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Old 02-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #18390
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Rod conquers Dakar Rally



It’s a long way from mustering sheep and cattle in Queensland’s outback to conquering the world’s most challenging motorbike desert race.

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Less than 20 Australians have ever finished the 8000km Dakar rally in its 34-year history.

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“I do the Finke desert race and the Australian Safari over here, which are the best we’ve got to prepare ourselves but things like dune riding in Peru are totally different to anything that’s available in Australia,” he said.

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On another stage a crash resulted in his Camelbak springing a leak and a bout of dehydration after riding for a few hundred kilometres without water.

“I was getting hazy and it was affecting my vision but I just tried to take it easy,” Rod said.

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