Ride Reports

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SABERS Heather's tell Tony where to go! August 2017

Written by Fred Horvath on .


Due to the awful weather forecast we postponed the ride from Saturday the 5th to the 12th. As it turned out the bad weather came much later in the day and we may have got away with it although it would have been quite cold.

Five bikes were waiting when Lyn and I arrived at the start point...for some reason I thought it was the other side of South Road and so we discovered that going left does not get you back to what you just missed...! Tony (without Heather...!), father and son Alan & Jeff, another Geoff and Andre had a good laugh at my expense. Tony must have got a serious telling off to be sent off on his own but he knuckled down to the task and we were promptly on our way.

The lovely morning highlighted beautiful

SABERS opening ride for 2017

Written by Fred Horvath on .


Sunday 8th January 2017

Seven bikes started from Prospect on a much milder day than we endured yesterday (date of the scheduled ride). Five regulars and two visitors. No pillions today.

Norton Summit Road was awash with the lycra brigade...we negotiated around them all safely...even the two abreast testosterone warriors racing each other to the top. Mostly the tree and vegetation debris

SABERS Mark's Magical not so early Breakfast Ride 20160619

Written by Fred Horvath on .

Four riders including a visitor and one pillion made another cold start from Prospect.  Andre had come all the way up from Victor Harbor in ordinary weather...he made good use of the comfort features on the big Victory...heated seat and grips.

Mark took us up Greenhill Road which was less than pleasant...wet & cold. Then on through Summertown, Uraidla and Balhannah to

SABERS Klever Trevor's Mystery Ride 20160604

Written by Fred Horvath on .


This was to be our first cold group ride for the year.

Five riders and one (Bronwyn on her first SABERS run) pillion braved the fresh morning at Prospect. Our first stop was an impromptu one to top up the clutch fluid on Mark's YZF. His son Mikey had cleverly commandeered the VTR for the day.

The takeaway in Freeling beckoned for some warm coffee and of course breakfast for Mark.


SABERS Biggles, Biplanes and Buddha 2016

Written by Webmin on .

Biggles, Biplanes and Buddha

The forecast was for 39 in Adelaide, alarm bells were ringing, but after a look at the BOM website to find it would be cooler down south where we were heading, high 20s to low 30s with 33 at Strath, our lunch destination and a consult with Fred it was decided the ride would go on.

The ride was pretty well attended with 8 bikes and 11 people and it turned out to be a

SABERS Amberlight & Throttle Shed Cafes Run

Written by Fred Horvath on .

Was nice to get out in some cooler weather. Five bikes and two pillions started the ride
from Stepney where the coffee was bad...! We
had a new member on his L’s. a visitor and Cookie joined us recovering
from injury for a short run on his immaculate Hayabusa...! The Blackbird was written off when a car did an
illegal u turn across its nose. Matt was
quite damaged but is working through getting back

SABERS 2016 Opening Ride

Written by Fred Horvath on .

While the forecast for the Adelaide Plains was 38 degrees for today...down south where most of our riding was to be was looking at a maximum of 34. Eight riders with two pillions gathered at the OTR in Prospect. A first time visitor learner rider joined us today.

After the customary safety briefing we headed off up to Norton Summit. As may be expected with The Tour Down Under imminent we had

Trevs Old Tailem Town

Written by Trev on .

The weather forecast of high twenties fine conditions was dampened by reported wet freeway and showers to the north- would I have to modify my planned long and winding route across the hills to our Old Tailem Town destination? 

 A final check of the weather radar showed no showers from the designated  Magill Rd BP meeting point (note to self- scratch this

Fred's General Store Run

Written by Fred on .

The General Stores Run last year was popular.  Unfortunately our first go at it this year needed to be abandoned due to high temperature.  For take two the weather was perfect.

Four bikes and one pillion began the ride.  Again we took some lesser utilised and very twisty roads to our first stop the Upper Sturt General Store.  The two cruisers on the ride managed the tight and

Fred's Run

Written by Fred on .

SABERS Year Opening Ride for 2015



We delayed our first ride for this year due to the high temperature forecast for the Saturday.  Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day although a little windy down Victor Harbor way.

Eight bikes with two pillions heralded in the new year...members, a returning visitor and a new visitor.  I varied the start point to somewhere with COFFEE...since

Gladstone Gaol Ghostly Overnighter

Written by Paul on .

...Heather and Tony arrived at our house just before 8:30 to collect the Esky and other assorted food and cooking essentials, We loaded the car and Sonya went with Heather to Civic Park, while Tony and I went to the servo to top up with fuel. Shortly after arriving the rain started to fall, lightning to flash an thunder to roll. Fred and Lyn, Paul and Carol and Arthur arrived shortly after. We

Tony's Lunch at Port Vincent

Written by Tony Warner on .

What a great day for a ride the temp. was around 22 deg.light breeze and scattered cloud . Seven bikes started the ride from Bolivar and we rode to Port Wakefield and stopped for fuel and a coffee , Steve left the ride and we headed for Kadina when passing through the town my GPS gave me bum steer and sent me down a dead end road ,  Sonya happily got some photo`s. We continued  on to

Tony's Tough Butt Ride

Written by Tony Warner on .

It was not the ideal riding conditions as the weather was a cool 19 degrees and quite windy, four bikes left Crafers at 8.30 am and rode to Talem bend where we met up with Paul & Carol.

After coffee and topped up with fuel we past the Coorong lakes on to Salt Creek where we had a short stop, then we continued on to Kingston for lunch we had fish & chips at a little sea food store by the