WA Goldfields ride - September 2013

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  1. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    A window has opened up for me in the week starting the 23rd of September. :deal
    That can only mean one thing, a decent bloody dirt ride. :D

    I was chatting with inmates Nick and Waitesy on the weekend and a few ideas were tossed around with the WA Goldfields region being the focus.

    I'll get the ball rolling as that is the only week I can do this year. :cry I'm busier than a 1 armed paper boy. :lol3

    Nick suggested up through Wubin, Paynes Find and beyond. Waitesy was thinking to go back out east of Kal. Think Lake Rason track etc. I fancy another fang along the Holland Track and out towards Cave Hill. :deal Might be a bit wet though. :evil

    Anyway, who's keen. Leave Perth on or around the 25th getting back on the weekend. :deal BTW, Monday the 30th is a public holiday. :clap Nothings locked in as such and I'm open to ideas. :1drink
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  2. Waitesy

    Waitesy MEH!

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    Diary locked in! :deal
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  3. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    Hard to pass up a ride in the goldfield area, can we go to lots of pubs?
    Please, I'd be keen so pencil me in
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  4. iconman

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    Pencil me in too. Not sure where I'll be living though...
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  5. fatgut

    fatgut Been here awhile

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    Running out of leave quickly but I think 1 more week will be ok.:wink:
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  6. 59DEN

    59DEN Long timer

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    Good idea Neil, you can cover a reasonable amount of ground in a week at a moderate pace :D, what sort of ride did you have in mind, a Waitsey soft core ride :lol3

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    or an unsupported ride.


    Geez Kev I was crying in my muesli when I read you were running out of holidays :lol3
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  7. iconman

    iconman Good vibrations

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    :rofl Yeah... the poor bastard!
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  8. fatgut

    fatgut Been here awhile

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    Come on give the hard working a break, Im down to 11 weeks, :cry
    After the 4 I take off for June.
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  9. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Good question. :deal With "Mr Motocross" involved I make no promises. :D The key will be Nick. :deal What he can/can't, will/won't do on his KLX will determine the ride. :deal What ever works for Nick will be how the ride pans out. :1drinkFuel will be his main concern and we can work around that. Slab time on the KLX might also be a factor. :deal I reckon if we can do a mainly dirt ride, similar to what we did on my failed NJ attempt, then it's all good. Any long slab sections will work against the KLX. :1drink

    As for support. To be honest I couldn't give a :topes one way or the other. Some guys will prefer a supported ride whilst others will prefer a non supported ride. Me, as long as i'm out riding with some mates I'm happy. :D It's simply a case of cold beer versus port. :freaky:lol3

    More than anything I wanted to flag the dates so people can get organised. The actual ride details can be worked out over time. :deal
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  10. OutbackDreamer

    OutbackDreamer Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, my interest is sparked:ear.

    Pencil me in with the usual caveat's - you know, wifey says no, or the bike needs servicing, or me just soft.

    Gaz
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  11. fatgut

    fatgut Been here awhile

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    You can do dirt to Hyden then a big loop. We still have to do that rock one day , what was its name Dennis south of Cave hill.
    That looked like a good loop, Holland track- Cave hill- The rock-Breakaways and back to Hyden.
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  12. 59DEN

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    Peak Charles, Kev,
    Here is a suggestion only, meet at Hyden:freaky, Lake King, 4wd tracks, Peak Charles, tracks, Salmon Gums :freaky, Fraser Range Road, Telegraph Track, Balladonia:freaky, Balladonia Zanthus Road, Zanthus, to Kalgoorlie via Lake Yindarlagooda, Bulong, Kalgoorlie:freaky.
    Refreshment icons:freaky for the thirstier riders :lol3, longest section fuel wise is the last (500km) is the last section from Balladonia, Lake Yindarlgoolda is well worth a visit whatever route is decided on.

    As far as fuel goes I am quite happy to carry extra for those who are not setup for carrying extra fuel, Kev has his setup for a 1000km range as well, whatever route is decided it is a great bit of country to do a bit of riding and exploring.
    Enjoyed last years ride,
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  13. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Now we're getting somewhere. :clap

    I like that basic concept Dennis.:D In fact last night I was gazing at maps and Peak Charles did come up on the radar. :deal

    Dirt to Hyden is the go as well Kev. :1drinkProbably get a few ks up the HT on day 1. :D

    I also will carry enough fuel to be used as a tanker for those who will be light on. :deal My range is about 800 ks. :D But I'll be stuffed if I'm carrying hardcores tent, socks and reggies though. :lol3:lol3
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    Had a chat to the wife and it looks doubtful that I'll be there as we intend to put our house on the market for our big move to Denmark (down south, not Europe :lol3). See how it goes though.
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  15. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    Been meaning to ride out to tjukayrila for a visit and head out to Empress springs, about 100 od k I think back from the roadhouse
    Use the roadhouse as a base ie hot showers burgers etc and I can organise a beer drop, just an idea that I've been thinking of doing soonish
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    Waitesy MEH!

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  17. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Thats a fair distance. :1drink

    Route? GSR or Anne Beadell? Or tracks NE out of Kal?
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  18. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    Open to ideas, kal to TJ in a day easy on the GCR then back on the Anne B
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  19. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    I'm the usual definite-maybe (depending on the usual; work, family, fuel range....)
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  20. sander

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    Same here... With ambulance cover this time.
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