Raid 12 Kimberley Region Western Australia Offroad!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Wilmo, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    good stuff!
    gotta be the ride report of the year!
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  2. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    Thanks all for your kind comments!
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  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Just excellent.
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  4. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    Great RR guys, Just love the Kimberly's, Derby & Gibb River area.

    Awesome pics, Great sunsets etc.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  5. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    Man that was the stuff of legends. When does the book come out:rofl. Can't wait. Seriously that was great, just sad I wasn't there.
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  6. racca

    racca wandering aimlessly

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    Unreal!! :clap:clap:clap

    Lucky buggers.
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  7. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Good stuff Wilmo :thumb
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  8. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    that looks like a fun ride.
    nice ride report too. enjoyed all the action photos.

    :D
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  9. Koos

    Koos Wheeled Wanderer

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    Andrew, only discovered the RR today.

    Thank you...great RR and looks like an awesome ride and fantastic experience.

    Thanks for posting.
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  10. waalex

    waalex Been here awhile

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    Nice ride report Wilmo. Did the pilot let you have a fly of his chopper?

    The 400 would have been nice and light, but the fuel range of the tenere probably would have been handy.
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  11. Velour Fog

    Velour Fog Pants optional

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    Top RR.
    It is fantastic country up there. :clap
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  12. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    Not sure I would want to push the Tenere through some of those creek crossings though! The 400 was the perfect bike for this trip being that nearly all of it was dirt.
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  13. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    What a read! Thanks for an awesome RR. I hope to be there about the same time next year and been wondering what places like the Gibb River road were like. I can't wait!
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  14. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Loved your RR, I just got up to it in the list. How many years will I need to ride in the dirt before I could possibly achieve such an awesome ride!?

    And if you are in touch with the gent on the berg, I fancy his headlamp/blinker setup... Is that store bought or custom?

    Thanks again for the epic story.

    Chris
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  15. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Great write up! Excellent photos...must have had a great time as the entire report is peppered with smiles!
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  16. rhino_343

    rhino_343 Southern Explorer

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    Bloody good! Thanks Andrew, looks like a real adventure... Top report mate enjoyed every minute!!:clap
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  17. RussellM

    RussellM Been here awhile

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    Good RR mate. I appreciate the effort you put in.
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