coast to coast posties

Discussion in 'Australia' started by philth, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. philth

    philth philth

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    just cant get this outta me head
    a few years back, some clowns set a record for postie bikes from byron bay to steep point wa in 12 and a half days, but, they made a few navigational errors and also were drugged by a stranger with hallucinagenic lsd laced scones
    I reckon it could be done in 10 days
    anyone else wanna have a go?
    every man for himself
    i can organise cheap freight from geraldton to dalby
    next year
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  2. TopEnd

    TopEnd Been here awhile

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    Hi Philth

    I might keep an eye on this thread. Sounds like something I might have a go at....good idea.
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  3. rhino_343

    rhino_343 Southern Explorer

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    how about starting in Gero and heading east???:ricky
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  4. philth

    philth philth

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    a mate in truck comes over here and back once a month from geraldton
    probably 3/400 bucks to freight over and you can ride home
    ditto for east coasters
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  5. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Philth you have issues that need to be looked in to by a professional.

    Good luck
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  6. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I'd be interested in something stupid like that.
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  7. OldOzy

    OldOzy Banned

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    :lurk k....?
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  8. rickjames

    rickjames RIP rickjames.

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    Next motorbikin should be good :wink:
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  9. FahrtMeister

    FahrtMeister Gnarled Adventurer

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    5042 k's, give or take
    500 k's/day
    easy in a car or a big bike
    but a postie? summer too hot, winter days are short. unless you like night riding eh Phil?
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  10. philth

    philth philth

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    the route is tar from byron to bourke, then up to the corner, down to lyndhurst, up to will crk, out to coober pedy, tar to the rock, on to warburton, gunbarrel... maybe skip the gunbarrel this time as there would be heaps of carnage on it,
    leonora, north to meeka , mnt gould and out to the coast via byro station , overlander rdhouse and steep point
    dead farkin easy!
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  11. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    I'm interested!

    Can assist with logistics on the West Coast end.
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  12. BMWayne

    BMWayne old but slow

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    Would you leave them the full 110cc ?
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  13. philth

    philth philth

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    as hederics used to say
    stock is best
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  14. trailjeff

    trailjeff crash and burn

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    100% interested sounds like a hoot :D
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  15. FatBoyCrash

    FatBoyCrash Buckle up SpankY!!

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    Skip the Gunbarrell because there would be carnage...

    Hang on, last time I looked this was ADVENTUREbikerider.com, not Grandma Clampetts crochet for beginners........

    Sounds like the EXACT reason to tackle the Gunbarrel.

    I'm keen. The biggest barrier will be the mindset, not the terrain.
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  16. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    The gunbarrel was great on a 990 on a postie it would be a gunbarrell of laughs:lol3. A definate do.[​IMG]
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  17. sequent

    sequent South Australia's own....

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    I'm interested.... what dates are you thinking?
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  18. philth

    philth philth

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    i'm more worried about the machinery than the mindset on the gunbarrel

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  19. philth

    philth philth

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    and how to recover bikes and bodies if you cant take trailers in there
    we've done it before but we were lucky
    i guess if bikes failed, they'd just have to be left out there
    we were going to do the red centre and may still do it but nuthins set
    if we did this, itd bejuly augustish
    the days would be a bit short but you'd be riding with the sun and the earths rotation, thereby making your days longer
    daylight saving, postie style

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  20. icekube1

    icekube1 Middle aged git

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    Ummm...you'd be riding opposite to the earth's rotation I think.

    The net outcome could be that the massed traction of all those posties headed west would make the earth rotate faster, thereby making the days even shorter.

    Careful consideration is called for...:deal
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