Tour Fails

Last known photograph of the Man Magnet. Taken at our event in Copley, Flinders Ranges - shortly before it became an extremely large paperweight.
Last known photograph of the Man Magnet. Taken at our event in Copley, Flinders Ranges – shortly before it became an extremely large paperweight.

1) That time the bus blew up in the middle of the desert. With 6 people & 2 tonnes of gear, 300ks from where we were staying. Luckily a man from a nearby indigenous community agreed to drive us and tow the trailer to our next event. 

As far as we know, said bus is still in Parachilna (marked with an X below) 

X marks the spot. RIP Man Magnet, you served us well in your short life with Big Air School.
X marks the spot. RIP Man Magnet, you served us well in your short life with Big Air School.

 

2) Then we  hired a 4WD so we could do 2,200ks, 5 events and 24 hours of driving over the next 6 days. Before the inevitable happened…

This time on the Oodnadatta Track (point 2 on the map).

 

Oodnadatta Breakdown

 

Let’s just say that the second South Australian tour of 2013 wasnt the best time in our lives.

Scarvey has never come back on tour after this one.. Oh hang on.. yes he has.
Scarvey loved it!

 

 

3) When we had our first national TV appearance. At 5.30am the day after Anzac Day celebrations and… one after another, every single rider crashed during a  live cross while the dude was reading the weather.
If anyone managed to record this – I will pay good money for it!

 

4) When not even a wet towel and a Bee onesie could rescue Droppy from himself.

 

Droppy Bee Onesie

 

5) That time Zammit gave himself a hair cut in Adelaide.

 

Zammit Makeover

 

But what’s a new hairstyle, without a gentle mist of fake tan? Especially when you’re a pro BMX rider…

 

Tanned Zammit

 

6) When this hotel room happened.  Three beds, 12o kilos of event gear, 3 humans, 1 BMX and 6 trillion mosquitos. This was home for 3 glorious nights… Cairns – the place of nightmares.

 

Cairns Room

 

7) When Darwin had no accommodation – so we opted for a Wicked Camper. And the boys got us a free night’s usage by collecting it nude…. The artwork on the van was completely unexpected and it made everyone in the Northern Territory hate us. Except the Council ladies.. they managed to fit in a sneaky selfie with the van after the event had finished. LOLZ. 

 

Dick Van

 

8) When Mimey took a shortcut to collect Rampthony on New Year’s Eve 2014. 3 hours before the event was due to start.Stav Tour FailStav Towing12243898_508658295970000_1580875919_nStav Tour Feet

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