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Old 07-11-2013, 08:14 AM   #2530
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Location: Huanuco, Peru, SA, home in Mid-Coast Maine, USA
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Originally Posted by Bluebull2007 View Post

You guys have me in hysterics.

But to be completely serious, I knew still had this disease, so thanks for confirming it Hogwild. The Mrs. was very unimpressed, because she was sure the disease was gone for good after the shock of the original incident. She was even very supportive at a point but now it has all changed again, especially when she eventually recognized the signs in the image.

Charapa, if its only two days maybe I can still enter... This spectating things is way to frustrating. Last time I spectated the ASO official guys tried to tackle me off the bike as I rode up the start to park next to Coma on my 800GS. It helps when the local carreteras have no clue of difference between a 450RR and a BMW DS bike I just hope I can get fit enough for it and that they accept late entries... Honestly, I'll try but I'm not so sure.

I think the only solution is to start racing again, because when there is racing there are no symptoms whatsoever for some reason.
BB, I know what you mean about the local police! I decal the heck out of the chase vehicle and the police wave me into the bivoac! It has happened twice!

The best part for my tour riders last year was riding out from Lima to Paracas the crowds were cheering for US, blowing us kisses and videoing us! Then a bit later each of the moto and quad racers rode up through and among us for a while before speeding on to the start. It was the most memorable part of the event for my riders!

The Dakar Series 'Desafio Inca' is three (3) days long. I'm sure they will take as many last minute 'locals' as they can! I've never known ASO to turn $$ away!


"Those friends thou hast... and their adoption tried... grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. But do not dull thy palm with entertainment of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade...." Polonius in Hamlet
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