Flinders Classic 2012 The Gasman Report

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  1. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    This is my version of the Flinders Classic 2012

    I had a fantastic time and met some fantastic people, its a bit hard to type with a busted hand so videos first

    First up first 5 minutes on a borrowed ride .Conman's KTM525 with auto clutch, rear brake on handelbar, no clutch lever......its a 4 stroke, the handelbars are way too high and I haven't riden a bike for well over 6 months...

    and Iam following Icebergstu !!

    this is just out of camp for those who went on the Flinders Classic

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    onya Stu.......you can run but you can't hide

    (we were both on borrowed bikes btw

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    cruisy run to the lookout

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    playing with the newbies..........

    big crash at the end

    broke a few bones in my hand ...ouchies

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    Mary Fairchild-brown

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    Tyre change

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    This is how we started our day

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    Stu took us to his secret squirrel favorite campsite he returns too every few years
    trouble is the loclas have moved in ..aka big brown snake (yes I did jump)

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    the view from the back seat

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  2. Russ

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    Great stuff:clap:clap
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  3. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Great enthusiasm Adrian. Not there long and break your hand but still help out along the way and then go to the trouble to put this together. Good on ya...:clap
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  4. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    First look at our new home Angorichina Tourist Village in the Parachilna Gorge (northern South Australia)

    a few bikes on trailers a few scattered on the ground.

    this bike rolls in ..........and I think its the Husky that had issues as it was coming in when I took the pic and next day "blew up"

    I only know because this bloke apologized to me later in the weekend for not waving to me (holding a camera) as he came in because the bike wasn't running properly.........
    that pretty much sums up how friendly the whole crowd was

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    Rolled in with Icebergstu and Conman (DBW) or ADV fornicator625 (I think)

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    what we didn't reveal to anybody (until now) was how after about 7 hours of travel (including sightseeing) was that Bill's Husky almost jumped out the trailer with about 1.5 klms to left to travel :rofl
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    I went to check out my dorm accomodation leaving the boys to setup
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    head down and check out the camp next door to Stu.
    bugger me ....kegs on tap

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    you can guess there is more of this story to come :deal:evil
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    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    Well Done Mate :thumb


    Regards, Arek
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    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Looking good so far Gasman :thumb
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  8. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    I reckon we could have a trophy for 'best set-up' next year. Wayne had settled in quite nicely and had everything lined up for a party weekend - home made miracle box too............ Well done.:freaky:clap


    If anyone did the railway line heading south from Parachilna over the weekend, they would have seen the hundreds of railway sleepers alongside the track/access roads - that's where Matty got his from. If people get to the Classic early enough and have a good trailer, it would only take 30 minutes to load up a couple of dozen of them.....last all weekend.
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  9. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    So being Thursday and it had been a long day we unloaded the bikes, took some happy snaps and had a early night

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    phwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwphhh.......pigs bottom...:lol3

    big night around the fire, with the beer on tap and stories about how Jizza tried to blow the Kiwi up with the gas BBQ
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  10. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Friday Morning
    I grabed my breaky out of the coolroom (bloody handy that ..full kitchen and walk in coolroom in the dorm area) and trundeled off down to the other cooking area for breakfast with Con and Stu

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    random plug for the Ariel Mallee Masters

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    Con had it worked out ..two bacon/cheeze sangers ( I know Iam using Aussi slang) but balanced out with low fat milk.

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    ok I can hear you ...enough of the food shots ..what about the bikes :huh
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  11. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Here's Jizza ....I reckon he sleeps in his gear

    rearing to go :happay

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  12. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Iam a bit confused but this must have been Friday morning

    my dorm room with Emuooz and Ozzie

    I actually had a very large TM Racing banner in my bag and was going to put it up but I wans't too sure about this bloke in the KTM leathers ...........:D

    was really good meeting you boys and thanks for all your help

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    inside the dorm

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    anyway Aussi Trev rolls up to check on everybody first thing in the morning, first time I had met the bloke
    More on that later .....:evil

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    Stu almost ready..........just looking for a hammer to finish getting ready

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    you thought I was Joking :eek1

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  13. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    I just want to put in a few comments here, this is my first ADV report but I have written a few before and I quite enjoy it. I do like a bit of feedback along the way tho, more of a feelgood factor and a bit of banter along the way as well.

    Iam interested in feedback on the videos, this is relativly new to me and first time using the Contour, at this stage I have limited video editing skills and to be honest Iam a fan of hearing the bike rather than thrash music ......
    and I do like my 2 stroke ....

    I might add agian that this is all being typed with one hand so the report will take a while and the sentences are a bit shortened at times

    as for the weekend .....I spend last weekend with the in-laws and got the usual ............its time to give up dirtbikes ..yadda yadda ..I explained a lot more good came out of the weekend than bad...."a lot more"

    great bunch of people

    thx
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  14. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Nick and Todd

    what can I say :evil..................nice Lads .we took them under our wing for the weekend and Iam sure we have made friends for life.

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    we were pretty much ready to go ..(basicly the last to leave camp) and being a bit of the camp mother (that sounds so bad .........lol.I tend to make sure everyone is ok .and mother everyone who comes on one of my rides)
    I wandered up to the boys camp to see how they were going.Todd explained that his mates bike would'nt start and he was worried about some crack in his crankcase and kickstarting it would break it........and his mate was going to stay behind ...
    I explained thats not the way things work on a camp like this :) sent his mate (Nick) down to Con for an engineers report ...........kickstarting would be no worries etc...anyway we met up with them at the start of the par and the rest is history.
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  15. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    So Iam geared up , a lap around the caravan park to get used to the auto clutch/rear handbrake on the handelbars ...no clutch lever and we are off..

    down the road and 2 minutes later Stu leads us up and down the 4WD hill..............
    Struth ...give a bloke a bit if time to get used to the bike.......
    and good on Con bringig the 640 up and down as well.
    the Video is at the start of the thread


    more to come later
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  16. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Con

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    Myself

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    We went further up the track and I felt the need to lower the handelbars a bit on the big Kato
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  17. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    from Red to Green

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    I quite like this pic for some reason

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  18. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    It was about this point Nic surrended to the idea that his tyre was not pumping up

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    we all pitched in to help

    see Video in first post as well

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    or course some people can be more helpful than others

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    and of couse I was bending down at the time and had to unload about 2kg of sand from my head afterwards...
    much merriment coming from Stu's direction

    but he did get his hands dirty

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    as I said some people are more helpful than others :D

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    So as we were leaving I saw my chance to fill Stu back in again.......lined him up and did the best I could without a clutch.......
    put my foot out to stop and nothing there........except me trapped under the big Kato 525 laying in a bull ant patch...
    tyring to tell the younger boys that this is what happens when you stuff around...:rofl
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  19. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Can't wait for Day 2.:lol3
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  20. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    everyone's in a hurry theses days :D
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