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Old 01-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #8866
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You can go along Mongalata rd (7 gates to open!) then cut across to the Dares hill rd then past Ketchowla, you can turn right at Ketchowla and cut across to the road to Braemar. Or carry on past Ketchowla and turn right at Pine Creek rd this will also take you to Braemar.
These roads are all good and more scenic than your intended route.
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Pandappa was on the route only cause I hadn't been there before, but now it looks like we'll bypass it. Thanks for the heads up on that one.

Yeah, I hadn't forgotten the gates on Mongolata Rd! Seeing as we're likely to have dinner at Burra, it'll be dark heading up to Caroona , so I figured we'll take the easy option and just head up the Caroona Rd to the eastern entrance on the Friday night, and head out via the western entrance on the Sat morning. Plan B will be to stay at the old school house at Mt. Bryan East (MBE) instead (not much quicker to get to, but does save a bit of time in the morning bypassing Caroona).

I'll check out your suggestion re Ketchowla and Pine Creek - 'scenic' is preferred. Having not been up that way at all before, I'm open to suggestions.

Any idea on rough time frame getting from MBE to Yunta via your suggested route? I was thinking about 3-4 hours depending on photos tops etc.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:54 PM   #8867
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Yes about 3 hours riding time, Pine creek rd is a good ride.
We often ride thru Pitcairn and Makeking outstation then across to the Braemar rd (you need permission but its not really a problem).
The railway access track from Yunta back to Peterborough is also a great ride.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #8868
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Yes about 3 hours riding time, Pine creek rd is a good ride.
We often ride thru Pitcairn and Makeking outstation then across to the Braemar rd (you need permission but its not really a problem).
The railway access track from Yunta back to Peterborough is also a great ride.
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I did spot the railway access track.

Is there anything at Pindarie Hut worth seeing? And/or, is the track past it worth a look? - that's the reason for my alternative route out of Ketchowla up to the Pine Creek Rd.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:22 PM   #8869
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The ruins of Pandapa stn are right on the road their is a fair bit of junk/rubbish, probably worth a look. . The Pindarie hut is off the main road and i havent been there, I will next time!
There are some ruins at Pine creek also worth a piccy, there is an old hut on the right as you ride in I have always thought it would be a good spot to camp.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:04 PM   #8870
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Question Suzuki dr650 bash plate

Anyone happen to have a dr650 bashplate lying around or knows anyone?

I called the knpwn shops wreckers in Adelaide mt barker gawler victor harbor Murray bridge (the ones in yellow pages) and NOT one in stock. WTF any other place whitin reach?

It would be nice to have one on the weekend.

I always forget to order one thinking along the lines its one of the most widespread bike in OZ someone surely have some basic stuff for it lying around... meh
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:16 PM   #8871
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Weather permitting (i.e. not like a pizza oven), am hoping to head back up to Caroona CP (near Burra) to do a bit more exploring, staying a couple of nights .
All going well, planning to leave Adelaide about lunchtime Friday 15th Feb, back on Sunday arvo.
All welcome, as always. Will confirm the date over the next couple of days.
G'day GS

Got room for another one in your dust cloud?

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 PM   #8872
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Anyone happen to have a dr650 bashplate lying around or knows anyone?


Any street signs near you?



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Old 01-31-2013, 11:41 PM   #8873
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G'day GS

Got room for another one in your dust cloud?

Cheers
Mate, it would be an honor to have you join us!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:08 AM   #8874
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Anyone happen to have a dr650 bashplate lying around or knows anyone?

I called the knpwn shops wreckers in Adelaide mt barker gawler victor harbor Murray bridge (the ones in yellow pages) and NOT one in stock. WTF any other place whitin reach?

It would be nice to have one on the weekend.

I always forget to order one thinking along the lines its one of the most widespread bike in OZ someone surely have some basic stuff for it lying around... meh
Could pull a B&B off my old ride for $60.00 Im out of Gawler though. Even help fit it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:31 AM   #8875
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G'day mate! Leaving 2 weeks today (15th) from my work by 1300.

Got your new toy yet?

Ya comin or what?
Wouldn't mind comeing, not got new toy yet and will have to change the farkles off the old one. have to let you know how I go closer to 15th
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:05 AM   #8876
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Hey Bubba, what happened to your last last minute bash plate?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:48 AM   #8877
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Wouldn't mind comeing, not got new toy yet and will have to change the farkles off the old one. have to let you know how I go closer to 15th
Sounds great KIZ. No hurry. It's not like we have to book a tree to camp under!

Might have to give the butcher a heads up for the the pork, chilli & lime snags tho. Definitely gettin' me some more of those again. (I'll bring my grilliput again for all to use).

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:50 AM   #8878
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Hey Bubba, what happened to your last last minute bash plate?
I was just thinking of that! Very high-tech..........seemed to do the job tho..........unless of course, that's why he's after another one!

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:59 AM   #8879
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bash plate misery

That traffic sign looks promising maybe one with "no motorcycles fines apply" on it?

The last one managed to morph itself around a hiding rock but it saved the cases so I'm happy!

It seems like I'm saved by Kiz so hats off mister and my gratitude will haunt you til the grave
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:11 PM   #8880
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That traffic sign looks promising maybe one with "no motorcycles fines apply" on it?

The last one managed to morph itself around a hiding rock but it saved the cases so I'm happy!

It seems like I'm saved by Kiz so hats off mister and my gratitude will haunt you til the grave
A " NO STANDING" might be the go
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