Flinders Ranges Classic VIII - 2015 by MB

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  1. masterbrewer

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    ........................... and did he survive or :p3rry

    Time will tell ..... :augie

    However this may be a clue :lol3

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  2. masterbrewer

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    Now to focus on the story at hand :toney

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    Due to work commitments Kym2, Graham Giles & myself trailered the bikes Thursday, while TonyRDR was riding up Friday and "Mr Happy" aka "The Cable Guy" aka "The Pocket Rocket" aka "The Zip Tie Man" and soon to be added to the list: :deal "Mr Loctite" (and yes we have told him that with his engineering skills he'll need the stronger one :D).

    Last but not least, the energy charged "Antigravity Micro Man", the way he has survived so many crashes in his short career. :lol3

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    Not to mention a fantastic ride report material creator :deal and all time great guy & good friend, Prasad who rode up solo Thursday via Yunta & Martins Well.

    Everyone was concerned for his safety due to his past riding reputation and we were relieved to see he had arrived as planned at the Village in one piece. :clap

    Although he greeted us with gear lever in hand. :huh :lol3

    While others "wasted" precious daylight time setting up camp for the night, Prasad & myself did a quick loop of Glass Gorge to dial our Flinders Ranges "mobile obstacles eyes" in for goats, emus and kangaroos not to mention cattle & sheep.

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    more to come .....
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  3. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    I reckon Tony might have made it MB. It looks a little 'undulating' up there but it's a DR, and we know they go anywhere. My money is on success!!:evil:clap
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  4. masterbrewer

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    You are correct Sir Trevor :thumb

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    "I'm not over the hill yet, I've just reached my peak" ...... said Tony

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    .................... just :lol3

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  5. TonyRDR

    TonyRDR Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence Trev. To be honest there was not much control or finesse involved as you can see from my method of stopping the bike at the top.
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  6. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    It was an easy thing to do Tony, I just looked for other Masterbrewer YouTube videos until I found the one with the result. To be honest I thought you were in all sorts of trouble up the top.:lol3
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  7. masterbrewer

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    Bloody coppa's never play fair. :lol3
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  8. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    That was long ago MB, I've gone to the dogs since then. :lol3
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  9. masterbrewer

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    Now that we have conquered that hill :fpalm

    Next morning the Nuccaleena Mine & PAR were in our sites.

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    The early part of the Nuccaleena Mine track, mid part & come to think of it, end part, is nearly all negotiating rocks, rocks & more sharp edged rocks. :eek1

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    Your eyesight is constantly torn between the track in front with its absolutely disastrous, puncturing creating sharp rocks:eek1

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    and the absolutely fantastic panoramic scenery :raabia

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  10. masterbrewer

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    Then onto the outrageous, exhilarating PAR (Pubic Access Road) :pynd

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    The car wreck. :jjen

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    and the Lookout :clap

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    and of course the group shot at the lookout minus the cameraman Prasad :cry. :freaky

    Watch where you're treading there. :evil

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  11. masterbrewer

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    Trouble free riding up to now :bow :rayof :clap

    But then ........................................ it started :deal

    After a skillful decent

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    There was a little situation of a small off behind the trees as he stopped, when leg length was an issue. :muutt

    Before recomposing himself to catch further action down the hill.

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    Reputations of the Finders Ranges views continued to impress.

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    Reputations of a nameless particular rider continued to impress as well :lol3

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    I finally know Older have more funny ridding life and experience than younger.:freaky:freaky:freaky
    More time they have if health enough.


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  13. masterbrewer

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    Life's too short not to be happy. :wings
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    Down hill, turn the motor off.
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    With my BMW GS jumping in unknown water with a 2x2 meter turn around.:lol3
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  16. masterbrewer

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    Repairs made, we soldiered on ....... :webers

    By this time we were off the map :cromag and GrahamG on his BMW Xtrail was called to the front, so he could demonstrate his years of aeronautical navigation skills. Like he explains "you have to navigate in reverse when you are flying" ie you plan your landing first or take the consequences. :yikes

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    At this point I was hoping all my BMW/Cafe Latte sledging :amazon would not come back to haunt me :gerg after we had noted he had covered up the BMW badges on his bike to ease the torment :rofl

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    Everyone was impressed and favorable comments were flying everywhere. :deal :nod

    I was thinking I may have to check the bike's manual to locate the airfilter as it will probably be needing cleaning from eating so much dust now that I am not leading.:(:

    The 'old man' of the group ............ ooops! .... I meant 'experienced' man of the group was looking the goods :thumb

    Nothing appeared to faze him as he led us to salvation.

    Except, we find out later that he hadn't actually intended to tackle some of the more challenging terrain.

    Balancing his bike on the edge of a precipice while checking his GPS, his bike had unexpectedly rolled forward.

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    We all thought, "now that's impressive" :rayof :bow

    Not letting him show us up, we rode hesitantly on to our potential doom :p3rry :lol3
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  17. TheDecepticon

    TheDecepticon Been here awhile

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    Good stuff MB! Is a fun and beautiful place to be! :D
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    We all still miss him up here ...
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  19. masterbrewer

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    He's got airfilter cleaning down pat now :lol3
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  20. masterbrewer

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    Needless to say ....... guess who's stuck in a hole after following Graham over the edge. :wink:

    Funny how he's developed the habit of immediately looking over his shoulder for a camera whenever he does something "interesting' now :evil

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    To be fair though, he wasn't the only one. :D

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    Get outa my way I'm coming through as everyone ran for cover. :clap

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    The rest of the ride was over some of the best Flinders Classic open roads I have ridden, with the inevitable dash back to camp to quench our thirsts.

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    and prepare for day two.

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    Note the "Classic" Sandals made by Compass Dave from old car tyres. :huh

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