Simpson W - E 7, 8 & 9th June

Submitted: Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:56
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Hello all

It would seem that the Simpson is quite a popular place during the winter months and we have a small crew going from W - E on the 7, 8 & 9th of June.
I have asked on the Overlander forum and now here on Exploroz as well to find out how many, if any, people are doing the trip that way or BDV - Dalhousie around the same time.
I am keen to find out so we can get some sort of idea how much traffic we might expect to meet either coming or going.

Kalahari
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 08:28

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 08:28
Kalahari, last year around that time we were meeting about 10-15 cars a day crossing the Simpson, coming and going is a bit of a moving feast depending on your road approaches to Dalhousie or leaving Birdsville and you don't actually say that or how far from those centres.
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Reply By: Kalahari - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 08:35

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 08:35
JohnR,

Thanks for your comment. It would seem that there will be no shortage of vehicles to keep an eye out for and we will certainly keep a listening watch on Ch 10 UHF.
With the 'coming and going' I meant in the actual desert because I guess there will be any number of vehicles on the approach roads.

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:22

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:22
And don't forget the sand flags. Head on collisions in remote areas are not nice.
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Follow Up By: Kalahari - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:34

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 10:34
Footloose,

Got the flags covered. Saw too many head-ons during seismic exploration work in the 70's
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Reply By: signman - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 15:02

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 15:02
I hear that they're gonna put traffic lights at the major intersections, and roundabouts at the lesser ones- as well as passing lanes between dunes on ths pans.
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 15:15

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 15:15
Would make sense.
Most of the upmarket 4by's would be more comfortable that way!
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Follow Up By: Kalahari - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 15:19

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 15:19
G'day signman
I had heard that too but I gave it a little less than a 1 on the scale of believable until I heard that the Adelaide City Council were thinking of funding it...
I guess you would have to live in Adelaide to know, but with them, anything's possible.

But think of it.... DAL (driver activated lighting) well why not... pilots get to key the radio mike to turn on runway lights at some aerodromes so why not low flying off-roaders......

Aw hell, I think I've had way too much coffee... M u s t g e t b a c k t o w o r k
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Follow Up By: Mick - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 22:58

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 22:58
There are service roads being put in adjacent to each K Mart too. Scan all UHF channels and speak regularly between yourselves so that others hear you.
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