The Simon Pavey Dakar 2013 Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by ThatCameraKid, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. ThatCameraKid

    ThatCameraKid Inside Man

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    Ha, that's a great question!

    Ohlins have a pretty good support level on Dakar, but more importantly the equipment they offered was far and above what the team could reach for price point wise. The equipment is as good if not better than anything else, but they also helped him with settings straight from the factory based on their experiences with David Casteu.

    Simon's support is carrying all the spares they need for the race too (one full set of Ohlins suspension and the standard) so that won't be an issue.

    I've ridden it a lot now, the suspension has made that bike go from wallowing whale to a weapon, it's mega! Plus there steering damper is THE best in the world.


    As to why I didn't get accepted, well I don't really understand it. They said the level was too high, my experience wasn't high enough, but many riders who are relative beginners were accepted and many other good riders around the world were rejected.I don't know the real reason, or if there is a reason.

    But that Ohlins, DAMN.
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  2. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  3. paulk46

    paulk46 Katoom

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    Llew the reason is...cos they can, after many encounters with French racing bureaucracy, they do things because they can. ( especially if your not French)
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  4. Brodovitch

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  5. BIERSKI

    BIERSKI Life Is Good

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    Brodovitch thanks for the heads up on this radio show.
    This is great:clap
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  6. Brodovitch

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    great 2 hour show, Si was really enjoyable to listen to as always, I kept pestering with questions and it was a joy to listen to the answers and general banter
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  7. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    SOrry I missed it! :cry
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  8. OmenF1

    OmenF1 wannabe explorer

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    Go Simon !
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  9. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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  10. Richard ORS

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    Well thats it, Simon has left Wales en route to Lima. They are meeting Don, the second Delta Kuststoffe Husqvarana rider there for final prep and shake down over the next few days. Llel is travelling with them to cover the race and provide regular updates that we will post right here....
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  11. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    That's a LONG podcast, but it was easy enough to skip forward to Simon and Llewellyn.

    And wow, that was great. It's worth it just to hear about the Rally in China. That was a great story. Not surprising, now that I think about it.
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  12. Brodovitch

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  13. Richard ORS

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  14. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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    Great thread, keep it up. Best of luck to Si :clap
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  15. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    I'll bet it's because the French can't pronounce Llewelyn :D

    But then again they did give Boldbaatar Damdinkhorloo an entry :wink:
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  16. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Just flexing the F5 finger :D

    The videos are outstanding, well done to all involved!
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  17. Uller

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    Just got done watching all 3 episodes......You Sir have skills! Fantastic Video and even better editing. Good luck to going yourself in 2014.

    Go Simon! :clap
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  18. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Le Welyn? Que est-ce c'est un Welyn?
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  19. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    I found this explanation of Welsh pronumciation on line:

    LL is peculiarly Welsh and difficult to describe. Form your lips and tongue to pronounce the letter L, but then blow air gently around the sides of the tongue instead of saying anything. The nearest you can get to this sound in English is an l with a th in front of it: (THL)

    E as in English.

    W is OO (as in Zoo)

    E (again)

    L as in English

    Y is EE

    N as in English

    So that's THL-E-OO-E-L-EE-N

    My gods the French never stood a chance :D





    Et welwyn (prononcé welyn) est la ville en Angleterre où je travaille
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  20. Brodovitch

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    The man himself :clap

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