Spokes Moto Club

Another month has come and gone without a lot happening with regards to club events other than a wellattended and wellrun ride day, thanks again to the officials who made it happen.
The month kicked off with a round of the Aus Superbike championship, run concurrently with the V8 Supercars. We had three of our Tasmanian riders enter in the Prostock event , Kurt Sushames, Shaun Murfet and Josh King with all three competitive against the sponsored riders.

Congratulations must go to these riders.
Kurt was the best placed of the Tassie riders with a second overall and a personal best lap time in the 56’s, well done and display your trophy proudly, you deserve it .
While on the Superbikes I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members and non members who gave their time to help with the official duties over the weekend .

Over the last couple of race meetings and ride days we have had some interest shown from women riders who have expressed a desire to have a ride at the circuit with a view to competing a tour race days. Mike and Nathan Greene have kindly offered to make a couple of small capacity 125250cc machines available for new riders to try out .

In the last couple of months quite a few of the historic riders have been sourcing later model machines and appear ready to cross over to the dark side of historic racing (he says with tongue stuck firmly in cheek) the dreaded Period 6. These acquisitions should make for a very competitive class with some very close racing. Oh well, I suppose silly old buggers like me who stick with the slow old Period 3, 4 and 5 bikes will get lapped twice instead ofonce per race, but that will add some interest to the race.

Our next event will be the Ride day on the 19th May, hoping everyone can make it out there. I unfortunately can’t make it as I will be away but I hope everyone has a good da.

8 extreme sports to try before you die

Are you in constant search of adrenaline, seeking the thrills? Attracted by the challenges? If so, you are an ideal candidate for extreme sports. Good thing: Their are many activities for adventurers who are not afraid of anything.



1. Hang Gliding or Paragliding

Every dream that you can fly like a bird? Make it a reality, and realise this dream with hang gliding or paragliding. Start by leaping from a suitable platform perched on a cliff and fly for a few minutes or hours, depending on your desire and updrafts. There are few well-equipped sites across Australia offering introductory flights.

Motorised versions hang Gliders “wings” are also available. You can then choose between a hang glider with a small motor or attach a cage containing a lightweight motor on your back.


2. “Skydiving” – jump out of a plane

This is probably the most famous extreme sports. Just jump into the void, from a plane, to meet, a few minutes later, on dry land. Once the first jump has been completed, you’ll likly be thinking only one thing: ‘When can I jump again!”  There is skydiving schools around Australia, and the world. A simple online internet search will put you in-touch with your local flight school.


3. “Rafting” – on the rapids

Some rivers slowly flow into or from the ocean, others are more intense and stand out for their fast flowing rapids . It is precisely these rivers that attract thrill seekers. In a kayak or a raft,  face the swirling water, alone or in group. Try it at least once in your life and try and live through it to tell the story.


4. “Surfing” – ride that wave

This extreme sport is becoming more and more popular over the last decade. The challenge is to catch a wave, lying on a surfboard, then trying to stand up. You will be thrilled, guaranteed!


5. “Skiing & Snowboard” – Slide down hill

Everyone knows downhill skiing. But some more extreme foke choose to leave the marked trails to explore the downhill less trotted. Just find the proper slope and navigate through narrow paths avoiding threatening rocks and trees. Get to your closest ski resort where several centimeters of powder snow await you (hopefully). Adrenaline guaranteed!


6. “Climbing” – Quick, scale that wall

You’ll find indoor rock climbing walls in several locations, other climbers scan the outdoor landscape in search of rock walls to climb. For this sports, simply find the perfect site and make sure to be equipped with all the safety stuff.

This extreme sport has two pendants: ice climbing is practiced on frozen walls and canyoning, which is to descend into a ravine. Preferably along a cascade ‘water. Avoid if you have vertigo.


7. “Paint-balling” – War with friends

Theft, hostage taking, little war between friends. Paintball centers give you the opportunity to have fun in a spectacular setting. Some centers are small indoor locations, while others are vast outdoor fields.


8. “Mounting Biking” – On ya bike

Challenging rocks, mocking the roots, avoid the trees and down the steep slopes, this is the dream of every mountain-biker . Even less extreme couples will enjoy the slopes . There are even professionally organised events you can participate in.  Some organisers even add a night race in their program. Thrills guaranteed!