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Old 07-29-2012, 05:16 AM   #7081
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Hi,

I will be heading out of Adelaide and onto the nullabor in October, planning on heading to Port Augusta via the A1. I am expecting the first 100 km to be truck infested and not much fun on a gear laden 250 cc bike with a comfortable cruising speed of about 90 km/hr; am I correct or deluded? ..............a bit of local knowledge would be appreciated. I know that I can go through Gawler on a B road but I want to get out of town as quickly as I can. I will be leaving from Henley Beach. Any tips on good places (camping/caravan parks) to stay in Port Augusta?

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Wirrulla has a cheap camping ground with shower (see local shop which also has good egg and bacon sangas) and a good pub meal close by.. Should make it that far in a day.

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:27 AM   #7082
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Finally got my ADV 950 rego'd......, so I'm up for a good ride soon guys........
Great to see Billy......finally got the beast all nice 'n legal.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:32 AM   #7083
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Pick your day and time to ride and you will hardly see a truck, Saturdays,Wednesdays are usually pretty good and leave Adelaide just after the morning rush hour......

I beg to differ, a lot of trucks pass through Port Augusta Saturday arfo, the eastern transport companies heading to Perth to be there Monday morning. If you leave Adelaide 'after the morning rush hour' on a 250 you'll be smack bang in the middle of a lot of trucks heading east west.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:34 AM   #7084
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Wirrulla has a cheap camping ground with shower (see local shop which also has good egg and bacon sangas) and a good pub meal close by.. Should make it that far in a day.
And somewhere for the bikes if it's raining..



But the Wirrulla pub has better beds than the camp ground
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:40 AM   #7085
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Must be Sunday then, when we travel up to Coober Pedy and Whyalla we always seem to have less traffic south of Augusta if we leave later in the morning, have noticed this more on Wednesdays, but memory a bit jaded today, could be the Sunday as well, but don't listen to me.... Kipo lives there.. He should bloody well know!
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:44 AM   #7086
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Must be Sunday then, when we travel up to Coober Pedy and Whyalla we always seem to have less traffic south of Augusta if we leave later in the morning, have noticed this more on Wednesdays, but memory a bit jaded today, could be the Sunday as well, but don't listen to me.... Kipo lives there.. He should bloody well know!
Just notice a lot of trucks through here on Sat arfos. Also, I used to work for a company that owned Mozzies Truck stop at Ceduna and Saturday evening was one of the busiest times, Port Augusta in the arfo, Ceduna by evening.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #7087
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Looking forward to the RR. Beer night soon?

RR is gonna be one bloody monster effort..... not lookin forward to puttin that together....

Beer night sounds like the go, heading back down the south east on thurs for 6 days or so.... so will have to be after that....

might even make a start on the ride report before this ride report while i'm down there


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Old 07-30-2012, 06:57 AM   #7088
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Finally got my ADV 950 rego'd......, so I'm up for a good ride soon guys........
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Great to see Billy......finally got the beast all nice 'n legal.
We'll be in touch soon.
Con, PM already sent to Bill regarding Sept 1st.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #7089
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Con, PM already sent to Bill regarding Sept 1st.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #7090
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This Sat is looking a little shaky weather wise with showers forecast.
See if it turns around near the end of the week otherwise I'm painting more friggen bedrooms this weekend
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:39 AM   #7091
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cheers Sol, I up for the ride on 1st sep no worries....

A few showers is ok Con, don't you have some good gear???? Wont rain that much if its only showers, would you rather paint bedrooms?????/
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:03 AM   #7092
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Hi All,

Me and a few mates are planning an Adventure ride from Eudunda through to the Gawler ranges and looping back.
Anyone done a trip to the parts before that can recommend a route.(preferably 80% dirt.) Will be approx 6 days.
I am not really familar with this area as I always blast up to Ceduna on the blacktop in my car.
Done a few searches and have not come up with much.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:07 AM   #7093
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cheers Sol, I up for the ride on 1st sep no worries....

A few showers is ok Con, don't you have some good gear???? Wont rain that much if its only showers, would you rather paint bedrooms?????/
Not off the table yet mate....lets play it by ear.
Showers might just be early morning so no big deal.
Painting every night now to get the Sat clear.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:15 AM   #7094
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Not off the table yet mate....lets play it by ear.
Showers might just be early morning so no big deal.
Painting every night now to get the Sat clear.
Sun is work Social Club winery tour
Saturday arvo makes me a starter but only if the water doesn't come up from below
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:00 AM   #7095
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otherwise I'm painting more friggen bedrooms this weekend
Tell me about it Con, I'm currently ripping out & replacing the kitchen ceiling & cornices, putting in a complete new flatpack kitchen & new appliances, new skirting boards, re plumbing & re wiring everything, polishing the floorboards, ripping out the old a/cond & bricking up the hole in the wall, hard plastering & then painting the ceiling & walls, I'm so over it, would rather be out on my KTM somewhere..
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