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Aussies doing Saudi DAKAR (2020) now 2021

Discussion in 'Australia' started by bend27, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Rtw1day

    Rtw1day Adventurer

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    Any updates on how Price is doing or what happened? Was doing so well
  2. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    And adding insult to injury the Sydney Morning Herald in their news flash about TPs crash put him on a Red Bull HONDA...:fpalm
  3. Rtw1day

    Rtw1day Adventurer

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    Tony Rice onboard the Red Bull Honda
  4. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    Ironically for today TP switched his Tony Rice helmet for the Speedy tribute one....
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  5. Frapple

    Frapple Been here awhile

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    There will be a lot of gutted TP fans in OZ tonight . Quite a few in Portugal also I am guessing .
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  6. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    Toby update from last night, broken collar bone and pretty beat up and a knock to the head. Not great but way better than the initial reports we had come through. feeling relieved...
  7. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Such a shame for him, it is an unforgiving race. Daniel Sanders is still in the running but had a fall today as well according to his Facebook page. Lost all of his water and broke his gear lever.

    I hope he continues on and finishes well.
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  8. KevinX

    KevinX Been here awhile

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    stage 9 bike highlights on you tube

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  9. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    :(:
  10. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Bugger...oh well...Go hard Colonel Sanders!
  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  12. motoxfox

    motoxfox Been here awhile

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    Can anyone update on the extent of Toby's injuries please?
    Radio this morning saying a Brkn Collarbone.

    Above Feral5 gives reason to think its more than that.
    Over on the F5 a report from Heinz Kini(gadner?) says Shoulder plus 2 brkn wrists and foot.

    If so thats terrible news.
    Wishing you a Speedy recovery Toby.

    Good luck in the remaining stages ....DanSan, Mike Burgess, Andy Houlihan!

    EDIT: this current page / update from Feral5 didn't refresh till after I posted.
    Seems the Collarbone may be the extent of it?
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  13. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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  14. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    Initial injury reports yesterday were gladly incorrect. Rickys interview said he repeatedly asked where he was and who Ricky was.
    Post from his mate billy geddes today
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  15. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Could've been worse...could've said Yamaha :-)

    Fuck it's a dangerous race! Luck ( or bad luck) plays a big part .

    Wouldn't think any less of Toby if he decides to go 4 wheels in the future.

    Laia summed it up pretty well in her interview I thought when she said it was too fast and too dangerous
  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Yep, I’m an advocate of the race being in rougher terrain, more technical, more navigation, more marathon sections

    there are plenty of races if all your interested in is which bike has the fastest outright speed or rider around a lap that don’t interest me much

  17. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Talking speed, didn’t they drop to max 450cc? in the top class to slow things down?
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  18. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I saw one report earlier that said shoulder/ arm, two broken wrists and an ankle. And concussion obviously.
    Everything since only mentions shoulder/ collar bone .
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  19. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    There is at least 1 gutted fan in NZ as well. A true Aussie battler, wishing him a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.
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  20. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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