Murray Sunset National Pk: North to South fully loaded!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Underbool Burger Run 2008

    The call was out from the Riverland Burger-Muncher, Bazzz :gdog to repeat the success of the last
    2007 Hattah Burger Run. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249010)

    So the Boulia Burger Busters :dg (ie the Birdsville/Winton/Innamincka 2007 trio: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5385177#post5385177) were reassembled.

    Masterbrewer ( aka: Old C--- / Wise Ol' C--- ) ; Rick ( aka: Young C--- ) & Bazzz ( aka: Grumpy C--- )

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    Now for those who don't appreciate the "Aussie Outback slang", you may substitute the letters "h a p" for the last three letters in the above aka's.

    We were joined at Walkers Flat on the Murray River by Damien & Josh on 250's & their ginormous backpacks which, in Josh's case included his extra 10 litres of fuel.

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    On last years burger run we had a ball, although there were in fact no burgers available at Hattah, as the proprietors were on holidays.

    However by all reports this year, all-be-it from the proprietor of the Underbool Burger store, Underbool has better burgers anyway, so the decision was made to head south across the Sunset sand dunes instead of running parrallel with them along Pheeneys Track.

    Still cautious about our previous dissappointment on missing good "Adventure tucka" last year, :(: we tackled these before entering the park through the Taplin Gate

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    Avoiding bike marauding roos; emus; cattle; sheep & goats & the occasional mud holes for fun, we headed along Settlement Road past the Shearers Hut before turning south to Rocket Lake

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    First rest stop was at Rocket Lake camp ground

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    Who are you calling "Burger Belly" mate?

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    In was then the fun really began

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    The tracks alternated between easy fun riding stuff & the more challenging

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    We were fortunate that Mopke Hut was free for the night, as it apparantly can't be pre-booked

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    There was even a taxi service to the long drop

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    Despite bad weather reports for the weekend, our sunset was fantastic & the only rain we encounted was when we were inside eating at Loxton & overnight at the hut.

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    Bazzz decided to write his Eleventh Commandment for all to obey

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    All in favour?

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    The bed springing left a bit to be desired though!

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    Papa Smurf paid a visit in the morning too

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    Then it was further south into the dunes

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    Although the sand was wet, it still caused a few challenges for the heavily laiden bigger bikes as we headed to the Mount Jess Track

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    Finally the Underbool Burger Shop

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    But wouldn't you know it.................................... no one was hungry, :poser but we promised the store owner we would be back.

    He is currently negotiating out of his current fuel contract and had no fuel available for us anyway so we continued onto Murrayville to their service station which looked as old as the chap hobbling out to serve us :gerg

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    Bazzz pulled up on one side of the pump while I pulled in on the otherside to combined our requirements.

    However on checking the amounts we noticed this;

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    Thinking we would play it smart we got the guy to read the lowest side, but on calculating the litres & $ he still ripped us off. :baldy

    Later we were all to find out that everyone's mileage was somewhat 30kms less per tank than with other fuel...............................mmmmmmm diluted fuel too we suspect :ddog

    On to Pinnaroo we managed to beat two bus loads of tourist for lunch & had a cruisy ride up to Paruna where we encounted the only other showers while we made our last cuppa before leaving Bazzz to head back to Renmark.

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    The route from the National Parks map

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    Check out the view from Google Earth of our trip at the bottom left of this page;

    http://picasaweb.google.com/masterbrewer7/UnderboolBurgerRun2008

    Another fabulous trip & looking to the future.

    Cya again soon

    Cheers
    :beer
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  2. atgreg

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    excellent !!!!
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  3. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Top ride and report as usual:clap
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  4. AUS CRUZER

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    Good to see the Hondas doin it for the team.:clap Thanks for the report guys.
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  5. davorallyfan

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    Good one

    who makes the best pasty these days

    Blofours or Villi?

    Kitchener bun?

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  6. auRoscoe

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    Good one!! :D
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  7. Mungo

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    Nice report, and great pics. Will definitely have to get into that area real soon. Thanks for sharing.
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  8. Andrew2

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    Another great report with plenty of good photos.

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  9. NickSkywave

    NickSkywave Adventurer

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    Fellas,what a fantastic tour! I'm jealous of all those dirt roads.I should be doing a tour across the Murry sometime in September.
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  10. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    awesome
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  11. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Nice ride guys! I always wonder why that flash Holden dealer is in a one horse town like Underbool?
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  12. DustyBum

    DustyBum Moose man

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    Great trip report and pictures, another place I will have to visit and one that is not really that far from home. :freaky
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  13. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    G'day MB, another great ride report & good photos (as usual).

    I'm damn keen to come along on a ride like this soon.

    My fault, as I should visit www.advrider.com a bit more & keep an eye on what you've got planned.

    Cheers, Sol..:thumb



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  14. GB

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    Looks good!! You've got some great riding in Oz :thumb
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  15. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    G'day Sol & others

    I'm glad you like my reports.

    It was a great overnighter organised by my long time no see, burger-munching mate in Renmark so it wasn't advertised.
    With our old, decrepit, slow & sorry bodies [​IMG] you guys wooda been back home again [​IMG] by the time we got halfway [​IMG]

    cya soon

    Cheers
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  16. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    No worries mate, looking forward to catching up on another ride again soon.

    Need to test out my new panniers. :)

    Cheers, Sol..:thumb
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  17. oziexplorer

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    another excellent ride report ! :clap:clap
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  18. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    One of my favorite area's for riding, great stuff!
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