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Discussion in 'Australia' started by BigM, Apr 17, 2007.
O' and does anyone know of and where i can pic up a good Map of all the roads around SA.
The Gov map shop on Richmond road at Netly sells the CFS map book for aroung $50-
It has every track between the cape and Eudunda over about 50 pages.
It is an odd size, probably to stop people copying it , and wont fit it to a small tank bag.
The Hema Handy map will , and has most of the unsealed roads on it on too. Around $ 20- from newsagencys or direct from Hema.
The SA Tourist Brochures have good maps in them too , and are free.
I like the RAA maps. They do not last too long after being folded to fit in the map holder, but they are free if you are a member. Seem to have most of the accessible roads on them.
Well we headed out on our first adventure ride on the Australia Day Holiday Monday morning. Managed to turn what is normally a quick trip from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Adelaide</st1lace></st1:City> to Mannum into a 90% Dirt 4 hour adventure.
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Amazing how within a few minuets of leaving <st1lace w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Adelaide</st1:City></st1lace> you can be on relativley deserted dirt roads!<?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" oreferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"> Some of which can definatly be likened to riding on marbels on a unicycle, however all incidents were averted!!</v:shapetype>
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Then the big change from the leafy trails of the Adelaide Hills as it gradually drys out and flattens out onto the plains of the Malley Country!
We then tackled the access track that follows the old railroad that runs north from <st1lace w:st="on"><st1laceName w:st="on">Murray</st1laceName> <st1laceType w:st="on">Bridge</st1laceType></st1lace>. Now that gets pretty sandy and rocky in a few sections....a few nervous moments were had trying to tame the soft sand thats for sure!! The brain says lean back and open her up the nerves say no way!!! :eek1
After this we headed for Mannum for some refreshments then headed back to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Adelaide</st1lace></st1:City> via the black stuff for a Webber lunch!! All in all a fantasitc first trip out for some newbies!!
A great way to spend a day in the brilliant part of the world
<o>Still a bit of mist in the hills in the early morning</o>
Now this was cool, he jumped out of a tree on the right ran out onto the road for a bit and up an tree on the left. Lucky the speed was low so no issues, then he sat and possed for a picture!
The Dommi loves to pose for a photo!
This is the track following the old railway line. A great bit a fun to ride!
Well done 27rich & BushMatt for sharing your enjoyment
I think CharlieW will be getting over excited with the "Domi" domination around at the moment.
I'm another for the "free" RAA maps, not all tracks are on them, but those that are make for some interesting & enjoyable riding & suit the TDM & mid sized bikes just fine.
Hope to catch up for some rides soon.
Currently been doing a recce for another Fleurieu ride within a few weeks if anyone is interested.
I love this stretch of dirt till you get to the sand. I to must learn to lean back. nice little report Matt
Well another day, another ride. After reading Masterbrewers last ride report and seeing the great photos I decided to hit the roads again and find this railway line that has a lot of people talking about. Well the day started off with light drizzle (which was not going to stop this adventurer), made for a nice change, anyway some nice back roads through to the top <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">North West</st1lace></st1:State> corner of Monarto. After a few wrong turns finally found the railway line. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Well just the track that I have been looking for, long, rough, rocky sections and sand. Great fun and a good work out. Would have loved to take more photos but having to much fun. Did plan to go as far as Cambrai as depicted on my map (thanks to all those for the advice on map locations, picked up 14 maps of SA from the RAA), however only made it as far as Apamurra due to time constraints. Does the track keep going further?. From there it was back home via a few new tracks. <o></o>
Came across the Mannum to <st1lace w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Adelaide</st1:City></st1lace> water pipe line today, does anyone know if you can ride alongside it? <o></o>
Can anyone tell me if there and where other tracks are like the railway line if possible thanks. Hope to catch up for a ride.<o></o>
the railway line
Avoca meeting due?..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
Hi Big M, and other SA inmates,
Please add me to the list of SA Adv riders. I'm at Gawler and currently on a DR650SE.
Have got a ride organised this Sunday through the Barossa, out to Truro etc (10 riders), and another one to and in the Flinders in April (abt 15 riders), both are hard pack/4WD/easy single track + half decent scenery. Might add a link here to the ride reports on dirt bike world if that's okay.
Both rides have a component of bakery and pub inclusions - sort of like 'pit stops'.
Hi Kym and the everyone, been "away" for too long. Yes been thirsty too. Avoca will be good for me on 11, 12th or 13th next week.
Ten of us did a ride around the Barossa and Truro areas today. Dusty, but a great day - report on DBW site as follows......
In preparation for Trev's Flinders Classic I'm planning a practice/hone my skills ride on the Fleurieu in preparation for that type of terrain ie
"negotiating winding, steep descents/ascents over a variety of surfaces while rubber necking the most awesome, spectacular views".
I have plotted an aprrox 300km route (95% dirt) with 120km fuel stops if needed which will leave you eager for Flinders to come around sooner.
Setting the scene:
After departing "Windy Point Lookout" (Belair Rd southern continuation of Unley Rd) @ 7.45am you will descend into steep hairpin bends & into ever winding lush valley roads before attacking the first "summer track only" road.
Then onto a fast freshly spread 1" thick narrow, winding, undulating gravel road before the first splash & dash at Meadows.
From there, climbing up through dense scrub tracks out onto one of the most spectacular views which will test your senses as you are drawn down a steep somewhat rocky, rutted track before climbing up onto the ridges again.
Down a narrow winding gorge track & over to the next ridge with more spectacular views as another steep descent over loose ground. (easily negotiated on the TDM mind you, just sounds good to embellish the moment)
Onto Compass for another splash & dash then up to Spring Mount Conservation Park & down the "Strangways Fire Track": Mount Robertson; Mount Scrub & into Yank for another splash of fuel.
Out of Yank to Wattle Flat then Moon Hill then onto Mount Terrible lookout overlooking Aldinga Bay via Pages Flat, then onto Badgers Rd, Toop Hill & Razor Back Rd to finish at Mylor.
The Day in question?
I'm easy & everyone is welcome at their own risk & responsibility, even if you are not going to Flinders & bring your cameras.
Date Options are:
A. Sunday Feb 24th
B. Sunday March 2nd
C. Sunday March 9th
Let me know if any day is OK and/or your preferences if I have sparked your interest.
I'll tally up majority number preferences & who's was first on 20th Feb from here & also dbw site http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41152.
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hey MB sounds like a good bit of fun to be had here i'll be up for a ride either on the 24th of Feb or the 2nd March providing the DR is right to go (having a few problems with the carb atm but should have it sorted if only i had more time to fix it) so yeah, pencil us in as a 95% certainty for those dates.
Keen for another floggin' again I see, great.
Some of the views from the tracks I've chosen are absolutely spectacular, you'll have a ball.
I'll try not to dissapoint anyone but actual day will be from majority preferences from both here & dirt bike world listing on a first made first preferred basis if they are equal http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41152 & to date seems the 9th has an edge at this stage so I hope that day is also free for you as an option. (confirmed on 20th Feb)