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Old 11-23-2011, 02:54 AM   #31
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Edit: just re-read your first post Neil. Have you locked in your outbound route from Kalg to Laverton? Have a look at this route and see what you think (all dirt I think)... Kalg > Yarri Rd > Kurnalpi/Pinjin Rd > Mt Celia Rd > Bindah Rd > Laverton. That's the way I'm thinking of getting to Laverton.
That's a tough route, nah just joking, it can be done in Toyota Corolla hire car, but yes it's all dirt if that's what counts.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:32 AM   #32
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Goodo... sure beats the slab between Kalg and LA. And I've done the Kookynie / Old Laverton Rd alt route enough times to be a bit
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:42 AM   #33
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This looks good , im in
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #34
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #35
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Bloody Hell! There's going to more bikes on this one than the original...
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:58 AM   #36
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Bloody Hell! There's going to more bikes on this one than the original...
Lets hope more actually make it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:32 AM   #37
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Lets hope more actually make it.
I for one have every thing crossed, just can't fall short twice!!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:40 AM   #38
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Fuel/range

What sort of range do you need for this ride?
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:19 PM   #39
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What sort of range do you need for this ride?
Laverton - Neale Junction - Laverton = 746 k's of some quite sandy tracks.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:53 PM   #40
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Question Fuel Range Question

I normally work on 15 km a litre if riding in sandy conditions, which gives a safety margin as well, this will mean 50L of fuel, does this sound OK to you guys who have been out that way before? What water will need to be carried?
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #41
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I normally work on 15 km a litre if riding in sandy conditions, which gives a safety margin as well, this will mean 50L of fuel, does this sound OK to you guys who have been out that way before? What water will need to be carried?
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50 litres should be enough Depending on bike.
As for water, with the rough plan I have we will be at least 2 and half days away from guaranteed drinkable water. Laverton to Laverton. Last time I took 7 litres. 2 litres per day plus 1.
There is a well at Yeo and the water looked "ok" to drink, errr but I didn't. If you were happy to treat and drink this water then 2 or 3 litres would be enough. I'm not sure thats what i'll be doing though.

Good question though as keeping the weight down is very important given all the sand but you don't want to go thirsty.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #42
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I normally work on 15 km a litre if riding in sandy conditions, which gives a safety margin as well, this will mean 50L of fuel, does this sound OK to you guys who have been out that way before? What water will need to be carried?
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Dennis
At a guess I'd say it would be 15% (max) of the deep soft stuff with the rest being normal sand (OK with a little speed) and the usual endless corrugations. Your quandary will be tyre pressures... too low and the gnarly rocks (plenty of 'em) will get you and your rim; too hard and you'll fight the sand. I got approx 17km/ltr so your allowance is about right. Looking at my GPS file our average speed was 40kmh over the 166kms. That included a few 'rest' stops for the group of approx 8 riders, one of which I involuntarily called .... I can't ride deep sand at walking pace.

Just a thought... Neils 1st post mentions using Yeo as a base. If you do that, spose you could hide your spare fuel (~10ltrs) near Yeo. IIRC Yeo > NJ > Yeo is approx 330kms. You'll be glad for the weight saving.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:41 PM   #43
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Neil,
You mentioned previously (or was mentioned at Bridgetown?) that your looking at a 4wd tagging along to carry some fuel, and potentially to trailer some bikes to Kalgoorlie. Are you still discussing this option, or has it fallen through?

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Old 11-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #44
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Neil,
You mentioned previously (or was mentioned at Bridgetown?) that your looking at a 4wd tagging along to carry some fuel, and potentially to trailer some bikes to Kalgoorlie. Are you still discussing this option, or has it fallen through?

Gaz
G'day Gary,

These options may come about but there is nothing set in stone as yet.
Even if they do eventuate, with so many people involved there will be some limitations as to what can be carried etc.

I'll be planning to be self sufficiant, Perth to Perth, and if options present themselves I may modify things a tad. Fuel will be the one thing that I may get carted to Yeo if possible. But if not then its a fuel bladder.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:24 AM   #45
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That's cool.
Ultimately fuel will be my big issue, so I'll be keeping an eye on what develops.
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