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Forum: Racing Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Race Day Six: Zagora – Erg Cheggaga -...

Race Day Six: Zagora – Erg Cheggaga - Zagora<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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So we went to bed thinking that at least we...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
John agreed with Hertz that when the spare key...

John agreed with Hertz that when the spare key turned up from Casablanca (we still don't know when it actually did) they would remove the two crates from the boot (trunk) and store them at the Hertz...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Thursday Race day five Merzouga to...

Thursday Race day five Merzouga to Zagora<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Woken up by those bloody noisy Germans...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
John managed to negotiate a replacement car at no...

John managed to negotiate a replacement car at no extra cost on the Sunday night, OK there was still the small matter of the €600 fine for loosing the key but at the time of writing, that still...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Mike I had a great time despite all the...

Mike

I had a great time despite all the little dramas, the bike just kept plugging away! It went through the week without the oil and filter change I had planned (oil and filters were in the hire...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Wednesday (Race Day 4) – The Dune...

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Woken again in the middle of the night by Rammstein,...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Excellent result Niek :thumb

Excellent result Niek :thumb
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Tuesday (Race Day 3) – The King’s Stage ...

Tuesday (Race Day 3) – The King’s Stage

First off we got introduced to a “quaint” Tuareg Rallye custom…
being woken at 06.00 to the sound of "Sonne" by German heavy rockers, Rammstein...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Monday (Race Day 2): A good start as I discovered...

Monday (Race Day 2): A good start as I discovered I had finished 17<SUP>th</SUP> on the first stage in the combined Moto amateurs (all ages) and 4<SUP>th</SUP> in the over 50s category. After a short...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Sunday: Time for the race to...

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It didn’t start well when we couldn’t find the keys to the...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Saturday: After a comfy night in the hotel, we...

Saturday: After a comfy night in the hotel, we arose to check the bike over, having also arrived the previous night on the back of my friend Radu’s trailer with his race car.
...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Hi guys<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...

Hi guys<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Sorry I've been absent but struggling round as a noob, meant fairly long days so lack...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
I'm #303 Tony Ferrari www.nomadracing.co.uk...

I'm #303 Tony Ferrari

www.nomadracing.co.uk (http://www.nomadracing.co.uk)
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Bike got finished on Thursday at 23:45! ...

Bike got finished on Thursday at 23:45!

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/MadCowPhotos/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/6B23CC8D-F437-4CC6-905F-8DF6F49F7304_zpsilwytufn.jpg...
Forum: Racing 02-18-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
I've been a bit busy with bike preparation so...

I've been a bit busy with bike preparation so haven't had the chance to update!

The Rally Experience Weekend never happened due to the weather, which is a shame but I guess the risk of breaking...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
640 I'll see what I can do! An update on...

640 I'll see what I can do!

An update on what's been going on since Christmas:

In preparation for my trip out between Christmas and New Year on the Bakery Off Road ride from Andover, I had to...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks Mike, I've found a local place that sells...

Thanks Mike, I've found a local place that sells the uprated All Balls bearing kit, wider bearings, steel inserts in the ends of the spacer tube and new spacers with steel inserts. So I'm giving that...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,716
Posted By Mad Cow
As Tony points out criminal proceedings won't get...

As Tony points out criminal proceedings won't get anyone's money back, he is doing the sensible thing and taking a civil action.

Unfortunately that could be difficult for anyone overseas to...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks for that John, I agree that some of the...

Thanks for that John, I agree that some of the wild speculation can be very frustrating and although equally that is part of the F5 Dakar that most regulars have come to expect, it doesn't mean we...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
:D:D:D Well I have seen a road book or two...

:D:D:D

Well I have seen a road book or two and a few time cards but ride dunes.... nope a complete noob here!

Next outing is likely to be an enduro practice day on Sunday at Sandy in...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Finally it can be revealed just what was said...

Finally it can be revealed just what was said between Marc and Étienne.....


http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/MadCowPhotos/Dakar%202015/B7NrL1YIcAA9q_t_zps8a1fc573.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks for the advice guys Scissors,...

Thanks for the advice guys

Scissors, scalpel and a small sized cutting board added to the road book kit! The board is the perfect size to fit in the zip pouch in the picture.

I just have to...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Yep he's done it! Snooker's over!!!

Yep he's done it!

Snooker's over!!!
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Looks like Ronnie O'Sullivan is about to wrap up...

Looks like Ronnie O'Sullivan is about to wrap up this frame, to win the match 6 - 4, so hopefully no delay for the Dakar on ES tonight :D
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks Dakardood Don't worry lots of...

Thanks Dakardood

Don't worry lots of sellotape on the list as well as highlighter pens for marking up.

And the other little things..... a roll of white duct tape and a sharpie (actually several...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Blimey now I'm getting commissions :D I...

Blimey now I'm getting commissions :D

I didn't expect that.... well nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Which of course is completely incorrect as apparently they used to give you 30 days...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Indeed Balkan Boy...... But that wasn't...

Indeed Balkan Boy......

But that wasn't actually one of Troy's :deal


Edit: why thank you sir :D
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,536
Posted By Mad Cow
I have continued to amass the various bits and...

I have continued to amass the various bits and pieces I require for the Rally. Martin at Torque Racing had loaned me an ICO switch to try with my RNS TripMaster and it worked perfectly, so on a trip...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mad Cow
Oh I forgot; more info here..... ...

Oh I forgot; more info here.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998005 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998005)
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mad Cow
I'm doing the Tuareg in March: Entry ...

I'm doing the Tuareg in March:

Entry

Paid for by an inheritance from my late Father-in-law, going for the hotel option (I'm 54 an need my comfort)! = £1800

Bike

My 2006 KTM450EXC...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
A quick squirt of WD40 and that'll be as right as...

A quick squirt of WD40 and that'll be as right as rain.....



very salty rain mind you :D
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Yes but doing that to Kurt's new bike before he...

Yes but doing that to Kurt's new bike before he has even seen it :D

And I just have to post your comment on FB, just to stir things up :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
A picture of Sam's bike from Donna Gray (Torque...

A picture of Sam's bike from Donna Gray (Torque Racing) on FB

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/MadCowPhotos/Dakar%202015/10929546_10205798408505240_7930546312401388299_n_zps3d959c3a.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By Mad Cow
Caught up at last, had to do hospital visiting...

Caught up at last, had to do hospital visiting duties today (girlfriend's mother has not been too well), couldn't keep in touch because the hospital only offers 15 minutes of free wifi :huh

Great...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By Mad Cow
You're lost :D

You're lost :D
Forum: Racing 12-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By Mad Cow
For those that can; the (British) Eurosport...

For those that can; the (British) Eurosport schedule so far is as follows (all times GMT):

All on British Eurosport (i.e. channel 1 but they don't call it that) except where indicated:

...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By Mad Cow
Can't see why 2wd shouldn't win the Dakar, after...

Can't see why 2wd shouldn't win the Dakar, after all Coma had no trouble winning the last race with 1wd :D
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By Mad Cow
looking at those shots, I'm thinking the side...

looking at those shots, I'm thinking the side tubes are in the "right place" it's just that the Pug is bloody tall!

I wonder where they put the step ladder?
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By Mad Cow
Or maybe they do sit inside the bodywork after...

Or maybe they do sit inside the bodywork after all, they still look fairly low in that picture???
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,497
Posted By Mad Cow
Antonio Great to see you living the dream,...

Antonio

Great to see you living the dream, I'll be following you all the way.

Have a few slow hand claps on credit in case you need them
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