SA Adv Rider "The Big One" Report

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. masterbrewer

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    If you recall: Scene Setting for "The Big One": "As you depart at 8am from the Liberty Servo top of Magill Rd, you will leisurely cruise a smooth winding road over a summit and climb a steep, tight dirt track before engrossing yourself with over 30 kms of glorious, fantastic, smooth, undulating, scenic, often loose surfaced, sometimes tight & twisty "rally roads" You will think you are in Eden as you relax the smile on your face while resting at a pleasant bakery. Continuing north on yet more "rally roads" often teeming with wild life (if Jase is in front of you) you will decend along a pipe line for a tad of plain sailing ie Twelve Mile Plain, Big Plain, Round Plain or Craigie Plain to Mount Mary for maybe a xmas lunch or refresher if so desired. The return journey will start with more plain sailing, developing into route adlibbing on the run as the day's fun draws to a close."
    Warning ! ! ! .... :raabia you can count on over 300 - 400kms of relentless, filthy dirt roads & tracks :raabia

    Well! ..... for those that missed it ...... can I tell you ...... it was "The Big One" ....... over 10hrs in the saddle, less a bit here & there for relief :lol3 and over 450kms covered at a clean, crisp, flowing, brisk pace that kept a huge smile on ya face & the heart pumping :wings................. even thumping a few times, with that accompanying nice warm gooey sensation on the seat :lol3

    Everyone had an absolutely fantastic ride :webers ...................................well! .................errr! except? :lurk


    Now for "The Truth" (which of course won't get in the way of a good story :evil )

    The "Big One" eventuated from a few loose words made after two ... errr .... too many champagne beers, but delivery was nothing less than sheer ecstacy without the swallowing:wings

    Those brave individuals who took up the challenge this special day, went home with that exact same feeling.

    As indicated in the "setting the scene" senario, there are "special" tracks that just feel owned by those who have found such euphoria :raabia that blows their mind. :rilla

    Consequently photo opportunities are mostly rare ....... you know you've been sucked in :nod ....... you sense you are breathing (& riding) faster :pynd and ....... the pace doesn't let up 'til the end :knary ...... and this would be the case with what was planned. :deal

    Luckily I remained strong on my recce :gdog so I can share a few pics to place the scene :lol3

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    Whoah! ...................... what a ride :wings :wings :wings

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    The manditory bakery stop

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    We're a neat bunch of lads, don't ya reckon? :lol3

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    Now that there's no fuel at Tungkillo, Sol took us on a short cut to Palmer

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    It can't possibly be that long? :huh

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    This was the pace most of the day :wings

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    Going! ........ going! ................ go ....

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    Stop it Jase! ........ you're killin' me ....... stop playing around ...... I just can't sit on the bike any longer watching you, without fallin' off myself:poser

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    Are you really, truly, absolutely sure you don't want a hand? :lurk

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    Has your chocolate melted again? :lol3

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    I got it! ...... I can see it .....................it's in the middle :poser

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    Another nice warm feeling moment by some :evil

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    Regrouping before the pub :kbasa

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    The quick trip home

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    Yet again great company :clap Merry Christmas & a safe New Year to all :thumb
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  2. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    You can see that it is gonna get ugly for that 640 as soon as he hits that mud.

    I like how you guys all rushed in to help as well...:rofl
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  3. The Cougar

    The Cougar Barry Dawson's Twin

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    Well done Kym... looks a great dirty weekend.

    Now Jase can take mud riding master class/food preparation (chocolate) and storag techniques and emergency shelter construction. Truly a man of many talents.

    Merry Xmas guys
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  4. HumanOne

    HumanOne shows Nomadic tendencies

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    Good on you Kym

    I think it's time to purchase a 'pencil cam' so you can show us some of the riding without having to stop and take photos :wink:
    Well done on capturing the moment just before mishap!

    How many beers did you all buy Jase at the Mount Mary for providing the entertainment? :clap

    Looks like you stayed mostly dry - well done. Have a safe and great Christmas guys. We'll catch up sometime soon.

    Cheers,

    Pete
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    You Aussies are quite annoying... when it's summer you're riding in beautiful surroundings.. when it's "winter"... you're still riding and attending rallies... and enjoying life on 2 wheels.. I'm sooo jealous :lol2

    thanks for the report and pics :thumb
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  6. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    G'day MB, great ride on Saturday, must admit it was a bit slippery at times on the 625 & I can just imagine how difficult it would have been in the boggy clay sections for the blokes with the bigger, heavier bikes.

    Was fun watching a few riders in front of me trying to negotiate some of the very slippery sections, ie. Jase coming unstuck & giving his bike a boot full of throttle to get himself out of the mud.

    At his '2nd off' he did a complete 360 in front of me & I had to steer wide to miss his head & shoulders as he came off his bike & landed directly in front of me...[​IMG]... Luckily no contact was made.

    I very much enjoyed some of the more technical hill decents along that pipeline road, that was fun.

    All in all a great day, good company & the weather held off for us & no one got really wet (one bloke very muddy though[​IMG]).

    I will make sure my indicators are fixed for the next ride.

    Looking forward to the next one.

    Cheers, Sol..
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  7. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    Looks like a great time was had

    I particularly love seeing big Kato's frollicing about in the mud :lol3

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  8. Aussie Jase

    Aussie Jase Been here awhile

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    I'm still waiting Pete!

    The cheap bastards.

    Only kidding, it had to happen, I was having way too much fun and guess what?
    It's just as soft as sand to come off in; But it did take all day yesterday to get the old girl back to pre-ride condition.

    :clap :clap :clap Waiting for another Big One, good work on the Route Planning MB and great to meet some new faces.

    If any one is ever free, I am always up for a mid week ride during my week off:D .

    Jase
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  9. Aussie Jase

    Aussie Jase Been here awhile

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    Another nice warm feeling moment by some :evil

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    Hmmmmm if I remember correctly this one needed a bit more of a narrative Kym?:deal
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  10. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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    Nicely done Kym.Yet another KTM falling down photo to add to my collection for future reference:rofl.
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    Cheers
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  11. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    You're right Jase.

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    Well! ........... let me see :scratch ............. if I remember correctly :csm ...... I think it went something like .............

    Oh! .....................FAAAARK :yikes


    ..................... "this ain't gunna be good at over a 100 clicks" :baby !
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  12. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Good job fella's. MB, another masterful ride and report :clap :clap

    Maybe next time.........:evil
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  13. bakkie

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    Nice report.... beer taste good because of those scary bits
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  14. KTMShark

    KTMShark Adventurer

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    Hi Guys, saw you lined up at the Liberty Saturday morning, should have stopped and introduced myself, but was headed to the office and had driven to far past, I live at the top of Norton Summit Rd in Teringie, I'm just getting into ADV riding and look like buying a F800GS sometime soon, looks like you had a great ride, was thinking of you when sitting at my desk, don't think I've ridden on anything wet since April 07', maybe I'll be ready for a ADV ride sometime next year. Cheers.
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  15. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Hi Shark, maybe you could 'cut your teeth' on the below ride. Guys like Masterbrewer ride up there from Adelaide and there are plenty of adventure riding options once in the Flinders. One guy (my doctor) has an 800 on order and is making the trek. You'd be welcome.

    http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51334
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  16. Chooky

    Chooky Gnarly Old Rivergum

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    Looks like another good ride Kym! Well done to catch the KTM going down. :clap

    Are you making the journey across to Melbourne again for Chrissy?
    If you are let me know, if not, Have a good Christmas and New Year :freaky

    Chooky, Wags, Pete and the Westernport Crew
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  17. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Welcome KTMShark :thumb

    Poor bugga, work must have been hard that day .............. it was for us :lol3

    Looking forward to catching up in the new year for a tad of :webers & :freaky

    Another new rider on an XR400 keen to join our fun, couldn't get his bike going in the morning & missed the start, but with a little enginuity (which we like to see) turned up at the Mount Mary pub for the enjoyable brisk paced return journey home which included a little more mud here & there (hey Jase? :evil)

    cya guys soon
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  18. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    G'day Chooky :thumb

    How's it hangin'? Hope your health is good.

    That Melbourne Mountain Country ride 2 years ago with Wags, Pete & nearly you :lol3 brings back fond memories when I re-read my ride report and the guidance was much appreciated :bow .

    A merry Christmas & Happy & safe New Years :freaky to all. (pm on the way)
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  19. Bluebull2007

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    Great RR, I love the way al the "mates" stand round laughing at the poor bastid in the mud and the other guy changing his wheel.:lol3
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  20. MikeF

    MikeF Adventure Rider

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    Hi Guys

    It was a great day. Lots of free flowing riding. Thanks for the piccies of the KLR Kym. I actually look more relaxed than I felt. :rofl

    Every time we go out I get faster. At least this time you didn't have to wait 5 minutes for the "sweep" to catch up. :evil

    We did think about helping Jase, but only for a second. He was having SO much fun. Some people will do anything to be the centre of attention!

    And Ted and Luke were determined to fix that tyre by themselves. Something about getting the experience.

    Thanks for a great day out. Looking forward to the next one.

    I wish you all a happy Xmas and a great New Year. See you after Heather and I get back from Tassie.

    Mike
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