2006 National Bus Roadeo

KandyA 25 October 2006 26

from a whole of ACT Govt post – I cant believe Riotact missed this event, I want Wayne on my bus!

Congratulations to ACTION Bus Driver Wayne Farley…

The 2006 National Bus Rodeo Winner!!!

The 2006 National Bus Roadeo was hosted by ACTION on Sunday at the Transport Industries Skills Centre. The Roadeo is a competition of driving skill and accuracy. Bus operators came from across Australia and New Zealand to compete. Bus roadeos have been conducted in the USA and Canada for many years, with Australia’s first national bus rodeo commencing in 1991. This is the second time ACTION has hosted the event, previously hosting it in 1997.

The course included obstacles which drivers must avoid and steel plates on the pavement which must be touched by the bus wheels. Competitors were given two attempts at the course, with penalty points being accrued if obstacles are touched or if any of the steel plates are not touched.

Wayne competed against 17 other entrants from around Australia and New Zealand to take the winning prize. Well done, Wayne!!!!!

UPDATED: Bighead has sent in a picture from the Busman’s Ball which followed the Roadeo and featured ACTION’s new ticket inspector (HAW HAW HAW)


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Thumper Thumper 8:21 am 27 Oct 06

Tristan or Siegfrid Farnon?

sheer sheer 10:32 am 26 Oct 06

oh you love it still, admit it snahon.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present Absent Diane of the Imminent Present 10:23 am 26 Oct 06

yep okay… it was just the guy from all creatures great and small – he wasn’t a doctor who. I think I must have made some strange association between the two when I was kid. DAMN.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present Absent Diane of the Imminent Present 10:19 am 26 Oct 06

that doesn’t sound right. i have probably gotten myself all confused (that happens a lot)

snahon snahon 10:18 am 26 Oct 06

Dunno what is scarier – they cost more to make than the value of your car or that you evidently know quite alot about something I can recall watching before my age reached double digits. 🙂

sheer sheer 10:06 am 26 Oct 06

While the BBC apparently does not recommend fans build their own Daleks, it doesn’t mind endorsing those made by http://www.thisplanetearth.co.uk (I’d do one of those fancy link things if I knew how, maybe JB will help me out here). There are also some rather tantalising photos of owners INSIDE their Daleks – think of the fun you could have down at the local shops with that. I’d just like to point out that a standard Dalek costs more than I paid for my car. Just saying.

Thumper Thumper 9:55 am 26 Oct 06

That would be Peter Davidson AD….

So, when do we get out the black clothing and beanies and steal the dalek?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:51 am 26 Oct 06

I want two daleks – but only if they’re both hot!

evee evee 9:38 am 26 Oct 06

Someone find out where they got the dalek from and how we can get it! Its on my christmas list.

Jey Jey 9:28 am 26 Oct 06

I would also like to indicate my desire for a dalek.

That is all.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present Absent Diane of the Imminent Present 9:24 am 26 Oct 06

okay with bigheads help we should steal the dalek. Then we can share it.

because I am pretty sure I was named after that actor who played the doctor who was also in all creature great an small, I should probably get the most time with it.. but I will share it

Thumper Thumper 9:20 am 26 Oct 06

Yeah, I always used to wonder how daleks got to fall out of windows or off the ramparts of ancient castles.

KandyA KandyA 9:08 am 26 Oct 06

does the dalek require deployment of a disability access ramp or is it one of the unfeasable new floating daleks (that I find incredulous) I mean really, how is the Doctor to bring his superior intellect to bear now? gone are the days when brains prevailed over brawn – ” oh no – DALEKS! – quick – go up stairs, thatll fix ’em”
I also want the dalek

Thumper Thumper 7:44 am 26 Oct 06

I want a dalek too!

nyssa76 nyssa76 11:46 pm 25 Oct 06

I want the Dalek!!!!

bighead bighead 7:34 pm 25 Oct 06

not that i know of, I shouldve only wished, sorry bout the crap quality froim the phone, Ill have to take my camera with me again 😀

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:44 pm 25 Oct 06

Did a naked chick pop out of the Dalek?

bighead bighead 4:11 pm 25 Oct 06

yeah they finished the event off at a main hotel conference room that night, Ill try to email the pic to johnboy of the new NO NONESENSE ticket inspector 😀

Just for a note, the giant ice sculpture of an ACTION but was quite impressive, it did look expensive though.

KandyA KandyA 3:57 pm 25 Oct 06

I would hope so,
they should also have to try to catch smarmy little toe-rags by their baggy jeans by closing the back doors before they escape

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 1:29 pm 25 Oct 06

Do they get extra points for using Government resources to drive union members to rallies for free, at the tax payers expense? WIthout contributing a single cent to the hire of the service.

FBT that one…

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