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Old 12-07-2014, 01:20 AM   #1
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The Cape and Back Dec 2014

An adventure that unfolded with pieces by pieces being shared amongst many .........



All contributors are welcome to add their versions of the day

We could sense the day was going to be interesting, when "The Cable Guy" arrived to join us on his first Adventure Ride. (He is honestly an inspirational, happy chap to have as a friend . ............ nevertheless the truth must be told. )



It was touch & go whether the bike, a VOR 530 Motocross Enduro would be ready in time.

Days before I took it for a spin myself, which I had to cut short as I could feel my fillings coming loose with the vibrations.

What an exciting pick up machine though, the ladies will be queuing to ride pillion for sure.

Even the short ride 4 km ride to the meeting point required a small adjustment.



The guys made him feel welcome.


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Old 12-07-2014, 01:27 AM   #2
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:31 AM   #3
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Ooooooh, I always enjoy a masterbrewer RR!:
Waiting with anticipation!
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:36 AM   #4
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Is the name on the truck any indication of the feeling amongst the pushers. I'm pissed off I couldn't make this ride looking forward to the full RR
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:03 AM   #5
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I knew I'd miss the good bits...

3x riders to push an ADV bike, looks serious???

Don't be such a tease MB, do let on..
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:09 AM   #6
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Total of 650Km Gawler - Cape Jervis -Gawler, over the two days. 2 bakeries and 2 pubs. Thanks Flipsy and all.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:03 AM   #7
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It had been a long time since the last advertised "Adventure Ride" and riders were coming out of the woodwork to eat dust



It was the best organised ride I have been on and confidence in our ride organisers, Fipsy & DR Ozzy was high.

Many thanks to all their helpers too who made it a fabulous ride. Ah yeah ! That's right I was one of those, Sweep group II
cough ... cough ... splutter ... splutter ... cough ... cough



................................... that is until I discovered there were no bakeries for morning tea included in the itinery
surely they must be joking I thought to myself , but alas NO!

..... to be continued when I have regained my composure

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Old 12-07-2014, 06:23 AM   #8
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I totally get you about morning tea and bakeries!
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:08 PM   #9
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................................... that is until I discovered there were no bakeries for morning tea included in the itinery
surely they must be joking I thought to myself , but alas NO!
Let me guess, you didn't read the itinerary until 10mins before we pulled out, right? You know, the one that was on the web site for the last 2 weeks?......or were you too busy still playing with your crayons trying to draw maps?

If I had us stopping at bakeries all the way down, I would have saved us the trouble and organised a bus instead

........now there's an idea for you........
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:26 PM   #10
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Let me guess, you didn't read the itinerary until 10mins before we pulled out, right? You know, the one that was on the web site for the last 2 weeks?......or were you too busy still playing with your crayons trying to draw maps?

If I had us stopping at bakeries all the way down, I would have saved us the trouble and organised a bus instead

........now there's an idea for you........
Oooooo !... Aarrr !

Actually I was missing them the most while I was waiting at the correct turn offs for the group to come back.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:48 PM   #11
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I am now composed enough to move on with the report.

The corner man system worked great and we covered the trails in no time ........... some I noticed covered the verge as well and it wasn't long before we reached the first regroup at Crafers.

While waiting at the servo, someone spied a fellow rider who will remain nameless, doing something he thought he could get away with, around the corner.

Photo deleted to protect the innocent

Is he actually drinking a Caffe Latte and eating a bakery bun trying to be inconspicuous, I thought to myself

and then he was joined by another BMW rider



It wasn't long before the others smelt a rat or so they thought and acted accordingly



We were soon joined by Mr Adventurer himself ..... "Homer Simpson"

He always likes a challenge



and we on our merry way again (don't ask how the "Sweep" took these photos )













to regroup for lunch at the Meadows Bakery for a chin wagg



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Old 12-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #12
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ooooooo!! that looks painful



and I wasn't the only one to think that



On we went, riding some fantastic trails in the drying countryside



another unanswered question begs to be asked here



The Decepticon was doing a great job of leading, but was obviously trained by Fipsy, as we still hadn't passed any bakeries





Mr Happy (aka the Cable Guy) hardly made a splash with his 50kg bike plus 50kg Tag Mahal luggage bag



So he tried again





It was on to one of the "infamous" hill climbs out of Ashbourne and after Pudanini's comments at Meadows that a girl could ride it easy, I had no choice to take up the challenge & succeed

Was that what she was hand gesturing at the bakery



About this time the wheels started to fall off .......... well not literally

First this .....



and then that ...



As well as this ....... luckily "The Cable Guy" lived up to his name.







....... and his generosity of sharing came out ........ what a guy

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Old 12-08-2014, 12:43 AM   #13
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Beautiful undulating countryside welcomed us.



Until the curse of the tank bag struck again, driving the little Honda into the ground, "here Tony let me help you, it's not heavy ...... Huh? it didn't start out this heavy"



Others begged to differ as they transferred it to the "mighty TDM"

Now the tally on the TDM so far: his tent, the rear rack, the rear Targ Mahal luggage bag with an unknown quantity of stuff that had already fallen off the Vor. Luckily all the missing nuts & bolts weighing kilo's had steadily departed for heaven along the route.

Personally I couldn't really see the point of a tent considering the size of the Targ Mahal ?



As the afternoon disappeared with the setting sun, we finally arrived at our destination at the Cape Jervis Station to refresh before heading down the hill to the Hotel for dinner.

Someone had mentioned that it was only just over a kilometer to the hotel, so being conscious of Police presence this weekend, TonyRDR, Dorset, Mr Happy and myself decided to walk.

Safety first Mr Happy wanted to wear a light colored top as we had to walk down the main road, but we all said don't bother as we only had to make him laugh in the dark and drivers would see his teeth



On reflection I think it was the Bakery hater that told me that little furfy, as he & all the others rode past gesturing only one kilometer to go ..... or that was what is appeared

Finally it was a sprint to the finish and a fabulous meal & drinks was had by all.


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Old 12-08-2014, 01:53 AM   #14
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The Guys were impressed with my jogging back up the hill for the night or that's what it appeared, the truth be known I had tripped and was trying to recover in style
As we had returned with adequate provisions to complete the arduous journey, we were given expert advice on how best to pull your ring.



Due to TonyRDR's accident and lack of camping gear, as he falsely thought he wouldn't keep up on the baby Honda, I took pity on him and shared a room. Although I did feel guilty in the morning as I opened the curtains to see rain, as I sipped my nice hot coffee after my nice warm shower. and no I won't be buying a BMW

The Next morning had everything including morning exercises to start the day



But alas she wasn't cooperating





..... and then the jumper leads came out, thanks KIZZ which seemed appropriate seeing it was a Motocross bike
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:17 AM   #15
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I was looking forward to leading the group home, No Dust but obviously nobody felt hungry and only a couple of oldies + one showing any interest.

After the light sprinkle overnight, the roads were clean, traction good and views fantastic and it wasn't long before we reached our destination.





It was obvious that Mr Happy was deflated with all his bikes troubles, as can be seen by the size comparison with his bike ........ we all felt for his struggles

But then after getting a taste for all the delicacies behind the counter his bike wouldn't start again. or was that actually planned.

"Dad can you please bring a trailer, but not too soon, I have to get back inside and get a few telephone numbers first" .


And then were three: ............... DROzzy, KIZZ and myself.







and finally Christmas drinks at the Meadows Hotel with $5 PINTS ON TAP.



My body felt fantastic and gave me enthusiasm for the future.

I'm Baaack

Thanks for the great company & support.

Cya again soon.


PS Can someone help me find the aircleaner on the TDM

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