The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

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

  1. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    Nice work Ned!
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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  3. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Ned! Ned! Ned! :clap:clap:clap
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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  5. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Great interview, PM. :clap I didn't get my peanut gallery question in on time, but here it is:

    Is Ned getting passed by any of the cars? If so, I wonder how that interaction has been -- as scary as in Baha? :ear
  6. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Just listened to the interview. Outstanding! :clap

    Sounds like he is gearing the bike down a bit. I don't get how he can only go 125 km/h and the big teams can go 160 km/hr?
  7. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Outstanding.

    He sound good. Strong, positive, enjoying the experience, and looking forward to more.

    :clap
  8. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    I think the factory guys are running a racing cam, pipe, porting, ignition mapping, etc. Can make a big difference.

  9. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Ned calls in for 20 minute chat! :clap

  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Great interview! :thumb

    ....also...Ned may have built his engine to last the entire rally, the top guys are used to changing theirs out a time or two.

    Although the organizers did come up with some heavy penalties for changing engines mid-race this year...that does a lot to level the field between the big teams and the privateers, I think.
  11. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    wow, what a rollercoaster day-great day for Ned :wings , crushing blow for Jonah :cry , now where is Bill? I sure hope he's alright! :ear Did I miss it?
  12. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Great report from Ned! Can't believe how much time he gave us. I think the comment from the Turkish rider about the difficulty of the section so early in the race is revealing. Ned's got his pace perfectly dialed in. Go man!
  13. Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Low on compression

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    Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Ned. You are the man!!!:clap
  14. nobrakes

    nobrakes Long timer

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    What a great day, Ned! Thanks for the call-in, and keep doing what you've been doing. Wishing you the best! :thumb
  15. kennyh

    kennyh Been here awhile

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    Flood, you got that right!


    Great interview tonight Ned. Thanks PackMule and rally radio. :clap
  16. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Ned plans to change engines on the rest day, and has one more "just in case". His is a stock enduro (450 XCW) engine, and the factory boys are on 450 Rally bikes; completely different bikes, engine and all, and built specifically for this. I'm sure they have MUCH more horsepower.
  17. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    That was on my list, but we didn't get to it. Felt like I needed to break the call off once we got to the 20min point. I'll definitely ask him next time we do a live call.


    Looking at the timing, Ned finished at 15:18, exactly 10 minutes before Holowczyc who was the first car physically through the finish (15:28). So I'd think it hasn't happened yet, but it almost undoubtedly will at some point. :uhoh
  18. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    He had a crash that cracked his case and gas tank. He's still out on piste. Going to be a long night. Get the ADV slow clap going... :clap


    :wave Wings!
  19. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Hi Nate :wave Thanks!! I just finally got caught up the details in the other thread...I sure hope he's alright and can manage to get back to the Bivouac and get his bike back up to par-or is he now officially out?? It's past 11:30 over there already. Crikey!
  20. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    He has until the start of the special tomorrow morning to make it in, though without major wrenching he'd still be in the same boat.

    Timing may not update between now and then, so keep an ear peeled for the first hand reports from D99. :lurk