*** OCR 11th & 12th August 2018 Mt Dare ***

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Russ, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    If you go to Amazon and search for King Gee compression vest. I got some for the Cellar boys and they work great. Keep you warm and comfortable, better than a t shirt for sleeping.

    I’m 122kg and take size 3xl
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  2. Reefdog

    Reefdog Long timer

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    I was speaking to Graham at Mt Dare Hotel last night re firewood availability and the climate...YEP its COLD there etc.
    He expressed that no one has advised him on numbers so he can plan the necessary supplies in time to feed and water us
    He said he was told there could be about 200 people but would like to know from someone in the know.

    As you will understand his predicament , he is miles from re-supply if needed and if he hasn't got enough tucker the OCR 2018 will go down as a disaster
    Graham really needs an idea to plan a successful time for us blokes
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  3. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Who knows? No one. Ask no one for the answer.

    People just go. They don't inform any central person or committee. The don't make a booking with any one (other than accommodation that can get booked in some places). No one takes any kind of pool as to who is going. They all just turn up. The old hands allow for the place to run out of everything so they take enough to cope with that. In fact most attendees have enough to survive, though not with luxury.

    Usually around 200 people turn up. They will consume things, particularly if the price has not been put up for the benefit of the owner. But there is no guarantee that 200 will turn up.
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  4. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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  5. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Well that would put Gregory out of the running for the next OCR ... there would be too much going on, not to mention traffic.
  6. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    No - The Festival is held at different locations around the Gulf each year - 2020 will be somewhere other than Gregory
  7. drdave_2006

    drdave_2006 Been here awhile

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    What day might most people be going through Laverton. Will time my ride from Geraldton to meet up and tag along with someone.
  8. Aussie Digger

    Aussie Digger Been here awhile

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    Myself and one other will be at Laverton around noon on Wednesday 8th. We are travelling via the APY Lands (without permits (sshhh)) so we should be there in time. You’re welcome to join us. You’ll need a fuel range of 750km.
  9. TenereMark

    TenereMark Where are we????????

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    Dave, we will be leaving Dongara on the 3RD. We will be on the outfit so will be slow. But I am sure you and @Aussie Digger (and others from WA) will catch us up so will see you out there somewhere.
  10. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    If you leave 'early' then others can catch you up.
    Much better than trying to catch others .. less stressful and more cruisy.
  11. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Scarpered from home yesterday arvo for sydney last night
    Heading north for the sun.
  12. Checkmate3

    Checkmate3 Been here awhile

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    Turn left when you get to Sydney, keep the blue stuff on the right.
    Stop when you get to Cairns. Desert Wind also headed this way. See you next weekend.

    iddy
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  13. Checkmate3

    Checkmate3 Been here awhile

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    I’m getting ready too

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    New Nav system now installed on the KLR

    iddy
  14. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Isnt that a bit hi tech for a klr?
  15. Checkmate3

    Checkmate3 Been here awhile

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    I'll let you know, it didn't come with an instruction book and I'm having trouble downloading an app to make it work.

    iddy
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  16. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Make sure you carry spare batteries for it, I don't think the KLR puts out enough to power that sort of tech.
  17. Barbara Kay

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    A bunch of us are meeting up at a camp spot on the Hyden -Norseman Rd, and were thinking about the Old Telegraph Track to Balladonia. Anyone here done that track recently?
  18. Grog

    Grog Old Bastard

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    Did it a couple of months ago, it was in terrific condition..

    The Dundas end of the track had a chain and no entry sign but was easily passed. Looked like a small mining operation in a few kilometres off the main track. It was not an issue.

    Watch out for the small sink holes on the track after the mining operation. There was also a lot of trees down and laying across the track further in but you can get around them with a bit of effort.

    Overall it was really enjoyable due mainly to the lack of movement on the track pass the mining operation.

    Grog
  19. Looking Around

    Looking Around Traveller

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    A couple of us are thinking of heading up from Streaky Bay via Wirrulla to Kingoonya on the Gawler Ranges Rd. All new country for us. Anyone here know what this route is usually like?
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  20. Barbara Kay

    Barbara Kay Adventurer

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    Cheers for that Grog! A few of us are on sidecars, fallen logs/trees a problem for us do you think?