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Andrew Thomson
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  • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
Rank: 1000cc Rider

Just back from the Dusty Butt and we had a serious incident on day one. One of our guys had a series of offs and ended up with 4 busted ribs and a punctured lung.

Naturally we had no cellphone coverage. Luckily we were close to a group of DOC workers who had both a PLB and a Garmin thingee that could text via satellite. They fired up both and got the chopper in. If they hadn’t had been there then we would have had to ride to cellphone reception or borrow someone else’s PLB which they conceivably may have needed later in the ride.

I’ll be looking at getting a PLB if I give the Dusty another go (Damn, it’s fun) although I think we may have one at work that I may be able to borrow…

Totally recommend one for those far away spots…