Team Rooney Rides On

When I spoke to Paul early this morning he was already at work jamming mousse into tyres in preparation for Fridays beginning of the awesome Condo750 held in the central west of NSW. Competitors will navigate through 910km of Condoblins finest landscapes presenting both exultation and torture to machine and rider. Rod Colling will be…

Double the Dust!

The 2013 Australasian Safari is on for Rooney Cycle.  This year will see two Rooney Race Specials contest the extreme event. The 2012 bike (shown below being piloted by Jason Adams in last years event) is currently being refurbished and readied for another blast, this time in the hands of adventurer Neil Grime.  Meanwhile, as…

Done & Dusted!

Now the dust has settled and the hard miles are done it is awesome to see that the 1983 bmw has made it through the grueling 2012 Australasian Safari. How hard was day six? Here is what Jason wrote about the leg over on Adventure Rider. “Yesterday was the Kalbarri Death March, haha.. It started…

Day Six!

Day five closed with no major drama. A flat tyre and some navigation hiccups slowed progress but Jason brought the big BM home in 28th position overall. Picture below courtesy Australasian Safari. Today “the Australasian Safari competition moves to Jimba Jimba Station, Winderie Station, Wooramel River, Hamelin on the coast between Carnarvon and Kalbarri and…

Day Four Done Well – Day Five Digs In.

With the drama of day three behind them day four was trouble free, though challenging for Jason and the Rooney team. With sections 9 & 10 completed the team find themselves in Position 30 overall (of motorcycles). Ross Briggs snapped the picture below of Jason navigating the rocky terrain of Leg 4.  The toll on…

Day Four – A stroll through the Kennedy Ranges

Ok, so if you have not already heard over on the Adventure Rider forum (look here for the most up to date commentary or here at the horses mouth for facts and figures) yesterdays special section 2 brought a fault in the Rooney teams ignition control unit (possibly related to an earlier crash where a plug lead…

Day two – three

Jason has finished the second of today’s two selective stages (SS5 Wooramel River 260 km); Detail provided by Troy Carpenter. 27 38 ADAMS Jason BMW R65 M33 04:16:31 04:35 01:35:17 32 38 ADAMS Jason BMW R65 13:32:40 Which places him in 32nd place overall at the completion of the second day (LEG 2) with a…

GO!

After a trouble free prologue (28th) and stage 1 (27th) special the Rooney Team experienced a minor upset in the stage 2 special when, during a minor off some overgrown trackside vegetation seized onto a cable and tore it out of the r65’s throttle.  Jason was assisted by another international competitor, Italian rider Francesco Beltrami to get the show back on…

Get Set!

After a thorough check over the venerable r65 today went through scrutineering.  A sand tyre has been fitted for Saturdays prologue, a 22km blast held just outside of Geraldton WA. Tomorrow the team will make the 400km journey north to Geraldton and prepare for a prologue start at around 2.30 Saturday afternoon.  After that the…

On your mark!

Yesterday I caught up by phone with Jason Adams who is now In Western Australia. He has already done a few hundred kilometers on the Rooney GS special which he described as ‘amazing’ and not at all like the r100gspd he is accustomed to punting through the forest of upstate New York. The bike has been performing well…