Need the help of 25,000 ExploreOz users

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Howdy All

I reckon if 25,000 EO users put in $200 each then I could set up ExploreOz Racing and tweak my Ranger a bit to participate in next years Dakar !!

Obviously I will drive and maybe Mick O could navigate - I would probably have to take out my fridges and replace them with tools and spares but hey, I will cope !

Allan B could be head of electrical - both Ron's could do mechanical - Michelle can do permits and entries and I'm sure with some other members we could be on a winner AND the podium !!!!

What do ya reckon ???


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Gazz





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Reply By: Genny - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 20:31

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 20:31
Dream on! :)
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Reply By: qldcamper - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 20:43

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 20:43
Yep, probably would take 5 mil to make a ranger compeditive lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:27

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:27
Howdy qldcamper

I would put my house on me getting further up the leader board in my Ranger than if I took my 200 series !! One can only imagine how many millions Al-Attiyah's Hilux is worth and with probably no original Toyota parts on it at all !

Anyway - I'd be happy to leave my Ranger at home if you lend me your rig :)

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Gazz

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Follow Up By: qldcamper - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 07:43

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 07:43
Your the one that started a stupid thread so dont take offence if people leave stupid replies.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 13:55

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 13:55
Dear qldcamper

This is all tongue in cheek have a laugh stuff and I have not taken offence and I didn't think your reply was stupid - didn't you notice the wink at the end of my reply re: your car ??

Apologies for my sense of humour being different to yours

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Gazz

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Follow Up By: qldcamper - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:53

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:53
No worries. My wife tells me everybody's soh is different to mine, whats she tryong to say?
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 20:48
All good mate

For many many years - long before this politically correct BS surfaced I was always telling people that " everyone is different "

And I have also been told by many many people over the years that I AM very very different - and so be it !

Re: the missus -
My first wife said to me - you buy that new race bike and I'm leaving !!!


Well, I got three seasons out of that new bike and quite a few trophies and sashes lol lol true story

All the best

Gazz
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Reply By: RMD - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 21:05

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 21:05
Heat stroke manifests itself in many ways. Dehydration, then delusion. More water Gazz!
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:25

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:25
I drink heaps of water RMD - it's just mixed with hops, barley and yeast :)

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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 22:27

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 22:27
Hey, Gazz - It look to me, like there's quite a few extra zero's in your figuring - have you been involved with setting the U.S. Budget figures lately??

I reckon you might get 20 EO users to contribute $2 each towards your Dakar attempt - and that's probably just enough to buy some cans of Amber liquid, so you can suck on them, while you watch the Dakar on TV!! LOL

P.S. - Do they even let Fords attempt the Dakar?? LOL

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:33

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:33
Howdy Ron

" It look to me, like there's quite a few extra zero's in your figuring "

A Japanese chap I know was involved with the winning Pajero quite a few years ago and he told me it cost the team over 5 million that year to win - so I'd hate to have only 2.5 million of funding and come second - geez it wouldn't be worth the effort hey !!

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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 22:42

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 22:42
Mate I'm in.
Had similar thoughts tonight as I watched the Dakar Peru but might I suggest an alternative and something infinitely more achievable.....FINKE!

Already sort of done that (from the stands) but a well prepared Arctic Cat side by side....I know where there is one ready to go :-).






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Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 09:01

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 09:01
This could be the inaugural pilgrimage to the Red Centre for explore Oz members
Giving us someone to cheer for ....
Allan is already in his planning stage .....
Mick o would be there for sure as long as he doesn't break down on the way LOL :))
The rest of us would be right behind you !!
My 2.00 £ is in mail....
Vroom vroom
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:37

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:37
Howdy Mick

As I'm currently only $4,999,998 shy of my target I will keep the side by side thing in mind and get back to you !

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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:09

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:09
Gday
Well you arnt going without me as genrral layabout and fixit if at all possible
And my $2.00 is in the mail
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:40

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:40
That's the spirit Muz

You're on the team - I will have logistics take an extra chair should you wear yours out !

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 14:41

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 14:41
Gday
Thanks Gaz
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Reply By: Member - sweetwill - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:42

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:42
Mate im in, send me your bank details,lol,
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:43

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:43
Howdy sweetwill

Good onya mate - but it will be $215 if you want a team hat lol

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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 09:09

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 09:09
There are a few negative replies from non believers. I truly belive that you can win this event with enough suppost. To show my confidence ...post your fax number and I will fax you 200 x $100 notes . That should help!!!
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Follow Up By: RMD - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:44

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:44
Bf
Be careful giving away money like that, Gazz might not use it for the intended purpose and Fax himself to the Bahamas for some R&R in a Bar.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:47

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:47
Howdy Bigfish

" There are a few negative replies from non believers."

I've noticed that - certainly need more positive people like you on the team ! I will buy a few extra rolls of fax paper in readiness for more positive people like you lol

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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 11:05

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 11:05
No RMD..I trust him. Besides if he needs more money I can just photocopy some more and fax it to him. No problems......
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Follow Up By: Genny - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:19

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 12:19
And if his fax machine runs out of paper, fax him some more.
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 13:05

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 13:05
Dear Mr Gazz - It has com to my atention that yu are in need of some seerious amounts of financhul funding.

I hav to advize yu that yu ar in luck. I am a Nigerian Prince, Prince Shehu Ahebi Adetokunbo Adenuga the IVth, and I am in need of help to get $26 billion Nigerian Nairas (US$71,637,672 dolars) out of escrow in Uganda.

This monies is monies left to me by a 32nd cousins uncle, who banked the monies in Uganda, to avoid seveer taxes in Nigeria.

Unfortunately, seveerly corrupt bank officials in Uganda are now demanding US$1,000,000 dolars to release the monies to me.

I need yor help to bribe these seveerly corrupt Ugandan officials, and you can do that by sending me your bank deetails, computers passwords, scanned copy of your drivers licence, and tax file numba - so I can deposit US$1,000,000 dolars in your bank account, to pay theese severly corrupt Ugandan officials.

By doing this transakshun this way, it ensures there is no link to me paying off these severly corrupt Ugandan officials.

To reward you for the use of yor bank account to pay these officials, I will include an additional $5,000,0000 Australian Dolars in my deposit as payment for yor services in dealin with these severly corrupt Ugandan officials.

I trust you will act with alacritty and help me in this payment endeavour, and thereby also acquire the funding you need for yor Dakar attempt.
Please treet this request as urgent, I await yor immeediate reply with all your personal and banking details.
Yu can contact me anytime on my discreet Yahoo email address - nigeerianscam@yahoo.com

Yours in complete honesty,

Prince Shehu Ahebi Adetokunbo Adenuga the IVth
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Follow Up By: Kenell - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 13:28

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 13:28
I am no expert but I doubt this is genuine . Unfortunately the world is full of dishonest people.

On the other hand I am very interested in supporting honourable sporting endeavours. Please keep me posted on your progress and as soon as 24,998 forumites have completed their pledges I will make it up to 25,000.

PS. How long did it take you to get around the spell check Ron?
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Follow Up By: RMD - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:07

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:07
Kennell
What is this, “the world is full of dishonest people”? There is you, me and a few others above reproach so that cuts out the FULL aspect. Nearly full, yes!
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Follow Up By: RobynR4 - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:43

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:43
Your Highness, your cousins have been calling me anything up to 4 times a day in their efforts to make up the amount owing to those corrupt officials. Well, my husband and I haven't let them get to the "Can we have access to your computer" or "Can you give us your bank details" but we've been highly amused by their amateur efforts.
They usually tell us they're from Telstra and there's a problem with our security or that they can get us a better deal.
Do you think you could perhaps ask them to lay off calling?

Good luck with your efforts but please rule me out.

Respectfully yours
Robyn
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:23

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:23
Dear Robyn - I am sorry to heer yu are being called 4 times a day by telefone scammers.
I personaly think that is an awful low thing to do.

But I can assure yu that not a single one of my esteemed Nigeerian friends or relatives would stoop so low, as to try and scam Australian people by telefone.

Those scammers would almost certainly be low-life Indians or Ugandans, never Nigeerians.
Nigeerians are the most honest, upright people I know. They would never, ever attempt to cheat rich white peeple out of their monies.

As a result, yu see I am unable to do anything about yor scam calls.

However, I can help you finanshully in many other ways, you only need to contact me by my discreet email adress - nigeerianscamers@hotmail.com - and I will immediately assist you to gain much personal riches.

Yours in complete honesty,

Prince Shehu Ahebi Adetokunbo Adenuga the IVth

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Follow Up By: RobynR4 - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 22:21

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 22:21
Still working out the finances, Your Highness.

But cacking myself in the meantime!!

:)
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Reply By: RobynR4 - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:44

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:44
Hmm. I'm mid-way through reading (for the 3rd time) Charley Boorman's book of his Dakar attempt.
It's much, much easier watching it on tv.
Just putting it out there...

:)
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 21:23

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 21:23
Howdy Robyn

I've watched all of Charlie Boorman's videos and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed them I know why he had such difficulties with the Dakar !!

Riding that overloaded already way too heavy from standard BMW he loves so much would be like trying to win the Monaco Grand Prix driving a double decker bus !!

Ride light I say


Cheers

Gazz

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 16:47

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 16:47
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OK, I'm in Gazz.

Do you accept PayPal?

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 17:25

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 17:25
Howdy Allan

I might just wait a bit longer before signing up with Pay Pal - coz at the rate the funds are coming in I might be racing a 4WD Tesla in the 2040 Dakar !

Thanks

Gazz
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 17:32

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 17:32
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No worries Gazz.... I'll hot-wire it for you!

Picked up a few clues from "Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor" in the 1990's TV show "Home Improvement".
It'll go like The Clappers!
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 21:43

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Ahh Gazz and Muzz, you remember Tim do you? lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 21:50

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 21:50
Certainly do Allan

Loved his work - got most of my renovating skills from him and as a consequence got most of my arguments from my missus lol lol ha ha ha

Cheers

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Reply By: Candace S. - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:36

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:36
I'll happily contribute 200 Zimbabwe dollars! :)
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:02

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:02
Ha ha! Classic! I guess Gazz could always roll the notes up, and smoke them, while he goes through his list of required Dakar modifications!

They should at least be well infused with the fumes from drying Zimbabwe tobacco leaf, so that'll save him buying real cigarettes!

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:59

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 16:59
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Here you are Gazza. My compliments. Copy off as many as you need.

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:48

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:48
Howdy Allan

It's looking like I will have more chance of catching a Humpback whale in the Todd River with a butterfly net than raising the required funds on here to participate in next years Dakar lol

Appreciate your donation but somehow I think your 100 Nairas, Candace's 200 Zimbabwean dollars along with Muzbry's 2 bucks won't even get me a decent roll of cloth duct tape lol

Think I will have to try some sources other than this great forum and perhaps aim for the 2030 Dakar !

Cheers

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:00

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 17:00
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Fair dinkum, this forum IS different to most 4WD forums.
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 19:25

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 19:25
Howdy All

From Allan B ..." Fair dinkum, this forum IS different to most 4WD forums."

Looks like most people on here understand my sense of humour and could see that I was just having a bit of fun. I love the Dakar and have been following it almost since it started in the late 70's ?? I was going to start the thread with
" who watches the Dakar " but opted for the funny side instead as I like to put a bit of humour into a way too serious world !!!

After it left Africa and went to South America ( Chili, Bolivia and Peru ) I watched from home and was fascinated by the countryside, the people and especially the sand hills of Peru - I just want to drive across them !! So I did some research last year on some Dakar Tours and found a couple that were what I was after and started getting serious about making plans for the 2020 event. But Dakar organizers are currently in negotiations to get the Dakar back to Africa next year, so should that happen I won't go to Africa but will still go to South America for a holiday and hopefully arrange a drive through those unbelievable sand hills !

Now, not sure how to say this without sounding big headed but here it is anyway - a few years ago I spent two weeks driving with and alongside 5 time Dakar driver and 8 time Australian Safari driver Shusei Yamada and he said to me on more than one occasion that I should be racing rallies - something about I read the track and its conditions so quickly, perfectly and choose the best lines !
I guess this comes from racing dirt bikes for ten years and riding them for 30 years - made the podium at the Australian Championships one year and would have won the title the following year but suffered a mechanical breakdown one minute before the finish line, but as Dick Johnson always used to say - that's motor racing !!

So I hope you fabulous folk on here understand where I'm coming from and I hope I didn't waste space on this site with my post ?? I loved all the replies and had a good laugh.

I'm way too old to ride a bike in the Dakar but if anyone has a spare 5 mill then I would be happy to represent ExploreOz in a vehicle of your choice and would give it my best shot - as I have always done !

Allan B - you'd probably have half a mill in lost change under your couch cushions wouldn't you ??


Cheers

Gazz







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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 21:22

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 21:22
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"I like to put a bit of humour into a way too serious world"

Go for it Gazz. This is far better than the Friday Funnies.

I did have a look between the couch cushions but all I found was a couple of chocolate wrappers and someone's phone. Still going through the photos..... fascinating!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 21:35

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 21:35
" and someone's phone. Still going through the photos..... fascinating!!!!! "

That's gold - a bit naughty but very funny ha ha

Cheers

Gazz
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Reply By: Member - Mark C (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 21:37

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 21:37
Great post. I have been sharing the fun with my wife. I too have watched the Dakar for many years and the young Aussie motor bike rider from Queensland currently winning is an inspration to all.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 21:45

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 21:45
Howdy Mark

Toby Price has been riding superbly considering his wrist injury but I reckon Quintanilla will pip him tomorrow as he's only a minute behind Price !
I certainly hope not but Quintanilla is an awesome rider !

Cheers

Gazz
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Reply By: Member - Mark C (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 22:00

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 22:00
My friend runs QMP near Boonah and Toby regularly practices there. He told me before this years evant he was booked in for some promotional stuff but they(red bull) canceled as Toby needed to rest the wrist. A great outcome if he wins again.
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 07:48

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 07:48
Yee Haa

Well done Toby Price - you are an absolute champion !!!



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Follow Up By: RobynR4 - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 22:30
Bottom line is...anyone who does Dakar is amazing beyond words in my books.
I've been watching it for maybe 15 years thanks to my passionate biker hubby (who ironically, Gazz, has a BMW R1200R and frequently points out "that's the off-road version of my bike!" on ads or in real life.)
Some people get through Christmas and then look to hot cross buns.
Some do Christmas and look forward to a bit more holiday before work calls them back.
Some do Christmas and then look to the New Year parties.

We do Christmas and count the days til Dakar starts.

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 at 06:48

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 at 06:48
Hi Robyn

The Dakar sure is one tough event and even just to finish is a huge achievement in itself - this year in the bikes there were 149 starters with only 70 finishers. Obviously many didn't finish because of mechanical breakdown and quite a few crashes stopped some from finishing but fatigue/exhaustion also stopped others.

Back in the late 90's I rode in a four day rally in south west England based on the Dakar ( it was organised by former Dakar riders ) and I was just happy to be in the 25% of riders who managed to finish the event - non stop rain made conditions extremely tough but determination, stubbornness and a never give up Aussie attitude got me to the end ! Oh to be young again !!

" We do Christmas and count the days til Dakar starts. " lol - I'm the same.

Thanks for the reply and give hubby my regards


Cheers

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