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Old 12-30-2011, 05:24 PM   #1111
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Hooray!

I've been trying to select the most appropriate emoticon to express Eleanor's excitement. She's turning 2 next week, so it is a toss up between and . Of course there is also . All this is to say: HOORAY!

And those pictures of the dunes were incredible.

Thanks for making this come alive for all of us. It is special to share in Ned's big adventure via and along with all 180,000+ you.

Ned - we are cheering for you. Hope you get some sleep before the big ride.

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #1112
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So cool!
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:31 PM   #1113
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Is there a good thread that explains them?
I'm no expert, but I'll throw something together later tonight or tomorrow with some basics
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:36 PM   #1114
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Most of you already know of the photo locations. I do not have time to post all here for a while. Here you go. If you post on another thread, please give me credit.
http://cvestal.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...192785_XTBfkvQ
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #1115
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And some of those Argentine Umbrella girls next to it? Kthxbye
A whole gaggle of them. Be good if they were pointing and acting like they knew something
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #1116
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Great pictures!

So how much does a front tower with all that stuff on it actually weigh? I've always wondered how much hanging all that weight, high and way up front, affects handling?
One of the reasons to go with the setup that Ned picked was to keep the bike feeling like a dirtbike, vs a rallybike. With the weight frame mounted, the effect is not so bad as you might think. I rode some early versions of the rally setup and it is very balanced. On tight single track riding my 530 back to back with the beta for Ned's setup I found that it planted the front end nicely and calmed things down a bit over rocky and sandy terrain.

Chris, Scot and Ned have done an incredible job with the rally setup. They should be proud of what they've accomplished!
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #1117
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Wow, thank you.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #1118
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Happy to see you at least get a little time to clear your head and get ready for one hell of an adventure, good luck Ned!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:51 PM   #1119
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Tim Hillsame?! Who the hells that guy? I quess even a Pofessional Dakar team can have a typo.
No idea who the Hillsame squid is...in any case, the "r" was omitted to save weight, I'm sure of it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #1120
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Jonah: "Just caught Deadly sitting on my bike, twisting the throttle open and closed with his elbow flapping up and down like a pump-jack, going ring-ding, ding, ding, ring, ring, ring-ding, ding, ding...Took me a half hour to clean the spit off my road-book holder..."

Ned: "Maybe they don't have four strokes in Canada? Vestal thinks he saw him humping my exhaust yesterday...Recon it's gonna be a long couple-weeks"

Jonah: "I recon."



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Old 12-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #1121
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Most of you already know of the photo locations. I do not have time to post all here for a while. Here you go. If you post on another thread, please give me credit.
http://cvestal.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...192785_XTBfkvQ
That was awesome.

Thanks!

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:10 PM   #1122
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Ned left 10 seconds ago.

OMG he left? Rock on Ned:c lap:c lap:c lap
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #1123
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looks like a hand cut dunlop on jonahs bike?
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:17 PM   #1124
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Most of you already know of the photo locations. I do not have time to post all here for a while. Here you go. If you post on another thread, please give me credit.
http://cvestal.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...192785_XTBfkvQ
A couple favorites

before:



after:



whatcha got there? (Or, is this really real?)



Maybe the best so far:

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #1125
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U.S. tv?

Quinn's Facebook said he was interviewed by NBC. Not how Empenada's or crayon's are made women.

US TV: 1:30 eastern daily Jan 1-15 NBC Sports. Versus becomes NBC Sports on the 2nd..... That's my birthday.


From JCR Honda update:

The DAKAR provides a consistently updated YouTube channel stocked full of great videos with over 10 million views. www.youtube.com/user/dakar/featured
Here are some of the hot spots on the web for DAKAR info. www.DAKAR.com www.JCRHonda.com www.AdvRider.com www.Race-Dezert.com www.PlanetRobby.com
Johnny Campbell will be riding alongside Robby Gordon in the truck division. We will have more information for you from Quinn and Johnny as the race gets underway
US TV:1:30am eastern time daily from Jan 1-15 on NBC Sports Network (Versus becomes NBC Sports Network on Jan 2).
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