Rudall River on motorbike

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:12
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Hi all, Haven't been on for awhile. Not since got back from Googs track in Sept 08.
Next trip is Rudall River but leaving the trusty cruiser at home and taking the BMW 1200gs.
Have chatted to Mick O (vic) and he was very helpful but have 2 problems
1 Fuel, does anybody know if I could organise a small fuel drop at a Lat/Long postn.would need at least 20-30 litres (unleaded)and
2 any further news on the track specifically sand and dunes. These are a nightmare on a big heavily laden bike.
Planning on coming in from Marble Bar unless advised otherwise.
Should be there late May all going well.
Any help really appreciated and thanks again to Mick O for previous help.
Cheers Paul
Tassie
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:29

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:29
Hi Paul,
looks like you are in for an eventful time. You could try Capricorn RoadHouse 08-91751535, they do drops for the CSR, so they go right past the Ruddal River Main Track t/o (9km from southern hand pump) to do their fuel drops. I am led to believe they charge about $500 for a drum of 200ltrs to be dropped off. They may be able to do yours in conjunction with another drop. No harm in asking.

Wish you all the best in your endeavours.
Fred
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul O (TAS) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:52

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:52
Thanks for that Fred. I was hoping one of the exploroz members was heading in that direction and be able to take a gerry in but the roadhouse certainly a good thought.
Failing that I'll have to ride in part way and dump some myself.
And you're right ,it is going to be a long interesting trip.
Cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:27

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:27
Paul,

I will be doing the CSR, starting mid June and will not be at Well 23 until the end of June. Although the times is close it may not be close enough.

You might be able to a post on this forum for some help with your adventure.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul O (TAS) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:55

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:55
Great thought Wayne. Bit late for me though,have to be back inTassie mid June.
If you hear of anybody else going a bit earlier please let me know.
Cheers Paul
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:36

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:36
Paul,

Cotton Creek is in Rudall River but they only have diesel. It might be worth a phone call and see if they might be able to get some petrol for you.

I believe that Cotton Creek get there fuel from Capricorn Roadhouse.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul O (TAS) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:56

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:56
Cotton Creek is aboriginal settlement I think, might be a problem with unleaded, guess Opal would be the only thought.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:09

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:09
How about this one.You pay me to follow you and Ill carry all the ULP you want.Sound fair........
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul O (TAS) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:53

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:53
Thanks for the offer Nick....sounds like a fine idea. Would be cheaper to get a helo to drop some in! but I'm sure we'd have a good time.
Cheers Paul
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 18:29

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 18:29
Might be a long shot, but if your approach was right, Telfer might help.
Try asking if there was a m/cycle enthusiast there that you could get some 'local' advise from..... Once you had a personal contact it would be easy.

The 'phone number on the HEMA maps for Newcrest is out of date, BTW, but i am sure that finding the right number will be easy. The security gate is on UHF40 when you get close.

Last year they told me that they were going to shift the security gate so travellers to Rudall River NP did not have to enter the security area any more.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 16:55

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 16:55
G'day Paul

I replied to your Forum post in the member messaging page.
I have had no direct reply to my email or member message box.
If you might still require fuel or supplies to you, into the Rudall River N/P at around your stated or estimated arrival date.
Contact me via email
joe@pilbaraironcountrytours.com

I may be able to assist you.

Regards : Joe
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