DESERT STORMING

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 22:53
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Hi! You'd think with only 2 months til the start of the Postie Bike Challenge, that my darling husband & his best mate would have worked out how they intend on getting to Birdsville by June 2 with their pre-prepared Postie bikes, crossing the Simpson Desert, carrying all their gear for 2 weeks then returning home to Melb from Alice Springs. Anyone headed in that direction that can fit 2 blokes, 2 postie bikes & a few slabs of VB? It's for a great cause - The Royal Flying Doctors Service.
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 23:01

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 23:01
Not heard anything about that from within Post - but I am in WA. Where's it being organised from? and is it a Post event or just people using old Postie bikes?

I bet all the Simpson trekkers will be really thrilled to be following narrowed tyred postie bikes over the dunes......

Tim
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:45

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:45
Those game riders will soon find out where the term "push bike" came from :-))
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Follow Up By: Sally - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:03

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:03
Hi Tim

Matt (my hubby) is a postie in Sunshine, Vic but this is an event being orgainised by a group called Desert Horizons Motorcycles, www.deserthorizons.com.au/rfds.shtml
Great cause.

Sal.
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 01:32

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 01:32
G'day Sally,

Wasn't that just done last year by Phil Hodgens, 'across Aus on a postie' , for the Royal Flying Doctors ?

Avagoodn
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Follow Up By: Sally - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:06

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:06
Hi Pezza

Absolutely correct! This year its from Birdsville to Finke across the Simpson for the RFDS starting on June 3rd. www.deserthorizons.com.au/rfds.shtml

Sal.
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:06

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:06
Recentle was given a postie bike (Honda CT110). Got it running again and it's a beauty! Started looking around at websites and there's a whole network of postie bike enthusiasts out there. It's a big event on the postie bike calendar. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Sally - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:08

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:08
Hi V8Diesel

Are you thinking about doing something like this yourself?

Sal.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 12:38

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 12:38
In the future maybe but not this year Sally. I have some bits and pieces of chromium cobalt going into my hip soon due to some silly activities as a teenager so it wont be a wise move.

The sheer masochism of such an endeavour does appeal to me though.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 16:41

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 16:41
Sally, the only way the boys can get their Postie bikes to Birsville is via the Birdsville Track. Now, the truck which brings our food and general freight from Adelaide only comes once a fortnight. So I suggest you phone Tom McKay of Track Freight on 0427 694223 or his wife Jo on 0409574707 and organise something with him - it's his truck and he's usually driving. Remember, tho, the slightest drop of rain and the truck can't come so you'll have to allow plenty of time!!
You can email him on: tomjomckay@bigpond.com
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Follow Up By: Sally - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 11:25

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 11:25
Thanks for the information Ruth. Really appreciate it. Hopefully the boys will get their act into gear & organise themselves before 3/6!!!
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