Flinders Ranges and
Outback “Postie Posse” 2nd November to 5th November 2007
My mate Greg Kipling (Kippo) loves his dirt bike riding and
has combined his excellent knowledge of the local “outback”
roads to create a Postie Bike Posse over 4 days covering
some sensational outback roads and raising money for the
“Childhood Cancer Association” to boot.
Day One: Heads out from Port Augusta to Wilpena Pound and
Day Two: Blinman to Arkaroola to Leigh Creek then Lyndhurst
Day Three: Lyndhurst to Farina then Andamooka and on to
Day Four: Woomera to Port Augusta for lunch and
This looks like and will be an absolute cracker of a
weekend. Kippo is a great organiser and has put a lot of
thought into this run. You will cover some sensational Flinders
Ranges roads and experience some “real” outback stuff as
The run is aimed at getting as much dirt road riding as
possible and will be a mix of single track, public dirt roads
and a bit of bitumen.
Kippo has put together an information pack with everything
you will need to know and you can read on down below.
He tells you how to buy your Postie Bike, set it up and all
about the run, including your entry form.
FlindersRanges and Outback
2nd November to 5th
your Postie Bike and join the Posse of fellow
lists for fun
and adventure riding through the magnificent Flinders Ranges
and Outback SA with some of the best scenery on
raised will go to the
Cancer Association for “Bradley’s Place”
In memory of
information and entry forms or to donate to this worthy
Greg Kipling 0419708164
Are you ‘mail’
enough to ride a Postie?
Thanks to Northern Motorcycles and
Rossigns Port Augusta
Posse’ - 2nd to 5th November
Each entrant must raise a minimum of $500
towards the Childhood Cancer Association for ‘Bradley’s
Place’ in memory of Bradley Walker. The funds can be
raised from donations, sponsorship, or you could simply
contribute the $500 yourself, it’s up to you. The $500 minimum
donation must be banked with the Childhood Cancer
Association by Friday 5th October 2007 to be
eligible to join the ride. Further funds can be banked
after this date. There will be a prize for the person
that raises the most money.
Each entrant must also pay $150 to cover
accommodation and back up vehicle costs including a few
‘refreshments’ and trail snacks on route. This money must be
received with your entry form to confirm your participation.
All meals and alcohol are not
included and are at your expense. All funds raised from
the public must go direct to the Childhood Cancer
Association and can not be used for this
Day 1 - Friday 2nd November 8am
Port Augusta – Wilpena Pound (lunch and refuel)
– Blinman (o/night)
Total 309 kms
Day 2 – Saturday
Blinman – Arkaroola
(lunch and refuel) – Leigh Creek – Lyndhurst
Day 3 – Sunday
Lyndhurst – Farina – Andamooka (lunch and
refuel) – Woomera (o/night)
Total 292 kms
Day 4 – Monday 5th
Woomera – Port Augusta (lunch and farewells)
should be back by mid to late afternoon
Total 178 kms
There will be a mix of single track (nothing too
extreme), public dirt roads and some bitumen,
unfortunately we can’t get around this but we’ve kept it
to the minimum.
Any one with some dirt riding experience should
be fine. As always please ride within your limits.
Remember it’s a fun trail ride not a race!
The bike must be a Honda CT 110 ‘Postie’ in good
mechanical and roadworthy condition. It must have current
registration and you must hold a current motorcycle
license. Any modifications are ok as long as it’s legal
and still basically resembles a Postie.
You will need a minimum of 235 kms for the
stretch between Wilpena Pound and Arkaroola as there is
no fuel available at Blinman. A Postie will do
20 kms per litre on this type of ride. Therefore
you will need a minimum of about
12 litres on your bike. The standard tank
holds about 5.5 litres so you will need a
10 litres to be on the safe side. This can be
done by adding another tank; an old 10 litre XR tank or
similar is ideal or you could carry a 10 litre plastic
fuel can on the rear carrier. If you choose the jerry can
option it must be approved to carry fuel.
As mentioned above accommodation is
included in the $150 fee but all meals and alcohol are extra
at your expense. Accommodation is shared, good clean country
pub style rooms with breakfasts available (there is no need
to bring any bedding). Evening meals are typical pub counter
meals and lunches will be the usual pies, pasties
All riding gear including helmet,
goggles/visor, gloves, jacket preferably with armor,
boots, sturdy pants and don’t forget the kidney
Hydration pack preferably a minimum of 3
litres or you should carry 3 litres of water on your
Tools and spares including tubes and tyre
Clothes for evenings
And most importantly, your
Postie bike and a sense of
There will be a back up vehicle to collect any
broken bikes and or riders. It will also carry your
overnight bag with clothes etc., BUT PLEASE KEEP IT AS SMALL
AND LIGHT AS POSSIBLE, some emergency fuel (you must
be self sufficient will fuel), an esky with a few
‘refreshments’ and trail snacks for on route. It will
also carry a sat phone for emergencies only, first aid
kit and a few spare tyres incase anyone is unlucky enough
to stake one.
This is a fun event to raise some money
for a worthy cause so the last thing we want is anyone
getting hurt. We will be in some remote areas and help could
be some time away so please ride within your limits.
recommend you have ambulance
Setting up a Postie
Ex Aussie Post Posties can be purchased from the
In South Australia, Pickles Auctions, 1754 Main
North Rd Salisbury Plan 5109
Phone 08 82859366 is the place to go, they
generally sell for just under $1,000 for an early 2000
model with about 30,000 kms. I paid $915 including the
buyer premium for a 2003 with 27,000 kms in June 2007.
You can bid in person or online see their web site
www.pickles.com.au . Another tip is you can make an offer prior to
auction and as long as it meets the reserve you should be
successful. There is a buyer premium of $165 so remember
to add that to your bid.
Postie Set Up
The stock tyres should be
replaced by trials tyres. A front
knobbly is ok but rear ones are extremely prone to flats.
Heavy duty tubes front and rear should be fitted. Wheel
bearings, steering head bearings and chain and sprockets
must be in excellent condition. Consider fitting an ‘O’
ring chain. Ensure clutch is ok or replace clutch plates
and retain the old ones as spares, while clutch is out
clean the oil filter. Noisy cam chains should be replaced
and if the motor is smoky replace the rings. Don’t forget
to change the oil and clean the air filter. If adding an
extra fuel tank put a tube or some padding between the
tank and frame to prevent rubbing. The original fuel tank
has two fuel hoses running to the fuel tap…the top hose
is reserve and the bottom is “on”. Connect the extra tank
to the bottom “on” hose and leave the original tank
connected to reserve. Both fuel lines should be fitted
with filters. The key can be relocated to the speedo
mount to accommodate the extra tank if
More details and entry returns to: Greg
Kipling P O Box 2052, PORT AUGUSTA
Phone work 0886423322 home 86426435 mobile
0419 708 164
‘2007 POSTIE POSSE’ – ENTRY
Contact in case of
Please enclose your $150 for accommodation and
back up vehicle cost with this entry form. Please make cheques /
money orders payable to the Apex Club of Port
Your entry will not be confirmed until this
money is received.
I acknowledge the following:
This event is a trail ride and not a race
and I will ride within my ability.
I will not hold the organisers, the
Childhood Cancer Association or Apex liable for any
loss, damage or injury to myself or my
My motorcycle has current registration and I
hold a current motorcycle license.
I will follow all reasonable directions of
the organisers during the event.
Any person acting in a dangerous manner and
putting other participants or the public at risk will
be banished from the event.
I understand the terrain to be covered will
be at times rough and my motorcycle is not designed
to contend with these conditions.
All monies collect from the public or that
form all or part of the $500 donation will be given
directly to the Childhood Cancer Association as soon
The minimum $500 donation must be banked
with the Childhood Cancer Association by Friday
5th October 2007 to be eligible to join
the ride. Further funds can be banked after this
None of the monies collected from the public
can be used for personal expenses.
The $150 covers accommodation and back up
vehicle costs only are non refundable. Any money not
required to cover costs will be donated to the
Childhood Cancer Association.
fuel, drinks, mechanical repairs and any other costs are at
See attached Sponsorship Form. Please follow the
below process for all monies received from donations and
Complete the sponsorship form(s) as
Event: ‘2007 Postie Posse’
Record all donations in the spaces provided.
Advise the person making the donation a receipt will be
issued to them by the Childhood Cancer Association, once
funds are received. All receipts will be sent to you for
distribution to your donors and or sponsors. If you are
making any part of the donation yourself include your own
details as you would for anybody else.
Bank all monies received to:
Account Name: Childhood Cancer Association
Inc. Gift Account
BSB: 015 255
Account Number: 348415354
Reference: Please use your ID code for all
deposits made (this number will be issued to
Forward the Sponsorship form(s) to:
O Box 1094
NORTH ADELAIDE 5006