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    Finke 2018

    Anyone going to race or watch this year?
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    Won't make it due to selling a house, but if you can get there, GO!
    WELL worth the long run to Alice.

    Make sure you go to the scrutineering night, but wouldn't worry about the presso's evening. Was boring as bat shit, expensive and the food was 5th rate garbage.

    Was on of the best events I have attended and the overall mood of the place was unreal. So much happens outside of the actual race and seeing the dust stirred up from the tv Helicopters as the first to arrive back to finish line is something you won't forget.

    Note: take warm clothes. We had clear weather , with sunshine, but the wind cuts you in half. There was about an hour per day that the wind didn't freeze you, but then it became cold again and the coffee couldn't thaw you out.

    Sun burn and 5 layers of clothes...
    Sventek, being a predominantly lazy fuck can you please purchase some for me, bring me the stuff, create something I want after you think of it for me then clean my house, wash my car, dog, bike breathe for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReCon View Post
    Won't make it due to selling a house, but if you can get there, GO!
    WELL worth the long run to Alice.

    Make sure you go to the scrutineering night, but wouldn't worry about the presso's evening. Was boring as bat shit, expensive and the food was 5th rate garbage.

    Was on of the best events I have attended and the overall mood of the place was unreal. So much happens outside of the actual race and seeing the dust stirred up from the tv Helicopters as the first to arrive back to finish line is something you won't forget.

    Note: take warm clothes. We had clear weather , with sunshine, but the wind cuts you in half. There was about an hour per day that the wind didn't freeze you, but then it became cold again and the coffee couldn't thaw you out.

    Sun burn and 5 layers of clothes...
    Cheers ReCon, I know the Desert weather well lol so will be prepared. I'm helping a mate who is riding so will be driving the long way around from Alice to Finke and back the next day.
    Will be there from Thursday to the following Wednesday so should get to see a bit. I haven't been to Alice since I was a small child. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robwas View Post
    Cheers ReCon, I know the Desert weather well lol so will be prepared. I'm helping a mate who is riding so will be driving the long way around from Alice to Finke and back the next day.
    Will be there from Thursday to the following Wednesday so should get to see a bit. I haven't been to Alice since I was a small child. I'm looking forward to it.
    *Inserts jealous emoji here....

    Actually being part of the event is like starting a drug habit. Scrutineering night is , IMO, one of the highlights of the event and you get to socialise with the pro riders as well. Very relaxed...

    Alice has changed quite a bit, but is considerably slower than in the boom times of a few years ago. Todds and Uncles taverns go off over the event weekend and a few days afterwards, so try to go there for one night.

    Have a massive time and enjoy the shit out of it!
    Sventek, being a predominantly lazy fuck can you please purchase some for me, bring me the stuff, create something I want after you think of it for me then clean my house, wash my car, dog, bike breathe for me.
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    #robwas .

    You probably have already poured over the Finke home page, but if not, here's the linky.

    https://finkedesertrace.com.au


    Looks like scrutineering is moved to the start/finish line instead of on the oval near the southern side of the pass, where a moderate walk was the easiest way to get there.
    The start/ finish car park is big, but not that big , so to fit in the thousands of campers who set up on the track instead of in town might be a stretch.

    Unless you can borrow the Tatts chopper and land on the infield , get there early in order to get a spot as it is a hell of a walk from Alice.

    The event in town looks interesting as well, but wasn't on when were there...
    Sventek, being a predominantly lazy fuck can you please purchase some for me, bring me the stuff, create something I want after you think of it for me then clean my house, wash my car, dog, bike breathe for me.

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