Riff Raff Redux - Dakar 2016

Discussion in 'Racing' started by DaveRMS, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    UPDATE:

    For those following along, here is a current list of sponsors. We, and they, appreciate your support of AMERICA'S ONLY 2016 DAKAR TEAM!

    ICO RACING - World's most popular rally computer
    IF YOU SEE KAY WINES - Great wine and really came to the table!
    CRAFTSMAN TOOLS - Fantastic mechanic's tools
    MOTION PRO TOOLS - World's best specialty moto tools, controls, and cables
    BAJA DESIGNS - The Scientists of Lighting
    MX1WEST - Importer of the best exclusive gear
    KTM - KTM Brasil stepped up to support Ian
    RIFF RAFF - Couldn't do any of this without our Riff Raff fan club!!!
    F2R - Most awesome roadbook holders and switch gear
    GATOS BROS - Super clever solutions
    DT1 FILTERS - Best filters we know of
    RENAZCO RACING - Super nice suede racing and dual sport saddles
    KONFLICT MOTORSPORTS - Excellence in suspension tuning
    SEAT CONCEPTS - Every butt has it's preference
    BRP - Awesome billet parts
    BELL HELMETS - Scott's dome doesn't trust anything else
    KLIM - Awesome riding gear!

    And these ROCK STAR inmates/Riff Raff:
    @brent tex - Airline miles and all around awesomeness
    @gagnaou - Exceptionally generous donation
    Terry B - Exceptionally generous donation



    <original post follows...>

    That's right, RMS/Rally PanAm is back! We've spent the last two years scouting for new talent to rebuild the team and we've got our privateer sights set on the big factory teams once again. We got our acceptance letters from the ASO today.

    It happened like this... Earlier this spring I drove out to Colorado to meet a very talented young rider, Ian Blythe. After my meeting with Ian, I drove down to Colorado Springs to layover at Neduro's house. That's when I learned that Ned and Ian know each other, and Ned jumped into the team as well--this time to help on the support side. As we got around to talking bigger and bigger, we roped in another inmate, FORE! (aka Scott Bright), to ride support for Ian. And RMS co-instructor and right-hand man, BicyclePhil, is all in, too. And so, the team is reborn!

    Meet Ian...

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    Ian Blythe is from Sedalia, CO. At only 23, he is no stranger to the international stage. Ian is an ISDE gold medalist and has completed 3 ISDE's. He has competed in the FIM Enduro World Championship. He's at the top of the heap in AMA National Enduros and in WORCS, too. The kid has got talent.

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    A few months back, Ian was new to the rally discipline. But after only a few days of navigation training, it became clear that he's a natural. We know that hoping for a win on his first year out would be a little crazy. But we think he's got the talent to be mixing it up with the aliens at the front of the field. We're expecting some impressive stage results and a solid overall finish.

    And here is FORE!, aka Scott:

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    Scott is a 4-time ISDE competitor and medalist. Scott is crazy fast, as some of you inmates witnessed at Kings Of The West. He'll be able to keep up with Ian and offer support if Ian needs it. Scott and Ian have raced together for years, and Scott's a mentor in every sense of the word.

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    Of course, rally racing (especially the Dakar) is really expensive. No doubt fundraising will be our biggest challenge--as always. The Riff Raff has been one of the team's most consistent and significant sponsors over the years. We're hoping that you'll be as stoked as we are about having a top American contender again. Bitchin' new Riff Raff kits are in the works!

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    Thanks to our early sponsors Craftsman Tools, ICO Racing, and Doubletake Mirror. More sponsorship opportunities are available--ask me or Neduro for info.

    Stay tuned. We'll be sharing more of the back story and news as things develop.

    Sincerely,
    Dave, Ian, Scott, Ned, and Phil
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  2. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Woohoo!!!

    Sounds awesome...
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  3. svizzerams

    svizzerams Rx Rangerette

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    Well hell...that is great news!!!
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  4. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Sweet! Subscribed!

    Jx
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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :clap
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  6. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Good stuff! Always good to have some inmate action in the Dakar :wink:
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  7. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    Yes! Keep us posted on how to support the cause!!!!!!!:freaky:D
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  8. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Woo hoo.
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  9. Assfault

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    It always good to hear about more Americans entering the Dakar.
    Good luck, looking forward to seeing you'all participate in the greatest race in the world.
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  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    If Ned's involved, good enough for me. I'll be watching this space.
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  11. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    In! Can't wait to see how this goes!:clap
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  12. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Great news!! Good luck to everyone involved!
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  13. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    WOW!

    What a news bomb.


    Awesome team and support crew.

    Where do I send my $$$$$
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  14. mts49

    mts49 Adventurer

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    This sounds awesome, so glad to hear that you guys are back for Dakar again!

    Keep us posted!
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  15. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

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    Subscribed!

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  16. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    My money is starting to warm up and will soon be burning a hole in my pocket. Get me a support package to spend it on!
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  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    good luck to Ian, Scott and the Team RMS/RPA crew... Riff Raff now have a new dog in the fight. :D
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  18. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Excellent news!

    Good luck. :clap
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  19. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    So awesome, been missing the Riff Raff this past year. Hope you have the bikes all sorted already? Last minute shakedowns suck!

    Viva la Riff Raff!!!
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  20. DaveRMS

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    We're working on it. T-shirt design forthcoming, and then a pretty kick ass Riff Raff package. Just sorting out the details on that.

    THE SUPPORT IS WAY APPRECIATED!!! :clap:clap:clap

    Hang tight! There is a LOT more to come.

    Dave
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