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  • TobyOne Posts: 47
    Sydney
    Stock Poster TobyOne
    05 Feb 2018 07:45 PM
    Thinking of taking myself and my Fat Bob from Sydney to Adelaide and back in the next week or so, but I don't have a lot of time.  Thinking of a longer way round to come back but as much as I would like to, I can't spend weeks out there soaking up the coast roads ...

    Has anyone else done the 1400kms in 2 days (through Hay) and survived, or does it really need another night?  

  • markwoumla Posts: 1496
    Performance Poster markwoumla
    05 Feb 2018 08:08 PM
    Toby Toby Toby ,,,,, If you are on a promise, and  have to get there that quick ,,, buy a cheap fucking air ticket and be done with it .....  When you get home, ride up and down the Hume for a couple of days ...
  • B0GN Posts: 344
    South Oz
    Stage 1 Poster B0GN
    05 Feb 2018 08:28 PM
    I do Adelaide - Goulburn - Adelaide 5 times a fortnight. It’s reasonably easy in a truck but I’m not sure I’d really dig it on a bike. But having said that, I have zero biking experience ;-)
  • chriso Posts: 2785
    south canberra
    Forum Legend chriso
    05 Feb 2018 09:20 PM
    2 days easy, if I was you I would aim for balrenald first night , make an easy day 2, good pub there also a good motel .bout 800 ks or so, if ya don’t get that far, pull up at hay, roughly half way and still easily make Adelaide 
  • fatbat Posts: 2890
    Forum Legend fatbat
    05 Feb 2018 09:20 PM
    The quickest way is a very boring way. Don't do it 
  • chriso Posts: 2785
    south canberra
    Forum Legend chriso
    05 Feb 2018 09:22 PM
    I enjoy that ride out on the open hay plains. But then again I enjoy riding anywhere lol
  • TobyOne Posts: 47
    Sydney
    Stock Poster TobyOne
    05 Feb 2018 09:29 PM
    Posted by markwoumla on 05 Feb 2018 08:08 PM
    Toby Toby Toby ,,,,, If you are on a promise, and  have to get there that quick ,,, buy a cheap fucking air ticket and be done with it .....  When you get home, ride up and down the Hume for a couple of days ...

     Thats my first thought but then again - I have done it in the car a couple of times and just want to do it on Bob, maybe just so I learn my lessons and never have to do it again!

  • TobyOne Posts: 47
    Sydney
    Stock Poster TobyOne
    05 Feb 2018 09:29 PM
    Posted by chriso on 05 Feb 2018 09:22 PM
    I enjoy that ride out on the open hay plains. But then again I enjoy riding anywhere lol

     I also enjoy the Hay Plain, so much open sky and space ... seems like one bike trip I just have to do now or always think about it ...

  • keith Posts: 1907
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    05 Feb 2018 11:19 PM
    Posted by TobyOne on 05 Feb 2018 06:29 PM
    Posted by chriso on 05 Feb 2018 09:22 PM
    I enjoy that ride out on the open hay plains. But then again I enjoy riding anywhere lol

     I also enjoy the Hay Plain, so much open sky and space ... seems like one bike trip I just have to do now or always think about it ...

     If you really want to be bored shitless try this one !

    HD Forums Australia - Nullarbor-Plain.jpg

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3455
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    06 Feb 2018 12:15 AM
    Hay has a cellar on the main road that has a pretty good port if you like that kind of drop

    I have done Adelaide - Sydney in the 2 days easy riding, cruising with the wife, she was on her tricycle towing a trailer
  • TobyOne Posts: 47
    Sydney
    Stock Poster TobyOne
    06 Feb 2018 06:29 AM
    Posted by keith on 05 Feb 2018 11:19 PM
    Posted by TobyOne on 05 Feb 2018 06:29 PM
    Posted by chriso on 05 Feb 2018 09:22 PM
    I enjoy that ride out on the open hay plains. But then again I enjoy riding anywhere lol

     I also enjoy the Hay Plain, so much open sky and space ... seems like one bike trip I just have to do now or always think about it ...

     If you really want to be bored shitless try this one !

    HD Forums Australia - Nullarbor-Plain.jpg

     Really hope to, one day when I have weeks to spare!

  • gidgi Posts: 865
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    06 Feb 2018 08:56 AM
    Posted by keith on 05 Feb 2018 11:19 PM
    Posted by TobyOne on 05 Feb 2018 06:29 PM
    Posted by chriso on 05 Feb 2018 09:22 PM
    I enjoy that ride out on the open hay plains. But then again I enjoy riding anywhere lol

     I also enjoy the Hay Plain, so much open sky and space ... seems like one bike trip I just have to do now or always think about it ...

     If you really want to be bored shitless try this one !

    HD Forums Australia - Nullarbor-Plain.jpg

     done this a couple times on bike & countless times in a van /car agreed Keith its ferkin boring but there`s just somethin bout that Isolation thats fascinating 

  • gidgi Posts: 865
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    06 Feb 2018 08:58 AM
    Toby if ya gota rush just don`t bother mate, Deadlines result in mistakes
  • Smokey61 Posts: 772
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    06 Feb 2018 10:40 AM
    1,400 kms is a one day ride.

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    06 Feb 2018 11:22 AM
    Posted by Smokey61 on 06 Feb 2018 10:40 AM
    1,400 kms is a one day ride.

     Agreed, I did it at Christmas.


    With daylight savings, and a 5 am start, you will be in Adelaide before dark.




  • chriso Posts: 2785
    south canberra
    Forum Legend chriso
    06 Feb 2018 12:06 PM
    Yeah done ayres rock ( yep that’s what I call it) to port Augusta end of last year, as stated need day light saving and an early start
  • TobyOne Posts: 47
    Sydney
    Stock Poster TobyOne
    07 Feb 2018 06:20 AM
    Thanks everyone, your input is appreciated - great community you have going here!

    To wrap it up, I have flights so won't be doing the long haul - this time.  Will make more time in the near future to do it properly and comfortably with lots of scenery and the fun roads :)
  • keith Posts: 1907
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    07 Feb 2018 07:51 AM
    Posted by TobyOne on 07 Feb 2018 03:20 AM
    Thanks everyone, your input is appreciated - great community you have going here!

    To wrap it up, I have flights so won't be doing the long haul - this time.  Will make more time in the near future to do it properly and comfortably with lots of scenery and the fun roads :)

     And here we all were waiting for the photos and ride report, book a window seat ! Enjoy your trip.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2822
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    07 Feb 2018 08:13 AM
    I was going to say, it's not that hard , I enjoyed riding via Dubbo Nyngan Cobar broken hill.
    or if leaving Wednesday put bike on the Indian pacific at Sydney central country trains get into the golden kangaroo class get off in adl.
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