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Old 03-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #256
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I was hoping for them to actually do a dakar series here in the states.. but that line (dakar series) of rallyes seem to be on the back burner..

too many problems for Africa this yr.. my bet it will stay one more in SA
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:58 PM   #257
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I was hoping for them to actually do a dakar series here in the states.. but that line (dakar series) of rallyes seem to be on the back burner..

too many problems for Africa this yr.. my bet it will stay one more in SA

come on Mike, you should know that they'd never get the insurance freedom to host an event of that magnitude in the US, anywhere in north america would be tough, except maybe in Nunavut
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:41 PM   #258
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Has anyone recieved an email about the 2011 Africa Eco Race?

i am amazed that it will still go ahead after this years dismall turnout!
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:43 AM   #259
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Africa Eco Race... 2011...?

Have you recieved anything rallye...?

Their website show's no update/activity since the 2010 event crossed the line in january...?

I share your questionmark on the 2011 viability... the 2009 and 2010 events were pretty meagre start fields (both auto and moto)... makes you wonder if they'll take a third swing?
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:58 AM   #260
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Someone posted recently on the 'Africa Race' thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8#post12446918

I agree I can't see how it is viable... Heroes-Legend only broke even last year, and that had over 60 competitors...

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Old 03-20-2010, 02:36 PM   #261
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Dakar confirmed for Argentina and Chile again?
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:40 PM   #262
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Yeah...I got an e-mail Re: Africa Race...as others have said...I can't imagine how they're managing to carry on with such a paltry number of entries over the last 2 years.

I hope it carries on...and picks up...but it ain't lookin good.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:09 PM   #263
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Have you recieved anything rallye...?

Their website show's no update/activity since the 2010 event crossed the line in january...?

I share your questionmark on the 2011 viability... the 2009 and 2010 events were pretty meagre start fields (both auto and moto)... makes you wonder if they'll take a third swing?
yeah i got an email with the dates etc for the 2011 edition.
Maybe just the organizers will turn up next year and race themselves to the next checkpoint!!!
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:04 AM   #264
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Thats funny!
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:15 AM   #265
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C'mon Guys!
Why not take part in Africa Race?
It's a traditional rally, in Africa, riding to Dakar, across Mauritania.
It's a FIM rally and not a voyage, like the Legend, (nothing bad about it, naturally)
What are you seraching for?
It's better to have pleasure riding across the Sahara than have a plesaure riding across ... 500.000 fans. Believe me, the "must" for a Rally Raid it's to be alone in the desert, without some family in holidays giving you a Coke bottle to refresh yourself!!!
Surely, if there's so limited bike number it will not so amazing, but... if all the guys, around the world, still wait to see "what are doing others?" nobody sign for it!
Metge and Auriol (the African still be in the organization...) know his job, aren't you sure?

Where are the guys who was crazy for a rally to Dakar?
Crazy for a rally to Dakar or for the Dakar rally?

Won't you reach THE PINK LAKE?
I was crying when I reach it!!!
Amazing, absolutely amazing ( Ian Gillan words...on stage )

Long Life Africa Race.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:27 AM   #266
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Crazy for a rally to Dakar or for the Dakar rally?
I'd say that question has been well and truely answered in '09 and '10, there is more to a world class rallye than a name or a destination
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:37 AM   #267
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C'mon Guys!
Why not take part in Africa Race?
It's a traditional rally, in Africa, riding to Dakar, across Mauritania.
It's a FIM rally and not a voyage, like the Legend, (nothing bad about it, naturally)
What are you seraching for?
I applaud your passion Mego - but I think the problem is because it is an 'FIM' rally as you say, with all the associated costs (not least the licence and equipment hire etc.) and not least the entry fee... if you are going to spend that sort of money, in January, why would you not do the ASO 'Dakar' instead - or any of the FIM rounds that count towards championship points?

Heroes-Legend is a more established event for amateur rally riders, gives you exactly the same experience [other than the timing/scoring system] through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal, and is (slightly) more affordable for riders without sponsorship who are paying out of their own pocket?

I believe the reason Heroes-Legend has been more successful is that a) it is pitched at the more amateur level rider, and b) it isn't going up against the #1 cross country rally which the world and his wife are watching on TV each January?

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Old 03-23-2010, 05:09 AM   #268
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the more you talk about it, the more I want to ride the Heroes-Legend
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:17 AM   #269
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the more you talk about it, the more I want to ride the Heroes-Legend
For those who haven't seen them, a few photos from last year (including a lot of me, I know... but hell, I paid for the CD!)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557555

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Old 03-23-2010, 05:29 AM   #270
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Isn't the Hero's a recreational "experience a rally" non race event where the Africa race is a full blown all out timed race?
Seems like two very different types of events. Of course I have not done either event this is just based on interwebknowlege :)
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