New AdvRider Dakar 2012 participant #50

Discussion in 'Racing' started by chavo_dakar_bolivia, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    Hello everyone! I have just created my account after reading as a guest for some time....
    Anyways, I want to share my experience with you guys from Dakar 2011 and Dakar 2012....
    In 2011 I finished 36th after a 3:30hour penalty on the first day..(due to complete Dakar inexperience- my ICO broke and did not know the GPS had an ODO to navigate with the roadbook)

    I will be teammate with Quinn Cody and Sam Sunderland on Team Honda Europe.

    I will be posting my progress and info.

    http://www.team-honda-europe.eu/?page=news&language=en&id=18

    cheers

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  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Welcome to advrider and best of luck :pynd
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  3. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    Welcome and I look forward to following your race....subscribed!:clap

    GOOD LUCK!
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  4. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Have a great race and we'll be excited to hear about your experiences along the way. And maybe some inside intel on Cody and Sam too.

    Ride those wings.
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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Welcome Juan Carlos way to go last year!!

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    For Juan Carlos Salvatierra Dakar 2012 is nearly a home event. He is one of the best motocross and enduro riders of his native country Bolivia, winning several South American championships. Last year Juan Carlos received already during the opening stages a big time penalty . However, he fought his way back with positions within the top 15 ending on a 36 position overall. He is determined to perform better this year and has chosen for the new Honda CRF450DakarX of team Bel-Ray Super B Honda.



    lets see a good result for 2012!
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  6. wjpjump

    wjpjump Been here awhile

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    Welcome... Buena suerte en 2012
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  7. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Best of luck to you. You are living the dream of many people here!

    :clap
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  8. kaosrider

    kaosrider Been here awhile

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    Best of luck and thanks for letting us "ride" along. Go get them! :clap
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  9. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    Welcome Juan!
    Great to see another Dakar competitor start a thread.
    Here is to an even better result in 2012
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  10. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    Strong Team! :clap

    Sunscribed
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  11. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    Thanks everybody for the good wishes!

    Here is a link to a youtube video I posted from the navigation practice/ bike tests we did in October with Sam Sunderland and Team Honda Europe.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYU5GDipR8U

    Like most of you know, racing the Dakar is very expensive and like all other Dakar competitors in AdV Rider, I would also like to start a program where individuals or companies could support me with $$$ in exchange for their logos on my bike.

    Suggestions please......:deal
    my wife is about to kick me out of the house because I spent her savings! :clap
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  12. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Welcome Juan Carlos and best of luck!

    Re:Sponsorship: print some great looking t-shirts and vests and stickers and offer them world wide via paypal. Especially shirts and stickers, everyone loves stickers! :lol3
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  13. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Looking good. Best of luck to you guys :beer
    I especially like this training vid of the team where everybody gets stuck trying to climb up the one massive dune! Classic!!!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vHe6Xzx3wN8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  14. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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  15. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    This is what look like during the race, today we had a press conference at the Honda headquarters in Bolivia:

    cant wait for Jan.1!!!

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  16. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    and this is how the bikes of Quinn, Sam and myself will look like.....
    :evil

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  17. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    Team Shirt

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  18. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    also in white..... which do you like better?

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  19. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Good luck, subscribed and watching!
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  20. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    Put me down for a white one Chavo. Go git em buddy.:ricky
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