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Re: heading off
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013, 09:54:24 AM »
Wishing those Mokes "God Speed"! 
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Re: heading off
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2013, 07:04:45 AM »
May the wind be at your back, the sun a guiding beacon and Biggles off your tailgate....

Have fun all.
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Re: heading off
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2013, 09:38:40 AM »
the sun a guiding beacon


Just to be clear though, drive away from the sun in the morning and towards it in the afternoon. If you follow it all the time, it's going to be a long trip  :)

Safe travels and have a great time all.


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Re: heading off
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2013, 07:57:53 PM »
Hi all,
The 'SSM' convoy are enjoying our first night under the stars.
Shorty, Mazy and myself had an early start and made it through to Balranald.
About 9hrs in the saddle and 850kms covered today.

We have currently made camp and the other two are finishing up dinner. (I scoffed mine)

We hope to be on the road by 0800 and have the final approximated 720kms covered in time to enjoy a feed with those already in Port Augusta.

No major issues with the cars- couple of small things but quickly rectified.

The cars haven't missed a beat.

See the rest of you tomorrow!
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Re: heading off
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2013, 08:12:19 PM »
Good stuff Samm,
A cracking pace on the first day :)
Hope the adrenaline lets you all get a good sleep.
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2013, 08:21:06 PM »
Good stuff Samm,
A cracking pace on the first day :)
Hope the adrenaline lets you all get a good sleep.
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What adrenaline?! It's all gone. I'm functioning off 3hrs sleep. Hoping for a good comfy sleep in the moke!

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Re: heading off
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2013, 09:00:35 PM »
Yes just finished dinner washed up all good. The moke had battery isu small short and one of the leed poped of after going country to get photo op, all fixed. Great days drive even if it did rain in the begining. The water just gets in the smallest places.  :)
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Re: heading off
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2013, 10:19:22 PM »
Great days drive even if it did rain in the beginning.

If you see any more of that throw a rope around it and drag it over to Maddog's. A sure way to get the beer fridge open at the Kennel  :D

Really good to hear everything's going so well for everyone so far


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Re: heading off
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2013, 01:25:02 AM »
To everyone travelling west..... have great, safe and happy mokreing to the far side, have plenty of fun I only wish I could be there for the 'nibblies' in the arvo!  :'( Hope the head winds treat you fairly and the mokes stay in forward motion. A tip for coming home, the winds will be at your back.... make a mast and hoist the roof up put the mokes in 'wobbly cog' and let the wind drive you home!........ Have fun everyone. I will be following your journey with interest. Cheers.
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Re: heading off
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2013, 08:56:14 AM »
Hoping for a good comfy sleep in the moke!

Nice to hear someone else is sleeping in their moke. I look forward to seeing your setup and hearing how comfy it is
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Re: heading off
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2013, 11:14:31 AM »
Nice to hear someone else is sleeping in their moke. I look forward to seeing your setup and hearing how comfy it is

Tells you what! Comfier than expected. Probably coupled with the exhaustion of the big day but smashed out a solid 5hours before a bit of a broken 3hours.

We are in Mildura currently. Few niggly issues this morning- Shorty is having a bit of an issue with his moke breaking down under load at times. He's off to find a new coil suspecting that. So a quick Maccas lunch and off we go.

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Re: heading off
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2013, 03:22:03 PM »
Hi Samm
Are you filming progress with your gopro?
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Re: heading off
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2013, 08:48:30 AM »
Wet day in Sth Aust today guys stay dry. Oh and my friends at Wurilla are currently in Adelaide but you can still drop in to the roadhouse and get a photo of the Mokes out the front for me, and they do the best hotdogs..
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Re: heading off
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2013, 09:37:13 AM »
Hi Samm
Are you filming progress with your gopro?

There hasn't been a whole lot to film!

I will try and get a few clips here and there from now on.

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Re: heading off
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
There hasn't been a whole lot to film!


Nope the Hay Plains wouldn't make for very exciting footage  :). If you're waiting for scenic mountain roads, you may have a bit of a wait  ;)


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