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Re: StinkyPetes OZlap
« Reply #300 on: April 14, 2019, 10:04:54 PM »
31 days of trip completed. Another longish ride tomorrow, around 680km run to Katherine.
Daylight starts are great with the warm weather in the north.
Light enough to see to avoid wildlife.

Tonight Tennant Creek, currently 26 dropping to 21 overnight.

Larrimah Forecast (Daly Waters / Katherine area)
Tomorrow   35°C


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Re: StinkyPetes OZlap
« Reply #301 on: April 15, 2019, 09:38:20 AM »
Pete started on todays journey around 7.30am, and is making good progress.
Has ridden more than a third of the way to todays target of Katherine.



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« Reply #302 on: April 15, 2019, 09:53:52 AM »
Should reach Newcastle Waters rest area a little after 10am, and its a further 1 and a half hours to Daly Waters, plus rest breaks.
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« Reply #303 on: April 15, 2019, 11:22:00 AM »
My Daughter Shelly is in Katherine at the moment
She lives in Humpty Doo just south of Darwin
Her partner works on Coolibah station about 2hrs away from Katherine
They have just been for a weekend visit
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Re: StinkyPetes OZlap
« Reply #304 on: April 15, 2019, 11:27:44 AM »
11.25am location. Time out for some lunch.

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« Reply #305 on: April 15, 2019, 11:36:36 AM »
Pretty good run so far for today. Just over 400km completed.

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« Reply #306 on: April 15, 2019, 12:00:09 PM »
Midday update. Pete moving again, just leaving Daly Waters now.
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« Reply #307 on: April 15, 2019, 01:14:33 PM »
1.15pm update. Almost at Mataranka, only about an hour ride from there to Katherine
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« Reply #308 on: April 15, 2019, 02:29:48 PM »
Almost there!  Only 10 minutes or so from arrival at Katherine.

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« Reply #309 on: April 15, 2019, 02:57:16 PM »
A good days ride. Arrived a few minutes ago, and heading for the caravan park. Currently 33 degrees in Katherine.
Rest well, only a morning ride (well, with a diversion through Kakadu, which will multiply the hours and distance x 2 times) to reach Darwin tomorrow, and a couple of well earned rest days.

Pete has now covered around 10,000 km in the past month since leaving home.
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Re: StinkyPetes OZlap
« Reply #310 on: April 15, 2019, 06:14:04 PM »
Today's run was from Tennant Creek to Katherine.   I left at 7.00am on a beautiful cool morning,  with long shadows across the road, and the landscape illuminated in bright colours from the early morning sun.  My shadow beside me was my evocative and welcome companion again, and  see my Ride Report for last year's FarRide to Glendambo for my thoughts on Shadow Riders, because I can't work out how to do the URL cut and paste on this device.
It got hot quickly,  and was a somewhat uncomfortable ride.   I sat on 130 km/h but with no strong tail wind that has been my friend since Charters Towers,  fuel consumption took a hit,  and my range from full went from 550km to 400km  :well
At Katherine I had a long soak in the hot springs,  chatting with other travellers,  and that has restored my body and soul.
Tomorrow I head for Darwin via Kakadu,  and will be staying with my niece and her family for a couple of days.
I will also be catching up with Wendy with her new ST1300, and we are cooking up an Easter Ride.  :popcorn
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« Reply #311 on: April 15, 2019, 07:27:18 PM »
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« Reply #312 on: April 15, 2019, 09:04:11 PM »
Great report Pete.

Sounds like a rare NT RTE coming up with Wendy
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Re: StinkyPetes OZlap
« Reply #313 on: April 16, 2019, 05:15:24 AM »
NEXT 12 HOURS IN KATHERINE

6am
Mostly clear 21°C

9am
Mostly clear 27°C

12pm
Mostly clear 34°C

3pm
Mostly clear 36°C
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Re: StinkyPetes OZlap
« Reply #314 on: April 16, 2019, 10:05:54 AM »
Unlike Pete, I had the luxury of a sleep-in this morning. Its now just after 10am.
Looks as tho Pete started travelling after 7am local time, and is now well on the way towards Jabiru.

  
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« Reply #315 on: April 16, 2019, 10:55:08 AM »
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« Reply #316 on: April 16, 2019, 11:33:34 AM »
11.30 pm, just passing Jabiru and around 250km from Darwin (plus time out for rest stop/lunch)



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« Reply #317 on: April 16, 2019, 12:00:59 PM »
Midday update. Current local temp is around 33deg.
I hope Pete is carrying extra fuel, as its a bit sparse around this area.

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« Reply #318 on: April 16, 2019, 01:08:20 PM »
1pm location.

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« Reply #319 on: April 16, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
1.20pm report.

Currently at Wak Wak, about 1 hour ride (70km) from Darwin.

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« Reply #320 on: April 16, 2019, 02:20:37 PM »
2.05pm spot. Should be in the dooor by now.



Good run for today Pete, about 560km. Enjoy the couple of days Easter break with family and friends before the Hwy again beckons.





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« Reply #321 on: April 16, 2019, 10:37:05 PM »
I had an early start and an uneventful ride from Katherine to Darwin via Kakadu.   A brief stop at Pine Creek had me laughing at the NT News headline for today on the shop billboard.   "Dildo found on route to Fanny Bay"     The front page of the paper had a half page photo of the found item.   Fair Dinkum, they are different up here.  :rofl   While the range of the Bremer is impressive,  I did need to get fuel on the way.   Mary River Roadhouse pumps were out of action,  so I had a cup of tea instead.   I did get a tank full at Cooinda, which saw me and through to Darwin with loads to spare.
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« Reply #322 on: April 17, 2019, 06:09:50 AM »
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