Arkaroola Photos TDM Adventurer view

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Three of us left from Adelaide; NX 650 Dominator; K1200R & the TDM850 travelling dew north on as many dirt roads as we could find up to Hawker; Wilpena Pound; Blinman; Parachilna; Beltana; Waraweena Private Conservation Park; Leigh Creek & Lyndhirst, then east to the Mt Hope/ Arkaroola Rd and then south to Arkaroola.

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    Fully loaded ready for adventure

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    The first challenges

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    Starts to get slippery


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    These roads are suppose to be dry, now where is the best place to come off for the camera?


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    Right here seems good


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    Sunset first night

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    Our first glorious sun rise........Who's put the kettle on?

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    Station road near Hawker

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    Glorious riding roads in the Flinders Ranges


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    One of the many creek bed crossings..............keep a look out for flash floods guys !


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    Brachina Gorge


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    Brachina Gorge dry creek bed....soft, smooth & slippery


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    Where the hell did you say we were?...........along a public access road out of Blinman

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    Further along the public access road out of Blinman.


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    Another creek bed crossing on the P.A.R..........check out the flying fuel can just keeping up with Charlie

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    One of the many deeply rutted tracks we had to negotiate


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    The riders view


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    Sunset across the railway tracks at Parachilna


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    The famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna

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    The front bar Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

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    Their famous F.M.G. (Ferral Mixed Grill)


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    Waraweena Conservation Park..the track to Mt Hack


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    On top of the lookout........not much room to turn around here guys!


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    As you can see from further up the lookout


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    and it's a long way down if you go too far


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    riding down the base of Mt Hack


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    oopps!!!!!


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    The Strzeleki Track.......eerrrr highway ?


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    Mount Freeling Station letter box


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    along the Mt Hope to Arkaroola Road


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    We're here !.....................eerrr well nearly


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    Stay tuned for what happened in the Gammon Ranges !

    Linky Dink to next section of trip Arkaroola to William Creek:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...05#post5833805


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  2. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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    Excellent,keep it coming:clap .What's that front tyre on the TDM Mr Brewer?.
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  3. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    Sensational photo`s Masterbrewer :clap

    Looks like a great ride

    Definately have to do this one day
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  4. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Fronts are IRC 110's, rears are TKC 80's....absolutely fantastic.


    Loved that road from Arkaroola to Copley hey!!! something like this one but I was having too much fun to take photos at the time.

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  5. atgreg

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  6. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Great report . . . :clap

    More Please :freaky
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  7. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    masterbrewer, great pics, thanks for sharing:D
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  8. GB

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    Excellent :thumb
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  9. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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  10. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Great report and mix of machinery:clap :clap
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  11. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    I've always loved your work Mr Marsta:freaky
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  12. Stackator

    Stackator F800GS goodness

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    Loved the pics especially the feral mixed grill. Interesting loading of the TDM too. Is there extra gravity in those parts that makes the bikes fall down?

    If you have any more pics I am sure that we could find the time to take a look

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  13. Svendura

    Svendura KTM 640 Adventure

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    G'day Mate,

    what a great ride and what an overwhelming country you live in.
    I really envy you. Have a nice ride and always be carefull.

    I can hardly await to read your story's upcomming part.

    Regards, Svenja

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  14. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Is it really Feral? :eek1
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  15. RedDirtRider

    RedDirtRider n00b

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    Masterbrewer, it is great country out that way. I think the public access road was the old Artimore Track.....can get a bit rough at times:wink: . One feral out of three (mixed grill) at the Prairie isn't bad, kind of analagous with one roadie out of the three amigos:lol3 Your photos are great, cheers for now, Ian:freaky
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  16. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Yep !!................You should have seen it from my angle when it first came out.........................

    What parts are we actually eating?


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  17. smiley mark

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    That looks great. Well done and cheers for the photos.:clap:1drink
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  18. Parkie

    Parkie Have bike, will travel

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    I notice it was the GS that was falling over everywhere - could it be that the TDM works better off-road? :lol3
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  19. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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