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Old 12-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Gobby View Post
Excellent RR and great pics

Certainly on my bucket list

What was the longest distance you had between fuel points?

The time of year you went - would you stick to that, or suggest another time?
We were really lucky with the weather - I would definitely recommend that time of year. Pleasant to ride during the day - it was hot when stopped, but nice when moving and while the nights were cool, I prefer it that way as there is nothing worse than being dirty and sweaty in a sleeping bag.

Just 2 weeks before we left, many roads were still closed, but as a result, we were lucky to ride freshly graded roads on many occasions... A bit of water, however, would have made it much harder and much less fun.

We were pretty good on fuel. It was only when we bypassed fuel that we ran into dramas (which was only once en route to Tibooburra). On our route, the longest fuel stop was Innaminka to Birdsville, around 380km and then Yulara to Warakurna.

Given the soft sand and resulting poor economy, the run from Overlander Roadhouse to Steep Point does require a top up. We only needed 5lt each, but without it, we would not have made it both ways.

Good luck.

Greg - Sydney
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