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Bonneville 2014

Post by OLDPOP » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:01 am

Bad news looks like its a washout
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Greg Watters » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:51 pm

Drys much quicker than our does, will be much better in 2 days, but ?? if that going to be good enough
hope we do not get a repeat of last yr

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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Stayt`ie » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:57 pm

buy the photos on fb the water looked about 6" deep in the pits area,,, uuummmm, never seen it so deep there, however have driven thru water that deep on the way to reletivly dry pits, and were racing a day and a half later,,, i'll be surprised if the event goes ahead,, it would only take another shower and it will be definatly off,, :(
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Greg Watters » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:55 am

Cancelled ...
Bummer for all involved

Ronnie i think the SCTA pits are closer to roads end than Bubs , and all the water we have driven through at Bubs in the past is the SCTA pits

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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by momec3 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:21 am

Guys, watched footage of them driving through water. It seems solid enough underneath to do that. I cant imagine trying this at Lake Gairdner. Your thoughts?
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Greg Watters » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:30 pm

I think out main hard salt pan could cope fine, its just that mud/sand bar under the salt in our entry area thats the real problem

I cant remember ever seeing signs of mud out further

The Bonneville track has 5 miles of built up road to get beyond there soft edges , pity we cant put in a 1/2 mile long access

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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Stayt`ie » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:22 pm

Greg Watters wrote:Cancelled ...
Bummer for all involved

Ronnie i think the SCTA pits are closer to roads end than Bubs , and all the water we have driven through at Bubs in the past is the SCTA pits



thanks Greg, didnt realize that,,,
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by momec3 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:25 pm

Thanks Greg,
Dead right, if we could just get 300m out from the boat ramp things would be much different.
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by gennyshovel » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:21 pm

I wonder if we could borrow some salt from Pt Wakefield Rd (Adelaide) to use ? I'm sure that'd satisfy environmental concerns, but I doubt the company who own that salt (Pt Wakefield) want to give any away?
There's always Powerball thursday night I guess ? how many Saxa twist tops would it take to sprinkle a road ?
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by DLRA 112 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:34 am

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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Greg Watters » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:05 pm

I hope they are lost and driving through the stream that sort of like ours runs along the side of the lake
normal track out looks to be where the other car is back towards the dike
I am realy hoping its dryer in 11 days when we get there for the motorcycle meet ...
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by internetscooter » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:18 pm

Here's the latest satelitte from the 6th Aug - I'm keeping an eye out for a more recent one as it arrives.
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by gennyshovel » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:06 pm

Good one Paul, keep up the good work,, :mrgreen:
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:08 pm

after looking at both photos posted, i would assume that those blokes are driving in the creek immediatly off "the boat ramp",, the car in the background is headed for the boat ramp,,

Greg, if thay get no more rain and the wind comes up(hopefully from the south), im thinking the Bike Meet will be ok, maybe a little damp but thats a good thing, :wink: ,,
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Re: Bonneville 2014

Post by Greg Watters » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:27 pm

Paul thats a great show of the stream ,
once it would have drained better via a cut from there to the dike a mile or 2 from the roads end, the old drain shows itself on wet years as a less stable base you have to cross ,
also a good indicator of the water concentrated in the Speedway area

yep Ronnie we know it can dry quick, but i have not seen as much water as is there now

few shots of our water experiances
leaving a shortened Bubs 2012, dont run into the Tardis
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Nearly 2 weeks later and several more rain storms entering for WOS
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yet the track was dry

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