What's New on doing the Canning Stock Route differently - 2019?

On 15 May 2019 Australian Garry Connell broke the record for the fastest traverse, on a motorbike, in 38.51hrs mins. The previous record was set by Australian Scott Britnell in May 2015 at 47.5 hours; in abysmally wet conditions.

There are two fully supported cyclists on the CSR at present heading north, with a diversion for repairs to the 4x4. I am not really tracking them as they are supported and my personal interest is unsupported. By all accounts they are having a good time.

Two unsupported cyclists from 2017 and 2018 are having another go. Aaron Lisco from USA is starting out from Wiluna 01 June. I will be SPOT tracking him. The Polish cyclist is starting from Halls Creek mid June.

Let you know how they get along.
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 18:23

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 18:23
Hi Gaynor, have you ever walked the Anne Beadell Hw from Laverton to Coober Pedy or visa versa ? Cheers
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 18:34

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 18:34
Hi George (same George I met north of Perth in December 2015 or early 2016?

No. My interest has always been dedicated to the CSR.
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Follow Up By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 18:47

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 18:47
Yes same one. How have you been ?
I will be doing the Anne Beadell Hw in June, Laverton to Coober Pedy
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 20:54

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 20:54
Good to hear from you again George.

I am in South Africa this year. Will see where I am next season. A trip out to Australia is still on my to do list. Just have to sort a few things out before then.

Wishing for you all of the best. Happy travels.

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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 20:00

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 20:00
This is ridiculous! Since when has the Canning been a race and who officials that judge the records. Will only be a matter of time before someone is killed.
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 20:56

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 20:56
Plenty of people have died on the Canning Stock Route. All 4x4 people.

Take what you will from those stats.

Have a nice day.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 21:52

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 21:52
Average speed ~40km hr.. Doubt he did it to impress anyone. By the way he is +60 and has done the CSR numerous times at a more leisurely pace. A well planned personal adventure.

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, May 27, 2019 at 23:19

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 23:19
Ya gotta watch out for those speeding cyclists, they're a curse to 4WD owners!! [;-)

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 17:55

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 17:55
Ron N, Motorcycle! 38 hours to do the Canning on a bike would be impossible
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Reply By: Gaynor - Saturday, Jun 01, 2019 at 15:53

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Reply By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 15:13

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 15:13
Link to CSR motorcyclist Garry Connell's record claim and SPOT track

Am I allowed to link to my website for this? I know this has been a touchy issue in the past but nowhere else is this info stored.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 19:30

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 19:30
It will never be a real record as he excluded the Sturt Creek section.
To claim any record for the CSR this section must be included.
(some may say you have to visit all the wells also)

The run can only be described as "Fastest CSR ride on motor bike excluding the entire Elvire/Sturt creek sections from Old Halls Creek to Bililuna"
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 19:38

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 19:38
So many touchy issues. Thanks for adding that one Allen.

The claim is described accurately as
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 19:49

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 19:49
The record it was chasing was Scott Britnell's - the route being the same but in the opposite direction. Point A to Point B is named.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:11

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:11
Touchy? maybe, but also logical and factual.

The graphic above shows 2015. Hopefully whoever wrote that can measure time and distance better than they can remember what year it is.
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:13

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:13
Ooops. Corrected the 2015 date to 2019. Website was moved yesterday and it looks like they took an old save that had errors. Thank you for pointing that out
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:20
Facts are subjective. You choose to diminish an honest claim that defined the boundaries of that claim.Your problem Allen.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:26

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:26
I was referencing your opening line, you are the one with the "honest claim" as the claim was yours, not the riders.
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:28

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:28
This opening line?

Link to CSR motorcyclist Garry Connell's record claim and SPOT track

What is dishonest about that line?
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:33

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:33
No, this one:

On 15 May 2019 Australian Garry Connell broke the record for the fastest traverse, on a motorbike, in 38.51hrs mins. The previous record was set by Australian Scott Britnell in May 2015 at 47.5 hours; in abysmally wet conditions.

The subject matter was set in the heading.
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:35

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 20:35
Where is the dishonesty?

Opening paragraph:

'On 15 May 2019 Australian Garry Connell broke the record for the fastest traverse, on a motorbike, in 38.51hrs mins. The previous record was set by Australian Scott Britnell in May 2015 at 47.5 hours; in abysmally wet conditions.'

Or in the Subject matter:

'What's New on doing the Canning Stock Route differently - 2019?'
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Reply By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 15:19

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019 at 15:19
An update on cyclist Aaron Lisco who left Wiluna 01 June 2019. He bailed on the second day. Experienced very strong head winds. Might have a third go, this time from Halls Creek on 15 June.

The polish cyclist Marcin is readying to depart Halls Creek 06 June. This will be his second attempt.
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Reply By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 22:26

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 22:26
Aaron Lisco aborted his north bound cycle into strong wind and returned to Wiluna. A restart is unlikely.

Marcin Wegrzyk started his traverse in Halls Creek on 06 June and is between Wells 47 and 48 today. Heavy going into a strong headwind. One day only cycling 34km, but still going forward. If he can get to around Well 41, I think he will be okay. By then he is fully committed and deep into his journey.

The two fully supported cyclists Max and William are out of the desert. They cycled part of the way and took a ride in the 4x4 support vehicle at other times.

All further updates will be on my website for those interested.
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