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AUSTRALIA CROSSING 70 hours 33 min.

Steep Point to Byron Bay
Via Gunbarrel and French line in the Simpson Desert


Here is a copy of the plan!! There is a full story coming out in the next adventure rider magazine.

 

GETTING TO THE START POINT

  • Nov 22nd Tuesday - Fly to Perth pick up bike and ride to Geraldton and stay night. 450 km (easy on tyres)
  • Nov 23rd Wednesday - Geraldton to Steep Point. 600km (easy on tyres) camp out on Steep Point

THE PLANNED ROUTE

THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

We'll leave Steep Point at 5 am WA time

  • Steep to Overlander - 184 km 2.4 hours - leave 5:00 am - Overlander opens at 7 am - arrive at Overlander 7:30 am
     
  • Overlander to Meeka - 540 km 5.5 hours - open from 5 am till 10 pm arrive at Meeka 12:50 pm
     
  • Meeka to Carnegie - 525 km 5 hours - organise fuel to be open arrive at Carnegie 6 pm 35 min break. Dinner, refuel, rewater min 6 litres.
     
  • Carnegie to Warburton - 488 km 12 hours (8 riding, 4 hour sleep) we need to do 200 km after Carnegie. Warburton is on WA time. Last 130 km easy going 100 kmph avg. Then NT is 1hr 30 min ahead. 60 litres of fuel resupply water. Roadhouse open at 9 am.

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

  • Warburton to Kulgera - 760 km 8 hours - Chance of fuel 200 km at Papulantuku fuel till 12 pm. We need to get to Kulgera before 7 pm.
     
  • Kulgera to Mt Dare - 251km 3 hours (Friday night at 8:30 pm fuel at Mt Dare) Meal at Mt Dare. 30 min break for 70 litres of fuel, 7 litres of water.
     
  • Mt Dare to Birdsville - 510km 13 hours including 4 hour sleep (QLD is 30 minutes ahead) planned arrival at Birdsville 10 am QLD time.

    A wake up time of 5 am to do the toughest section before Popples in daylight. 20 min stop at Birdsville 70 litres fuel, 4 litres of water.

SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

  • Birdsville to Quilpie - 633km 6 hours
     
  • Quilpie to Charleville - 209km 2 hours - 24 hour fuel at Charleville
     
  • Charleville to Goondiwindi - 576 km 6 hours
     
  • Goondiwindi to Byron Bay - 460km 5.3 hours (hills and traffic)

THE OBJECTIVE

Total number of refuels is 10 @ 15 min each 1.30 hours.

Ride time of 68.2hours plus refuels equals 69.7 hours total if all goes well.

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