Evia Rally Raid 2012 - Greece

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  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Good luck Angelo :pynd
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  2. Brodovitch

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    Thanks ted! Hopefully I'll have a tale to tell come the 29th!

    Balkan boy, as far a rallies go, it should be friendly enough as
    the bivouac is in the same place each day, and I know from experience that
    The location has some fantastic dual sport roads
    For everything from Ktm adv640s to monster gs1200s
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  3. RuckedUp

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    Steaming towards Greece making 22mph on the ferry! I hope no one is taking parts off my bike :D
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  4. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Cool, I am getting last minute stuff done like decals & t-shirts (don't laugh, here it is)

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    Picking up the bike on Friday, had the suspension serviced as it has done about 2000 race kilometers
    since last I checked, printing sponsor decals and heading up to the Bivouac early monday morning
    with my friend Polytimi, she is racing her 450 'Berg

    So far entries are around 130 bikes & quads, I think Australasian Safari quad winner John Maragozidis
    is competing, plus a shit load of Italians, Austrians, Germans, a few Turks (sadly not Kemal) etc.... should make for a hell of an atmosphere :lol3

    Race temperatures are supposed to be between 20-25 degrees celsuis, weather forecast says no rain,
    I am soooo looking forward to this...

    Race schedule is thus:

    Tuesday 24th, Prologue,
    4 x 5km loop, all done on sand / beach riding

    Wednesday 25th, Day 1
    350kms
    L1 20km
    SS1 120km
    L2 45km
    SS2 120km
    L3 45km

    Thursday 26th, Day 2
    350kms
    L1 20km
    SS1 120km
    L2 45km
    SS2 120km
    L3 45km

    Friday 27th, Day 3
    350kms
    L1 20km
    SS1 120km
    L2 45km
    SS2 120km
    L3 45km

    Saturday 28th, Day 4
    210kms
    L1 10km
    SS1 80km
    L2 10km
    SS2 100km
    L3 10km
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  5. Brodovitch

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    A few pics of the organiser scouting the course:

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    definitely NOT "pinned in fifth" terrain
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  6. Balkan Boy

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    How about a picture of a girl on the Husaberg? :wink:
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  7. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    ha ha...

    2010 Erzberg Rodeo

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    and at the Balkan rally same year

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  8. Brodovitch

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    Small update, weather here is glorious, sunny spring days with 25 degree weather... inmate Ruckedup has already
    arrived at the bivouac, waiting for his impressions

    can't wait to take off, this is gonna be the longest weekend of my life :clap

    Started packing the million +1 things that I need for the rally (seriously, we should start a checklist thread on here :lol3
    covering everything from pharmaceuticals to highlight pens) and all that's left is to pick up my bike this evening...
    knowing my mechanic, it will probably be after midnight, at least it was last time before I left for Serres

    a few more pics of the course, organiser cars checking & re-checking the route yesterday:

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  9. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    inmate RuckedUp emails the view from his hotel:

    "Weather is perfect"
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    sunscreen added to rally bag :wink:
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  10. Brodovitch

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    Daily distance "Cheat sheets" printed & laminated to stick onto handle bar...

    I know, it looks suspiciously nerdy, but I find it much easier to carry a pen and note start times, ideal times and target times for Liaisons onto these instead of struggling to reach for my carnet every time I approach the end of a Liaison...

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    Also handy for noting down last minute changes to roadbook (like at the end of SS3, this one is from Serres last year, the grey numbers on the right are the ideal times for each section, which also changed, like at L2 which was actually 35 minutes instead of 40)

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  11. Brodovitch

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    More from Ruckedup:


    "Throw this pic in ADV to rub it in ha ha I may have to buy a house here if this gets any better!"

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    :lol3
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  12. Brodovitch

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    A nice surprise, picked up the bike at a reasonable hour yesterday :lol3

    Suspension rebuilt, all joints & bearings checked, oil, filters, valve clearances, the works,
    so I took it for a little spin around town, everything works like a charm

    race numbers get picked up at scrutineering on monday

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    and this is what 5 days of a rally lite gear bag looks like, thankfully the guest room was vacant

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  13. Balkan Boy

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    That's a fine looking bike.
    Witch knee brace is that?
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  14. Brodovitch

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    Thanks, it's just a knee protector, Acerbis, I think they're called Evo Knee guards
    or something like that
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  15. RuckedUp

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    Just taking in the sights and relaxing before I set the bike up today. I'm loving this sun! :norton
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  16. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    :D

    hopefully this time tomorrow we will be en route to the bivvy

    ps - if you heard any loud drunken greek singing yesterday night, it was the organizer's birthday

    :freaky
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  17. RuckedUp

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    Just a few shots I took today with my POS iPhone.

    First off lunch was killer!
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    Then took in some of the team set ups!
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    Then a few sweet bikes!
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  18. Brodovitch

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    Pics! :clap
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  19. RuckedUp

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  20. Brodovitch

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    So, yesterday was a bit hectic, got to the bivouac, set up, 3 bikes, tent, tools, wheels, tires etc

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    then registration, technical inspection, and the Balkan cup awards and a brief riders meeting for the prologue
    today which will be 3 to 5 loops of 5km beach course to determine starting order tomorrow

    Craziness in the bivouac continued until at least 3am, thankfully me and my buddies (and quite a few loud Italians :lol3) are staying in a b&b which is significantly far awawy form the bivvy to ensure a quiet night's sleep ... looks like I won't be needing earlplugs

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    One more before I take off to calibrate the odo's at the designated calibrating kilometer...

    race is on!

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