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Old 30-06-2011, 06:04 PM   #6
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Surely there are better roads, for the CB and trailer, so as we can still see most of the main attractions in the Flinders Ranges?
Absolutely. Bitumen all the way to Blinman and it's freshly laid (still shows as gravel on Google Street View) and is a great biking road.

Blinman has a bit of history but the reason I mention it is because it's at the end of a great road.

Blinman -Parachilna is gravel and subject to water damage due to crossing the creek about 5 times. You probably don't want to go there anyway.

Blinman - Arkaroola is gravel and maintained pretty well. You can jump in the back of a 4WD and tour around the good bits.

You should visit Wilpena Pound (maybe a good place to stay). Plenty of good bush walking around there. Probably the most famous spot up there.
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Old 30-06-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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Absolutely. Bitumen all the way to Blinman and it's freshly laid (still shows as gravel on Google Street View) and is a great biking road.

Blinman has a bit of history but the reason I mention it is because it's at the end of a great road.

Blinman -Parachilna is gravel and subject to water damage due to crossing the creek about 5 times. You probably don't want to go there anyway.

Blinman - Arkaroola is gravel and maintained pretty well. You can jump in the back of a 4WD and tour around the good bits.

You should visit Wilpena Pound (maybe a good place to stay). Plenty of good bush walking around there. Probably the most famous spot up there.
Sounds good. Good enough to start planning a new trip for Christmas - New Year. Here's a start:



Anyone else interested in a "B" trip? Bendigo, Birchip, Burra, Blinman, Birdwood, Balmoral - and, I'm sure I missed a few.
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Old 30-06-2011, 09:04 PM   #8
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I hope you like it HOT! Summer is not the best time to visit.
I'm going to suggest a small re-route to let you experience the Clare Valley, (might be worth an overnight stop) Horrocks Pass and Pichi Richi Pass. If you're in the area....



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Old 30-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #9
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Great Pics.
I presume you were on the mighty DRZ? Wonder how I would go with the motard wheels on mine in that stuff, been very surprised on how capable it is with the distanzias.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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Great Pics.
I presume you were on the mighty DRZ? Wonder how I would go with the motard wheels on mine in that stuff, been very surprised on how capable it is with the distanzias.
Cheers brian
Thanks.

Yep, the DRZ is the go.

On The PARs (first day) I'm sure you'd be fine on Distanzias, but I'd be worried about punctures on those rocky roads of days 2 and 3. I had Mitas Stonekings (and heavy duty tubes) and compared to Jason' tyres they looked hardly used. Jason lost a few knobs.

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