|02-26-2008, 05:23 PM||#1|
roughing it :)
Joined: Oct 2007
Oz - The Border track, Ngarkat ride SA
My first overnight trip ride report. Well I left
Anyway back to the story.
At one point about half way along the track you hit a dead end with a sign that said Border Track 5kms to the left, so after searching for the start again for some time and not finding it I proceeded across to a little grain silo at Peebinga and then cut diagonally south to rejoin the Border Track again. As luck would have it the track got even more sandy, this is where 3 out of my 5 get offs happened all in the space of about a km, nothing like killing a mans spirit. It just so happened that while I was out there I noticed what looked like fresh bike tracks which was lucky for me as in a couple of sections the track is fairly ambiguous as to where to go, so I just followed these (and hoped) and they found there way to the fence line every time (thanks to the unknown rider, looked to be riding a Honda, who I saw somewhere further down the track taking a different line heading back north, not shore if they saw me though). By the time I reached Pinnaroo I was knacked and it was around 17:00 so I pitched my tent in the local caravan park and settled in for the night. For those that are interested the Loxton to Pinnaroo leg I used 11ltrs of fuel for around 140 kms
The next day I again headed off towards Lameroo along the railway line service line. After topping up the fuel tank I continued along the track till I hit Bews South rd where I turned south and headed towards and into
Well a few more kms into the park and all there was, was sand, sand and more sand however it was not exceptionally beep and with the previous days experience found the ride challenging but enjoyable. I continued south down Baan Hill Track up and over dunes till I come to the southern part to the park (started to get worried as always there were many roads that were unmarked so not sure if I had missed my turn). From here I turned south towards Bucks Camp Soak over even more sandy dunes (can anyone see pattern for this trip). From Bucks Camp north till I came across a road (that was not signed, another park issue, a lack of signs) that I hoped was the one that was going to take me out to Tintinara, thankfully this turned out to be the correct decision (easy to start doubting yourself when you are alone, lack of signage and are travelling along these types of tracks). Again fuel usage for this leg of around 150kms was 9ltrs.
From Tintinara it was the back way up Prosser rd, Lewis rd, Heinrich rd, Pascoe rd, Tauragat Well rd and then across another little track (you guessed it more sandy dunes, by now you should have the pattern, SAND) to Netherton rd to Peake. From Peake I zig-zagged my way through to near Wynarka via Stirling Well rd, Peak rd and
27rich screwed with this post 02-27-2008 at 04:48 AM Reason: no picutres
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