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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 01:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Lazy I guess

I just cut and pasted from a Word Doc and this is how it turned out.

If you are having trouble with the black letters just highlight it and it will turn white! I just learnt that now trying to...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By XRman
Hey Trev

Thanks for reading it. I typed the report on " Word" and just pasted it and thats what it came out like. I will have a go and see if I can improve it for the visually impaired. I recall I did it once...
Forum: Australia Today, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 903,262
Posted By XRman
The middle two days

I road from Parachilna ( don't mention the hotel) back to Adelaide using as many interesting non-highway roads as I could find.
Link; ...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Bypass the Barossa

I am fond of a good red wine, but today was not the day for tourism of that sort. I took the Grenock road and went straight through to Seppeltsfield winery ( sorry no photos) and then onto Chateua...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Farrell Flat

I eventually found my way to Farrell Flat and then turned left, then right onto Flagstaff Road. This looked as if it would end in a swamp, so I veered over to the Barrier Highway to Manoora. Soon...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
RSL /Veterans league

I think many RSL clubs have a similar 25 pound Howitizer outside their meeting place, or a Leopard Tank.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Wal am I right

Lentils and canola on either side of the road.
The yellow stuff in the previous photo is the canola....
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Adelaide here I come

I woke early and packed the bike. it was frigid so I donned an extra layer and used my balaclava /hat- face protector. I fogged up too easily so i had to open th evisor to see at all. I took the...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Orroroo

Is that spelling correct? Sounds good eh?

I stopped at this tiny town and bought coffee and a snack. I also scored a proper regional map and a highlighter pen to plan my next section of the trip....
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Johburg

I found Johburg ( not much left there now) and headed south onto Orroroo. it was a long open road with hills either side.

I thought I was seeing things so I went back to check out this flock.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Missed it by that much

It turns out that I failed to notice a track as I returned to the highway that would have got me over to the Crieton-Barata road. I should have brought my tablet with Basecamp loaded.

Oh well I...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Hawker

Once I was back on the slab/sealed road I sat on 100 kph and meandered into the township of Hawker....
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
More of Moralana

One view
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000059_zps47705617.jpg

two views
...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Scenic?

It is quite a unique ecosystem with small pine tree on the hill slopes
and rocky creeks.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Moralana Gorge

I took a Left at the Moralana Scenic drive, which runs through a shallow gorge. The colours of the hills are reddish and change with the sunlight. it is a pleasant way to meander over to a secondary...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Don't mention the Prairie Hotel

I won't mention the hotel at parachilna as they are undeserving of my support. Yuppie pricks!

Even though I was riding down the highway the ranges on my left kept me entertained. I did notice...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By XRman
Flinders Ranges to Adelaide OZ

In my previous written ride report ( no photos of this section) I mentioned that my aged Mum/Mom had fallen again and had been told that she needed to seek supported living arrangements. I was two...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 200,599
Posted By XRman
Wal

Now that i am a well known author ( 3RR in a day) it seems that Brian Lacey wants to be remembered to you Wal
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 200,599
Posted By XRman
I will check it

Look on page two of RR page. I will see if it can be linked better.!

Done.
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 903,262
Posted By XRman
Adelaide heading South East.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005779

It took 2 days to reach the Victorian border going the pretty way!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Home stretch

After Nelson ther is not much except forest, pine trees, blue gum plantations and roos for 60 kilometres. I took the pretty way through the forest to show off the variety of terrain of this...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Once I hit the Glenelg River I knew I was at the...

Once I hit the Glenelg River I knew I was at the Victorian state border.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000205_zps09c03dff.jpg
This border has...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Danger Will Robinson

This stuff is diabolically slippery when wet. Even when it is not wet Elephant Snot as we call it can be hard to stand up on. It is either a clay with a tinge of green or limestone with a tinge on...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
After this I zigzagged in a south-easterly...

After this I zigzagged in a south-easterly fashion heading for the coast.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000199_zpsd0e70a18.jpg
Inland from...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
I stopped to view the Woakwine cutting. ...

I stopped to view the Woakwine cutting.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000190_zps3529e4a1.jpg
This project involved cutting a 40m deep gap...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
From Robe I had plotted my own GPS route. Once...

From Robe I had plotted my own GPS route. Once again a few tracks that were on the map didn’t exist or were impassable in wet conditions....
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
I went into Robe for fuel and food and to turn...

I went into Robe for fuel and food and to turn off Wal’s hot water service at his holiday house. The food and coffee in the cafe adjacent to the fish and chip shop was good. My first girlfriend...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
The tracks into Robe brought back memories of my...

The tracks into Robe brought back memories of my driver training as a youngster. Great roads with a bit a sand to keep things interesting!...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
After returning to the GPS plot I eventually...

After returning to the GPS plot I eventually located Greg’s ( Bull600)campsite and in the mist I saw two large male deer....
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
I took a detour from the Bull600 route and had a...

I took a detour from the Bull600 route and had a look at the new marina at Cape Jaffa. Impressive!...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954...

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000164_zps5d39a3f9.jpg
I had a shower and a few Cooper’s Ales (another good thing they make in S.A.) prior to a...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
TV towers

When I was a lad back in the 60's these tall towers were necessary if you wanted to get TV ereception. You could be watching the VFL match of the day and have it fade to white as the winning goal was...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Once I was out of the N.P area I could up the...

Once I was out of the N.P area I could up the pace and it was obvious that I would make Kingston at about 5 p.m. if I deleted the beach sections. Riding in loose sand with a fully loaded bike is not...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Kingston 1/2 way home

The big crayfish tells you why Kingston exists. It is a fishing town.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000158_zps49d213eb.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
The wet lands and bird life could easily amuse a...

The wet lands and bird life could easily amuse a person for a few days.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000154_zpsa71381bc.jpg

Anyway it was...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954...

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000150_zpsb28f0896.jpg


I reached the Park at about 3 p.m. which gave me about 1 hour before roo o’clock. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Bugger

I was making good time until I came to a track that obviously used to be open to the public , but not anymore. I had to back track and then navigate towards the Coorong National Park.
The roads...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Dead end

After taking a while to get around Mt. Boothby ( 300 feet high?) I was glad to get back onto better roads and try and make up time. It was getting warm by now. The GPS track lead over to the coast...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
The roads were sand based with limstone capping....

The roads were sand based with limstone capping. Pretty good really.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m547/xrman1954/KYMTABLET/Pictures/2014-08-28/P1000141_zpsda708477.jpg

The area was...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 409
Posted By XRman
Now on Taut

Once over the ferry, I headed down the highway for about ten minutes seeking the start of Bull600’s dirt road tracks.
Because Bull600 had departed and returned back via the same area, there were a...
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