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Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister
Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister
Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

The Courier's photographer Jeremy Bannister got an all-access look during the practice session of one of Australia's best stunt riders, Dave McKenna, at the Ballarat Swap Meet.

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Ballarat born Dave McKenna gears up for a big show at the Ballarat Swap Meet this weekend. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

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