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  • Anyone ridden to Cervantes?

    Hi all.....newbie here.....has anyone done the ride from Perth to Cervantes along Indian Ocean Drive? Was thinking of doing the ride up for the weekend and just wondering if anyone has done it, how long it took and was the scenery worth the ride?? Thanks in advance for any answers
    God gave Man both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.

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    I've done perth to kalbarri a couple of times. Joondalup to lancelin is ok, lancelin to Cervantes is nice roads, though straight lines mostly, couple of worthwhile lookouts. North of jurien bay is the worst stretch, watch out for boat trailers drifting into your lane around blind corners.

    Kangaroos were my biggest paranoia, in some stretches the shrubbery is pretty close to the road. Early morning and evening would be reasonably suicidal.
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    • #3
      Day light you won't have any problems.
      The road pleads to be ridden in excess of 200kph. Biggest danger will be, being "Hooned".

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      • #4
        Drive it frequently.

        Can't imagine the actual riding being much fun, as mentioned it is very straight for the most part once you get past Lancelin. Be very careful around the Yanchep turnoffs as there are trees close to the shoulder and a lot of speed limit changes and frequented by speed cameras (rear facing)

        Lookouts are good though, Nilgen is a good one. Take your boardies and jump in for a dip at Wedge Island in front of the shacks there, accessible by car/bike and a 150m walk.

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        • #5
          [MENTION=7542]Triple[/MENTION]
          I love riding, especially yamamas

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          • #6
            Yep, had a lads trip up that way a couple of years ago.

            Will be doing it again as a bucks weekend thing early next year.
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            • #7
              All of the above! Yep nice ride regardless, if you enjoy riding, it is all that matters!

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              • #8
                Probably more fun going via orange springs road to regans forde, then up the brand to Badgingarra and turn left back to the coast.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for all your replies......was looking at going around March time next year so got plenty of time to plan it!!!!!
                  God gave Man both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.

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                  • #10
                    I rode to Cervantes in mid-1980...along the beach.
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                    • #11
                      Yeah its worth doing.
                      But I absolutely can not stand the drive from Wanneroo to Lancelin, its so boring. Lancelin to Cervantes down the 'new' road is ok.
                      Sometimes you can get some pretty crazy cross winds going up there, as you get closer to the coast past Lancelin. Other worries are Lancelin Cops and wildlife - echidnas, emus and roos, but they're usually ok during the day.
                      I prefer the old way up the Brand Hwy, and cutting in near Badgingarra past the wind farm, but its over half hour longer, and more chance of Roo's even in the middle of the day.

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                      • #12
                        No need to plan it just ride up there, cops do like indian ocean drive and watch out for emus.
                        "Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it's a beautiful day"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by trumps View Post
                          Probably more fun going via orange springs road to regans forde, then up the brand to Badgingarra and turn left back to the coast.
                          Turn left at Bibby rd, which is about 10km south of Badgy. This will take you right past the Wind Farm... if that's your thing.
                          Will be a more interesting route for the bike anyway. The new highway is great, but not as much fun for a bike.

                          Perhaps go via the inland way on the way up, then just putt down the coast on the way home.

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                          • #14
                            [MENTION=32340]Relax[/MENTION]

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, we stopped there for a feed on our trip to Jurien Bay. Straight roads, couple cops, not bad. Just watch out for the winds when you get close to the coast as it gets pretty strong.

                              Speaking of which, [MENTION=36868]tank-wombat[/MENTION], we still haven't rode together yet!

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