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Old 06-12-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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Milang SA June 2011



Imagine squeezing over 250kms of dirt road/track action out of a normal surfaced road, round trip of approx 160kms ............. ...........

Went for a ride today from Adelaide in South Australia to a German style touristy town in the nearby hills, Handorf and then south to a lakeside country town of Milang & back to town. **this ride report doesn't have much info about the towns ............. it's about the riding enjoyment

Feeling elated with finding a convenient meeting point for the first two guys indicating they wanted to join me for some 'dirty' Advrider action today ............... one lives at Palmer & another lives at Aldinga Beach (100kms apart ), it became a 50/50 bet, klm that is (after consulting Google maps of course) that Ottos' Bakery at Hahndorf was THE PLACE.

I relaxed in the knowledge that they would be able to arrive at the bakery at their leisure & enjoy an nice coffee & slice of cake while waiting for everyone to join them ................. NOT! It didn't open until 9am, our scheduled departure time.

So we took pity on an obviously dissappointed NotHome & delayed our start so he could refuel his body ................... however in protest he refused to eat.

So while he was away ......... 'waiting' for the servo to open as well we enjoyed a very nice coffee. What's with Hahndorf?

Anyway an easy riding day down south eventually got underway with 'twisted 1' 's little XR400 snappin' at my heels most of the day.





It was a pleasure to have another "beast" along, even if it was shod with street tyres



................. next we were enjoying some more very nice out-of-the-way tracks







Our first rest was for a 'modesty stop' under the freeway (and no Sundowner to be seen )



.............. a few farm tracks continued our very enjoyable riding experience



except I thought this one was actually rather straight, unlike the tyre marks









With a tasty country cooked lunch on the cards, 'twisted 1' hightailed the final 'short cut' to Milang





While the "gnarly adventure riders" rehydrated over some amber fluid, MikeF part-took of his chardonnay which had us wondering whether he should have in fact replaced his KLR with a BMW, especially after his caffe latte at Hahndorf



Fuel at Milang was non existant today with both outlets closed, so we were forced to detour to Strathalbyn from where 'twisted 1' headed back to his beautiful little Palmer "escape to the country" cottage (next to the pub apparently ).

The rest of us experienced more smooth fast flowing enjoyment (and that didn't include the relief stops either )





MikeF; KW; NotHome



NotHome getting right into it by now, was taking a rather strange line to miss my beautiful TDM





MikeF couldn't resist a sly glance to his left at the beautiful lines of the mighty TDM as he rode past



With the blink of an eye, we were into a "rain forest" luckily today without the rain





From Meadows we said our farewells after a truely enjoyable, fun day riding an amazing variety of track surfaces to please yet challenge, thanks guys.

cya again soon

Cheers

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Old 06-12-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
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I relaxed in the knowledge that they would be able to arrive at their leisure & enjoy an nice coffee & slice of cake while waiting for everyone to join them ................. NOT! It didn't open until 9am, our scheduled departure time.

.....So while he was away ......... 'waiting' for the servo to open as well we enjoyed a very nice coffee. What's with Hahndorf?
Oh yeah, I remember living in SA. Nothing was ever open. Ever. Not uncommon at all to have to skip a meal on the road.
Godzone motorcycle country though, on and off road, the Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula. Looks like a great ride you all had.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:49 AM   #3
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Why'd I miss this one?! Some fantastic looking tracks there, MB.
The new bike looks great, Mike. I bet it rides better than the old KLR. Good stuff, all.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:51 AM   #4
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Thanks mate. Nice country, looked like a very pleasant day out.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:05 AM   #5
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Great RR

Thanks for sharing that with us
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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Sorry I missed it MB, and well done MikeF, that bike looks very nice - welcome to the club.

Did Craig manage to get fed anywhere???
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #7
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Good RR Kym

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:47 AM   #8
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Man thats looks awesome i was going to rock up and join you all but had to work .. grrr maybe next time...
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:08 AM   #9
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I thought I'd be able to pick your route but I recognised one, maybe two roads.

You are the master of more than just brewing........
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #10
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Sorry I missed it MB,.........................Did Craig manage to get fed anywhere???
Yeah twice ............................ once from the pub at Milang & then after from the general store

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:28 PM   #11
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Yeah twice ............................ once from the pub at Milang & then after from the general store

I call it supporting local businesses . Thanks again Kym and the tracks between Strath & Meadows were magnificent
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:40 PM   #12
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Kym,

Looks like yet another one of your exceptional quality routes but I have to ask how do you manage to arrange a ride or Avoca night every time I have other commitments?

Not that it mattered for yesterday all 3 bikes are in bits anyway.

Hope your keeping well.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #13
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I call it supporting local businesses .
They must have thought they had just won the lottery then




[QUOTE=The Misinformant;16149296].......................... but I have to ask how do you manage to arrange a ride or Avoca night every time I have other commitments? QUOTE]

Luck I guess

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Old 06-13-2011, 04:33 AM   #14
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Awesome day out.

Thanks Kym. Good to see you about again.

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:12 AM   #15
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looks like a ride
thanks for taking us along
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