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    Ozzybmx in the lead today

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    40C in stage 2, and people call these things snow bikes, rubbish

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    Thanks for the update, Bill is a beast for sure!!

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    Give 'em hell Ozzy!

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    Wish I were racing that, I've been reading those race reports over the last few years, and I have relatives and friends in Australia, a few in Bill's neighborhood. Was there four years ago. Oz just screams fat bike everywhere you look.

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    It proves how much of a beast Bill is when less than half the field completed the first stage!
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Go Ozzy!

    Who's Bill?

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    Wow...thats really cool..
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    Give 'em hell Ozzy!!

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    Yay Ozzy!
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    Go go Ozzy.
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    Go get 'em!

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    put the Ozzy crunch on them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    put the Ozzy crunch on them!
    Yeah that one just doesn't work, I expect better from you.

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    Bite their heads off, Ozzy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Yeah that one just doesn't work, I expect better from you.
    in corner with dunce hat on..

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    Looks like he took stage 4 today and is still in first place. I should ask, does anyone recognize any other racers from this forum? Lots of fat bikes doing it.

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    Beast! Keep it up Billy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Bite their heads off, Ozzy!
    Now that works!!

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    C'mon ozzy c'mon c'mon!
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    Ozzybmx in the lead today

    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    C'mon ozzy c'mon c'mon!
    Only cricket lovers will get that.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Just finishing this race makes you a machine in my book. Thing sounds brutal.

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    Interesting read today, the 7th place rider fried his press-fit BB, and managed to finish the morning stage where crews managed to create a new BB that seems to barely work, but allowed him to continue. A BB is the last bicycle component I could imagine "creating" out of spare parts in the middle of a desert. Awesome job. Bill is in second place a couple minutes behind. Final stage tomorrow.

    FWIW, reading about these past races and what Aussies do out there has had some benefits for me. I can't tolerate regular cycling jerseys in Michigan's often humid summers - I now typically wear Merino wool jerseys as they breath much better without feeling like I'm wearing a plastic bag. I use the normal ones for cooler temps. And specific to this race, I read some advice to bring cold Coca Cola's for the racers. I learned this the hard way a couple years ago doing a 40Mile race on my fat bike in "real feel" temp of 104F w/80%+ humidity. Water, electrolytes didn't work for me afterwards, felt really awful so I stopped into a local store and bought a cold can of Coke. Problem solved, brought me back to life pretty quick. Would love to see pics of what happened to that guy's BB and what they did to make a new one.

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    Bill was 2nd overall and won U50 category. Well done mate.
    Will be very interested in your training regime, when you get back to the real world
    I imagine a big night at the Birdy pub will be had

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Balogh View Post
    ...A BB is the last bicycle component I could imagine "creating" out of spare parts in the middle of a desert... Would love to see pics of what happened to that guy's BB and what they did to make a new one.
    One thing I learned living in the Oz outback, no problem is insurmountable.
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    My old man did a lot of remote travelling, going around and through Oz several times
    He loved it and was one of the finest bush mechanics you could meet
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    ... and if we just ... No worries

    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    One thing I learned living in the Oz outback, no problem is insurmountable.
    "No worries mate" was something I would hear on a daily basis there. And it's not "slang" either I'm also into music, and one musician I've taken advice from on gear is a guy I know who makes a living busking around Adelaide. He 's even bought items from me for a friend I didn't want. Getting used gear from the US is often cheaper than buying new in Oz.

    Noticed the guy with the broken BB finished overall behind Bill, but he's not listed in the categories.

    The overall winner was 50+ I'm not there yet, just a couple years out. Was fun following this race over the net.
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    Well done, Ozzy! Now put down that beer and write us a proper race report.
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    Do we think this is a good opportunity to point out to Ozzy that if he had trained on a heavy steel bike like a Pugsley instead of one of those lightweights he favours, it would have given his legs wings and he would no doubt have won.

    Good onya Ozzie!
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    Very impressive, well done sir!!

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    Congrats! Very cool (or hot in this case).

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    Good show mate!

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    Wow.... my own thread

    Thanks for the encouragement guys, just back in the land of mobile phone reception, Internet... toilets, beds and not having to sit on a saddle.

    Race report in the next few days, it will go something like - Heat, Sand, Headwinds, Heat and Headwinds.

    The BB fail was a pressfit but the shell was a funny size, a bush mechanic job was done by putting 2 x BB30 bearings into the existing bearing shells an tightening the cranks up... they lasted a further 130km after that.

    Report to follow.
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    Great job Bill, well done!

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    Way to go Ozzy!

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    Well done Bill! Hey, something malfunctioned in my last post, there was the angry red burning face after "No Worries" - just fixed that, hope Velobike didn't think I was flaming him. So how did the Nexties handle that punishment? (Have a set on the way for my next bike build).

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