The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by neduro, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I just received the latest issue of ADVMoto magazine. Nice interview with our hero. Five pages for Ned...only six pages for Despres and Coma combined! :thumb
  2. mark5280

    mark5280 Lost on purpose

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    What issue is this in? I got onto my ADVMoto account last night and the most recent I found was the March 03, 2012 version. Is there something newer that isn't showing up yet?

    Thanks!

    Mark
  3. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    The cover lists it as May/June.
  4. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I think you said... "witches night" as a feature to watch out for. What DID you say, and what is it?
  5. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    I believe you are referring to a witches eye. Those are circular little depressions that suddenly appear, seemingly randomly in the high dunes. They are also in the lower dunes as well although less frequently found,,, if I recall correctly.

    They will ruin your day if you ride straight into one.

    Hilslamers overview was pretty spot on as I recall.
  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    THanks. I have that post bookmarked, and was going back to check it out.
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    You will often find those little bastards on the opposite side of peaked ridges (downwind), usually where two or more ridge lines come together. But they can be in the oddest places.
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    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I've seen a few vids already where they could be in the saddles as well....
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    two or more ridglines coming together= saddle :wink:
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Less than a month before your up in Canada doing your presentation. Now that the mayhem is over I look forward to hearing your take on the race.

    Stoked to catch up and ride together, cya soon :thumb
  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Why you gotta bring up old S*?:D
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    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    I'm still running head on into these as I gain more experience in the dunes here and I've lost count of the number of really bad bruises across the tops of my thighs where I've struck the bars on my way over the front. Since the sand on the down slope into an eye is so soft I usually go from all ahead full to a dead stop in the blink of an eye. This always makes for a funny Go-Pro vid that I promptly delete!

    An I agree, Hilslamer's overview was excellent and has proven very helpful.

    - Ken
  13. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    See below.

    Correct. I'm sure if you dug into the USGS literature on dunes and dune formation, you'd find a geologically correct term for it, but local slang in the ISDRA/Glamis area is "witch's eye." They are named such because when viewed from above, they look like an eyesocket/brow and in general, they are pretty evil features to deal with from any angle, at any speed and in most any dune-able vehicle.


    Shame on you for deleting! :wink: Share, so we can critique(constructively) and use you as an example. :rofl
  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Vid's please. other than just doing it, dunes are my final frontier that I'd really like to study up on before really going out. Those vids you did Hilslamer, were great, thanks so much.
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    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    :freaky Cheers!
  16. hardroadking

    hardroadking Been here awhile

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    Been out of the loop for awhile and thought I'd try to find out if Ned is planning on another Dakar. Anyone know.
    thanks
    Tim
  17. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Hey I just wanted to post up that Ned did a great column in the latest American Motorcyclist magazine called LESSONS FROM DAKAR.

    It is quite philosophical, and in many ways more about life than motorcycle racing. The first lesson he learned was about expanding his horizons; "realizing that I could do anything if I was willing to work and sacrifice".

    I found his last lesson most telling:

    "The last lesson of Dakar was maybe the hardest. When it was over- after finishing a dream that had been building for years and totally consuming for months- I felt adrift, like I had run my train off the end of the tracks. I was expecting an ecstatic feeling of satisfaction. Instead, I felt let down.

    The lesson wasn't clear for awhile, but now I understand that it's one I've learned over and over again: The goal is the journey, not the destination. The point of the race isn't the finish line, but it's all the fun (and lessons learned) along the way."


    You'll have to join AMA to read the full list of lessons he learned, but they were very impressive to me... Not unlike the progress of the Neduro Dakar saga as it played out from the beginning of this thread. Awesome stuff.

    PS: Is it just me or is the content being published in American Motorcyclist improving significantly? I find myself reading every issue nearly cover to cover.
  19. header

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    It's not just you :deal

    I saw Ned's article too. Always a good read from him.
  20. guymanbro

    guymanbro da Vermonster

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    I enjoyed the article as well. My favorite part of Ned's philosophy is taking small bites of the challenges ahead of you. Sometimes the hardest part of any scenario is just starting. Once you get things rolling, you forget how far away the "finish" is and just focus on keeping momentum.

    As for the content, things have been getting much better since they started printing articles written by AMA members. Probably saves them a bunch of money too. :deal