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Old 12-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #36
wortho
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Sydney Australia
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Originally Posted by oruro View Post
My wife on her 650 and me on my 800 just completed a 5,500km ride through inland Australia. Around 3,000km of this ride was on dirt roads and tracks. This ride took us 3 weeks and we camped out most nights. This ride took place in August and at that time in Australia is was at 0.0 Celsius most nights. The 650 performed flawlessly as did the 800. My wife had been only riding bikes for 18 months, and there was the slight doubt in my mind about the difficulty of the journey. It was an epic and almost life changing experience for us both, we are now eagerly planning our next venture up yo the Gulf country.
Sounds like a great trip you did, what route did you take? assume you went across central Oz, Birdsville etc?
Wish I could get my missus to do a big trip like that on the bike, she's a non rider so it would be two up on an F700GS and where would she put all her stuff! A Landrover with CT in tow is not big enough for us ; )
Cheers
Mark

BMW F700 GS
Suzi DR650 - Gone
Yam DT250 - Gone
Kawa KE175 - Gone
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