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Old 09-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #1231
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Here's Jason for about 3 seconds...

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:33 AM   #1232
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Hey Jason, Roaming Rally probably the last weekend in May.....teams of 3. If youre going and you don't have a 3rd, I'll throw my hat in.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:37 PM   #1233
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #1234
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He finished yesterday :)
And says just 2 short sprints to go!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #1235
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:45 PM   #1236
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #1237
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Keith ill let you know when i do it cheaply! Lol! Kidding, i had a special situation so it could have cost a lot more but there are a few base costs that you can plan on and thenpick and choose how easy or hard you gofrom there... I'll get back to you, though

Yesterday was the Kalbarri Death March, haha.. It started off well, nice fast 100k stage, fast and flowing. Second stage was a reverse of an earlier one, and halfway through i lost the back brake cable. Ironically, brakes allow you to ride faster. At first i used some fence wire to bodge it, but could never really get enough tension so it was really just to hold the brake pedal up out of the way. As someone pointed out, its a BMW and therefore doesnt really need a rear brake. Just diwnshift and BBBWWOOOAAA down you go.
Fixed it at service.

Stage three was a 200k that at 80ks into i hit a dip and broke the left footpeg off. I found out later this is where the #14 yamaha crashed, and also Manuel. I went back and found the footpeg remains, and someone later pointer out its a BMW and comes equipped with two substitute footpegs sticking out from each side. I used some more fence wire to sew the peg remains back on the bike, but it just barely worked. Not proud to say i borrowed the footpeg from #14 bike which was there, in case the bodge job i dis failed somewhere over the rest of the stage. It only kind of worked, i was forced to sit most of the rest of the way, or stand on one foot, and when i got back to camp i gratefully returned the borrowed yamaha peg.

The final 20ks were just brutal. As i said i saw Ivan, a very surly ivan at km 112, not interested in making convo of any sort, and at km 140 i found Dave Bloght who was nursing his bike through a series of electrical shorts brought on by dumping too many times. We rode out the final k's together, and when we finally reached the finish, i looked over at him and spontaneously starting goggling like a little girl. Couldnt stop for about ten minutes. Arguably the hardest ride ive ever done. They save the best for last.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #1238
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Now we MUST have ART undies on the website.!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #1239
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Way to go Jason! Good to keep up humor about any situation, and when the day wears on you, it's easier to laugh if you let yourself. I once broke down in the middle of Oregon, nowhere really, and the front wheel of my van went rolling through the auto parts parking lot where I obviously could go no farther. I got out and took a look and started laughing out loud, much to the worry of a few customers who thought I was a nutjob . Anyway, good to see you in good spirits, cheers on the finish dude (probably while I sleep this evening)!
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #1240
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Rooney Racin' Undies!!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #1241
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Count me in for some Rooneywear!
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:42 AM   #1242
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Our hero "down under"


Wish we had a pic of him pushing the bike across the Finnish in his BVD's
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:44 AM   #1243
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He also won the Spirit award!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:35 AM   #1244
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Un-freakin' believable!!!!!!!!


Don't even know what to say??? Oh, I want video and a shit load of stories!!!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:43 AM   #1245
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I'm all in for a pair of ART boxers. Damn skippy.

Jason - Amazing. Huge. Stupendous. Well done. Airheads can still hang ... and you've proved it (along with some expert riding ;-)

BRAVO!!

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