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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2013, 02:15:50 pm »
I'll throw the boy some peanuts when I see him tomorrow.

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2013, 06:47:17 pm »
Yep... here is the eina and the stitches !!!

I would hate doing up the helmet strap tomorrow morning if I was him !!
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2013, 07:36:39 pm »
I just found out that Skaaidawg had a terrible crash today. Details are sketchy, Sounds like 3 broken ribs and stiches where he hit the road book!

Sam was Flying today. Sounds like he may be getting a penalty for speeding in a controlled zone!
Seems the Fine was issued today with a 10 min penalty. This means that he will start back a couple of places!

So Sorry for you Sammy! Give it horns, We are all proud of you!

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2013, 09:48:16 pm »
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #84 on: April 11, 2013, 11:15:54 pm »
So Sam Sutherland was handed a 10 minute penalty yesterday, and it cost him the lead.
Marc Coma has moved up into the overall lead.
Impressive stuff.

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #85 on: April 11, 2013, 11:22:29 pm »
Even more impressive, however, is the vasbyt of the oke with the cracked ribs and the multiple stitches, who started the day with massive penalties, had a long, long day but carried on regardless. Big brass ones, to ride all day having just checked out of hospital.

The competition for last place is now fierce, nogal between two South Africans. I'm not sure what Mr Potgieter did to get that kind of time penalty......
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #86 on: April 14, 2013, 06:35:58 pm »
Hats off to Eugene Moolman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my Bra... jy is 'n YSTER !!

Sorry ek was nie op die forum nie... 'n overzealous twatwaffle moderator het my geban omlat ek skeef gepost het.... maar nous ek terug... !!

A lot of okes on the forum talk..... you just quietly went and did it..... jy is 'n fokken masjien my Broer ....
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #87 on: April 14, 2013, 07:38:40 pm »
Brilliant stuff Eugene, huge respect to you for pressing on and finishing! :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

Hang in there with the post rally blues.
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #88 on: April 15, 2013, 09:39:28 am »
OK boys, spend the day on Thursday chasing the Dessert Challenge. Was great fun in the Tundra with a couple of short cuts through the desert trying to beat the front runners to the fuel stop and the finish. Made the fuel stop in time, but they did beat us to the finish.
What was nice is that the guys were all super relaxed and had no issue chatting to the spectators and just overall being super guys.
Met Taddy some years ago at a race and once again had a chat with him, he was in really nice spirit and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I am sure we will see him in the desert again soon.







Here is Taddy

Had an issue with his bike, apparently no top gear for the entire stage.




Roma on the fly.


At the finish of the race.
Taddy

LJ Sletser, jeez this old man is cool.









And last but certainly not least the man of the moment.
Well done Eugene, you are a legend, Super chuffed that you managed to finish. All the best with the recovery, sure it will take some time.



Next year you guys can arrange a desert bash over here. You cannot believe the pace these guys have. Must be seen to be believed.
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #89 on: April 16, 2013, 08:54:51 pm »
Well done Eugene, all the best for tomorrow.

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Even more impressive, however, is the vasbyt of the oke with the cracked ribs and the multiple stitches, who started the day with massive penalties, had a long, long day but carried on regardless. Big brass ones, to ride all day having just checked out of hospital.

The competition for last place is now fierce, nogal between two South Africans. I'm not sure what Mr Potgieter did to get that kind of time penalty......

Brilliant stuff Eugene, huge respect to you for pressing on and finishing! :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

Hang in there with the post rally blues.

Hats off to Eugene Moolman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my Bra... jy is 'n YSTER !!

Sorry ek was nie op die forum nie... 'n overzealous twatwaffle moderator het my geban omlat ek skeef gepost het.... maar nous ek terug... !!

A lot of okes on the forum talk..... you just quietly went and did it..... jy is 'n fokken masjien my Broer ....

Cheers maters!!!! thanks for all the support!   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

busy typing the report and will post with some pictures over the weekend.
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #90 on: April 16, 2013, 09:05:36 pm »
Lekker... kan nie wag vir die pics nie.....   :thumleft:
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2013, 06:21:53 am »
Atkinse: Thanks very much for the on-the-ground reporting :hello2:



Cheers maters!!!! thanks for all the support!   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

busy typing the report and will post with some pictures over the weekend.

Lekker stuff Eugene - cant wait!
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #92 on: April 17, 2013, 09:25:39 am »
Atkinse: Thanks very much for the on-the-ground reporting :hello2:



Cheers maters!!!! thanks for all the support!   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

busy typing the report and will post with some pictures over the weekend.

Lekker stuff Eugene - cant wait!

Was very pissed that the weather was so bad to start with, next year I will follow the entire thing from start to finish. Work is overrated anyway.

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #93 on: April 17, 2013, 04:26:44 pm »
Last time I checked a new 450RR goes for around 32K Euro.
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2013, 07:09:54 pm »
Is that all, in that case Ill have 2. One in orange and one in white :lol8:
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #95 on: April 17, 2013, 08:58:31 pm »
Is that all, in that case Ill have 2. One in orange and one in white :lol8:

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #96 on: April 18, 2013, 06:09:25 am »
That's only R 30 000 more than my 2012, V8, 200 series Land Cruiser.

BARGAIN >:D
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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #97 on: April 18, 2013, 06:40:40 am »
Ja look, if your want to race professional get one of those, otherwise any other bike will do just fine. I was lucky and got a 2nd hand one. A new motor is still going to cost $10K :eek: Reckon they are fairly bullet proof so we will see.

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #98 on: April 18, 2013, 08:03:39 am »
Pimp my 990 and remove one plug lead, that way I have 2 motors on one frame, if one is stuffed just swop the plug leads. hahahah.

I recon my 500 exc will have to do for now through.

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Re: 2013 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
« Reply #99 on: April 18, 2013, 03:40:04 pm »
Is that a 525 Atkinse? Great bikes in their own right.
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