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Old 01-24-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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Kangaroo Island tour 2015

Loose plans have tightened up. Dates have been locked in and we're off on the ferry at 9.00 am on Friday 6th March 2015 and back again on an afternoon ferry on Monday 9th. Accommodation is booked at the Parndana Hotel cabins and camping area.

It's turned out to be a bit of a Tiger run with five of the eight bikes being XC's....popular little runabouts

PBee. Tiger
Trev Tiger
Bernie DR
Paul L. Tiger
Paul B. Tiger
Barneyrubble Tiger
Kiz. DRZ
Toot. 1190R

It'sgottobeyellow is considering a last minute entrance on the reconstructed VStrom and Blueberger might tear up KI on his 570. That's more than enough.

Have been looking at tracks around the island but mostly I think they are just dirt and gravel roads from one place to another.

Just got to work out how to get some bottles of my favourite wine over there in the panniers.

An early start will be required to get to Cape Jervois on the Friday morning and I reckon PBee may already have a scenic route option for us northern dwellers.

This should be a whole lot of fun.
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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I'm sure there will be a bakery down that way open early with pasties available. Sounds like a hoot. What does the ferry coat these days Trev?
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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I'm sure there will be a bakery down that way open early with pasties available. Sounds like a hoot. What does the ferry coat these days Trev?
Hi Tom, we're getting rider and bike there and back for $137.50 each. Cabin accom is working out around $40 pp/pn.

The gravel roads are full of marbles so that might be slippery. Might have to unload the bikes at Parndana before getting too serious.

We should be able to supply some sort of pictorial report for your pleasure.

PS. Check out the old school's page on FB.......heaps of photos of the old town have been posted.

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KI Tour eh............will there be a yellow jersey at the end of each day?
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:00 PM   #5
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KI Tour eh............will there be a yellow jersey at the end of each day?
Hmmm. What about a fluro yellow hi-viz vest for the rider at the back?
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:05 PM   #6
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With all the damn Tigers, the jersey had better have stripes
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:06 PM   #7
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If anyone's mapping out trails etc they might need to utilise the many KI bakeries into the plans. Godsilla is right! Seems there's one quite near to the accommodation and they specialise in a local delicacy called a 'pasty'.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:32 PM   #8
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With all the damn Tigers, the jersey had better have stripes
There was going to be an 800 Beemer, but he rode a Tiger, sold the Beemer and snapped up a smart Tiger. Infectious things.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:13 PM   #9
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PS. Check out the old school's page on FB.......heaps of photos of the old town have been posted.

Cheers
I sat with a mate over in SA and he dragged up all these old promo films and photos from the net of the city as it was being planned, built, then moved in to. Even the temporary office where you used to go and pay the rent.

It was all very interesting, and stirred quite a few memory neurons, but guess what the most interesting thing was?
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It was all very interesting, and stirred quite a few memory neurons, but guess what the most interesting thing was?
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Greetings Inmates,

I'm working in Adelaide for 3 months, living in Crafers. Sadly my 650GS is still in Southern California.

I would love to join this ride if there is still an option to do so but would need to rent/borrow a bike. Looks like the pickings in Adelaide for bike rental are limited. Came across Show and Go in Somerton http://www.showandgo.com.au. If anyone has any experience withthem or recommendations I'm all ears.

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Greetings Inmates,

I'm working in Adelaide for 3 months, living in Crafers. Sadly my 650GS is still in Southern California.

I would love to join this ride if there is still an option to do so but would need to rent/borrow a bike. Looks like the pickings in Adelaide for bike rental are limited. Came across Show and Go in Somerton http://www.showandgo.com.au. If anyone has any experience withthem or recommendations I'm all ears.

Cheers everyone!
We had the ride capped Nubs, but more than happy to have a visitor join us. Can't help you with a bike and the cabins are full, but it you can get wheels and some camping gear together I'll shoe-horn you into a starting lineup.

If you're here in SA in the first weekend of May we can get you into a great bike rally in the Flinders Ranges too.
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:59 PM   #13
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CDFC Oval.
There were no fat people.

I hadn't noticed, until my mate pointed it out, then I admit i was a bit shocked. The contrast with people of today is like chalk and cheese, there were just no fat people.

Food for thought (intentional pun).
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We had the ride capped Nubs, but more than happy to have a visitor join us. Can't help you with a bike and the cabins are full, but it you can get wheels and some camping gear together I'll shoe-horn you into a starting lineup.

If you're here in SA in the first weekend of May we can get you into a great bike rally in the Flinders Ranges too.
Thanks Trev! I'll let you know.

Looks like the Show and Go folks have a KLR option but nothing with panniers or racks for camping stuff.

Have a great ride, guys!
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I'm gutted that I can't make it along on this ride. Trev I know a great marron spot not far from where you are staying which always delivers, let me know if you want to know where and if you need a couple of opera house pots ?
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