Farina Rally/Ranges Rally

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Eaglebeak, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    I also plan to leave home Friday but only have less than 600km to Farina. See you Saturday.
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  2. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Anyone got any suggestions for a pub at Peterborough?? might only make Burra but if I get away by 6 from here might be in with a chance
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  3. chicky

    chicky BMW Rider

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    Try the one with the motorcycle hanging from the veranda DRZ Walker owners it
    Ph# 0400-946-356
    08-8651-3062
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  4. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Also known as Doc
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  5. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    All packed, leaving Freo in the morning.
    Rain and wind expected, yeehah !
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  6. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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  7. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    "Ride boldly lad" and don't fear the cold.
    Trish and I leave Thursday early am. All the best to all travelers.
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  8. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    If you stay in Burra, try the one in Main Street, (on way to Adelaide, left hand side) Was nice last year.
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  9. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Given that one a crack a couple of times Beet. Just depends what time I leave home. If I wait till daylight Burra will be as far as I get
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  10. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Leaving here in the morning and having a leisurely ride up. Ouyen tomorrow night to watch the Origin game:ricky:dukegirl:beer
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  11. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Well, smart people told me to leave Perth BEFORE the rain, but Claw couldn’t get away until today.
    So we rode out through Beverley, Quairading, Merredin.
    Getting outa Perth was okay, but out in the wheatbelt, we caught up to the big front Perth had overnight. Really strong winds and heaps of topsoil in the air.
    Brown colored rain was coming down.
    We were absolutely pissed upon.
    Arriving in Southern Cross, Claw discovered his old Dririder was no longer living up to it’s name.
    He was soaked, chest, arse, legs. The water had run down his pants and filled his waterproof boots.
    With the wind as well, he was on his way to hyperthermia.
    More rain expected As we head east.
    So, he took a room and is heading back to Perth. No chance of finding any riding gear in SC.

    I am pushing on alone. Currently in a Coolgardie Motel thawing out.
    Going to try for Eucla by tomorrow night.
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  12. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Oh yeah.
    Wardy . . good pic !
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  13. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Bad luck for your mate Eaglebeak, had to can a trip once for the same reason! Unsafe to push thru it,he made the right choice:deal
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  14. Reduke

    Reduke Red Rider

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    Geez you old(er) blokes are mad.
    No way I would have ridden in that shit today.
    Wind Maxed out at 80km/h here at 11.30am this morning .
    Take it easy out there Andrew and ride safe mate.
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  15. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Well, I think you nailed it in your first sentence Darren.
    The word “old”.

    I’ve never been to this rally and I figure every time I put something off, thinking I’ll do it “next time”, I am aware that “stuff” happens in life and things put off don’t always get done.

    “Time keeps slipping, slipping, into the future”
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  16. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Do you need a feed and a warm bed Thursday night in Adelaide mate?
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  17. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    I'm just down the road at the moment so I guess I should hang around and pop my rally cherry ...
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  18. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Thanks, but I'll say no. Not enough time. Thanks so much
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  19. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Yes you should.
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  20. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Don't forget to ask about the whale joke??
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