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  • GeeBee Posts: 164
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    30 Apr 2017 01:11 PM
    Has anyone ridden the road into to 80 mile beach recently ? Planning a trip up that way July 17 , last time stayed at Pardoo Roadhouse . Not great . Is the road suitable for big tourer ?Experienced bitumen rider , not a huge experience on dirt roads. Ridden on gravel roads when needed 

    Any ideas or info appreciated
  • keith Posts: 1910
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    30 Apr 2017 07:43 PM
    You wont find much tar sealed at all up that way, are you going via the Anna Plains ? Dirt 4wd road.                   
  • GeeBee Posts: 164
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    30 Apr 2017 08:07 PM
    Doing the bitumen as close to the coast as possible . I rode up that way last year on a loop of Oz counter clockwise .All bitumen Roads .. Doing a smaller loop clockwise this time Vic/sa/wa/nt/sa / vic . I found the bitumen roads in the NorthWest Wa and the NT very good. It is the road from the Great Northen Highway to the Eighty Mile Beach CP that I am inquiring about . IT looks/reads as a gravel road but that could be nice graded gravel to one with heaps of ridges and gravel rises and pushes on the track . 
    Cheers 
  • keith Posts: 1910
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    30 Apr 2017 08:28 PM

    It would be dirt all the way to the CP/village, unsure of it condition but would not advise as road bike route. Good luck with your trip.




  • GeeBee Posts: 164
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    30 Apr 2017 08:37 PM
    Cheers . Might have to give it a miss and Stick to the bitumen . 
  • carbon fibre Posts: 414
    Stage 1 Poster carbon fibre
    01 May 2017 08:21 AM

    Do it mate, have a crack, report back.

    I know of 1 Harley that went across the Gun Barrel highway, Eighty mile beach will be a walk in the park compared.

  • GeeBee Posts: 164
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    01 May 2017 12:25 PM
    Not sure if I am that game ! 
  • keith Posts: 1910
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    01 May 2017 04:50 PM
    Posted by carbon fibre on 01 May 2017 06:21 AM

    Do it mate, have a crack, report back.

    I know of 1 Harley that went across the Gun Barrel highway, Eighty mile beach will be a walk in the park compared.

     These blokes are kept busy this time of the year, good for a lift if it turns to shit.

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