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Old 10-29-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Emu Muster Oct 2014

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4 old farts, 1 young fart on bikes, 1 old fart in back up ute. average age 60, 2 dr650s, a nx650, wr250r, wr450f all the makings of an epic trip. my first ride report, hope you like it.
We left Port Stephens the tuesday after the October long weekend, heading to Innamincka. the wr450 & 1 dr were being trailered to Nyngan to save the tyres(or the riders arses). Easy day first up, freecamped at Mendooran



the next day we unloaded the bikes & left the trailer with a friend, headed to Cobar then hit the dirt to overnight at Louth. $5 each camped next to the pub, hot showers & toilets.

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A couple of beers at the Tilpa pub.

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Had our first flat & breakdown at Mt Jack station. one of the drs had a complete battery failure, so onto the ute to sort out later. Overnighted at White Cliffs, one of the hottest places on the planet(last year 5 days of 120+ temps in a row)



Cross country to Packsaddle then onto Milparinka where joy o joy the pub was open.

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Bob had attached jumper leads to the dr at White Cliffs so he was back on the bike, apain in the arse but at least he was riding. at Tibooburra the servo put us onto a contract musterer who sold us a battery from one of his drs, thanks Les.
Stayed at Fort Grey overnight then did the photo stop at Camerons Corner. as usual the dearest fuel of the trip $2.30/litre

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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pretty cool so far

cept for the DR fecking up

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Old 10-30-2014, 01:12 AM   #3
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looking forward to more.

thanx for sharing
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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the Bore track was closed so onto the old Strzelecki which was in great nick. the backup ute broke the bullbar(crap welds)so took the new strez, it was corrugated shit the whole way. Innamincka was stinking hot but a dip in the Cooper & a cold beer sorted that out. Set up camp on the river bank.



the only bloke in innamincka with a welder was a real prick, made the boys jump through hoops then did a shit job & charged heaps. but with no choice the ute was fixed. Dave, Ken & Adam took a trip out to the Dig Tree while Bob, Billy & I checked out the farmstays fridge $5 a beer instead of $9.50 the pub was charging. Next day we were off to Noccundra





One of these is a obsolete relic that likes dirt the others a tractor



told you it liked dirt.



better get a photo of my bike in here somewhere.



ok 2 photos

The next day was the big one we took a wrong turn & ended up not exactly lost but definitely positionally challenged. The maps out this way are works of fiction & for some reason the gps wanted to play games, we were very lucky nobody got injured.(all our fault & a lesson learned).
anyway this was emu day we must have seen thousands of them.





this is not the Dingo fence repeat this is not the Dingo fence. It does not lead to Hungerford

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Old 11-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:39 PM   #6
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Bloody good yarn so far Jack! Shame my good 'ol DR featured as a break-down
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:35 PM   #7
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I guess it was the Dingo fence .
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:16 PM   #8
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That shot at the gates is along the Queensland dog fence correctly called "the barrier fence" .

Correct its not the "border fence" NSW QLD border run by the WDDB.

The barrier fence meets the border fence 12? km east of Hamilton Gate ( a WDDB depot) and heads north and wobbles along in Qld. Lots of small sub fences run out from the dedicated barrier fence as once hundreds of stations had their own fence and after many years a common route was settled upon as dogs in individuel stations got cleaned out.

I've travelled all the dog exclusion fences and worked on the WDDB job and that in SA known as t"the buffer fence" more than just a bit often.

Thanks for the rr johnno, takes me back
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penalty units?

In the pic of the fence it says $5500 or 50 penalty units. What's a penalty unit?

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In the pic of the fence it says $5500 or 50 penalty units. What's a penalty unit?

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Penalty units
'Penalty unit' is defined in section 4AA of the Crimes Act 1914.

Penalty units are used to describe the amount payable for fines under commonwealth laws, including under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).

Fines are calculated by multiplying the value of one penalty unit by the number of penalty units prescribed for the offence.

One penalty unit is $170.
Penalty units are reviewed every three years. The next review is due in late 2015.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:09 AM   #11
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Thanks so much for the answer. People say you should learn something new everyday. Now I can be lazy all day!
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