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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by stu on 05 July, 2019, 07:40:31 AM »
no worries mick,what time are you coming through.i can send via email if thats a option too.
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by Dutchy on 04 July, 2019, 10:18:52 PM »
In my experience, no particular days of the week are better or worse than others, except for school hols when motel accommodation can be in short supply unless you book ahead.  The traffic is light so there's no trouble passing the many trucks encountered unless you're towing a trailer - just be prepared for the big blast of wind, depending on the direction of the prevailing wind.  The WA police at Eucla patrol the h/way and stop vehicles for breath & licence checks - they hafta get the numbers somehow.
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by MickQ on 04 July, 2019, 10:01:06 PM »
Dutchy.  Thanks for the info.  Very handy.

Are any particular days better or worse than others to travel for any reason ?  Traffic or roadworks etc.

Stu.  I don't get photo's on my phone so I'll catch up with u in Adelaide on the way over, if you still have the trailer..

Mick.
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by MickQ on 04 July, 2019, 09:33:09 PM »

......
Anyone else got anything planned yet ?

Mick.

Yup! The Missus & I are 'planning' on going.  :ok: 

My last motorcycle crossing the Nullarbor crossing was a few years back now, but back before the bitumen went in all the way across, I did quite a few 2 wheel crossings, and I've done a bunch of '4 or more wheels' crossings since the whole lot was sealed, so a Spyder Crossing should be fun.... might hafta find a little trailer tho, we seem to need to carry more gear with every year that passes! :boo:


Anyhooo, I'm slowwwly chasing up some freight options (rail or road transport back-loads) most likely for the trip back (coming East can be a little cheaper, especially IF you can find someone with a light load who just wants to cover their costs to get their rig back East   :cool: ).... and we've told our WA rellies to expect us, maybe a  couple of weeks early so we can poke around the place for a bit beforehand. :ohyea:

A convoy of Spyders travelling across could be a fantastic sight - anyone interested?! :great:

Yep !

Should be some great photo ops on the way.  Any idea on how many are planning to go over ?
30, 40 or more would be great with a drone flying overhead.  Where would be a good place for us all to meet up ?
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by Dutchy on 04 July, 2019, 09:10:57 PM »
One other thing to be aware of is the odd time zones along the highway between Ceduna & Norseman - 45 min or 105min variations depending on daylight saving months, which side of the border you are and exactly where you happen to be or plan to be.  It's all quite simple really - if you're a local.  One or 2 places say they open at 6am and close at 10pm - their time, so beware.   :1eye:
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by stu on 04 July, 2019, 04:24:41 PM »
ooor buy my trailer peter and put two spyders on it,share the purchase price and costs then sell it when you get back to mick for his trips.problem solved easy. :ok:
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by Peter Aawen on 04 July, 2019, 01:40:06 PM »

......
Anyone else got anything planned yet ?

Mick.

Yup! The Missus & I are 'planning' on going.  :ok: 

My last motorcycle crossing the Nullarbor crossing was a few years back now, but back before the bitumen went in all the way across, I did quite a few 2 wheel crossings, and I've done a bunch of '4 or more wheels' crossings since the whole lot was sealed, so a Spyder Crossing should be fun.... might hafta find a little trailer tho, we seem to need to carry more gear with every year that passes! :boo:


Anyhooo, I'm slowwwly chasing up some freight options (rail or road transport back-loads) most likely for the trip back (coming East can be a little cheaper, especially IF you can find someone with a light load who just wants to cover their costs to get their rig back East   :cool: ).... and we've told our WA rellies to expect us, maybe a  couple of weeks early so we can poke around the place for a bit beforehand. :ohyea:

A convoy of Spyders travelling across could be a fantastic sight - anyone interested?! :great:

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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by Dutchy on 04 July, 2019, 10:24:53 AM »
Good right-up Pogo.

Regarding fuel availability, I've never needed to carry extra fuel between Norseman & Ceduna in the dozen or so runs I have done on bikes & trike.  Nor have I ever heard of fuel being in short supply along the route as it's the main supply route into WA.

The h/way traverses the actual Nullarbor Plain for only about 20km, with Nullarbor roadhouse situated within the boundaries.  There are signs marking the east & west boundaries.

The little windmill town of Penong, 70km west of Ceduna, has a real nice caravan park with a small number of real nice cabins and quite economical.  Further west on Nundroo in the disused roadhouse of Yalata.  It may be shown on older maps but closed about 12-15 years ago.

About 30km east of Nullarbor RH is the road to the Head of the Bight whale watching base, about 10km down the bitumen road.  It's worth a look tho there is an entry fee, which isn't much for seniors as I recall.  Plus you can get a coffee&cake or a book on the history of the area.

Roughly half way between Nullarbor RH and the WA border there is an RFDS landing strip on the road, where it's been widened and marked for light aircraft and parking area for same.  A short distance west of there, just a coupla km at most, is the best viewing spot of the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean, with a short gravel road leading to it.  Be sure not to miss it.  There are others closer to WA but this one is the most spectacular.

Eucla, just west of Border Village, has cheaper fuel as a rule than that at the border.  Plus it's an actual town, with police station, courthouse and housing for staff at the quarantine station on the border.  There is a rather small museum at the r/house which is worth a look - it won't take long.
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by askitee on 03 July, 2019, 08:22:48 AM »
Green with envy!!!!

Its on my bucket list once I no longer work for myself.
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SPYDER MUSTER 2020 / Re: Planning the Nullarbor crossing
« Last post by MickQ on 02 July, 2019, 08:35:57 PM »
Absolutely what Stu said !  Great rundown Pogo.

I'm thinking probably 12 days each way from here.  We will be spending a day, at least, in Swan Hill going one way or the other.  Don't know which yet.  I think we'll do the southern loop into the Margaret River area on the way over and see what and who happens on the way back.

Anyone else got anything planned yet ?

Mick.





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