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Old 10-29-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Emu Muster Oct 2014


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.


A couple of beers at the Tilpa pub.


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.


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


to be continued
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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pretty cool so far

cept for the DR fecking up

Stolen from Baz

'must be the 'ooooohhhhhmmmmm' factor kicking in'
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:12 AM   #3
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looking forward to more.

thanx for sharing
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:49 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, 06:04 PM   #5
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:39 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, 08:35 PM   #7
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I guess it was the Dingo fence .
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