Travelling conditions

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 09:28
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Folks, We are travelling north to Cairns this weekend via Cowra, Parkes, Bourke, Barcaldine, Hughenden and the Lynd. Given the safety constraints of heavily loaded 4WD's what sort of speeds are feasible on the blacktop and how strictly are the speed limits enforced??
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 11:29

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 11:29
Gazza, can't help you there, but apparently there is a "severe weather warning" for QLD coast from about Fraser Is up. Check out the Beureau of Meteorology.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12
Rohan : when do u go on hols so as we don't see ure name on everything !!
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12
Rohan : when do u go on hols so as we don't see ure name on everything !!
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12
Rohan : when do u go on hols so as we don't see ure name on everything !!
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:12
Rohan : when do u go on hols so as we don't see ure name on everything !!
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 08:52

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 08:52
Gee Steve, its nice to know I'll be missed. Just for you, I'll be sure to take the laptop and mobile ...Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 20:17

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 20:17
You wont find much traffic from Hughenden up through th Lynd but be aware school holidays start in QLD on Monday and the police really toughen up during these periods. Don't expect any leeway if you get caught speeding during a holiday break. Cheers Rob Cairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Reply By: Slammin - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:04

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:04
Gazza I've found NSW cops to be pretty fair on the 10% rule, ie don't break the limit by more than 10% and have found QLD to be a bit stricter as above though school hols means crackdowns in all states so be careful what's 5-10 ks?
As to feasibility it depends on what fuel economy you want - in the NT on good highways I regularly do 140
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:10

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:10
Only this trip doesn'y include NT !!!
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:10

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 23:10
Only this trip doesn'y include NT !!!
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 00:52

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 00:52
Just did the trip nearly to Hughenden. Most surfaces are good. Some of NSW has pretty worn surfaces.... As always match speed to conditions. I sat on around 100 all the way... got to where I was going towing an offroad trailer, in good time.

Cheers RoyceRoyce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 07:28

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 07:28
Gazza,

We are seeing mobile cameras down as far as Boulia, so I'd imagine they are going to be much more prevalent along the route you are taking. Except maybe up the Lynd.

Passed one last Sunday, just out of Boulia, doing 105, and wasn't stopped. But they were on the way back to the Isa.

Augathella to Barcaldine is all 110k's. hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 08:54

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 08:54
BTW, I had a great pic sent to me a few days back of a speed camera hidden inside a road-side green "wheely bin". In QLD, of course.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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