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Old 11-03-2006, 11:49 PM   #31
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Thumb Fantastic !

Great report Centrelink !
I thoroughly enjoyed sharing your journey.
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:56 PM   #32
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Thanks for sharing your ride and pictures.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:53 AM   #33
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Ahhh, Wiluna. The first town I have visited in two weeks. Also the first time in 2 weeks I had a shower
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Did you camp along the trip? Please show the pics.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:06 AM   #34
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Question Hotel Chain

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Did you camp along the trip? Please show the pics.
thanks

Not real sure but I reckon he used the Simpson's Hotel chain all the way. I guess he did not shower as they have a reputation for lousy showers. And someone recently contracted Legionairs from the aircon units, sometimes there water supply is a bit unreliable. All in all there pretty shitty so maybe Centrelink just camped out. In Oz Centrelink is the name of the unemployment benefit provider and that may give a clue that he could not afford the high hotel prices along the way. Dunno but sure Centrelink will let you know.

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Old 11-04-2006, 10:12 AM   #35
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Pilbara,

You've been away from this place for far too long.. you're overdue for one of your classic ride reports.. especially in light of your latest "fracture"!!

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Old 11-04-2006, 02:56 PM   #36
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thats an awsome ride, thanks for the report.

I'd be interested in your preparation, did you take any communication equipment?
Got any detail photos of the jerry can holders?
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:53 PM   #37
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To pick the best time of year to go, I used the BOM website:

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/rainmaps.cgi

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climat...indexa&area=wa

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...w_013012.shtml

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...w_013007.shtml

I wanted to pick a time when it wasn't too hot or too wet. The northern section is in the tropics, the southern section is temperate which leaves a fairly small window of good weather for riding.

No real comms, just an EPIRB as a last resort. The GPS packed it in on the Tanami Rd, I resorted to using two different maps and a compass to find my way. It is sign posted but many of the signs have been souvenired (bastards).
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:54 PM   #38
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:21 PM   #39
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Bloody brilliant. A life full of fantastic memories like that will be a life well lived.

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Old 11-05-2006, 08:07 PM   #40
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looks like fun. thx for posting!
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:58 PM   #41
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Bloody brilliant. A life full of fantastic memories like that will be a life well lived.

+1.

Can't get over the amount of spinifex, both alongside the track and in the centre. Maybe I missed it, but what time of year did you go? Or had there been lots of rain in recent months?

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Old 11-05-2006, 09:03 PM   #42
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Top report

Why dont you get a REAL adventure bike like a BMW or a KTM640 Adventure?









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Old 03-06-2007, 02:55 AM   #43
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Awesome...

and unsupported with a compass and a map... ...fk me...

makes it all the more rewarding.. Congrats

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Old 03-06-2007, 03:31 AM   #44
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bloody brlliant ..... seems to make any rides ive done now seem like walks in the park
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:57 AM   #45
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unsupport...you bloody legend.

had some mates do it in there 4wd last year and they said it was pretty tough on the vehicles and bodies.
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