Milang SA June 2011

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by masterbrewer, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Imagine squeezing over 250kms of dirt road/track action out of a normal surfaced road, round trip of approx 160kms ............. :ricky:ricky:ricky ........... :wings

    Went for a ride today from Adelaide in South Australia to a German style touristy town in the nearby hills, Handorf and then south to a lakeside country town of Milang & back to town. **this ride report doesn't have much info about the towns ............. it's about the riding enjoyment :webers

    Feeling elated with finding a convenient meeting point for the first two guys indicating they wanted to join me for some 'dirty' Advrider action today ............... one lives at Palmer & another lives at Aldinga Beach (100kms apart :huh), it became a 50/50 bet, klm that is (after consulting Google maps of course) that Ottos' Bakery at Hahndorf was THE PLACE. :deal

    I relaxed in the knowledge that they would be able to arrive at the bakery at their leisure & enjoy an nice coffee & slice of cake :*sip* while waiting for everyone to join them ................. NOT! :huh It didn't open until 9am, our scheduled departure time.

    So we took pity on an obviously dissappointed NotHome & delayed our start so he could refuel his body :dg ................... however in protest he refused to eat.

    So while he was away ......... 'waiting' for the servo to open as well :lol3 we enjoyed a very nice coffee. What's with Hahndorf? :tb

    Anyway an easy riding day down south eventually got underway with 'twisted 1' 's little XR400 snappin' at my heels most of the day. :D

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    It was a pleasure to have another "beast" along, even if it was shod with street tyres

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    ................. next we were enjoying some more very nice out-of-the-way tracks

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    Our first rest was for a 'modesty stop' :wink: under the freeway (and no Sundowner to be seen :D)

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    .............. a few farm tracks continued our very enjoyable riding experience

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    except I thought this one was actually rather straight, unlike the tyre marks :lol3

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    With a tasty country cooked lunch on the cards, 'twisted 1' hightailed the final 'short cut' to Milang

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    While the "gnarly adventure riders" rehydrated over some amber fluid, MikeF part-took of his chardonnay :jkam which had us wondering whether he should have in fact replaced his KLR with a BMW, especially after his caffe latte at Hahndorf:jack

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    Fuel at Milang was non existant today with both outlets closed, so we were forced to detour to Strathalbyn from where 'twisted 1' headed back to his beautiful little Palmer "escape to the country" cottage (next to the pub apparently :evil).

    The rest of us experienced more smooth fast flowing enjoyment (and that didn't include the relief stops either :D)

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    MikeF; KW; NotHome

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    NotHome getting right into it by now, was taking a rather strange line to miss my beautiful TDM :eek1:eek1:eek1

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    MikeF couldn't resist a sly glance to his left at the beautiful lines of the mighty TDM as he rode past :raabia

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    With the blink of an eye, we were into a "rain forest" luckily today without the rain :bow

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    From Meadows we said our farewells after a truely enjoyable, fun day riding an amazing variety of track surfaces to please yet challenge, thanks guys.

    cya again soon

    Cheers
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  2. Reryder

    Reryder Onward through the fog...

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    Oh yeah, I remember living in SA. Nothing was ever open. Ever. Not uncommon at all to have to skip a meal on the road.
    Godzone motorcycle country though, on and off road, the Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula. Looks like a great ride you all had.
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  3. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    :becca Why'd I miss this one?! :cry Some fantastic looking tracks there, MB.
    The new bike looks great, Mike. I bet it rides better than the old KLR. Good stuff, all.
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  4. Dave Nolan

    Dave Nolan left from woopwoop

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    Thanks mate. Nice country, looked like a very pleasant day out.
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  5. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing that with us:clap
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  6. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Sorry I missed it MB, and well done MikeF, that bike looks very nice - welcome to the club. :clap

    Did Craig manage to get fed anywhere???
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  7. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Good RR Kym

    Cheers Terry
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  8. rabrd001

    rabrd001 Solo Adventurer

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    Man thats looks awesome i was going to rock up and join you all but had to work :cry .. grrr maybe next time...:evil
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  9. senfiddy

    senfiddy Been here awhile

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    I thought I'd be able to pick your route but I recognised one, maybe two roads.:dunno

    You are the master of more than just brewing........:clap
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  10. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Yeah twice ............................ once from the pub at Milang :dg & then after from the general store :lol3

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  11. NotHome

    NotHome Been here awhile

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    I call it supporting local businesses :D. Thanks again Kym and the tracks between Strath & Meadows were magnificent :clap:clap:clap
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  12. The Misinformant

    The Misinformant What road?

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    Kym,

    Looks like yet another one of your exceptional quality routes but I have to ask how do you manage to arrange a ride or Avoca night every time I have other commitments?:huh

    Not that it mattered for yesterday all 3 bikes are in bits anyway.:cry

    Hope your keeping well.
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  13. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    They must have thought they had just won the lottery then :rayof:poser




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  14. MikeF

    MikeF Adventure Rider

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    Awesome day out.

    Thanks Kym. Good to see you about again.

    :-)

    Mike
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  15. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    looks like a ride
    thanks for taking us along
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  16. sgtunix

    sgtunix Adventurer

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    Great rr. thanks for posting. Found your link in the TDM riders thread. :D
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  17. Steve_C

    Steve_C Been here awhile

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    Looks like WAAAAAYY too much fun! Some great looking tracks. Tx for posting all the pics.

    Cheers,
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