Flinders Classic 2008 Adv/Dbw adventure

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Welcome to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia:

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    God's own trail riding country

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    The quiet country town of Blinman, that until we got there for

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    The inaugural Flinders Classics

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    The Man.....the Organiser........"AussieTrev"...... aka "DrTrev" .....aka TrekkieTrev.....aka "PastieTrev"

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    His mighty machine, a tricked up DR650 jetted, staintuned, tankered up, hoey-ed suspensioned tuned weapon that can keep with the wildest of brumbies despite being loaded up with everyones' spare parts & tubes etc............................(sadly for him, only ridden for a few hours)

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    The machine ridden for much longer to link up with the flight back to Adelaide for a 36hr stay at the RAH.

    I'm happy to report that he can still wipe his own ass & should fully recover in time.

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    His beer sadly left behind in memory

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    Non the less, he seemed to get the exhilaration of getting to the top of SkyTrek's Mount Caernarvon

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    Unlike some others

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    As he waited for the ambo he asked me to show his DR the sites while he will be away (Lucky for me I think it was just after the jab he got, but I had witnesses & the responsibilties of recording the event)

    The Event started for the gnarly ol' "Adventure Riders" CharlieW & MB before sunrise as they prepared to tackle the ride from Adelaide on their bikes, although Stacky did ride up, he took two days so that doesn't count. [​IMG]

    Despite the drought we still managed to find water

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    Out of Quorn & into Yarrah Vale Gorge

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    By the time we reach Blinman the shocky on the TDM was shagged

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    It was sent home on a trailer & inadvertantly suffered a severe dust storm behind the 4x4 so much so that dust clogged the starter switch requiring a push start to ride the final 30kms home (luckily Chris lives on a hill) & also even getting behind the temp gauge glass. Thanks again for the lift home Chris.

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    Our Tour Guide......The Doc.....................would you trust this man with eyes like that? [​IMG]

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    Our Accommodation Acquisitioner.........Kipo & the story tella......... MB

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    The Historic accommodation

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    The Budget accommodation

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    The Super Budget accommodation

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    Our hosts.............................seemed like 50 thousand of the B52 sized bastards

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    Kipo returning with Trev's bike with a huge grin on his face..........I like it ........I like it [​IMG]

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    CharlieW reinacting the branch hitting incident

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    Day Two we hit the P.A.R. Artimor Track

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    Secret Mens' Business

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    In memory of Trev's accident, we marked a spot [​IMG]

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    We were fortunate to have "Captain Australia" with us [​IMG]

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    Aah! ......................................that cools the spot.

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    What the ............ is he doing......? [​IMG]

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    The infamous cane/killing field

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    Only for some............

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    A well earned rest break at Parachilna

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    So!....................it's not my bike

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    It was then back to Blinman for a reinactment of old times being on the road.

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    Now

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    Homer & Bart were there too

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    Out again after lunch

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    Who....me?.................................I don't fall over!....

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    Kipo collecting rocks

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    Now pay attention DR, I promised Trev I'd show you the sites........................over there is Lake Frome........

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    A European traveller passed through Blinman when we got back

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    See DR, I told you there would be good scenery in the Flinders [​IMG]

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    and the boys needed cooling down after she arrived or was it testosterone going overtime [​IMG]

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    Day 3.

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    Old Moxan's Hut

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    Finally the summit of Mount Caernarvon

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    Then the trek down

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    For a refreshing beer at Wilpena Resort

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    But who can forget the fabulous pizza's at the Blinman Hotel...........out of this world [​IMG]

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    Another 323 photos can be found here

    http://picasaweb.google.com/masterbr...ersClassic2008

    http://picasaweb.google.com/masterbr...ttXR600SPhotos

    Check out google maps/earth on the bottom left hand side of the cover page.

    Thanks to all who made it an absolutely fabulous get together.

    We salute you Trev. May your pasties be hot, your beer cold [​IMG] & your reds red [​IMG]

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    Cheers
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  2. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    looks like you guys all had a ball...except for trevs unfortunate accident. nobody likes to see that happen to a fellow rider. how'd you go on the DR anyway MB? any itch to trade in the TDM for one after last w/e? :lol3

    great ride report and pics as usual.

    Cheers :freaky
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  3. HumanOne

    HumanOne shows Nomadic tendencies

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    ... got in the way of this fantastic looking ride yet again :baldy

    I think I'm going to have to retire early or get a job like yours Kym, so I don't miss out on any more good times. :ricky

    Great pics and story yet again. Looking forward to catching you at the Avoca tonight and hearing all about it. :freaky

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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    What a fantastic adventure! Thanks for the great pics and report.. :thumb
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  5. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    My picture effort, Hards coming up a hill on Angorichina Station.
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  6. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    first class, shit hot
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  7. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Awesome chaps!! I'm heading there in August,SOOOOO looking forward to it:clap
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  8. Richard H

    Richard H XTZ 660

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    [​IMG]Great pics and story as we can only expect from you Master B.:clap

    Thanks for sharing.

    Is that the end for the TBM?


    Richard
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  9. bedhouin

    bedhouin Learning the ropes

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    Looks awesome. I'm totally green with envy. I'd love to ride that kind of country. I regret not riding while in Oz. One day...
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  10. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    i second that...why dont they try to link some bridges or something from,Singapore to Australia...
    Its gonna be a hell long of a bridge...:evil

    Great pictures and report as always dude...:clap
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  11. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    hey...i want that homer shipped here...

    it will scare the shit out of my friends when i open my helmet if i were to wear that...:evil

    wow...that's really an eye opener...
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  12. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    Great report :clap:clap:clap
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  13. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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  14. rhino_343

    rhino_343 Southern Explorer

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    MB Thanks for the great report mate, looks like a hell of a good place to ride!!:super
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  15. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    Great RR! Great photo's too! What else do you know about the big blue KTM you came across? It has Caldecott Motors on it, ex Andy???
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  16. arborsmarty

    arborsmarty WFO

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    fantastic pics and ride report..well done!!:freaky
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  17. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    That was #1 in 2008. We had 75 riders up there in April this year for Classic #4. If you look at the botom of MB's post you'll see a link to more of his RR's including Classic 2 & 3. He couldn't make it to #4.
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