Aus Black Ariel rally

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Postby Bob.Murphy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:22 pm

This sounds like a fantastic trip - best wishes to you both.

Keep safe and lets see some pictures ;) .

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Postby nevhunter » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:50 am

If some of you fella's /ladies want a slightly long trip from south to north (Adelaide to Darwin about 4,000 kms) in a years time a group of us ( from the ones that did Perth Sydney 18 months ago) are going plus others who are interested. The aim is up to 1918 OR some feeble later vintage at a pinch. Cars and bikes (Outfits too). Not a race, Bit over 200 kms average each day. It's only one way. Nev

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Postby brenton.roy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:48 pm

Nev, I would love to go, but I only have modern bikes. It'll be an awesome ride. I've done it at 65kph several times, behind a solar car.
The pubs and communities - places like Aileron and Barrow Creek, abandoned WW2 Airfields, the bats at Mataranka and the eagles eating carrion make for unforgettable memories. One year we got caught driving at just dark. The roos were so thick, we could only drive at a fast walk. One jumped between the car and trailer.
If anyone was considering a 'ride of a lifetime' journey, this one would be worth considering.

All packed now and ready to go in the morning. So much luggage and so little bike...
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Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:00 pm

Suppose if you get tired you can rest your head on the pillow :D. I love to see a bike packed ready for an adventure.

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Postby Paul Slootheer » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:19 pm

My goodness Brenton, that looks realy like a 'beast of burden'...
Have a nice trip, all the best!
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Postby brenton.roy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:27 pm

Thanks Paul, Steven,
it's not as bad as it looks. The bag on the handlebars and the higher stuff on the carrier is just sleeping mats and so on. Light but bulky.
The duffel bag is genuine WW2 - belonged to my uncle.
The real weight is in those panniers..
The bike is running really well Paul. It always starts first kick and is coping well with the taller gearing.
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Postby Paul Slootheer » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:34 pm

Brenton good you have changed the gearing, Holland is flat as you prob. know... Realy nice to hear it is going well, looking forward to see pictures!

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Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:44 pm

Steven.Carter wrote: I love to see a bike packed ready for an adventure.


Like this, in the box are 150 "Unox" wooly gluvs and caps for the (cold :D ) "Iron horse rally", and Nico is getting his famus "Joep Meloen" picture machine ready.
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Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:24 pm

Where's the bikes? ah I found them.

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Postby john.mitchell » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:26 pm

Brenton
Don't forget to save us a picture or two for Cheval. All the best for the trip!
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