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Old 07-29-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Riff Raff Redux - Rally Pan Am 2015

That's right, RMS/Rally PanAm is back! We've spent the last two years scouting for new talent to rebuild the team and we've got our privateer sights set on the big factory teams once again. We got our acceptance letters from the ASO today.

It happened like this... Earlier this spring I drove out to Colorado to meet a very talented young rider, Ian Blythe. After my meeting with Ian, I drove down to Colorado Springs to layover at Neduro's house. That's when I learned that Ned and Ian know each other, and Ned jumped into the team as well--this time to help on the support side. As we got around to talking bigger and bigger, we roped in another inmate, FORE! (aka Scott Bright), to ride support for Ian. And RMS co-instructor and right-hand man, BicyclePhil, is all in, too. And so, the team is reborn!

Meet Ian...

Ian Blythe is from Sedalia, CO. At only 23, he is no stranger to the international stage. Ian is an ISDE gold medalist and has completed 3 ISDE's. He has competed in the FIM Enduro World Championship. He's at the top of the heap in AMA National Enduros and in WORCS, too. The kid has got talent.

A few months back, Ian was new to the rally discipline. But after only a few days of navigation training, it became clear that he's a natural. We know that hoping for a win on his first year out would be a little crazy. But we think he's got the talent to be mixing it up with the aliens at the front of the field. We're expecting some impressive stage results and a solid overall finish.

And here is FORE!, aka Scott:

Scott is a 4-time ISDE competitor and medalist. Scott is crazy fast, as some of you inmates witnessed at Kings Of The West. He'll be able to keep up with Ian and offer support if Ian needs it. Scott and Ian have raced together for years, and Scott's a mentor in every sense of the word.

Of course, rally racing (especially the Dakar) is really expensive. No doubt fundraising will be our biggest challenge--as always. The Riff Raff has been one of the team's most consistent and significant sponsors over the years. We're hoping that you'll be as stoked as we are about having a top American contender again. Bitchin' new Riff Raff kits are in the works!

Thanks to our early sponsors Craftsman Tools, ICO Racing, and Doubletake Mirror. More sponsorship opportunities are available--ask me or Neduro for info.

Stay tuned. We'll be sharing more of the back story and news as things develop.

Dave, Ian, Scott, Ned, and Phil

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Old 07-29-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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Sounds awesome...
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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Well hell...that is great news!!!
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:53 PM   #4
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:51 AM   #5
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:08 AM   #6
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Good stuff! Always good to have some inmate action in the Dakar
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:15 AM   #7
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Yes! Keep us posted on how to support the cause!!!!!!!

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Old 07-30-2014, 05:23 AM   #8
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:38 AM   #9
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It always good to hear about more Americans entering the Dakar.
Good luck, looking forward to seeing you'all participate in the greatest race in the world.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:41 AM   #10
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:16 AM   #11
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In! Can't wait to see how this goes!
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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Great news!! Good luck to everyone involved!
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:13 AM   #13
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What a news bomb.

Awesome team and support crew.

Where do I send my $$$$$
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:53 AM   #14
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Awesome news!

This sounds awesome, so glad to hear that you guys are back for Dakar again!

Keep us posted!
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:02 AM   #15
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