Monash Station Boundary Riding II 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by masterbrewer, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    An opportunity arose to get back onto the Monash Station that could not be missed, last time being the ol' "Bee-Arch's" first foray into "Adventure Riding" back in
    2006 Monash Station Boundary Riders I.

    At short notice, BeenThere (DaveP, BMW) & I took up the adventure opportunity in a flash.

    Departing sunrise we black-topped it past Bowhill on the River Murray before hitting dirt for a quick run "as the crow flys" to the property.

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    ............................... enjoying fabulous fast & whoopy tracks out the back of Bakara Well

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    before riding fully loaded over sandy tracks the many kms into the station properly to set up base camp ................

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    The challenge ......... was keeping enough speed up in the soft corrugated sand, yet being able to stop in time before the electric fence :lol3

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    Can't quite remember it getting this sandy so quickly though :huh

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    ................................ off to hit the trails :clap

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  2. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Initially easy riding before we entered the scrub seriously

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    ...... ever mindful of it being a working cattle station.

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    Before tackling the many kms of boundary fence riding, a quick sortie through the numerous scrub tracks, unused since my last visit 6 years ago, got the blood flowing quite well :lol3

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    opening it up where you can :ricky

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    and of course, the occasional rest stop into the bushes :lol3

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    ............................... when riding back up the steep, rutted sandy track was not an option

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    And the inevitable exhaustion riding big bikes where big bike shouldn't be ridden :ricky

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    However caution was taking the better part of valour as retreaval of broken down machinery would have been a nightmare.

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    By this time our thirst was growing as the temperature rose & thoughts digressed to what we had waiting

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  3. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    After refueling :dutch....... boundary riding was calling :clap

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    Eventually the inevitable happened as tiredness, manhandling the big bikes through the soft sand took its toll & Dave took up bush bashing :rofl

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    When laughter eventually subsided (sorry Dave :D ) we headed back to camp to find we had company

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    As he hadn't drunk much, I relaxed under a watchful gaze from above :bow

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    Aah! .............................the glow one gets from riding a TDM can be such an ordeal at times :D

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    Collecting firewood wasn't the chore it usually is :evil

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    A very enjoyable & satisfying days adventure

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    Next morning we rose to do it all again ......................... well most of it, that is :lol3

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    Finding new & exciting tracks incorporating whoops, sand and fast, smooth dirt roads on the way back to the big smoke, completed the weekend :clap

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    Thanks for the company.

    Cheers
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  4. Arek Kontrol

    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    Howdy MB,
    Sounds like a hell of a fun trip!

    would like to be considered for next run :D





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  5. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    Good work hauling those dinosaurs through the sand, its not the bike model, the suspension or the tyres that get you through shit like that, its your attitude :thumb
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  6. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Nice RR. I'm impressed also with where you've taken those bikes. 18" front wheel in sand must be treacherous? You've inspired me to start abusing my TDM
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  7. TonyRDR

    TonyRDR Been here awhile

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    Oh oh looks like MB has sent another one down the dark path:rofl. Great report as usual MB
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  8. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Thread killer

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    I got a warm glow reading that Thanks
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  9. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for another top ride report Kym :clap
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