Oz - Condo 750 Cross Country rallye

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  1. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    About 6 Oz Advriders took on the Condo 750
    http://www.condo750.com.au/

    A 2 day cross country rally like a baby Dakar / Oz Safari, we'd also organised a gettogether for Advriders to support the racers and have a gettogether. it was an excellent weekend and Im sure there will be many stories and photos added to this report as the days go bye.

    About 8 of us met up and headed west from Sydney over the mountains to hit the dirt roads to Condobolin

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    A few dramas on the way, my visor broke, johnC dropped his transalp and James had 2 puntures on the Ulysses

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  2. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    RJF's 640 ready to compete

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    Spock's 525

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    Will DR640 and Bill 97 640 rallye

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    Burren rider and his DRZ

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    GTinaus bush mechanicing

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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    reparing your route sheets

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    Loading the route sheets on friday night before the sart on sat

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  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    A view of the start line. Day 1
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    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    A few of the boys at one of the public viewing areas. Getting close to the action..
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    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    I still am bummed this guy didn't win. He was the most stylish rider there IMO and was on it every where. Guess he got lost :lol3

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    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    This is rjf's humble camping abode. :deal

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  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    I could post piccys all night, but will give someone else a go. Just one more. We went out on the town Saturday night, call it ADVrider dress style.

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  9. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    My race highlights - (or if it can go wrong it will in the race not when testing)

    Friday

    Went for a ride to calibrate the trip computer, and one of the float bowl screws came out.

    Saturday

    1st selective

    Camalbak that velcro's into jacket comes loose and is only held on by the drink cord.

    I fix it.

    It comes loose again 200m later.

    I jam it in behind the fairing.


    It (wisely:lol3 ) jumped ship, but was later returned by the sweep vehicle dudes. :thumb

    KTMMatt Bash plate comes off (someone:rolleyes didn't use locktite) and goes under the back wheel at high speed:eek1 . ( no damage to it, they're solid :clap )

    I get arm pump bolting it back on :tough , and notice its loosing oil from somwhere :dunno

    Finish selective

    Service crew fix oil leak - a breather had blown off


    Selective 2

    Something hits my boot.

    I look down at the bashplate that is now side ways as it only has 1 bolt holding it on:baldy

    I fix it.

    Come across Spock and his dead bike. It died when he tried to ride through a swamp:lol3 . I was there and saw the swamp:deal, but I dunno how a swamp forms in a 6 year drought.

    Get to the end where pit crew locktight's the bash plate on and does it up good and proper.


    3rd selective

    I am happy with my navigating so decide to up my pace (from crawling to walking:cry... :D )

    Have a blast.

    Get to the finish and I've lost my time card. Get a big time penalty and have to start day 2 last for that:baldy


    4th selective

    have a good, fun ride. Pass some riders. Good for whats left of my selfestem that is:ricky

    Day 2

    1st and 2nd selective

    Have a blast, pass a few riders.

    3rd selective

    Catch a guy in heavy dust. evantually the wind is blowing the right way so I can get up to him safely. follow him around a big bulldust section, over some logs where the bike "high centres" on a log. :becca

    get it free qiuckly, have the shits so decide to catch and get by the rider in front asap. I decide to out brake him into a sharp, deep bulldust corner.


    I fall over:kboom . below is a pic of the aftermath of my 640 adv going down in the bullldust,:cry from one of the race photog's.





















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    The track gets tighter, and more deep bulldust corners. I keep trying to catch and pass the guy in front but just end up exhausted from picking the bike up, so decide to take it easier so I don't fall any more and get the finish of the section, where the lunch break is.

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    Starts off with some tight deep bulldust stuff so I take conservative, crash free aproach too.

    After that its more open tracks around farm paddocks and plowed up paddocks, Which are perfect for the 640 and me so I catch and pass a few riders, miss 2 turns, but realize my mistakes within a few 100m.

    Get to the end and get told that We cannot start the last section due to fading light. Had the shits (with myself) because if I didn't loose my time card I would have started further up the order and would have been able to start it.

    But its all good, I just get another time penalty:doh, not a DNF.


    So I ride back to condo. Just as I take my protective gear off, a Mr Whippy icecream Van pulls up outside my tent:tb , so I have my first sugar hit in weeks:choppa .

    Then go to the presentation, sleep, wake up, pack up and sleep most of the way home.

    A huge thank you to all the ADV riders that helped out :bow (there was that many I've forgotten some of the names), especially my Crew Cheif -:bow :bow :bow ATGreg, who was there all weekend long.
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  10. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    As well as bikes, cars compete at Condo, the bikes & cars do seperate legs on sat and then swap on sunday, some pretty trick beasties were there.

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  12. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    A few of the Advrider support crew

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    Will & Bill had the best looking Advrider pit crew !!

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  13. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    A few bikes

    Team honda CRF450

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    Another CRF

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    XR650

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    Husaberg hassles

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  14. whitey222

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    Where's the smilie for insanely jealous?






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  16. davorallyfan

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    Condo ADVenture tourists
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    Afternoon Day 1
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    Clean set up.
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    RJF's dummy wasnt spat at all.
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  17. davorallyfan

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    My ride out there resulted in a blown rear shock and a fine of $231 and a loss of 6 demerit points!
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    Not happy!
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  18. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    Spock route sheeting & preparing

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    Servicing RJF

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    Billblat at one of the service stops

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  19. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    End of day 1

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    I think Will & the DR were happy to get to the end of the day :D

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  20. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    GTinAUS hit a huge rock , bent the rim & destoryed the tyre & rode the last 50km to the lunch service on day 1 , then tried to fix it Oz style before carrying on.

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    The lunch service on both days was at a little settlement called Fifield, interesting pub

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