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April 29, 2009

PACKING FOR TAHITI

Filed under: Fredrick Patacchia — Tags: , , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 4:23 pm


Getting amped for the next event — Here’s a clip I made today with Andrew Oliver for my site insurfnews.com

Aloha,

Freddy P

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April 14, 2009

SICK PITS

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The Paddock … © biltsurf.com

Got pretty lucky last weekend and got paddock passes for the V8 Supercars exhibition race at the Melbourne Grand Prix along with getting to watch the Friday practice session of the F1. Crazy times, the loudest thing I’ve ever heard and I was blown away at the speed of those cars …

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The Pits … © biltsurf.com

… TV doesn’t do those cars any justice, so much faster in real life. All in all, really good experience, met up with V8 Supercar Oakley team riders Rick Kelly and Greg Murphy, legends of the Supercar series.

Super-cool guys. Added some photos from the day and with the drivers. Stoked I got to do this while in Melbourne … good times!

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Got to go down the pits with Rick Kelly of the Jack Daniels team and also meet Greg Murphy (pictured)and the Sprintgas crew. © biltsurf.com

– Davey

April 3, 2009

ROOS

Filed under: Aritz Aranburu — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 5:14 pm

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Searching for roos … © All pics: aritzaranburu.com

When one returns home after a trip to Australia the first two questions are always the same.
The first thing you’ll be asked is: – “How was this trip?”
The answer is very clear, it can be either good or bad.

The second question is always: – “Have you seen many kangaroos?”
This is the million dollar question, these things seem to be the envy of the world, and you know this now before you even leave home. So we made sure that before we made our return trip that we had a Yes!

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The drive to Sydney …

It was the first trip to Australia for Arantxa, and since the day I arrived I had heard repeated about 56 times the same question: “When will I see a kangaroo?”

I replied that “In the worst case we could always go to a zoo, but that “Australia is very wild and we would be close to seeing some in passing if we wait.”

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Sign number 186 and still hadn’t seen one …

After Snapper we toured the East Coast to Sydney where we saw about 235 posters of Kangaroos attention! The days passed and still we had not seen any until just a few miles off Sydney. It was sunset and I was behind the wheel when I noticed something far away, I noticed Arantxa was also trying to find out what it was.

I advanced a little and exclaimed: “Noo, nooo, nooooooo …!!
– And then when we were very close – Oh god! – She cried.

Poor kangaroo was on the side of the road … May he rest in peace.

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New camera. So henceforth expect to see more photos.

Five kilometres later we saw another vision – Kangaroo! … And he also hit. Arantxa landed at home today (and didn’t get the chance to see more kangaroos), so when she is asked that second question she will respond with a “yes” but without a smile on her face.

Greetings from Tasmania,

– Aritz

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