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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Go OX!!!

I know I said I was cooling it for a bit but I just had to share this...

In about 8hrs time, forum member OX-34 heads off from his home town, Newcastle on the east coast of Australia, to ride to Perth, my home town here on the west coast.

That's a ride roughly comparable to crossing the United States.

Then, after 4 hours sleep here in Perth, he will turn around and ride all the way back again.

On a single-cylinder 650.

8,000km in 4 days.

That's pretty amazing I reckon.

If you think so too, here's the link to follow his progress:

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...=0&showAll=yes


Go well Peter.

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As pretty as the A-1 might be, at least the ocean view section , I would imagine it gets boring after about the 12th run at it . at 4k/48hrs = 100km/hr. just enough time to pissout n fuel up. but I suppose there are worse ways to (fill in the blank).
I read that the triple trailer trucks aka trains approaching from the other direction pretty much drive straight down the center of a two lane hiway.? that it is wise to pull far off the road and stop when you see one coming. the air turbulence around these truck/trains will throw a smaller vehicle into the ditch


https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Newc...!2d-31.9505269

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Not my idea of fun, but if it makes him happy, all the power to him and have fun.


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After 13 hours on the go he's just now crossing the border from New South Wales into South Australia. The tracker shows he stops briefly every 3 hours for rest/fuel. Now to ride through the night with kangaroos, wombats and road trains for company.
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well it looks like he made it to Ceduna. so at least the view should improve for a while along the southern ocean
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About to cross into the vast state of Western Australia (the size of Texas and Alaska combined). Unfortunately he's also heading into rain, wind and possible hail. Just what you need after a marathon journey.
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About to cross into the vast state of Western Australia (the size of Texas and Alaska combined). Unfortunately he's also heading into rain, wind and possible hail. Just what you need after a marathon journey.
isn't this suppose to be the dry season? but then of course, it has been raining here like nobodys business for the last 6 months. all this climate change is really messing with ride time even though everything is green and growing and lakes are full, rivers are running. soon this wont be a desert anymore. dam them climate changers! but Ox he is slugging it out.
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isn't this suppose to be the dry season?..
Only in the north of Australia. It's the wet season in the south. Two completely different climates.
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As we speak there's also a couple doing a circumnavigation of Australia - 15,000km in 9 days - and Ox has timed his run to hopefully cross paths with them in the tiny town of Ravensthorpe in Western Australia:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ra...!4d120.0470203

Will have to be pretty good planning - and probably some good luck - for it to happen.

We'll see. If it does it'll be about 8 hrs from now.

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so how is it that the trip viewer has ox riding his mo'sikle backwards? is that an aussie thing? or is it just like riding on the wrong side of the road? upside down? its a wonder you guys just don't fall off the planet, it being all flat and such
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