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South Australia / Re: Can-am's spotted in S.A
« Last post by stu on 08 December, 2019, 08:05:23 PM »
I got wave arm itis after a while,boy there was a lot of bikes.its different when you stand on the side line and watch.the spydefs looked good and one ryker i think.the gold stands out in the group pulled up in front of me and he was from strath ,didnt know about ozspyder we may have a new member.

South Australia / Toy Run in S.A. (5 Dec 19)
« Last post by Little Devil on 08 December, 2019, 03:00:54 PM »
Lots of Spyders in the queue today, looks like most had a bath before coming.
I did the run to Hahndorf then the back roads home.
Sadly the Christmas Tree didn't like the twisty roads post freeway, didn't fall off but was horizontal on the carrier.
At least the Christmas Lights were still flashing.
Thanks to Stu for the big wave enroute at Bridgewater.
The kids were great along the route and I rate the Ryde as good as the Bay to Birdwood but just different.
The sound in the Heysen Tunnel was brilliant.  :victory:
Hopefully next year's weather will be more favourable to take my daughter as shotgun.
South Australia / Re: Toy Run 2019
« Last post by Dutchie on 05 December, 2019, 11:40:20 PM »
I am with you guys it is to hot.... however, I will be out in the heat, relative requires my help moving house at late notice and would not be able to make. hats off to those that do get out there and endure the heat.
South Australia / Re: Toy Run 2019
« Last post by babeshorty on 05 December, 2019, 09:42:21 PM »
yes too hot
South Australia / Re: Toy Run 2019
« Last post by Little Devil on 05 December, 2019, 09:23:23 PM »
Latest forecast is 39 degrees.
At this stage I'll not be enduring that temp.
May just go to Vic Park and drop my parcels off.
SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Spyder Muster 2020
« Last post by stu on 01 December, 2019, 05:59:20 PM »
Thats a good well thought out plan tony.hope the trailer doesnt get used but good to have it there.
Seen a Northbound RTS on a rainy Sunday morning at 9am in the 50 Kay zone middle of town.
Flashed my lights and offered a thumbs up  :thumbup:, the Spyder was travelling with 3 or 4 two-wheeled warriors.
Hope you had a great day irrespective of the weather!
SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Spyder Muster 2020
« Last post by Dutchie on 01 December, 2019, 03:32:11 PM »
2020 Spyder Muster

Hi everyone, I had a get together with a couple of South Ozzies to discuss plans for our travel plans over to the 2020 Spyder Muster.
I will be riding some of the time and Sharon will be driving our car, towing a trailer which can take our Spyder.  We intend on taking 6 days to PERTH, approx. 5. > 7 hr travel time per day, somewhere around Avg. 450 km per day give or take, hoping still allowing for relaxed travel, rest stops and some sightseeing.   Depart Adelaide 9 days prior to the start of the muster.
Adelaide to Perth 2800 km   Average of 460 km per day.

DAY 1, 19th Mar   
At this point Dave Pye, Peter and Silvia  and maybe Burra will travel with us, leaving Adelaide together mid-morning on the 19th March for a 300 Km , 4  hour ride to stay over night at Port Augusta.

DAY 2.     20th  Mar. 
   Hope to meet with any other travellers heading west on that morning, at Town Centre Woolworth’s / petrol Station carpark at 9 am. 
   Port Augusta to Kyancutta  ( 250 km = 2 ¾  hr )   then lunch stop ( 1 hour )
   Kyancutta to Penong  ( 300 km = 3 ¼  Hour)   Our Overnight stop.  Penong Caravan has been recommended.

Day 3.     21st    Mar.
8am … Penong Breakfast.
Penong down the road to the Great Aust. Bight cliffs lookout about  240 km 2.5 hours.
Penong to Border Village / Eucla ( 410  km = 4 hr travel )…. we will detour for breaks and sightseeing THE CLIFFS at Great Australian Bight. So add  approx.. 2 hours to the day.
Should be in Border village about 4 pm ,  ( Border Village ) WA overnight stop. 

Day 4.        22nd   Mar.
Breakfast at Border village , hit the road about 9.00am,
Eucla ( Border Village)  to Cocklebiddy ( 280km =3 hours ) lunch ( 60 min) back on the road by 1 pm
Cocklebiddy to Balladonia ( 250 km = 3 hr. with stop somewhere to stretch the legs)    Our Overnight stop.

Day 5.         23rd   Mar   
Balladonia ….Approx. 8.30 am hit the road again to Norseman,.  ( 190 Km = 2hour )
Morning break at Norseman.
At this point some travellers may separate, some will take the Southern route to Esperance, and some, like myself will take the northern route, the shortest route to Perth via ( Coolgardie /  detour to Kalgoolie, Sharon would like to see her birth place .   Norseman to Kalgoolie   ( 180 km , 2 hours ) … there for lunch and look around.
Kalgoolie to  Southern Cross ( 225 km 2.30 hours )  for our overnight stay.
For those traveling South….. Norsemans to Esperance ( 205 km , 2 ½ hours)
Esperance to Albany ( 480 km , 5 to 6 hours )…… Esperance to Perth ( 715 km , 8 to 9  hours )
Albany to Cowaramup ( 350 Km, 4 to 5  hours ) …… Albany to Perth  ( 415 km, 5 to 6  hours)

Day 6  …………24th  Mar       Last leg to Perth
Southern Cross to Perth ( 370 km , 4.5 hours )  …….. Couple days in Perth  ( 3 night )

Day 7    25th   Mar         PERTH

Day 8    26th  Mar.         PERTH

Day 9   27th Mar.   FRIDAY breakfast somewhere, on the road by 9am, hope to meet up with any Western Australians heading to the Muster. Perth to COWARAMUP (  260 km  3 to 4 hours )     Sign in at muster around  2.30 pm that day with stops for morning break .  At Spyder Muster that Friday night and  the next two   ( Sat and Sunday.
After the Muster Sharon and I will be spending a week looking around Southern WA…. Intend leaving Esperence  5th / 6th April…… from there 4 days back to Adelaide.

NOTE :  Travellers expect temperature in the high 30’s that time of year crossing  the Nullabor….. hydrate and keep cool.
Any vehicle towing including bikes with trailers…. Max. 100km per hour, WA police right on it.
Traveling at break of dawn and dusk, extra care needed due to wide life, Roos, emu, camels etc.   
Info to those traveling back east. WA , SA, NSW  school holidays start on the 8th April 2020, Vic a week earlier.     
SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Spyder Muster 2020
« Last post by MickQ on 01 December, 2019, 11:56:41 AM »
That is a good point.  We/I rode the relatively new RT to Hahndorf in 2017 and back home again without any problems.  Now with almost 30k on the clock it's tossing up error messages. Maybe it thinks WA is too far.  We'll see.
SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Spyder Muster 2020
« Last post by Dutchy on 01 December, 2019, 11:02:42 AM »
Given thar our bikes can be somwhat troublsome at times and its looong way there and back is anybody drving over with tools,or trailer room in case of breakdown.

 :confused0068:     :scared:  That's a good point really, taken from some HOG's procedure manual for group rides.  Heck I've seen WA Spyder owners trailer their trike to Ulysses events.  Who ever said reliability is a worry for Spyder owners, especially newer models? 

Actually, I think I may have alluded to that here and eslewhere on occasion.   :spank:  But we need to be realistic, practical and good scouts (prepared).  I've travelled east-west 6 times on my old GS and enjoy the ryde. 
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