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Old 06-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #16
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Awesome ride report Makad,

I found the topographical reference to Peak Charles most insightful.

Peak charles shares the same height above sea level as:

Peshkopi, Albania
Verkhnye Vyostske, Carpathian Mountains Ukraine
Tirol, Insbruk Austria

Could there be a future ride plan to visit the 3 places on this planet that share the same RL as Peak Charles ???

I'm in if there is !

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Old 06-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #17
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Awesome ride report Makad,

I found the topographical reference to Peak Charles most insightful.

Peak charles shares the same height above sea level as:

Peshkopi, Albania
Verkhnye Vyostske, Carpathian Mountains Ukraine
Tirol, Insbruk Austria

Could there be a future ride plan to visit the 3 places on this planet that share the same RL as Peak Charles ???

I'm in if there is !

Rooster
This is a very interesting scenario that you have proposed there Mr Rooster.
The route proposed would be going through some very fine and interesting country no doubt. Worthy of a Ride Report indeed.
However it falls down when put under scrutiny - given that it would require a lifetime of leave passes to be issued by our respective spouses for it to go ahead, and realistically, thats just never going to happen.



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Old 06-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #18
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Day 4
Another good camp a little way up on Peak Charles. This place is a little hidden secret. I was told about it years ago by Aky525 and kept it in mind as a destination for the future. Really glad we came.


On the way out i saw this giant colourful bug - never seen anything like this guy - fearless too.


Just for fun, we decided to take a track that left on the southern side of the Peak - strictly 4WD's or 2 wheels if youve got 'em. Those clouds are looking ominous.


We're not lost....we're on an Adventure


Sure enough, the bit of rain this area had overnight that was keeping the dust down and making the riding sweet was back and getting stronger. Dryrider or not - it was going to be a wet day.


You will see from the map route at the start of this thread a straight line at the southern side of the peak. This is no exaggeration. Someone at one stage got in a bulldozer, put the blade down, and drove 50km in a straight line through this bush.










It was stright and at times a bit sketchy too - the only way go it seemed was to sit on the Tatonka and hold it pinned!


Shall we take the gravel or carry on with the dirt?


.....there's your answer


When we ran out of dirt it was time to get back to Lake King via Cascades Rd. Good gravel - and fast.


It was a really fun mornings ride - except the part about getting wet and dry twice, but we make it to Lake King and the sun was out. Coffee and Fuel and then off to check out this monster clearing sale pre-sale inspection of gear.


Word around the area was the Farmer was into the banks for $40-50million and they were clearing him out. Lots of gear out; from the ad's i wanted to check out the 4wd's but they were ALL wrecks. I didnt bother going to the sale.


So, a pleasant afternoon ride along the gravel from Varley to Lake Grace. My sister did some student work at the "Bins" here in the 80's






Another good day. Off to the Lake Grace pub for a shower, meal, meet some locals and have and some beers



to be continued......
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #19
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Day 5
Woke up feeling pretty good, not on a Thermarest. Not a bad place to flop at the Lake Grace pub. An entertaining evening shared with the local and itinerant nut cases out there.


From here LGDH went his way back to his home - I went my way. Sort of felt like the horse that knows he's on his way back and didnt stop for anything much. Just wanted to be home, hopefully in time for lunch with my Sweetie
Still it was a good 4hrs on slab before i met back up with the pipeline again.


Thank you my little champ - WR250R - when you absolutely, positively, have go bush and make it back without any fuss what so ever. Lets hug it out champ


So here's the sum total for the trip for LGDH on the big old DR650


...and mine.


Well that was a real nice run. Some real neat country traversed done well.
Thanks for looking!
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:09 PM   #20
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Great stuff Matt!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #21
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Good stuff, thanks for sharing...
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:49 AM   #22
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Very good RR, one of the better ones, Thanks for that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:21 AM   #23
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Some great bush shots!
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:08 AM   #24
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Nice ride and piccies
Thanks for sharing
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #25
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Good job on the RR

Thanks for sharing!...........These WR250r are sure Good bikes!!!......mine has 35,000 miles and still going strong!!!....ANYWHERE!!!!!

Here is a couple more WR250r on a Ridabout!!! http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612543

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #26
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Nice pics and Ive put the Holland Track on the list to do, big fan of small bike mules and the WR would be my bike of choice. Thanks for sharing.
How was your fuel consumption?
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #27
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Nice pics and Ive put the Holland Track on the list to do, big fan of small bike mules and the WR would be my bike of choice. Thanks for sharing.
How was your fuel consumption?
Yes the HT is a good ride indeed.
With the Safari Tank on the Slab @ 100-110kph you'll get about 320 - 340 kms
On the Track, that same tank will get you from Hyden to Coolgardie with still 1 litre left in the tank. Cant remember how far it is.....

I also carry an extra 7 litres in 2 x separate containers.

Some ones got a good sig line out here which resonates with me, something like; You can never have too much fuel, unless you're on fire
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #28
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[QUOTE=makad;18848331 You can never have too much fuel, unless you're on fire [/QUOTE]

heard something similar years ago when i was in the airline business, you can never have enough fuel on a plane, unless you're crashing
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:57 AM   #29
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Great work on the RR Matty, good looking setups you are both running with.
Where is the next one?? that is the question!
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #30
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Great trip - we spent time on a property at Salmon Gums when backpacking in the early 1980's - some of that country looked familiar. Always good to see what the WWR is capable of.

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