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Old 03-17-2012, 11:35 PM   #16
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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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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, 11:42 PM   #18
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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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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.
I think It deserves another chance That free shipping from the US could certainly push a lot of people who might be on the fence.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:06 AM   #20
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Free Entry to Dakar for the winner of the Safari!


Australasian Safari recognised as one of the world’s key rally events with new Dakar agreement


Date: 27-Apr-2012

One amateur motorbike competitor in this year’s Australasian Safari will live the dream with a free entry into Dakar, the world’s toughest motorsport event, thanks to an agreement between Australasian Safari and Dakar 2013.

The Australasian Safari has been selected as one of only four events for the world’s most extreme and legendary offroad motorsport races to be Dakar Challenge events.

Organiser of Dakar, ASO, and the Australasian Safari have just signed an agreement that will see the winner of the moto category of the Safari receive free entry into Dakar 2013. This will be known as the Dakar Challenge.

Australasian Safari event director Justin Hunt said the agreement was an exciting step forward for Safari in gaining further international exposure.

“We’ve known for some years now that the Australasian Safari is our region’s toughest offroad motorsport event, but this agreement now acknowledges our status on the international stage.

“The agreement gives the Safari international recognition and further credibility as a major player on the world scene.

“For several years we have had strong international competitors come to Australia to compete as a serious rehearsal for Dakar and this agreement will hopefully encourage further international interest in our event,” Justin said.

Two car crews will be chosen from the Toyota 1000 Race Desert in Botswana and the Pharaohs Rally (Egypt), whilst two motorbike riders will be heading to South America from the Taklimakan Rally in China and the Australasian Safari in Western Australia.

A condition of entry into the Dakar Challenge is that entrants must never have participated in the Dakar, nor have finished in the top ten of an FIM all terrain rally.

The Australasian Safari, from 21 to 29 September 2012, is an eight-day endurance race that sees competitors travel mainly off-road tracks through the outback of Western Australia. The event is known as one of the toughest and most challenging motorsport events in the world. This year’s course will be approximately 3500km through the mid west of Western Australia.

Dakar 2013 is a massive 8000km race from Lima, Peru through Argentina and finishing in Santiago, Chile from 5 to 20 January 2013.

For full regulations visit:
http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/dakar-challenge.html

Read the official Dakar release here:
http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/o...news-2013.html

For more information on Australasian Safari visit www.australasiansafari.com.aou
For more on Dakar 2013 visit http://www.dakar.com
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #21
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Thumb What ya's waitin' for... a written invitation...???

Geebus... what more can the generous folks at the Safari office offer you blokes from OS...???

They'll ship you there and back free of charge, make a special award for best placed overseas (european, septic or asian) rider, PLUS offer a free start fee in the "big show" for the highest nominated "Dakar Challenge" entrant...

All this in a politically stable nation with no border crossings, no radical extremist types (well there is this game they call AFL... but that's been deemed incurable ) and a half continent full of glorious desert terrain and weather... where the biggest risk to your well being is the ever so slim chance that you could be handed an (only slightly) less* than icy cold beer during the evening...

(*Though I have it on good authority that after the 2007 debacle... supplies of crushed ice have ALWAYS been well stocked for Safari since that time! ).


So in the words of Barry McKenzie; "What the flock are ya's waiting for ya' pack a' drongo's... pull ya' bl¤¤dy fingers out!"
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #22
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Ok, you talked me into it.

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #23
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Septic...a term for folks from "down under" ?



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Old 04-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #24
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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, 04:50 PM   #25
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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, 08:42 AM   #26
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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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Old 05-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #27
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Jason, I need to browse the new threads more often, you had mentioned doing this but just now found the thread.

Best of luck to you and if you are planning any T-shirt sales or whatnot to raise some funds count me in.
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Jason, I need to browse the new threads more often, you had mentioned doing this but just now found the thread.

Best of luck to you and if you are planning any T-shirt sales or whatnot to raise some funds count me in.

Thanks Doug, much obliged. I have a couple of gigs lined up that should help offset the lion's share. I think I will make up some stickers and shirts for the fun of it, though... will probably make them available for cost, like the airhead rallye team swag on Cafepress.
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New release from Safari:

New course, new terrain, new West Australian experience for Safari 2012


Date: 18-May-2012

Australia’s toughest off road adventure, the Australasian Safari, takes a new turn in September when it heads to the coast for a course covering more than 3000km of stunning but incredibly challenging terrain.

More than 100 competitors in 4x4s, on motorbikes and quad bikes will struggle to look straight ahead and not at the scenery when they will take off from Perth and travel north up the coast to Geraldton, through the wheatbelt and Murchison to tropical Carnarvon, station country and the start of the Ningaloo Reef, before finishing back at Geraldton.

In a shift from the dust, paddocks, and fence lines featuring in previous years, this year new terrain will be challenging. Sandy creeks, river crossings, vegetated sand hills, and natural landscapes are on the cards with some impressive and extreme coastal stages planned.

The course travels on mostly private owned land, meaning this will be the only chance competitors have to experience this otherwise inaccessible course.

Eventscorp Executive Director, Gwyn Dolphin, said it was great to see the 2012 Safari travel through some of WA’s most stunning and diverse landscapes in the Coral Coast and Golden Outback regions.

“The television coverage of this year’s event is guaranteed to be spectacular, and will provide valuable national and international exposure for the region and the State as a whole,” Mr Dolphin said.

Eventscorp is the principal sponsor of Australasian Safari.

The stunning Hillary’s Boat Harbour, on Perth’s northern beaches, will host the sunset Safari Show and Ceremonial Start on Friday 21 September.

The competition stages will start and finish in Geraldton, one of Western Australia’s largest regional cities renowned for its rich farmland, fishing industry and expanded port facilities. Geraldton are also the gateway to the Coral Coast, one of Australia’s greatest natural playgrounds.

Legs Two and Six will finish at one of WA’s favourite family holiday destinations, Kalbarri, known for its almost year-round sunshine. The landscape around Kalbarri is dramatic with limestone gorges and beautiful beaches.

Competition is bound to get fierce when Safari then heads to Shark Bay. Much of the area is made up of national parks and reserves but the course avoids these areas. Nearby Monkey Mia is known for its dolphins, which come to the shore for feeding.

At the mouth of the Gascoyne River, Carnarvon will host Safari for two nights for Legs Three and Four. Leg Three is tipped as the most spectacular stage in the history of Safari. Competitors will travel north through stations that border the Indian Ocean and Ningaloo Reef, providing truly spectacular vision.

Travelling east, the Kennedy Ranges will be the backdrop for competitors as they tackle rocky outcrops, red sand dunes, spinifex, wattle and mallee trees – it’s no wonder this is a favourite spot for 4WD enthusiasts.

Safari then heads inland to the Shire of Upper Gascoyne for Leg Five, and a double overnight stop in Gascoyne Junction. This is a region that is synonymous with the challenges and the romance of early station life. The area suffered devastating flooding in the summer of 2010/11, and the small community is drawing deeply on its pioneer spirit, determined to rebuild the town bigger and better than it was before. Earthworks for a new caravan park are under way, with a new fuel stop and pub also planned. Townsfolk assure organisers they will be ready to welcome the 500-strong Safari entourage!

The final leg will bring the competitors back to Geraldton and the Finish on Saturday 29 September.

Event director Justin Hunt said community support was vital in ensuring Safari can travel offroad in WA.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by support, camaraderie and excitement as we’ve travelled to plan the course and meet with landowners over the last few months,” he said.

Whilst a shorter course this year – in 2011 competitors travelled almost 4000kms – competitors will be forced to race at a lower average competition speed due to technically challenging and rough terrain. The course will be complex for riders and drivers, making the Australasian Safari true to its title of the toughest off-road challenge in Australasia.

For details on entry or to register interest visit www.australasiansafari.com.au .

Moto entrants have the new opportunity of entering the Dakar Challenge, with the highest placed MOTO competitor who has registered for the Dakar Challenge receiving free entry into Dakar 2013. For full regulations visit the Safari website.

Updates are available on Facebook and Twitter at @austsafari and check out last year’s event on our YouTube channel – AustralasianSafari.

Media contact: Janine Pittaway, jpittaway@brightcommunications.com.au +(61)418911796
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #30
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Whilst a shorter course this year – in 2011 competitors travelled almost 4000kms – competitors will be forced to race at a lower average competition speed due to technically challenging and rough terrain. The course will be complex for riders and drivers, making the Australasian Safari true to its title of the toughest off-road challenge in Australasia.



Those competitors competing on large BMW's who were lulled into a false sense of security by prior competitors are boned

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