Originally Posted by Gadget678
There's the irony: I was treating it like a trail ride. As I'd never been in Western Australia before, my goals were to have a good look around, and to finish the event... I'd mentioned this to Robin Box (maker of Safari tanks) when I was talking to him one night; his response: "If you go in with that attitude, you're likely to finish top 20." Quite a few riders that pushed hard ended up with a helicopter ride.
I ended up 18th.
Well done, sounds like you had fun, always a good thing