I've put together a spreadsheet to give me an idea of supplies and highlights along. Adelaide to Uluru spreadsheet. I've also been looking and getting a lot of info from the following websites and blogs;
Red Centre Expedition
I do have a couple of questions which you maybe able to help with;
- Currently have two plans, Plan A and a Plan B. Plan A is to pick up the Mawson Trail at Laura. Currently I'm planning on riding there from Adelaide. Was wondering(hoping) if there was a bus service which could take me to Laura. The only one I've found seems to be leaving Adelaide in the evening. If this was not possible I do have a Plan B. Which is to take the lunchtime bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta and then ride to Quorn the following day. Thinking plan B maybe better, as will give me more time to explore the trail without going through areas I have already toured last year.
Thinking of getting an extrawheel for this tour. But not 100% sure yet. Pros would be I could carry more stuff (which would be useful on the more remote areas of this trip), not having as much weight on the bike, ease of use. The negatives I've thought about are the extra cost of buying it, another thing to maintain if something breaks, will it be okay on the trails(?). I've noticed a couple of you have used the extrawheel, was wondering what your thoughts of it is now you have done a few ams?
Looking at maybe mailing parcels on to key points along the way (e.g. Oodnadatta road house) Any issues with this that people have come across? Things I am thinking of including in the parcel are additional food, couple of things for the bike.
Finally I have a water filter. Of course I understand there isn't much water out there, but have noticed a few waterholes along the way where I think it'd be needed(?). So wondering if it is worth taking on this trip?
Any other useful tips or advice would of course be welcome. Thanks