2013 Merzouga Rally, Morocco

Discussion in 'Racing' started by DaveRMS, May 3, 2013.

  1. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hee hee - I did the same thing, but watched it all the way through - it's not often an hour of helmet cam footage is watchable, but this really was!

    I have to say, having ridden those dunes myself, I had my heart in my mouth a lot of the time - especially as Pyn had given us a spoiler alert about the crash towards the end...

    Sure enough, when it comes, you know how it's going to end!

    Jx
  3. Uller

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    Here is another perspective of the full stage, courtesy of Bianchi Prata.

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  4. B-Rod

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    In contrast to Pyn's video, watching Francesco Tarricone's helmet cam, it's interesting to see all of the casualties of the dunes in the back of the pack.
  5. schattat

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    I'm hooked on this event, let's see if I can drag myself down there next year :evil
  6. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Build thread please :D
  7. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    you'd really enjoy it Tony, its a tough event technically in the terrain and also the navigation is tough which is a welcome, plus well organised

    8 thumbs up from me !

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  8. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Yeah yeah, steady on! Once I can reenter my garage without having to wear a full winter outfit, I'll get to it!
    Garry, that's exactly the impression I got, Edo did his homework :nod
  9. ROKIT_71

    ROKIT_71 Gone Orange

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    Dates have been released for next year. 3 - 9 October 2014.

    I have this race on my radar for next year! :clap:clap:clap

    Hopefully see you there Tony?:D:D
  10. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    make sure you practice the dunes...............................they are BIG !!

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  11. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Ben that date is the NPO Oilibya Rallye du Maroc, not Merzouga Rally, Merzouga will be after it, I guess late Oct.
  12. schattat

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    Coolio! Let'S hope this works out for both of us. I should be more flexible then with time to prep, build and train
    Was just about to say, should be around 20.10.
  13. ROKIT_71

    ROKIT_71 Gone Orange

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    Sh#t your right! Thanks Gazza.

    Might be NPO Oilibya Rallye I'll be doing as it works best for these dates for me.

    Which Rallye did you enjoy more Garry?
  14. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    both r good, but Merzouga is the pick of them, much more bike & SXS focussed..............so more challenging terrain & nav, plus its cheaper
  15. ROKIT_71

    ROKIT_71 Gone Orange

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    Cool thanks mate.:clap:clap
  16. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Ha... my extensive racing resume (:lol3) includes a sum total of ONE desert race but it was a large Le Mans start in Odessa, WA. Pyndon's video really brought it back... until he hit the dunes 15 seconds later :evil

    Man those bikes are working hard in the dunes.
  17. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Pretty cool that he was directly next to Pyndon!