Dakar 2013 - Patrick Beaule; Canadian National Enduro Champion is in!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Flanny, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. 400 KTM Pilot

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    Patrick had a good day today!
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  2. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    A+

    I can't tell you how impressed he was with the design...kept going on and on about it! :pyn
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  3. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Provisional 59th - that is awesome. Quick but safe.
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  4. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    A perfect place to be, surrounded by competent riders, riding his ride!
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  5. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Just spoke to Pat on the Sat. Phone.

    He is in good spirits, had an amazing time, said he had so much fun!
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  6. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Awesome first day. Got home from work on Saturday and my t-shirt had arrived in the mail. Cheering Patrick on from New Brunswick.:clap
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  7. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    I know its late but I ordered my t-shirt just now.

    Good to see him getting it done, and here's to him arriving safely at the finish!
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  8. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Not too late - he needs all the financial support he can get!
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  9. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    Great ride so far! Keep it up.
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  10. Drif10

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    Need to hook him up with Nate at rallyraidio.
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  11. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    The key to it all!
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  12. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    The second stage of the 2013 Dakar saw ALDO Racing/KTM Canada rider Patrick Beaulé cover the 85 km liaison out from Pisco and the 242 km special test forming a loop back to Pisco, with a great-big smile on his face.

    "I had so much fun today. I mean it was really such a great ride!” said Beaulé following the stage.

    “I was careful not to fall into some traps on the course early on -- there were some dangerous broken dunes [a steep drop-off like a sand-drift that the riders can inadvertently fly over at speed], as well some navigational challenges. I lost a bit of time around km 186 of the special with a navi [navigational error], but recovered quickly. The Aldo Racing/KTM Canada 450 Rallye Replica is working amazingly well, thanks to my super mechanic JF Charlot, and tonight we only need to focus on some very fine tuning of the suspension to better manage the changes between the soft dunes, and the hard-packed pistes.” added Beaulé.

    Patrick finished the day 60th overall, only +36:17 from the winner of the stage; a great placement allowing him to ride tomorrow among competent riders, and away from much of the dust of the slower riders.

    Racing fans can follow the action with daily updates on Patrick's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PatrickBeauleDakar .

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  13. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thats awesome. :freaky
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  14. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Today stage PISCO-NASCA for Patrick is sponsored by Anthony Mantella.

    A BIG THANK YOU to Anthony for supporting the entire stage!

    If you would like to help Patrick cross the finish line (and get into the financial black on the event!), you can still buy a few KM to ride along with him here:

    http://www.cocoacart.com/patrickbeaule/en/donation.html

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  15. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Patrick Beaule is in!

    Finished 54th on the Stage :clap

    Yay! Great run today!

    GO CANADA!
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  16. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    Awesome!
    I wore my t shirt to work today - must have helped!
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  17. RobP

    RobP Been here awhile

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    Met Patrick at the Cord..a super guy! Bought a tee! Go Patrick!
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  18. 400 KTM Pilot

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    Another steady day and another day of Dakar experience.
    Keep the good times rollin!!
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  19. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    In for a T-shirt, Good stuff Patrick!
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  20. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    I also ordered a shirt. Happy for Patrick.
    From NH.
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