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Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:49 pm
by Dibbsy
I am considering running a MTB tour along the Oodnadatta track. The tour would be supported by 4wd . I am looking for up to 10 riders to join the beta trip next year
If anybody is interested in hearing more about this trip and maybe interested in the ride please join the topic
Dibbsy

Re: Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:00 pm
by Warin
Dibbsy wrote:The tour would be supported by 4wd .


Will the 4WD be carrying the riders luggage? If so there needs to be a ratio of riders per 4WD. 10 riders into 1 4WD won't go.

Re: Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:53 pm
by Recycler
Sounds good to me. :D :D Bob.

Re: Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 pm
by VeloGiro
Hi there - Reckon i would be interested in finding out some more about the ride...please keep me in the loop...

Cheers - Johnno

Re: Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:03 pm
by Pbully
Did this ride unsupported last April, be interested to hear what your plans are - would love to do this ride again. :D

PeterB

Re: Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:28 pm
by Dibbsy
Thanks for joining string / chat.
Basics this far
BYO bike. Possible collection Adelaide for fly ins. Start Clare Valley with riding some sections to Marree. Distance per day will be depending on track conditions but include stops at Coward Springs William Creek Side trip to the Peak then Algebuckina. There is also the option to tourRoxby Downs Olympic Dam as a side trip

Re: Oodnadatta Track tour 2018

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:09 pm
by Pbully
Hey Dibbsy,

sounds good so far, what sort of timeframe are you thinking of? from Clare to Marree is 500k so there's 4 - 5 days before you get to the Oodnadatta track.

My last trip with a friend started at Marree, through to Marla, back down through Coober Pedy and the Painted desert for a total of 1000k avg around 100k/day very doable. Flies were unbelievably thick :x - my butt was unbelievably sore and I had to stop short :oops: , there's no escape when you're out there but a support car would make a world of difference :)

Also keen to get an idea of what part of the year you're thinking of - i'm still working full time so forward planning is required so I can notify work and make arrangements, also have some other ideas for trips so working out how my leave can be best utilised because there's not enough of it to go around.

I'm in Adelaide - so keen to hear from anyone in the Adelaide/SA area interested in offroad bike pack tours.

Cheers