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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2010, 12:25:53 pm »
Good luck Neil, it looks absolutely awesome and we'll be following closely. 

Thanks for sharing in such detail!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2010, 01:20:01 pm »
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Take it easy and enjoy!!!

I'll be following your progress closely - no pressure :biggrin:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2010, 01:26:02 pm »
Good luck and all the best!
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2010, 01:55:22 pm »
All the very best Neil, keep the rubber down and enjoy every moment. Will catch up with you when its over. I completed the Americas, then Cape to Cairo, now in Colorado and California, riding my arse off. Cheers, David
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2010, 11:03:10 pm »
Good luck, and enjoy! :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2010, 03:11:02 am »
Subscribe!!Good Luck!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2010, 04:13:31 am »
Neil, supporting a fellow countryman is the closest many of us will ever get to racing.

So here's my wish for you and your team: May you burn up all the tyres, use up all the fuel and smoke all the roads that the race had in stall for you guys. Carry the green and gold across the finish line with an ear to ear grin on your face!

We will be cheering you on from a distance.....  :laughing4:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2010, 05:21:47 am »
WOW, good luck and enjoy.

Ride save  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2010, 03:02:07 pm »
Ok...from the horses mouth....

Neil asked me to keep everybody updated which I will do as news become available:


Look out for Laurent Lazard (Team Uruguay), Team Wild West Rally (Neil's team) have teamed up with them to share their expert mechanics.
Not having heard from him since scrutineering and him running into problems with his license, all I can say he is in and riding, category unknown.

The Springbokkie receiving some TLC....awesome paint job!!!



The team support truck, some rubber to burn  >:D


From 2009.....good motivation to stay on track!



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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2010, 03:16:04 pm »
Good luck Neil

I had all but paid the flight ticket. Seems like I could not get the supporters docs done in time  >:(


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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2010, 05:45:07 pm »
Hey Guys! Thanks for all the support, its giving me a lot of motivation to finish this race at all costs! Berserker, thanks for your posts bro, its very busy here and I dont have a lot of free time. :hello2: I will see if I can call you later to give you more info.

All I can say is Im VERY glad I came here 6 days before the official start.

It looks like I am through scrutineering. The bike passed with flying colors on the technical side, apart from the sentinal, which was not hooked up to the battery at the time. The sentinel is the beeping alarm that hopefully goes off when the trucks and cars coming through from the back warn you to get the hell off the road. Understandibly I have to take it back to be tested before I am passed out.

The second show stopper was my FIM licence. I was issued with an FIM international cross country licence, not a world championship licence. They picked this up and said I would not be allowed to race in my category (which importantly puts me near the front of the field from the start - further from the freaking trucks  :o ) Thanks to kind folks at the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) after paying more moola, I have just received by email the correct FIM licence, all i have to do is send back the old one after the race. So it looks like my race number will stay 111.  8) We will see.

So now Im off to the rally administrators to sort out the documentation again, before hitting the last hurdle on the scrutineering.

Let me just say that the other vehicles here are freaking AWESOME. I have lots of photos to share already, probably many of them only after the race. The place is really buzzing, and our team is quickly realizing how much in the deep end we really are! I bumped into Marc Coma during scrutineering and later on David Casteau- You should see the bivouac setup these guys have. :drif: :drif: :drif:

Only one day to go..... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

I gotta run, let me leave you with a couple more pics, the scrutineering pics will hopefully come later if I find time, the rest is up to Beserker and co.  :mwink: :

First pic is David Casteu's 450 Sherco - beautiful!;
2nd is Marc Coma's KTM 690, possibly the last time we will see him on this bike?;
3rd is some guys getting their car sorted out; and
4th is a pic of the Sertoes Series guys bikes. Its a parallel event, you can basically hire these bikes and compete with the rest of us for the 1st three stages.  Pretty cool hey.  :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2010, 05:56:47 pm »
 :drif: :drif: :drif: Good luck, keep safe and most of all have fun and enjoy !  :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010, 06:17:50 pm »
Awesome BB!  You've worked so hard for this moment - all the best of the best of luck with the final preps and then the good stuff!

Do us a favor?  Post some pics of the rallye girls  >:D
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2010, 07:53:21 am »
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2010, 08:32:21 am »
Brilliant BB

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2010, 10:44:58 am »
Guess you be in the thick of it by now, so all the very best of luck, Neil!!!   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks for keeping the dogs in the loop, this is goosebump stuff!
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2010, 10:56:27 am »
Good luck BB  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2010, 11:18:54 am »
whoooohoooooo go Neil :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2010, 11:51:20 am »
Good luck Neil, we are all rooting for you!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2010, 12:10:24 pm »
Now things are starting to get intense!! GOOD LUCK Neil and Co  :ricky:
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