The Longest Day 2012

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Crutchy, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Crutchy

    Crutchy Been here awhile

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    Who is in Tom & I are : )
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  2. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    I'm a possibility...
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  3. backtodirt

    backtodirt Been here awhile

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    :rofla glutton for punishment eh?
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  4. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Yep.
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  5. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Been here awhile

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  6. TURN LEFT (MAYBE)

    TURN LEFT (MAYBE) Been here awhile

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    ive got a ich that needs to be scratched!!!!
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  7. 620rossco

    620rossco Full on Yob

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    This year's crash was really scary and I am pissed I was forced to DNF.
    However I try to make a point of finishing everything I start.
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  8. Ianbmw

    Ianbmw Adventurer

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    Pretty scary to watch as well Rossco.

    I am a maybe for 2012. Liked the ride out but the trip back was a bit tedious.
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  9. Tfos1

    Tfos1 Been here awhile

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    Wanna have a face-off? Who had the most tedious trip back?
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  10. Ianbmw

    Ianbmw Adventurer

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    Good to meet you out there Tom.

    I believe your trip back started with a tow. Are we allowed to ask what happened or will we find out by other means? I hope you haven't just got back.
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  11. Tfos1

    Tfos1 Been here awhile

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    The short story:
    * Towed 100km back to Bourke (thanks to Mick Crutch)
    * Overnight in Bourke
    * No trains, buses or hire cars out of Bourke
    * Jumped a truck to Penrith (eight hours of Slim Dusty and roll-your-own durries in the cabin)
    * Jumped a train at Penrith at around 11.00pm
    * XPT sold out, so trained to the airport
    * Arrived at the airport in time to find T2 and T3 closed
    * Arrived in time to have the railway station closed behind me. Was trapped in the concrete access tunnel at just after midnight
    * Bunked down on the concrete to try and get some sleep
    * Chucked out by a huge Maori security guard with KTM 690s on his charm bracelet
    * Bunked down on a bench in a bus shelter in the rain outside T2 waiting for the airport to open
    * Roused awake with a gentle prod of a truncheon by the Federal Police and told to move on at around 2.00am
    * Into the terminal at 4.30am to find the first available flight was at 2.30pm.

    The whole time in the riding gear and boots I was wearing when I left Sawtell Headland. I had a single spare of jocks, a T-shirt and a toothbrush. The tools and Mojave bag were soaked in fuel, so I jammed it all in a chicken-feed bag, tied the top off with a strand of venetian-blind chord I found, and checked it through hoping no-one would notice the toxic fumes seeping from the top. The airlines took it, thank Dog.

    Home on Friday.

    Bike's still out there.

    TF
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  12. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    when the bike dies
    one adventure ends and another one begins
    aye
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  13. matt71

    matt71 glasshouse bandit

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    Now thats an adventure . i want to ride with with you 1 day tom . lots of random shit happens when your on a ride :lol3
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  14. Ianbmw

    Ianbmw Adventurer

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    Bloody hell what a trip.

    What's the prognosis on the bike?
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  15. Tfos1

    Tfos1 Been here awhile

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    Unknown. Bike is still in a shed in Bourke...I hope.
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  16. badbowie

    badbowie Adventurer

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    Hmmm thinking about it, may try from Sawtell next year with some roo whistles mounted to my bike.......
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  17. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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  18. Crutchy

    Crutchy Been here awhile

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    No you dont ! he he
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  19. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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    Yeah well , pretty dissapointed at my pathetic effort last year, chose to get lost instead of stopping for 5 mins and read the map cost my big time. This year I'm not going to team up with anyone, its something you have to do alone others can hold you up if they are not comfortable travelling at your speed.
    If my boss gives me off 3 Christmas's off in a row I'll be there. :freaky
    Cheers Fogo
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  20. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    OK so I have questions I'm sure others would also like to know.

    Date ? yep I know the longest day and all but dates a help.

    Start time ? and finish time? (I ask because the vid from Fogo shows a start thats already well lit up)

    Prefered start location's ? Is ther places along the coast other than Coffs area. What about a Vic or SA start point?
    What do those from QLD do for a start place.

    The first three questions will do for now so those of us new to the "longest day" can have a place to plan from.

    cheers
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