In brief Friday 5pm left Brisbane drove through the night and arrived Birdsville 3pm Saturday. Sunday early left Birdsville for double crossing, injured shoulder, broke bike returned to Birdsville. Sunday late arvo left Birdsville drove through the night arrived Brisbane Monday evening. 3 days, 3250km out and back 280km on the desert FAIL. the video shows what the dunes are currently like west of big red.. long winded story. Being a Desert virgin and turning 54yo next month i thought i had better get to the desert and to make sure it would be a challenge and increase my "manhood" enough not to need artificial stimulant such as viagra to pleasure all the young bikini models knocking on my door i decided to do double crossing, solo, unsupported and in 3 days.. that didn't seem too hard?? feed back from other riders was the top of dunes was really soft and a big section west of Poeppel Corner was slow going. OK get to the corner and see how i felt and could go down the rig rd etc (i had spot tracker, gps and maps).. on the bike early and was a bit apprehensive headin to Big Red. quickly found out that the dunes and tracks were easy (bordering on disappointing) that is until i went off track and crashed over the back of a small dune and landed on head and shoulder. not a ride ending crash or injury so kept going. 20 min later the fuel pump shit its self. after taking the bike apart and checking every wire, fuse and plug the fuel pump had to come out and found that the little metal bit at the end of a wire had snapped.. FOOK! fixed it the best i could and put the bike back together. headed toward Poeppel corner with dodgy wiring in the tank, not enough fuel to get to the other side and the right shoulder and hand was now limited use.. double FOOK.. the inconvenience of having to be taken back to birdsville if i couldn't ride and the cost of bike recovery meant turning back short of the corner. by the time i good back to birdsville i couldn't feel my right hand and almost no use of right arm. waiting for report on xrays but still right hand is numb and it looks like a pinch nerve in neck or shoulder.. maybe next time... .