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Well, i noticed only 1 from oh 11, so who's taking up the cause this year?

Thinkin about it myself, but my only real concern is crossing deserts!!

What are your thoughts?........


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Go for it.

Bit of a thread HERE about Scott Dyer doing it on his 'Strom last year.

If you kick-off from Woodenbong we'll come to cheer you on.

 

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Thanx Mate...

Was kinda hopin for some company.....

Wonderin about the soft stuff also!!!


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Did you read the comments in that thread about riding in sand? And there was only the one Strom rider in the APC last year but heaps of other threads about Stroms in sand.

Sounds like best mod is to add a steering damper.

Lower tire pressure eg 10 - 18psi in the front (tubeless - you won't break the bead, even at 3-4 psi. This is for sand. In gravel, rocks, I don't go below 20psi, to protect the rim).

Try dropping the forks through.

Hit the nearest sand and practice.

So, no other Stroms leaving from around here? Have you checked the main APC thread on that some other site somewhere? (PM me if you don't know what I mean).

All the best for your planning and prep. Keep us posted.

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Have to agree with the damper if you expect to hit sand.

Changes it from creeping though at 20kph to just riding through at 90kph. (That was with 90/10 tyres on as well)

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The Trip

I was reading about the APC Rally some other site, and one of the punters was wondering if he should trailer his bike to the start point, or ride. John (the organiser) replied, "Mate, go to the pub the night before, and I reckon you should ride there." He then added a paragraph, "It's a bloody special feeling ..." and I instantly recognised the poetry and have split it up into poem lines. Reminds me of The Man From Snowy River

"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away
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Here it is, The Trip, by John 'Homer' Hudson

It is a bloody special feeling riding from home or work
when you are heading out for a big trip.
You will get home from the ride and probably
go straight to the camping store and buy another batch of gear.

You then pack it carefully in your panniers
and just sit in the garage
and have a beer
and think, "What next?"

The Garage or shed needs to be
where it starts and finishes
so you can sit by your bike
have a beer and remember the day
you rode out.

This mental condition is known as
Desert Head and for 5 weeks after you get home
all you will be thinking about is the trip and usually
very little work gets done.

Photo is from last years APC Rally

 

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yeah a steering damper is a must also full knobbies ...my ride up the dog fence on my way to birdsville was a cracker ....do the boy scout thing and be prepaired for some tough going......practice,practice,practice.....you will use xtra fuel in the sand....
 

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Just take a look at that pic, a great outback Aussie scene. Great lighting around that fire and look at that endless sky with the trees in silhouette. The night scene is there for everyone to enjoy, every night of the year..... aaarh, it's soul food. Can't get enough of it! :thumbup:
Wish I could go. For those who can....GO!! Life is too short for regrets.
 
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