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RUST magazine: RUST Australia Special

RUST magazine: RUST Australia Special We join Touratech on a three-week adventure ride into The Outback! The guys at Touratech HQ had a seriously busy 2016, so what did they do to find some stress relief at the end of the year? Yep, they jumped on their bikes and went for an adventure ride! Again, through our special relationship with the T-Team, our editor JB got invited along. And he was so glad he was, as the Outback ride became his ride of the year. Australia is no hidden gem but sometimes it might just be a little underrated – in the words of the Australians themselves: the country is ‘sensational’. So here’s that trip, in JB’s words and pictures (and those of his companions). And we guarantee after reading this you’ll want an Australian adventure of your own. Oh, and keep an eye on Touratech’s website, come June they’ll have a full-length film of the adventure… We trust you’ll enjoy it! JON BENTMAN (Editor, RUST)

egions, it was easy to

egions, it was easy to imagine the camel drivers, campbell, even Burke and Wills having passed through this way just days before us. Only the wide gravel tracks that we rode, ostensibly created by bulldozers for the road trains that ply the mines, were a modern day intrusion – as much as a gravel track can be. HEADING BACK at coober Pedy we’d had to make that dreaded decision – it was time to start heading back. We’d intended to reach alice Springs but it was still 700km away, and all that on one pretty straight sealed road through the kind of outback we’d already been riding for over a week. a round trip of 1400km just to say we’d been there. and then a crippling rush to get back to Melbourne still another 1500km and Great Southern Land

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