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Forum: Australia 08-13-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
I think his name was George. Met him In...

I think his name was George. Met him
In Birdsville by then
He was three days behind. Someone dropped their bike into his, causing his new-to-him 640's gas tank to crack. He was a fast (and funny)...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
As an American who also had to buy a round trip...

As an American who also had to buy a round trip plane ticket as well as rent a dual sport bike for two weeks, I'd still say the costs involved were all worth it.

As for the entry fee, the way I...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Day 14 - It's over! Me and my rented DR 650 made...

Day 14 - It's over! Me and my rented DR 650 made it in one piece! But the pink line is still going in a circle... And for some reason I want to follow it around one more time....
Forum: Australia 08-08-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Day 13 - Next time, if I want a real adventure,...

Day 13 - Next time, if I want a real adventure, I'll buy a KTM, or two or three like most APC rally KTM riders had to.
Forum: Australia 08-08-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Day 12 - Woman at gas station asks where we came...

Day 12 - Woman at gas station asks where we came from. I spend two minutes trying to recall, then just mumble and point at the pink line on the GPS. She backs away slowly. I have put more new tires...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Day 11 - Oh. God. My. Ass. There. Is. Nothing....

Day 11 - Oh. God. My. Ass. There. Is. Nothing. Left. Of. It.
Forum: Australia 08-06-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
ADVrider post Here is my mini-blog for the...

ADVrider post

Here is my mini-blog for the 2012 APC rally so far:

Day 1 - left Wisemans Ferry, watched the first ten bikes roar off, then roar right back past again five minutes later, first...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Made it to Birsdville this afternoon, with more...

Made it to Birsdville this afternoon, with more drama than imaginable. The teack from Innaminka was hard, requiring every ounce of concentration.

This entire rally has been 100% insane from day...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
G'day, from Goondiwindi, mates! Today is Day...

G'day, from Goondiwindi, mates!

Today is Day five of the APC Rally, and it has been a non stop adventure! My friend Dan, my new mate Glen and I all started from Wisemans Ferry, and from the very...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Apc rally spot tracker page

Somewhere there is supposed to be a page where everyone in the rally can be tracked as the rally progresses.

I have no idea where that page is.

So, here is my own official 'Follow Frenchy...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
APC Rally - Go Time!

As of today, my training for the Australian Property Centre Rally has officially ended. Tomorrow at 10 PM I will board United Flight 839 and be magically teleported to the land down under. As...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
So close I can almost taste it!! Nearly a...

So close I can almost taste it!!

Nearly a year of physical, mental and of course off-road training is coming to an end, and I am beyond excited for this rally!

Every morning I get an email...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Bathurst.

Bathurst.
Forum: Racing 06-17-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
The Good, The Bad, and the Awful

Forty-one days.

That and a giant ocean are all that stand between me and the beginning of the Australian Property Centre Rally. I've been training nonstop since September for this rally, and I...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
With two last place finish USDR races under my...

With two last place finish USDR races under my belt, and only 124 days until the APC Rally kicks off in Australia, one thing is obvious - while my overall fitness level is coming along nicely, I...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By frenchy750
US Desert Racing Round Two - Anza, Ca - 3/11/12

US Desert Racing Round Two Video

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/B4y5ytqTs-I?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Just like that, Round Two of...
Forum: Racing 03-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 39,016
Posted By frenchy750
As a new racer in the US Desert Racing Series in...

As a new racer in the US Desert Racing Series in California, I have to say I am THOROUGHLY enjoying this thread!

Thanks for putting the time in to write up your races, and good on ya for involving...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By frenchy750
US Desert Racing Series 2012 - From a Noob's Point of View

It's 8:58 AM on Sunday, February 4th. The day is a bit chilly, but clear and crisp. My heart is pounding much harder than it does after a Starbucks black eye double espresso. In two minutes, my ...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
US Desert Racing Series - Round One Writeup

It's 8:58 AM on Sunday, February 4th. The day is a bit chilly, but clear and crisp. My heart is pounding much harder than it does after a Starbucks black eye double espresso. In two minutes, my ...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
APC Rally - Meet Dan

Rather than going on and on about more boring running or my awesome 'racing' exploits, I thought I'd take a minute to introduce the reason I've entered the Australian Property Centre rally, my...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Blather and Blabbing

http://frenchy750.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/APC-Rally-Training/i-kBN7fKv/0/M/USDR-Round-One-M.jpg

Good? Meh...

Fun? Hell yeah!

When I originally decided to race this race, it was really just...
Forum: Racing 02-11-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
APC Rally Prep - US Desert Racing Series Round One

The day I'd been anticipating with a healthy mixture of fear and dread finally arrived. One thing I know about myself is I am very goal oriented. If I have something to strive for, I put maximum...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
APC Rally - Motoventures

During my forty-two orbits around the sun I've been fortunate enough to ride a bunch of different street bikes to a bunch of different places.
...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
APC Rally - Birthday at Jawbone

"What a perfect night! The stars are so bright!"

Fiona was right, the stars were bright. It was a perfect night, the night before my birthday, just me and my lovely fiancee out in the middle...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Over in the US, my rally training is now in full...

Over in the US, my rally training is now in full swing. My random blather thread can be found here:

APC Training Thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736073)

I will update this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7,431
Views: 548,866
Posted By frenchy750
Just found thins thread, and I'm definitely...

Just found thins thread, and I'm definitely interested in meeting up for a weekday ride, with some weekday time coming up in the next few weeks. I'm in Covina, and though I've never been to Rowher...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Racing Before The Race

It's beeeen such a loooong time....

Yeah, that's definitely one of my favorite Boston songs, and also should be the subtitle for this saga. Recently, people started implying my silence must...
Forum: Racing 12-25-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
None of the above! I have been editing...

None of the above!

I have been editing another lousy video - this one is my experience in the Warrior Dash race. That lousy video will be posted shortly after New Years Day.

Thanks to work...
Forum: Racing 11-26-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Breaking The Rules

For some people, Black Friday means getting up at the crack of midnight to go stand in a ridiculously long line to buy Christmas stuff. As I learned on Thanksgiving night, my soon-to-be-wife is one...
Forum: Racing 11-08-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
I give up. There, it's fixed. Back to...

I give up.

There, it's fixed.

Back to regularly scheduled blather shortly.
Forum: Racing 11-08-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Running Away

The frenetic pace of work has slowed my on-bike training. Right now I am finishing up a string of shows in Liverpool. In the last month alone, I have flown over four quadrillion miles, with only...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Video Is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Instead of writing a bunch of nonsense about how my first ever day of riding in the sand went, I thought it'd be much more amusing to post a video of said nonsense instead.

Enjoy!

<iframe...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Apologies to Jacek Czachor. Image updated. ...

Apologies to Jacek Czachor. Image updated.

Thanks.
Forum: Racing 10-25-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Don't believe everything you read, mate! I...

Don't believe everything you read, mate!

I meant last beer until I finish the Warrior Dash, where beer is the final obstacle. My kind of race!

More to come... much, much more - including video...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Cheers! My mate Dan lives in Sydney. He's the one...

Cheers! My mate Dan lives in Sydney. He's the one that enticed me into entering this grand event. He'll be helping me source a suitable bike (thinking a DR650, or maybe a BMW Xchallenge, but am open...
Forum: Racing 10-24-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
Good, Clean Dirty Fun - Part One

Sand.

Even the word makes me itchy, never mind the idea of trying to ride a motorcycle in it. According to the site, the 2012 APC Rally will include a long-ish dash through the challenging,...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
Training for 2012 APC Rally Blog

Just for the amusement of y'all, I've decided to document my training for the 2012 APC Rally. Having practically zero off road experience, and a Wii Fit Age of 89, I know that to complete the Rally,...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
With the Rally receipt in hand, I knew it was...

With the Rally receipt in hand, I knew it was time to get serious. Even though a year seems like a lot of time, when your current state makes couch potatoes look fit, there's a long road ahead....
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,503
Posted By frenchy750
APC Rally - Preparations and Random Blather

It started like most adventures for me usually start.

First I realize that I am starting to get bored, then I get depressed, then something magical happens to snaps me out of the doldrums....
Forum: Australia 09-26-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 163,562
Posted By frenchy750
http://frenchy750.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MIsc-PIc...

http://frenchy750.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MIsc-PIcs-2009/i-7DsvLCP/0/M/APC-Rally-Receipt-M.jpg

WOO HOO!!! I'm in!!

Now, who knows where a Yank can rent a decent bike to ride this rally???
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