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    ADV the Woodlines in the Goldfields - Rain, Hail and Heat

    This ride had everything, Extreme heat, especially geared up, hail, rain and flood. Part 2 out soon. Part one below.
    Its a great region (woodlines south of Coolgardie) of the state to ride around and explore. Hope it showcases the area and inspires someone to take a look.

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    Absolutely awesome dude, we did a psb trip to Holland track, Burra rock and Cave Hill a few years ago, the Woodlines track wasn't as well marked and we shot straight past it initially, having to turn around after a few km to find it again. Fantastic area and good onya for sharing it with us.
    look forward to more of these from ya, the precedence is set

    On a side note, I recon you would enjoy the Gunbarrel/Gary junction/Gary Hwy, awesome scenery and can cover ground much quicker on a bike than can do with the car. Great Central on bike is on the bucket list too....

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    Hmm, must have missed that one "In the Loop".
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    Part 2

    Here is Part 2 of my ADV ride in the area south of Coolgardie called the woodlines. This ride starts out with the day at 42 degrees C at 10am and end the day fighting floodwaters and electrical storms back to camp.


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    Done the Great Central, its not hard, its just a far way to ride.

    I was looking at the Gun-barrel to Carnegie station as I know the daughter of the owners. But its all about getting the time at the right time to do it. And its would take a bit of prep for that one.

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    Hmm, must have missed that one "In the Loop".
    Dont tend to put unassisted/solo rides in the Loop. People turn up and spoil it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.J View Post
    Dont tend to put unassisted/solo rides in the Loop. People turn up and spoil it.
    I hear ya.

    I have a few riding buddies that I like to ride with. The get up eat, ride all day, eat, sleep, repeat types.
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    Watched part one and a great movie. Part two tomorrow. We went with Short Steve and then Easter 2016 spent four days out in the Woodlands in the Patrol with my wife and some ADV riders all in four wheel drives. A very special place and one that we are so fortunate to see.

    Wel done on the ride and video.
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    The Caves Hill reservoir vision was excellent.

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    Finished them both today, well worth watching and you have captured some spectacular vision of the countryside out there. The colours of the bush and sky at caves hill reservoir were amazing.
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    Watched 'em both twice... great stuff.. i really like the added panorama from the drone..your laconic narrative and give it a go attitude.

    You just have to find a bigger audience...maybe some shares/likes/fwds from the peeps on here...?

    The transitional weatherscape presented in dynamic contrast to the climate in the area...

    The historical pov adds to the content.
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    Just watched the seconded video and was on the edge of my seat knowing how slippery that gets on four wheels and how deep the holes can be. You did well to keep it up right and put up with the heat and thunder storms. It would be interesting to see how you packed the bike and what you took.

    Really enjoyed these videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    Watched 'em both twice... great stuff.. i really like the added panorama from the drone..your laconic narrative and give it a go attitude.

    You just have to find a bigger audience...maybe some shares/likes/fwds from the peeps on here...?

    The transitional weatherscape presented in dynamic contrast to the climate in the area...

    The historical pov adds to the content.
    Glad you like it. Makes the filming worthwhile.

    I havent really been worried about getting the biggest audience, I have always documented everything I have done. I still have the notebooks from my first job ever, and every note book since. Photo and video is just part of the documentation. Although lately I have been thinking about it, just as a challenge. It was just a place to post them to share them around to the few forums and groups, but maybe I should try and see how to grow it. One trouble is that its not a narrow field channel. You can lose people who might come along for the Prado videos, but get sick of waiting for the next trip as I do the next few on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graelin View Post
    Just watched the seconded video and was on the edge of my seat knowing how slippery that gets on four wheels and how deep the holes can be. You did well to keep it up right and put up with the heat and thunder storms. It would be interesting to see how you packed the bike and what you took.

    Really enjoyed these videos.
    I did go bush a few times. I didn't get any good ones on video as the battery was running low and water was getting into the connectors and making everything go haywire. There was zero control and you just tried to stay upright to the end. But I didn't drop it the while ride, which surprised me. Just luck I think. The clay was that sticky it kept jamming up the rear tyre. I had to stop a few times and chip it out. But it was a fun weekend once it finished.

    Worse part was I had a damaged foot (gear changer), it was very painful, and was the reason I didnt walk to the reservoirs on the second day. I could hardly fit the boot on, it took a while slow squeeze it in. Its still not quite 100%, but after a few needles to extract fluid and a regime of drugs its nearly better. Good enough to do it all again.
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