I might take the Trumpy, Alloy panniers that don't fall off lol
Take Phoenix also, that way you will have your phone
I feel safer already
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 .
bit of a ride to the start line Dilmah, but not to far for you to get home
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
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!
As promised earlier the following further details relate to this year's Brass Balls Ride
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.
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.
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
I understand exactly what you mean Spook