Dakar Widow's Bivouac Jabber

Discussion in 'Racing' started by XSpearsX, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    I've been contacted numerous times this past month about our plans for Dakar '14. I've been busy building my (non Dakar) business, caring for my son and enjoying our summer - yet we have not stopped working towards the upcoming Dakar and Freedom Rally Racing.

    Some highlights of what's going on currently -

    • 3 riders so far. Have room for 1 more
    • Building and prepping rally bikes
    • Support truck being sent off for an overhaul
    • Shopping for a new motorhome
    • 2 mechanics have been signed
    • Rally bikes for sale and/or lease; both new and used
    • Revamped support packages
    • Added spectator packages
    • Working a new dedicated website
    • Working on 2014 Tshirt designs

    Busy, busy, busy! I am going to start getting our previous years videos and photos put together so I can share links with you & will post in this thread. Start sharing our events and builds etc. Lots of visual....because that's really what we care about, right =)

    I just uploaded Part 1 from a Dakar Q and A seminar we did. Stories from team owner, Mike Stanfield, team manager and lead mechanic, Scott Spears, and infamous 150 pilot, Luis Belaustegui.

    Here is the video link - Enjoy! http://youtu.be/BjXcdYxVK2M
    #1
  2. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,007
    Location:
    THE exact center of California/Bass lake/Yosemite
    Looking forward to watching the progress ! :clap
    #2
  3. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,154
    Location:
    The other Center of the Universe: Bend, Oregon
    Thanks for bringing the Freedom Rally Racing team to ADVrider! I love all the stories and legends that are borne from the efforts of guys like Luis and Mike. Keep up the good team work.:clap
    #3
  4. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    Does anyone want us to put together the part 2 and 3 of the video I shared above? Would need to be edited, so want to know before we go thru the work.
    #4
  5. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    471
    Location:
    Muscoy, yes Muscoy CA
    Pretty please! :clap
    #5
  6. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,662
    Location:
    Quartz Mtn. West end of the Wichitas
    Thanks, Sandi. - I appreciate what you do to bring the behind-the-scenes news from Freedom Rally Racing to this forum. :thumb

    Good to see that F.R.R.-Dakar T-shirts will be available to civilians this year. I'm definitely in for a couple.

    It's great that the efforts of Mr. Stanfield and Scott are taking hold and that the Freedom Rally Racing team is growing. :beer
    #6
  7. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    First 2 years we had tons of shirts. Last year, only for crew. If you want one this year, I'd need to know soon, so I can try to make it happen for you.

    Might have a new shirt of two from last year that I was thinking about giving away. (I personally have several, but are used and small...so probably wouldn't want the shirt off my back lol) I'll let you know if I come up with any....or with any Dakar memorabilia. And figure out how to choose.
    #7
  8. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,662
    Location:
    Quartz Mtn. West end of the Wichitas

    I'd like a shot at any Dakar 2013 swag you come up with (to celebrate Luis "150" B's finish) and I'm in for a 2014 Freedom R.R. T-shirt in large.

    .
    #8
  9. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    Will dig around next week and see what '13 swag we can find. :)
    #9
  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,885
    Location:
    Deep East Texas
    The backstory is almost always more interesting than what's above the fold, so, speaking purely from the standpoint of a vicarious adventurer, yes, of course. On the other hand, it sounds as if you have quite enough on your plate as is so I'd feel a bit guilty that you'd have to invest time that could be spent more productively otherwise.

    Part 1 was fun and informative, but had you not mentioned Parts 2 & 3 I'd have been perfectly happy having been gifted with that highly enjoyable 15 minute look behind the scenes.

    Thanks muchly for Part 1 and the thread. I'll be looking for updates.
    #10
  11. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    23,989
    Location:
    Off Piste
    Good stuff and looking forward to seeing and hearing more.
    #11
  12. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    5,274
    Location:
    Oviedo, EspaƱa
    Great news!

    The big question is the 150 going to be back>??

    More video is AWALYS good. Thanks for the effort! :thumb
    #12
  13. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    Sadly, I have to inform the 150 is retired. It all began to say....It can and did. Now that it has been accomplished. Retired. Moving on to new dreams.
    #13
  14. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    Never too busy for Dakar stuff!! I'll work on making it happen.


    #14
  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,188
    Location:
    Merrickville, Canada
    Thanks for taking the time :freaky
    #15
  16. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,194
    Location:
    Melbourne - Amsterdam
    :lurk
    #16
  17. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,231
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Thx for the updates.. so, what's Luis going to be riding this Dakar ?
    #17
  18. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    Sadly, our favorite Argentinian will not be riding this year. After a hard yet successful completion last year, the man and pocketbook need a rest.
    #18
  19. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Dakar Widow

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    Where ever DogHouseRacing takes me
    Excited to announce (In no particular order)
    Dakar 2014 Freedom Rally pilots and their wheels are.....

    ✦ Marco Saldarriaga - 2013 KTM 450RR (Rally Replica)
    ✦ Mateo Moreno - 2013 KTM 450RR (Rally Replica)
    ✦ Kevin Muggleton - 2012 Honda CRF450X Rally
    ✦ Peter Hardy - 2011 KTM 450 XCW

    :clap:clap:clap:clap
    #19
  20. joleyjames123

    joleyjames123 n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Oddometer:
    5

    I am also waiting for it.
    #20