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Old 03-08-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Australasian Safari 2012

Well I went ahead and sent in my deposit and expression of interest, thought it might be about time to start a thread on it. Even though its a few months out. Already making a ton of plans and setting things in motion... its a little like standing at the top of the hill and rolling rocks down. They're hard to move at first, and seem like they go pretty slow, but I expect it will crescendo to a roar as it gets closer

Followed Seth's blog thread about it last year with enthusiasm... I've been dreaming for quite a while of participating in an overseas adventure such as this one.

I fully intend to finish this bad boy. Hopefully it will all work out successfully in the end.

Also already meeting a bunch of good folks who are very friendly and helpful, thanks everybody- you've been a great support so far, even this early on.

I figured it would be a good idea to send in the EoI and get that out of the way, and then all the details should work themselves out

Ah well, anything I can do to help, let me know.

Anybody else from the US planning on going, this year?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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Great news, Looking forward to following your progress! Taking the PD I'm guessing....
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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welp, no... but it is an airhead

A gentleman down there named Paul Rooney offered to let me pilot his bike, down there, in exchange for gas money. He'll be doing service on it, also. I couldnt refuse.

Bike's had its share of tribulations, to be sure, but I have a really good feeling about this one
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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welp, no... but it is an airhead

A gentleman down there named Paul Rooney offered to let me pilot his bike, down there, in exchange for gas money. He'll be doing service on it, also. I couldnt refuse.

Bike's had its share of tribulations, to be sure, but I have a really good feeling about this one
You+Airhead= Rally glory
It occurs to me based on what I've seen, that if you can ride smart and keep the bike upright, the natural attrition of the rally will provide you a pretty good finish! That's pretty universal with any motorsports I guess
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Thanks, yes, Airhead or Burst! Keeping it upright is an integral part of my finishing strategy

out of the ditch and off the fence is the initial operating rule.. Most of the bike's prior issues seemed to have stemmed from crash damage. Mechanically it certainly cant be any worse than what I could do to it by myself.


You too, man, you keep that bike running and you'll be doing podium tequlia shots, no doubt. Yee-paaa YEEpaaa! Andele!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Looking forward to meeting you down-under Stagehand. You've got my details if there's anything you need. (A can of Orange spray paint and you might even be able to sneak into my pits).
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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Best of luck Stagehand. Will be really cool to see the airhead rolling at the Safari.

Ref adjusting body clock to time zones...rule of thumb is 1 day for every time zone you cross. That would make for one really sweet vacation in Oz.
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Best of luck Stagehand. Will be really cool to see the airhead rolling at the Safari.

Ref adjusting body clock to time zones...rule of thumb is 1 day for every time zone you cross. That would make for one really sweet vacation in Oz.

Thanks a lot, man. It was a real treat to catch you at Sandblast.

I ripped a couple of photos from Safari's facebook page, some of the route they are working on:







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Old 03-17-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
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my internal clock worked better in australia than anywhere else. first day i got in around noon and stayed up till about 8pm. woke up around 5 am wide awake. was in bed by 9 or 10 every night and up by 5 or 6 every day....something that doesnt happen at home. i would say i just fealt fatigued for the first 3 days or so.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
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That really couldnt work better, could it That would be great if that happened, I'm about 6 hours off that right now

Good luck, tomorrow, hope you get some sleep
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #11
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That really couldnt work better, could it That would be great if that happened, I'm about 6 hours off that right now

Good luck, tomorrow, hope you get some sleep
thanks...feeling a little better thanks to the zertec...this is why i prefer to camp. Also...no official announcement but mentaly i am in for safar 12.....just have to figure out the wallet side.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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Septic...a term for folks from "down under" ?



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Old 04-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #13
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Septic...a term for folks from "down under" ?



No septic as in tank, as in the rhyming slang for... y...


Ya' dopey syrup sucker...

EDIT: Oh... I get it... you mean "down under" (you),,, in Canukistan?

I appologise... you sir are an above average Syrup sucker!


Seriously though... the deals on offer are as attractive as you will find anywhere... and the comaraderie and spirit of the safari (especially the good natured jibes) is second to none...

do it... you'll have a blast.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #14
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Gday Stagehand.
You'll have a good ride mate, that Beemer of Rooney's sounds bloody lovely through the bush, worth sitting out there all night just to hear the thing thunder past in the morning.
To back up Troy's stuff, West Oz is a happy place, free from just about all the worlds ills, we even have a few flowers that time of year to make a pretty backdrop to a pic of you doing 100mph past an old shed or two.
Almost unknown over here is unsavoury worldy stuff like lions, tigers, bears, AK47's, RPG's, and Collingwood supporters. You'll be right mate.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:42 AM   #15
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I'm still going to shake out my boots every morning. We've been told since grade school here that all the nature (bugs, snakes, and marsupials) in Oz will kill you if it looks at you.


I cant wait to hear that bike, either bobs your uncle
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