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Discussion in 'Australia' started by mike cramb, Jul 9, 2007.
Sorry I didnt realise this is for Oz Safari pics. Morini Dakar, not Safari.
Hi All! I came across this thread as I was trying to see if there were any photos of my Dad, Bruce Sanderson. Very cool finding and reading this story! Unfortunately, I couldn't find the photo you were talking about that had him in it. Any chance it's still floating around and you could send it to me? Thanks so much!
I will see if I can find a few of Dr Bruce... maybe one of him with his Husky on the Safari...
... but I think that I have a few from the year we blasted through the outback in one of our (Automotion Pty Ltd.) Toyota Troppcarrier ambulances together (I was driving) on the 1991 YAMAHA Spirit of Adventure "Boomerang Tour"... from Sydney to Ayers Rock. that was a hoot!
Last night i watched a wrap up of the 2004 Safari, narrated by Glenn Ridge who also competed. (as did Brocky in a V8 Colorado).
Interesting to see (1) the bike thats now in my posession, seized on the 4th day (2) AC question a rider whop miraculously passed him somehow , but AC didnt see the pass, and (3) a Yamaha rider question how John Hudson also managed to pass him, perhaps bypassing gates/checkpoints?
I think i might have that safari on dvd as well!
Or did you watch it else where? (Youtube?)
There were a LOT of fences/gates and tracks down the wrong sides of them in the NSW (Bathurst) Safari's 2002/'03/'04. Unfortunately that's one of the hassles with setting navigation rally courses in pastoral/agricultural areas where the property holdings/paddock sizes are relatively small (CONDO 750' battles with this every year).
The 'Safari and similar events are best suited - from a course and navigational perspective - to the wide open back blocks of the outback (western NSW, SA, western Qld, NT red center and the upper two thirds of WA)...
But the opportunity to utilise thes places is getting further and fewer/farther between; especially when the "punters" want to have hotel rooms at their disposal, or at least powered camp sites on manicured lawns - for their motorhomes and toyhaulers - at every nights bivouac... preferably the same place over the event duration.
It ain't like this anymore... softcocks...
I think that was one of the easier to find Safari DVDs. I'm pretty sure I have that one and the year before or after on DVD and there were many copies when I looked.
Seeing these, made me look deep into my archives, found a few,
Yep the dvd is available online, got myself a copy.
Warren Strange #2 prologue on the beach run was clocked doing 195
It didn't end well for Warren that year IIRC...?
195 is waaaaaay fast for a dirt bike...
tru dat ! my 1190 pulled 190 on a hard pack beach with the tide out, i find warrens 195 hard to believe , having raced that exact same beach in his wheel tracks. Not saying it could'nt just saying its hard to believe. It musta had some poke!!
The RXV 550 Aprilia was an absolute rocket... not to poo poo the 1190R... but I think the 'Prilia might just have the edge on power to weight ratio... they are real light weight exocet missiles...
that is... until they go off!
The hub is a standard BMW rear drum brake from the era. The "spaghetti looking rear swing arm" is a carefully designed 4130 item 100mm longer than standard and is not considered heavier or stiffer than it needs to be.
Cheers for that GT. #15 Fred Powell, #16 Howard Bathgate. 2007 Safari, pretty standard DRZ but reliable enough to carry the pudding all the way!
Is that "Yellow Mountain" out near Nymagee GT ?