The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

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

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :thumb Did I hear him say in the interview today that he pushed the motor harder than he had ever pushed a motor before? :huh

    Here's hoping it makes it to the rest day! :lol3 :freaky
  2. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    :clap

    Wow, great interview Ned and Nate! It's great to hear his voice and he sounds in good spirits.

    GO NED! :ricky
  3. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Oh boy, fingers, toes, boobies, everything possible crossed!
  4. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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  5. ElReyDelSofa

    ElReyDelSofa Desubicado

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    Thanks for the interview, that was outstanding. Hearing him talking about having fun while doing that in 45C heat, so not worthy....
    :wings :wings :wings :wings
  6. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Yeah, and on the live Eurosport coverage Gordon and some of the other cars were passing multiple bikes coming in to the end of the special so it could definately happen. That having been said, the passes that I saw looked very polite.
  7. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    :lol3 Fat chance! :poser

    well...are you single, tall, dark and handsome? :grin
  8. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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    Of course!:D
  9. bogus

    bogus Been here awhile

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    YAY NED :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap :clap :clap ROCK ON!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  10. crackhead

    crackhead Long timer

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    Hate to go off topic here for a sec, but I've got a quad question. What's the deal with the quad rule changes this year and do the quads have to do the long road liasons as well? I'm !bout to listen to Ned from tonight. Glad he killed it today! Go Ned!
  11. co-drz

    co-drz Rather be Ride'n

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    Thanks for the great interview!!
    Go Ned - your Colorado buddies are cheering for you.
  12. 14Traits

    14Traits Adventurer

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    GREAT INTERVIEW, Thanks for to both for the extra work to put it together.

    "ADV has better info then the ASO" ROFL :rofl

    Hats off to all that is providing crazy updates!!!!

    AND GO NED GO!!!!
  13. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    FYI --- Ned: Check your gear in the AM, just heard that Casteau was bit in the face by a spider that had crawled into his gear. They initially thought he hit a bee while riding.
  14. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Thanks both Ned and Packmule for the interview. Great inside perspective of the days events. :clap

    Ned, Give em... :deal
  15. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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    Oooh, even better....
  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    That's not the first time that's happened to David. He must have a nasty allergy to something down there.


    Where's Ludo?
  17. char76

    char76 Been here awhile

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    I rarely write in this thread or the firehose thread as i cannot add to the depth of knowledge and or experience that you guys and gals have. I simply lurk, willing all the boys on and soaking in all the information. Over the last few years Advrider has made me feel as close as possible to the action with out actually been there.
    Like i said i rarely write here but i have just listened to the Ned/Nate interview and i feel i have to add to the thread to simply thank you both for bring Dakar 2012 literally into the living room. It is gonna be a bitch to get the fesh fesh out the rug!
    Firstly i am stunned that Ned has the time to even think about calling in. I can only imagine what must be going through head and still he has time for twenty two minutes.
    I do not know Ned, other than following his threads here, but i am amazed at how modest he is. During the interview he had every opportunity to tell us all that he repast some bikes that passed him earlier in the stage. He simply implied it and stated that you do not need just a big motor. For a guy that must still be a little amped after his first Dakar stage he was so calm.
    Also Packmule, your interviewing was amazing; so calm and let the man do all the talking!
    If only the domestic US coverage to have an ounce of your class.
    Keep it going Ned!
  18. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Neil (Bluebull) did a good writeup in the firehose thread of how this works. It's funny... if you are lucky to have no troubles on a given day, and just get to have a clean ride, at your own pace, you actually have a little bit of breathing room--finishing before dark, time for shower, eat, attend briefing, make a call, eat, mark roadbook, sleep. It's not crazy tough.

    But, and this is a big BUT, once the first teensie little thing falls out of place, you are behind the eight ball. Suddenly you are tired, finishing at/after dark, missing the briefing, etc, etc.

    I distinctly remember a day (8?) on the Sertoes last year when Neil and Phil both came in well after dark. In the meantime, I enjoyed a shower, massage, and a shave by the cute Gillette girls. They were a wreck. But it's just luck. It wasn't a fast day for me, just a clean day. And they had problem after problem. It plays hell on the nerves.

    So far, Ned is doing well on this front. If he rides a bit on the conservative side, as it appears he is, and avoids all manner of problems, and is lucky to boot on mechanical stuff, then he just might stay on top of things.

    And I hope he does!!!

    Dave
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    +1 Packmule is a great interviewer, isn't he? :bow

    Thanks again, Nate!
  20. char76

    char76 Been here awhile

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    GSNorCal. Thanks for the very interesting insight. I can only imagine how draining even a good day can be....