Exploring Australia - Where the hell am I?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by der-Seppel, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. nckjms

    nckjms Adventurer

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    Oh of course, I'm used to strictly road-going bikes with tubeless tires, how silly of me :lol3
  2. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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  3. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    For Friday evening I had an appointment with Rod, whom I meet in Perth at the HU Meeting, at the York Peninsula. So I leaved Gawler in the morning and spend most of the day exploring the peninsula.

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    Our meeting point was the Jetty in Moonta Bay close to Rods beach house.

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    We spend most of the evening with a big BBQ.

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  4. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    The next morning we went on a fishing trip and we have been successful.

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    We caught around 20 Garfish, 6 Tommys and a Squid.

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    Been so successful at fishing means there will be a lot of work cleaning as well.

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    But I had to learn it first so it took even longer :)

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    With so much fish we had a massive Fish & Chips feed in the evening.

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  5. ktmman

    ktmman Adventure Dood

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    What an awesome trip mate.... Im really enjoying following your thread..
    really fantastic to see the hospitality from everyone too. :freaky
    Me and another inmate are heading to Tasmainia for an epic 7 day camp/ride/trout fish on the 11th Feb.. if your in the area, drop us a message.
    enjoy the trip..:D
  6. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Thats making me hungry just looking at it!
  7. nckjms

    nckjms Adventurer

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    That's what she said! :rofl

    Pretty awesome frying your own catch, I'm incredibly jealous!
  8. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    The next day Rod and I fed the fish guts to the birds at the beach.

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    Then we had to say goodbye to Moonta Bay because Rod had to go back home and I wanted to go to Adelaide. Because there was still a lot of fish filets leaved over I took a big load of them with me to Adelaide.

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    In Adelaide I stayed at Giselas 5 star house. Gisela is a cousin of my grandfather who has retired in Adelaide.

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    On Monday morning I first went on a little ride to the beach in Glenelg to see if it look different since I have been there in 2010. It did not :)

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    From there I went in to the Adelaide Hills to get a little bit more winding roads than in the city.

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    In the afternoon I started with the 40.000 km service on my bike. First task change the spark plugs. You have to disassemble nearly the half bike to reach the spark plugs so it took me only 3 hours to get it done.

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    Because I had it all disassembled I although installed spare clutch and throttle cables.

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  9. runt boy

    runt boy Been here awhile

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    Really enjoying your thread mate & glad to see the locals here showing you a good time. Have fun, stay upright & look forward to more updates
  10. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    I had to do an oil change as well but I did not want to spill oil all over Giselas driveway so Paul (Inmate Dirt_Boy) let me use his shed the next day.

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    After I finished the oil change Paul showed me around in the hinterlands.

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    Because Paul only had time until midday the passed me on to his mate Brian. He took me to some roads in the Hills that could easily be located in the Alps as well.

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  11. curlesw

    curlesw 05 RT n00b

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    A great report, enjoying reading about your trip; keep it coming!

    Wayne C.
  12. nckjms

    nckjms Adventurer

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    By installing spare cables, do you mean that you route the new cables alongside the old ones so they can be hooked up if an old one snaps? That sounds like a good idea, just something I have never heard of.
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Old enduro setup tactic, if that is what he's done. Good plan nevertheless, although modern cables don't fail as often as the older ones used to. And you have to store spare cables somewhere, so why not where they might end up?
  14. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    Yep that's what I have done.
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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    Wednesday it got really hot in Adelaide. So I went to the beach in Glenelg for a swim in the ocean.

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    After the refreshment I drove into the city central to buy some things. Because the bikes thermometer went up to 42°C my first stop was at the museum of Adelaide – they have air-condition :) and besides you get to know some stuff about the history.
    I then spent most of the afternoon in Giselas pool.

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    On Thursday it got even hotter, more the 43°C. At mid-morning I met Paul and his riding mates for a coffee but it was so hot I had to spend the rest of the day near the pool.

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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    Friday I went on a ride along the coast from Adelaide and the farthest point I ended up was Victor Harbor. When I started it was around 40°C in Adelaide so I did what I do most of the time when it's that hot I wetted my shirt (with tab water) to get some cooling. Unfortunately the temperatures dropped down on my trip to only 18°C when I got south.
    On the way back to Adelaide though winding roads in the hills it luckily got warmer again.

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    Because I spend Saturday lazing around I had a drive on Sunday to do something. So I went hiking from the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty – returning 8 km with a lot steeply parts.
    While hiking I expected to have sore muscles the next day and I have not been wrong.

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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    On the 23th Gisela and me went to Whyalla to spend Christmas there. On the drive I saw my fist Pink Lake that was actually pink.

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    Sadly I forgot to charge my camera so there are not that many pictures in this post :(
    On Christmas Eve we went on a fishing trip but we didn't catch a single fish.

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    However we caught 33 Blue Swimmer Crabs and saw a lot wild dolphins.

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  18. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    Sorry for the late update have been out of phone range the last days
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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    Christmas Day we had a massive BBQ for 18 people. But obviously we had a lot of leftovers for the next days.

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  20. AussieRocket

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    Hi Dominick
    You have a knack of finding some of the best food this country has to offer. You will have a heap of foodies following this thread before you know it.
    Enjoyed your company during your stay with us - have fun with your travels,
    Rod