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Old 11-14-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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Ummm... Trans OZ record - What say ye...? I have heard no report of this b4?

http://www.seekingmedia.com.au/news.php?newsid=2929


Thought that this would have garnered some coverage or interest on here (maybe it did and I missed it?)

Apparently from west to east, over the simpson solo and unsupported.

Is it legit...? is it comparable to the previous TK/Donny Can't and Philth/Tugboat routes/records?

Is philth planning a re-match?


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Old 11-14-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Great effort by Steven, congrats!
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:17 AM   #3
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Great effort by Steven, congrats!
Yeah, sorry... I meant to make mention of that too... was just flabbergasted when I spotted it on the net (was researching something different) that it (seems to have gone) unoticed... well, by me previously anyway?
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #4
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Attempted to ride a motorised skateboard across the Simpson ..(are we the full deck) ?
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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Attempted to ride a motorised skateboard across the Simpson ..(are we the full deck) ?
Probably not...

but then again, if it's philth and Bill you're using as the yardstick when contemplating the Tranz Oz/Coast to Coast ride... then it is most likely not considered too much of a a disadvantage... more like compulsory eh?
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #6
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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unsupported HEY?

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Old 11-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #8
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that footage all looks westbound to me. presumably burying the fuel and water on the way for the return attempt. not riding anywhere near fast enough either

well done to the bloke.

on the subject of burying fuel and water. can you really claim that as unsupported? whats the difference between that and having a 4wd following? and if you can do that, where does it stop? food, spare parts, tyres,(yes i know about his 1 set rule) leave swags etc? save all that weight to go faster.

not a critisicm, just wondering out loud

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Old 11-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #9
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #10
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bit like charlie saying his rides are unsupported


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Old 11-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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I'm sure I have read about this guy on here before - may not have been in it's own thread?

There was a mention of him starting though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #13
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #14
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Does anyone know if he took the same route as TK, Phil and Bill?

Can't really compare the two if he didn't (still an impressive achievement no mater where he went).

I seem to remember Phil saying they could do it a lot quicker if they didn't stick to the TK route.

This is the third attempt I know of that hasn't been (to my knowledge) covered on ADV, Adrian Knight (I think thats his name) and a guy on an XR650r earlier in the year had a crack at it as well.
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Does anyone know if he took the same route as TK, Phil and Bill?

Can't really compare the two if he didn't (still an impressive achievement no mater where he went).

I seem to remember Phil saying they could do it a lot quicker if they didn't stick to the TK route.

This is the third attempt I know of that hasn't been (to my knowledge) covered on ADV, Adrian Knight (I think thats his name) and a guy on an XR650r earlier in the year had a crack at it as well.
I know of another, a guy on a 640 adventure with the same rear tank set up as you trev. Apparently he was making good time but split a radiator about 8 hours out from the WA coast. The crazy thing is he was planning on turning around when he got there and setting a record for the double!

He's now sourced a 690rr for another go.
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