Trainspotting

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:06 pm

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Camping on the Plain had no appeal...we made it to Cook which has some infrastructure. We camped in the old school grounds.

We were woken this morning by light rain. We may still experience thunderstorms as we head West. Should make Rawlinna by Thursday/Friday depending on track conditions.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby goodguy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:13 am

I tried to get work on the railway gang in Cook in 86.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Bozo » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:44 pm

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Thought of you guys when I was slabbing it in the opposite direction. A big cloud has been sitting over South Australia for the past few days. Monday night when I was at Eucla there was a big storm that dropped 10 mm in a few minutes preceded by massive lightning. Another downpour at Streaky Bay on Tuesday night and three hours of rain on the way to Arkaroola.

I understand that there is a constructed detour at Zanthus due to flooding.

Hopefully that will be the limit of precipitation impacts on your journey.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Hugh.Jars » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:47 am

A few of us were doing telegraph line then up to zanthus.
We came into kal yesterday ... the road east to rawlinafrom zanthus was closed.
However on the way to kal there lots of vehicles heading towards rawlina and the road was dry . Some guy in balidonia said rawlina had 26 mm of rain .
All said and done being motor cyclists you"ll be fine. Bright and sunny to day in kal.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Kots » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:34 am

Anyone have any idea why Digger's spot has decided to stop at Reid Airstrip?
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby jono » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:26 pm

Great pictures digger, I would put them up on the website but there are no BMW's despite each rider owning one :cry:

Well done Chris for flying the club flag even if it was only part way, speedy recovery and best not follow the forum for while as laughing probably hurts.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby jls » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:08 pm

Stay dry guys ,looks like a good trip so far
how are the twins preforming ,that is the African twins I'm referring to :mrgreen:
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:42 pm

Kots wrote:Anyone have any idea why Digger's spot has decided to stop at Reid Airstrip?

That is a story (or video) in itself!!!
Will update later (once my feet dry out).
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby _Wilks » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:15 pm

Epic!

Teaser...
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Robbo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:55 pm

Looks like a great trip, I was hoping to get to Rawlinna but I'll not make it, I can't leave Perth until Sat afternoon, I'll keep a check on your spot tracker I may be able to catch up on Sunday. Enjoy the rest of the trip.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:16 am

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The Border crossing on the Trans Con...no fanfare or quarantine inspection out here. No time to waste...gotta try and stay ahead of the imminent thunderstorms.


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It didn't just rain...it persisted down. We had no option but to keep riding. The track quickly became impassable so I rode on the side of the track and staked the tyre. Had to repair it in the rain. No fun.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:25 am

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After the repair we continued on...exhausting work and hard on the clutches...using clutch slippage to control our speed. We saw a transmission tower in the far distance and thought there may be some cleared area to camp. We were not going to make Forrest by nightfall.


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we got to Reid and saw a windsock...made it to the abandoned air field and set up camp. The following morning was spent drying out; both us and the track.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:30 am

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The track dried out better than we expected and we covered the 30km to Forrest in just over an hour. We refuelled at Forrest...$2.60 per litre but I'm happy to pay those prices. If it wasn't for these Outposts, Adventure Riding would be more difficult.

From here we head to Rawlinna for the Muster but are mindful of the thunderstorms inbound in the next few days (again).

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby KoosWA » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:10 pm

Awesome trip...keep the news coming.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby wightman » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:17 am

Fabulous work lads. Legends! Please send us a picture of a train. Just asking like.
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