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Old 07-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #31
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3rd time is a charmer...?

Room booked, roster organised, approval from 'minister for war and finance' granted...bring it on.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #32
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The short story:
* Towed 100km back to Bourke (thanks to Mick Crutch)
* Overnight in Bourke
* No trains, buses or hire cars out of Bourke
* Jumped a truck to Penrith (eight hours of Slim Dusty and roll-your-own durries in the cabin)
* Jumped a train at Penrith at around 11.00pm
* XPT sold out, so trained to the airport
* Arrived at the airport in time to find T2 and T3 closed
* Arrived in time to have the railway station closed behind me. Was trapped in the concrete access tunnel at just after midnight
* Bunked down on the concrete to try and get some sleep
* Chucked out by a huge Maori security guard with KTM 690s on his charm bracelet
* Bunked down on a bench in a bus shelter in the rain outside T2 waiting for the airport to open
* Roused awake with a gentle prod of a truncheon by the Federal Police and told to move on at around 2.00am
* Into the terminal at 4.30am to find the first available flight was at 2.30pm.

The whole time in the riding gear and boots I was wearing when I left Sawtell Headland. I had a single spare of jocks, a T-shirt and a toothbrush. The tools and Mojave bag were soaked in fuel, so I jammed it all in a chicken-feed bag, tied the top off with a strand of venetian-blind chord I found, and checked it through hoping no-one would notice the toxic fumes seeping from the top. The airlines took it, thank Dog.

Home on Friday.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #33
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Not long now

Just putting on a reply to bring this thread back to the top of the pile - not long now, and the forecast is for dry and hot this year......
see you at the Corner.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #34
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I,m in again. Annual leave booked. Sure I wont make it there, but if its anything like last year we are gunna have a hell of a lot of fun trying.

Cheers Fogo...
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #35
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Got all jealous about you blokes going on about it last year. Got my tail up about it now.

Sunbury, VIC (my place) to the Corner looks like 1271km on Google Maps. Most of that tar to Broken Hill sadly. Could see about massaging the route to make it a bit more sporting/interesting but prolly add quite a bit of distance.

Sunrise in Sunbury on the Geoscience thingy is 5:56am on the 21st, AEDT (UTC+11),

Setset at the Corner (29degS, 141degE) then, is 8:04pm Central Daylight Time (UTC+10.5), which gives me another 30min as I wind a clock back at Broken Hill.

14 hours, 38 minutes of daylight. Have I got that right?
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #36
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I encourage alot more guys to come for the ride, even if you only go as far as Bourke, Its alot of fun.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:22 AM   #37
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Will this actually happen this year now that Tom is not working on a Motorcyle magazine ?


It has been Tom's baby for quite a few years now .


Someone else may have to take over the non organization of the thing .
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:32 AM   #38
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It should be a great year to do it, the Mayan Calender predicts the world will end on 21/12, what a way to go
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:53 AM   #39
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How was the ride back from the south Pom?

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Just putting on a reply to bring this thread back to the top of the pile - not long now, and the forecast is for dry and hot this year......
see you at the Corner.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:58 AM   #40
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Hi
awesome ride north - down to 1 deg in fog north of Yass, but home in the warm before dark, only caught one shower - 50km south of home.
What about your run home ?
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:53 AM   #41
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Will this actually happen this year now that Tom is not working on a Motorcyle magazine ?


It has been Tom's baby for quite a few years now .


Someone else may have to take over the non organization of the thing .
Doesn't it organize itself?

I think the only difference will be that less people will consider it because you won't get in a magazine.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:59 AM   #42
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Seriously thinking about this one. Is there anyone starting from Sydney?

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:41 AM   #43
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G'day all,
I've been thinking of getting in for the ride on this for awhile now. A couple of questions for the experienced longest dayers: What's the start, proof of time, proof of location and finish proceedures? Is it just see how far you can go in the time available? Do most people end up at Cameron Corner? From Newcastle to Cameron Corner it's roughly 1350k's via Bourke and seeing as how I've never been to Cameron Corner, I thought I'd see if I could make it before dark. Given the research I've done via the Geoscience website, I believe sunrise in Newcastle is roughly 5.42am and sunset at Cameron Corner is 8.04pm which gives me about 15hrs do the trip. 1350k's in 15hrs, mmmmmmm, should be a challenge in it's self. This will be my first crack at it, so I think if I can make Cameron Corner before dark I'll be happy. What's Cameron Corner Store's facilities? Camping? Showers? Hot food? Rooms? Any info appreciated. Looking forward to having a go at it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #44
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From previous years reports I think the following is correct -
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What's the start, Dawn or whenever you get outa bed

and finish proceedures? copious acohol consumtion

proof of time, proof of locationThe yarn ya spin during the above

Is it just see how far you can go in the time available? pretty much

Do most people end up at Cameron Corner? its varied from year to year
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #45
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Yeah we got a heap of fog on the way home as well, spent the night in Merriwa, then another in Grafton. We copped a real doozy of a hail storm on us when we were on the Bridal Track caused some fun n games. Lap of Bathurst track.... the whole nine yards.
Home now, great ride cool experience.


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awesome ride north - down to 1 deg in fog north of Yass, but home in the warm before dark, only caught one shower - 50km south of home.
What about your run home ?
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