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Old 08-26-2013, 02:20 AM   #1
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Perth, after a few days business meetings finally picked up my trusty BMW GS8 "Bumble Bee" from a mate in Fremantle / Western Australia, the bike was trucked over from Sydney / NSW and arrived a few days earlier.
Early October 2011, great weather to kick off another run in the Aussie Outback tackling part of Australia's Longest Shortcut, by far one of my favourite rides through the vast and beautiful Australian Outback: http://www.outbackway.org.au

This Western Australia Outback ride included the famous http://www.goldenquesttrail.com
"Gold! Gold! Gold!" was the euphoric shout that echoed globally in the second half of the 19th century. This was the era of the great goldrushes that ignited passions, fuelled economies and created massive migrations to some of the world's most remote regions.
The Golden Quest Discovery Trail takes visitors on a journey through the vast landscape of the Eastern Goldfields (Western Australia), revealing the region's vibrant history and its rich amalgam of natural, Aboriginal and European heritage.








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Old 08-26-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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Well, first stop for the last 10 years, as every time I am over in Perth ~ the holy grail of beer drinkers...
Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle: https://littlecreatures.com.au to meet up with mates.































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Old 08-26-2013, 02:25 AM   #3
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The usual walk around the waterfront (Fishing Boat Harbour) just nearby Little Creatures Brewery.













Everyone into decent tunes knows him I'm sure....
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:26 AM   #4
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Outback ride preparations and loading up the bike..... remember when dealing with the Outback, don't forget the six P's: Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.









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Old 08-26-2013, 02:46 AM   #5
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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Perth, early morning start heading out of town....













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Old 08-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #7
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Lunch stop in Coolgardie....











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Old 08-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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Staying and meeting up with mates in famous Kalgoorlie (home of the Super Pit) for a few days off-roading, cold beers and some meat burning...





































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Old 08-27-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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After a few relaxing days in Kalgoorlie, hitting the road up the Goldfields trail, http://www.goldenquesttrail.com towards Ora-Banda: http://www.orabanda.com.au















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Old 08-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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After two cold ones at the historical Ora-Banda Inn riding onwards to Siberia: http://www.exploroz.com/Places/61556/WA/Siberia.aspx
"To Hell or Siberia" in Western Australia was the saying during the 1893 gold Rush and nowadays only the old Cemetery with a few graves and dangerous mine shafts remain.









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Old 08-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #11
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The usual road-kill on the shoulder on the short tarmac road up to Menzies from Siberia.



Menzies, another famous stop along the Goldfields Trail, lots of history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menzies,_Western_Australia









































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Old 08-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #12
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As a long time license plate, road and highway sign, gas station memorabilia collector admired this particular petrol station outside Menzies....















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Old 08-29-2013, 06:03 PM   #13
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Just up the road outside Menzies is the old Menzies Cemetery is, regrettably, the final resting place of well over 100 men and women who succumbed to typhoid fever.
Typhoid was a major killer all over the goldfields from the early years of the ‘rush’ and, at the time, its causes were only just beginning to be understood, but there were a growing number of individuals from the medical community who were suspecting contaminated water was involved. They were right...

The Menzies Cemetery is not only one of largest on the goldfields, but it also features a number of ornate ‘headstones’ cut from tin.

















Menzies Golf Club, ride in the middle of the dusty dry Outback.... they planning a yacht club next the blokes told me in the pub down the road....





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Old 08-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #14
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A lengthy pit stop at Niagara Dam, the mobile bar opens for the afternoon and sunset....
Niagara Dam - a concrete gravity dam in the most unlikely of locations. During the usual dry periods the dam level can range from half-full to nothing more than a stagnant puddle of muck.
However for a couple of years after some good cyclone activity in the region the dam is a popular destination for its cool waters.













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Old 08-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #15
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Thong Tree between Niagara Dam and Kookynie Ghost Town...









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