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Discussion in 'Racing' started by DaveRMS, Nov 19, 2009.
5 weeks to Mongolia!
What you really mean is 5 1/2 weeks to Dos Sertoes....
Hey did you do that Pari-Dacre on Saturday?
Seth finished ok.
my name is Guilherme and I am from Brazil. I completed the Rally dos Sertoes in 2006 and 2009, and I know that logistics can be a pain (even worth from 5k miles away)
What kind of van do you need? Please fell free to ask for any other assistance.
I'm on my floating prison 300 km's offshore in the North Atlantic, so no I didn't go, good to hear Seth finished. I'll have to check out the thread when I get home. Patrick Trahan was running it on a Veradero which I'm sure was interesting!
Guilherme, thanks for your offer!
We have lined up a smaller vehicle for the time being, but if you can get us a mercedes Sprinter, that would be really cool! 5August-23rd August Brasilia through to Fortaleza.
Please PM me the details if you can find one for us.
Thanks Guilherme. As my teammate Neil said, we've been able to secure a VW Kombi, but would much prefer a Mercedes Sprinter. We really need the storage space.
for those new to this rally, let me introduce to a Sertoes classic: "RIO BAGAGEM" (here myself in 2005 ...lol)
DAVE, here it is, ready for you to pick it up!
Perfect! It even has a roof rack!!!
That Veradero was a good handicap for Patrick! Makes me feel good he finished the same amount of the course as I did. Due to time constraints a lot of people had to take the final bail route. Seth's team had to take bail 3 as well missing the cutoff time for the final bail by a few minutes (iirc).
For those not familiar with the Veradero (I wasn't before):
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Sorry for the off topic, back to Des Sortoes!
I would not want to wrestle that thing around offroad, I'm to wimpy for my 640 as it is
Good to hear you had fun either way.
I am kind of new to this blog so I do not have any idea how to send you a PM...
I will contact the person who drove the truck that assisted me during 2006 and 2009 to see if he have some contacts. I will let you know today.
Check Out Bagagem in 2007
Check this way to cross the Bagagem River !
I have the whole photo sequence of this. that year (2007) there wasn't too much water.
Look at Laurent Lazard in the back being sprayed!!!
Well, more work (imagine that). Rally prep is a SH*T TON of work.
After two sessions, we have 2 bikes and the assistance crate all packed and loaded. Here we are in Charlie (lastplace's) garage. It's been great to have his experience and wisdom guiding us through this. And big thanks to Chris (big rhody) for helping us yesterday. Lots of welding, drilling, and screwing.
Our team has had bad luck on the motor rebuild front. Phil's re-REBUILT motor arrives via UPS tomorrow. He'll swap it back into the race bike on Friday and we'll finish up his crate and load it up. Then it's off to LAX. After that, there is nothing to do but train, rest, and relax until we fly to Brasil!
Party this Friday night at SFMC. Be there!
Did you use the special chemical treated wood so the shipper and Customs don't get all worked up about bugs?
I work 10 minutes from there. A free lunch or dinner awaits you if you have time!
Great stuff guys!! I would have loved to have been there.
Phil, I'm sure your new engine will be fine. Funny how time just seems to run out!
I think once the crates are gone, the reality that we are actually going to be doing this is going to set in real quick.
The support vehicles have been booked. Theyre not ideal but we think it will serve the needs of our rather poor team. We couldnt get our hands onto a Sprinter as we hoped.
A fellow inmate guilherme offered us his 8m truck, which would have been perfect but alas, it never had enough travelling space for our support team of four, and we would have had to enter the driver as the 5th support team member.
The first vehicle is a 1.4l water cooled VW Kombi (yeah a brazilian Kombi, they still make them there)
We plan to slap some roof racks on the thing and put the tyres up there on part of one of the crates. Its going to be rustic allright.
Vehicle 2 is a Fiat Doblo, which will be our advance vehicle, and will carry some of the gear too.
The support team are going to to have to decide who gets a turn in the vehicle with the aircon.