High flying test ride in Oz Safari

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Went out for a test ride with Garry Connell and young UK MX star Sam Sunderland ( to get the feel of the bike.

Sam had already been out the day before, and now shot off like a rocket. I just cruised a nice steady pace until I was launched up in the air, feet over seat… My suspension was way too hard and almost spit me off. Did some 60 km before heading back.

Richie (chief mechanic), Gray (mechanic) and Damien Grabham (rider) all got involved in changing the springs and sorting my suspension out. As I was going out for a test, it started pouring with rain again… Test postponed.

Now prepping for scrutineering, organising safety kit, tool kit, registration papers ect.

Annie Seel - Australasian Safari Rally 2011 - Husaberg 570

Photo by: Ross / Team Husaberg Rallye

Arrived Team Husaberg Australia HQ

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Arrived Team Husaberg Australia HQ. Met up with my team mates – good bunch of people!

Crazy winds and rains down here in Perth, they say maybe all week…

Administration and scrutineering. Rally Albania

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All day prepping and getting dokumentation through race administration. Went for a tripmeter/roadbook calibration test ride in town – crazy traffic!

Everything was a bit confusing informationwise, but I just cruised and enjoyed the nice hotel garden where the assistance park is situated beside the pool.

My Australian friend Garry Connell showed up today (Garry runs team Husaberg Australia where I race the Safari Rally). He had raced the Sardegna Rally in Italy last week and now continued to Albania. Nice to meet him here!