CHF10

So I'm reading about a lady doing a lap of the map on her Scout (camping), starting in Perth and going anti-clockwise, including Tassie. Now in Broom so nearly finished. And it got me thinking... Who would want to embark on such an expedition? How long do you think would be needed? Where would you want to go and what would you want to see?

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BigTone
I'm getting too old for that camping business.. I don't think I could do it on a Scout either. Might need to carry extra fuel in places on the Scout.
Hats off to her though. I reckon you would need 2-3 months at least to do it.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10

You're never too old to camp! 🙂 But fair enough if you don't enjoy it I suppose.

Yup - every pic has a fuel container on the bike.

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V-Twin
I wish I knew about her adventure earlier.  We could have welcomed her through Victoria.  What an amazing effort.

As for your question about 'how long' CHF... I guess that depends on what the rider wish to achieve.  If they want to average 800kms every day, it probably wouldn't take too long.  But if they want to experience many of the small towns, attractions, etc., and take their time... it could be stretched out to several months.  I would think one month would be rushing and moving everyday.  Two to three months might be more comfortable.

Unfortunately, I am with Bigtone... passed camping stage.  
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Dr.Shifty
Stephen Dearnley, the founder of the Ulysses Club rode around Australia on a Honda Silverwing scooter when he reached whatever age it is that you have to be medically approved for your license. He stayed with members all around the tour and it was over fairly quickly as I recall.

I knew a nurse who did the full trip on a BMW R60 as a fund raiser and awareness campaign for research into the fatal childhood disease, Battens Disease. That also did not take very long. She wrote about it in a book called The Perils of Motorcycling, which covers her moto life from leaner to the Aussie trip.

And the woman I sold my Scout to late last year had also once ridden around Aus on a bike.

I suspect there are more than we know of. Most people do it within a month or so.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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rusty
Is the red container fuel . Guessing perhaps water ?

Russell
No one makes it out alive .
Brisbane Qld
Red Bobber only two in Brisbane hope it stays that way .ha

 

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crash
rusty wrote:
Is the red container fuel . Guessing perhaps water ?


Looks more like a jerry can designed for petrol to me.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
Looks more like a jerry can designed for petrol to me.
I suspect it is fuel also... considering the range of Scout.

Wouldn’t it be funny to see one day... riding electric bikes and carrying a portable solar panel (if they become powerful enough) with us?  
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Dr.Shifty
rusty wrote:
Is the red container fuel . Guessing perhaps water ?


That's a Rotopax fuel container. They make different colours for different stuff. Water is white, orange for tool storage, green for first aid kit, etc.

Of course you can use them for anything. 😁

 
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Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Jollster
Great photos and storey CHF, thanks for sharing. I hadnt heard of this trip. I might dig a bit further and get some more info. That would be a big tick off my bucket list.
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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stevenlb21
Myself and the missus will be doing the big lap in the next couple of years, but we'll be doing it with a camper trailer and a Nissan Patrol, minimum time away will be no shorter than twelve months but certainly longer, it is quite an expensive venture to take and well worth it.
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Nudge
Awesome good on her, being a scout owner i don't think i could do it, hats off to her.
Cheers 👍
Leo
Sunbury, Victoria
IMRG: AU101514
2017 Indian Scout.

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rusty
stevenlb21 wrote:
Myself and the missus will be doing the big lap in the next couple of years, but we'll be doing it with a camper trailer and a Nissan Patrol, minimum time away will be no shorter than twelve months but certainly longer, it is quite an expensive venture to take and well worth it.


Plans too be grey nomad myself in four years time .
Options 1/ Trusty Toyota 4 runner with camper trailer .
            2/Indian Scout Bobber withcamper trailer .

Have been browsing Motorcycle campers of late . Even get small fridges Solar power back up battery options . When I'm ready imagine even more inative stuff coming up .

If a have another mid life crisis . Evil twin might twist my arm for ftr1200 option too . 😈😈🙂

Russell
No one makes it out alive .
Brisbane Qld
Red Bobber only two in Brisbane hope it stays that way .ha

 

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twodogs
I have a friend, Jax Kennedy, also known as Scooter Gal. She travels all over this country of ours on a Honda CT110. If you look up postienotes.com.au you can read about her journeys. 
2015 Roadmaster (blood & custard) 
IMRG member #AU100257
Galston, NSW Oz
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V-Twin
Hey TwoDogs, is the web address right?
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Melbourne, Victoria
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rusty
    Here V-Twin .     http://www.postienotes.com.au/

Russell
No one makes it out alive .
Brisbane Qld
Red Bobber only two in Brisbane hope it stays that way .ha

 

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V-Twin
rusty wrote:
    Here V-Twin .     http://www.postienotes.com.au/
Nice one Rusty!!  What a great effort.  I met a young man riding up Mt Kosciuszko on his fully loaded postie bike doing about 50kph some years ago.  He went to more places than I have... it’s not what we ride is it?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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kimosabe
I used to ride with Jax down to the Snowy ride in Thredbo, us on our MC's and Jax on her postie Mo.
She has been around Oz on Mo.
Chief Classic 2017
Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black

Sydney

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1854cc
This one is on the bucket list as i suspect it is on many other riders list too.
I had a few years ago the chance to do the big loop as part of the Black Dog Ride.  It was all organised, with support vehicle and a day off every week or so.  They took 37 days ( I think ) which included a few rest days.  It would have been the ideal time to do it since it was fairly cheap and with backup vehicle reasonably save.  Anyway found out too late about it and couldn't go.
I am still thinking about doing it, one day, preferably with a small group, but realize that this would be next to impossible to achieve.  The list of things that we all would have to agree on is enormous and unlikely even for just 2 riders let alone a group.   So will probably end up doing it one day myself.
In regards to what would I like to see and how long:  Well I like to do it at 300km per day average and also have 1-2 rest days a week, so the math says that I'll be looking at 3 month minimum.   I like to see everything and would like to go to the 4 corners (most easterly, most southerly etc) of Australia in the process.   This may not be possible in all 4 corners as there may be no road and I am on a Roadmaster and not a GS.
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V-Twin
1854cc wrote:
I am still thinking about doing it, one day, preferably with a small group, but realize that this would be next to impossible to achieve.  The list of things that we all would have to agree on is enormous and unlikely even for just 2 riders let alone a group.   So will probably end up doing it one day myself.
I wouldn’t say that it is next to impossible.  The organiser could come up with a proposed schedule and see if that suits other members.  If enough people are going, you might even be able to subsidise a support vehicle to come along.

We are still hoping to do the red centre next year so... see how that goes?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Croc
I've travelled a lot of OZ over the years, but usually to a time scale.  Done over 1700km days & mostly on my own or with my lady.  Later on, when I was based in the Alice, I travelled shorter & stayed at places I had always ridden through.
If you have the time/money/interest, it is way better to go shorter distances & give every place a go (if only for a night's stay) if you like the look of it.  Australia has SO much to offer & most places are over the anti-biker attituide.
I was lucky enough to be posted in all states for periods of years (except Tassie) when I was military, so I got to
travel on days off/holidays etc.
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Boots
Wow! That is great. I like that better than touring the U.S. Wish I could join her.
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