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Old 09-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I was wondering if there are many adventure type riders in the SW Victoria/ SE of S.A.

I see a lot of riders fully loaded with gear fuelling up at the BP across from my office. I wonder who they are and where they are going! On occasion I have been able to go over and start a conversation and check out the bikes.

I have a few of reasons for asking.

1) It would be good to network and find out about good rides in our region.
2) It is always good to increase your riding buddy list in case your mates can't make a specific date for a ride. ( like this weekend because it is my wife's birthday and I am missing out on a ride- weather is wet and cold anyway)
3) Having an e-mail contact list is a great way to advertise rides to the target group, rather than relying on them seeing the ride posted on a forum.
4) When a ride comes up that you want to communicate information to the group; you can. Such as last minute cancellations, starting place /time changes.

So if you are living in the region of the "long grey cloud" please reply.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hi All,

I was wondering if there are many adventure type riders in the SW Victoria/ SE of S.A.

I see a lot of riders fully loaded with gear fuelling up at the BP across from my office. I wonder who they are and where they are going! On occasion I have been able to go over and start a conversation and check out the bikes.

I have a few of reasons for asking.

1) It would be good to network and find out about good rides in our region.
2) It is always good to increase your riding buddy list in case your mates can't make a specific date for a ride. ( like this weekend because it is my wife's birthday and I am missing out on a ride- weather is wet and cold anyway)
3) Having an e-mail contact list is a great way to advertise rides to the target group, rather than relying on them seeing the ride posted on a forum.
4) When a ride comes up that you want to communicate information to the group; you can. Such as last minute cancellations, starting place /time changes.

So if you are living in the region of the "long grey cloud" please reply.
Couldn't agree more, doesn't hurt to have a yarn!



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Old 09-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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I hail from S/W Vic, if i've got a bike that's regoed/running i'm up for an occasional mission be it tar,dirt or both.
Spot heaps of interstate/local bikes @ Shell servo/Footy Ground corner in my home town.
Some friendly/some not. Lately seen an increase in BMW's,Africa twins,DR's etc in SW, making me think there must be fellow ADV freaks here lurking somewhere.
Always say g'day to any I see there, mainly to suss out mod's to their machines.
I have been to Fisholes Rally a couple of times,and binned my NX650 bad attempting to make it another time years ago.
I've not yet got to GPS level and use what maps I can afford to suss out riding op's.
Haven't done the SW adventure trail,(SWAT) and have neglected to join Portland DSMRA, although hope to soon.

It's mainly Harley scene on my local road, although the South West Tourers (Ulysee's?) are around.
The only potential ADV'er I've struck was on a black DR @ above servo and claimed "to have ridden every road around here" and seemed dissmisive of my friendly banter (was on red BMW K1 @ the time)
Only been back home a few months from being interstate.....
Roadbikes hit around 300km's sometimes past my joint on their way to/from Moto GP...............
More roo's around now with the blue Gums everywhere.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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Haven't done the SW adventure trail,(SWAT)


SWAT???? Swat's that?..... better go see my old mate Google......



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Old 10-03-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
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I hail from S/W Vic,

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I have been to Fisholes Rally a couple of times,and binned my NX650 bad attempting to make it another time years ago.


The South West Tourers (Ulysee's?) are around.
A few of us from over east head to the Fish Holes Rally.






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Old 10-24-2011, 08:49 PM   #6
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@ Shell servo/Footy Ground corner in my home town.

Yep i'm from Heywood, out the road due east from footy ground.
Not on the net all the time.
Keen to meet a few fellow ADV'ers, and i'm not into suing people.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:05 PM   #7
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #8
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@ Shell servo/Footy Ground corner in my home town.

Yep i'm from Heywood, out the road due east from footy ground.
Not on the net all the time.
Keen to meet a few fellow ADV'ers, and i'm not into suing people.
More fellow Hollyrockians........we need to get together for a meet and greet soon......now, off to Poon!!!


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Old 10-26-2011, 03:38 AM   #9
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@ Shell servo/Footy Ground corner in my home town.

Yep i'm from Heywood, out the road due east from footy ground.
Not on the net all the time.
Keen to meet a few fellow ADV'ers, and i'm not into suing people.
Offen road down that Rd when riding from home to fuel @ servo. Just like Gags, need to do a meet & greet of local ADV riders.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:19 AM   #10
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Which Town ?

OZ Nutter, in which town are you situated ? Heywood? (Clue: shell station @ corner of footy oval)

You would be welcome at the DSMRA.
I helped map the SWAT track. We want to GPS it this summer.
I ride a black DRZ400 and I hope it wasn't me you met at the servo!!!!!
Those little black wallabies scare me shitless. They ar eeverywhere now and come out with the head low posiiton so you don't see them until you are about to hit them.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:00 AM   #11
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I helped map the SWAT track. We want to GPS it this summer
Sounds like an interesting track. I'm keen to hear more, and may be able to help with gps aspect.

I'll pm my email for more info.

I'm one of three from Naracoorte/Penola signed up for the apc rally. We may already be in touch!

By the way, where are you based? If you've mentioned it, I've missed it!
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:24 AM   #12
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There was a bit of banter amongst some Ballarat blokes some time ago here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489741

They did a Grampians weekend but havent heard any more since.

And I theres a group here from Arrarat, Castlemaine etc, who I think got up in amongst the Little Desert and places we might be familiar with:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616635

Otherwise theres:
over50ncroozin (AR)
searchin oz (Mildura)
and no doubt numerous other suspect characters about.

Cheers Chook
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:58 AM   #13
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Hi Chook

Thanks Chook,

You are a mine of information as is usual. I am hoping to have a life style change next year. Not one as drastic as yours, but time to live more/ work less. I have entered the APC rally and paid my fee so I am going to go no matter what! I was hoping that I could get a few riding/camping /touring weekends in the next 6 months. We all know our particular local areas well, so a few rides in different locations should be possible, if we can communicate re: who lives where. Sort of like a non competitve version of the GT enduro club that we formed 25 years ago. it is more fun meeting others and riding with them than going solo all the time.

How is Qld?

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Old 10-01-2011, 04:11 AM   #14
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Cool2 There are some of us around!!

I am in SW Vic....Heywood to be precise.....and there is Dakar Dan in Hamo.......might be able to rustle up a couple of others.....maybe Capt Cook. Would be good to get a bit of a local SW Vic group going. I am looking at a couple of rides in the remainder of the year....Pooncarie trip at end of Oct and a geriatric jaunt out to Cameron's to watch the nutters on the longest day ride........
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:15 AM   #15
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Re: How is Qld?

Warm. Been 30 every day and I suppose it will get "hot" soon. If I ever make it back to Portland my legs will probably snap freeze and break off.

Another lead might be the DSMRA SA blokes. They do a Ngarkat ride once a year and maybe a bit more long distance stuff.
http://www.dsmra.asn.au/contact.php

Chris Turrel is the state coordinator.

Looks like they went to Finke, Murray Sunset and Pinnaroo this year.
Search SA rides in here: http://www.dsmra.asn.au/events.php
(Select "Month" for event date and you will get the whole year list).
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