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Post  Chook on Fri 02 Dec 2016, 6:43 am

Just a heads up for any South Aussie's, in Dec 2017 madmax is riding from Melbourne to Perth for Xmas, he'll be staying with me for a couple of nights and would like to check out the place, i was thinking a ride up through the Hills/Barossa and perhaps the Fleurieu as well.

When he leaves here I'll be going for the 1st few days too, we're heading for Port Lincoln so I'm thinking day 1 should include the Clare Valley and a bit of the Flinders Ranges then off to Pt Lincoln for a night and Streaky Bay the next

It'd be good if we can get a few local members together while he's here, dates will get posted later
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Post  paul on Fri 02 Dec 2016, 8:56 am

I would most certainly be up for a catch up and ride to show mm around our fair country side, not sure about the Pt Lincoln bit ..............it depends how Mrs Paul is at that time . Very Happy

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Post  Chook on Fri 02 Dec 2016, 11:59 am

@paul wrote:I would most certainly be up for a catch up and ride to show mm around our fair country side, not sure about the Pt Lincoln bit ..............it depends how Mrs Paul is at that time . Very Happy

Something like this https://goo.gl/maps/MJYeesoE3r32 Paul?
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Post  paul on Fri 02 Dec 2016, 6:07 pm

That looks like a nice days ride , if we had longer we could have gone further  south , but then that might be stretching it a bit .

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Post  madmax on Sun 04 Dec 2016, 5:24 pm

@Chook wrote:
@paul wrote:I would most certainly be up for a catch up and ride to show mm around our fair country side, not sure about the Pt Lincoln bit ..............it depends how Mrs Paul is at that time . Very Happy

Something like this https://goo.gl/maps/MJYeesoE3r32 Paul?

You blokes trying to wear me out before I get halfway across?

p.s Looks like an awesome ride

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Post  Davo1063 on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 3:54 pm

I'll watch for the dates as you will be coming through my area and if time off work permits I would come for a ride to Lincoln and maybe Streaky.

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Post  Chook on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 10:19 pm

Speaking to madmax today we now have some dates:

If anyone wants to join all or any part of the trip, the more the merrier

Wed Dec 13th, mm leaving Melbourne on the 12th for the Grampians, 13th heading for  Naracoorte (or Lucindale), at this stage I'm planning on riding down there, stay the night 

Thurs Dec 14th,  ride into Adelaide with Bryan, hopefully via Wellington and a tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula / Adelaide Hills before heading into town

Friday Dec 15th, rest day, Bryan's son is now based in Adelaide with the Army so he'll be catching up with him

Saturday Dec 16th, Bryan, myself and my daughter Kaylah (+ anyone else that wants to tag along) will be leaving Adelaide, at this stage plan on heading across the Adelaide Hills into the Barossa Valley, onto the Clare Valley before hitting the Flinders Ranges, want to include a few of the good roads crossing the Flinders Ranges, something like this, 
https://goo.gl/maps/eqVKECF2URw
staying the night at either Melrose, Wilmington or Quorn

Sunday Dec 17th, To Port Lincoln, not sure whether to head straight down through Whyalla (all straight and boring) or head over to Kimba and head South to Cleve (10 or so km of nice corners near Cleve) and back onto the Lincoln Hwy at Arno Bay, do want to turn off at Tumby Bay and take the road over to Cummins, possibly even return to Tumby and head into Port Lincoln on the Lincoln Hwy, coming into town from that direction is pretty spectacular, be a pity for Bryan (and Kaylah, she's never been over there either) to miss the view over Boston Bay

Monday Dec 18th, To Penong via Elliston, Streaky Bay, Ceduna etc etc

Tuesday Dec 19th, Bryan heads West, we head home with a overnight stay, most likely with a mate in Port Augusta

If anyone wants to meet us at Wellington to do the Fleurieu stint, leave Adelaide with us for a overnighter or even a day trip returning home part way or any other part of the rides feel free to jump in


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Post  paul on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 11:35 am

I will keep in touch with regards to your e.t.a. at Wellington or Strath & meet up with you there for a ride.

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Post  Chook on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 12:10 pm

@paul wrote:I will keep in touch with regards to your e.t.a. at Wellington or Strath & meet up with you there for a ride.
Cheers paul, would hope to be at Wellington by mid morning if we were going to get the ride in we talked about a while back

This is roughly what I was thinking for anyone else that wants to come along too

https://goo.gl/maps/qAyKSoZsFhD2

We will be looking at 3 - 3 1/2 hours ride in the morning to get to Wellington
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Post  madmax on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 7:35 pm

The plan is from Naracoorte to head over to Kingston SE and head north up the coast. I want to include Victor Harbour on my way to Adelaide Chook.
After that I'm leaving it to you to show me the best roads in the region.

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Post  reddog on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 8:39 am

Sounds like you guys will be having a pretty good ride over in SA. What's your journey look like coming into WA Bryan? And what dates are you staying over here?
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Post  Davo1063 on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 9:26 am

I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.

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Post  madmax on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 12:25 pm

@reddog wrote:Sounds like you guys will be having a pretty good ride over in SA. What's your journey look like coming into WA Bryan? And what dates are you staying over here?
Plan is to leave Port Lincoln Monday the 18th of Dec. coming across through Norseman and down to Esperance- Albany - Walpole to Northcliffe, where my sister has a farm. Should be there on the 23rd. I be hanging around there over Christmas for a few day and then heading to Bunbury for a couple of days.
After that it is generally unplanned. Although I do plan on heading to Perth and possibly up to Shark Bay.
Heading home is up to me as I'm not back at work until mid Feb. Though I wouldn't be staying in WA past the end of Jan

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Post  madmax on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 12:27 pm

@Davo1063 wrote:I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.
From Port Augusta, we are coming down the east coast through Whyalla. Do you think the Kimba-Cleve route is a better ride?

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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 2:07 pm

Sounds like a bloody good ride. Wish I had some time off Crying or Very sad

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Post  Chook on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 6:54 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Davo1063 wrote:I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.
From Port Augusta, we are coming down the east coast through Whyalla. Do you think the Kimba-Cleve route is a better ride?


Either way is a similar distance, the Whyalla way has no good corners, the Cleve way has 5 - 10 km of nice bends

To do the Cleve way you'll be doing the same 148 of straight roads past Iron Knob that you will be doing on the way home

Another option, meet Davo in Whyalla, detour from Cowell to Cleve, take a short spin out of town to get a corner fix (also a few between Cowell and Cleve) then rejoin the coast at Arno Bay

BTW, Cleve should be famous.......................

it's my birth place Wink
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Post  Chook on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 7:02 pm

@Davo1063 wrote:I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.
Sounds great, I'll let you know when I'm booking the Boston, might let mm book us all in to Penong

On the way home Kaylah and I are staying with a mate in Pt Augusta for a night, can either leave you at Iron Knob or the Tanks
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Post  Chook on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 7:12 pm

I've pm'd "F", we are going past Port Pirie where his business, Cruisers Carwash is, the day after we'll be zipping in and out of Cummins where he lives when he's not in Pirie. I'll be in Pirie Thursday night, I'll drop past Cruisers and see if he is about.

it'd be nice to catch up with him too
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Post  madmax on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 9:19 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Davo1063 wrote:I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.
From Port Augusta, we are coming down the east coast through Whyalla. Do you think the Kimba-Cleve route is a better ride?


Either way is a similar distance, the Whyalla way has no good corners, the Cleve way has 5 - 10 km of nice bends

To do the Cleve way you'll be doing the same 148 of straight roads past Iron Knob that you will be doing on the way home

Another option, meet Davo in Whyalla, detour from Cowell to Cleve, take a short spin out of town to get a corner fix (also a few between Cowell and Cleve) then rejoin the coast at Arno Bay

BTW, Cleve should be famous.......................

it's my birth place Wink
Lol

On the way home I might come down and stay at Streaky Bay and head down through PL again
I'll work it out at the time.

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Post  madmax on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 9:31 pm

@Chook wrote:
@Davo1063 wrote:I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.
Sounds great, I'll let you know when I'm booking the Boston, might let mm book us all in to Penong

On the way home Kaylah and I are staying with a mate in Pt Augusta for a night, can either leave you at Iron Knob or the Tanks

The Penong pub could be a little expensive. Just read a review which said $85 for a room with shared facilities

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Post  Chook on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 6:06 am

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@Davo1063 wrote:I will be able to join you for Lincoln and beyond. I can either meet you in Pt Augusta or iron Knob if you are going the Kimba-Cleve Route or just meet you here in Whyalla if you are going that way.
Sounds great, I'll let you know when I'm booking the Boston, might let mm book us all in to Penong

On the way home Kaylah and I are staying with a mate in Pt Augusta for a night, can either leave you at Iron Knob or the Tanks

The Penong pub could be a little expensive. Just read a review which said $85 for a room with shared facilities
I was expecting prices like that for anything past Ceduna

Might have to book soon though, week before Xmas there could be a lot travelling East-West or visa versa
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Post  reddog on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 9:20 am

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@reddog wrote:Sounds like you guys will be having a pretty good ride over in SA. What's your journey look like coming into WA Bryan? And what dates are you staying over here?
Plan is to leave Port Lincoln Monday the 18th of Dec. coming across through Norseman and down to Esperance- Albany - Walpole to Northcliffe, where my sister has a farm. Should be there on the 23rd. I be hanging around there over Christmas for a few day and then heading to Bunbury for a couple of days.
After that it is generally unplanned. Although I do plan on heading to Perth and possibly up to Shark Bay.
Heading home is up to me as I'm not back at work until mid Feb. Though I wouldn't be staying in WA past the end of Jan
Righto Bryan. You let me know when you want to catch up mate when you are headed towards Bunbury. There's some lovely roads around fridge town, Balingup area
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Post  madmax on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 3:22 pm

@reddog wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@reddog wrote:Sounds like you guys will be having a pretty good ride over in SA. What's your journey look like coming into WA Bryan? And what dates are you staying over here?
Plan is to leave Port Lincoln Monday the 18th of Dec. coming across through Norseman and down to Esperance- Albany - Walpole to Northcliffe, where my sister has a farm. Should be there on the 23rd. I be hanging around there over Christmas for a few day and then heading to Bunbury for a couple of days.
After that it is generally unplanned. Although I do plan on heading to Perth and possibly up to Shark Bay.
Heading home is up to me as I'm not back at work until mid Feb. Though I wouldn't be staying in WA past the end of Jan
Righto Bryan. You let me know when you want to catch up mate when you are headed towards Bunbury. There's some lovely roads around fridge town, Balingup area
Sure will. I guess it'll be early January. Are you taking any time off?

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Post  reddog on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm

At this stage just the couple of days between Christmas. If you give me a bit of warning some time off could be arranged or a mystery illness could keep me away from work Wink
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Post  madmax on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 5:48 pm

@reddog wrote:At this stage just the couple of days between Christmas. If you give me a bit of warning some time off could be arranged or a mystery illness could keep me away from work Wink


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