Agree with your assessment of Quin Cody on the safari, i do think however that his mindset and riding style are a closer match to the Safari than the Dakar. He has massive raw pace. But we have seen fast pro's in the past come to Oz and it has always been an uphill battle and surprise at the speed and comitment with which the aussie top rides.
PS Got a Finnish enduro trip next year in June for a bike magazine, Helsinki to the Utsjoki led by regional enduro clubs, miles and miles of secret single track. Ah yes on a Husaberg. Will keep you posted.
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