The "Mysterious Lindsay Island"

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  1. masterbrewer

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    The "Mysterious Lindsay Island", where rumour has it, strange things have been known to happen to the unwary and those who have lost their way. :huh


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  2. masterbrewer

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    Being absent from the last 3 events for various reasons (all of which were actually life threatening situations for either my wife or myself, but that's another story) I could only manage the "Island" resort portion of the event this year.

    You may ask WTF is this resort? :huh

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    .... and the target of our planned fun & frivolities :freaky

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    Fond memories of past events linger on, but here's a refresher for those who are now missing squillions of brain cells because of it. :lol3

    Mungo/Pooncarie/Top Hut - SA/Vic/NSW Border Run '08 from SA

    Mungo/Pooncarie/Top Hut - SA/Vic/NSW Border Run '09 from SA

    Up at sparrow fart, passing flocks of strangely sleeping sheep :huh it was an enjoyable ride east "as the crow flies".

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    Admiring the early morning view

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    & crossing the inviting River Murray when temperatures were predicted to reach 37C later in the day.

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    It was then into the serious business :ricky of attacking the 44kms of relentless Bakara limestone whoops at some velocity :pynd whoops after whoops after whoops :knary knowing full well, they are just as fabulous going the other way :rilla

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    ....... the adventure has just begun :deal
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  3. masterbrewer

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    Teaming up with the Riverland Adventure riders, provisions were carefully packed

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    "I wonder if Bazz will notice one is missing" :wink:

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    Our inimitable "Inspector Gadget" led us on some fantastic tracks through Murray-Sunset National Park

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    Before hitting the "Forest" tracks proper :huh :rofl

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    and finally being comforted by a familiar sign.

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    However it wasn't long before we saw this & hearts missed a beat :yikes

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    and then the real killa :lol3

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  4. PBee

    PBee owya goin mate

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    Good map that.....................:wink:

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  5. masterbrewer

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    The new "Ute of fresh Knowledge" has obviously rubbed off on its occupants.:freaky

    and I was very fortunate to have Drago & Spaino ( now what was that movie called again? I think it started with a "D" :evil) stop me at the bridge onto Lindsay Island, saying they were fully qualified to anoint me with their official "Drop Bear Protective Amber Fluid" especially after reading the warning signs. Well they said it was good piss and it would deter small fury animals ..... I was pleased to hear that this weekend. :lol3

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    I felt I was in good hands (so to speak! :augie ) and it was safe to continue. :bow

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    Besides, after previous years experiences, I was not letting that well provisioned "Trailer of Treachery" out of my sight (for Pete's sake! :D) and was determined to escort it to the camp site some 20kms away along numerous, confusing winding tracks.

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    That was an ordeal it itself as they kept stopping to rehydrate and check that their load was still in order, even having a swim in "that" memorable creek crossing.

    Fortunately I was also able to hydrate myself along the way as well. :dutch

    Their knowledge on Drop Bears was amazing and run rings around what little I knew about them :deal

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    Imagine have one attacking each arm, he said. This is how you handle them :huh

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    See ... dead as a door nail. :lol3

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    I wasn't takin' any chances & practiced my skills too.:rilla

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    Finally after an exhausting, what seemed like hours of escort duties, we arrived at Kulkurna Cliffs and the Trailer of Treachery was soon fleeced of its cargo.

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    On arrival, we were saddened to learn of more Drop Bear attacks on Mysterious Island :eek1

    Apparently when concentration was at a low ebb in the still of the 37C day & when most were worried about getting low on fuel, a corner marshal or two just disappeared, obviously attacked by a flock of Drop Bears, never to be seen again, unlike this poor fellow

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    AussieTrev had previous experience in the Flinders Ranges some years ago, when a Drop Bear pushed a branch down into his path which threw him off his bike. You may have visions of them being cute & cuddly to put a smile on your face, but at your own peril.

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    Unfortunately looking up worked against him this time as one of these little ... well! big hidden treasures took him & Dogsbody out earlier.

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    Although being anointed, I took no chances & tried to hide my camp site.

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    But of course, still in eye sight of the well equipped mobile Brewster's Wagon, full of Kev69's fabulous concoctions. :freaky

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    Funny how you can pick someone's ADV name by their gear. Hi 3 legs :wave

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    Now this weapon was definitely out of place, the occupants however were not, hi Dave & Karen :wave

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    As the night progressed Spaino, thrilled with his new found knowledge of Drop Bears, was determined to show others his wears. :eek1

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    Next morning there was silence & concentration in the camp as people packed up their gear for the trip home.

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    Notice how Trev keeps the three things in his world, most dearest to his heart close by ......... his beloved Tiger ..... his Helinox chair which is safely nursing his Molly Dooker bottle of Red
    ...... err! .. sorry, was that two bottles of Molly Dooker Red ? :rofl

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    A happy chappy in deed, unlike one of the Riverland Adv riders next morning. :lol3

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    Luckily I managed to pay a visit right on breakfast :evil

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    and to watch the love affair that is rolling a swag :lol3

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    A Classic fit for a Classic

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    After hearing of the previous days casualties at this crossing, Inspector Gadget was not taking any chances with the big boulders and practiced his line with a dry run, so to speak :D

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    Only to nearly fall in on the way back.

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    Despite that he still looked out of control to some degree and was very happy to reach the other side. :knary

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    Amazing!

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    Unfortunately Dave came with bad news of Bazz's off on the Ural some 15kms back and was lucky to be close by to give assistance in strapping his leg.

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    (Video to come)

    The way home was uneventful air time on the Bakara whoops and a cruise down the Murray.

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    Noting the Drop Bears were already migrating south & herding Pelicans for the slaughter.

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    I'd like to thank my friends who gave well wishes of support for the passing of my wife to breast cancer 2 months ago, it is very much appreciated. If it wasn't for my Adv friends I would not be in the place I am today. :bow

    However having said that and after re-reading the ride report above, the crisis has certainly screwed my brain :huh what a lot of crock shit :lol3

    Great fun, good times, great friends and speedy recovery to the injured.

    Until next time. :cry




    PS Any one with incriminating photos or video are welcome to post on this thread :evil :lol3.
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  8. Aussie Trev

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    Hey Emu, what do ya think of Masterbrewer's new shoes?????

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  9. emuooz

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    You know I want a pair you should get some too aparently they are very good for paddling around in water as they dry out quicker than your riding boots...............:D

    PS. Hows the injury you sustained while cook'in the barbie at home?

    Another great report Kym.
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  10. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    MB you have got to watch those 'Drop Bears' as they can be more dangerous than Kangaroos..:muutt

    Great ride report by the way mate..:thumb

    Classic photo of Emu at the end of the report..:lol3
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    Yeah, lots better thanks. Been jamming Emu Oil (true) on it since Sunday. Fessed up about the little swim and she's very understanding. Blamed it on a fast moving orange bike which dislodged the rocks, dug a rut and then muddied the water so that no one else could see that!!:eek1
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  12. kipo

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    I do hope that someone got a picture of that creek incident :lol3

    As for that last picture of Emu, it's a cracker :lol3 I think he must be related to some of the locals we saw at Coombah on the way home :lol3
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  13. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    In that photo Emu looks like an Australian Comedian Actor from the 50's or 60's, cant remember the name as I wasn't around in those days, maybe Trev or PBee have an idea of the name ? :deal :poser
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    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    Sorry I missed catching up with you at Lindsay Island, MB.

    Next time for sure. :thumb
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    You could be in luck Kipo, Karen got some helmet cam of the aftermath especially when Podge found the power of my bike too much as he rode it out of the rocks and almost into the nearest tree.......but Berty's mate Graham, thinks he might have me swimming on his.....would have been hilarious. :lol3
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    This will be good don't ask them..............:fpalm
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  17. Daveoz31

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    Great weekend Guys,,

    Hoping Bazz is doing well We got the Honda on film coming round the corner that Bazz clipped the fallen tree , but no cigar on the Bazz the dreaded pause button was on...
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  18. masterbrewer

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    Bugga ! :cry

    This will have to do then?

    Just use your imagination, hey? :D

    As I said before .................don't look down :shog ......................... look up :augie
















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    Apparently the Doctors are expecting it to get infected with all the shit they couldn't remove the first time, so they only put the minimum stitches in for ease of re-opening. :huh

    Speedy recovery Bazz. :thumb
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  19. Russ

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    Ouch.

    Must try and get back to Poon next year.
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  20. Aussie Trev

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    Gee MB that's a real gash......my sore knee has been repaired by the magic of Emu Oil so nothing more to be said about that. The Tiger has some slight bruising, but a 250 kilo drop on rocks was always going to scratch the 'crash bars'. I can however vouch for the 'waterproof' claim of the Wolfman panniers....excellent result..:clap

    Has no-one got any vision of my little lay down????
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