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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Russ, Aug 13, 2016.
Sure - why not?
Tom, apologies for the delay in responding, I have ridden the Tilpa-Louth rd a few times over the years, the latest this time last year, the road East of the Darling then had some deepish bull dust sections but the road west of the Darling was fast hardpack. The road west from Tilpa to Wilcannia was also in good nick. There was a lot (?) of traffic including caravans on the east side and not much on the west side. Hope this is of assistance, I am sure there are inmates who have done this run more recently.
Just a heads up for those planing to visit Mt dare and Dalhousie , (we came through from our double crossing Simpson Desert 2 days ago), the stony sections of the road from Dalhousie to Mt dare are quite bad, the fine material has eroded away leaving just rock/ gravel behind , with plenty of rim denting, tube pinching embedded rocks to avoid, its 67 kms and 50 of this we did standing up on our 701’s . Mt dare has 98 unleaded and great facilities, cheers.
Was there Saturday. That road is rough, and we were told it would probably get closed when it is too bad as it is too rocky for the grader drivers to do much with.
Plenty Hwy was worse though from the nomads with caravans and the lack of rain.
Many broken vans/trailers on the Plenty?
Nothing Broken that I saw, but I did pass a sidecar towing a camper and he was going slow. My mate and I were trying to keep above the roughness.
Wondering who from Perth is going?
Hi Ross, how many days have you allowed to get there? Is 4 full riding days then arriving on Morning of the 11th doable?
Im leaving on or around the 4th. I think you could do it in 4 days but havn`t done so myself. Im looking to do GCR, Merini Loop rd, Alice, Mt Dare. Heading home not sure yet. Got 2 weeks off work (not 100% granted yet)
I plan to be there (at this stage) but can not depart Perth until Tuesday 7th...should still get me there in time. I'll be heading to Warburton but then be going thru the APY Lands direct to Kulgrera. Can't get a much more direct route then that. Need a fuel range of about 750km if I want to avoid calling into the Communities.
Hi Aussie Digger, are you taking the GSA?
No, negative. I may end up doing the Simpson (a work in progress) after OCR. I have done the APY Lands with the GSA on three occasions though. Depending on a Riders experience it is doable on a big bike. The road services a number of Communities along that area and therefore is kept in reasonable shape. I'll be on the DR650 for this one.
Hey Wilmo, i am tempted.Need to be in India September as i have entered the Raid de Himalaya ( www.xraid.in). Would be a good practice ride.i am currently in india preparing for the event and will be back early july.will get in touch as my bike is in Perth atm.
I read that access through the Mulga Park Rd is by permit only which are almost impossible to obtain - they don't like or encourage tourists to transit through the APY lands.
Wilmo, take a look at your signature block...
Everywhere in my signature block we were allowed to go with permits that we acquired - it seems a bit different this route. I've read if you go in at Curtin Springs and stay north of the NT Border then no permits required though.
I was referring to the ‘risk’ wording in your signature line...
I was younger and a bit more game when I first made that up! I think I'll add the word 'calculated' in there.
Absolutely - anywhere WARM
I know there's some dirt to get here but not sure if it fits the full criteria