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Old 02-10-2010, 02:08 AM   #46
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Again my thanks "A". Inspiring.

I caught up with Bear on the weekend and I told him to have a look.
He mentioned he must look at this site a bit more often. At least he got rid of the old dial up !
(he also loaned me the biography that Fred's mate, Garry Clark, wrote. Very interesting. Loved the sidecar in Antarctica)

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Old 02-10-2010, 02:32 AM   #47
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Thank you so very much "A".

I too read your article in the bike mags at the time and it inspired me into outback travel. It took another 9 years before I had the privilege of following in your wheel tracks...albeit in a 4WD. I remember at the time being constantly amazed that you were able to wrestle those bikes down that track, and in '92 the track was in much better shape than in your photos! Seriously, that would have to be one of the most adventurous rides one could take anywhere on the planet. Even in '92 we only saw 4 vehicles in 13 days out there. Great stuff!
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:49 AM   #48
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Andreas, the vid was bloody amazing!! Well done, and thanks so much for taking the effort to put it up for all to see

This would easily rate as one of the top ride reports for me!!

I played that vid over and over, watching Fred (or you?) weight shift the huge beast of a bike side to side, bounce from rut to rut, roost everywhere you go!! AMAZING!!

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Old 02-10-2010, 03:44 AM   #49
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Incredible, historic, educational, inspiring stuff. Your a bloody legend "A".

Thanks for taking the time to digitize the pics and vid. Well worth the effort !
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #50
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That video is a masterpiece. Raw, straightforward action. Your tank mounted(?) shots while you were riding and following your brother are great.

Thanks for overcoming the tech challenge of getting things onto YouTube.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:03 AM   #51
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That video is a masterpiece. Raw, straightforward action. Your tank mounted(?) shots while you were riding and following your brother are great.

Thanks for overcoming the tech challenge of getting things onto YouTube.
Thanks. It is great to see people on the other side of the planet enjoying this stuff!
I have put in another video that follows on from the first. Will put in a third and final one in the near future.
I appreciate all the comments from everybody, thanks,
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:44 AM   #52
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That is so cool. Awesome that you got the old footage digitised too, it's great footage.

Well done, in an age when something like that was far more of an adventure than it is now with todays modern machinery and equipment.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:50 AM   #53
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man THAT was an adventure ride!
thanks for taking the time to post up the story.
No GPS, no satphone, no one around if things go pear shaped, no stopping you.
I think the absolute lack of humanity in that country is pretty much unmatched overseas.

A big thank you to Baldy too, for this site and the ride reports that really are the jewel in the crown.
Between this, the BAM road, sambor1965's Afganistan report and Heavy Metal in Mongolia and Central Asia its been a rich season of blue ribbon reports.
Again, thanks "A"
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:26 PM   #54
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:01 PM   #55
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Thanks mate - really great read and visual feast
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #56
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Loved reading this - I felt both fear and envy. Thanks so much for sharing it.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:29 PM   #57
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Fantastic RR!

Loved the 80's pics and videos, and that was certainly a true adventure.
No big carnivorous animals on the CSR to worry about? Is that road still ride-able today?
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:00 PM   #58
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Yep just got to have lotsof fuel

http://www.bizarq.nl/csr/index.html

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Fantastic RR!

Loved the 80's pics and videos, and that was certainly a true adventure.
No big carnivorous animals on the CSR to worry about? Is that road still ride-able today?
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #59
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Pasted in the third and final video.

It's a fairly busy track now and less remote with a small community halfway down.
I put a final 3rd vid into the ride report.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #60
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It's a fairly busy track now and less remote with a small community halfway down.
I put a final 3rd vid into the ride report.
Andreas.
Once again... thanks Andreas for posting this RR. It's my #1 RR now

I read somewhere recently that approx 100 vehicles a year are doing the CSR (of course 'a year' means ~May/Jun to ~Aug/Sep).

Your RR will probably double that number for the next few years .
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