Canning Stock Route info

Hello Explor Oz,
I will trundling along the CSR on a bicycle this winter August 2015. I would like to send some supplies ahead to the community of Kunawarritji. For re supply when I wander in.
I have the phone numbers of the band office and things. But what is their address please for this sort of connection. I am assuming they do not have internet out there?.

Please let me know any feed back you may have,
regards Laurence Perry. Whistler Canada.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:47

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:47
Hi Address for shop/roadhouse

Kunawarritji Community

Well 33 Canning Stock Route (LMB18), Newman WA 6753

At a guess I would say they have the internet but not sure of email address if this what you are chasing.

If you ring them I am sure they will tell you the story.

Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: Member - laurence P - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 14:56

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 14:56
Ah Greg, stout yeoman. thanks for that.
It will get the ball rolling indeed. I am thinking of sending a food supply dump into Kunawarritji ahead of time, it will save hauling it the full distance.
regards LP
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:08

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:08
No worries

There should be a few 4WDs on the track as well - sure most will be more than happy to assist you if some need arises.

Have fun

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:16

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:16
...actually just found this email address

kunawarritji@bigpond.com

Try and see what happens.

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Follow Up By: Member - laurence P - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:18

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:18
Brilliant, great help thanks Greg. regards LP
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:21

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:21
No worries again

..and by the way, with all due respect, you are crazy :)

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Follow Up By: Member - laurence P - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:24

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:24
Fair enough. Ahahaha. Not one of the smartest ideas I have had. But as my mum used to say, ''What could possibly go wrong''.

cheers LP
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:44

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:44
Laurence,

Do you have a support vehicle going with you?

If not, how much water will you be able to carry with you on a day to day basis?
There are some wells that have been restored over the years, but still a long way between drinks, so to speak.

You do realise there are over 900 sand dunes to pedal over. Pretty hard work.

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Follow Up By: Member - laurence P - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:52

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:52
Hi Pop,
No support vehicle. I will be capable of carrying enough water [30/35 litres] to easily cover the 250 kms or less between the furthest gap, between water.
I am aware of the conditions and the many dunes. I have the support of Scott Felter and Tom Welwyn who completed this trip in 2013. In fact I am using Scotts bicycle, if I get lost it will know the way home.
I am very lucky to have their skills and knowledge backing me.

I appreciate your support and input. I am looking forward to getting going.
regards LP
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:58

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 15:58
No worries mate. You seem to know what you are letting yourself in for.

Not much chance of getting lost on the main track. It was very well defined about 20 years ago when we did it. A lot more vehicular traffic nowadays so I am told.

Have fun and good luck.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 19:27

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 19:27
Spent a bit of time with Scott & Tom around well 33. They both know what they're doing - Scott's bike was well designed & planned. I assume the supplies are lightweight food packages, hence the supply drop.

A couple of photos for you...







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Follow Up By: Member - laurence P - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 20:37

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 20:37
haha, that is them. Great shots. thanks Scott. I will be using the same food the boys used, name escapes me now, but it is from NZ. Sending the food will save some weight, beats pushing it the entire distance.
ciao LP
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 23:56

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 23:56
Hi Laurence

I too think you must be crazy :O. There are also other crazy drivers out there, and a bicycle will not be so obvious. Do make sure you are highly visible. I thought my son and his brother in law were crazy to tackle it by motor cycle last year. They had to carry fuel as well as food and water, and in the heat they did have to go without water at the end.

Kunuwarritji has a shop, so you can discuss your needs via the email address already given.

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Follow Up By: Member - TEZ611(VIC) - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:49

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 20:49
Hi Laurence, I did the CSR south to north in 2005. I am returning this year to go north south leaving Billiuna about 1/8. Which way are u tracking travelling south is apparently easier.

Good luck.

Tez.
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