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Long Runs .. That Drag On & On & On .. & On & On ..
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MotoerHeads comment in the Bello thread got me think'n {'cause I still can't ride   } ..

I've done some travel'n on some long roads & roads that just don't seem to end ..

Broken Hill to Cobar .. not a fun trip mid summer .. {done TOO many times riding for me to count myself as sane}
Ceduna to Norseman .. is better when ya stop at different spots to view the Bight as you make ya way across the Nullabor .. {Driving, I had 3 days to be in Perth from Sydney on the trip over .. eastbound, I explored ..}
St. George up to Roma & on to Emerald after a couple hour break .. grateful for the second driver ..
Rockhampton to Townsville .. the company made it pass quicker than reality ..

So many more are just a blur of time & distance ..

BUT ..

The one stretch that [seems to me] drags on & on & on .. even time seems to slow ..
The Hume H'wy, Goulburn to Aulbry, more so from Gundagai to Aulbry .. that stretch has me buggered .. everytime ..


 




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I used to pull up at Goulburn for a coffee and walk around,same again at Gundagai....but I would then break Gundagai to Albury by stopping at Tarcutta...have something to eat and drink and fuel if I needed it... Tarcutta would break that section of road up,although it's only around 180k's from Gundagai to Albury and your right it's boring...
 




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Mmm. Well the long drives or rides dont really worry me.  Done plenty in the truck and on bike. The roads are alot better these days than what they used to be. But yes there are a lot that need more attention with up keep  &  up grades.  I quite enjoy night driving. My advice. Just drive / ride to your abilities and rest when needed.
 




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The only one that really sticks in my mind is Hay Plains..............rollin, rollin, rollin Hay Plains.
 



 
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3 days on the Newell hwy, wont do that again on a bike ... although there was a small hill at Coonabarabran (i think) .
 




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I think one of the boringest stretches of road would have to be Rockhampton to Sarina.....
Followed closely Hughenden to Charters Towers....
Then....Cloncurry to Alpha..,,,Nah...Ill put that Number1.
Gladstone to Rockhampton is just the Pigs arse for me...
Ive travelled that bastard that many times over the last 20 fricken years I got a nickname for every fucking pothole.
 




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My top 5 most boring Oz roads.

1. Winton to Cloncurry
2. Rockhampton to Sarina
3. Emerald to Charters Towers
4. Julia Creek to Burke & Wills Road House
5. Moura to Rolleston

In the USA going from Needles to Ludlow along old Route 66.
 




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My top 5 most boring Oz roads.

1. Winton to Cloncurry
2. Rockhampton to Sarina
3. Emerald to Charters Towers
4. Julia Creek to Burke & Wills Road House
5. Moura to Rolleston

In the USA going from Needles to Ludlow along old Route 66.



Oh that Emerald to Charters towers beef road....
Damn I have some bad memories of that...
Travelled through there when is was dirt back in 85...
Short cut getting home from Hughenden....       
 




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I used to run over to the west and yeh, Ceduna to Norseman is a crap run. I used to have a kip in the big parking area this side of Eucla and do the basin at night running flat as a shit carters hat, back in the day when we used to sit on 160kph providing the wind wasn't against you. When you'd pass one going the other way with the jumbo vans the suction used to pull you across the road. You just had to remember to slow down at Norseman hahaha I also hate running Brissie to the west, it never seems to end. Another one is up to the Olympic Dam in summer, the fucken heat burns you through the windscreen of the truck. You'd get to Pimba Roadhouse and that'd be it for the day, rent one of the filthy cockroach ridden airconditioned rooms, get on the grog, bet on how high the temperature would get and sleep it off in airconditioned comfort (sort of comfort hahaha). I sometimes miss those days, then I get in one of the bangers and think no, fuck I'm glad I don't do that shit anymore, too regulated.

In saying that though I don't mind our new Superliners with the MP10 600hp jiggers, a lot more comfortable than the shit heaps we used to drive like lunatics.

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My sons live in Sydney or Cairns so we do the drive quite often. I go to the Library and borrow 6 - 8 audio books for the return trip. A good audio book can make a dull trip interesting, even road works.
 



 
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My sons live in Sydney or Cairns so we do the drive quite often. I go to the Library and borrow 6 - 8 audio books for the return trip. A good audio book can make a dull trip interesting, even road works.
  Good Idea, never thought of that but then I would have to pay fine that I got 26 years ago....
 



 
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Feb the 14th..I leave on the break in run on the new CVO for 4 weeks, bound to be a few boring stretches in this....Sarina to Rockhampton...Banana...Taroom...
Miles...Goondiwindi...Moree..
Narrabri...Dubbo...West Wyalong...Mildura...Adelaide...
Victor Harbour...Bordertown...Melbourne...Cann River...Eden...Bermagui...Cooma....Canberra...Gundagai...Wagga Wagg...Cowra...Bathurst...Lithgow...Mudgee...Denman..Tamworth...
Armidale...Glen Innes...Warick...Toowoomba..
Kingaroy....Gin Gin...Rocky....Sarina.
 




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That's a fair run in Rabs man....
That Banana to Miles strip........Travelled that route a few times in me life...
Keep them eyes peeled for Fury Grasshoppers on that strip...
 




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Miles...Goondiwindi...


That's another boring stretch, safe travels Rab's.
 




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Feb the 14th..I leave on the break in run on the new CVO for 4 weeks, bound to be a few boring stretches in this....Sarina to Rockhampton...Banana...Taroom...
Miles...Goondiwindi...Moree..
Narrabri...Dubbo...West Wyalong...Mildura...Adelaide...
Victor Harbour...Bordertown...Melbourne...Cann River...Eden...Bermagui...Cooma....Canberra...Gundagai...Wagga Wagg...Cowra...Bathurst...Lithgow...Mudgee...Denman..Tamworth...
Armidale...Glen Innes...Warick...Toowoomba..
Kingaroy....Gin Gin...Rocky....Sarina.


If I'm down there I usually go direct from Cann River to Cooma, that's a great run up through there. That'll be a good run Rab.
 




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Spent a month in Ceduna one night. The following year in Thevanaard the next night.
 




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Spent a month in Ceduna one night. The following year in Thevanaard the next night.
    
 




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Spent a month in Ceduna one night. The following year in Thevanaard the next night.


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