"Over the Hill" on Fleurieu Peninsula, Sth Aus

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  1. masterbrewer

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    Courtesy 1WD from Fleurieu Peninsular Ridges Sth Aus Ride Aug 2011

    Hard to believe we are 17months older from that ride :cry.

    I was asked recently what the feeling is like "being over the hill" :gerg my reply ....................

    "You'll be surprised just how many options are available to those who search & want to "live life" :ricky . If you follow me I'll show you :D
    (you'll require adequate sustenance for the journey, of course :evil ) " There's:

    Toops Hill
    Wickams Hill
    Tree Hill
    Woodgate Hill
    Mt Compass Bakery for morning coffee
    Moon Hill
    Kemmiss Hill
    Yankalilla Bakery lunch
    Arthur Hill
    Callawonga Hill
    Inman Hill
    Bald Hill
    Meadows for Refreshments :wink:

    Let your journey begin "Grasshopper" :webers ............................................... to be continued

    Cheers
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    PS if anyone returns with "evidence" :evil before me please feel free to add
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  2. masterbrewer

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    What a fabulous day in the saddle for us ... "young at heart fellas" who consider themselves not quite "over the hill" just yet. :rayof

    Although some seemed to fly more than others. :lol3

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    But everyone was comfortable with their own style

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  3. masterbrewer

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    The day started well with cool mild weather after the recent heat wave, as we headed south looking for what it feels like when you get "over the hill".:smile6

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    Our first visit was Mount Bold Reservoir, but sadly I couldn't persuade any takers to "ride the bridge" :dunno <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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    Reality was hitting CharlieW hard ....."In my youth I would have jumped at the challenge." :wings

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    "Oh! ... No! ... Does this mean I'm now classed as "over the hill" like MB :cry I can't face it anymore." :rofl

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    While some showed their talents

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    ...... others just flopped them out for all to see :lol3

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    Unfortunately dust was a problem for the troops following & I was sure someone would have hijacked my map by now & taken the lead :deal

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    Just out of Yundi we found a little play ground for a few minutes fun, but there were few "High Flyers" in our midst today.

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    A new spring is definitely required after a big Christmas hey Con? the scraping bashplate could be heard by everyone waiting over the hill.

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    Smiles all round by now, despite getting little air from the big beast

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    After a bit of fun in the "playground", :ricky our next stop was our first essential sustagen break :evil

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    On Mount Terrible we came across some ham radio fanatics in "serious competition mode" ... WTF .... don't they just talk to each other :huh

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    Over Moon Hill & down into the Yankalilla valley with its steep, winding, roller coaster, loose gravel tracks which easily catch the unwary who get sucked in by the absolutely fantastic views :wings to the detriment of the disappearing tracks before them :p3rry

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    Photos from a previous ride for inticement :clap
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    Yankalilla was the most crowded I've ever seen it, but thankfully due to my reputation :wink:, the bakery had reserved a tasty morsel or two for me & my friends. :D

    After lunch we headed to the ocean vista tracks, which as like those before, are also out to catch the unwary.

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    A view of Kerry Stokes kilometres of coast line property he bought several years ago

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    When you gotta big one, you have to flaunt it :lol3

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    Time was running out so a bee line north home again, down steep tracks before climbing up & over more fantastic hills

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    Unfortunately dust continued to a be a problem with those without "The Map" :deal sorry !

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    To ensure "No Gasman" heals his recently tarnished reputation, he was escorted most of the way home by a "Conman" of all things :lol3

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    We regrouped at Meadows for much needed refreshments before departing ways.

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    By the smiles on everyone's faces, life isn't so bad "Over the Hill" after all :rayof

    Great Ride ....... Great Company ........ Great laughs.

    Can't wait for the next adventure :clap

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    Thanks to Conman & BikerBill for your sweep efforts, all the cornermen & DaveP for use of his pix contributions before he departed home at Mt Compass feeling unwell, it all made for a great day :thumb
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  4. LC4nicator

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    Great Day Kym....

    Well it was certainly "Operation Desert Storm" :lol3......................................................................................The Office
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    I enjoy Sweep Duties.....but................still picking half the Fluerieu out of my nose though!:puke1

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    Top Day Out......Thanks Kym and crew.
    Nice to meet and catch up once again.....most were last seen last Flinders Classic so long time between drinks

    Oh....and Trev.....you'll be pleased to know Gasman filled the tank to the brim at least three times today:lol3
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  6. Gasman_ADV

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    Never trust a Conman eh!

    Conman rolls up at my place and we take off ..in the wrong direction...........
    but they always meet up here......Mitcham Shell..............BP Blair Con..........:huh

    Met up with everyone ..........expect to hear "Hi how are you going".....nope.
    "Get over there and fill that bike up"..........."fill that bike up" etc.............lol

    I didn't :lol3


    on the trial.....um road.......nice views

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    another 950 :clap

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    trying for a bit of an arts'y pic

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  7. Gasman_ADV

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    He's not the Messiah...........he's just a very naughty boy !

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    good to see Kym smiling

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    the "berg's"

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    much discussion about how big Wayne's was ...........

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    Conman as sweep.....................don't forget that face, more about this dodgy Conman later......:D

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  8. Gasman_ADV

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    Pretty ride, nice scenery

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    here's this dodgy Conman character agian..............actually I asked him to move ahead so I could get a pic ..........but i like this one better..:D

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    The VOR

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    onto Compas for Fuel.............:eek1

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    6 litres for 100klms......................those figures went south a bit later in the day ........:D


    the extra switches are heated grips

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  9. Gasman_ADV

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    The radio boys setting up..........they were using a very low band VHF hoping to talk with Queesland etc..

    I thought we were facing Victor Harbour............not North towards Sellicks.............Doh

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    Cows !

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  10. Gasman_ADV

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    Not quite sure where this is but I think it is looking over Willunga

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    I was just a few seconds off getting the pic of the bike laying on its side.......

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    mind you by this time with some light rain and dust I could hardly see a thing through my goggles, but i enjoyed the hill climb.

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    Conman as sweep.on "my bike"

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    Conman getting ready for some serious action..........:D

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  11. masterbrewer

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    Just added a couple of videos to my earlier report. :lurk


    Glad you didn't hijack my map GM & take the lead :cromag ..................... that is Yankalilla.

    But then again, there are never any wrong roads when you are on an adventure ride :lol3

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  12. Gasman_ADV

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    Now lets talk about toilet break etiquette on a trial ride ...............:D

    We stopped for lunch at Willunga (bakery) and we are about to leave and I said to Masterbrewer (Kym) "I might need to stop for a leak first".and I asked where the toilets were.........he said look just hang on and we will stop further out of the town......then he says .all this talk I need to go as well....................Fair enough..

    but I didn't realize the Kiwi's had so much culture...........as opposed to us Aussie's

    evidence..... :eek1 :D


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    So here we are lined up on a narrow dirt road just out of town...........and this huge noise erupts and this orange and black blurr......"The Sweep Rider" ................spitting, misfiring, rev limiter over the max.........valves doing an unscripted Irish jig inside the engine through at least 3 if not 4 gears roars past a stunned row of fellow dirtbikes .(some still had their penis's out......:eek1) over a narrow bridge and off clouded by a huge plume of dust.........:eek1

    Con I love you ..........but you do that again and the 640 gets pushed over a cliff...........:D





    onto things a bit more sedate................:D
    down to the lookout and we didn't get to see this bird takeoff.....but there was some folks with remote controlled gliders catching the offshore breezes

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    Bill didn't do it..:D

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    Conman back where he belongs......:lol3

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    we regrouped again just out of Compass and Con and I parted soon after

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    I got home just in time to do a quick gear change and get into town to pick up my daughter and friend.........
    just as an aside, the friend was waiting on King William st for the bus to take her to Rynella and watched as it went past without stopping ...............So I did the ring route re Blackwood to pick up the other daughter and drop one off at Rynella.

    Then I get home and check the ABC news website and see this headline....

    "Motorcycle statistics prompt Hills crackdown"

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    lets just say the Conman led me on a "spirited" journey home through the hills.........:D

    never trust a Conman ....................:lol3


    Lov ya dude........:D


    another excellent day out with great tracks great company and the weather gods were smiling on us as well

    Thanks Kym :clap
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    A pleasure Adrian, glad you enjoyed one of the best scenic routes I know in SA (apart from our unique Flinders that is .)

    What happened with your short cut boys, Billy said he saw your guys in our dust again between Compass & Meadows? :huh

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  14. Gasman_ADV

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    yea that was pretty funny..................I don't know I was following the Conman :eek1
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    Those 9fiddy SE's sure do pack a punch....but they dont flat change too well!:lol3
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  16. icebergstu

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    THis is a great ride report!

    Thanks for posting all the photos.

    Looks insanely dusty unlike the rain I rode in all day today.

    Good on you fellaz. :clap

    Con...Get a MONTANA mate.

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    Hey that's my new "backyard" - just brilliant place.
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  18. masterbrewer

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    I've just noticed he parked in the handicap park too :lol3 ....................... What are you saying Gasman?

    No beer for you at the next Flinders Classic :eek1

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  19. Gasman_ADV

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    good call....didn't see that

    looks like he's hoping nobody else saw it either...........

    I bet he sat down as well.........:D


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  20. Gasman_ADV

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    cheers Stu.

    you must come and join us someday.......:evil
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