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07 JUL 2018
Flinders Ranger, Austral Inn Hotel at Quorn, (08)86486017
Going: Soapbox2627, ralphski, Kingchops, Bob Taylor, mickle, Tim S.G., DAVUTCH, graz, Winger, dilmah
  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    25 Jan 2018 10:49 AM
    Advance notice of the dates for this years Brass Balls Ride.

    Please lock it in your diaries

    Will post further details a little later
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3539
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    25 Jan 2018 11:24 AM
    Might take the Trumpy with the heated seats and grips
  • Kingchops Posts: 4517
    Adelaide, SA
    Forum Legend Kingchops
    25 Jan 2018 12:09 PM
    I've converted this topic to an event topic.
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2967
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    25 Jan 2018 04:57 PM
    I'm rostered off, so we will be there
  • graz Posts: 932
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster graz
    25 Jan 2018 06:52 PM
    I'm in. No need for the car this year eh Lofty?
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3539
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    26 Jan 2018 08:50 AM
    Posted by graz on 25 Jan 2018 06:22 PM
    I'm in. No need for the car this year eh Lofty?

     I might take the Trumpy, Alloy panniers that don't fall off lol

  • Winger Posts: 642
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    26 Jan 2018 12:19 PM
    Count me in. Be nice to ride in the cool for a change!!!
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2967
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    26 Jan 2018 03:03 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 26 Jan 2018 08:50 AM
    Posted by graz on 25 Jan 2018 06:22 PM
    I'm in. No need for the car this year eh Lofty?

     I might take the Trumpy, Alloy panniers that don't fall off lol

     Take Phoenix also, that way you will have your phone

  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    26 Jan 2018 10:24 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 26 Jan 2018 08:50 AM
    Posted by graz on 25 Jan 2018 06:22 PM
    I'm in. No need for the car this year eh Lofty?

     I might take the Trumpy, Alloy panniers that don't fall off lol

     I feel safer already

  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    26 Jan 2018 10:25 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 26 Jan 2018 08:50 AM
    Posted by graz on 25 Jan 2018 06:22 PM
    I'm in. No need for the car this year eh Lofty?

     I might take the Trumpy, Alloy panniers that don't fall off lol


  • dilmah Posts: 6
    quorn, south aussie
    Stock Poster dilmah
    10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4189
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2967
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    10 Feb 2018 11:00 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     bit of a ride to the start line Dilmah, but not to far for you to get home

  • dilmah Posts: 6
    quorn, south aussie
    Stock Poster dilmah
    10 Feb 2018 01:05 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

     No worries mate,count me in

  • DAVUTCH Posts: 2191
    AUSTRALIA
    Motor Head DAVUTCH
    12 Feb 2018 09:18 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 01:05 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

     No worries mate,count me in

     HEY IT WILL BE A BIT FUKN COLD IN JULY WHY NOT DO IT IN THE WARMER MONTHS BOBBY YOU GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BALDY

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4189
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    12 Feb 2018 07:12 PM
    Posted by DAVUTCH on 12 Feb 2018 09:18 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 01:05 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

     No worries mate,count me in

     HEY IT WILL BE A BIT FUKN COLD IN JULY WHY NOT DO IT IN THE WARMER MONTHS BOBBY YOU GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BALDY

     Get back down the fucking hole cunt

  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    13 Feb 2018 11:33 AM
    Posted by DAVUTCH on 12 Feb 2018 09:18 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 01:05 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

     No worries mate,count me in

     HEY IT WILL BE A BIT FUKN COLD IN JULY WHY NOT DO IT IN THE WARMER MONTHS BOBBY YOU GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BALDY

     Thats why its called the Brass Balls Ride - not the Sweaty Balls Ride

  • Spook Posts: 2210
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    13 Feb 2018 06:10 PM
    Posted by Bob Taylor on 13 Feb 2018 11:33 AM
    Posted by DAVUTCH on 12 Feb 2018 09:18 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 01:05 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

     No worries mate,count me in

     HEY IT WILL BE A BIT FUKN COLD IN JULY WHY NOT DO IT IN THE WARMER MONTHS BOBBY YOU GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BALDY

     Thats why its called the Brass Balls Ride - not the Sweaty Balls Ride

     Some of this mob are about as sharp as a bowling ball, Bob. I would not name names of course, due to the delicate nature of their makeup! Hehehehe..........I'm so funny!

  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    16 Mar 2018 02:19 PM
    Posted by Bob Taylor on 25 Jan 2018 10:49 AM
    Advance notice of the dates for this years Brass Balls Ride.

    Please lock it in your diaries

    Will post further details a little later

     

    As promised earlier the following further details relate to this year's Brass Balls Ride


    Date:

    The date for the ride is Saturday 7 July with a return to Adelaide the following day (Sunday 8/7/18). 


    Times / Route: 

    Meet at the BP Roadhouse at Roseworthy at 7.30am - stands up at 8.00am.


    First leg will be from Roseworthy to Stone Hut - (177 kms / app 2 hours) via the following route:

    Roseworthy - Templars - Hamley Bridge - Owen - Balaklava (by pass the town via Dunn Road) - Blyth (via Blyth Plains Road).

    Turn left at Blyth onto Harley Street / Rail Corridor Road - continue to T junction and turn right onto Contowie Plain Road (just before Brinkworth) and continue onto Stone Cutter Road until T junction then turn left onto Main North Rd / Horrocks Hwy then continue through Yacka - Geeorgetown and Gladstone.

    This route has been chosen to avoid Clare and all of the smaller towns in that area where there are speed restrictions in the hope we can make better time.

    Fuel stop at roundabout just out of Gladstone (Wilkins Hwy and Main North Road) then onto Laura and Stone Hut.

    Stone Hut has a good bakery / cafe for those wanting something to eat / drink / breakfast.

    Propose 30 minute stop for coffee / breakfast etc.

    This should have us leaving Stone Hut around 10.30am.


    The next leg will have us travelling from Stone Hut to Hawker (170 kms / app 2 hours) via the following route:

    We then turn back and travel south back to Laura (6 kms) where we turn left onto the Laura - Appila Road which later becomes the Appila - Tarcowie Road and then Price Maurice Road.

    We travel through Pekina to Orrorroo and continue on the RM Williams Way to Carrieton and Craddock.

    Arrive at T junction and turn right onto Flinders Ranges Way and then into Hawker

    We should arrive at Hawker around 12.30pm

    Fuel stop and short 15 minute break at Hawker


    The next leg will have us travelling from Hawker to Blinman (107 kms / 1.5 hrs)

    Hawker to Blinman is a little over 100 ks but looks like it will take between 1.5 and 2 hours (according to Google Maps) which should have us arriving there around 2.15pm

    I understand that the Blinman Hotel is trading again so may be a good opportunity to appropriately re-hydrate with a maximum stop of no more than 1 hour - less would be better.


    The final leg is from Blinman to Quorn (175 kms / app. 2 hours)

    This is again via Hawker where we should stop and re-fuel again.


    ETA at Quorn

    Given that the times provided are only estimates and will depend on how long we stop at each place (which will be extended if we elect to make more frequent stops), it is estimated that we would be at Quorn around 5.30pm.


    Fuel Stops

    Fill up at Roseworthy before we leave, then at Gladstone and Hawker (before leaving for Blinman and again when heading back to Quorn)

    This should ensure that no-one has any problems with fuel.


    Accommodation 

    We will stay overnight at the Austral Inn Hotel at Quorn - Tel: 08.86486017  (same place as the past 2 years)

    They have 6 rooms inside the pub and another 5 at the back (where the bikes are parked)

    All rooms have en suite facilities. 

    4 inside rooms each have a Queen size bed with 2 rooms having a Queen size and a single bed - the cost for these rooms is $110 and $115 for the ones with a single bed. 

    4 outside rooms have a double bed and 2 singles with 1 room having a double and 3 singles - the cost varies according to how many stay in each room (1 person per room - $70; 2 persons per room - $90; 3 persons per room - $95 and 4 persons per room - $100) 

    I have contacted the hotel and at the moment all rooms are available and have been tentatively held pending confirmed bookings.

    If anyone wants to share rooms / costs I would suggest you make those arrangements among yourselves as soon as possible and then ring the hotel to confirm the booking (Tel: 08.86486017).

    When making the bookings please let them know that you are part of the Brass Balls Ride.

    Payment for each of the rooms does not need to be made until we get there but booking the room is essential and should be done as soon as possible.

    I have already booked one of the inside rooms with just a QS bed.


    Meals - Saturday 7 July 

    In an attempt to avoid the problem we had last year (when we could not get seats in the dining room) I have advised the hotel that we must have a table / tables in the dining room.

    The number of seats they will hold will be determined when people book their rooms - so again an early booking is advised -  but I have advised them that we are likely to number between 10 and 15 and all will want meals.


    Return Travel - Sunday 8 July

    There are no fixed arrangements for return travel as it is likely that people will leave at different times according to how far they need to travel on the day and any other commitments they may have.

    Specific arrangements can be made on the Saturday night over a beer.

    However, last year a few of us came back via the 3 passes (Pichi Richi, Horrocks and Port Germein Gorge) which was a good ride and may do the same again this year. Please discuss any preferences.

    Hopefully the above addresses all those matters that we need to know but if there are any questions please let me know and I will attempt to address them if I can.


    Looking forward to another great ride with excellent people but please book as soon as you can to avoid dis-appointment and to assist the hotel to look after our requirements.


    As a suggestion, it may be helpful for those using a GPS to log the route before we leave and for those who don't to print off copies of the route from Google Maps



  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    16 Mar 2018 02:29 PM
    Posted by Spook on 13 Feb 2018 06:10 PM
    Posted by Bob Taylor on 13 Feb 2018 11:33 AM
    Posted by DAVUTCH on 12 Feb 2018 09:18 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 01:05 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 10 Feb 2018 09:19 AM
    Posted by dilmah on 10 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Hey fellas
    Is this run open to anyone?
    As I'm keen to come along.
    Cheers

     Yes it is mate . Keep up with what's happening on this post . We normally start early from Roseworthy, end up at Quorn pub for the night , the one over the road from the Trans . Last year we zig zagged back to Adelaide over the hills . Have a look at last years run on an old post in this section .

     No worries mate,count me in

     HEY IT WILL BE A BIT FUKN COLD IN JULY WHY NOT DO IT IN THE WARMER MONTHS BOBBY YOU GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BALDY

     Thats why its called the Brass Balls Ride - not the Sweaty Balls Ride

     Some of this mob are about as sharp as a bowling ball, Bob. I would not name names of course, due to the delicate nature of their makeup! Hehehehe..........I'm so funny!

     I understand exactly what you mean Spook

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