|03-17-2009, 09:06 AM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: SW Australia
Pilbara gorges - Western Australia
Four 1200GS’s on a 7 day - 3,500km ride to the gorges in the Pilbara region of
The first two days were relatively dull as we headed north on the West Coast highway to get to Nanutarra road house, about 1,300kms north of Perth. From there we would turn inland into the heart of the Pilbara. Day 1 we did 600km and camped at a nice spot on the banks of the
Day 2 we did 800km and after turni
How many kilometres back to the main road Gavin?
The next morni
We fuelled up in Tom Price and headed for Hamersley gorge, where we spent most of the afternoon in the pools.
A good way to relax after two days ridi
It was all dirt now and we were where we wanted to be.
We did a 100km burst on dirt late in the afternoon (ka
We found a clearing in the spinifex to camp.
The bourbon facilitated a great eveni
Taking the toilet seat with me was tempting but after mounti
The next day we walked and swam the gorges. Some of them are close together so we could do Oxer, Weano and Knox gorge.
...and Knox gorge.
A dirt ride in the afternoon to get to Dales Gorge where we spent the rest of the day in the pools.
Another late afternoon burst on the dirt before we camped near Auski road house.
The next morning, after breakfast at Auski
My GS with its budget panniers...
A pub lunch was in order at the Red Sands tavern in Newman.
We continued south alo
Day 6 saw us travelli
On to Morowa from Yalgoo. Gavin hit a sheep but managed to stay upright so all was well (except the poor sheep that hobbled off into the bush with a damaged back leg). We stopped at an abandoned homestead…
That afternoon we struck rain sheltered in the old Morawa convent where we got cheap, clean rooms and a shower.
OzBen (dirt) rides
Neale Junction (Victoria Desert)
WA/SA Border Run
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|03-17-2009, 09:11 AM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2004
Ride sounds great, but for some reason, all your pics are not coming in.
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|03-17-2009, 09:26 AM||#3|
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: DT Vancouver. The other one...
Pics came through for me.
Nice pictures and WOW! Those pools are awesome!
Folding chair huh? You guys pack light I see.
Thanks for sharing.
|03-17-2009, 09:30 AM||#4|
No hay banda!
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: The Frozen North
A few days of riding and swimming in those gorges sounds like a good-sized chunk of heaven! Thanks for posting.
|03-17-2009, 10:47 AM||#6|
Vagabond, yes I try!
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa
Geat thanks for sharing, it looks lot like a part in South Africa.
BTW how do you guys like the Heindies, we also get them in South Africa now, seems like a excellent tyre?
|03-17-2009, 05:15 PM||#8|
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Port Kennedy, Western Australia
Nice one, Ben.Gotta love that toilet.
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|03-17-2009, 08:56 PM||#9|
Spelt with 2 ffs
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Melbourne Australia
Welcome to the forum OzBen..
Excellent first post with this ride report mate.. Beautiful part of the World you visited and only wish I had enough time to take it all in when I was there in 2007..
|03-17-2009, 11:16 PM||#12|
Aussie BM rider, West Oz.
Joined: Jun 2005
Hi Ben, nice to see you on the site. (I'm sure we met when my mate John bought some bits of your mate in Attadale).
Good report by the way, nice to see all the red dirt on the bikes.
|03-18-2009, 01:12 AM||#13|
Joined: Feb 2008
Great report and welcome OzBen.That gorge is great
If ya dont like the way i ride,Pack up ya golf clubs and get off the green.
|03-18-2009, 01:23 AM||#14|
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: was Kununurra, now Carnarvon, Australia
Bloody good stuff mate, you got the words/pic ratio spot on I reckon.
Karijini is a great spot to ride, good dirt roads and great scenery.
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Some men like the foul'n,
Some men like to hear........
to hear the cannonball a roar'n!
|03-18-2009, 01:23 AM||#15|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Them Thar Hills WA Australia
Great report mate, bit of a killer photographer too!
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