A Ride Down The Canning Stock Route In 1983

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by "A", Feb 4, 2010.

  1. BusyWeb

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    Thanks... alot alot.
    You inspired me what real advanture is.

    When I saw the part 2 clip, it hits my head with this commercial ad. ha ha ha

    Cavemen did over 2 decades ago, why I couldn't (wouldn't)... ha ha ha

    Thanks for sharing.:clap
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  2. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Those video`s are great. All that`s missing is some dramatic piano music, just like in the old silent fillums.
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  3. bikerooter

    bikerooter the hard way

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    thanks Andreas

    we have never met but I would love to have a yarn one day if our paths cross. You tell a great story.
    And the video through the sticks up the dunes one handed!!!

    Good job done by skinny tough blokes!!!

    thanks sra
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  4. "A"

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    Thanks mate,
    I plan to make it to the OCR this year. Thats about as close as i'm going to get to where you live for a while.
    Cheers,
    A
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  5. stormsearcher

    stormsearcher Been here awhile

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    that 's the best raw footage i have seen of an adv ride.always wondered about the CSR now i know. tx again.:clap :clap :clap
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  6. Dustdevill

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    Inspirational stuff. I love the old beamers, would like to know what you guys did to get the ol /7 prepped for such a hectic ride.
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  7. RoadBandit

    RoadBandit Been here awhile

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    Just came across this report and vividly remember reading it back in the old Two Wheels mag. 15 year old youths are impressionable. Thanks for putting it back on the to do list.
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  8. Colebatch

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    Lovely stuff :thumb
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  9. jaybz

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    What an excellent read. Thanks for posting the stories and pics. Its great to read what sort of layed back attitude people had back then.

    Back in those days communication was near non existent out there wasnt it ? and there wasnt a lot of traffic either.

    No one leaves home to go to the corner store now without their gps, satt phone, epirb...

    I did the trip up the CSR solo from the Wiluna mid last last year on a XT660Z Tenere and i have much respect for you guys after reading that yarn.


    Those sand dunes in places (most places) are so soft and steep i dont know how you muscled those big beemers through.

    Most of the wells are cactus now with maybe 4or 5 having good drinking water. Well 33 is much nicer now with a windmill/tank/water hole and grass all around it.

    The little community of Kunawarritji is about halfway down the track and they sell fuel and have a good stock of supplies. Still need fuel for 850km of riding though.

    Hardest thing i found was getting whipped by spinifex and stabbed by sticks (and i had handguards) and trying to stay in the vehicles wheel tracks without the front riding up the soft bank in the middle and flicking you off.

    Fantastic trip though and reading yours brings back lots of memories.

    Cheers

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  10. jaybz

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    One of the many drops

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  11. tonyubsdell

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    [QUOTE="A";12132857]Thanks. It is great to see people on the other side of the planet enjoying this stuff!
    I have put in another video that follows on from the first. Will put in a third and final one in the near future.
    I appreciate all the comments from everybody, thanks,
    Andreas[/QUOTE]

    hi andreas,

    thank you for sharing your epic csr adventure.
    there is only few others i would consider as spectacular as yours!

    since my first visit to the "red continent" in the late 80's (on a ténéré) i have fallen in love with it and come back a few times.
    oz is definitely my favourite destination, therefore i feel with your mates suffering from the devastating floods in the eastern states...

    the csr is no unknown to me, i dropped my own fuell that i carried in my landrover to be independent from capricorn roadhouse fuell support.
    so i was a bit more free fuellwise on a later run on my trusty yamaha.

    i pull my hat as it must have been quite a struggle on those g/s beemers.
    on nowadays bikes with modern geometry and suspension it ist still a challenge, but with those relics...good onya, respect:1drink!

    don't wanna steal your thread, that's why i add just a small pic...you have any clue from where about?

    best regards from the german outback

    wolfram

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  12. "A"

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    Hi jaybz and Wolfram. I havn't looked at this thread for ages and so just spotted your posts. Good work from you blokes riding down there. In quite a few ways the CSR experience has changed but of course the soft sand and overhanging bushes still make the ride a challenge. I should go for another CSR ride to see for myself how things have changed! Perhaps 2013- it'll be 30 years difference then
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  13. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    I see you guys got a mention in the latest Transmoto magazine in a section on great Aussie Adventure riders. Well done.
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  14. "A"

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    Cheers mate, I'll have a look, somebody mentioned it to me but didn't know what mag.
    A
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  15. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    [QUOTE="A";15355907]Cheers mate, I'll have a look, somebody mentioned it to me but didn't know what mag.
    A[/QUOTE]


    Issue 6, last page in the article.just in case a new one has come out since.
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  16. BCBackRoads

    BCBackRoads Travels with Gumby

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    Thanks so much for posting this blast from the past. The videos are amazing. Amazing ride on the big bikes.

    Wayne
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  17. jtb

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    Missed this first time around, but it's well and truly found now!

    You blokes were M. A. double D!! But it's probably safer that you didn't know that! Legendary ride...:bow:bow:bow:bow

    I was 13 when you blokes knocked that one over. I'm now 41... so it was a year or two ago!:lol3

    Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.
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  18. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    How the h#@l did I miss this RR, excellent:clapThanks for posting A!
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  20. Sunken Man

    Sunken Man Sunken Man

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    A true adventure. Thanks for posting Andreas!
    I hope the anniversary ride goes well. I'd love to join you guys.

    All the best. I might well be heading down there later in the year too after my 6 month trip to Cape York. We will see.
    Regards from a young adventurer.

    Oliver Holmgren
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