ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
bonox OP
Tryin Hard
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: sydney
Oddometer: 2,932
6000 km for a dark sunrise

This was a week long run from Sydney to Cape Tribulation in Australia as a pilgrimage to see a total solar eclipse at least once in my list. Now complete, I enjoyed it so much i'm not quite ready to cross it off the bucket list :) While pretty busy for me, it's not really an epic ride report but a montage of outback Australia at the start of the wet season.

Rough guide to route is Sydney-Narrabri-Mungindi-St George-Roma-Emerald-Charters Towers-Atherton-Cairns-Cape Tribulation.
If you want to travel out west here, you need to accept the presence of animals on the road - some much bigger than others :)


It's also a long way in a straight line - I after 2000km of this I scared myself when a corner popped up!




The more mountain areas - highest local point only 300m ASL. Evidence of backburning everywhere


some still alight even in the rain.


The precursor to every storm looks like this


but sometimes you get more than you were expecting.


Plenty of ant hills to amuse you - lots of different styles, shapes and sizes and the colours change with the local dirt.





A map of less than 5% of the journey. It's not unusual to see signs like "No Fuel Next 240km" out here. And when you do get there, it had better not be after 4pm, or they'll all be closed!



Plenty of road trains about - dust and rocks spewing out the back and poo and piss streaming out the sides if they're full mean lots of entertainment for the rider.
__________________
He immediately paid me the one of the highest compliments an Advrider can receive: "You're nuts!" (Alcan Rider)

bonox screwed with this post 11-17-2012 at 03:23 PM
bonox is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014