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Old 02-21-2009, 02:40 AM   #1
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Gawler Ranges/Lake Gairdner Dry Lake Speed Trials Mar 11th -14th ride/camp-out



This is it .................... finally it's on Speed Week http://www.dlra.org.au/lgairdner.htm

Company on the ride is welcome


Photo courtsey of DLRA site, thanks

Wednesday 11th March: ..... Staging point: Cowell Bakery, Eyre Peninsular 10.30 am

Then ride the coastal rd south to Port Gibbon then veer NW (all dirt) to Wudinna via Elbow Hill; High Way lookout; Mangalo; Darke Peak; Goyders Monument; Mount Wudinna; Turtle Rock; Polda Rock to refuel bike & rider.

Then due north to tour the Gawler Ranges National Park & camp Wednesday night

Thursday: explore more of the NP before heading to Mt Ive station & Lake Gairdner to check out the fabulous Speed Racers & camp overnight.
......... Spectator info

Friday: some more early morning, clean air "Speed" action before heading out either via:

Option 1. Kingoonya & Glendambo to Woomera, Port Augusta & Adelaide camping where we finds ourselves on the way.

Option 2. Iron Knob to Port Augusta & camp near Hawker & then maybe Saturday, ride east on the Warcowie Rd to Baratta Hill Station where any interested "easterners" can veer off to Yunta while those heading south can enjoy Weira Downs; Johnburgh; Orroroo (check out the second half of this ride report http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368895) and continuing dirt via Yatina Gorge to at least Spalding.


Wednesday morning Aussie Jase & myself, at this stage will be meeting at the Caltex Castle Plaza Edwardstown at 5.30am to ride direct to Wallaroo to catch the (pre-booked half priced $31.25 bike & rider Wed special) 8am Wallaroo 2 hour ferry to Lucky Bay http://www.seasa.com.au/pages/fares.php (they recommend you bring your own tie-down ropes etc) to be at the Cowell's Bakery by 10.30 for morning tea.

Of course all this is subject to the gods closer to departure so stay tuned

Really looking forward to this trip which has been in the planning for years

Tag along riders are welcome.

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Old 02-21-2009, 03:00 AM   #2
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awesome!!
hope the weather holds out
we headed down year before last and it was cancelled the day before the event due to lake surface conditions
people had carted competition vehicles fom perth, darwin and all over and had to turn atound and drive home
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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oohh I'd love to go but can never get time off work in march
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:58 AM   #4
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oohh I'd love to go but can never get time off work in march
Wimp. Just quit, be a man! Seriously, book leave now for next year. You won't regret it. It is one of the few things that the word "awesome" truly applies to.

The Friday morning action may be a bit limited at the lake as many have packed up for the long trip home, and many have blown up too (sustained 200mph + does that to engines). But there should still be starters. Thursday try and get there as early as possible, you'll get to see more if you are early, and some better runs too. Bring a good camera, lip balm, sunscreen, and long sleeves and trousers. Otherwise you'll burn like you've never imagined from the reflected light off the salt surface. Apply sunscreen to the undersides of your nostrils, etc.
See you there.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #5
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MB if i was still in Whyalla i would be there!!
I know 2 great tracks from Whyalla to Cowell but they are pretty overgrown, sandy & rough, not for big bikes or people not very experianced in deep sand.
There is a good station track that goes from Nonning-Mahanewo-Wirraminna, bitumen then Glendambo.
From Mt Ive through this track to Glendambo is 292km.
I've done this track on my 950 & the tracks not to sandy/diffecult.
I have the names & ph# of the stations on this track if anybody is interested.
Cheers & have a good ride.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info GodSilla & ktm wrench

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:11 AM   #7
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I think I better get the fork seals done before this one MB?
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:48 PM   #8
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Latest Great News: The Ice truck will be attending on the salt during daytime and at the camp in the evenings
Now I gotta just calculate how many cans I can carry
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:04 AM   #9
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Hi ktm wrench
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There is a good station track that goes from Nonning-Mahanewo-Wirraminna, bitumen then Glendambo.
From Mt Ive through this track to Glendambo is 292km.
I've done this track on my 950 & the tracks not to sandy/diffecult.
I have the names & ph# of the stations on this track if anybody is interested. Cheers & have a good ride.
Thanks for the offer, much appreciated, as plans are developing, looks like Jase has to get to Roxby by 15th so your option may be on the cards.

If you can pm the #'s and your contact phone number we can have a chat.
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I've heard there could be some very interesting machinery on "The Lake"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OIl9oLGx1o
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don't forget the binoculars - there's nothing worse than having a hot rod go end to end on the far side of the run (where you can barely see it)

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #12
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Thanks for the offer, much appreciated, as plans are developing, looks like Jase has to get to Roxby by 15th so your option may be on the cards.

If you can pm the #'s and your contact phone number we can have a chat.
Be careful MB make sure he explains where the gates are. I think someone got up close and personal with a gate on one of Gilg's '(Mis) Adventure' treks once.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
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Be careful MB make sure he explains where the gates are. I think someone got up close and personal with a gate on one of Gilg's '(Mis) Adventure' treks once.
Thanks kipo, I've heard you are well versed on gates
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I've just had a look at your route with google maps, and can say I am very jealous. Looks like it is going to an excellent trip.

Any chance that this is going to become an annual event?, because I would be interested for next year.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #15
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Now that sounds like a bloody good idea Charlie

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We'll treat this one as a scouting party then

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