A n00b goes Rallye Racing

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  1. Bluebull2007

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    That would be AWESOME!! :freaky
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    LUDO Been here awhile

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    more Sertoes shots


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    Thanks for the awesome pics guys!! :clap

    VDG, will you be coming this year??
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    Bluebull2007, I don't know yet. I'm negotiating a free week at the work. I would love to go.....
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    Tod Davidson punctured a lung 3 weeks before the '08 Dakar during a training ride and wasn't allowed to fly to the start.

    I'll be sure to send you some flowers too, here's a couple of rodo's in my apple orchard a couple of days ago to tide you over:lol3
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    OOOOooooooooh!
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    You bunch of big sissies :puke1 :poser
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    just because your life revolves around a deep dark hole in the ground doesn't mean you can't stop to smell the flowers, like these in my front yard hahaha
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    Mine it all I tell ya!! :ken Anyyyway, back to the topic:


    I just found out from the race secretariat, there are 75 bikes and quads entered, with another 20 additional competitors last minute applications now being processed, so we are almost up to 100 bikes for the 2010 Dos Sertões :rayof

    Mark Coma, David Casteu, Ze Helio, Antonio Narino and a few other riding gods are all in. It was quite cool that in the same sentence the names Dave Peckham and Phil Bowman also popped up! No pressure Dave & Phil, it's apparently expected that you both will be serious contenders for the winners title this year :D

    Interestingly, Cyril Despres did not register.... Im not that convinced he will be riding with KTM either, despite what peeps have been saying, after this year's spat with Coma seeing that Coma is now managing the KTM factory team. The plot thickens...I guess we will all know whats happening in a couple of months.
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    Ze Helio moved from Honda to BMW. Might be racing one of this .....
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  13. Bluebull2007

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    That is one beautiful bike. :tb

    I was originally hoping to ride a BMW450, but Im a noob, and there was a distinct lack of interest from all the motorad outlets I spoke to. Also, they have not been all that reliable, remember Frans Verhofen's drama on the 13th stage of the Dakar. This bike I think is the new generation, so hopefully will be more reliable. I will have a look see, and hopefully get some pics of Jose's bike up close.
  14. Bluebull2007

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    We got our race numbers today!

    FIM WC Open class 450cc+:

    1 Marc Coma Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    2 Kuba Przygonski Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    3 Jacek Czachor Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    4 Laurent Roger Lazard Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    5 Luiz Otavio Paternostro Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    6 Vicente de Benedicts Neto Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    7 Juca Villela Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    8 Ludovic Boinnard Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    9 Maguis Umberto Correia Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    10 Jaime Prohens Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    11 Felipe Prohens Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    12 Antonio Narino Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    13 Dave Peckham Super Production Aberta - Mundial FIM
    14 Phillip Bowman Production Aberta - Mundial FIM

    15 Sandro Rockenback Production Aberta - Mundial FIM

    Then there is a Brasilian open Championship (numbers 21 through 51); and

    FIM WC up to 450cc (100 through 125)

    100 José Hélio G. Rodrigues Filho Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    101 David Casteu Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    102 Deni do Nascimento Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    103 Sérgio Augusto Klaumann Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    104 Juca Bala Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    106 Dimas Mattos Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM107 Sergio Henrique Klaumann Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    108 Joao Batista Tagino da Silva Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    109 Carlos Eduardo Andreoni Ambrósio Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    110 Tiago Laurito Fantozzi Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    111 Neil Torben Ringdahl Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    112 Claudio Rodriguez Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    113 Rodrigo Caballero Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    114 Daniel Gouet Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    115 Ramon Volkart Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    116 Dario Julio Lopes de Souza Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    117 Dautim Cimetta Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    118 Thiago Ramon Peretti Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    119 Eduardo D´Agostini Martins Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    120 Adhemar Antonio Pereira Filho Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    121 Gustavo Luis Pellin Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    122 João Onofre Pereira do Rego Barros Production até 450cc Mundial FIM
    123 Paulo Leite Bastos Serena Super Production até 450cc - Mundial FIM
    125 Norton de Castro Fortes Lopes Production até 450cc Mundial FIM

    No's. 150-153 are the Goias Experience Moto class entries
    No's. 200-208 are the FIM WC Quad class entries
    No's. 216-222 are the Brazilian Championship Quad class entries.

    That makes 73 motorbikes and 15 Quads. [​IMG]

    ADV Inmates are in Orange. I have 6 inmates so far, have I missed anyone out?

    Im still training doing laps on the MX circuit, against the advice of a number of guys :huh But I insist I'm taking it very easy, very low risk stuff, focusing on not jumping more than a couple of metres and just getting into the excersize inder the belt. Ive found riding the track slowly is a lot more tiring than doing it at speed. Maybe its just me.

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    I'm squeezing in around 25 laps/day. It leaves me pretty tired. I've worn out two sets of tyres in as many weeks; my chain and sprockets as well as the rear bearings on my practice bike. Lots of pain, but plenty of gain. I'm feeling very fit and ready for this. Im considering going over to some intesive gym now over the next 5-7 days, and then that will be it. Nothing more to do but R & R for the last couple of days before flying out to Brazil on the 4th August and pick up the support vehicles. Then its going to be 3 days of bike prep, testing fuel, setting up the support vehicles and acclimatising before we go into Scrutineering on the 7th.

    Cheers for now.

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    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    You should do fine Neil, just remember to rein it in a little near the beginning of the rally to get your wits about you before you start amping it up too much. Patrick Trahan, the only Canadian to finish the Dakar this year gave me the advice along with an excellent story of his crash on day 2 at over 100kmh.:thumb
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    Just got off the phone with Mike, looking to have fun hanging with Jonah in Mongolia!!!!:clap :clap :clap :clap
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    Thanks brother, I appreciate the encouragement. Is that story written up somewhere? :deal I'd love to give it a read.

    Anyway I plan to take it easy, and get to the finish. As you know, its battle between the heart and the mind, but its a long rally, and my biggest concern is having the energy to keep it up in the latter part of the rally when its maybe not so fun anymore. :lol3 I think that will keep it all in perspective.

    Its awesome that Jonah is with you on the Mongolia rally. Having someone like that around will be inspirational I am sure.
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    You know what? It didn't even occur to me to write that encounter up as a story but I damned well should, he had some good ones. Maybe I'll try to write something tonight on my 16 hour boat ride home?

    I hear you on trying to keep focus on the big picture of trying to get to the end.

    As for Jonah, I'm looking forward to more of his dry humour, he's good buddies with Mike so that should make it friendly and casual right from the start. Mike is also hoping to glean good tips from him as am I.