Longest Day 2013 starting in QLD

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sand Goanna, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. outsider580

    outsider580 Adventurer

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  2. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    sign me up
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  3. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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    The rumour on the street is the big one is NEXT year on the 10th anniversary where Boris will make a come back. :evil
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  4. Sand Goanna

    Sand Goanna Sand Goanna

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    Guy's Im going to do a practice run, is anyone keen?

    Weekends available to me are.
    October 12-13
    October 19-20
    November 9-10
    November 16-17
    December 7-8

    I also have the week
    October 12-20
    November 9-17
    December 7-15

    Not sure I want to do a practice in December.

    Lets see if we can organize a ride ay?:clap
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  5. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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    Its something you practice for, cheating death once a year is enough. Hit a roo or emu at those speeds and its all over.
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  6. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Those speeds?

    Work on your consistency and you don't need to go much over the speed limit.:deal
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  7. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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    True, but its the 7 fuel stops that makes you drag your arse, its OK while your riding but when you get off and fuel up ,fill the camelback ect its hard to get back on. Don't forget that the proper route from Sawtell, your straight in to the forest once you leave the Beach, Hard to pull 100 KPH in there so that time has to be made up some where. Going through towns 60 kph. 1500kms in 14 hrs,
    Sorry the math just don't work out for me. :huh
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  8. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    is an effort from central vic ok?

    fogo seems pretty specific about some sort of route which'll rule mexicans out?
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  9. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    i can only spare 2 days away from the cows
    it'll take a third day to get down to coffs
    so i can probably only leave from sunny coast...probably caloundra if I'm gonna leave from the the beach
    which would mean any queensland distances set would not apply to boris's record out to the strez
    just quietly, I'm carrying a frozen 6 pack and aiming to spend the night soaking in montecolina bore
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  10. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    I don't think I could get the extra day to travel to Coffs, so I was going to start from around here if I go at all, so I may be able to give a bit of company for a while.
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  11. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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    No one is getting ruled out and I'm not the Longest police, all I am saying is if people want to try and break Boris's record, it will have to be done on the route that has been set and ridden for the last 9 years. From Coffs to Merty is about 1550 klms and the Sawtell route has about 200 kms of tar the rest is dirt and some tricky navigation through some of the forests.
    Coming from down south, the sun wont be in your eyes after lunch, but you will still have the wildlife. Leaving from Qld I have been told there is a lot of tar.
    Have fun those people who are going to ride it this year, where ever you choose to leave from, its not enjoyable, its bloody hot and uncomfortable.
    But good fun. the ride originally was suppose to be, ride from the most easterly point (Cape Byron) and ride as much dirt west and see how far you can get chasing the sun across NSW. The route was changed down to Coffs so they could fit more dirt into the route and they have been using that route ever since, it a cracker of a track.
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  12. philth

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    ah trev me old sparring partner
    what are you riding sand goanna?
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  13. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Anyone having a crack at Wrighty's record from Camooweal 1600 mostly dirt. :brow
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  14. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    ah ok making more sense now cheers fogo. this is the first i'd heard of boris and a record.

    no wonder blokes want a crack at it. :D
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  15. DRjoe

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    I'm betting Phil won't get past thargo
    There's no way he'll be able to resist stopping into visit his favourite barmaid.
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  16. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Shirl?
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  17. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Undecided at the moment.

    640 is apart fixing the stuff that broke and looking for stuff that is likely to break, the 525 will get it's head pulled of during the week for a new head gasket, and then I have to decide if I want to keep them or get rid of them and get a TE610...
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  18. Flanman13

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    Make sure you know your route. I went the wrong way at the blue sign and that cost me a daylight finish. Plan your stuff, you only NEED tools, spares, first aid and enough fuel. (the old addage, "you're not lost if you still have fuel" applies out there.) Best trip I've ever done. The wife hates that it cost me $500 for the trip and the KLR needed a birthday as a follow up to the event...same 5hit different day I guess. I also went through a can of Endura in the week prior. Don't f*uck around in the servo is the best way to save time. Practice if you must. If you can maintain the rage all day like Trev said, you don't have to go too hard to make it to the corner. Mind you there is a lot of tar for the Qld run.
    I've just started sorting out my fuel as it will be Sunday on the return and I would like to make it home (Gold Coast) by midnight.
    If you feel you can do it then give it a go, the guys there last year were a great bunch and Fenn and Cheryl have a really good set up at the pub.
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  19. Sand Goanna

    Sand Goanna Sand Goanna

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    Hi Phill.

    Sorry I haven't replied before now. No internet

    I ride a 650 TA.

    What are you going to ride?
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  20. Tfos1

    Tfos1 Been here awhile

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    Fogo's on to it. Don't worry about what anyone else has done or is doing. It's all about each of us picking our challenge and looking it in the eye.

    Go for it! Be kind to the old fat bloke on the Dominator as you roost past!

    TF
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