Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Deadly99, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Check his thread. I think he's waiting for his container.
  2. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Glad to hear you made it!:clap

    And just to let you know...the wind chill is -27c hear right now!!! :puke1
  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Just finished dinner with Jonah, Niles, Tim and Bill. Everyone seems relaxed and raring to go :thumb

    Some mix up with the Freedom teams RV that was in a different ship, it was supposed to carry Neds bike and the teams tools, tires, etc. Robb headed out for the rescue and should be back early tomorrow.

    No worries
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hi Jimmy :wave
  5. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Great coverage so far Ted, keep it coming - I hope you will be able to keep it up like this, maybe it will be easier to phone into Rallyraidio - Ping Nate, he may have it up and running again this year! :freaky

    Hmm...speaking of which, where is Packmule? :dunno Not fighting fires I hope.
  6. fetid_swamp

    fetid_swamp Been here awhile

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    yeah man. rallyraidio rocks.
    the phone ins from safariberg particularly following the fiambala stage; 2 events ago (2010) still raises the hairs on the back of the neck.
    thanks packmule, safariberg and other contributors.

    edit - wow RR seems to have totally dissapeared - lmk if its treading on anyones toes; here's the 2010 link - http://www.zshare.net/audio/98016208571f354f/
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Robb, Ned and his GF and Chris showed up around 3:30 last night :clap

    All parts, tools and bikes are now at the house. Today's is the scrutineering for the three bikes and the truck. Ned and Chris have been out since sunrise doing the last bit of prep to his bike. nav tower and decals, etc. Tim and Bill are out finishing his wiring and a few other odds and ends. Robb, Niles and Jonah still sleeping.....not hard to tell who the noobs are..we're the ones too excited to sleep :rofl

    Everyone is in good spirits, I for one am very stoked to be here :freaky
  8. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Glad you made it Ted.

    Time to bust out the camera and post a few pix?
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Uploading is a pita....taking tons for the book though :thumb


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  10. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    More pics pleaazzzzzzzee!!! :clap
  11. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    this is going to be epic.:clapkeep it coming Ted
  12. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Great images Ted!:thumbup

    Looks all are hard at work.

    Edit: friendly reminder; don't forget to take pix at scrutineering!!:D
  13. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Im interested to see more pics of the bashplate... What's it made off? Paper mache?

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  14. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    :clap

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  15. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Wow, Ted, we're all basking in the luxury of your updates and pictures. It's like ADVrider has it's own mole hidden in the RPA organization. Too good to be true. We know once the race starts other priorities might slow down how much information you'll able to get to us, but we're loving what we're getting already.

    LONG LIVE TED!

    Actually, right now we're downright spoiled also getting updates from Ned and Bill.
  16. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Just noticed license plate on bike. Too funny.

    Good luck Ned and all!

  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :dunno Bikes have to be plated/street legal.
  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I believe so, and insured. Heading out this afternoon to get the truck inspected, Bill is at 6:30 tonight, Jonah is tomorrow...I believe Ned is going at the same time as Bill.

    Bring on the rally pron :clap
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    That said, I predict Ned loses that plate on day one. :lol3
  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hope not, they do periodic checks throughout the race (or so I am told)... Might also make crossing borders interesting :thumb