Apparently it's expected I write a ride report about a recent (as in last week) adventure ride Bikerooter, aka Steve "where the hell are my pants" Alldridge and myself did through some 5600km's of central Aus. For some of you more blood thirsty types, this will be boring, no near death experiences, no tragedy, no massive get offs, just a great ride, on well prepared, *cough* suitable bikes through some of the harshest yet most beautiful country outback Australia has to offer. For those not in the know, "The Simpson" is the largest parallel sand dune desert in the World. For those that enjoy supported rides, this is also not for you, as the added challenge of doing these sorts of rides unsupported is what makes them even better, kind of like having sex with someone you love, an unsupported ride adds significantly to the experience. For those that long for twisty asphalt roads and clear mountain streams, this ride report is also not for you, however, for those with a thirst for the breathe taking, soul grabbing, captivating vast empty expanse that is inland central Australia, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride vicariously through me as I attempt to scratch the surface of what it was like. It's difficult with words attempting to convey a ride like this, even pictures act as a poor record, albeit doing it a little better and unfortunately I am neither a comptent photographer or wordsmith but to kick things off, a random pictorial walk through the ride, best served by those with broadband. All pics by either Steve or myself, no post processing, resizing aside. Sunrise over the WAA line, Simpson Desert [IMGhttp://trevors.smugmug.com/Motorbike-Rides/2006/08Simpson-Desert-Crossing/R0010231/301526680_j8VUE-L.jpg[/IMG] Top of dune panorama on QAA Line, Simpson Desert Boulia to Selwyn, north West QLD Sunset, WAA line camp, Simpson Desert Sunrise, breaking Camp, WAA line, Simpson Desert A poignant reminder, WAA line, Simpson Desert. Cockpit of the KTM 640 Adv, overlooking the wildflowers in the Strezyleki Desert (had rain 4 weeks before us getting there, well timed on our part) Steve may chime in from time to time with his own take on the ride.