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Old 01-17-2010, 04:33 AM   #1501
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Hi Guys/Gals,

Looks like some of you had some fun today. What is it with the freaks in/around Adelaide? (I can say that, I lived there for 9 years). I've been lurking this thread for a while know as the missus has moved back down to Adelaide for work and if I ever make it down there with the bike, I'd love to come out for a ride. I'd love to hear/go for ride with anyone heading up to Alice Springs area. I'm 170km NE of Alice on the Plenty Hwy, yeah I've got a big back yard that's great for riding in.

POPS: What pub is that you guys are having a countery in? I thought I'd been to just about every pub around the Adelaide hills (I collect stubby holders and have about 90 from different pubs around SA.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:00 AM   #1502
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:05 AM   #1503
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G'day Crom-o, be a pleasure to have yourself and any other visitors join us for a ride. Can't promises today's level of entertainment. Well, not without some further bear-baiting with Capt Underpants, but that's easily done. I believe some of the locals are keen on a trip to Finke soon, so hopefully we can catch up with a few of you Northerners for a good laugh.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:28 AM   #1504
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G'day Crom-o, be a pleasure to have yourself and any other visitors join us for a ride. Can't promises today's level of entertainment. Well, not without some further bear-baiting with Capt Underpants, but that's easily done. I believe some of the locals are keen on a trip to Finke soon, so hopefully we can catch up with a few of you Northerners for a good laugh.
Cheers Sundowner,

Finke sounds good. I'm still up in the air a bit about entering on my 640ADV, most locals think I'm mad. I was planning on doing a pre-ride over the w-end, but there's been a heap of rain up here and being on my own I wasn't keen on getting stuck in the floods. Hopefully do it in a few weeks time, hopefully overnighting at MT Dare for a beer or two.

I'm guessing you guys would be looking at camping along the track some where over the Finke weekend? If so, it sounds like there may be a contingent of NT ADV'ers (See NT Thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503334). Maybe we could sort out a ADV Riders camp. I've got a few mates who camp out each year and a few others who will be racing, so there's plenty of options.

Word of advice to anyone who is planning on coming up for Finke and hasn't done it before, Alice has a bit of trouble keeping up the stocks in the shops over the Finke period, so it's best to bring as much as you can. The Supermarket shelve get very empty over the week. And if you think you'll get much service from the local bike shops good luck unless you're involved in the race and made a booking with them.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:35 AM   #1505
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On another note;

While I was down in Adelaide over X-Mas I got some bit and pieces for the bike from Gawler Motorcycle. I was very happy with service from John (Owner), he went out of his way to find parts for me and has said that any time I need parts to let him know and he'll put them in the post for me.

To give you an idea, I got a front and rear tyre, chain and sprocket set, spare chain link, and rally hand grips, all for around $450. Last time I brought tyres in Alice Srings they cost me $400 alone.

They on Main North Rd on the South side on they way out to Gawler a bit past the Dalkieth Caravan Park. Great service and I would highly recommend them.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:36 AM   #1506
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On another note;

While I was down in Adelaide over X-Mas I got some bit and pieces for the bike from Gawler Motorcycle. I was very happy with service from John (Owner), he went out of his way to find parts for me and has said that any time I need parts to let him know and he'll put them in the post for me.

To give you an idea, I got a front and rear tyre, chain and sprocket set, spare chain link, and rally hand grips, all for around $450. Last time I brought tyres in Alice Srings they cost me $400 alone.

They on Main North Rd on the South side on they way out to Gawler a bit past the Dalkieth Caravan Park. Great service and I would highly recommend them.

He also charges $20 for oil filters that you can get anywhere else for $9..locals are starting to avoid him. Glad you enjoyed the experience though.

I bought tyres in Alice once - they have very expensive rubber trees up there!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:38 AM   #1507
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Well guys, I may never go for another Sunday ride ever again, because the one today was truly unbeatable and may never be topped for all the bizarre events, weirdos, threats of harm, wonky weather, strangely disturbing yet reasonably polite tree hugging stand-offs, bike swallowing deep holes, hilarious crashes, challenging tracks, beautiful scenery and finally, truly outstanding company. Can't be done. It was a blast the whole day long. Except for the day I spotted a Harley rider wearing a skull mask and metal Nazi helmet with Viking horns, I don't think I've ever laughed so hard while riding a bike. So thankyou to the guys I had the pleasure of sharing today's travels with. Bloody priceless.
And to the deranged troll in the probably soiled underpants who threatened to shoot us. Mate, if you ever read this, I truly, genuinely and sincerely meant it when I said, "GET F..CKED, YOU IDIOT." And make sure you remember to carefully file the forward sight off your imaginary gun before your medication kicks in again - It'll make it easier to insert fully without any lube, you bloody idiot.

And Kym, welcome home mate. I'd like you to lead the next couple of rides, if you don't mind, 'cause you make it look easy.
And I missed this just so I could lug 3 tonnes of dolomite around! Oh well, had to be done.

New house stuff is curtailing activities at the moment. Hopefully things will improve soon.

Glad to see you both made it home safe Kym. Maybe a slide night at the Avoca one night soon?

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:30 PM   #1508
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Quorn - Blinman O/Nighter 23rd & 24th Jan





Heres the plan:

All meet at Quorn 9 am Sat 23rd Jan. 'Back' way to Para, then across to Blinman probably via Artimore Track.

Beer, Pizza and Bed (about $25 - $30 a head for a bed) at Blinman pub

Ride home next day via route TBA

Fuel range needed about 160-180 kms

Be self sufficient, no back up.

OK, I need advice on this: It's my wife’s birthday on the 23rd but she said "go".

Does that mean "go and enjoy yourself" or is that secret women’s code for "You go and you're in big trouble mister" ??

What if I buy her a Bliman Hotel stubby holder and take home? Will that help?
I was up there one wedding anniversary and took her home a Blinman Hotel hat. She won't wear it

this sounds great, but I cant make it for sat morn, but would be really keen to meet somewhere on the Sunday and join in for some of the ride back. anybody else from Adelaide going up and coming back Sunday???.
Hope full this will be my first ride without Gun play.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:34 AM   #1509
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Hi Guys/Gals,


POPS: What pub is that you guys are having a countery in? I thought I'd been to just about every pub around the Adelaide hills (I collect stubby holders and have about 90 from different pubs around SA.
Sorry Crom-0 . We were not on that ride. We were up near Yunta for a ride.
A pub near Adelaide might have been a bit cooler .



Cheers Ian.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:11 AM   #1510
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Hope full this will be my first ride without Gun play.
I dunno, we were escorted through a station up there once by a ringer with 6 shooter on his hip
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:12 AM   #1511
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More Trolls, Lesbians, Brown bears, lions, holes and stuff...

a few more pics from Sundays ride..........





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Sundowner after his 'wallow in the mud'



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Sundowner taking a "shortcut" to get away from the Lions...



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Gateshutter relaxing in the sun..




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IAM's KLR after being woken up from its nap...




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Gateshutters 990 takin a nap..

(and Gateshutter lookin for some help to wake the fat tart up)



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some scenery...




some bikes:




some more bikes... (and some troublemakers..)



all in all a bloody odd day.. thanks to sundowner for (again) holdin the map...
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #1512
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Sorry Crom-0 . We were not on that ride. We were up near Yunta for a ride.
A pub near Adelaide might have been a bit cooler .



Cheers Ian.
And the ride report is where?
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:17 AM   #1513
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Does that sign say 'BEWARE OF MOLES'
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:19 AM   #1514
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Hey MB, welcome back. Fancy a ride on 28th Feb?

http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=65553
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:22 AM   #1515
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Does that sign say 'BEWARE OF MOLES'

some 'moles' in there underwear would have been a better sight than the "Troll" in his underpants...

no Moles mates, just Trolls....!
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