SA Adv Riders: "The Big One II" Sunday 11th April

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  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    The lead up: The leadup to "The Big One I"

    Scene Setting for "The Big One II": "As I depart at 8am from the Liberty Servo, 659 Magill Rd (corner Vine), I will leisurely cruise a smooth winding road over a summit and climb a steep, tight dirt track before engrossing myself in over 30 kms of glorious, fantastic, smooth, undulating, scenic, often loose surfaced, sometimes tight & twisty "rally roads" ......... before long I will think I am in the valley of eden after cruising past a mount of pleasant open roads in preparation for tackling Peggy Hill, Pine Hut & Mount Karina to relax with a smile on my face at Truro ...... (bakery, of course :raabia) . Then northwesterly to the Port Henry Hotel ruins and north on the Skilly Road to Clare. The return route will be plotted "on the run" depending on time available"
    Warning ! ! ! .... I know I can count on over 300 - 400kms of relentless, filthy dirt roads & tracks :raabia

    This is not "An Organised Ride" as such, but merely an advice of where I have organised myself to ride, however anyone can follow me if they so choose :webers but it will be at their own risks & responsibilties.

    ** If anyone does decide to follow me, they may find " The 2 man Cornerman System" usefull as explained ........

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    When the leader comes to a junction, he delegates the riders in second and third to stay at the corner so everyone can pass except Mike/sweep. Mike/sweep then gives them a nod/wave and the cornermen rejoins the ride. Happy days.

    When being the cornerman, it's important to be in a postition where you are pointing in the direction everyone is supposed to go. E.g. coming up to a left hand street where the road continues straight, it's no good just pulling over and waiting, as the following rider won't know if to go straight or left. Try to be in a position where they can clearly see where to go (and out of the way if in a higher speed section).





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    plus kipo's "2 man cornerman" suggestion ........

    Cornermen will be 2nd & 3rd riders behind the leader .....

    If you see only one cornerman ................ stop, there should be 2.

    Small tankers (< 150km range) ..... fuel is available at Birdwood (near cnr of Mt Torrens Rd), Truro & Caltex Clare & somewhere else on the way home.

    A few clues into what can be expected by following me on the "The Big One II": :deal

    Those who enjoyed last years "The Big One I" will know it is not a "Caffe Latte & chin wag" type of affair :huh

    On the contrary, I ride a tight, free flowing and long "Rider's style Ride" :ricky ....... focussing on distance over varied terrain on public roads, leaving my mind & body tingling (or feeling very old :gerg ) for days afterwards. :lol3

    For the benefit of newbies, when previously riding in a group for the first few time, I did not ride beyond my safe skills capabilities. If I was feeling pressured in that regard ......... I gave way to faster riders behind, with Bold, Clear Hand Signals then safely slowed down as I waved the faster riders through. The added bonus with this action was that I didn't have to be a cornerman :evil ........ a win...win...situation for everyone :clap

    I am also respectful of homes I pass (some are very close), as I want to use these fabulous (secret) tracks again in the future.

    To add interest to the ride reports, there will be a few "action photo shoot" opportunity sections along the route, so the camera buffs can get a 3 minute head start to choose & setup their own individual camera placement locations.

    Bear in mind though, to park yourself &/or your bike in a safe location so as not to be collected by the following pack of "film stars". Also it is advisable not to go past the next intersection for obvious reasons.:wink:
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  2. senfiddy

    senfiddy Been here awhile

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    Jeez Kym, how am I ever going to find the time to mod the TA with you dangling this sort of carrot???

    Hope to be there. :clap

    It's in the diary.
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  3. charliew

    charliew Been here awhile

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    I'll be there.

    The wife is away, so I have no excuses.
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  4. Gateshutter

    Gateshutter Exiled

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    Geez that many people riding on Pine hut road these days, we may need a set of lights.
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  5. kano650

    kano650 Been here awhile

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    i'm on call that weekend, i'll try and swap with a work mate as i'd rather not miss this one. sounds like it'll be a gooda
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  6. MikeF

    MikeF Adventure Rider

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    In the diary

    :evil

    Mike
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  7. NotHome

    NotHome Been here awhile

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    I'm in......and cannot wait. If Sol comes we might be able to use the dirt tracks thru Kersbrook etc on the way home and then clear the dust from our throats at the gully pub. :freaky
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  8. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    G'day NotHome, I'm planning on being on this ride.

    If it's ok with 'MB', I'm more than happy to lead back home from Pine Hutt Rd, through a series of 4WD, dirt roads & farm access tracks back to T.T.G. & a beer or 3 afterwards in the TTG Pub (or perhaps in the Fox & Firkin beer garden) sounds like an excellent plan..:freaky

    Cheers, Sol..:thumb
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  9. Peon

    Peon One peon to rule them all

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    Morning!

    I would love to come on this, i believe BigM is also very keen.. One little tinsy problem though.. Will there be any fuel stops mid ride? 530 still has standard fuel tank... Wont last the whole way! :)

    Cheers!
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  10. Dances With Roos

    Dances With Roos Bikenomad

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    It's time the Tiger stretched it's paws and sharpened it's claws!

    It's in the calendar

    bwvtom :evil
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  11. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Sounds like a few "eager beavers" chaffing at the bit here ......... fantastic :clap , will be good to catch up. :webers Myself I'm looking forward to riding some unknown tracks I've found on a map :cromag .
    I anticipate it should be less than 150kms between fuel stops. If that is too marginal, either pack a siphoning hose, I'm sure there'll be some tankers who will donate for a beer or let me know & I'll be happy to strap on a 5 litre can (unfortunately I'll be at the front though!) or I can fine tune the route to accommodate less distance.

    As there won't be much cold beer at the Port Henry Arms, :augie I'll be happy for you to lead some of the home stretch Sol, I'll be beer dehydrated by then :dutch & won't be thinking straight :lol3

    Not sure if we'll have enough time to do Pine Hutt again on the return leg Sol, but we'll work out your starting point as we go, a beer at TTG Pub sounds good. :freaky

    May we assume there is a sweep? :wink: .........If so I'll try & find a fluro jacket (or if anyone else has one?) to help the new guys recognise you :zilla & get out of the way :D

    Does a tiger drink beer? :photog

    Should be a good days ride. :ricky
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  12. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    No worries at all MB, I just assumed that we may be coming that way home & I could lead the Group from Pine Hutt Rd. directly to the Gully Pub or across the road in the Fox & Firken Beer Garden for several cold clensing Ales.. :freaky
    Cheers, Sol..:thumb
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  13. 27rich

    27rich Been here awhile

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    Have also penned this into the diary.
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    If any one is keen to do some rides over the next couple of weeks (trying to finish off my running in kms before The Big One II) pm me and I will let you know when I will be going out,
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  14. BigM

    BigM Hello :-)

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    Thats my old mans birthday that day, so I will have to find out whats going on, but Pencil me in..Bike sure better be roadworthy by that point, or i'm going on a killing spree. :(:
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  15. NotHome

    NotHome Been here awhile

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    MB I have a mate who may join us. He is on the lookout for a DR or DRZ as he currently has a V-Strom but from memory I reckon the V-Strom would cope with the ride anyway - well the sections I know anyway. What are peoples thoughts would the V-Strom cope if he does not have a DR or DRZ in time?
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  16. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    If a TDM can do it, a V-Strom should :D , but I suppose it all depends on the :bow "Weather Gods".

    I'm not planning on making it too tuff for myself, just good fun riding :ricky
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  17. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    If my sidecar's finished by then I will try to get along. Will be a good test run.

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  18. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Welcome along 3legs, you will enjoy all the tracks proposed. :rayof

    P.S. Does yours have an esky like pops? :bow :lol3
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  19. MikeF

    MikeF Adventure Rider

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    Kym, you know I don't need a jacket.

    The bright green of the KLR is more than sufficient.

    :bubba

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  20. kymbo

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    hi its taken a while but hope too se you there ,pm exat leave point and time:clap
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