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Trainspotting

Postby _Wilks » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:03 pm

Dren, Digger, Prof Dist, RM and myself are heading off on a 2 week ride on Mon 10/4. Meet up will be BP The Lakes (cnr Gt Eastern Hwy & Gt Southern Hwy) at 8.45am for a 9am departure.

Planned highlights/route will include:
- APY Lands
- Coober Pedy
- Transcon (starting at Kingoonya)
- Rawlinna for the Nullabor Muster on 22/4 http://www.nullarbormuster.org/

Let me know if you're interested in joining for all or part of the ride. The Muster might be a good ride on its own for someone to start a thread and coordinate.

Digger will be along shortly to call us slackers and post up his Spot link. :mrgreen:

Oh... we'll be trainspotting on the Transcon for 3 or 4 consecutive nights. I'm sure we will have had enough after the first one rumbles thru in the wee hours.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Bozo » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:04 am

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E Mac not going? I thought he injected himself into all of the train spotting adventures.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby _Wilks » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:44 am

I hesitated before proceeding with the thread title. Its a reference to the past-time not the movie.

However, BMW riding E Mac would be welcome anytime (hero of mine; wanne be like him when I grow up... note to self - get on with it ur running out of time).

Although I'd be worried about Digger. E Mac only rides with a fillum crew. Could be a clash of production/directorial wills out on the 'bor. My money would be on Digger to prevail... you know, midnight, boot polish crescent under the each eye, confront the insurgents with blade between the teeth kinda thing.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:41 pm

Sometimes, just sometimes, this forum is better value than the tube. Mind you, a couple of very, very large JD's may have clouded my judgement.

You blokes should put a script together. You have the bare bones of a Oscar winning production.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby KoosWA » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:43 am

While traversing the trans rail track, can you please have a lookout for the containers that were strewn across the plains next to the track. I have always thought it might make for a nice gathering spot of some sort.

If the are still there, the coords will be much appreciated. Last I saw of them were when "A" and company passed that way in '15 I think.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Bozo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:51 am

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Digger and Jamie did preliminary script writing for an E Mac film called Rain Spotting in Rawlinna with the opening scene being a muddy hero emerging from a wombat burrow where he had hidden his 1200 GSA (a Suzuki DR was used in the pilot). The extreme rain meant our hero had to ride from spinifex bush to spinifex bush on a mission to meet the insurgents in the border village.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:58 pm

I thought Wingellina was a closed community but there is nothing i can find on their website to confirm that. If we are out that way (and we will be) i might be tempted to call in for an ice cream (about a 25 km deviation).

http://www.ngaanyatjarraku.wa.gov.au/in ... wingellina
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:27 am

_Wilks wrote:- Rawlinna for the Nullabor Muster on 22/4 http://www.nullarbormuster.org/
Digger will be along shortly to call us slackers and post up his Spot link. :mrgreen:

I hate being predictable...

G'Day Slackers,

SPOT Link is here:

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... UCtYLNPufa

The Nullabor Muster could be a good ride as indicated by _Wilks...some of the logistics have been made easier cause fuel is available at Rawlinna on the Sunday morning according to their website. That means you wont have to carry spare fuel to get there and back. You would expect the road from Kal to Rawlinna would be in good shape at this time of year.

SPOT activated from the departure point on Monday.

So much to do; so little time.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:51 pm

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Man down... Chris had an 'off' on the Bulfinch - Evanston Road when he hit some loose sand on the first afternoon...


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Medivac to Southern Cross by ambo and RFDS to RPH.
2 broken ribs and a punctured lung... He should live.

Currently at Warburton and about to enter the 'Badlands'.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Robbo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:09 pm

Oh no, sorry to hear this, Chris I hope your on the mend and its a quick recovery.
I hope the rest have a good trip.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby brian/5 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:19 pm

Chris we hope for a speedy & total recovery.
For the remaining riders hope the trip goes without mishaps.
Looks like we need another fund raiser for the RFDS

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby BillB » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:41 pm

Not the sort of news we want to hear. Bloody sand. Hope Chris has a speedy recovery and is back on his bike soon.
From the photos it looks like the weather is holding up for a great trip.
Keep safe guys and keep away from that horrible sand.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby goodguy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 am

All the best Chris....bitumen is my friend.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Bozo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:20 am

Chris

Hope you are back to your chirpy self soon.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby KoosWA » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:24 pm

Sorry to hear this, hope Chris gets better soon.

My recent experience with two broken and three cracked ribs have taught me something about pain. I can just imagine how painful it must be with a punctured lung.

The road looks much sandier than usual, usually very hard and a 100 kph+ road, although a few patches around the Koolyaknobbing end through the lakes.
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