Sol's DBW ADV Ride North Eastern Adelaide Hills & beyond

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. masterbrewer

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    A great day with a great bunch of guys & a great mix of bikes, thanks Sol for organising the ride & Hards for sweepin'.

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    It had it's ups

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    and it's downs

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    but generally more ups

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    More photo's here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/masterbr...bwRideJune2008 (best viewed as a slide show)

    cya again soon [​IMG]... to eat more dust so we can drink more beer [​IMG] and tell tall stories [​IMG]


    If you have got any other piccies from the ride...get em up & add them to the report (if you don't know how sing out)



    Cheers
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  2. GB

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the link to more pics and for posting :thumb
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  3. masterbrewer

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    Oops ! [​IMG] I've just found out you shouldn't try & write a ride report as soon as you get back from 12 hrs in the saddle, here's more info:


    Didn't get much chance for many ceative piccies as I was down the pack somewhat although the new Ohlins rear shock made life so much easier to maintain the "Dbw pace" for a big 250kg bike (with many + + kg's when you include the rider) [​IMG] . The dust didn't help either, but that adds to the flavour of the ride hey & makes the beer taste better later. [​IMG]


    Basically most met at the Tea Tree Gully hotel some feeling better than others, (hows the head Brett?: (tiger) & headed, via dirt, missing many roos to the Williamstown Bakery.......of course as you do for riding sustenance ........errrrrr sorry, to meet the northerners who were joining the ride
    or just planning on eating pasties & pizzas. [​IMG]

    Then to Cambrai to refuel the smaller bikes and along a few scrubby roads/tracks commonly nick named "Wolf Creek" for the eerie isolation of quite a few shelter type properties, obviously for those that want to definately escape the 21st century. I would be very nervous riding along that stretch of track late afternoon by myself me thinks, but I could be wrong & they could be nice guys with a kero fridge & cold beer

    These tracks are where "dorky dave" (obviously a greenie) decided to climb trees on his 250 kwaka [​IMG], followed by CharlieW trying to catch him when he fell back to earth & then Barrossa Boy racing after Charlie's flashing indicator.

    Arrived at Swan Reach Hotel for a steak sandwich & cold refresher to wash the dust down.

    Heading home, 4 took the wrong single track into the scrub & over the horizon never to be seen for what seemed like hours.

    Never the less any riding is better than none to hone the reflexes for climbing trees.........doing fantastic jumps followed by equally spectacular landings.......plus a group slide off the road near Sanderston .......all with no injuries thank goodness.

    Good mix of roads, pity they were all in the air in the form of dust. [​IMG]

    The last tag team stretch was good fun apart from the "white outs" as you hit many blind 90 degree turns just over the ridges.

    Thanks Sol & sweep Hards for your efforts in getting us back safe. [​IMG]

    Cheers
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    PS Don't forget....if there are any other piccies from the ride...get em up & add them to the report (if you don't know how sing out)
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  4. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    Awsome pics, should've waited another week before selling the DR.:cry
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  5. BigM

    BigM Hello :-)

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    Brilliant. Most jealous.
    My mate has a shack near nildote and we see a few groups going past at times, looks like a real hoot. John on the XR400 was there?
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  6. 27rich

    27rich Been here awhile

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    Great ride report thanks MB and a fantastic ride organised by Sol and Hards. Thanks again guys and I look forward to next time.

    Rich
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  7. TerryK

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    Gday MB, good to meet at last..Had a few unknown faces to me & yes I know I wasn't riding.

    Any chance of a bike/ rider list, I know around 60% but would be nice to put a name to a face.

    Cheers Terry
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  8. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    Well done MB.. :thumb

    Great to see such a large gathering of like minded people getting out and having some fun.. :clap
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  9. Dances With Roos

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    Thanks Sol. We all had a great time.:clap

    The ride started, (for me anyway in thick thick fog, due to late party the night before).
    However, as the morning wore on and the fog was replaced by barely controlled nausea, then a semblance of normal life started returning. A breakfast break at Williamstown helped the recovery further.
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    Any way here&#8217;s a few picks I managed to click off on route, which bye the way was a great mix of dirt road and 4x4 track, all in all a great days ADV ride there was even some single track for the riders with the lighter weight machinery along side some of the roads.
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    I rode the Triumph Tiger on the day and enjoyed it thoroughly, thanks again Sol.
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    On returning home my entry form was in the post for the Tintinara Sand and Swamp so the DRZ will be the next mission (16<SUP>th</SUP> &#8211; 17<SUP>th</SUP> of August I believe). :evil
    Sorry not sure how to post more than one pick at a time with the limits on downloading.
    Cheers bwvtom.:clap
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  10. Dances With Roos

    Dances With Roos Bikenomad

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    Breakfast at Williamstown
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  11. Dances With Roos

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  12. Dances With Roos

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    Kym enroying himself
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    Dances With Roos Bikenomad

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    Some riders flying high others like Kym are penitent.
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  14. Dances With Roos

    Dances With Roos Bikenomad

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    Some times theres just not enough in the hydro pack.
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  15. Dances With Roos

    Dances With Roos Bikenomad

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    Waiting for a few wayward riders who couldn't resist loosing themselves on some single track.
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  16. Been There

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    First ride for me but won't be the last. Can't wait for the next one. Great to finally meet some of you guys after viewing this Forum for so long. Thanks to Masterbrewer for the way home. I would post some pics of the day but don't know how.
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  17. TerryK

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    MB said" Didn't get much chance for many ceative piccies as I was down the pack somewhat although the new Ohlins rear shock made life so much easier to maintain the "Dbw pace" for a big 250kg bike (with many + + kg's when you include the rider) [​IMG] . The dust didn't help either, but that adds to the flavour of the ride hey & makes the beer taste better later. [​IMG]"

    DBW pace, does that mean they were too slow for you MB ?
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  18. masterbrewer

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    "Slower strokes for older folks" Terry :jkam
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  19. TerryK

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    That sounds like my pace MB
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  20. masterbrewer

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    Two ways to upload piccies to Adv

    1. One pic per post:

    After you click reply to thread you will see in the options section below the message section; click "add attachments" & just follow your nose. (depends on your photo, but you may have to adjust the size of your photo to meet Adv requirements of 146.5kb but thats easy too in photoshop, click save to web option under File & adjust size.

    If you make the dimensions 800 x 600 the photo will be just the right full screen size) Image doesn't appear in preview :confused for some unknown reason but it appears in submitted post :dunno

    2. Numerous photos per post:

    Upload to a web photo hosting site like Photobucket (free) or Smugmug . Then copy the "img" link at the base of your uploaded photo, then click the "mountain looking icon in a square" above in the message section & paste.

    Good luck :photog

    There's now no reason to not show all the fun .....good or..............err bad :poser

    Remember "a picture tells a thousand words" now let's see 'em all, even the one from recent rides etc

    ........waiting... waiting...:lurk

    Cheers
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    Thanks Brett for this gem
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