing

A decision on our Lottery West Trails Grant application to resurface the Family Trail at Pinjar had been deferred, but the evaluation panel is meeting today (Monday September 3) to review the submission and hopefully agree to the funding.

The Pinjar eastern carpark is now at capacity most weekends and the PeeWee trail is the only novice-friendly trail available. We urgently need to expand the riding opportunities for family groups and this is what the Family Trail is intended to do. Unfortunately the original limestone surface proved not to be suitable which is why we need to resurface the trail.

As far as we can see, this is a perfectly positioned project for Trails Grant funding - so we sure hope the evaluation panel agrees.


Metro Road Feedback

We’ve started to receive feedback from riders who have ridden the Pilot Trail at Metro Rd. So far the reaction has been positive, with the only issue being that parts of the trail are a little indistinct and hard to follow.

We’re not too concerned about this, as with use a clear riding line will develop.

We have also fielded questions about registration requirements and why the trail was not created as a one-way trail. Answers to these and other questions are available on the Pilot Trail FAQ section of the RTRA web site. 


ATV Club Pony Express - Sep 9

The ATV Social & Racing Club is holding a 4 hour Pony Express event at the club's 18km sandy enduro track. The event is run in pairs where each rider takes turns doing a lap of the track for 4 hours non stop. The winner is the team that completes the most laps in the 4 hours for their class.

First-timers are welcome and the club will even help you find a team-mate if you need one!  For details see the ATVWA Web site


O'Brien Road Minikhana - Sep 16

After many years of planning, negotiating, lobbying and waiting, Motorcycling WA’s O’Brien Road Gidgegannup project looks like it is going to happen. 

The O’Brien Road property is former farming property which MWA intends to develop as a training facility.

A junior Minikhana will be held on the property on September 16 to demonstrate what is proposed for the property to local residents and Swan Shire execs.

Junior riders are invited to participate in the Minikhana. Entry is free and there will be a free sausage sizzle.  Minikhana is a fun way to develop bike skills and we encourage all RTRA members with kids to join in.  Bike capacity is limited to 85cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke (junior quad bikes are not permitted at this event).

For details and to register click here.


Pinjar Airlift 

We are trying to obtain information about an air ambulance evacuation that occurred at the Pinjar Motorcycle Area on August 11. If anyone can provide information about this incident please contact steve@rtra.asn.au.

Information about incidents is really valuable to us in designing and managing trails and areas. If you see anything please report it by using the Incident Report form available on the RTRA web site.


Minimal Impact - Improve your cornering technique

Improving your cornering technique can reduce wear and tear on your bike, your body - and the trails.

If you carry less corner speed than the rider in front you will need to accelerate harder out of the turn and brake harder into the next turn to maintain your position. This can create stutter bumps on the trail (which eventually become bike-swallowing whoops!) and can loosen the trail surface which makes it susceptible to water erosion.

With a higher corner speed you can maintain a more even speed with less braking and acceleration. It’s smoother on the bike, easier on the body and friendlier to the trail.

So: weight forward, elbows up, inside leg out and towards the front wheel to increase front-end grip, bum on outside edge of seat, torso upright with bike leaned in. Now get out there and practice!


NOT one of the world's worst jobs

Wanted:  US Forest Service OHV Patrolman.  Must be prepared to ride KTM EXC500 all day every day through some of the best mountain trails in the USA.  Must be prepared to pursue villains through tight single trail.  Position comes with fully maintained bike, all safety gear and a decked out Chevy pickup to flaunt around in.

Applicants please form a neat line around the block...

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