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Old 07-17-2006, 03:09 AM   #16
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Great report and stunning pics. With the limited off road tracks we now have in the UK I'm really jealous. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:15 AM   #17
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Read the report a few hours ago. Took me a while to get over the shock, seeing a real adventure ride in ride reports !

Last time I looked it was pics of Churches and Post Offices.

Thanks fellas.
Shhhh, we'll have some god botherer going postal if you bag out that stuff
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:21 AM   #18
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:33 AM   #19
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:37 AM   #20
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That's brilliant! I might just enlarge the original for the pool room.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:39 AM   #21
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aaaghh! dialup at home sucks... but the wait was absolutely worth it! magic stuff gentlemen.... I can't wait for the trip out to the OCR.


we are soooo lucky!
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:03 AM   #22
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This one gets my vote for front page---

Great report!
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:59 AM   #23
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Eggsalent report!

I'd never heard the expression "bull dust hole" so looked it up..

"Bulldust is a fine talcum powder-like dust that is very common on outback Australian tracks. It often occurs in areas where the track gets wet then dries and breaks up into fine dust. It is particularly prevalent in areas in the far north where it is boggy in the wet season and bone dry in the dry when the majority of traffic breaks up the track.

Bulldust is very deceptive. Looking out your front windscreen it looks like smooth hard patches but in fact it usually is a fine covering of dust over a deep hole. Driving through bulldust at speed is very dangerous - try to avoid bulldust at all times. It can cause damage if sucked into engines too, so in very dusty areas you should have a filter on your air intake and check it regularly."


But tell this northern hemisphere person- why is it called "bull" dust?

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Old 07-17-2006, 04:10 PM   #24
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AAAA++++ Story and Pics. Well done.
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:48 PM   #25
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Wonderful Photos

Excellent ride report. And what can I say about the photography apart from "bloody brilliant". Whichever one of you took those photos, you have got a natural ability. I'm trying hard to find it, but at 42 I think I have to admit that I don't have it. Ah well, next Photography course coming up this Sunday....

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Old 07-17-2006, 06:30 PM   #26
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wpbarlow,
a good question, I have no idea why it's called bulldust. One of the more knowledgeable Oz inmates may know.

Wa_tony,
I once read that the difference between an amateur photographer and professional is the number of photos they take. Digital makes this easy, just snap away. A couple of slightly different composures for every scene. I hoped to fill the mem card on this trip but only succeeded in about 50%. I am impressed at how well these modern digi point and shoot cameras sort out exposure.

alpiv,
One of my favourites as well, just before dawn I had lit the fire and looked up to see the setting full moon thru the trees and thought wow!, that looks amazing.
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:53 PM   #27
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Great report guys.

I think you have sold me on getting some of those Andy Straps panniers
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:47 PM   #28
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This one gets my vote for front page
I agree, fantastic photo. Great report too .

I wonder if a set of Fastways or similar might make long days on the footpegs less fatiguing? I was amazed at the difference they made on a V-Strom?
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:22 AM   #29
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Here is a link to short video (750K) of Speedzter on the Walkers Crossing track. Look carefully for Steering Damper working

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=Walkers1.flv
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:44 AM   #30
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Here is a link to short video (750K) of Speedzter on the Walkers Crossing track. Look carefully for Steering Damper working

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=Walkers1.flv
Doesnt seem to want to let me in without a password. Oh well Im sure its good.
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