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Old 08-24-2014, 01:51 AM   #1
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Coast to Coast Record Attempt on Now !!

Scott Britnell and his KTM690RFR roosted out of Byron NSW this morning heading for Steep Point WA and hopefully a new record Coast to Coast crossing of Australia. Not only that, but as soon as he gets there he's going to turn around and try for a double-crossing record.

Go Scott!
He made it to Birdsville after midnight on Day 1 and he crossed the Simpson in about 9 hours today and is still going.

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http://www.advridermag.com.au/forum/...point-and-back!

Piccie from Adventure Rider Magazine Issue #6 which has the full story.

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Old 08-24-2014, 02:00 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up Andy.

Go you good thing , tough gig that. Hats off to anyone that even attempts it, even on a 690

Will watch with interest


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Old 08-24-2014, 02:06 AM   #3
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Been watching since he left yesty morning, he is definitely on the gas, hopefully he will make the WA border tonight.
And there ain't a better bike to be doing on either!
Good luck to him.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:13 AM   #4
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Must have some faaarkin good lights

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Old 08-24-2014, 02:14 AM   #5
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Looks like he took the Rig Road across the Simpson rather than French Line ??? . Safe travels Scott !!
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:30 AM   #6
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At Kulgera now , fuel and food I reckon
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:32 AM   #7
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Is he on his own?
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:43 AM   #8
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Is he on his own?
Yep, on his Pat Malone mate.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:09 AM   #9
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Yep, on his Pat Malone mate.

Thats huge! I would be too scared of the boogie man

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Old 08-24-2014, 03:17 AM   #10
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I'm fine riding on my own, it's just the stopping on my own my mind starts wandering back to every movie I have ever seen where campers and people beside the road get ummmm....

Can't say I would like to attempt what he is doing on my own though.

I lack what everyone who attempts the crossing has, big balls...
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:40 AM   #11
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Given his average speed I don't think he's stopping much!

And his lights are about as good as $$$ can buy, not to mention the bike.
The weather this side of the rock is good so he should have a clear run
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:14 AM   #12
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wow awesome effort, has he prearranged fuel drops in place and food stores.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:16 AM   #13
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That's nuts.
Safe travelling mate.
Do it!
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:30 AM   #14
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Big gonads to do it alone.
And yea awesome bike for the job.
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shoulda been on a postie
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