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Old 11-15-2013, 12:20 AM   #16
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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.
Looking at the route picture on the web site this crossing is different, Its a lot more direct using major gravel and bitumen roads.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:02 AM   #17
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Good effort. But I didn't know their were rules for the record.

"To try for the record, the rules are simple: 1 set of tyres, 1 motorbike, the route must include crossing the Simpson Desert and thetotal elapsed time includes all sleep, refuels and repairs. "

But instead of burying fuel etc how about only refueling at actual servos/stations etc. By having fuel buried, it's a real advantage in weight reduction and ability to control the bike. One could bury fuel every 300km and take a 690 or SE and I'm pretty sure the times will come down. Hell, send out a 4wd a day earlier to dump fuel and a lamb roast at designated points.

I agree with Marlboroughlad, having caches of fuel is technically a supported ride IMHO. If you're talking about rules for a record, then all players should be on the same playing field with regard to consumables etc.

Not detracting from the ride, but everytime I read "The rules for the record are" somewhere there's always more to it.

Anyway kudos to him, still a much better effort than I would ever make.


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Old 11-15-2013, 06:22 AM   #18
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you guys are a pretty fickle bunch, not long ago people were condemning a bunch of blokes for being underprepared out in the Simpson, now a bloke pre-runs his route, buries his supplies for his trip, if anything over prepares for a quick ride and all of us keyboard hero's reckon he cheated or something.

I reckon that the only bloke alive to be qualified enough to comment on this is Phil Hodgens, I remember following Phil and Tugboat's ride avidly, with photo's from their support vehicle coming through, Easo's plane was the only thing able to keep up with them 2 legends.

I believe that unless you have given it a crack yourself you should just admire the blokes effort.

Now after that I'm going riding........ you other chaps monitor the keyboards.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:33 AM   #19
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^ Bully is onto something
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #20
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^ Bully is onto something


what did you buy at the show ??
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:52 AM   #21
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #22
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bit like charlie saying his rides are unsupported


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When has CB ever claimed any of his rides have been unsupported?
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #23
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #24
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you guys are a pretty fickle bunch, not long ago people were condemning a bunch of blokes for being underprepared out in the Simpson, now a bloke pre-runs his route, buries his supplies for his trip, if anything over prepares for a quick ride and all of us keyboard hero's reckon he cheated or something.

I reckon that the only bloke alive to be qualified enough to comment on this is Phil Hodgens, I remember following Phil and Tugboat's ride avidly, with photo's from their support vehicle coming through, Easo's plane was the only thing able to keep up with them 2 legends.

I believe that unless you have given it a crack yourself you should just admire the blokes effort.

Now after that I'm going riding........ you other chaps monitor the keyboards.
I don't think anyone is being negative about his effort, even fully supported on a KTM it would still be one hell of a tough ride, I simply asked if it was TK's record he was after, and someone asked the definition of a unsupported ride.

From what I have read it was a new record because he states a set of rules (cross the Simpson, one set of tyres), so I was simply saying it can't really be compared with TK's (or Bill and Phils) original time because he took a different route.

And if you had read the whole thread, you would know there are at least three more people who could comment according to your opinion.

I know I wasn't criticizing the bloke, just asking for clarification.

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Old 11-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #25
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #26
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #27
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #28
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Whats the difference in pulling up at a servo for fuel and water and digging up some stashed away? To my mind there were less people involved and he actually rode C2C twice I'm assuming, one solo and unsupported. I love stories like this where a guy sets out with a goal, plans it then without any fanfare nails it.

C2C via the Simpson is just that isnt it? Seems that's what he did. If others, who have my uptmost respect, went a longer route so be it but seeing as its a record if you cross the continent via Mt Dare across the Simspon to Birdsville isnt that enough to claim it? Even harder solo and having to find buried supplies etc.

Didnt someone from here meet him out in the Simpson?

At the end of the day still an amazing effort.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:39 AM   #29
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I have two issues with the claim , he claims to be the worlds Greatest Adventurer ( fookin' big claim that ) , and has supplied no means of verification that he has done as claimed . It could ( although probably not ) be a big hoax , how are we to know ?

Phil and Bill had us all watching their every move , we can all verify their ride .
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