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« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2007, 01:22:10 pm »
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Me thinks it's very sad that BMW is not enterring an official factory team!


Whats even sadder is that not a single privateer entered a BMW too.
There are 3x KLR's riding and no BMW's
 

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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2007, 11:27:55 pm »
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Little by little, one travels far
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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2007, 08:02:56 am »
The one SA guy is on a Honda.
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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2007, 09:17:01 am »
I read Charlie Boorman's book "The race to Dakar" during the holidays - not a great book, but it provides some interesting insights on what it takes for a privateer to compete (or rather participate) in the event.
 

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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2007, 10:48:17 am »
I am sorry if it sounds confrontational... but I think that Tsiklonauts whiny story about how the terrible KTM dominates because they have real estate there, etc is just sour grapes. Cry me a river.

I would love to see BMW back in there, with the likes of the 900RR etc.

Interesting to note: why does Honda dominate the Baja, and not at all in the Dakar?

Would be great to see a few 2Trac Yammies also kick some ass.

But what would be awesome to see is the new Aprillia Rally small twin place somewhere in the top 20. Absolutely awesome
 

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« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2007, 11:03:38 am »
I dont think you can compare the two races.

One is a one day team event, swapping riders every 300 or so miles.
The other is a 2 week long expidition, more sand, more varied conditions.
 

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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2007, 12:17:45 pm »
For those of you that have not seen Charley Boorman's awesome Race to Dakar TV series which is available on DVD, it is a must see for anyone that has an interest in the Dakar. It follows the progress of Charley and two teammates in last years Dakar. It gives a real inside view of the rally for those that finish and those that dont.

Charley Boorman is of "Long Way Round" fame .
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« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2007, 12:39:03 pm »
Who  :?:  is Charley Boorman
What is "Long Way Round"
Anybody in South Africa heard of this ????? :wink:
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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2007, 12:43:24 pm »
Wow, thanks for sharing man.
 

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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2007, 12:44:26 pm »
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What is "Long Way Round"
Anybody in South Africa heard of this ????? :wink:

 
:scratch: :dontknow:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2007, 01:21:19 pm »
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Wow, thanks for sharing man.


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« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2007, 01:56:06 pm »
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Comment was obviously meant for those that had just returned from outer Saturn ...
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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2007, 02:06:03 pm »
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:oops:

Comment was obviously meant for those that had just returned from outer Saturn ...



 

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« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2007, 02:38:12 pm »
I almost said Outer Mongolia but then realised that that too would have brought forth much mirth and ridicule ... :lol:
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« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2007, 02:48:44 pm »
haha, welcome dude.

Reading the book, I wish he would just stop moaning about the frikken road book.
 

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« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2007, 02:51:48 pm »
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I almost said Outer Mongolia but then realised that that too would have brought forth much mirth and ridicule ... :lol:


wicked sense of humour mate.....  
 

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« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2007, 02:58:51 pm »
Fortunately in the TV series he does not harp on too much about it...
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« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2007, 05:48:40 pm »
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:oops:

Comment was obviously meant for those that had just returned from outer Saturn ...


For an X lurker, you didn't lurk very well.  :twisted:   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2007, 10:50:06 am »
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I am sorry if it sounds confrontational... but I think that Tsiklonauts whiny story about how the terrible KTM dominates because they have real estate there, etc is just sour grapes. Cry me a river.

I would love to see BMW back in there, with the likes of the 900RR etc.

Interesting to note: why does Honda dominate the Baja, and not at all in the Dakar?

Would be great to see a few 2Trac Yammies also kick some ass.

But what would be awesome to see is the new Aprillia Rally small twin place somewhere in the top 20. Absolutely awesome


Lito, yeah yeah, "absolutely awsome" etc. But do you see them there in the 2007 list? Many makes have well competing bikes but not there since 2003 altough they'd get them well sponsored and a infrastructure organised team if needed. But they are not coming.

Think again why.  :twisted:
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« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2007, 10:51:11 am »
I see the KLR is 215 currently, not bad :shock:  but the crazy dutchman on the 125 KTM is out. A 125 in the Dakar? Crazy
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