Flinders Ranges Classic VI 2013

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by masterbrewer, May 2, 2013.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Sated, we decided to seek out the beautiful ...

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    The main water supply for Leigh Creek

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    and enthralled by the antics of the local equivalent of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :lol3

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    After their show had finished, we hit the smooth :rayof and fast :pynd , winding, undulating main Copley/Arkaroola Road stopping occasionally to look for "Drop Bears" and their habitat. :lol3

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    Gobsmacked by how green the plains were

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    We headed onward to our next planned rest stop, Warren Gorge

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    Being conscious of the recent flash floods, we parked on high ground :D

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    This part of the trip was really uneventful :lol3 ................. apart from the major road works :fpalm ; the super slick smooth highway :pynd ; a pair of emus launching themselves out of the very close road side shrubbery :eek1 within 5 metres in front of me and then determined to out run the TDM for what seemed like 5 kms :baldy .

    Until we reached the damage from yesterday storms.

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    It was around this location that the shit fuel the TDM had received started having effect with blockages stopping her in her tracks every 5 kms or so.

    A few minutes to settle, a shake of the tank & another few kms were covered, time & time again until we finally reached Ango & refreshments under another glorious sunset. :thumb

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    The evening was really quite uneventful with most participants already on their way home. :cry

    The Flinders Ranges morning glory was absolutely fabulous.

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    However careful attention was still needed on the road out of Blinman for remnants of the storm. :eek1

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    Until we actually realised, we were leaving "The Little Smoke" for "The Big Smoke" & sadness began to set in. :cry

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    Until we stopped at Kipo's brother's bakery at Port Wakefield, Kipling's Bakery on the way home and Wow has that improved lately :wings

    Many thanks to everyone who assisted in making another "Classic" ............................. "The Legend" it is. :super


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  2. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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  3. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    Great account of what was a great Classic.......Well Done Kymbo.:clap:clap:clap


    and yes....my first night antics.....well...I just don't know why i do this to myself....suffice to say, Nuerofen is the first item packed on any excursion these days!........Ho Hum!
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  4. KIZ

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    Thanks Kym, excellent photos. Planning to make it next year, God willing.
    Marty
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  5. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Nazis tried to kill my Father

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    That was GREAT! Thanks for sharing it!
    I kept having to remind myself that this wasn't a group of ADV FFs from around the US. Everybody and everything looked familiar to me.
    Great to see that fun with dual sport bikes is truly a world wide phenomena..AND it's not just for the young bucks either!!!!! :lol3
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  6. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Well done again MB, it's always a pleasure to read your epic ride reports, still a bit pi$$ed off that I couldn't make it along for the Beltana/Copley ride, there's always next year.
    Cheers, Sol..:thumb
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  7. icebergstu

    icebergstu Husqvarna Tragic

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    Brilliant ride report uncle Kym!

    Stu
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  8. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Thanks son! :gerg

    Ya know things take a little longer at my age. :lol3
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  9. PeasantFarmer

    PeasantFarmer Been here awhile

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    Well done MB, an epic to rival the best works of Tolstoy & Milton.

    Needs more bakeries however.
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  10. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Actually we stopped at Kipo's brother's bakery at Port Wakefield, Kipling's Bakery on the way home and Wow has that improved lately :wings
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  11. Aussie Jase

    Aussie Jase Been here awhile

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    Kym
    Your reports remind me of awesome trips of the past - I must get another ADV bike before the year is out!!!!!
    Anyhow a bakery heads up for you - Avoid Haigs Bakery of Port Lincoln at all costs.

    Once again, awesome RR, good to see the TDM again too.

    Jase
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  12. TonyRDR

    TonyRDR Been here awhile

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    Cant believe that water. Looks like I missed another great trip[​IMG]. Great stuff MB see you tomorrow.
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  13. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Just to let everyone know, that I have now received monies from the sale of all the Stubby Holders & yesterday a donation of $600 was made to The Steve Walter Foundation, well done to everyone that bought Stubby Holders this year.

    Cheers, Sol..:thumb


    http://stevenwalterfoundation.org.au/
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  14. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Excellent news Sol :clap

    Thanks for all the work you did. :thumb
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  15. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    Great ride report!
    Sounds like I missed a great trip.
    Maybe next time!
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