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Not me and i don't know this guy at all but enjoyed this oldish vid so much - very funny - that i just needed to share it  :3some:

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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 09:51:32 am »
Jissie maar daar is baie bome in daai geweste!! :eek7:
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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 10:36:47 am »
That looks like a phenomenal ride. What's the closest we have to this in SA? 
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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 01:53:30 pm »
Wish we had something like that here, but maybe in Zululand somewhere one might find water crossings and sandy roads. But it sounds as though one would need an armed escourt to keep the thugs away
 

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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 06:33:01 pm »
nice one Schalk love the water crossings :thumleft:
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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 06:46:56 pm »
That looks like a phenomenal ride. What's the closest we have to this in SA?

Not the same - very few river crossings, but in terms of vegetation (bush/forrest riding) either Botswana or east coast - i.e. KZN, Mozambique. Here are two videos from coastal track in Moz up to Vilancullos:





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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 06:48:06 pm »
Wish we had something like that here, but maybe in Zululand somewhere one might find water crossings and sandy roads. But it sounds as though one would need an armed escourt to keep the thugs away

Why would you need armed escort??? Get out of your gated community and village and you will be fine.

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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 08:39:16 pm »
We did the old telegraph track to Cape York in 2006. This was in a 4x4 though. Some nice challenging but, v rigidly when it is wet. There is one particular section called gunshot creek. Many people get stuck there. Luckily it wasn't too wet when we were there, so made it through.

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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 09:03:24 pm »
Xpat,
You handle the sand very well.
Would a steering damper help me to ride thick sand better?
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 09:08:50 pm »
Xpat,
You handle the sand very well.
Would a steering damper help me to ride thick sand better?

Somewhat, but if you cannot handle sand at all, it will not make a difference. IMO what would make bigger difference is Tubeliss, because you can ride it at ridiculously low pressures, which really helps in sand. What would help equally is lighter bike at least to learn (I would have been much faster and much more comfortable on that track on KTM 500 than on that 690 with rally kit) - but that may be bridge too far in terms of money spent.

At the end of the day, the only thing that will teach you ride sand comfortably is TITS - time in the saddle - on the sand of course. Those other things matter, but on their own will not make you comfortable in sand, unless you are already there and just want to make it a bit easier.

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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2018, 07:31:48 pm »
Seeing these vids of yours again, Xpat, reminds me of , among all your other masteries, you have a fine ear for a good soundtrack!

Schalk , thanks for sharing that old Telegraph road vid. Love the sense of his own internal dialogue, and how the near absence of any major vloekery masks the anxiety that he feels...
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 01:49:52 am »
Not me and i don't know this guy at all but enjoyed this oldish vid so much - very funny - that i just needed to share it  :3some:



If you enjoyed this watch Riding with Tom - Jungle Adventure. They were on the trip together and Tom did a whole series inclusive of an epic crash and helicopter rescue.  :thumleft:

I recently moved to Aus and these guys have got some great riding, but everything is FAR and a long drive.
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Re: Old telegraph track to Cape York, Queensland, Australia - VIDEO
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2018, 06:55:17 am »
Not me and i don't know this guy at all but enjoyed this oldish vid so much - very funny - that i just needed to share it  :3some:



If you enjoyed this watch Riding with Tom - Jungle Adventure. They were on the trip together and Tom did a whole series inclusive of an epic crash and helicopter rescue.  :thumleft:

I recently moved to Aus and these guys have got some great riding, but everything is FAR and a long drive.
Tx found it - Will do  :thumleft:
Sometimes you don't need a plan, just balls :)
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