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    If you've followed any of our previous adventures, you may have recalled that we have a wee little money box in which we throw our coins into whenever it mounts in our purses (oi Kath, mine's a wallet! Gimme that keyboard!).



    *Biff *punch *wrestle *thrash!



    We had accumulated just over $400 since Christmas, thus it was time to get on and get off (insert sexual innuendo here).



    We were headed to the southern Flinders Ranges on our TW200 (Rob) and Kawa Super Sherpa (Kath). The speed would be more Coldplay than ACDC, but with the countryside being so green – very happy to take in the greenery. We had 4 days to crawl around.



    Fat and skinny.







    Happy to be getting on the road!











    Escaped the city – worst of it out of the way.







    Disapeared to Kapunda on the tarmac to get a few clicks under-the-belt before getting on the dirt.







    Lots of canola about.







    Ate some great bakery food we had stored from Tanunda.











    Quick break and bike + human refuel.

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    Told ya it was green!







    Off we went towards Peterborough to camp the night.











    Kath was loving it.







    We had done our quota for the day – besides a headwind the entire of the way we had enjoyed a wonderful day. Lots of snakes on the roads though – mostly dead but one live brown snake had a shuffle towards me when I got a bit close to him.



    Setup camp at the caravan park for the evening. Had met the owner previously who's a fellow rider.







    Nice view from camp.







    Then we had dinner.







    And, dessert. Spaceman ice cream!







    Bed time!



    MORE TO COME!

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    Very cool riding...

    Waiting for more !!!

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    "Bedtime..........More to Come" Is this another "Sexual innuendo" ? ( ).



    Good to see you folks on the road again. As in the past, you bless us with Great pictures and wonderfull stories. Thanks............ Gerry
    Take care my Friend.........

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    We had spoken to the park owner who was happy to go for a ride with us the next day – after we saw the local motorcycle museum. It's a privately owned collection which operates purely for the love of bikes (only a $5 entry fee). The owner and his wife are happy to chat with you whilst you're there. They have 'odd' machinery – not your everyday bikes and many small European machines.



    I never knew there was a '78 automatic CB750 – two speed auto.











    Guzzi – I'm yet to own one of these but one is certainly planned.



















    50cc and does 130km/h!

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    Only off-roader in there.







    We then returned to the caravan park so the owner (Doc) could show us his countryside. He took the Postie and we wondered West along nice dirt roads. Appreciated him showing us along and he had to return to a BBQ. Didn't catch a snap though.







    On we headed towards Quorn.



    Bikes were running well and it seemed we finally packed well. Panniers with all our gear and waterproof bag on the bag with all clothes and camping gear (light stuff).











    Then headed to 'Alligator Gorge' which, honestly wasn't all that flash.







    The view to and fro, I found more pleasing than the rock.








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    Only off-roader in there.







    We then returned to the caravan park so the owner (Doc) could show us his countryside. He took the Postie and we wondered West along nice dirt roads. Appreciated him showing us along and he had to return to a BBQ. Didn't catch a snap though.







    On we headed towards Quorn.



    Bikes were running well and it seemed we finally packed well. Panniers with all our gear and waterproof bag on the bag with all clothes and camping gear (light stuff).











    Then headed to 'Alligator Gorge' which, honestly wasn't all that flash.







    The view to and fro, I found more pleasing than the rock.








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    Weather was warming up, so when we found some shade we had a quick rest.







    Roads were absolutely lovely.







    A road that dropped off a peak into Quorn was magnificent. Took a couple of shots of Kath riding down it.











    Beats work'n!







    Soon we setup camp in town.







    Another wonderful day. Motorcycle museum, riding through wonderful scenery with good company then camping and beers in the evening. If only that was a job description......



    TO BE CONTINUED.

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    Today was my favourite day of the trip. We were heading north west out of Quorn to see a few more of the Southern Flinders sights.







    The above was a gorge whose name escapes me. There was a loose, rocky hill there which I took the TW up on the return. With that rear hoop and the bike in its low first gear; it's just too easy. Point up the hill, constant throttle and hey-presto you're at the top. On the Sherpa it wouldn't have been so easy.







    Was a warm day and we found the Warren Gorge. There was only a small sign that pointed to it, which later surprised me. Today we had come across traffic on the dirt roads, first time on the trip so far. We took the turn (to dodge 4x4 dust) and we were glad we did.







    We rode through slowly at first, admiring the jagged rock formations, then turned around to do it again and snap some shots. On the return I heard Kath yell, but didn't take immediate notice. I pulled over up ahead and she was on about a wallaby or some other. I then saw what all the commotion was about – the rare Yellow-footed rock-Wallaby.







    It scaled the rocks with remarkable ease, not to be seen again. I was surprised how long their tails were.







    The rocks were in a line but then with a gap for an unknown (to me) geological reason. It was as if you stacked up cereal boxes laying on their side, but with a decent gap between them. I'm unable to think of a simile to describe them – but you get that when it's late.




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    Kath showing off her supreme strength.











    Many people had camped there the evening, but we had to push on.







    Not a bad spot – was hot in the sun but had to grab a picture....







    The beast.







    The skinny 'fast' one.







    It's late – I'll pause for a break here.

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