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After waking about 5 times during the night, from 3am onwards, thinking I'd better get up to go, i finally managed to get myself out of bed a bit after 7am.

A quick shower, dressed, put the trailer on, load the bike, and off we go. Went along a "short cut", only to find the road closed, and had to double back, costing me about 15 minutes. Sad

This saw me leaving at about 7:30, which meant that some of the speed limits along the way were accidentally overlooked in the interests of being there on time.

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10
Feb
2003

Go Aussies Go!

Posted by simon

How good are the Aussies going in the Supercross!!!

Chad Reed getting his second win this season, and Michael Byrne getting the
SXGP holeshot, and holding on for fourth place!

Ando doesn't seem to be doing quite as well in the 125 series though. New
bike, new team etc could be taking some time to get used to. I mean, he is
used to a big ktm 540, so the yz 250f has got to be a little down on power..

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09
Feb
2003

Broken arm

Posted by simon

Well, its a bit late to be writing a blog about this, but I broke my arm on December the 28th, and just got the plaster off on February the 7th.

I was riding down a hill in the bush and at the bottom were some big dried up puddle holes that had been greatly enlarged by 4wd traffic. I was going a bit too fast perhaps, and the front end just whipped out from under me in one of the holes.

Broke the arm bones just near the wrist.

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09
Oct
2002

AMTRA SA Pyrenees Ride

Posted by simon

The AMTRA SA Pyrenees ride this year was conducted with the help of the Green Triangle Enduro Club http://www.gtenduro.com.au/ , which has a property near Moonanbel, North West of Ballarat.

We chose to make this a family camping trip, and loaded up the bikes, the kids and the camping gear and set off towards western victoria on the Thursday afternoon. Stopping for some KFC for tea, then journeying onwards, we managed to drive to Nhill and stopped there for the night to rest.

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