Melbourne to Canning Stock Route and back ride

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  1. 59DEN

    59DEN Long timer

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    Hey Rick, we will make a point of trying to find it, :lol3 how deep and far behind the tree was it buried.
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  2. Sean-0

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    recon there still cold crownies taste like shit, hot
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  3. snowypete

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    D Doc,

    Water

    what u plan for the top half of the Canning sounds logical and commonsense (i figure you are not a government beauracrat) with the bonus of 12kg less weight -- 18 down to 6

    Elsewhere in the outback on the Connie Sue, one ride we had, we had bike probs and were about 50-60km short of our destination at Warby which we had banked on with water supplies.

    Myself, dinner was a cup-a-soup with half a cup of water left in the camelback (the high salt content just made my dehydration worse) - I'm a dickhead

    One of the other riders Peter the next morning had a severe headache. At Warby there was like 4 camels drinking the well dry. I know i drank 6ltrs, a 2ltr can of tomato juice, 2ltr can of fruit juice and over 2ltrs of water before i felt quenched.

    Lesson learnt

    Sno
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  4. snowypete

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    I have proof there is still beer out there............................... or it may be dingo or camel piss by now if they found it. A couple of spare tubes as well.

    23 04' 16 28" S 123 13' 3306" E

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    P Prick,

    --- from the front page of the Herald Sun, the London Times, the Hebrew Herald, IL Globo and The Truth (for those who are 100 and over - what a shitty paper it was).

    -------- A nobel prize awaits a world famous archaeologist Professor Prick for his scientific proof that in fact there is beer hidden on the Canning Stock Route.

    For years independant AD riders have suffered the withdrawl symptoms of no beer on c.s.r -- well thanks to Sir P Pricks scientific discovery this will give great joy to Australian AD riders.

    We envisage a huge stampede of riders from around the world decending on WAs CSR - mayhem guaranteed.

    Looks like the military will need to be sent in to help keep things under control.

    So next time you open that well lid, some will have water and some will have golden light bursting forth.

    Ahhh praisseeee the lord.

    Go Pies :D
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  5. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    When there is no beer,
    A goomy of wine and a joint will suffice
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  6. snowypete

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    One of the attractions of Canning and the remote outback is the ever present risk that something very serious can and does happen.

    KEEPING YOUR HEAD IS VITAL

    snowypete
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  7. pRICK

    pRICK Been here awhile

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    Probably right where the pin is on the pic. Only about 200 mm sand over the top.

    I still have 4 x 20 litre plastic jerry cans of fuel buried along the Canning somewhere. Two, I know where they are, but the other two are beside trees that look like every other tree. I did mark them on my POS Magellan gps, but it is buggered and last time I was out there I had no idea which tree. May be a little stale by now though.

    Right here.................
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  8. snowypete

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    Great spot for a campfire.....

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    Ahhh the tranquility of the Canning!.....

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    Go Pies!! :D
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  9. snowypete

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    A blatant well deserved plug to www.screensforbikes.com. Just got a screen for my DR and couldn't be happier.

    Great finish, quality, price and easy to deal with.

    and while i am at it...oztrim in Ringwood Melbourne.. for those riders ie: DR650s with seats as comfortable as concrete, for around $200 on your own seat.......comfort 2 U.

    And not so well deserved .

    In the US you can buy a brand new '13 DR650 for $5945 (US $) out the door in West Virginia (cycletrader.com).

    In oz we say what a great bargin we are getting for $7490 a '13 demo ride away!!

    hmmmmm

    Sno
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  10. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    those slappy sticks are gonna eat that screen pete!
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  11. podge NT

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    Slappy sticks eat everything, including KLRs eh Phil?
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  12. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    its a cruel track
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  13. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    some spare fuel down south to

    phil have you still got the gps co-ordinates??
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  14. lockie

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    Dirt Doctor pulled his radio cord out of his helmet just seconds before RB (lead rider) warning us of a bad corner coming up, he used the bash plate on the 640 as a bulldozer blade bloody Lucky to stay on
    somewhere near well 33 on the CSR

    http://youtu.be/VDdzXwOZaYs
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  15. lockie

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  16. Karnage

    Karnage Lost again!

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    Wow, this sounds like my sort of ride!
    Unfortunately I'm doing a unsupported Cape York trip at the same time otherwise I'd love to come. I'm actually planning to do the Canning ride next year, so will follow this tread with interest.
    Have an awesome trip.
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  17. Eddywoodgo

    Eddywoodgo two wheeled nomad

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    very interested what date you wanna be in Alice:ear
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  18. snowypete

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    Hi Ed,

    Sorry for the delay to your query. We will be in Alice around Friday 09th August after coming up from Chambers Pillar and along the Fink. Plan to be around Alice until Tues 13th doing the....



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    Then we plan to do the Tan & the Can.

    Tomorrow will be off to the sand at Hattah 'til Monday to test a few things out.

    i will PM you after that.

    your more than welcome.

    sno :clap
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  19. snowypete

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    .... and of course 'the rock'

    sno
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  20. snowypete

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    Hi Ed,

    Good talking to you the other day - here is our itinery for the ride, starting August 04 at Broken Hill - have the goal posts a bit to help John from Newy. Previous trips suggest its easier to underestimate time, so distance covered most days are conservative, with a few long haul days to buy time if needed.
    So the plan is to leave cars, trailers, donkeys, camel trains etc at BH Lake View caravan park.
    Sunday 04/08 at BH,
    05/08 - on the way to Birdsville,
    06/08 - Birdsville with possible start into the Simo,
    07/08 - Simo
    08/08 - Mt Dare
    09/08 - Alice
    10/08 - spare day (alice)
    11/08 - Kings canyon
    12/08 - Olga & the rock
    13/08 - Alice (bike service r& r)
    14/08 - The Tan
    15/08 - Billy and the crater
    Next 8 days doing the big can down to Wiluna
    23/08 - wiluna
    24/08 - the gun
    25/08 - warby
    26/08 - the connie sue
    27/08 - ilkulka
    28/08 - 31/08 - the anne beadell to coober
    at coober pick up from the depot pre-arranged tyres, oil, spares etc
    And then thereafter assess how things are going, probably a lazy ride back to BH via Oodnadatta track or via the Gamman ranges and the Flinders and then home. Then put the bike in the garage, padlock the door and not go near it and then recover from monkey butt.

    sno
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