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    Canning Stock Route 2013

    (relatively speaking) it's going to be a busy year on the Canning Stock Route.

    A Polish couple (Aga and Mateusz) have just flown into Perth and are flying on to Broome tomorrow before a bus to Hall's Creek and the start of riding.

    They're riding Neck Romancers with 4 panniers each. He's got a trailer with 60 litre water carrying capacity (modified Extrawheel to take a wide rim) and a rack top bag with tent/mat etc. She's not pulling a trailer, but has a Pelican case with camera gear and other electronics. They're extensively sponsored so have a large (?too large) solar panel, Go-pro for a video/film and various other bits and pieces. They're carrying food for 40 days.

    Their website (Na Kra?cach ?wiata ? Agnieszka i Mateusz Waligóra » Archive » Canning Stock Route 2013) is in Polish, so I've been reading it using Google Chrome which seems to do a fair job of automatic translation.

    They've got a Facebook page to which they'll be posting regular text messages... (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Na-Kr...56249094420555)

    There'll also be another pair heading North to start in a few weeks time - more later on that one...

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    On the facebook page there's a video (also in Polish) of an early version of their bike set-up

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    Looks like they are set up well.

    It's a tough prospect though.

    Hopefully it is early enough in the year for not too much bulldust to have formed so that the cycling is easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Looks like they are set up well.

    It's a tough prospect though.

    Hopefully it is early enough in the year for not too much bulldust to have formed so that the cycling is easier.
    They're a bit worried about things being too wet - probably in relation to some of the salt lake sections.

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    Thats the gem with the ozzy outback.... you really dont know what you will get and with an extensive trip like they are doing its a weather lottery.

    Will be an awesome trip, good luck to them and all the rest of you attempting it. I intend to do it someday in the comfort of my 4WD
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    Interesting. One of their fellow Poles did this back in '05.

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    A friend of mine from Brisbane, Australia also completed the CSR as part of his 7500km 10 Deserts solo/unsupported ride in 2009. A truly epic journey.
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    Enjoy the sunburnt country on the CSR this year! I'm heading out for a ride in the Simpson in June/July 2015. I can't wait!

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    The Anne Beadall is some ride! 650kms between water - that's cutting it ultra fine. Brilliant that he made it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclenomad View Post
    They're a bit worried about things being too wet - probably in relation to some of the salt lake sections.
    It turns out that their worries were well founded - they got to well 46 and came to a grinding halt for a few days (stopped by un-pushable soggy salt-lake) and have just finished retracing their tracks. Think they've thrown in the towel.

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    A couple of pics of what they were up against




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    Safe riding,

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    Tom & Scott are at the start - you can follow along via SPOT at this link.
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    awesome stuff. I'd love to be out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    "Motorists are advised to obtain adequate supplies and spares before venturing on this road"

    Uhh ... ya think?

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    Jealous, would so rather be there than doing weekend chores...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Jealous, would so rather be there than doing weekend chores...
    It's pretty much the ultimate ride, but Australia is full of routes like that.

    What's more, folk were doing those sort of rides back in the 1890s and 1900s when there were no roads at all. Just ride by compass.




    (Eddie Reichenbach early 1900s, Adelaide to Darwin record)
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    Looks like the guys are about halfway done the CSR fat-xpedition and on schedule...

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    That's an achievement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    That's an achievement.
    +1 - what I really like is no big online build up about a trip that doesn't actually even start or a lame kickstarter asking for someone to pay for their gear. They came up with a plan, saved the $$, got the gear together and made it happen.

    Talk is cheap. The ride tells the real story...
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    It takes balls to even start that sort of ride.

    And it takes even bigger balls to call it off and turn back when necessary.

    I'm hoping they make it all the way.
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    Nice...
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    Scott and Tom are continuing to truck along the CSR.
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    Tom and Scott are nearly done the CSR...
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    They're done: Completed ? Canning Stock Route | bicyclenomad

    Wow, just wow!

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