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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #150 on: June 29, 2021, 03:38:28 AM »
Thanks all of youse...
Not much to report or take shots of yet, but the bike is going well and doing about 450 k per day at. 70-75 kph.
I crossed into NSW at Echuca and will start heading North towards Dubbo tomorrow, which is about a day short of Queensland.
Slurping 3 litres/100 k and I have 15 litres on board.
This is what I did today..


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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #151 on: June 29, 2021, 06:23:44 AM »
great trip!
have fun, i hope i can do this when retired!

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #152 on: June 29, 2021, 07:22:50 AM »
I want a t-shirt from Tittybong!  :cool:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #153 on: June 29, 2021, 07:54:41 AM »
Good luck on your quest Sir Knight (sounds of two coconut shells clapping together). Here's hoping the - authorities leave you to your fun. :grin:

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #154 on: June 29, 2021, 07:58:06 AM »
You go Pete !!!

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« Reply #155 on: June 29, 2021, 10:15:13 AM »
With you in spirit!!

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #156 on: June 30, 2021, 03:09:40 AM »
There isn’t much going on yet, just lots and lots of long straights. But everything is going just great.
I feel like my mind is starting to adapt to the new rate at which destinations roll up and I don’t feel like I am going “slowly”.
When I am in my usual mode on the Norge and V85, I look at the kilometres to the next destination and if I want to predict my arrival time, I just divide by 10 and multiply by 6, that gives the time in minutes.
On this trip, I look at the k’s and call it minutes then subtract a bit.
Amazingly accurate...!
I am meeting up with Ian Short (Bat11) tomorrow and he will be doing a fairly large chunk of the trip as well, but I’ll leave it to him to divulge the details.
When I start to see quirky sights and deep water crossings, I’ll start to post photo’s.
Queensland border tomorrow or day after.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #157 on: June 30, 2021, 03:39:21 AM »
Off to a good start Peter.

May your trusty steed keep on purring and your trip memorable (in a good way of course). :thumb:

Looking forward to the photos.
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #158 on: June 30, 2021, 05:50:24 PM »
Pete,
se qld us currently in lockdown until Friday. Townsville is the same.  You will probably miss the issues due to the time on target for Townsville.
You are also heading into a few days rain , if you havent already. Issues, distance weather, my god thats what they call an adventure. Enjoy.
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #159 on: June 30, 2021, 08:14:19 PM »
Keep up the good work Pete. We’re all pulling for you👍

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« Reply #160 on: July 01, 2021, 04:14:17 AM »
Good luck Peter on your great adventure.  Will follow your progress with interest.  Cheers, Derek
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« Reply #161 on: July 02, 2021, 06:01:44 AM »
Good luck Peter on your great adventure.  Will follow your progress with interest.  Cheers, Derek
Thank you Derek.
I still remember the nice dinner and room at your place. Good times.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #162 on: July 03, 2021, 02:50:51 PM »
Yesterday I met up with Ian from here on the forum (Bat11). He is on a well prepared Honda 200 which gets along nicely.






We did about 450 k, which is what you can expect on these things.
Some of the fuel stations are a bit old word to say the least. But anyway, today we will go towards Charters Towers and in a couple of days we’ll be starting the real off road stuff with river crossings and the like.


Stay tuned...
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« Reply #163 on: July 03, 2021, 06:15:11 PM »
Mate you are seeing more of the country than a lot of big bore bikes in this country have seen. It shows we are limited by our minds and not our equipment. I have meet people that would not tour on anything smaller than 1300cc.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #164 on: July 03, 2021, 07:37:17 PM »
Haven't you realised yet peter that you can't tour on a bike less than 1000cc.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

It's on the internet so it must be true.  Yeah nah.  Keep on trucking! :thumb:
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #165 on: July 04, 2021, 12:58:55 AM »
Epic ride! Good luck and watch out for the road trains. I'm watching this with interest, what an adventure!

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #166 on: July 04, 2021, 05:33:25 AM »
Epic ride! Good luck and watch out for the road trains.
I am an interstate truck driver myself operating b doubles . As it happens, the truck drivers actually time their passing so as not to coincide with oncoming traffic.
Just the slightest move to the side will let them know you have seen them and they will pass you with ample space.
Have not had any  problems at all.






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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #167 on: July 05, 2021, 06:20:21 PM »
Hi Huzo,

Your trip looks like you are off to a good start. I plan to head off in mid August, also up the Newell Hwy. I am interested in what type of camping stove you are using. Grateful your advice. Go well.

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #168 on: July 05, 2021, 08:56:41 PM »
So far so good buddy 👍

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #169 on: July 06, 2021, 05:32:14 AM »
Hi Huzo,

Your trip looks like you are off to a good start. I plan to head off in mid August, also up the Newell Hwy. I am interested in what type of camping stove you are using. Grateful your advice. Go well.

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I left the stove at home because I was conscious of keeping the weight down.
There is plenty of dry firewood.
My stove is identical to this one

, it runs on the same fuel as the bike.
BTW.
I turned off the Newell at Jerilderie and went up the Kidman way. Very quiet and good quality surface.
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #170 on: July 06, 2021, 05:52:00 AM »
Today I felt more in tune with the passing of time than has been to date.
I really think I have adapted to the different cruising speed on the small bike, it no longer  seems slow, I think my level of expectation has begun to adjust. You know when you have done 500 k in 5 hours, you don’t wish it was 4 hours. So now when I take six and a half hours to do 500 k, I don’t wish I’d done it in 5.
The bike does not “feel” small anymore.
I have been wearing a dayglo coat up ‘till now and a bloke at a roadhouse said he passed me earlier on a 5 k straight and he swears black and blue that he could see me from 5 k away, even before he knew it was a bike...!
The temperature has left the low teens and climbed to the high 20’s, very light tail winds today and that really makes a difference.
Interestingly, Ian’s Honda Ag 200 uses marginally less fuel than my CT 110....Marvellous.. . :thumb:
We are booked in tomorrow morning to have off road tyres fitted for the expected conditions.
Here’s some stuff...











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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #171 on: July 06, 2021, 08:29:06 AM »
Excellent. Have a great trip  :bow:

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #172 on: July 09, 2021, 02:22:15 AM »
Well guys, Ian and I are parked up at Musgrave station which is one day away from Cape York if you are in a 4WD.
So double that and we’ll be there.
The trip up the development rd was hair raising to say the least, what with roaming cattle, dust, emu’s and errant drivers, one can consider himself lucky to be here. But here is some of the “action...”


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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #173 on: July 09, 2021, 08:34:45 AM »
Looks like y’all are doing great!
Keep the pictures and updates coming 👍

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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #174 on: July 09, 2021, 04:32:51 PM »
Looking at Australian music, it looks like a lot of it deals with traveling and roads. Maybe you are singing songs while eating up the kilometers?

Huzo, you are quite the
Wild Rover (trad.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_4KboYi40I

By reading the big round sign in your photos, I can tell
Its a Long Way To the The TOP (AC/DC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nULs4JW3tPI

have you found
The Pub With No Beer? (Slim Dusty)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFpGQoOBrLY

at least you have plenty of the
Wide Open Road (The Triffids)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N5akOOlGTI

don't forget to tell us what happens
Along the Road to Gundagai (Jack OHagan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBnVUL5gjWQ

Wish I could say
I'm Going Back Again to Yarrawonga (Jack OHagan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiR6QBo8t3c&list=RDWiR6QBo8t3c&start_radio=1

when you get done, will you be a
Rover No More? (P Jones)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJKc0ZTyVJA

and make it in time for
Christmas in the Sun (Harris-Parfitt)
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Stay strong, Huzo!
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #175 on: July 10, 2021, 05:36:31 AM »
I’ll readily admit that there are times when the enormity of this thing looms large. When laying down in the tent or first waking, the reality of what I am doing sits heavily, however once I’m up and about, there doesn’t seem to be any particular task that feels beyond me.
The corrugations on the road today were severe and I had to remind myself that the priority is to keep the bike in good shape and allow the destination to appear in it’s own time, not mine. I knew there’d be times like this, but when you are living the moment, you have to recognise where your natural tendencies are likely to lead you astray.

The tyres that I got in Charters Towers are differing markedly in their performance from front to back, they are without doubt the most diabolically horrid things ever foisted upon mankind when used on sealed roads, but it’s all I could get.
The front is wearing very well, but the back is at least half gone and I hold some doubt that it will see me back to where I can replace it. If push comes to shove, I may have to take the front one off and put it on the back and vice versa, but time will tell. Generally speaking though, all is going well even though forward progress has slowed somewhat, this cannot be avoided.
Tomorrow will see us at the tip and the following day we’ll be able to do the 15k commute to the water at the geographical Northernmost point of the Australian continent.
It looks like this..


That will represent 4,000 km from the start.
Then I can turn around and start the lap...
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« Reply #176 on: July 10, 2021, 05:51:27 AM »
It has been an impressive journey so far. Whilst we can follow your progress on a map we can only imagine the difficulties that each day brings. This trip reminds me of the saying "how do you eat an elephant - one mouthful at a time".

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« Reply #177 on: July 10, 2021, 06:01:21 AM »
It has been an impressive journey so far. Whilst we can follow your progress on a map we can only imagine the difficulties that each day brings. This trip reminds me of the saying "how do you eat an elephant - one mouthful at a time".
’Sounds like a reasonable take on things mate...

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« Reply #178 on: July 10, 2021, 08:16:25 AM »
Very Prime !! All the Best and Enjoy !!!
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Re: Cape to Cape..(probably go right ‘round)
« Reply #179 on: July 10, 2021, 10:35:43 AM »
Keep up the good work. It's a tough task no question but I envy your opportunity and salute your attitude. Onwards an upwards 👍

 

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