SA ADV Riders - Melrose May 19th

Discussion in 'Australia' started by fethers, May 9, 2007.

  1. fethers

    fethers Adventurer

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    OK, Pete suggested starting a new thread for this ride so here it is.

    The Mount Remarkable Hotel (AKA "the bottom pub") is where we'll eat/drink. Accomodation is at the pub or right across the road. The pub has 4 or 5 rooms and the Caravan Park is just down a side street across the road. The office would be less than 100 metres away. The Caravan Park has a bunkhouse, cabins or camping.

    The Pub's number is 8666 2119
    The Caravan Pk is 8666 2060

    For those who may be interested, I could lead some sort of ride in the area depending on if people still want to after getting there. Goldfinger has ridden there before, what is your opinion Paul, up to the top of the range on the Bridle Track or reverse the way we came back to Melrose on the AMTRA ride, Bakery stop at Stone Hut and return?? We could kick off the ride early PM for 2 to 3 hours.

    BTW, premium fuel is not available in Melrose. The nearest would be Wirrabara (AM Sat only), Gladstone (7 days) or on the highway opposite Port Pirie (7 days). I'm unsure about Wilmington's hours, it is to the north but is the closest option.

    I'm not sure if I will be staying the night but will stay for a meal and a couple of cold ones.

    Post up if you're keen, sometimes the pub is very busy for meals so we may need to give them some advance notice.



    So far;

    fethers
    kipo + a couple or 3
    goldfinger + 2 or 4
    The Misinformant
    dogsbody
    1nut
    masterbrewer
    all balls525
    wayne640
    Where2
    charliew
    + 2 more Pirie riders, Rick on a 525 (very curious about Adv's) and Derek on a 640Adv.


    Unconfirmed in this thread;

    Bicks
    Beemerboff
    work750
    The Doc
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  2. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Hi Fethers, are you on 640 or 525, riding there or did I see you might trailer? I might do your idea come for a 2 - 3 hr PM squirt stay for tea and head home. If I do that I will trailer so not riding home in the dark.
    Might get The Doc to join in.
    Cheers Kipo
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  3. HumanOne

    HumanOne shows Nomadic tendencies

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    Very informative :thumbup

    You da man!
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  4. goldfinger

    goldfinger goldfinger

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    Hi Fethers ,I think up to the top of the range on the bridle track would be good ,looking forward to next weekend.
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  5. The Misinformant

    The Misinformant What road?

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    I will be there but dunno what/how/when the Adelaide boys are leaving to travel up. I'd be happy be for a little jolly in the PM but so long as it aint to hard as I'll be on the ADV with a dodgy wrist.

    Fethers I plan not to fall off 18 times like the last time we went out.
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  6. dogsbody

    dogsbody Occasionally lucid

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    See you all there.
    Am booked in the van park for Saturday night.

    May be headed in that general direction on Friday with 1nutcharlie. Keeping the plan open at this stage 'though.

    Has anyone phoned ahead to see if they stock enough J.Ds ?:1drink


    Cheers,

    Tony
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  7. Levon

    Levon Been here awhile

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    Sorry for temporarily hijacking this thread, but can one of you SA guys tell me how the dirt roads are between Yunta and Hawker? Riding through early next month and it looks like there's a turnoff about 50 kms north of Yunta on the Lake Frome road, then a fork about 40 ks later at Old Baratta with the right turn heading via Holowilena, then not sure which way...
    thanks
    Levon
    ps PM me to make sure the hijack is short-lived
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  8. AUSSIEROCKGOD

    AUSSIEROCKGOD GENERAL NUT

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    I would love to go guys but Iam still spinning spanners on my dominator:cry

    ps: I will put in a full report in thumpers when i am done
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  9. fethers

    fethers Adventurer

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    I think I'll take the 525 up in the ute. It will be a little easier on my wrist.
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  10. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Hi Fethers, looking foward to meeting you and I really appreciate your offer to show us around.

    Is the Bridle Track do-able on the bigger bikes?

    Cheers

    :beer
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  11. goldfinger

    goldfinger goldfinger

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    You will be fine misterbrewer.
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  12. all balls525

    all balls525 Adventure b4 Dementure

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    G'day Fethers, I've got my pass out,:clap so i'll be there (as long as I finish "the cooks list" :deal this weekend), going riding with Andy first thing in thing tomorrow morning for more Finke practice on the woops out Palmer way . As i said on the phone the other day, I'm planning on trying to get away Friday evening and camp at the caravan park, so at least i'll be able to practice :freaky for Saturday night. I'll keep in touch.

    Cheers

    All balls 525
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  13. wayne640

    wayne640 the twin can man

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    Howdy Fethers i will be there, think its going to be nippy at night thou.Just done another week at peterbourgh and man it was cold in the evening.

    maybe more of this will help:freaky
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  14. Where2

    Where2 I'd rather be riding!

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    Count me in for a meal at the pub Saturday evening. I'll be camping at the Melrose caravan park. Do we have any arrangements for meeting Saturday morning to travel up there as a small group??
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  15. charliew

    charliew Been here awhile

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    I'm confirmed for this weekend. I will be camping, but count me in for a meal at the pub on Saturday night.

    Hope the weather is ok, not much fun putting up a tent in the rain, but after an evening in the pub I'm sure I won't have any trouble sleeping.
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  16. fethers

    fethers Adventurer

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    Have updated the list in post #1, we're up to a dozen now, should be good.
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  17. goldfinger

    goldfinger goldfinger

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    fethers i will have another two or four that will be coming up as well ,they just have normal human names as there not forum users.
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  18. wayne640

    wayne640 the twin can man

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    UPDATE.....we have booked the bunk house for saturday night, as it seems the rains will be hanging around.

    A bit more comfortable than a tent, and will only need to carry a change of clothes.

    The bunk house sleeps 20 and i think theres about 8 confirmed to stay in there, anybody is welcome and i think the cost is around $15 per head.

    seeya all there:freaky
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  19. OzAdvRider

    OzAdvRider EZrider

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    Hello Guys,

    I just found out that my bike can arrive only next week. It has been picked up and is in transit. The next time :becca

    Have a super duper ride guys.

    Willis
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  20. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Please put me down for bunk house too.
    :beer
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