Zambia rider to Dakar

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Dakar rookie, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Bluebull2007

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    Leg is healing so slowly, but it is healing. Im hoping to walk again in a couple of three weeks.

    I love Zambia, and the event sounds like a lot of fun. I would go to see regardless.

    Maybe PM Dave or email him? :deal
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  2. Minora

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    BB - strongs with the leg, can imagine the frustration.

    (Have your 690 been cleared through customs yet and nicely parked in your garage?)

    Zambia is a special place, and locals there are SO friendly. I must say, they are getting their act together. Re-based the Kwacha and banned the US$, thus strengthening their economy.
    (They should just stop the Chinese flooding the country...

    Originally it was mentioned that Pal Anders was invited to go and do the Siavonga 400, now it seems like it is the National Off-road championship near Mazabuka.

    So will try and make contact with David
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  3. Bluebull2007

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    I saw on Dave FB page that PAl Anders has his flight booked....

    My 450 RR is STILL not here.....its been 7 months!! :huh

    But there is very good chance I will still get it this week. :deal
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  4. Minora

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    7 months...eish sounds like African time :-)

    Man, I deleted my FB account but am sure you can still visit pages without logging in.

    So it is not a rumor then :evil
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  5. Minora

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    Rookie mistake...Meant the 450 Rally Bike :freaky
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  6. Minora

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    Seems like Pal Anders never made it to Zambia :cry

    Translated from his website:

    When Pål Anders arrived OSL Degrees Moen with his family on Wednesday, they had to wait several hours before they were told by SAS that the plane they would be on to London, was canceled. Thus, they would probably not reach the plane to Lusaka, Zambia. Pål Anders had to be in Zambia's capital later Thursday morning to take part in Friday's rally, and a little hope opened up when he got to be on a different flight to Frankfurt, then flyes on to South Africa and from there to Lusaka. But then also this plane delayed by three hours and when was the last opportunity to reach Lusaka Friday night after all the events in Zambia would be finished.

    After half a day with her boyfriend and 9 months. old child at the airport, had family eventually realize that a return home to Ullevålseter was key.

    Pål Anders is naturally disappointed, not least on behalf of David Reeve and the gang who had prepared so much for this planned stay.
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