Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

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Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Buckman » September 24th, 2012, 4:51 pm

Our "Farewell the Crows Tour" almost didn't go to plan, luckily a Buddy inspired Hawks held on.

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Our staging point was Scorpion Springs and we met with the entire crew which included a couple of 'Chook Chasers' and a Prado with a very impressive trailer. Once we were aired down it was time to hit the road. The sand is still quite compacted and the one way section was easy. Our camp was set up at Red Bluff and was made all the better for the company (for most of us it was a first time meet and greet)

There was a little dissapointment on day 2 at the lack of water in the holes however we did manage to find a splash!

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The fun was just about to begin!

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A late decision to dip a toe in a puddle proved to be the only undoing of the 80!

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It gave a 'Newbie' a chance to complete his first recovery in his 100 Series.

The holes on the Pine Hill road are not for the feint hearted or vehicles with no less than 33's.

A great time was had by all, especially my son and his two mates from school who had very limited 4wd experiences. We had a bit of a rush to get to camp and set up before poor light and this approaching front made things difficult.

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Only 2 vehicles were damaged during the making of this post, the little red Pajero that could had a gear box malfunction that locked it in low range 4 (very slow trip home) up till then it tackled everything the bigger trucks were doing. The 35's on the Patrol ate the inner guard during a flex and one of the bike riders copped a bee in the face and had to ride with only vision from one eye!

Cheers,

Buckman.

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Clint N » October 2nd, 2012, 3:30 pm

good post bucky, last trip we did it was almost bone dry, at least u got some MUD

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Olly80 » October 2nd, 2012, 8:03 pm

a group of us just did the border track. are these the holes you're referring to?
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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by sa_on_patrol » October 17th, 2012, 9:17 pm

Looks like you had a great time, nice pics as well
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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by smokescreen » October 17th, 2012, 9:23 pm

Great write up looks like a nice muddy trip.
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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by blackharley » January 13th, 2013, 7:23 pm

Thanks for the trip report and piccies . :D

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by ROONS » January 25th, 2013, 8:02 pm

Here are a few more picks we took on the way, thought you might like.
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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Peter Aawen » January 25th, 2013, 9:53 pm

What'd the Hobbit say?? "The track goes ever on and on....." and all of it sandy with lotsa dunes :D
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Unread post by Little truck » June 17th, 2013, 11:29 pm

couple pics from the trip

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was a great weekend

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by 80Butts » June 18th, 2013, 7:53 am

Nice pics. Looks like a good time was had. Be there myself in a few days. Can't wait

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Sparkys » June 23rd, 2013, 6:15 pm

When you going Butts?

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by 80Butts » June 25th, 2013, 3:33 pm

Just got back sparkys. Went up Friday evening came back Sunday 23rd.
Got cut short a bit. My mates wife was having a drive and put his 20k old triton in a puddle and filled the left hand side of it up with water. Enough to wet the ecu in the left kick panel. We were just short of red bluff when it happened. We got them out all right and got it running straight away, but it got a bit sick on Sunday on the way out so we doubled back to the mt shaugh track and went out to the highway. It kinda made the trip a bit more exciting with a bit other added drama. The old 80 got to have a bit of a piggy in the door deep watery slop too.
There had been a lot of rain too but we were pretty lucky to stay reasonably dry all weekend as it turned out.

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Clint N » June 25th, 2013, 9:12 pm

^^ any pics :D

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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Aussie_Dan » June 27th, 2013, 1:04 am

Got to use my new winch for the first time :)
The pic is after he had already been pulled out a little bit. The whole L/H headlight had been underwater.....
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Re: Border Track SA-Vic Sept 2012

Unread post by Sparkys » June 30th, 2013, 11:00 pm

^^I did the track again over the last three days, but on my DR650 instead of my 4WD. Talk about arm pump, wrestling a 170kg bike over the dunes is hard work!

That photo of the Triton shows a puddle between Shaughs Track and Red Bluff Track and was responsible for mud being plastered all over me yesterday, it's a lot deeper than I've seen it before.

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