I Want To Do DAKAR (The Right Way)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by J Lewis, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I have an 85 GLI with missing 4th gear. Perfect.
  2. J Lewis

    J Lewis Numb Nuts

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    The August Rally Nav class is 100% on and there are spots for a few more riders.

    We will be doing a long section on the last two days, the way I have it planned now. If you want to participate in those stages I can also set that up. You'll pay for the map books and some of the related support costs. I have some other commitments right after the class but I'm sure I could set riders up with some additional sections if further practice is desired through the help of Hogwild.

    If there is continued interest we will repeat the class later in the year.

    PM me for specifics.

    JIMMY
  3. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    With the lack of winter down there, I'm waiting for some sessions while it's cold and snowy up in the North.

    Are there suggestions for bike equipment, range, etc?

    Keet it going JL!
  4. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Id definately be interested in a class later in the year, cant make August though, work commitments. Thanks for offering this Jimmy, I know its only for a select few riders and isnt a money making endeavour, but it is very valuble training.
  5. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Today Jimmy gave me the list of roadbooks he wants printed for the class in 2 weeks. One of them is a really cool route we haven't used in a couple of years. You can see photos and read some experiences from that past ride here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354684
    That was one of the biggest turnouts we had for DVR.

    To all the people going to Jimmy's class, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BLAST ! ! !

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  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    hi Scott:wave
  7. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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  8. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    As a complete noob to racing with lots of dreams and little for experience, this is an amazing way to learn the ropes. Please keep us updated about whatever dates you're thinking of Jimmy. I, and likely others, need to make work arrangements way in advance.
  9. Racinace

    Racinace Been here awhile

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    Jimmy...
    Fun to meet, ride and hang out with you in Tahoe this past weekend at the Adventure ride.
    As we discussed, I am interested in attending one of these classes later in the year. Please keep me posted on future dates...
  10. J Lewis

    J Lewis Numb Nuts

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    As a refresher and to cover a few quick points in this thread without having to read 20 pages, here it is:

    We now have a successful and proven program for this class that will teach you how to navigate rally-style through the use of a roadbook.

    The class is 3-4 days and requires a high level riding ability. In the works (and likely before this years Dakar) we may offer a introduction to rally navigation basics with simple routes that can be done on a Adventure bike without the true mapbook or GPS equipment.

    You should have your own bike set up for Rally to do the class. I have rentals but they are usually spoken for from international riders who have to fly in. This is a great time to troubleshoot your setup and learn how you like to have your mapbook, odometer, GPS arranged.

    We just completed a great class last week, thought it was a little too hot for my tastes with training in mind. I am open to repeating the class again in late October/Early November if there is interest (5 riders). Following that(late NOV/ early DEC) I plan on setting up a few days of long stages training through the use of routes through HogWild and myself. I'll set up the infrastructure so you can come out and do it unsupported for a small fee to cover the costs of support and mapbooks.
  11. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I am in for late Nov/Dec my self and my son
    along with my riding partner and his son.
    the boys need to do this !!!!

    Thanks
  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  13. skibum69

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    trying to figure out fundraising to get to the Tuareg rally in March, I'd love to come down and do some of Scott's routes again but I'm not sure I'll be able to find the $$ or time...sigh
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    Dammit Jimmy, did you break Cody? :ddog
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    SurlyPete n00b

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    Please keep it happening and post the dates as soon as you are able.
  16. Racinace

    Racinace Been here awhile

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    Jimmy... PM Sent!:deal
  17. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    PM sent as well. Stoked!
  18. J Lewis

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    As of right now we are getting close to an early November session. The dates to consider are Nov 6-9. Let me know soon if you are interested.

    Additionally it is very possible some top riders will be training in early December on longer stages were we will have assistance and be able to do the necessary support and some light training for experienced riders. If I can get the time and there is the interest, I will try and set up a parallel experience for "fans" on adventure bikes.
  19. Baja Dad

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    If late Nov after the 1000 or early Dec. ( YES !!!!)
    I will have a few riders lined up for you Jimmy.

    Thank for the up date !!
  20. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Jimmy,

    Any word on bike rentals?