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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #240 on: August 23, 2010, 01:37:11 pm »
L E G E N D ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #241 on: August 23, 2010, 02:01:04 pm »
Well done Neil! Inspirational stuff  O0
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #242 on: August 23, 2010, 02:59:41 pm »
legend!!!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #243 on: August 23, 2010, 07:14:12 pm »
Well done Neil!!!!!!!!!! :thumleft:

Congrats on the "Warm-up" :thumleft: :thumleft:



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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #244 on: August 24, 2010, 07:20:40 am »
Hi Niel

WELL DONE.

How did you loose the stickers on the mid section of your bokkie?

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #245 on: August 24, 2010, 11:10:44 am »
Hi Niel

WELL DONE.

How did you loose the stickers on the mid section of your bokkie?



Padkos  :mwink:

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #246 on: August 24, 2010, 02:49:32 pm »
Respect!!!

Well done Neil - can't wait for the RR!
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #247 on: August 29, 2010, 07:01:06 am »
Hey guys  :biggrin:

Our award ceremony and closing bash went off well last Saturday night; we won the "Spirit of the Rally Prize" I think because we were generally the dirtiest guys and we rode around in the kakkest support vehicles possible. We also never stayed in fancy hotels like the big shot rally guys, but slummed it with the mechanics among the throbbing generators and screaming angle grinders every night. Having said that, there is a lot to be said about getting a nice hotel room at the end of each day.  :drif:

Sorry I have not started on the RR yet (I'll be doing that now), my foot got infected and by Tuesday by the time I got back to Lima, I was really out of it. The antibiotics seem to be doing the trick and Im back to normal now (apart from the ama crokke crokke).
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #248 on: August 29, 2010, 07:16:48 am »
How bad is the break? Heal fast.
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #249 on: August 29, 2010, 08:15:49 am »
Three fractured metatarsals (??) and a bloody sore ankle. Im not able to determine if the ankle ligaments are shot yet, have to wait for the swelling to subside.

Do you think I should do the RR here or in the RR section.  ??? :dontknow:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #250 on: August 29, 2010, 08:26:54 am »
Definitely in the RR section, or at least a new fred.
Must have taken a massive hit if you broke your foot through your boots.
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #251 on: August 29, 2010, 08:36:34 am »
Awesome Neil :thumleft:

 :occasion6: :ricky: :glasses9: Respect  :notworthy:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #252 on: August 29, 2010, 09:47:20 am »
Stage 9 is in the bag, by all accounts, the most difficult stage, technical, long and at the tail end of a grueling 4,480 km.

Neil passes through at 1:16

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pBh277aNxQw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pBh277aNxQw</a>

Overall

Stage 9, un - official results:

1  MARC COMA                           Red Bull Brema & Menichetti AMV  ESP       KTM 690
2  FELIPE AUGUSTO MIRANDA ZANOL      Brasil Moto Tour                BRA/MG  Honda 450
3  KUBA PRZYGONSKI                       Casteu ELF Sherco                POL        KTM 690

35 NEIL TORBEN RINGDAHL          Team Wild West Rally                    RSA      Yamaha 450


All Team Wild West riders in.
Neil has probable broken foot,Damn it....but he will start tomorrow YEAH!
Dropped 1 position in the production class, currently 7th...hanging on and will start Stage 10!

Of the original 65 bikes, only 42 will start the final stage.

Hope it's a short stage, tough it out Neil!


Hey Beserker, just going through this thread again, man, I remember that corner, it was about 30-50km after I bust my foot. I remember that crowd so well, about 20 people whooping and screaming encouragement, it brought tears to my eyes, because it was much needed encouragement at a time when I was at the end of my tether with my busted up foot. I was thinking about just stopping. You can see I took it real slow- I did not under any circumstances want to put that foot down.

Thanks for finding this link. :hello2: The music was kinda theme too because we heard it at the start and during the rally at times.
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #253 on: August 29, 2010, 12:32:41 pm »
Okay, The first edition of the long awaited Ride Report can be found here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=55426.new#new  :deal:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #254 on: August 30, 2010, 09:27:53 pm »
Hey just got time to read this post - sorry to hear about the ankle hope infection and swelling under control now.
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #255 on: March 18, 2012, 12:13:31 am »
Wow, Superb Story - well worth the read.

Thanks for sharing topman!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #256 on: August 17, 2014, 06:01:37 pm »
Why did I only find this now. I've never even considered doing a rally, but now I want to sell a kidney and start with the Amageza!  :ricky:
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #257 on: August 17, 2014, 11:56:42 pm »
Amageza is a great start, and I believe may become the new Dakar.. :deal:
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