GS and TS Safari Lift Off

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GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Bozo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:19 am

Dropped into Auto Classic this morning to experience the start of the Safari.

A healthy roll up of participants included Wes, Ross, Guy, Sleepy Paul and Red Emperor Eddy.

It was a surprise to see the Safari Ready sticker on the side of Guy's airhead, the Black Bomber.

Good to see another airhead....a R90S from South Australia on the Safari.

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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Bozo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:32 am

Guy and the Black Bomber
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Bozo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:41 am

Black Bomber certified as Safari Ready
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Bozo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:45 am

Red Emperor Eddy being his usual cooperative self
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Bozo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:50 am

Sleepy Paul about to depart
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GS Safari thru the lens...

Postby Digger » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:03 am

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This Rider overcooked the Corner on the first day.


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Lots of Riders wanting lots of pies and coffees...a goldmine for the local economy.


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Puncture repair at end of day two. Easily plugged and completed the rest of Safari without incident.
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Digger » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:10 am

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Steady as she goes...


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The water was quite deep...in this case it was up to his handlebars. About 5 bikes had to 'dewatered' after taking a gutsfull of water.


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Downed timber on the track which had to be circumnavigated by going around.
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Digger » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:19 am

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James Bond (007) crossing a local bridge...this track was/is part of the Munda Biddi long distance cycling route stretching from Perth to Albany (or Albany to Perth???).


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Good advice...but only if you heed it.


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This Rider chose to walk it first...you are gunna get wet feet anyway. Some of the crossings were a little tricky. Several bikes were drowned over the course of the event.


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Keep left...it's not as deep there!
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Digger » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:26 am

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A not so successful water crossing.



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My Office...sometimes I had to wait long periods to get footage cause the riders were spread so far apart. Oh well, nice backdrop anyway.

From here some of us are heading to Nannup to attend the Adventure Rider Magazine Western Congregation held this weekend.
Back to work Slackers.
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby spacey1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:17 pm

I'm beginning to like your office, digger :P

The ride looked like a blast... and hope that not too many riders were carted off :|
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby brian/5 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:43 pm

Great learning experience . Some great tracks and scenery.

For my oil head when checking river crossing water depth
if feet in boots stay dry you can ride across.
if wet walk it across
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Re: GS and TS Safari Lift Off

Postby Bozo » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:52 pm

Digger

You know that I would respond to your query on Munda Biddi.

It should be described as a trail from Mundaring to Albany

I was involved in the early stages of the development of the track when Albany was always regarded as the ultimate destination.

The first stage was from Mundaring to Collie and opened in 2004.

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