Tuareg Rally 2013 - Official Event Coverage - follow our ADV riders HERE!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by JMo (& piglet), Feb 25, 2013.

  1. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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  3. gnuttis

    gnuttis Been here awhile

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    Can anyone tell me where the music came from about the 5th day shown right above this post. The music after the map scene please. Many thanks!

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  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    No. The time keeping is the responsibility of the orga. Checking the time keeping is the riders.

    Mistakes happen, but should be corrected as soon as possible. It can't be that difficult.
  5. geoz

    geoz Orange rules

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    sending rally bikes up that rock field looks like a rather useless exercise.
  6. David P.

    David P. Been here awhile

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    I think you know what I meant. And 1 mistake on Neds card doesn't really qualify as catastrophic time-keeping in my book.
  7. Stagehand

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    I just found it surprising being the orga was German. Stereotypically known for fastidiousness. This seemed more Italian :lol3

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  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Well, when it's the leader of the race it DOES make a big difference :deal

    Even if he gets his time back he didn't get to lead the pack at the beginning of the day. This impacts him (for better or worse) as it does the other guys competiting for first place.

    My two cents :1drink
  9. Gian

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  10. E-Ticket2

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    I agree, Gian. Especially since us "Americans" can't even put on a rally.
    Until we are able to do even a basic one -- in current times -- I don't think we have any room to throw rocks.

    Not trying to start a war .... just commenting out loud. :^)

    Cheers, ET
  11. tehdutchie

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  12. Stagehand

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    Srry, just a joke. I'm italian! What can i say. We cant do a rally because of th land use. So much water, not a drop to drink.

    No offense meant.This one just seem looser than those in my admittedly limited experience.
  13. Gian

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  15. E-Ticket2

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    Oh heck ... if you're Italian ... well, then fire away! :rofl

    I used to race Pro Rallys in the US back in the early 80's and we used to put and host local/regional races.
    We even held the Oregon Trail National Pro Rally once or twice.
    Putting on any kind of race is just a huge undertaking and things go wrong all the time. For the craziest of reasons.
    And the larger race it is -- the easier -- and harder it is to do cleanly.

    That being said: yah, they should have let Ned start where he was supposed to if he was under a provisional judgement.
    Or not. Ay ... that's the rub. :^)

    You'll have to excuse my blabbing away.
    I've been on both sides of the Protest Table ... and both sides suck! LOL.

    Cheers! E-Ticket
  16. E-Ticket2

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    My pet peeve for the week: Results will follow

    Argghh .....! Waiting is s-o-o-o hard. lol.

    :lurk

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  17. NordieBoy

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    Not for us :evil

    That rock field looks extremely cool :wink:

    Maybe not on a full-dresser raid bike though...
  18. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    I don't think I'd be able to man handle a 690 up those - wow.
  19. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    While we wait for the final decision on Scnitzelgate, more ADV inmate drama happened over at the RMS/IYSK Wine team truck today...

    Charlie Rauseo (Lastplace) has been having a ball all week, despite a series of problems with his aged XR650R - a lack of coolant (on more than one occasion), a cowl mounting bolt wearing a hole in one of the radiators through vibration, and perhaps most impressively, a cracked rear caliper mount that finally gave way halfway through a stage, forcing him to enjoy a ride on the sweeper truck...

    Charlie is doing all his own maintenance himself, and managed to find an assistance team that could weld aluminium from the back of their truck... The caliper duely fixed, he of course had not brought any spare rear brake pads with him, and with Nissin calipers being so rare in a sea of [KTM] Brembos around the bivouac, meant he had no other option other than to fashion some that would fit his bike out of a pair of KTM690 pads, and judicious use of an angle grinder...

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    Glad to see Charlie in fully protective work wear!

    Anyway, with the bike duly fixed, he continued to have overheating issues and could feel a distinct lack of compression in the engine... sadly today (stage 6) the Big Ol' Pig finally cried no more, and Charlie had to retire from the stage with a broken engine.

    However, all is not lost!

    In fit of generosity if not downright foolhardiness - Patsy Quick from Desert Rose Racing has offered Charlie her 'spare' KTM that was in the back of the wagon, so that he can ride the last day and finish the event!

    The final stage is a short (but I imagine tricky and almost certainly soft) dune stage of 60 kms for the Profi Motos, and only 45 kms for the Amateurs... However, a maximum time limit for the stage of 3 hours is perhaps telling as to the severity of the terrain they will encounter...

    It ain't over yet!

    (not until Rammstein 'sings' and the fat lady strips...)

    Jx
  20. E-Ticket2

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    "Where there's a will .... there is a way."


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