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Old 12-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #91
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Still haven't ridden the bike since kid #1 was born nearly two hears ago!! We shall wait and see what happens next year if i can stop blowing fuses trying to make my own roadbook remote!
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:27 AM   #92
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https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...94645223962293

if you can't follow the link it basically says... one stage 190km nice !
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:16 AM   #93
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one stage 190km nice !
Should get a decent rhythm up by then, especially if you don't need to refuel.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:33 AM   #94
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Thinking of wandering down for this - are there generally good spots for watching the action?
A few of us from down south are thinking of looking also - went last year and it was pretty good to watch and some really good spots to have a look and get some great action views.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #95
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Ok, well. I have just signed up to be the Clerk of the Course (autos) again this year.

and one final point....yes the Autos and Motos use EXACTLY the same track, on alternate days.


wow surprised to read this! i must have been lost many times on both days!

Actually now that i think about it..... it makes sense that i probably was lost half the time

Great event! recommend to anyone thinking about it
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #96
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wow surprised to read this! i must have been lost many times on both days!

Actually now that i think about it..... it makes sense that i probably was lost half the time

Great event! recommend to anyone thinking about it
I reckon I must have been lost too because I can't see how a car could have gotten through a couple of those section's on the second day. One rocky section after a creek that ran along next to a fence, sloped into it also. Maybe you could get a car to fit through there. The other section was a sandy tight and twisty track that I only just had enough room to lie down in
Must have trashed the paint

Can't wait to do it again !
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #97
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Should get a decent rhythm up by then, especially if you don't need to refuel.
I reckon that stage has your name on it

How's the fitness training going
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #98
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I reckon that stage has your name on it

How's the fitness training going

Badly.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #99
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:35 AM   #100
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Well. just got back from Condo, after spending 3 days route charting.

Have One day on paper (day 1 Autos, day2 motos).

Yes we have a long section, 189.71 K's exactly.

Now here is the thing, in our wisdom, it is the last competitive stage for the bikes on Sunday.... Sting in the tail, so to speak.

We have also decided to up the refuel distance to 140 Km.

We are working on 10 K's per liter of fuel, which according to the experts, is about what the Pro's get, on 450's under competitive conditions.

BUT... if you only have a 14 liter tank, make sure you learn to ride sensibly, competitively.

I have also reviewed what is a caution. Many single cautions, that cluttered up the pages in previous years, are gone.

in general, Single caution: slow down, you may damage your vehicle, or get airborne.

Double Caution:, slow down, look and see, you WILL do damage at speed.

Triple Caution:, Slow down drastically, there is significant danger of vehicle destruction, if hit at speed.

As before, all cautions will be physically marked on the ground. The Zero's may add cautions, from single to triple, according to their discretion.

This is a navigation event, and more emphasis will be placed on navigation.

In General, my philosophy is, as regards to obstacles etc is, the Competitor is expected to read the terrain.

For example, if you are driving/riding beside a rocky hill....expect gutters and gullies, riding or driving through paddocks, there will be low stumps just off the track.

The dangerous ones, that will catch you unawares, will be marked.... but don't expect to be led by the hand.

That said, I think, terrain wise, this will rank as one of the best Condo750's ever (may have to rename it one day though, .... to something like Condo1000 )
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:06 AM   #101
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Nice work GT!

I'm with you on the cautions, you only want to be told what you wouldn't normally expect, not every little bump I the road. That said I think they did a great job last time too.

Any word on what the scrolls will be made out of next year? Last time they were quite thick and the longer ones could be a bit difficult to fit in the roadbook holder.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #102
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in general, Single caution: slow down, you may damage your vehicle, or get airborne.
Yeah great GT - I ignored singles at the end - and clobbered a rock in the grass and both the bike and me landed on our heads Maybe I should have looked more...

On that subject I have an MD roadbook and ICO trip system no longer needed somewhere in a box. The ICO needs a new handlebar switch and the MD has a dent but works fine. If anybody is interested PM me. The price will be very reasonable and it will mean mugs like me won't have a huge investment sitting on the bars.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:26 AM   #103
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Anything with two wheels and a motor!

Were you hanging out with Robbo on the 450rr last year? (I think I recognise the name from his dakar facebook page).
Well, the other half has had a thought that she would like todo the event, which really means she wants to do it on our sidecar together, so will see how that goes then.

Yes, that's us that's been hanging around with him. Been out riding and helping him out where possible.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:47 PM   #104
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Well, the other half has had a thought that she would like todo the event, which really means she wants to do it on our sidecar together, so will see how that goes then.

Yes, that's us that's been hanging around with him. Been out riding and helping him out where possible.
So what sidecar will you be thrashing around on then?
I see Krunchy is keen too.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:00 AM   #105
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On that subject I have an MD roadbook and ICO trip system no longer needed.
Whadda ya mean no longer neeed?

If any more fast guys like you and GT aren't racing it, I might go back for a run
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