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Old 05-23-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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About 2 years ago I proposed a gathering of 4x4 sprinters at the sculpture park on the oodnadatta track, then after the burning man show on July 4th we could drive across the simpson desert. There was some interest but not enough starters. Perhaps we have more starters now so could try again in 2020. For practical reasons we would have to limit entries to vehicles below or at gvm as getting bogged in the sand is more likely with an overweight van. Eric.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:44 PM   #2
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About 2 years ago I proposed a gathering of 4x4 sprinters at the sculpture park on the oodnadatta track, then after the burning man show on July 4th we could drive across the simpson desert. There was some interest but not enough starters. Perhaps we have more starters now so could try again in 2020. For practical reasons we would have to limit entries to vehicles below or at gvm as getting bogged in the sand is more likely with an overweight van. Eric.
We would be interested Eric.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:46 PM   #3
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I could be interested ion this. Would depend on timing.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:34 AM   #4
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That would be an epic trip!
I'm only 2WD, counts me out.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:05 AM   #5
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Eric, sounds interesting and if timing was right I'm interested. Try out the sister ambo to yours. Chris
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:42 AM   #6
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Thanks Eric,
I'd be remotely interested, also in even doing part of the trip whether it be to Birdsville or Mt. Dare.
Everyone I know that has done the Simpson says it is fantastic.
My last weigh was 3400kg so you'd may as well say almost full GVM.
Am I right in thinking that 235/85/16's would be ideal, upspec it from the original roadies on the van now? Most likely BFG AT KO2's.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:48 PM   #7
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We would be up for that.
Love to join the convoy.
July is looking good from here.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:09 PM   #8
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Hi Eric
We would be more than happy to attend!!!
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:39 PM   #9
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Good,4or5 vehicles, should be good,
The owner of the sculpture park is having a bit of trouble with insurance, So we can not expect to see a burn out as he calls it. That means it is up to us to organise some thing ourselves. Could be just a large campfire, it does get cold at night out there. Any suggestions of alternative form of a focus point or bonding event would be welcome. That also frees up the date to meet there. Please let us have your ideas. Eric.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:59 AM   #10
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This post has had no input for 4 months. I am wondering if it is still a good idea. Would someone else like to propose an alternative, perhaps less challenging for those that are a bit unsure? There is a new road just opened called the Balgo tourist road, starts north of Alice, it has sand but not steep dunes, may be better for those a little over weight. Eric.
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