Anne Beadell Highway.

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  1. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    No motorcycles in this, but good pics.
    I was checking my mate Laurie Ford's sea kayaking site and came across his report of driving the Anne Beadell hwy with his American girlfriend in 2006.

    Some good pics of the track.

    Laurie is a bit of a legend in the sea kayak world, getting on a bit, tough as nails. He's the first person I know to have paddled solo across the Bass Strait. . . . . both ways, in 1982.

    Andrew

    http://www.laurieford.net/Anne%20Beadell.html
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  2. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    interesting pic thanks beaky
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    braaap! waiting for the big one

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    +1 :thumb thx
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    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    bloody ripper, I'm planning on being out there in three weeks, thanks:thumb
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  5. DANNOj

    DANNOj Long timer

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    Great photos Beak. This is definately on the cards for the next few years. Your friend has a good set of cannons on him for an old (er) fella!!! (refuel photo) **ducks and misses back hand from other mature inmates** :evil:rofl

    Rossco you bloody bastard....

    Point me in the direction of your planning/questions thread (if there is one) I had no idea you were heading out!!

    Dan
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  6. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    I've been keeping it quiet, trying not to jinx and end up working for da man. Got a few great rides lined up though, rough plan

    3 - 5 canberra to birdsville
    5 - 6 birdsville to Coober Pedy
    7 - 9 Coober Pedy Anne Beadell Hwy Coober Pedy
    10 Coober Pedy to Ceduna
    11-12 Ceduna to Oodnadatta via Googs track
    13-14 Oodnadatta to Mt Dare/Dalhousie
    15-17 Dalhousie to Birdsville
    18-19 Birdsville to Tenterfield
    20-25 Tenterfield to Canberra via GDR

    Now, just trying to fit in Malteser's sand weekend at Wyperfield
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  7. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    hey when will ya be in ceduna approx?:ear
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  8. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    around the 10th I think. what are you thinking?
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  9. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    :huh thinking ,thinking .which side of the state i will be on and at what time will i be there??????????
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  10. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Dannoj, yeah he's a very interesting fella. A real handyman.

    When he gets a flat he pulls the tyre of the rim and patches from the inside. All done in the bush. He carries a lot of 12 volt power tools, like a little grinder for roughing up the inside of the tyre for the patch to stick.
    His house in Dodges Ford, Tasmania is totally self sufficient, water, power even a composting toilet and yet he runs computers, internet, microwave cooker, music system, etc from 12 volt system.

    And still paddles out into Bass Strait, making regular trips to Flinders Island with Elli, his lady. And out to Albatross Is on the NW coast.

    He's also an opinionated old cuss, but he has the skills to back his words, that's one of the reasons we're mates. There's not too many real originals left I reckon.

    Andrew.
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  11. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    how you getting from coober pedy to ceduna(what road ,track?):ear
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  12. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    I was intending to just haul it on the tar, is there a funner way?
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  13. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    you going down to kingoonya to wirrulla and up to ceduna then?
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  14. rosscoact

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    fucked if i know, maps upstairs, glass in hand, movie on,
    i'll have a look soon. But south down the hwy and west seems about right
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  15. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    I went through Kingoonya to Wirrulla on my pushbike in '96.
    It's a nice road.

    Andrew.
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  16. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    would the previous few posts fall into the category of high-jacking a thread :huh :lol3

    eaglebeak...great post...thanks
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  17. ozbikedude

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    ya mate is a good trip,dunno about on a push bike ya must be fitter than me:D
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  18. rosscoact

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    Yep, that looks like the go.
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  19. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    what fuel range have ya got rosco?ya may have to go via glendambo
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  20. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    50 litres on the DRZ means about 750k hammering or about 900 taking it easy, at least on dirt. Less on sand of course
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