Following on from Jenny Morgan's epic TAT ride (back & forth) across the USA, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1061450 which is now coming to an end, it is my challenge to take the little Honda CB500X, fitted with Rally Raid Products first Southern Hemisphere Adventure Kit on a fantastic Outback ride in the coming couple of weeks. It will be the Hay River Track & Simpson Desert Adventure. The Hay River Track heads north, almost the length of the Simpson Desert, past the Tropic of Capricorn and up to the Plenty Highway (Highway = big red dirt road). Due to its isolation, not many people drive or ride it. The dunes in the Simpson are the longest in the world and are oriented north south. As they will be heading north, most of the time is spent between the dunes. This is a loop ride of 1400 kilometres of mainly open sandy and, or gravelly trails. The start and end point will be Birdsville in South Western Queensland. After heading west from Birdsville it will be necessary to ride over some of the largest dunes, including Big Red, before heading north on salt plains, there is then a sharp turn east and about 12 to 20 dunes are traversed before the track sharply turns north and continues all the way to Jervois Station. They then head east on the Plenty Highway (big red dirt road) before heading south back to Birdsville. This trip is being organised by Rally-Raid Products customer and friends, David Darcy, of Continental Drift fame.He and Darren Higginson completed a UK-Aus trip a couple of years ago on KTM 690 Enduro's, fitted with our EVO2 Adventure kits, and we will be riding with several other ADV'ers. The whole trip will be filmed expertly by Motorcycle Adventure Dirt Bike TV (MAD TV) and sponsored by Rally Raid Products & Adventure-Spec from the UK, Giant Loop from the USA and Adventure Moto in Australia. More news to follow, but it's going to be a great trip, and more proof that the CB500X Adventure is big enough to take on the Outback. There will be 8 riders, on various bikes, and a back-up truck, and the CB500X has been bought in Sydney and had the Rally Raid Products Adventure Kit expertly fitted by David & Phillipe Wilmotte. I intend to fly out this weekend and then a quick shake-down ride before embarking on the desert trip with the guys.