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Old 02-25-2014, 02:55 AM   #16
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And not least:

#67 Robert Van Pelt (NDL)... I think the fellow did rather well in a little South American race earlier this year!

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his DAD also a Dakar Legend ROB van Pelt, 8 times Dakar motor rider.

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Old 02-25-2014, 03:11 AM   #17
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Dirtpunk does the Tuareg Rally... Episode One

Hi all, we've been putting together some short videos of our prep for the Tuareg Rally. Here's episode one - the first and probably most crucial Moto Rally decision... bike choice

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:37 AM   #18
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Thanks Jenny,

Nice write up as always, keep the info coming,

#28 Duncan Ure (inmate Offroadie1) will be there with Desert Rose Racing. Have a look at the bike, he is running the Mk1 and after Dakar this is another great entry which will show us how the unit performs in the reverse roadbook direction

Looking forward to following this Jenny!
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:23 AM   #19
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#28 Duncan Ure (inmate Offroadie1) will be there with Desert Rose Racing. Have a look at the bike, he is running the Mk1
Gabriel and I rode with Duncan this weekend at the Desert Rose rally training weekend at Sweet Lamb in Wales... that roadbook looked like a beautiful piece of kit!
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:32 AM   #20
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Hi,Lee salt number 70, Dropped my old 2001 520 exc off with Desert rose at sweet lamb at the weekend, met Paul and Gabriel.

My 520 has just had the engine rebuilt, what I like about it is it does not have FI had a bad experiance with ktm FI. Decided to get a giant loop mojav bag, seems expensive at 175 to my door for what it is but will solve problems like carrying water tools etc, just makes taking the seat off a pain and covers all the areas you would use to lift the back end of the bike.
Got a 13 litre front tank and a 5 litre rear tank, with my navigation "skills" I will Need every drop of petrol!!!. Will be my first time riding in a desert and only my second proper rally I did the Hellas last year and got lost a lot

Can not Wait for the rally to begin, See you there
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:49 AM   #21
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See you there Lee... don't go missing that connecting flight! Cheers, Paul
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:55 AM   #22
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his DAD also a Dakar Legend ROB van Pelt, 8 times Dakar motor rider.

Rob is on the list.
Ah, then I may have jumped the gun - I'd presumed that was Robert Jr. as the race number was #67 (that he had in Dakar)...

Eitherway, there ought to be some arse-kicking from the Dutch this year - a very strong field... I'm just wondering who it will be bringing the challenge to them this time - we need our Neduro again!

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:18 AM   #23
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Ah, then I may have jumped the gun - I'd presumed that was Robert Jr. as the race number was #67 (that he had in Dakar)...

Eitherway, there ought to be some arse-kicking from the Dutch this year - a very strong field... I'm just wondering who it will be bringing the challenge to them this time - we need our Neduro again!

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Call without Flu will be a strong challenger imho.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:57 AM   #24
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Call without Flu will be a strong challenger imho.
It wouldn't be any fun without the illness. Last year two of the IYSK/RMS guys had pneumonia. When they got home they found they also had viral induced asthma and clotting in the lungs due to flying with pneumonia.

Good times!

Have fun folks... Wish I was there!

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Thanks to a good friend of mine I just got off the phone with Cyril Despres! 30 minutes of advice for my first rally and I think I've come away a wiser rider... Just need to put it into practice next week now!
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:05 AM   #26
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Call without Flu will be a strong challenger imho.
Without a doubt! I can see Calle winning this one day...

Not this year though - as he is actually working as a mechanic for some of the Swedish riders out of the Torque Racing/Raid Designs wagon instead... saving his pennies for Dakar ;o)

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Thanks to a good friend of mine I just got off the phone with Cyril Despres! 30 minutes of advice for my first rally and I think I've come away a wiser rider... Just need to put it into practice next week now!
Awesome!!!

I presume he told you a bandana is an essential piece of race kit?!

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What are the other names we should be looking out for?
Here's two entrants that i will be keeping an eye out for during next week's Tuareg rally;

Ben Young #22 is an Aussie (Oz ADV forum inmate) and former Australasian safari competitor, who is (I believe) entered in his first "sand dune" rally outside of Australia? I hope the ride goes well for him!

The other is Swede #44 Glenn Andersson. Glenn is a good friend and the local YAMAHA dealer in Helsingborg (my adopted hometown). Glenn has ridden the Tuareg rally on two occassions previously - 2008 (where he podiumed in the Amateur class, re-classified from "Profi" after getting bamboozled with the navigation on the very first stage Day 1) and again in 2011, where he regularly ran amongst top 20 to 30 in Profi (don't recall his exact finish).



Glenn will be on the same 2008 model WRF 450 as his previous two attempts... having been recently torn down to a bare frame and the crankshaft - he say's it is like new again!

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Calle without Flu will be a strong challenger imho.
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Without a doubt! I can see Calle winning this one day...

Not this year though - as he is actually working as a mechanic for some of the Swedish riders out of the Torque Racing/Raid Designs wagon instead... saving his pennies for Dakar ;o)

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Calle's tally of results at Tuareg in the past (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013) have seen an impressive improvement, to become a regular contender up near the front. He is ready for the next progression.
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Thanks to a good friend of mine I just got off the phone with Cyril Despres! 30 minutes of advice for my first rally and I think I've come away a wiser rider... Just need to put it into practice next week now!
30 minutes of advice? Spit it all dirtpunk !

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