FYI - The Gibb Challenge

Came across this today. Might be good to know if you are travelling the Gibb at the same time. We will be a few days ahead of them. Apologies if the link didn't work. Bike ride
Amanda
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Reply By: Member - Peter From Vic - Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 at 17:18

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 at 17:18
Guess they won't kick up much dust though.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 at 18:40

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 at 18:40
I hope they've got heavy duty suspensions fitted! I get a sore bum just riding a few kays around the suburbs! [;-)

It never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who ride bikes for thousands of kilometres across the country.
Came across one biker pedalling away on the South Coast Hwy last week, East of Ravensthorpe and heading for Esperance.
That's a long enough section of road (190 kms) in a car, let alone a bike!

When I lived on my gold mine at Higginsville in the 70's and 80's, I'd regularly see cyclists pedalling past, on their way to crossing the Long Paddock and probably on to circumnavigate Australia!

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: ChrisVal7 - Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 at 20:09

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016 at 20:09
Their problem will be the dust and other road users. People drive like maniacs, overtaking in the dust at high speed. A cyclist will be vulnerable and very hard to see.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 22:42

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 22:42
I had a RR coming down track at 100kmh easy I just pulled over to his side of the track that slowed him down !!.
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Reply By: Tony I - Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 19:38

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 19:38
Hi Amanda,
We came across them in 2014 up there and they were fairly spread, its a fair effort riding that route!
On the same sort of topic, heading south from Derby either that year or the one before we came across the bleep box Rally heading north- the cars were spread out over 100km- probably 200 cars, apparently they were headed up the Gibb to Darwin. I'm not sure where that many people would camp along the GRR? Did anyone else see them that year?
Tony
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