Caroona Creek (Mid North) Sth Aust

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by masterbrewer, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    After being tempted a few months ago following the boys to "Flinders Classic IV", I was keen to explore the area NE of Burra in the South Australian midnorth, when Kevs69 (KTM640) said "let's do it". With BeenThere (BMW1150) joining us, we met 'locals' DustySnow (Dr650) & OrangeBob (KTM640) to show us more of their home turf ..................... errr! .... well ?... spectacular countryside at least :D

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    Our goal was to explore this:

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    Our meeting place was Marrabel. With Kev leading the way off the blacktop to save his new tyres, it wasn't long before our first 'adventure' be-friended us :eek1
    That (335kg + bike & rider) wheel rut on the right is how long it took me to stop after I bailed out [​IMG]

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    easy stuff for some :lol3

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    He soon got his marching orders leading :deal ............................... "you're fired" :lol3
    Along with the heavy (read slow :becca) "Marrabel Rodeo" traffic we were late, but with the thought of the Burra Bakery :dg it didn't take long to make up time.

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    We begin the descent

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    Luckily the leading KTM boys stopped a couple of 4x4's starting their ascent up the steep, narrow, rocky, off camber track ahead of us

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    It was then easy riding to the beautiful, romantic Dare's Hill lookout where KTM's fall in love :raabia

    ................................. and talk about all things orange :lol3

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    ............................. carrying on their affair on the plains :D

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    The Mt Bryan East historic school

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    with one of our group reliving his youth :nod

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    Apparantly this was a close resemblance to one of the teachers

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    By now we were keen to cleanse our throats in Burra :dutch

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    but not before a couple more obstacles to challenge us

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    We all made it in one piece ...................... just! :augie

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    before parting ways

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    ................ and the quick trip south on the winding, undulating, hard packed, smooth fabulous Tothill Belt Rd :rayof

    Great day in the saddle :ricky (13hrs & 500 + kms) and every bit fantastic. :wings

    Thanks for the company lads.

    Let's do it again soon.

    Cheers
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  2. markwrich1

    markwrich1 Going South

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    Beware of the mud as there lurks the skid demon !!!:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  3. desert dog

    desert dog scrub basher

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    good stuff guy's:clap

    cheeers matty
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  4. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Thanks Kym .
    Great job as always .:clap:clap:clap

    Cheers Ian
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  5. DustySnow

    DustySnow Been here awhile

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    Thanks Kym. Those photos of yours emphasize what a top little area that is. Trouble is every man & his dog will be out there now.
    A very pleasant days ride.
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  6. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Woof, woof!!:evil
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  7. DustySnow

    DustySnow Been here awhile

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    I'm sure I saw a sign at the entrance to the park that said Teneres not allowed.
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  8. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Good one Kym, another top report, boy your getting a lot of riding in of late...lucky you

    When Trev retires & I retire a few years later cause I'm so much younger I hope we can travel the state in search of the sun, dirt & general good times.

    Terry
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  9. dodgey

    dodgey Adventurer

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    Sorry to have missed out on the ride, had to work...
    Great country out of Burra and Mt Bryan
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  10. KevS69

    KevS69 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Guys was a great day, Nice to meet Dusty & Bob, Oh & Dusty I think every man & his dog was already out there, & that's not counting the odd jogger that may be encountered in the middle of nowhere
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  11. antipode

    antipode Wanderer

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    Loved it.
    Thanks :clap
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  12. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    I thought it said no BIKES allowed.:ear
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  13. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Nah! I remember DustyS, it said leave your "pets" at home ..... no "People Enjoying Tenere Singles" allowed :lol3

    :freaky
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  14. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    ...and in the middle of no where, he knew me ????? WTF :huh G'day Merve, good to see you :wave

    ................. and then ...........where did that jogger come from???? :huh :huh

    How far outa the big smoke do we have to ride these days :lol3

    :freaky
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  15. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Nice report
    That TDM is a beast!
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  16. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    Magic advriding area, isn't it. :webers Great RR, MB. You guys looked to have found even more mud than us. :thumb
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  17. DustySnow

    DustySnow Been here awhile

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    Sorry Trev. My mistake. That bike symbol on the entry sign looks so much like a Tenere 660 I thought they were being specific. On closer inspection I noticed it is doing a wheelie so its obviously not a Tenere 660.
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  18. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Very funny!!:smooch
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  19. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    Nice one MB
    That ADV lifestyle attraction sure is powerful.
    This only adds to that.
    Cheers & thanks for posting
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  20. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    G'day Conman

    You know your body is telling you , it's now very close :D

    So much more time to take photos :lol3

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