Well, our little party of 3 riders from Melbourne arrived safely in Perth on the 15th, ready to catch the Thursday bus down to Albany. Noone tooted, so we didn't see others driving across loaded down with bikes. Of course we did detour via Port Lincoln, Coffin National Park, and Streaky Bay for sightseeing.
On our first day from Melbourne, we stopped to offer a lift to a dejected hitch-hiker in Nhill....and found he was heading for Margaret River. So we gave him a lift all the way, detouring via Albany to Margaret River!
Thats our good karma for driving across.