SA Adv Riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BigM, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    looks like Goneagain is having a good look around he is the other side of geralton (wa)heading.... who knows where?:1drink
    hey sundowner how was the trip across the gulf?
  2. Sundowner

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    Hey mate, it was good. They've raised the price to $55 for the bike plus $35 for a rider, but it still works out better than paying for two tanks of fuel to spend 600km dodging roos and looking at boring scenery. The boat rolls a little and they had the passenger area heaters cranked up so high it was sickening. I spent the crossing upstairs in the fresh air, snoozing. Re the price, book online and you save about 15%, so worth doing. That area was so cold I couldn't wait to get home. Spent the last night at the Arno Bay Hotel - $40 for a room and $15 for a decent Sunday roast meal. Was good. The night before was better - met a couple of Japanese girls in Pt Lincoln so shared a cabin with them and a big bottle of Sake and Stone's Green Ginger Wine. :evil Made me feel young again.
    GoneAgain's certainly ambling around the place if he's that far up. I thought I'd be the last home. :dunno Can't say I found any reason to return to the Gawler Ranges or Eyre Peninsular in the near future. Pretty average scenery. Kingoonya looked like a hole, so I didn't bother going to Tarcoola goldfields. I reckon a trip to Tassie next. What about you?
  3. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    ya had a good ride ,went up binns track to alice(after we left you at finke)stayed the night there (went to the pub)then down the ernist giles rd and on to the rock ,down the gcr (camped near docker river)hey i met popeye he's still on the grader and nearly 70!!:eek1 caught up with a coupla blokes on 690s as well as a coupla mad bastards on posties:huh then down to kal via back tracks on toward home via west line and some f@#kin big limestone rocks 300km in 6 hours then down to mandura for fuel home next day across the nullabore! was good to catch up with you (thanks again for the road side repair) had a great trip will have to plan one again.
    as for next ride ,tony wants to do the ann beadell so my have to gear up the 640 or just take the 950 witha lighter load?
    Mmmh japanes hey did ya learn any thing or did they stich ya up with the sarke??
  4. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Sorry Dick, if there's no pics, then it didn't happen.:wink:

    Will we be seeing you at the 24?
  5. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    whens that and where?:ear
  6. Sundowner

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    Their opening words as they stepped into the cabin with me were "Do you like to drink Sake?" :D "Well, let me think about that." :hmmmmm"Yes, I believe I probably do." :D:D You can always learn something new.
    We'll have to keep in touch about the Ann Beadell - I'd be in it on the KTM540 - maybe get a few of those Ortlieb fuel bladders Tony and I saw some guys in Mt Dare using for a Simpson crossing. Almost did the Simpson myself but had a relapse after I ate some food on the Wednesday night. Had her all stripped down, ready to go. Found a 15 litre water tank that would have been perfect for the range. Was going to do the Rig Road option. Next time. :cry That Binns Track to The Alice was tempting but I was a bit weak still. Spent two nights at Eringa Waterhole instead. Did a bit of fishing and listening to some tunes. Had a convoy of four 4WDers pull up 50 metres from me the second arvo - inconsiderate city dickheads. They must have left a heap of food out that night - brought the bloody dingoes into the camp area - had one try to pinch my camp oven bag - it had 3 chicken stock cubes in with my camp oven. :eek1 Cheeky bugger - I was 10 metres away with my lantern and radio going.
    Your run sounded like a great trip. I missed out on catching up with Jock and Kato when they came through Mt Dare. I was still crook in the campground area.
    Glad to hear Popeye is still going well. He's a bloody great character - must be an occupational trait.
    Great riding with you. Glad the fix held all the way home. Have you ordered the new seals yet? Great machine. Wish it was mine.
  7. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Kapunda trotting track Sat morning weekend after next. It seems like the whole of DBW and ADV meet there, renew acquaintances, and then hit the trails and vantage points and then meet up at various cold and barren locations near control points or spectator areas for a fire, bbq and a p*ss up - you wouldn't like it.:evil

    I'll have a 4WD there with a roof rack filled with sleepers.
  8. Sundowner

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    It'll be in the ride report, when I get to writing it. :wink:

    Yeah, I reckon I could be forced to drink Stone's/Port around a fire for 24 hours. After mid 20's up north, I've re-acclimatized to the freezing conditions down here again. That paddock we ended up in last year was good. I guess it's elsewhere this year, so we'll have to find somewhere just as interesting. If there's a big group of us, I'd be happy to cook up a hearty stew that'd be good all night. Keep me informed of your plans, mate. :freaky
    You should come over for it, Aub. It's a great event. Plenty of action around the track and spectator campground areas. Just need your swag. It's family friendly as well.
  9. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    I'm just going to turn up at Kapunda with everything I need on board and see where it all goes. Same as always. .....Did we mention that it gets cold of a night??:huh

    cheers
  10. PBee

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    I'm with him ^
  11. klx_dude

    klx_dude Been here awhile

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    Broke back mountain style, each to there own. ..... Not there's anything wrong with that :freaky
  12. chewy52

    chewy52 Been here awhile

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    I've gone through the 24hr site and cannot find a map of the intended course. Anyone know where or if there is a map for this year's event. I was able to plan some viewing spots last year and would like to do the same again so as to see all i can with my available time.
  13. PBee

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    The official program will have a detailed map with all the controls listed.

    You can get it on the day.
  14. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    You'll struggle to find a map of the course before the day. Grab a program as soon as you get there as they run out every time. There's also a large map on the western wall of the 'start-line' shed. Make some notes and turn on the GPS.

    Broke Back Mountain......:huh

    Just back from cutting up the sleepers, and they are soaked from all the rain. Now drying in the shed on racks - the things we do! But I'll be warm.:evil

    Was going to take the Tenere out for a spin this afternoon but not so sure now.....it's bloody wet out there.
  15. UncleGra

    UncleGra CRASHING BORE

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    are they red gum sleepers trev...thanks...they're my favourite...:nod
  16. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    Picked up my new Tenere on Friday night, rode it home in the storm, been watching the radars all day hoping for a bit of sun... Took some pics instead

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  17. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Definitely are red gum Uncle.......bit wet, but they'll be right on the night.

    Had mine out in the mud of the Barossa today, the new Dunlop 908RR on the front doesn't seem to get on too well with wet clay though. Didn't drop it but had both stabilizers out at times.....now washed, dried and sleeping. Yours looks great OJJ.
  18. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    After riding the TTR250 in the dirt and mud for a while I got used to throwing it around like my mountain bikes. After riding the big Tenere on the drenched blacktop Friday arvo I'm shitscared about attacking mud just yet.:eek1 The weight difference is huge. Bare in mind I've only had my L's since November, I'm still keen though to get out on the trails ASAP......

    Next Saturday if anyone is keen :D
  19. TimbobSA

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    just been told that the infamous Yunta Mannahill plod is now resident here in Whyalla.:deal
  20. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    thank god i live in ceduna then,and yes he is infamous to say the least.