Esperance/Kalgoorlie ideas

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  1. angryad

    angryad Don't drop the soap.

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    Hi guys . Two of us are heading towards esperance and maybe Kal in the next few days. Anyone have any great ideas for roads to check out? Or places?

    We're not camping, so looking for point to pint places or day rides.

    Gwalia sounds good. Is there a western loop or something form Kal?

    Beach run out of esperance?
    Any good places to stay, good pubs ,good food, all ideas welcomed.


    Cheers
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  2. philth

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    condingup pub is a goodun
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    Cheers dude. Good beer and great phillys?
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  4. Muddler

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    From there up Parmango rd to Balladonia. Then west on the telegraph track which comes out a bit south of Norseman
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    Follow the railway line and ride south to Israelite bay.
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    can't guarantee phillys but good food, beer and service and it delivers you onto the doorstep of some awesome riding, whats your fuel range?
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  7. angryad

    angryad Don't drop the soap.

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    I haven't worked it out for ages. But I got a 640A. So I'll estimate,it at 200km .

    My mate has the new husky 650.

    Plus we're only going for the soft option. Hotels instead of camping, and my mate is new to dirt riding, and I haven't been on a bike for ages. Steady steady ..
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  8. philth

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    muddlers route sounds like a good one then
    sweet baby cheeses theres some roos down there but aye!
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  10. angryad

    angryad Don't drop the soap.

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    We're in ESPERANCE. Gunna do a day ride tommorow. Out to cape le gande . Then parmango road to balladonia. Then to Norseman. Going good so far .pretty wet though
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    If it's been wet the Parmango Rd will probably be closed by Esperance or Dundas (or both) shires. It's usually signposted as you head east out of Esperance on Fisheries Rd (has been two of the times I've been out there). The servo on the highway should know what's going on.
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    Thanks Dave. It's been Pretty wet on the coast. Hopefully it open by Tuesday .

    Would the main roads website give ya that info?
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  13. Dave Ward

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    I dunno, each time it was closed when I wanted to ride through there after decent rains, I was told about it by the servo. It's a shire issue rather than Main Roads so a phone call to either or both of the shires should get you an answer.
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  14. angryad

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    Cheers for that. Well we'll go and roost the beach tommorow and check it out from there! I'm fucking loving this trip!


    Just won $195 on the dish kickers too! Woohoo!
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  15. philth

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    good stuff
    take some pics of cape legrande
    want to do it with the family
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  16. angryad

    angryad Don't drop the soap.

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    I will. I can't post em but, cause I'm too tight to have a smugmug account! Lol



    Does anyone know if there is fuel say around Condingup? Or close by!
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  17. angryad

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    Rang the Condingup tavern .

    They have fuel! And the balladonia track is open!


    So tommorow

    Cape le grande, Codingup, Balladonia Road House!
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    Hi Angry, you will not be overheating with the weather we have had so far, if you go to the local fishing boat harbour, along Condingup road, get onto the beach and follow it all the way to Cape Legrande. Beach is normally pretty firm and it is a great ride
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  19. angryad

    angryad Don't drop the soap.

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    Thanks man. We bailed on the beach ride. Fucking too soft, high tide! Lol


    We did Condingup pub for snapper burgers! Fucking awesome! Did the parmango road to balladonia. In good condition.

    philth, great spots to champ on the coast. Duke of Orleans was a mint spot!
    I'll email ya some pics when I'm home.


    Had some more electrical dramas today. Nothing some bush mechanics and cable ties couldn't fix.


    I'm off for more scotch ! And maybe have a chat with the gorgeous exploration geo chick......
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    geo chick?
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