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The Centralian advocate Fri 16 May 2014



The Centralian advocate Fri 16 May 2014


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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FRIDAY MAY 16 2014 ULYSSES ADVOCATE 21 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Its spin dusty out there Dusty Old Demons on the track to Alice Springs Picture: REES ROS A HARDY group of 12 senior motorcycle lovers crossed into four deserts traversing 4000km in 12 days to get to Alice Springs and the Ulysses Club annual meeting. They came across dirt, gravel, rain, mud, rivers (wet and dry) and places where there was little more than a track to follow. Self-titled the Dusty Old Demons; the group, aged 55 to 71, from Queensland, began planning their epic journey three years ago when Alice Springs was named as the 2014 venue. Trip organiser Jack Smith, a 15-year veteran of Ulysses who has attended most annual meetings in this time, said the group was all from Brisbane except one who was from Hervey Bay. We normally ride on bitumen so we wanted to do something different and get off the sealed road as much as possible, he said. We bought off-road bikes, most old but some new, for the trip. All of our bodies and most of the bikes arrived tired but in one piece. Everyone fell off some more than once along the way. The journey took in Bulloo Downs, Cameron Corner, the Strzelecki Track, to Innamincka, the Dig Tree on Cooper Creek, Birdsville and the Birdsville Track to Marree. A trip up the tough Oodnadatta Track through to William Creek and across to Mt Dare and on to Alice Springs with a stop at Old Andado where they did some work filling the water tank and fixing a door. A muddy road 38km north of William Creek proved the biggest obstacle. The Dusty Old Demons intend to chew some more dust on their way home, leaving on Sunday and heading back to Queensland along the Plenty Highway. They plan to take four solid days of dirt getting back before they get back on the bitumen. Steve Menzies All of our bodies and most of the bikes arrived tired but in one piece. J A C K S M I T H See mitsubishi-motors.com.au for further information. Participating Mitsubishi dealers only. While stocks last. Mitsubishi Motors Australia reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. Offers available on new vehicles purchased & delivered between 1 May and 30 June 2014. Excludes Govt. & Rental Fleet buyers. Business & Fleet sales by special arrangement. 1. Recommended Drive Away selling price, including 12 months registration, CTP insurance, Stamp Duty & Dealer Delivery. 2. Cashback offer available on eligible new vehicles ordered and delivered between 1 May and 30 June 2014. Excludes demonstrator models. Cashback amount available via redemption at participating dealerships, or substituted for a reduction in the fi nal drive away price of equal cashback value. See participating dealers for full terms and conditions. DIAMOND ADVANTAGE: Mirage, Lancer, Outlander, Challenger, Pajero and Triton - 5 year or 130,000km New Vehicle Warranty (whichever comes fi rst). 15MY ASX, Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV - 5 year or 100,000km New Vehicle Warranty (whichever comes fi rst). Service conditions apply. *4 years or 60,000km Capped Price Servicing (whichever occurs fi rst). Covers all items specifi ed under the standard Maintenance for normal operating conditions scheduled detailed in the service and warranty booklet. Additional service/repair items (if required) are at additional cost. ^1 year Roadside Assist (Service conditions apply). For purchases of new Mitsubishi vehicles after 1st October 2012, your initial 12 month roadside assist will be extended for a period of 12 months from the date of the most recent eligible Capped Price Service for that vehicle performed at an authorised Mitsubishi dealer. Roadside assist, if extended in accordance with these items, is available for a maximum of up to 5 years. Conditions apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Excludes Government, Rental and National Fleet customers. MIT0451/NT/CA Peter Kittle Mitsubishi, 46 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs. 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