Back from Explor(ing)Oz

Submitted: Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 10:13
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Well,

I am back from exploring the desert for a couple of weeks. Went from Birdsville, drove most of the desert roads to Dalhousie,Oodnadatta, Eringa, Old Andado,Mt Dare,Dalhousie, Marla, Painted Desert. then back down the Odnadatta track to home. What a place! Could not believe how green and colorful it was and how diverse the landscape could be. Met some fellow Exploroz members on the trip and along the way but didn't have time to catch up with everyone I wanted to but there is always a next time. Now all I have to do is catch up with what has happened on the forum so I guess I will be reading for a while.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 11:37

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 11:37
Welcome Back David,
We've managed to keep the CRAP flowing at a fair old rate of knots in your absence and especially now that Willie is off to the wild blue yonda.
Man, you sure did bring some crappy weather back with you though!!!! I'll be glad when this lot finds it's way to Melbourne to stuff up David's weekend (ie: EO David is visiting that "lovely" town this weekend).
Cya mate.
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 13:27

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 13:27
Roachie, Your only grovelling to David in the vain hope he can get you a better trade in price on your old Pootrol for a new Criuser. Stop worrying about it and ring this number 8238 5555 ask for sales and just do it. LOL
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 14:10

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 14:10
hey roachie we will be passing thru in about 4 weeks i will make sure i bring plenty of ourbleepty weather and leave it with you while we are away for 4 weeks what do you want sleet hail rain snow we will deliver just to your place
rotflmao

steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 14:13

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 14:13
G'day Des,

Yes, I probably would consider trading down to a yota, but the trouble is the yota sales people think I'm joking when I tell them I want $60K cash plus a beam axle cruiser with nissan diffs, gearbox and transfer case in exchange for my patrol. They RAOFLTAO and I'm stuffed if I can work out why??? Can you help me understand that logic???

Cya
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 14:18

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 14:18
Jeez Steve, your a bloody quick worker.........all that stuff you mentioned has arrived here today already. I'm working on getting it over to you asap and if you want to be a real nice bloke, you'll pass it on to the kiwis instead of sending it back here.......
Speaking of kiwis......I RAOFLMAO the other day when one of the "one liners" on here was:

"The Kiwi asked whether the Canning Stock Route was an annual event".

hahahahahahahahaha

Cya when ya get here mate
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Reply By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 11:42

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 11:42
G'day David sounds like you had a great time, will get that equipment back to you shortly if your back at work. cheers from Paul
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:31

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:31
No worries Paul,

I am back at work tomorrow.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 17:03

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 17:03
Hi David - good to know you didn't get lost and made it back safely. Would have been a bit wet around Finke way - did you find some mud to show the boys how to do it?
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:31

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:31
Hi Ruth,

We were lucky with the weather just got caught on the tail end of it when we overnited at Eringa Waterhole but it was nice and muddy the next day going up to Old Andado. The Finke was dry when we got there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 16:13

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 16:13
Amazing how quickly it dries up. Thought you'd have played mud pies there for sure.
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 19:09

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 19:09
Great Stuff David,

I'm trying to talk the Missus & another couple (freinds of ours with a 4by) into the Oodnadatta, Simpson & Strezleckie next year, I'm long odds at this stage but you never know.
I'd love a little bit more detail if you could be botherd, how'd the tyres stand up? some of the places you camped at, I assume you went the tent option? did you have another vehicle along with you or did you go solo, any additional info you could be botherd posting would be appreciated...............(-:

Happy Days...................Browny
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:35

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:35
Browny,

Went with the LCOOl group 16 vehicles all Toyota's of course just to pee Roachie off various tyres in my opinion the best performing tyres for the sand, mud and gibbers we experienced were the Goodyear M/T's. The BFG A/t on mine were OK but did cut up a bit with the weight I carried. If you email me off line next week I can give you a lot more info. Just got to sort everything out at work after being away 2 weeks
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 19:49

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 19:49
Hi David; seems you all had a ball saw some pics & video's last night that GC put up. I noticed the "outback sack" on the spare wheel how did it go?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:37

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:37
Bernie,

Went without a problem just got to stop producing rubbish. Kept the dingoes out too. Probably because they can't undo velcro!
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 14:34

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 14:34
And there I was waiting to roll out the red carpet for you at Beltana but you drove by......hmmmmmm
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:39

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 20:39
Sorry Willem, I got a day behind schedule and had to drive from William Creek down the track to Marree and home on the last day. 12 hours behind the wheel was a long day and it was about 9.30pm as we went passed the Beltana turnoff.
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