O.C.R. - 2012

Discussion in 'Australia' started by McCardigan, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Ok folks, the wait is over, sorry for any delays, I have been rather busy.

    The next OCR will be held at Bramwell Station FNQ, not to be confused with Bramwell Junction which is the roadhouse 12kms south of the station. That is where you buy your fuel.

    Have spoken to Kaleena who along with her partner have just taken over the station, which btw is a working cattle station, and she is very keen on accommodating us. Mentioned that you could be looking at anything from 150 to 300 riders+, and she said in typical Aussie speak "no worries mate".

    There is plenty of camping area with shady trees, toilets, showers, meals and a licensed bar, cost is $10 per person per night, but no swiming hole,( they have bloody big croc's ).

    Currently the tar ends somewhere around Laura, which means dirt for about 450kms.

    If you do a google search you will get a few photo's which are old, the previous owner Wendy had a few issues and has moved on.

    Currently they are flood bound due to the big wet,

    See you there on the 2nd full weekend of August 2012

    Cheers
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  2. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    O.K folks this is the new OCR thread.
    Lets leave the nonsense out of this one.
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  3. jimkat

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  4. b0mb3r

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  5. FatBoyCrash

    FatBoyCrash Buckle up SpankY!!

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    No nonsense?? What? I think I've just lost the will to live.....
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  6. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    might try and make a plan to actually make this one after missing out on last yrs...:cry
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  7. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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  8. bully1

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    where did all the dribble and the pissing up the shed wall go ?????:evil


    well done Russ, if the bastards can't keep it on track, ban 'em I say !!!!!:lol3

    Not that I'll be there ( bit far from home ) though would be an adventure getting there, might have to get Guzzimike to plot a course, he's good at that ( not much good for anything else, apparently ( hi Mike) ):wave Look forward to reading about everyones planning.
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  9. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Too far from home!!?? I'm going to go to the Border run first so I can justify to the wife why I need to take 3 - 4 weeks off to go to a rally:evil

    Mike will just get you lost & then complain about how cold it is. ( ok maybe Cape York might be a bit different to Oberon in winter)
    G'day Mike:wave
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  10. Shmerel

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    I'll bet you The Guzzi will be there. :freaky
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  11. Fredful

    Fredful Pigs might fly

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    Trussel and I are looking to make a big loop from Sydney to the OCR then across Darwin through the centre and back along the coast sort of, G.O.R. and I supose via the Vic high country.

    Anyone doing something or parts that will be similar?:wink:

    Be good to chime with others on the way around:freaky
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  12. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  13. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    I would be keen to try and make this one :D May be living in Melbourne by then and have twice as far to go but hey what an adventure :clap
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  14. BruceC

    BruceC Been here awhile

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    Chris,

    I've done a google maps search for Bramwell Junction and got the Roadhouse which is in Weipa. When I searched on Bramwell Station it gave me a location which is closer to Cooktown (just south of Lakefield N.P.). Bloody Mapsource doesn't want to know about Bramwell anything.

    Can you give us a better description of where to find the rally location? Just for interest sake at this time.

    Thanks,

    BruceC
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  15. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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  16. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    I've found it on my Mapsource Bruce:wink: In the Tracks4Australia version, look for a crossroads slightly East of (?) Bertiehaugh, and a bit south of where the Southern Bypass road takes a sharp right. I found it by looking on Google maps first, then tracking it down from there.

    Hope that helps.
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  17. roscoau

    roscoau Been here awhile

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  18. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    hahaha :rofl you never know..
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  19. Rumble

    Rumble Long timer

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    Stop looking and commit :evil you have plenty time to get sorted :lol3


    I will be there again.
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  20. Rumble

    Rumble Long timer

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    Bramwell Station just 12 km north of this :lol3

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