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Old 04-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Fuel options - Adaminaby

Update: The grumpy old bugger at the Adminaby BP has moved on, the place has good new owners and is apparently up for a re-furb and possible brand switch.



So all this below is for entertainment only

From another rider forum. Hate to say it, but my experience with that fellow has been much the same

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As fellow bike riders you are free to make your own choices but I thought I would share a recent experience as to why I will never use the BP at Adaminaby again, EVER !

Myself and 2 other friends were on the start of a 3 day ride through the Victorian Alps, starting from Canberra
From Canberra to Cooma to Adaminaby were I have always filled up with petrol, this is where the fun starts.

We stop at the BP servo and one of the friends has 2 holes in his radiator with fluid pouring out, not looking good, so we grabbed the water can from the servo and the friend proceeded to pour the water over his bike first and then the radiator to wash all the coolant off , thus emptying the container. I went looking for a tap to refill it and couldn't find one anywhere so went inside the shop where the owner proceeded to complain about the friend wasting the water, even how he spilt some out of the container whilst carrying it over to the bike in the first place. I thought old mate was having a bad day said "sorry about that" and listened to his story about how council charges him for water and sewerage and how they have to pump the sewerage up the hill, enlightening. I was trying to empathise with him anyway.

Anyway, I left the container with the shop owner and then went over the the friends bike to putty up the radiator, once done the friend went back into the shop to ask for the container of water to fill the bike back up at which point the shop owner started on him and complained about the container that was already empty from his previous use, acting like he didn't want to give him anymore water to fill his bike. I think the conversation got a bit more heated and the friend must have sworn at the shop owner, a reaction to an unbelievable situation I believe. I think the mate even offered to buy some water before it got heated.

I proceeded to go into the shop and ask for the container and the shop owner continued the rant, then said my mate had sworn at him and that he wasn't going to give us any water and we could bugger off. I said we had just spent $95 there and he couldn't even help us out with some water to which he replied "whoopee so what I made $10". I said it was very un-australian to not help someone out in need and he just said my mate shouldn't have sworn. I tried to reason further with him but it was going nowhere. I told him I was going to advise everyone I could about the friendly helpful service and to avoid this place at all costs and go to the MOBIL Service Station down the road, he said "go right ahead, I couldn't give a shit"

So here I am, sharing my experience with you so that you may make your decision on where you would like to spend your money

p.s We got a bucket from the caravan park next door and got some of their water to fill the radiator and had a great 3 days riding

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Agreed he guy there is a prick, rude and unhelpful I once left my wife there and went back to go and help someone who had a puncture half way to Kiandra I called to say we were on our way and would be needing fuel and were 15 minutes away the prick locked up 13 minutes later and was driving out as we arrived.
Fortunately a bloke at the pub had a few litres on his ute which we shared an were able to make it to the next fuel.
I've never been back to the BP.


The ampol on the other end of town are always friendly and they are also the local NRMA tow service so if you are ever in trouble out that way they are the ones that are going to come and help you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Good intel , thanks for posting , I'll stay away from there too .
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Some people are just not suited to public service work, he probably would have made a good concentration camp guard though.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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you blokes haven't been to Lotus Creek then? There are no words to describe the hobbit that claims ownership to that servo.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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you blokes haven't been to Lotus Creek then? There are no words to describe the hobbit that claims ownership to that servo.
Nope never been.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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Nope never been.
Don't use the toliet! because your not allowed.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
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Don't use the toliet! because your not allowed.

I remember visiting a servo up in north QLD once, for a mate to answer natures' call. She was told no, because we hadn't bought any fuel. So we decided to fill up, again - about 2L between the two of us.

Busting for a wee, my mate heads back to pay for the fuel and get the loo key, and the f-tard behind the counter takes her $3, then tells her that the minimum fill is 2L, so she still can't use the loo.

Not one to be defeated by adversity, old mate heads back outside, drops her knickers, and uses the front bowser to express her dissatisfaction with their standard of service. By the time the desk jockey figured out what was going on and whether to say anything, the deed was done and we were back on the bikes and on our way.

Moral of this story: a bit of wee courtesy can go a long way, and never call a lady's bluff.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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I remember visiting a servo up in north QLD once, for a mate to answer natures' call. She was told no, because we hadn't bought any fuel. So we decided to fill up, again - about 2L between the two of us.

Busting for a wee, my mate heads back to pay for the fuel and get the loo key, and the f-tard behind the counter takes her $3, then tells her that the minimum fill is 2L, so she still can't use the loo.

Not one to be defeated by adversity, old mate heads back outside, drops her knickers, and uses the front bowser to express her dissatisfaction with their standard of service. By the time the desk jockey figured out what was going on and whether to say anything, the deed was done and we were back on the bikes and on our way.

Moral of this story: a bit of wee courtesy can go a long way, and never call a lady's bluff.
That's GOLD!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:45 PM   #10
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From another rider forum. Hate to say it, but my experience with that fellow has been much the same
Why not forward this to BP's Public Relations Dept? The worst they can do is ignore it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:03 AM   #11
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while we are on the subject

I won't ever bother to stop at the Prarie Hotel in Parachilna again either.

The old duck at the bar told me that I should go another 50 km to the next place to buy fuel ("they had specialist fuels"). The bowsers were still locked and they were a little busy, so I thought I could probably make it on my reserve fuel.
As I was gearing up to go however a yuppie came out with the keys to fill his diesel. I wetn back in and asked for the bowser keys, but no; they were rationing their petrol for locals to use. BS they all use diesel!

Our discussion became a little heated with me claiming discrimination and " you have not heard the last of this" . I thought about using my trump card (this had better not be because I am black).

Anyway as I was about to leave the young asssistant came out and fiilled my tank. She said" 23L ! that is worth it" or words to that effect. So in reality fuel efficient vehicles are not welcome at that establishment.

When I am driving my fuel guzzling 4WD and caravan up that way guess where I will drive past?
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #12
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Calling PBee to the bat phone
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:07 AM   #13
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I've found the dude at the BP a strange cove, have never been able to determine if hes winding you up or not! As bikes would be a massive part of his business, it will be to his loss if people decide to veto him over thisAnd a shout out for the caravan park,lovely couple and very interesting if you get to have a chat with them, as I did just before Xmas
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:51 AM   #14
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Not one to be defeated by adversity, old mate heads back outside, drops her knickers, and uses the front bowser to express her dissatisfaction with their standard of service. By the time the desk jockey figured out what was going on and whether to say anything, the deed was done and we were back on the bikes and on our way.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:50 AM   #15
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I usually stop there if I need fuel at least half a dozen or so times each year. I can understand his frustration with bikes - go there during the snowy ride . Grumpy cahn but I never had a prob. I usually ask him about fishing, the state of the Bardi grub and his eyes light up.


Speaking of servos I rode away from my local servo recently without paying! I was on the little X7 twoie. I realised about 2 hours later after putting around with the vintage club - I opened my wallet it had cash. I went back to the servo with my tail between my legs. The young Indian fellas who run the place all ride and had a giggle at my expence. They said dont worry we know you - we would have caught you next time.
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