Coast Challenge?

La_Tour_Maubourg 4 June 2013 36

Hello

After speaking with some people born in Canberra who are now 30+, a discussion I had involved past times the then teens had in the 80s-90s. Nightly Air Disaster Memorial visits, “bin bowling” all arose, however one struck me as insane and doubtful.

Has anybody here heard of the “Coast Challenge?”

It apparently involves/ed driving to Batemans Bay as quickly as possible (obviously extremely dangerous and involving risks of all types)

People who have allegedly participated in this claim they’ve cleared the distance in around 50mins

Does anybody else have stories similar to this? Thought it might be interesting.


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Aeek Aeek 12:37 pm 05 Jun 13

Was the original boaster a pilot by any chance?
How long does it take for a light plane to fly from Canberra to Moruya?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:42 am 05 Jun 13

Thumper said :

I was in a mate’s car, an EH actually, driving down the Clyde when we had the misfortune to be overtaken by a mag wheel, sadly, and specifically, our right hand rear wheel which obviously decided that this was a good time to part company with the vehicle.

It bounced over the bonnet, clean over a traffic barrier and down a 100 metres slope into a valley, never to be seen again.

That trip took about about five or six hours.

You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel!

Thumper Thumper 11:30 am 05 Jun 13

I was in a mate’s car, an EH actually, driving down the Clyde when we had the misfortune to be overtaken by a mag wheel, sadly, and specifically, our right hand rear wheel which obviously decided that this was a good time to part company with the vehicle.

It bounced over the bonnet, clean over a traffic barrier and down a 100 metres slope into a valley, never to be seen again.

That trip took about about five or six hours.

thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 11:21 am 05 Jun 13

dpm said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

I once farted continuously between Braidwood and Bungendore….

I guess that’s why you’re called The brown streak!

Oh no, that’s a much more entertaining story…

bundah bundah 8:53 pm 04 Jun 13

Pork Hunt said :

bundah said :

@ OP

Here’s why the claim of 45 mins is utter BS.

Isle of Man distance is 60 kms and the lap record is 17 mins of utter insanity on a superbike ie top recorded speed of 330 km/h on one of the straights.

The distance from Queanbeyan to Braidwood is 75 kms and the road is not too dissimilar insofar as to the type of straights and bends on the isle.So with closed roads conditions someone like Dunlop or McGuiness could get there in about 20 mins.

The problem is that the stretch from the Clyde to BB is as we all know a winding road with no chance of attaining maximum speed(except maybe between Nelligen and the Bay for one stretch) and by my reckoning it would be possible for someone like the two above to do Braidwood to BB in about 25 mins.

Hence my earlier comment that in closed road conditions it’s possible for Dunlop and co to get there in 45 mins however anyone from this neck of the woods who reckons they could match that are quite simply full of shit!

Sadly, Joey Dunlop is riding in the big race track in the sky following his race death in Estonia in 2000.

Quite right Porker i’d mixed up Joey with his nephew Michael who’s going gangbusters atm.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 7:18 pm 04 Jun 13

bundah said :

@ OP

Here’s why the claim of 45 mins is utter BS.

Isle of Man distance is 60 kms and the lap record is 17 mins of utter insanity on a superbike ie top recorded speed of 330 km/h on one of the straights.

The distance from Queanbeyan to Braidwood is 75 kms and the road is not too dissimilar insofar as to the type of straights and bends on the isle.So with closed roads conditions someone like Dunlop or McGuiness could get there in about 20 mins.

The problem is that the stretch from the Clyde to BB is as we all know a winding road with no chance of attaining maximum speed(except maybe between Nelligen and the Bay for one stretch) and by my reckoning it would be possible for someone like the two above to do Braidwood to BB in about 25 mins.

Hence my earlier comment that in closed road conditions it’s possible for Dunlop and co to get there in 45 mins however anyone from this neck of the woods who reckons they could match that are quite simply full of shit!

Sadly, Joey Dunlop is riding in the big race track in the sky following his race death in Estonia in 2000.

bundah bundah 5:58 pm 04 Jun 13

@ OP

Here’s why the claim of 45 mins is utter BS.

Isle of Man distance is 60 kms and the lap record is 17 mins of utter insanity on a superbike ie top recorded speed of 330 km/h on one of the straights.

The distance from Queanbeyan to Braidwood is 75 kms and the road is not too dissimilar insofar as to the type of straights and bends on the isle.So with closed roads conditions someone like Dunlop or McGuiness could get there in about 20 mins.

The problem is that the stretch from the Clyde to BB is as we all know a winding road with no chance of attaining maximum speed(except maybe between Nelligen and the Bay for one stretch) and by my reckoning it would be possible for someone like the two above to do Braidwood to BB in about 25 mins.

Hence my earlier comment that in closed road conditions it’s possible for Dunlop and co to get there in 45 mins however anyone from this neck of the woods who reckons they could match that are quite simply full of shit!

La_Tour_Maubourg La_Tour_Maubourg 5:30 pm 04 Jun 13

caf said :

bundah said :

I call BS on 45 mins.One would have to be ‘averaging’ over 200 km/h on the Queanbeyan to Braidwood stretch to come even close to doing it in 50 mins.

By my calculations it would take someone like John McGuiness or Joey Dunlop( Isle of Man TT fame) to do it in 45 mins and that’s on a closed road scenario.

Agreed. It’s 130km from Queanbeyan to the T-junction at Bateman’s Bay, so you’d have to average 170km/h over the whole trip to do it in 45 minutes. Maybe if a Chinook picked your car up at Queanbeyan and dropped it onto Bateman’s Bay…

Yes that is true and that’s what the participants have claimed (averaging 180km/h) Of course it is more risky to do the challenge these days with RAPID systems etc. When it comes to the stretch between River Forest Rd and Princes Hwy roundabout it would be difficult to get past 110km/h at the most! Although risky it is somewhat impressive (the time factor .. not risking safety)

Solidarity Solidarity 4:47 pm 04 Jun 13

Is that how you got your username?

dpm dpm 4:44 pm 04 Jun 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

I once farted continuously between Braidwood and Bungendore….

I guess that’s why you’re called The brown streak!

caf caf 4:33 pm 04 Jun 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

I once farted continuously between Braidwood and Bungendore. Not sure how fast we were going, though.

From the point of view of your fellow travellers, I’m sure the answer was “not bloody fast enough”.

thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 3:43 pm 04 Jun 13

I once farted continuously between Braidwood and Bungendore. Not sure how fast we were going, though.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:59 pm 04 Jun 13

bundah said :

poetix said :

Holden Caulfield said :

Yeah, nah, I used to live in Yass. We had our own challenge. 😛

Was that learning how to spell ‘Yass’? (-:

Ha good one Poetix… Yess it was!

It’s wooshed right over my head, haha???

Instant Mash Instant Mash 2:47 pm 04 Jun 13

I have a mate who claims that his Dad got a small truck between Canberra and the coast in fifty minutes.

I claim he’s full of it.

bundah bundah 2:37 pm 04 Jun 13

poetix said :

Holden Caulfield said :

Yeah, nah, I used to live in Yass. We had our own challenge. 😛

Was that learning how to spell ‘Yass’? (-:

Ha good one Poetix… Yess it was!

Cantabile Cantabile 1:30 pm 04 Jun 13

astrojax said :

i did it with a broken leg in plaster in 38mins on a unicycle, carrying my dog and suitcase, in the rain at night with no lights, backwards.

Bare foot in the snow, I heard tell!

basketcase basketcase 1:24 pm 04 Jun 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Yeah, nah, I used to live in Yass. We had our own challenge. 😛

Met a Yass taxi drive at the Canberra Airport. He just dropped off a passenger, and claimed to have done it in 35 minutes. He was so proud of his achievement.

I have since heard of other Yass Yobbos doing similar stunts. I wonder what the record is?

caf caf 12:59 pm 04 Jun 13

astrojax said :

i did it with a broken leg in plaster in 38mins on a unicycle, carrying my dog and suitcase, in the rain at night with no lights, backwards.

…in high heels?

astrojax astrojax 12:39 pm 04 Jun 13

i did it with a broken leg in plaster in 38mins on a unicycle, carrying my dog and suitcase, in the rain at night with no lights, backwards.

qbngeek qbngeek 12:20 pm 04 Jun 13

m00nee said :

Today you would be hung drawn and quartered for even thinking about exceeding 101km/h. on the Kings Highway

I sit on 105/006kmh along there twice a day, six days a week and cruise right past the Police. I wouldn’t try doing it with ACT plates though…

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