Maldon vic to Finke

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by chaser of the chook, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. chaser of the chook

    chaser of the chook Adventurer

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    Anyone interested in joining the ride.
    Riding from the World round Trials Championship in Maldon Victoria 25th May to Finke to have a look at the Finke desert race 2 weeks later. Planning to ride around the Victorian coast to South Aus & then up thru the Flinders Ranges,Oodnadata track & up into the NT. Want to have a look at the rock & Madonald Ranges. Then from Alice to Birdsville, Innamincka ,Camerons corner , Bourke ,Burren Junction then home to Sawtell. Riding an X challenge with a V strom in tow which will be only doing the easier roads.Set up for camping & cooking .
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  2. wairau

    wairau south pacific vagrant

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    Sorry, mate just found this. Which way are you going from Alice to Birdsville?
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  3. chaser of the chook

    chaser of the chook Adventurer

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    Doesn,t seem to be to many options , I will do this bit without my brother & the V strom. He is going onto Tennant creek ,mount Isa ect.I was looking at the Plenty hwy/Donohue to Boulia than the Developement rd to Birdsville. Then down to Innaminka, Camerons Corner & back into NSW. Not sure when i will be leaving Alice ,depends on if we see the Rock ,kings Canyon ect before the Finke Desert race.
    Are you going to the Finke? Gav
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  4. wairau

    wairau south pacific vagrant

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    TBH I hadn't given it much thought. Its on the radar now, tho'. See how I go with those dates and my own travel progress. I'm guessing nearby accom may be a bit tight?
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  5. suzukigirl66

    suzukigirl66 n00b

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    Wish I could join you, i will be checking out the trials at Maldon because I only live a short ride from there (Maryborough) Why is the Strom only sticking to the easy roads? The trials week-end should be good.
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  6. chaser of the chook

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    looking forward to the trials myself.I have a ride in a local event 2 days before I leave on my trip. The Strom is being ridden by my 60yr old brother who has no off road experience. He is going to do a little off the tar riding on our way down thru nsw to Vict, then we will see how he goes. I have come across beginners off road before who get in way too deep ,doing some risk assessment.
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