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Old 06-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Sand ride Perth NOR 6th and 7th July?

Anyone interested in some sand riding practice north of Perth next weekend?

I don't claim any expertise in this area. Hence the practice required. :) I will likely be slow and vertically impaired, especially in soft rutted sand.

Looking for like minded inmates with plenty of patience for a no-one gets left behind, steady steady ride. Preferably on your adv type bike, as I will be on a DR650.
Open to ideas on the route. I'm thinking of starting in the pines/Neaves Rd area,make our way to Lancelin and see where we end up. Possibly camp somewhere saturday night, although this means more gear/weight.

Usual disclaimers. Not an organised ride. At your own risk etc.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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Hi RVT.

I can do a ride on Sunday. Have you got a planned track?


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Old 07-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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Somewhat

Sunday sounds good.

Not sure about the pines bit, but from Neaves Rd on I see some possibilities on the map. Buggered now, will look closer tomorrow after work.

Bringing a 990?
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #4
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Happy to stay away from the pines. I'll be riding the 690.

See what you come up with ..
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:33 AM   #5
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Where are you coming from?

How about Neaves Rd -Wandoo Rd - Rosella Rd - Redwood Rd - Wabling Rd - Wilbinga - Two Rocks?

I don't know whether the Neaves to Waneroo Rd sections are really roads or sandy tracks. Worth a look around?

Wilbinga should be good.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
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We'll work something out, I'll check the maps and load some tracks into the GPS.

What time and where?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #7
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Depends whether you are coming from the Wanneroo or Bullsbrook end of Neaves Rd. I'm at the west end.

There's a small rest area about 0.5km east of Old Yanchep Rd that should do.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:09 AM   #8
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Depends whether you are coming from the Wanneroo or Bullsbrook end of Neaves Rd. I'm at the west end.

There's a small rest area about 0.5km east of Old Yanchep Rd that should do.
I'm heading from the Wanneroo end too. Got the rest area on Google earth.

See you there at 9.00.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:35 AM   #9
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Good ride

We had a good ride today in the sand between Neaves Rd and Yanchep. Cut short a bit by electrical problems (sand in my switchgear, I can't imagine how that happened...)

It was nice to meet and ride with you Nine90. Looking forward to next time.

The DR is going on a diet...It weighed in at 186kg all up. 83kg on front wheel, 103kg on the rear. With only 10L in the Safari tank. Tools and basic spares on board.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:20 AM   #10
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The DR is going on a diet...It weighed in at 223kg all up. 83kg on front wheel, 130kg on the rear. With only 10L in the Safari tank. Tools and basic spares on board.
Huh? Shirley you're joking.
My 660 weighs that much, and it's heavy.
Would like to come up there for a sand ride one day.
Either just before my wheel bearing fucks out or just after, probably before with a spare in the shed would be better.
So how soft is this sand up there?
I want to ride to Moore River.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:22 AM   #11
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Huh? Shirley you're joking.
My 660 weighs that much, and it's heavy.
Would like to come up there for a sand ride one day.
Either just before my wheel bearing fucks out or just after, probably before with a spare in the shed would be better.
So how soft is this sand up there?
I want to ride to Moore River.
It might have one or two farkles fitted.
I have recently moved nearer to sandy country instead of gravel. So the heavier farkles can hang in the shed until needed.

The sand varied from bottomless powder to firmer stuff. The ruts formed by the fourbies can be challenging. Plenty of options, depending on your mood and skills.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #12
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Huh? Shirley you're joking.
My 660 weighs that much, and it's heavy.
Would like to come up there for a sand ride one day.
Either just before my wheel bearing fucks out or just after, probably before with a spare in the shed would be better.
So how soft is this sand up there?
I want to ride to Moore River.
Oops, I mixed up the original rear weight.

Just removed the pannier frames, touring Scott oiler and Safari tank. Shaved off 5kg.
Now its 82kg front, 99kg rear. Total 181kg, with 10L in standard tank, same tools and spares.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #13
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Good suggestion RVT, it was actually good fun on the tighter harder packed sand tracks. The deep rutted 4wd sand tracks on the other hand were hard work.
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