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Old 01-27-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Finke 2014!

Who's in? Who's racing? What are you riding? Who's volunteering? Who's coming to town to party?


Just threw my hat in the ring for my first race. Waiting to hear official word if I'm in or not. CRF450 X


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Old 01-27-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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Just this minute submitted my entry. WTF have I done?!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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Just this minute submitted my entry. WTF have I done?!!!
I asked ItsGotToBeYellow on Friday night if he was still entering and he was very postive. That being the case, we'll have a support contingent there. I'll would like to drive the dual cab to Alice for scruiteneering and prologue and then down the track Sat afternoon to Finke for Sat and Sun nights. Once the bikes leave on Monday we'll be out of there and heading towards the Oodnadatta Track. We'll also have bikes with us, but they may not go all the way to Alice and wait for us at Finke instead - not really sure how that's going to pan out as we'll have the trailer with firewood, swags, booze and food - we could be very popular and they may want us to stay at Finke with them.

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Old 01-27-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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I asked ItsGotToBeYellow on Friday night if he was still entering and he was very postive. That being the case, we'll have a support contingent there. I'll would like to drive the dual cab to Alice for scruiteneering and prologue and then down the track Sat afternoon to Finke for Sat and Sun nights. Once the bikes leave on Monday we'll be out of there and heading towards the Oodnadatta Track. We'll also have bikes with us, but they may not go all the way to Alice and wait for us at Finke instead - not really sure how that's going to pan out as we'll have the trailer with firewood, swags, booze and food - we could be very popular and they may want us to stay at Finke with them.

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Thanks mate, I was planning to see if you could take my swag and a set of wheels to the Finke end (and I'll just eat your food and drink your beer ) but his Mayoralship said on Saturday he's coming and can drive his car (or mine pending which one we take) to the Finke end (but we'd had a lot of red by that stage so I'm not sure how serious he was) anyway we'll talk when I work out whats happening. Cheers
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks mate, I was planning to see if you could take my swag and a set of wheels to the Finke end (and I'll just eat your food and drink your beer ) but his Mayoralship said on Saturday he's coming and can drive his car (or mine pending which one we take) to the Finke end (but we'd had a lot of red by that stage so I'm not sure how serious he was) anyway we'll talk when I work out whats happening. Cheers
That'll be a first!!! Thought maybe we'd have ice cold beers and Barossa shiraz to wash down steaks etc...we'd also have about a dozen railway sleepers with us........you may not want to do the return leg!!!

Pays to make good plans - Finke is not a pleasant place to camp when it's a foot under water - been there - done that!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #6
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Love too but might have too much on this year. When do they normally fill the entries ?

Had to laugh, top of the list , thought Ben Grabham was having a laugh till I saw his name further down ( bottom of this list )



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brabham, greg bathurst nsw ktm 500 exc 7 719
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branford, ryan alice springs nt ktm sx-f 5 x98
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brooker, evan glengarry vic can-am renegade 10 y06
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burgess, danny blacks beach qld ktm sxf450 5 581
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burgess, michael kangaroo flat vic ktm exc 250f 4 422
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carpenter, shane adelaide sa suzuki rmz 450 6 677
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cartwright, bryan alice springs nt honda crf250 x 8 845
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clissold, brett pirron yallock vic suzuki ltr 9 927
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collins, scott kyabram vic yamaha yz 250 3 395
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cooper, jamie lilydale tas ktm 525exc 8 856
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cossens, ryan numurkah vic honda crf450 5 x96
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coyle, liam kalgoorlie wa kawasaki kxf450 5 502
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cullen, ryan brightveiw qld honda xr650r 2 243
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cummins, declan chinchilla qld ktm exc 8 887
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dooley-mcdonnell, jack alice springs nt honda crf 5 6
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dunn, bradley alice springs nt yamaha yzf250 4 435
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edwards, samuel broken hill nsw honda crf450x 6 622
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faggotter, rodney longreach qld yamaha yz450f 6 14
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fish, mathew kyneton vic ktm 500exc 2 8
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fitzgerald, ben alice springs nt honda crf 450r8 5 558
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gear , brad lucindale sa honda crf 450r 6 650
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gillett, dean mt isa qld honda crf450r 5 509
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glass, nick coppabella qld ktm exc 1 197
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godfrey, daniel palmwoods qld honda cr500 1 108
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grabham, ben bathurst nsw ktm 500exc 2 11
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green, josh soldiers point nsw yamaha yz450f 5 3
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:31 AM   #8
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:44 AM   #9
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:58 AM   #10
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Anyone know how hard it is to get a camp site if you just go to watch?

Going out to watch the Finke is on the short list of things to do, but I was just wondering about accommodation for two or three days while the race is on.

I probably won't end up going though.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:11 AM   #11
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Just got my mine # 803 in the Veterans Class
So, running the PE? Just had another local competitor message me and say that the entry process wouldn't accept his date of birth (too old?) so he dropped his age a few years .....voila! Another veteran.. Good luck to you all.

Hey Trev! best year we had was camped about halfway down the Finke River Rd up on a hill (Harry's Hill or something) with great views and close to the action.....but camped at Finke is pretty good too, watching the bikes and cars hitting the whoops and sand there was awesome..

If you land at Finke there will be a few of us, I'll have a silver Triton dual cab.....call in.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #12
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Anyone know how hard it is to get a camp site if you just go to watch?

Going out to watch the Finke is on the short list of things to do, but I was just wondering about accommodation for two or three days while the race is on.

I probably won't end up going though.

It's 244 KM's of empty wasteland. Not too hard to get a camping spot Nah but seriously the first 60 kms of track at either end are the most crowded but after that it gets pretty desolate and finding a spot with no one in site should not be a problem. Last year we camped out at fuel stop 2 and only saw 1 or two other camps.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #13
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So speaking of camping, those who have run this race, tell me about your camping set up in Finke. I don't have a camper van, but I have tents (plural) and a land cruiser and some friends to drag all my stuff around.

Did you camp at the designated area or did you head a bit down by the river? How many people did you have on your crew? What lessons did you learn?

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:10 PM   #14
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finke camping

Was pit crew one year .Bunch of people camp exactly half way every year..looked after me real well.Hoping to go this year and do simpson..gawler ranges, wilpena after.Had fun ate kangaroo tail lotsa beer.Missed presentation nite as both crashed and were in hozpital
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:54 PM   #15
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im going the cape this yr but nxt yr out to fink along with other places
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