Motorcycling round Oz--July 2014

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I did a thread in March 2013 outlining my planned trip anticlockwise around Australia on a motorbike with 3 friends.

Good news is dates have been set and rough guide of where we are going is done.

One group is leaving Coffs Harbour June 29, then riding to meet up with on teh NSW Central Coast and from there planned stops will be:
EDEN, Torquay, do Great Ocean Rd, Mt Gambie, Walkfield, Port Augusta, Kimba, Streaky Bay--teh Nullabor, Norseman, Albany, Margaret River, Busselton, Monkey Mia, up to Broome, across to Katherine, down to Tennant Creek, across to Mt Isa, Longreah, Emerald, Esk, Surfers paradise, Coffs Harbour and then home...

Just saying if you see 4 riders (one will be the famous Tex O'Grady and his dog Bundy) and our support van, please wave and say Hi, we are also collecting money for a charity--"Keep Sam Safe" for a young guy that is trying to get an assistance dog--so far we have raised $5K, but need to double this to get him the dog he needs--

We are riding a variation of bikes, Triumph Tiger 800XC, Kawasaki KLR650, Suzuki GSX650r and a Motor Guzzi Stevio..so we will be easily recognised--plus might be wearing "onesies" to raise some $$$ along the way.

Thanks again and hope to see some of you along the way...
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:34

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:34
Good luck with the trip -I reckon you will have a sore bum by the end of it :-)

Can I suggest that you call in at Hamlin Pool on the way to Monkey Mia- you will see the sign saying Old Telegraph Station (well worth a few minutes to go through) and "Stromatolites" - a bit of very ancient life that you can see.

Great spot to camp for the night - grass and meals and a beer PLUS a nice big new swimming pool

Trish (the owner) is a great lady who will make you feel at home

NOTE: This is NOT the Hamlin Pool Camp Ground
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:38

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:38
ooops

Forgot to post the link to the Hamlin Pool site


http://www.sharkbay.org/hamelin_pool_stromatolites.aspx

Safe travels
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Follow Up By: Muzman - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 16:42

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 16:42
Yes planning on staying at Monkey Mia for an extra day to rest the legs and bums--thanks for the tips, very much appreciated..
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Reply By: Thinkin - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:37

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:37
sounds like a great adventure, safe travels. Don't forget to tell people your going clockwise now
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:41

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 14:41
LOL -well spotted
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:52

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:52
Those digital watches are a bugger aren't they? No good for judging noon either.
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Follow Up By: Muzman - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 16:48

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 16:48
OMG--yes we are going CLOCKWISE--....thanks for the pick up!
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:51

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:51
G'day, served with Tex many years ago, do you have a web site where one can donate? Or do you know if Tex is going to be in Holbrook for ANZAC Day? Thanks in advance, Sully
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Follow Up By: Muzman - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 16:41

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 16:41
Hi Sully

not sure what Tex's plans are--hes a very busy man....

keep Sam Safe--donations can be done at http://www.gofundme.com/86hqsg the lady who is doing this site is also one of teh riders...

Tex --look him up at www.texandbundy.com.au
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 17:27

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 17:27
Muzman, thanks for the info and links for Tex, but when I try to email Tex, I get an error message, not a bounce, it won't let me send an email to him. Weird. Thanks once again.
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 19:33

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 19:33
Muzman, have sorted email problem, cheers.
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Follow Up By: Muzman - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 06:50

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 06:50
brilliant--he's a busy guy and hard to track down...
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:18

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:18
Good luck with the trip Muzman
I did the east coast part of the trip 44 years ago on my own on a small Honda. Had a ball with the people I met. Slept on peoples front lawns on regular occasions.

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Follow Up By: Muzman - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 06:54

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 06:54
Thanks Muzbry, yes planning on staying in pubs/van parks for teh first week and then camp out while we go across the Nullabor and through WA/NT and outback QLD.

I got friends in Busselton, Perth and Katherine that have offered us shelter for teh night...

We aim to stop and look at a lot of things along teh way, but if anyone has any tps on things to see or NOT to see that would be great too!.

Thankfully the support car is carrying our bags so teh bikes wont carry much except some spare oil, coolant, drinking water, basic tools, maps, 1st aid kit and tyre repair kit....
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 07:12

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 07:12
Muzman, thanks, have had an email from Tex, will catch up in Holbrook.

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