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Hi Guys,

Just back from a 1500km (2 days in saddle) return loop to the Carnarvon Gorge with my daughter Mel.

Bike ran like a dream, thank goodness. The roads were great, even the 'development' road was better than some of the local ones around here !! Was able to open effie up and cruise at 'nicer' than normal speeds, just ran all day, literally !

Carnarvon Gorge, was ok, however, as we found out too late, you NEED to take just about everythig with you, we didn't... But got by. About 30 KMs of dirt awaits to get to the accommodation and the gorge itself, and unless you are used to riding on rough gravel, sand etc on a road bike, I would suggest you not attempt it... Coming back out ealry Friday morning into the sun was 'interesting' to say the least, I think we were both gald to see the tar again !

I am sooo glad I changed the rear tyre before I left, it still had a couple of thousand ks in it, but knowing I would be on gravel.... Got up $1.49 for petrol, first time I have gone over $25 to fill the bike... Speaking of tyres, for those who go to Two Wheel Tyres, they have changed owers, did not have stock when i went in, and prices have gone up....

There are some BIG trucks out that way, most had 3 trailers attatched, which nearly blew us over each time, and took a longgg time to get past, lucky the straights were long and quiet... The only speed enforcement we saw was 6 of them huddled together just out of Roma in a 60k zone, and coming back down they were escorting mammoth coal truck parts...

Looking forward to our next day out.
 

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Sounds good, Atlas, and glad to hear that you got by. Were the nights cold? Is there much to see out there, or is really 'the trip'. Zea and I have considered that run, and it's good to hear your first-hand report - we'll pick your brains next time we get together. Glad effie behaved herself. Cruising at 6,000rpm+ is a good way to travel :D and yes, they do have some fair sized road trains out there (but not as big as the NT, I believe).

Are you considering doing the 'Ride to Eat' in June?

Keith and I took the best part of 1000k's of rubber off our tyres yesterday doing 200k's on the Mt Lindesay highway - look out for video evidence coming soon.
 

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you guys sound like you are having way to much fun, but next week is my turn, me and the misses have about six days to ride from Florida up to North Carolina and I sure am looking forward to it. they have some of the best twistys around. ride safe
 
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