ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-10-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
bull600 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
bull600's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Oddometer: 348
Flinders Ranges - Adelaide to Arkaroola

Having spent quite a bit of time in the Northern Flinders ranges in years gone by it was time to muster up the bikes and head north from Adelaide to check out the country side since season breaking rains had recently fallen in the area.
The plan called for a leisurely pace over a week, camping out each night and staying off the tar as much as possible. The crew consisted of the 3. Russell and and I on DR 650’s and Paul on his aptly named 250 Kawasaki ‘Sherpa’.

Day 1 Adelaide to Wirrabra Forest

Ready for departure


We took the winding roads through the Adelaide Hills via Lower Hermitage and soon popped out at Gawler before running into our first little problem. The trusty GPS had us heading down one of the many dirt roads north of Gawler when we came to a dead end.. The newly completed 4 lane Northern Expressway had cut a swath through our chosen road. After a bit of a recce we soon found a spot through the fence on one side and to the bemusement of the motorists we undid a portion of a gate on the other side and made good our intended escape route.

Where there’s will there’s a way..



Soon we were passing through green farming land with the occasional creek crossing.



Then we came to some muddy sections of track that called for some detours





We stopped for a break at another creek crossing before heading into Laura



Here we encountered our second problem for the day. With space in our kit for a 24 can slab of beer with ice (2 days ration) we found the only cans available at the pub were in 30 packs! Oh well, we found a way to fit them surprisingly!

More ice?





From Laura we checked out a few tracks into the area for future reference then moved through to Wirrabra Forest
.
No sign of Ostrich!



Nice tracks through the forest






With a stealth campsite already sussed out from a previous trip we soon found our makeshift ‘gate’ and made our way through.



We explored a few tracks through the pines



before Paul’s Sherpa got a bit weary from the load and had a lie down



With enough riding for the day we decided to make camp and settle down with a few beers and listen to the last half of the AFL Grand Final on the radio. What a cracker match as it turned out – a draw!

Camp night 1





Paul, our resident fire maker, soon had the fire up and going and dinner was the go. We lashed out on the first night with steaks and snags brought from home.


Lucky for this little bloke we saw him before he got near the fire



With our beer quota for the day soon gone and a port to wash it down it was into the tents after an enjoyable first day.


bull600 screwed with this post 06-09-2013 at 05:04 AM
bull600 is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014