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Old 09-04-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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Longest Day 2013 starting in QLD

Hi all,

I'm doing the "longest day" this year.
I've made the required leave booking's.

I have just started the mapping

Just wondering who else is going to be leaving from the QLD coast?

Does anyone have any route advice?

Does anyone have any words of wisdom?

Does anyone have bike setup advice?

All advice / comments welcome.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:11 AM   #2
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More info?

Whats this all about:

Please put up a link or more information mate....this sounds good!
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:22 AM   #3
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I don't know how to add a link. ( help anyone )

My understanding is...

On the longest day of the year you get a your motorbike and start riding toward Cameron Corner.

Rules.

1. You must leave from the coast.
2. You must be riding a motorbike.


Anyone got anything else to add?
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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So where do u plan to leave from .... might pop down and give u a
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #6
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I don't know how to add a link. ( help anyone )

My understanding is...

On the longest day of the year you get a your motorbike and start riding toward Cameron Corner.

Rules.

1. You must leave from the coast.
2. You must be riding a motorbike.


Anyone got anything else to add?
Not quite.

Firstly, it's always the 21st of December, it doesn't matter if the actual longest day of the year falls on the 22nd or 20th.

There is no set start or finish point, but it is generally start east and head west.

Start time is sunrise, end time is sunset.

Cameron Corner is basically a meeting point, some go further and then head back there after the sun goes down and they end there run, some may get there well after sun down.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Some older threads about it.11 run

12 ldr

There are others but I'm on my phone and couldn't be bothered looking.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #9
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bOmb3r,

Mate how ya doing?

Haven't worked out exactly where to leave from but it will be the immediate Brisbane area.

Would love the company

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So where do u plan to leave from .... might pop down and give u a
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:48 AM   #10
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Hmmm I might be keen. One day out there and a few to come home?
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:53 AM   #11
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Sounds like a plan Pete.





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Hmmm I might be keen. One day out there and a few to come home?
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:15 AM   #12
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Good luck old son

you wont have a doofus slowing you down this time

I reckon the Tranny will do well
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:15 AM   #13
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:47 AM   #14
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I don't know how to add a link. ( help anyone )

My understanding is...

On the longest day of the year you get a your motorbike and start riding toward Cameron Corner.

Rules.

1. You must leave from the coast.
2. You must be riding a motorbike.


Anyone got anything else to add?
Yeah, some dickheads try it every year and never make it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:51 AM   #15
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Couple of things to consider.....

You really need to keep your eyes out for the animals in the morning.

And it can get pretty hot. This was just east of Thargomindah at just over 50c! Fortunately that was the day after the LDR on the way home, but it was hard work in that heat.

And sunburn is a factor as you are riding into the sun all day.

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