SA Adv Riders

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

  1. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    Thanks for that Berty.

    This time last year, the Mongolata Rd hadn't been graded for some time and some of the crossings typically looked like below. There were a number of nasty washouts, but had all pretty well been cordoned off, or were out of the way.
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    September last year I was back up there, and it had all been recently graded........very disappointing :baldy

    Have to se what this time round brings, but thanks for the heads-up.

    Pete and I both have 600+km ranges, and the 2 others will have extra fuel (or can just syphon off me).:dutch

    If you go through Canegrass, would love to hear about it. I want to get up to Danggali at some stage. and surrounds.
  2. drzwalker

    drzwalker Been here awhile

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    Gday, We ride this area a fair bit, I see you are going to divert towards Pandappa Conservation Park, any reason? their is no access into the park. Yes you can get fuel at Terowie.

    Drzwalker:D
  3. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    And nice Hamburgers, when you planning on going GS?
  4. drzwalker

    drzwalker Been here awhile

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    You can go along Mongalata rd (7 gates to open!) then cut across to the Dares hill rd then past Ketchowla, you can turn right at Ketchowla and cut across to the road to Braemar. Or carry on past Ketchowla and turn right at Pine Creek rd this will also take you to Braemar.
    These roads are all good and more scenic than your intended route.
    Drzwalker:D
  5. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    G'day mate! Leaving 2 weeks today (15th) from my work by 1300.

    Got your new toy yet?

    Ya comin or what?
  6. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    Pandappa was on the route only cause I hadn't been there before, but now it looks like we'll bypass it. Thanks for the heads up on that one.

    Yeah, I hadn't forgotten the gates on Mongolata Rd! :baldy Seeing as we're likely to have dinner at Burra, it'll be dark heading up to Caroona :eyes, so I figured we'll take the easy option and just head up the Caroona Rd to the eastern entrance on the Friday night, and head out via the western entrance on the Sat morning. Plan B will be to stay at the old school house at Mt. Bryan East (MBE) instead (not much quicker to get to, but does save a bit of time in the morning bypassing Caroona).

    I'll check out your suggestion re Ketchowla and Pine Creek - 'scenic' is preferred. Having not been up that way at all before, I'm open to suggestions.

    Any idea on rough time frame getting from MBE to Yunta via your suggested route? I was thinking about 3-4 hours depending on photos tops etc.
  7. drzwalker

    drzwalker Been here awhile

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    Yes about 3 hours riding time, Pine creek rd is a good ride.
    We often ride thru Pitcairn and Makeking outstation then across to the Braemar rd (you need permission but its not really a problem).
    The railway access track from Yunta back to Peterborough is also a great ride.
    Drzwalker:D
  8. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    I did spot the railway access track. :evil

    Is there anything at Pindarie Hut worth seeing? And/or, is the track past it worth a look? - that's the reason for my alternative route out of Ketchowla up to the Pine Creek Rd.
  9. drzwalker

    drzwalker Been here awhile

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    The ruins of Pandapa stn are right on the road their is a fair bit of junk/rubbish, probably worth a look. . The Pindarie hut is off the main road and i havent been there, I will next time!
    There are some ruins at Pine creek also worth a piccy, there is an old hut on the right as you ride in I have always thought it would be a good spot to camp.
    Drzwalker:evil
  10. Bubba Bauer

    Bubba Bauer Been here awhile

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    Anyone happen to have a dr650 bashplate lying around or knows anyone?

    I called the knpwn shops wreckers in Adelaide mt barker gawler victor harbor Murray bridge (the ones in yellow pages) and NOT one in stock.:huh WTF any other place whitin reach?

    It would be nice to have one on the weekend.

    I always forget to order one thinking along the lines its one of the most widespread bike in OZ someone surely have some basic stuff for it lying around... meh
  11. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    G'day GS :thumb

    Got room for another one in your dust cloud? :ricky

    Cheers
    :beer
  12. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    Any street signs near you? :lol3



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  13. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    Mate, it would be an honor to have you join us!
  14. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Could pull a B&B off my old ride for $60.00 Im out of Gawler though.:wink: Even help fit it.
  15. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Wouldn't mind comeing, not got new toy yet and will have to change the farkles off the old one. have to let you know how I go closer to 15th :D:D
  16. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    Hey Bubba, what happened to your last last minute bash plate? :D
  17. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    Sounds great KIZ. No hurry. It's not like we have to book a tree to camp under!

    Might have to give the butcher a heads up for the the pork, chilli & lime snags tho. Definitely gettin' me some more of those again. (I'll bring my grilliput again for all to use).

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  18. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    I was just thinking of that! Very high-tech..........seemed to do the job tho..........unless of course, that's why he's after another one!

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  19. Bubba Bauer

    Bubba Bauer Been here awhile

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    That traffic sign looks promising maybe one with "no motorcycles fines apply" on it? :norton

    The last one managed to morph itself around a hiding rock but it saved the cases so I'm happy!

    It seems like I'm saved by Kiz so hats off mister and my gratitude will haunt you til the grave :clap
  20. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    A " NO STANDING" might be the go