SthAus Adv Riders Fleurieu Peninsula Ridges (anti-clockwise) Ride Aug 2011

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by masterbrewer, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    The Plan;
    The Excitement is Growing:

    The Catering:

    The expected Thrills;

    The Final Recce;

    The Late Breaking News;

    The Route;

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    The Report;

    To be completed when I get back :lol3 ........ cya :wave


    as you can probably tell, I woke up early & got bored. :lol3



    If others get back before me, :ricky you are welcome to add your photos etc, here :deal

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  2. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like fun. Have a good time look forward the RR.
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  3. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Good ride MB, 410kms door to door for me...got a BSA (bloody sore arse) but really enjoyed the ride...got some good video, will edit & post later
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  4. masterbrewer

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    Seems 20 of you lot actually had confidence in where I thought I was going today :huh :cromag

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    As we meandered down some truely lovely hills roads

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    and it wasn't long we were hi-tailin' through some great tracks with some highly anticipated great video action to follow shortly. :wings

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    and onto one of many ridges with their fantastic panoramas

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    Along the way we found a little playground

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    Unfortunately with over 530kms worth of fuel on board, MikeF couldn't defy gravity even by flapping his wings :lol3

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    Oh No ! ....................... my baby's broken :cry :cry :cry

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    One casualty was 1WD's chain, luckily it didn't lock the rear wheel as he was wheelstanding at the time.

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    The problem was soon found

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    and he waisted no time in measuring up his projected jump height before he had the rear wheel lighting up again .:deal

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    So close to the bakery in the distance, but still so far :tb

    Twisted1 was desperately trying to kickstart his great little XR to get there asap to feed his appetite :lol3

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    Finally our hunger was sated

    Although no lights were flashing at the time that I could see, it was a pleasure to meet Pejie & the Seamstress (of Steel Pony Motorcycle Luggage fame) while we waited for the food to settle. They have seen the light or greener pastures :evil of the Fleurieu & are moving from WA soon.

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    After lunch emooz took us on a "local knowledge" track on our way to the much anticipated Parawa farm, unfortunately there are no photos as it was very steep & rocky yet inspiringly challenging for the big TDM, but enormous fun for the nimble babies,

    As we entered the farm (thanks again KymW for arranging it) approx 50 kangaroos boundered away before the "Photo Shoot".

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    Kym then led us on a tour of the property, carefull not to damage any significant plants that have been found on the property.

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    ............................... and through some narrow fenced creek crossings

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    with DRBlue, our Sweep for the day following.

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    From there, the rollarcoaster tracks were just that enthralling (therefore no pics) as they meandered through some absolutely fantastically spectacular scenery, refueling again at Mt Compass and a quick debrief :wink: at Meadows :dutch
    Great day on the trails :ricky with good friends. Cya again soon. :webers

    Cheers
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  5. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Nice one MB :thumb

    1WD, your rear axle is back to front, thats why the nut worked loose. It should be pushed thru the swingarm/wheel on the left, nut on the right. that way the rotating force will keep it tight. :D
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  6. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Good times! Excellent turnout, photos and riding. Thanks for posting.
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  7. 27rich

    27rich Been here awhile

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    Great pics there MB. Looks like every one had a good time. Shame work got in my way.
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  8. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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  9. TerryK

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  10. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Was following Twisted, we XR's have to stick together...anyhow he had a rear brake lockup (common problem) coming into a downhill left hander & I was there with the cam on. He got it under control but it could have been worse. Well saved Andrew :clap

    Link to video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-S6B76nxeo

    Might edit more video tomorrow night & post up

    Cheers Terry
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  11. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Top effort Terry :thumb

    Now the truth comes out about what really happens behind me ................. no more of this bull shit about

    " Ah ! I had a great time .... the riding is easy, no real dramas" :lol3

    Glad there were no injuries. :clap
    I believe our farm host had a close look at the dirt a few times during the day too :muutt

    One of them was actually caught on camera, check out the last 3 seconds of the Twisted's video above. :p3rry

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    Definitely a 9 outa 10 for style :poser

    Cheers
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  12. masterbrewer

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  13. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    I counted two, one right & one left...10 marks for effert, not sure what happened on my video behind Andrew, the farm host was off to the left on the uphill corner....did you see that ? may have stalled
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  14. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    He did mentioned something about a rogue rut somewhere, maybe that was No 3 :muutt for the day.

    Must have been a good rut, as just passed KymW, it tried to throw Twisted1 into the tree too

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  15. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Good work MB :thumb, must get down your way one of these days for one of your rides.

    Cheers
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  16. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    You wouldn't like it there are no rocks :lol3

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  17. TerryK

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    We were both watching KymW on the left, Twisted bounced from right to left & I had to change my line.... we were much closer together than it looks on the video...got some more through KymW creek etc. will edit & post tonight...just about to go out on the Triumph with Twisted as ride leader
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  18. 1WD

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    Interesting, that's the way it's always been...

    It was operator error, I didn't tighten it up properly after adjusting the chain last weekend... Stupid error...
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  19. 1WD

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  20. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    I had a great day yesterday, was a long day in the saddle 400 kms all up, thanks to MB for leading the ride (& to Mike for riding sweep)..:thumb

    I certainly enjoyed the panoramic vistas & my favourite section for the day would have been the rollercoaster dirt roads & of course that snotty rocky more techinical track which was a lot of fun.
    I think I may have got a bit carried away there & opened the 690 up quite a bit & apologies to the 2 blokes on the DRZ400's if I threw any rocks as I overtook them..:evil

    Also thanks to Kev for showing us that muddy rutted dirt track with the hillclimbs on the way back home, that was a lot of fun too..:thumb

    I took a few pics along the way :

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