SA Adv/dbw Riders do Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Will we?......... Won't we?........ Will we?........ Won't we?........ was the question posed during the prior week, with temperatures estimated around 40C for ride day. :knary
    However with carefull route plotting, based on selecting the "coolest" in more ways than one, local southern towns on the weather map, :deal we managed to keep in the "cool zone" (well! at least around 30C) most of the day.

    Meeting in the very pleasant morning temperatures at Windy Point lookout kitted out minus the brain cell that says it's too hot to ride were Masterbrewer, Sol, The Misinformant (1st ride), OzAdvRider, Ian on the Vstrom (1st ride), CharlieW, drblue, Dorky Dave with Stallion & Texta catching up at Ashbourne

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    We descended into the lush hills, riding through pockets of very pleasant low temperature in the valleys

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    amazingly dry & parched on the left......................lush & green on the right

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    then out onto the winding, fast flowing, undulating, loose gravely roads for a bit of fun

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    a very pleasant atmosphere under the morning shadows..............

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    that is until ......................... the "single track Dominator" arrives with his fellow cronies

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    with just a bit of tar to link the "good roads"

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    then launching out of the scrub to savor one of the many spectacular views to put a smile on you face

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    drawn to challenge the valley below, we fly over the freshly graded (damn!) roads with a loop along olive trees

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    then through the secret entrance to another beautiful intriguing valley below

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    so peacefull!...................................

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    until....................................!

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    and then "the mosquito" sounding 2 smokered, texta arrived

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    regrouping to brush off the dust & clear the visors

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    The Old Bull Creek Road ridge past ridden on the horizon

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    Finally we arrived at the famous Mount Compass bakery.........and the girls came rushing out of all the shops excitedly to greet the gnarly adventurers & their fantastic flying machines.................the mothers rushing in doors trying to hide their children :lol3

    "Which one of you handsome guys is Mister Trev?.............I've put your special pastie aside"

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    "May we offer you our soft, moist little pink things for your enjoyment too?" :raabia

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    After letting her down gently about Trev's absence, with our tearful tale of his pain & suffering or was that ours :rayof , everyone got on with helping drblue repair his flat tyre except drblue :lol3

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    Does it help with "the runs" too?

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    they'd obviously used it earlier

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    We waited at Strangways after a few of the guys missed the fire track entrance while Sol volunteered to chase them down

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    So he launched himself at a rate of knots after them down the fabulous Mt Alma Road, front wheel lifting often as he dropped over the sharp descent & against the strong gusty wind

    (these photos were taken on a previous ride to show you how much fun he woulda had)
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    back on track

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    gathering speed on the smoother sections

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    and just when you need a little engine braking into a corner, The Misinformant's KTM started it's fueling problems & cut out launching him straight ahead & down

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    Cummon guys I've got an excuse, I've got the camera

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    After getting himself back together I escorted him to the top of the nearest hill as a thoughtful gesture [​IMG]

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    ............................................ towards home that is.:lol3

    The well earned break at Yank

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    So that's what's been causing that buzzing sound I've been hearing most of the day!

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    Texta was helping at keeping the dust down too, but unfortuntely he was using expensive petrol

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    Myponga reservior looking pretty low

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    The bikies riding the "Wall of Death" in formation to scare the tourists

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    Down the fabulous Sampson Rd to Myponga Beach for a swim~!

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    The water was inviting, but the thought of getting the gear on again was just too much to bare:knary

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    back on top of the world, some of the boys wanted to get even higher :clap

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    Finally the view from Mount Terrible :raabia

    "How the F##k do we get down from here?"

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    Another fun ride with great mates & commiserations to those who experienced misfortunes.

    Cya again soon

    Cheers
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    TDMKym
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  2. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    You are a gem MB. Another great report and photographs to suit. I'd say that, going by their faces, Texta and Michael D spent some time at the back of the formation.:clap

    Do you think that bloody Dominator will ever wear out a front tyre - seriously, there's about 300 photo's of it on the internet either hanging out on single track or jumping off some platform - honestly!

    Hope everyone had a ball and that some serious training for the Flinders Ranges Classic - 2008 took place.

    cheers
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  3. Classic Me

    Classic Me Adventurer

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    Excellent ride report.

    Looks like a great but hot ride.
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  4. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Good report Kym, would have been hot & dusty for sure.

    Saw mike with the same jacket as I have & boy is it hot...looking forward to winter.

    Will catch up one day...

    Cheers Terry
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  5. erdferkel850

    erdferkel850 Un-Adventurer

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    Masterbrewer, you're killing me.

    Luring me from the calm waters of the carpe-tdm forum with pictures and then closing in for the kill with the usual ride report that makes my eyes water. :clap
    And I'm sitting here in rainy germany where leaving the asphalt is considered a capital crime :huh.

    Damn, you even delurked me here on adv-rider....:lol3

    Glückauf
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  6. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Thanks, I try to keep a south versus north balance in the world :jkam

    :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser

    Cheers
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  7. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    great ride masterbrewer...

    i wish Singapore is just a bridge away from where you stay...so i could join in too...:cry
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  8. Mark.W

    Mark.W Been here awhile

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    thanks for the report with plenty of bikes in the shots:clap
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  9. Chooky

    Chooky Gnarly Old Rivergum

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    Ahhh..Good one again Kym!
    your reports are always entertaining to read, and the pics superb, keep it up! :1drink
    BTW when are you going to be in Vic. next?

    cheers,
    Chooky
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  10. GB

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    Glorious sunshine, great trails and bikes!! Thanks for sharing the fun with us :thumb
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  11. OzAdvRider

    OzAdvRider EZrider

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    Hi AJ,

    How are you? I am one of the guys(The one with the Orange KTM 640 Adventure) who was on this ride. What a ride yeeha! I was from Penang, Malaysia and have migrated to Adelaide(reason: to riding with Kym). :rofl :lol3 I shall be coming to Malaysia on 7th April and should be in Singapore for a couple of days. Maybe we can catch up:freaky . If so pls let me know.

    Cheers,

    Willis Teoh


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  12. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    As per usual :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb

    MB :D
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  13. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Hi Chooky & thanks for your kind comments.

    Not sure when I can get over again with the bike at this stage unfortunately but continually looking for openings.

    The next planned ride is this, if you guys are interested at short notice:

    http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39202

    Seems there will be some local "different special tracks" knowledge attending.

    Keep safe

    Cheers
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  14. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Thanks SBSP, life's too short to not have a bit of fun :rayof

    Cheers
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  15. drblue

    drblue Been here awhile

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    Another great ride report I wish I was on the ride. Wait a minute I was for the first 190 kms.
    my little report
    Rolled down Willunga hill at about 20 kph on the type. flat by the bottom.
    parked the dr at Willunga petrol station. after about a 1 1/2 hours got a bus to norlunga train station. train to Adelaide. got on the tram to get to Grenfell st bus stop. tram broke down. (Not my day) got free bus to RAH.
    Bus from there to tea tree plaza. daughter pick me up from there . Arrived home 4.30.
    All in motorcycle gear
    Hooked up trailer and started back to Willunga to pick up bike. back home again 8.30
    450 km for the day

    Had a great ride at the start of the day. Kym well plan ride as usual
    good to meet new riders and catch up with old friends
    Thanks to all the guys for the help with the type
    Charlie I will catch up with you on the next ride

    It was fun
    Michael
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  16. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    That's an epic days adventure ride if I ever heard one, Michael :bow :bow :bow :bow

    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :photog :photog :photog
    It sounded like a walk in the park with your first comments that you got home safely :lurk

    and not a walk to the bus...train...tram...bus etc..etc...etc :poser

    Well done Michael, you tough ol' bastard :thumb

    Cheers

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  17. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    I really enjoyed the ride except for all that dust, would be good to do the same loop later in the year on a cooler day, with some moisture on the roads and tracks.:ricky

    Would really like to do an ADV ride in late Autumn or Winter down to Deep Creek Conservation Park for a weekend ie. past Fisheries Beach near Cape Jarvis & camp down there for a night, get a good bomb-fire going and crack a few bottles of red & perhaps some Scotch.:freaky

    The weather for our ride on Sunday wasnt too bad, was certainly a little bit cooler down south compared to Adelaide.

    I'm glad to hear that Michael D. made it hope ok nursing a dodgy back tyre on his DR650 & I hope Misinformant pulled up ok too after his off on that sharp slippery corner.

    I ended up doing about 430 kms all up, must admit I was pretty tired by the end of the day, I think the first Pale Ale dissapeared in about 20 seconds.:1drink

    Anyway thanks to MB for organising the ride and it was good to meet some new riders too.

    Cheers, Sol.. :thumb
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  18. OzAdvRider

    OzAdvRider EZrider

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    Wow Michael!
    Yep you are one tough oscar.

    I would have sat down and cry!:bow

    Glad you are back.

    I wonder how is Scott??

    Cheers Willis


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  19. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    i agree :clap. preferably on a day i can make it this time though! i saw you guys fueling up at Normanville servo on my way back to Adelaide. it's some beautiful country down that way. sounds like an event filled ride with spills, flats and high temps. 430km's is a fair effort in those conditions too. Good on ya!
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  20. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    You're a gem in the face of adversity, Michael :lol3 a real pleasure to ride with :webers.

    Better luck next time

    Cheers
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