Dakar 2008 -- Competitor Preparation Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, May 27, 2007.

  1. imaybail

    imaybail Been here awhile

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    Great Stuff!
    Who is Philip wrenching for this year?
    What about Paul Dubinsky?
    Is Jonah's new 690 in there anywhere?

    Keep it coming.:nod
  2. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    I believe Phillip is wrenching for Don Hatton.


    Here's Jonah's bike:
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  3. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    I bought the ASO version in 2006. I think it was €400 then.
    They stick whatever footage they have of you in a main movie. The longer you survive of course, the more of you gets put in :D

    http://www.pete2dakar.com/110

    In years to come, when the money means nothing anymore, you'll still have something to show your kids.
  4. imaybail

    imaybail Been here awhile

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    I thought that might be it.
    I'm looking forward to a ride on it about Daytona time.
  5. Bill the Duck

    Bill the Duck Unwitting Accomplice Supporter

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    Very cool, thanks! :thumb
  6. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    Great vid, Pete!! (You should YouTube it...)


    Your site is beautiful and your tale epic. :bow
  7. RM557

    RM557 Orange Bleeder

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    Great shot of Philip, Paul is driving the service truck that Philip is riding in.
  8. spudbashin'ATC

    spudbashin'ATC Challenge Accepted...

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    +1.........it's a no-brainer! :thumb

    Thanks for sharing, Pete.



    why is it anytime I watch any dakar footage set to music, I weep like a schoolgirl??:cry ..........plaid skirt and kneesocks not included
  9. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    Aw shucks(stubbing toe in ground)...

    Thank you :1drink
  10. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    I'm really buttering you up to see if you'd like to do some website work for RallyRAIDio. :lol3



    (no, seriously, your site is beautiful and I really enjoyed reading you epic tale again. Perhaps you'll regale us with it on RallyRAIDio sometime...?)
  11. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    Philip is wrenching for Don Hatton and Charlie.
    Paul will be driving Don's truck.
    Photos of Jonah's 690 on our site: www.rallypanam.com

    It's raining again.
  12. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    PM, you've got a PM from PM.
  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    No mention of Robby Gordon's support vehicles and equipment. Does anyone know the status of his stuff that was stuck in transit?
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    Nothing credible over at RDC. Sounds like they're due to land in Germany on either the 5th or 7th, either one being too late to make scrutineering. :nono


    They have one T4 (Ronn's) in-country, by all reports. Hogwild seems to be pretty in tune with the situation, maybe he can chime in?


    I am expecting calls from Kevin Heath, Ronn's co-driver at some point, so that would be the best info if/when he calls in. :thumb
  15. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Good. Here's some more of today:

    Charlie's KTM displaying ADV merchandising ;-)
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    Miro, Philip and Don
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    ToDo's on Jonah's bike
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    Jonah's custom ICO? control
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    Some details of some of the Desert Rose supported bikes:
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    Patsy Quick (Desert Rose Team) - big participation this year - supporting 10 bikes:
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    The beautiful Aprilia
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    Rob McElroy
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    My friend Abdel Tayati - he is nr.222 and will be one of the first Moroccans to try to get to Dakar - He is on a tight budget and he's racing a 525 with the bare minimum mods (not even a steering damper) - no assistance whatsoever, he will wrench for himself:
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    Carlos Azevedo is not racing but it looks like it on his modified Honda Dominator - we squeezed in scrutineering real easy :-)
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    Abdel's bike at the Park Fermée

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    Everything's ready here: the starting podium:
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  16. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Ok, now I'm getting wood! :evil
  17. fano

    fano here and there

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  18. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    More pics of Inatel and Scrutineering here
  19. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    Next year... Why am I always saying "next year...?"



    :bow Carlos!
  20. spudbashin'ATC

    spudbashin'ATC Challenge Accepted...

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    Nice to see that something made it to Portugal td2dakar-wise!!!!:evil
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    Hmmmmmmmmmm..........seems to me there was a front fender on it the last time I looked:huh ....................new status...."PARTS BIKE" courtesy of td2dakar.
    "Won't be denied in 2009!!" :freaky