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…

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…

Hey watch it!

Jason Adams is one to watch in the 2012 Australasian Safari according to the event website. We totally agree. Jason is one of a small crew of international competitors taking up the challenge. Paul has the 6×6 Landrover loaded with the badass r65 and is already making his way to Western Australia. Go Jason!

Update: August 5 2012

New Yorker Jason Adams (below on his R100gspd) to ride the Rooney R65gs in the 2012 Australasian Safari. Details on the ‘Race’ Page. A few bit and bobs have been added to the the ‘Workbench’.

Update: February 29 2012

A new page has been added. The ‘Race’ page will be focused on ahem…racing. PLUS New detail has been added to the Rooney Cycles Page. Check out the ‘On the Road” section for a look at some nice road going Rooney Specials. I also posted a couple of K bikes for those fans of the…