Australia East-West Crossing

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by shelbyjet, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Ozhippo

    Ozhippo Adventurer

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    Great read guys very inspirational.

    Can you share more about prep and bike setup...things to watch out for
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  2. CB160

    CB160 another old fart....

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    Tis the only I'm ever gonna see Aus....
    Thanks for sharing your trip...looks like a blast!!
    :)
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  3. Angelos

    Angelos Adventurer

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    My kind of bike!!!That Tenere is alsmost perfect adventure bike!!!

    Great trip and very nice report!:clap
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  4. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    :thumb
    inspirational pics
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  5. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Great report!

    Thanks,

    JM.
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  6. motocyklista

    motocyklista Adventurer

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    Great , thanks for sharing.:thumb
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  7. Goosefeather

    Goosefeather Captain Slow

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    Great ride and report!!! :clap


    Had to laugh at this . . . ..

    Brother: “No, you rode up little red, Big red is another kilometer to the left after you ride over that little hill...”
    Me: “Shit - oh well, not going back now...”


    Closest I got to any Red was the flooded approach - just as well, coz I'm crap with sand.
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  8. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Why didn't you do it in a straight line?

    ..............you had Tens...:D



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  9. MARTYJK

    MARTYJK Adventurer

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    Great report fellas, One of the best I have read this year, ....Awesome.:clap:clap:clap
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  10. robbiedobbie

    robbiedobbie Robbiemyboy

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    Really good and inspiring:clap
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  11. antipode

    antipode Wanderer

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    Great report and great pics.
    Thanks for sharing!
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  12. Haggs

    Haggs Tigre Verde

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    Great effort guys, well done!:clap

    Now I know EXACTLY what I want to do.:D
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  13. digga1111

    digga1111 bann ed

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    thanks for sharing that.
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  14. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Bugger I have finished reading the RR. Now I have to go outside and finish my chores.

    I have ridden some of those areas and deep sand on a heavy adventure bike is no fun IMO. Mitas E09 tyres will never grace my front wheel again,. I think they are too small in radius? for sand and tend to dig in making the bike want to pitch you off. Ask me how I know this! My fractures are still healing 12 months later.

    Not enough flotation for sand, OK for anything else though. They are OK on the rear end.
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  15. Miss Jane

    Miss Jane Ride like a girl

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    Thanks for posting up more awesome photos.
    Love the poster your kids made, superb.
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  16. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Great trip and report guys.

    Would love to have your GPS tracks on Trans Australia Trails, this trip would be perfect for it. Link below.

    Cheers
    Peter
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  17. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    excellent rr doing the same in 2014
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  18. shelbyjet

    shelbyjet Adventurer

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    Cheers Peter, good site, I have not seen that before.

    Route has dutifully been uploaded.:beer

    http://transaustraliatrail.com.au/tracks/index#content

    Cheers,

    Greg

    EDIT:

    I used my spot tracker plot, I will re-do with my Garmin tracks in about a week or so, will be a little more accurate when zoomed in.
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  19. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Great stuff, thanks.

    Yours was Track 100, and the first full crossing of Australia if I'm not mistaken. So the site lives up to its name now.

    Cheers
    Peter
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  20. Jono660

    Jono660 Yamafied

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    Great Ride report! Yep, I'm gonna do it too. Before I'm 40 you reckon? Got 6 yrs then.:D
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