Desert Raid 2017

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Desert Raid 2017

Postby _Wilks » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:26 pm

When - Saturday 12 August 2017

Where (updated May 2016) - Mungilli Claypan 3kms ast of the junction of Gunbarrel Hwy and Eagle/David Carnegie Hwy's.

Note, the Border Run is on 5 Aug and the Gascoyne Jcn races is on 19 Aug. Got some choices if you want have an extended ride.

There'll be some discussion on Advrider. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/desert-raid-2017-tue-15-august-mungilli-claypan-np.1120922/

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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Digger » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:39 pm

So much to do...so little time.
See you there.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Big al » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:47 am

I'll be up for that
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Wobblywheel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:48 am

Hi all,
The area of the proposed ride, what was the old Mungilli outstation is an active community and part of the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area. I would suggest another site for the ride. I thought Robin had suggested Geraldton Bore.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby KoosWA » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:10 pm

Digger wrote:So much to do...so little time.
See you there.


So little time? C'mon....surely you can't be serious!
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby _Wilks » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:20 pm

Thanks David.

Yep, that was Robin's suggestion, but he isn't the sole decision maker, never has been.

Re the outstation... see the advrider thread for more info. Two advriders will be visiting the community this year for a yarn. If it can't be there, that's ok, it'll be in the general region.

Something I should have said in my 1st post - this isn't a club ride. This is a ride for like-minded individuals doing their own thing, who may or may not be club members.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby _Wilks » Thu May 12, 2016 12:12 pm

This is a copy'n'paste from my thread on advrider.

Digger, Prof Disturbed, Dren & I ventured out to Mungilli recently.

We selected a suitable alternate site near Mungilli Claypan for the Desert Raid 2017 gathering.

The site is 154km east of Carnegie Stn along the Gunbarrel Hwy and is:
    easy to locate
    approx 50 metres off the GBH
    has a large mostly flat open area with soft ground
    has plenty of firewood
    see photo's #1 & 2

Co-ords from my GPS are S25 24 02.2 E124 15 56.7. The site is 3kms along the track east of the junction of the Gunabarrel Hwy and David Carnegie/Eagle Hwys (photo #3).

We were able to confirm that the Mungilli Outstation which is approx 18kms north on the Eagle Hwy IS occupied and is regarded as a private community by its residents (photo #4).

Notes:
    The dirt road from Wiluna to Carnegie Stn is in very good condition. It is a proper formed road, not a twin track. No sand. (photo #5)
    The dirt road from Carnegie to Mungilli Claypan is in very good condition. It is a proper formed road, not a twin track. No sand.
    If there has been reasonably heavy rain on the 2 roads above within the previous 48 hours, stay put and let it dry out a bit. They are nearly impossible to ride when muddy. Do the station owners a favour and don't chop up their only road to the nearest town. There will be some mud in the floodways after 48 hours but should be OK to cross.
    We travelled on these roads on Sat 7 May. Carnegie recorded 30mm rain overnight Thu/Fri prior. Two riders (not with us) had attempted to ride on their 650 bikes from Carnegie to Wiluna on Fri. They only got 45km before turning back. The 90km aborted ride took them the whole day! They were stuck at Carnegie when we got there with one bike having 'fatal' electrical issues, possibly from the wash down they did to clean off the mud caked all over the bike.
    We didn't check check out the Gunbarrel Hwy east of Mungilli although it looked as though it was an unmaintained twin track from that point east and not at all like the dirt road west of Mungilli.
Carnegie Station:
    only takes cash
    has very minimal food supplies available
    has a limited range of cooldrinks
    is not licensed to sell alcohol.
    I don't think they do fast food for travellers
    has limited donga accomm available (only a few I think)
    there is a reasonable lawn area which MIGHT be available for tenting (I didn't ask them about it, so call first to confirm)
Photo's #1 & 2 - site
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Photo #3 - location
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Photo #4 - track north to Outstation is a no go
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Photo #5 - typical section Wiluna to Carnegie (the section from Carnegie to Mungilli was nearly as good as this)
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby _Wilks » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:44 pm

Please note the new date on the 1st post.

Now SATURDAY 12 AUGUST 2017

The new date brings Desert Raid 3 days closer to the 40th Border Run and is a better fit for those wanting to do both.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Digger » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:54 pm

Bump...
Make a note in your diary...before you know it, it will be August.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Robbo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:40 pm

I have it written in my diary in stone. I'm not missing this one. :P
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby KoosWA » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:00 am

Damn....I'll be in South Africa :cry:
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby michael cramb » Sat May 06, 2017 11:36 am

Gents

by way of clarification, I think the Mungili clay pan is just south of Wooramel Station - just north of the Shark Bay turn off. The one for this ride is the Mangkili claypan - east of Carnegie Station. Similar pronunciation!

Also, the Landor Races north of Gasgoyne Junction up at Landor (if that's the meeting you referred to) are on 30 Sept to 2 October.

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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Digger » Sat May 06, 2017 1:27 pm

michael cramb wrote:Gents
by way of clarification, I think the Mungili clay pan is just south of Wooramel Station - just north of the Shark Bay turn off. The one for this ride is the Mangkili claypan - east of Carnegie Station. Similar pronunciation!
Mike

Hi Mike...close; but no cigar. Mangkili refers to the Nature Reserve...the Claypan is named 'Mungilli' but thanks for your interest in this event. Hope to see you there.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby Digger » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:55 pm

G'Day Slackers,
I'm interested in reading people's thoughts on how (which roads and tracks) they may be getting there and back.
Has anybody looked that far ahead yet? I'm still out to lunch on whether I am going on the 650 or 1200.
Decisions, decisions.
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Re: Desert Raid 2017

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:40 am

Digger wrote:I'm still out to lunch on whether I am going on the 650 or 1200.
Decisions, decisions.
:P


I find myself in the same quandary, oh wait . . no I don't!

Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.
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