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Thank Your Lucky Stars

This was a two day reconnaissance trip up into the High Country to GPS log the last section of an Exploration Route for RemoteMoto. The start was far from smooth sailing, after only 3 km into the tip there was an incident with a VW car, a KTM bike and a rider sliding down the road at high speed. Nobody's fault as such, just poor timing of occurrences. With consideration to what could have happened, luckily the outcome was only a badly sprained hand and a few hundered dollards of repairs to a KTM. Deep breath, thank your lucky stars, move on.

While Ian the KTM rider could not continue due to injury and his bike needing repairs, from here on the rest of the trip ran like clockwork for the remaining three riders...

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Don't be fooled by what appears to be a nice warm day, it was below zero and FREEZING!
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Working up a sweat wrestling rocks, dropping a few layers and having a munch
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Early on in the piece we decided to secure a hut with a nice warm fire and drop some gear before the next leg
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A small reprieve amongst a large boulder field
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A giant vertical face dwarfing Paul and Carsten (bottom right)
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After a cracking day riding, exploring and wrestling rocks it was back to base for a well-earned hot feed
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Surprisingly the next morning was quite mild so we kicked things off early. A bit of cloud cover and a slight wind through the night kept the frost away so no frosty icy rocks to argue with.
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Crossing the confluence with a bit more flow
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Reaching some of the fast flowing 4X4 tracks was a welcome change and gave the arms a break from wrestling rocks
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Picking our way over a scree
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The deluxe Tri-Helma-Pod
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After two days of fantastic riding it was off to fuel up the bikes and fuel up our bellies
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MMMmmmm, crispy baked scallops. Then tarmacin it home...

Aside from the hiccup at the start the trip could not have gone any better, very happy to have collected the last GPS files, photos and videos for the upcoming route package. Stay tuned for more info…

Youtube Video
Here is a bit of video from the trip