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Old 11-29-2012, 02:52 AM   #31
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Great report and great pics.
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #32
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Great effort guys, well done!

Now I know EXACTLY what I want to do.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #33
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thanks for sharing that.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #34
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Excellent RR

Bugger I have finished reading the RR. Now I have to go outside and finish my chores.

I have ridden some of those areas and deep sand on a heavy adventure bike is no fun IMO. Mitas E09 tyres will never grace my front wheel again,. I think they are too small in radius? for sand and tend to dig in making the bike want to pitch you off. Ask me how I know this! My fractures are still healing 12 months later.

Not enough flotation for sand, OK for anything else though. They are OK on the rear end.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #35
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Thanks for posting up more awesome photos.
Love the poster your kids made, superb.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #36
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Great trip and report guys.

Would love to have your GPS tracks on Trans Australia Trails, this trip would be perfect for it. Link below.

Cheers
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #37
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excellent rr doing the same in 2014
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:54 AM   #38
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Great trip and report guys.

Would love to have your GPS tracks on Trans Australia Trails, this trip would be perfect for it. Link below.

Cheers
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Cheers Peter, good site, I have not seen that before.

Route has dutifully been uploaded.

http://transaustraliatrail.com.au/tracks/index#content

Cheers,

Greg

EDIT:

I used my spot tracker plot, I will re-do with my Garmin tracks in about a week or so, will be a little more accurate when zoomed in.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #39
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Great stuff, thanks.

Yours was Track 100, and the first full crossing of Australia if I'm not mistaken. So the site lives up to its name now.

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #40
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Talking Great report and ride.

Great Ride report! Yep, I'm gonna do it too. Before I'm 40 you reckon? Got 6 yrs then.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:52 PM   #41
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Excellent RR and great pics

Certainly on my bucket list

What was the longest distance you had between fuel points?

The time of year you went - would you stick to that, or suggest another time?
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #42
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Excellent RR and great pics

Certainly on my bucket list

What was the longest distance you had between fuel points?

The time of year you went - would you stick to that, or suggest another time?
We were really lucky with the weather - I would definitely recommend that time of year. Pleasant to ride during the day - it was hot when stopped, but nice when moving and while the nights were cool, I prefer it that way as there is nothing worse than being dirty and sweaty in a sleeping bag.

Just 2 weeks before we left, many roads were still closed, but as a result, we were lucky to ride freshly graded roads on many occasions... A bit of water, however, would have made it much harder and much less fun.

We were pretty good on fuel. It was only when we bypassed fuel that we ran into dramas (which was only once en route to Tibooburra). On our route, the longest fuel stop was Innaminka to Birdsville, around 380km and then Yulara to Warakurna.

Given the soft sand and resulting poor economy, the run from Overlander Roadhouse to Steep Point does require a top up. We only needed 5lt each, but without it, we would not have made it both ways.

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #43
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Great ride report, pics and video.

I need to do another trip - getting itchy feet.

Cheers, Marty
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #44
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great RR . I,ve only recently found this site and you have inspired me to ditch my road bike habit of 30 years and explore by dually
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