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masterbrewer 01-20-2013 04:33 PM

Point Sturt, Milang Sth Aus
 
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After the recent heatwaves, a glorious mild clear blue sky with nice dust clearing cross winds befriended us and our freshly cleaned, gleeming bikes, following the dusty conditions of last weeks ride.
("Over the Dusty Hill" ride) :D

I know! ... I know! ..... I know! ..... I was out in front with the map & didn't endure the dust.

But I have you mind, a car did pull out in front of me for a kilometer or two at some point over the 350kms ride & I could feel you guys laughing in satisfaction behind my back :jack

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Climbing out of the forest of Adelaide & into the hills for our rendezvous at Belair
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The small group of intrepid adventurers gathered & prepared for a "short 50km ride" to the Strathalbyn bakery ..... or so they thought :deal

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That distance was easily doubled in the search for back lanes & dirt tracks, unfortunately joined by small sections of blacktop before refreshments were served :clap
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After refueling the body :*sip* ........... on to Milang another "short 20kms" away, :evil ................ but not as I know it :evil :cromag

With good summer rains & tall regrowth & especially riding through the recent fire damaged countryside near Finniss, I was conscious of starting further fires by riding my usual often hidden by grass "special tracks" so we kept it mainly to open, easy "put a smile on ya face" ones.

A false sense of comfort grew as we enjoyed the fantastic fast undulating, twisting, smooth back roads, can I say it again, under clear blue sky in mild conditions :ricky

However it didn't take long to shatter those dreams, along a particular 5km 4x4 track with one special small but gnarly, (for the big bikes :eek1 ) sand hill. (unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice)

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....... and the new paint job was soon put to the test :muutt .................... luckily without damage :clap

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Regrouping to compare beating hearts
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On to Lake Alexandrina
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From Point Sturt our hunger grew for a thirst quenching "meal" :evil as we could see Milang across the Lake.
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Surprisingly the pub was absolutely chockers & we were lucky to get a meal let alone a table to eat it on.

As mentioned before regarding the bushfire threat, our usual tall grassed, testing tracks were off limits & so we kept it safe.
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Having recently bit the dust, well! ...... the rock impregnated cement-like dirt track with granite bolders hidden in the grass, on this corner not so long ago going the other way, I was determined to show it who's boss & spend some quality get to know ya time there :gdog before the troups arrived.
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Before a the important debrief refresher at Echunga.
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Our legendary "Single Track Dominator" adventurer, CharlieW has been working on his new invention for riding through contrasting shadowed tracks ............................ you just have to alternate winking to keep constant brightness :lol3

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<o:p>Great day guys & it was good to meet new comers Serg (DR650) & Mark (Tenere) as well as Jeff who lives in Strath, rode to Belair to ride back to Strath .... commitment :thumb


cya again soon.


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Aussie Trev 01-20-2013 05:48 PM

:clap

Any new starters for the Classic MB?

Gasman_ADV 01-20-2013 11:18 PM

thanks for stopping and taking the pics, its great to get an idea of whats out there.

like many others, wish I could have gone. :clap

masterbrewer 01-21-2013 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Gasman_ADV (Post 20538779)
thanks for stopping and taking the pics, its great to get an idea of whats out there.
like many others, wish I could have gone. :clap

It's a pleasure fellow happy snapper, it's all part of my anti-dementia before adventure insurance plan I've got :rofl .... ya know ....... just in case. :lol3

Unfortunately for you though, I was having so much fun on the "good tracks" :ricky I forgot to stop to take more photos.

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masterbrewer 01-21-2013 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by DRTrev (Post 20536851)
:clap Any new starters for the Classic MB?

After CharlieW, KymW & my somewhat blurred recollections of your event, I'm sure they will be reading up on my ride reports as we speak ................ expect a pm :lol3

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Sol Erzenberg 01-21-2013 02:41 AM

Looks like another great ride MB, I hope to get along to the next one.

Cheers, Sol..:D

masterbrewer 01-21-2013 02:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Sol Erzenberg (Post 20539151)
Looks like another great ride MB, I hope to get along to the next one.Cheers, Sol..

Look forward to it :thumb

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Tjilpi 01-21-2013 04:05 AM

Thanks for sharing.
Now officially homesick!
Good to see that bakery still there.

Sol Erzenberg 01-21-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by masterbrewer (Post 20536243)

I hear its a bit of a tricky corner when you are coming down the hill towards it..:deal


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