Lake Gairdner Salt racing 2013

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Ned 063, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Ned 063

    Ned 063 Been here awhile

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    Well after being rained off for the last 2 years we finally got a run on the salt this year.
    I ride an old bevel Ducati based on a 1972 750 GT engine, currently 888cc.
    This is my 3rd visit to the Lake and the first year there I managed 143mph, which was the 900cc record, this year the DLRA have dropped the 900cc class. So now I have to compete in the 1000cc class against Jap bikes making twice the hp.
    I am not that concerned as my bike is the fastest bevel drive Ducati in the world on salt.
    There were some very quick times this year, old mate Stuart Hooper confirmed he has the worlds fastest Velo by running an amazing 166 mph, on his lastest version of the bike, the capacity is now down from 750 cc to 650cc but it now runs a rootes supercharger. That makes the bike the fastest Brit single in history.
    The other half of my team is my mate Snowy on his Harley Sportster, it has some nice S&S parts inside it and it ran 161mph this year missing the class record of 164.
    Here is a link to some pics of some of the bikes and cars at the event.

    http://stevecraven.smugmug.com/Other/Salt-2013-Lake-Gairdner/28134701_3gGbCh#!i=2377808967&k=9Drkd6w

    Cheers Steve
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  2. Mungo

    Mungo Monarch 53

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    Hmmmm. Looks like we were neighbours. Almost next door to you. My mate Mal was running the MV Augusta. What a great week. Nice pics.
    mungo
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  3. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson SlowRobo

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    Congrats on your success...

    great photos that give the non visitor a good idea of the atmosphere on the salt... tks for sharing.
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  4. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear DrBig Lives......

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    Great effort Ned,

    And thanks for sharing the photos, I couldn't go this year, so sat dribbling looking at yours :D

    Cheers, SB
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  5. PBee

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    Loved the photos..:clap
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  6. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Fantastic! Thanx for the pix and well done. I work just up the road from the lake, and, sure enough, this year had to work. Bloody! Great stuff from the Velo mob!
    :clap:clap:clap
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  7. CJL00

    CJL00 Who said top boxes are useless?

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    Happy it went well for you all. I went in 2010 and loved it, tried taking a crew over the last two years but only ever got halfway there and it was called off.

    The bastards held it this year on the 25th wedding anniversary, I had no chance of going. Look out next year, 26 means nothing (or so I will tell her).

    Interesting it was hot this year, I was expecting that in 2010 so took only t-shirts and nearly froze to death at night. Luckily there was plenty of grog.
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  8. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    More pix, PLEASE....
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  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Watch this space..........:wink:
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  10. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Fkn tease !
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  11. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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  12. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Excellent, great pics, thanks for posting.
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  14. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Nice:clap:clap Thanks for sharing :thumb
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  15. dzl

    dzl adventurer wannabe

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    Thanks again godsilla to you and mates for the fuel top up at the lake for me and mates. Great to meet you. Had a spectacular ride down through the gawler ranges from there.
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    Looking forward to heading back out there possibly again next year. Hard to believe that such an event was being held somewhere so remote.
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    Cant really add to much to your set of pics other than view of the lake itself from the viewing area.<o:p></o:p>

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  16. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    Godsilla just having a look through some of those photos - awesome.

    :clap:clap
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  17. BTBW 01

    BTBW 01 BTBW 01

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    5th year in a row, rained out or not that we ride out to see a day of racing.
    Departing from Pt Pirie, 4day ride 1500km 90% offroad is our usual long way to get there and back.
    Already looking forward to 2014..
    Also found ADV rider GodSilla :thumb
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  18. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Good to hear you made it through the heat of the week, hopefully I'll make it next year,:clap:clap:clap:freaky
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  19. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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  20. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    Had a chat with Shane Gagan the other night at the pub and he said he got a new record and is off to Bonneyville shortly to race. He is having a fund raiser at the Meadows Footy Club in a few weeks. I can find out the exact details if anyone is interested.
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