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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #80 on: August 12, 2010, 09:49:38 pm »
Awesome :thumleft:
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #81 on: August 12, 2010, 10:39:08 pm »
Springbokkie does what Springbokkie does best...shunting across the plains:



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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #82 on: August 13, 2010, 04:42:19 am »
Fantastic. Way to go Neil!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2010, 07:35:36 am »
The Wild West Rally team riders all finished today's stage.

Phil had a lowside and bent his thumb, but not too badly. Dave Peckham was "impeccable" (nice).

Neil decided to go swimming in a river, but was able to continue.



He rang in this morning, with a comprehensive report from Stage 1 and a preview of stage 2:

Direct Download: http://media.libsyn.com/media/rallyraidio/10SER03.mp3

The electrical problems still plagues him, power loss prevented him from going above 80km/h till he turned all his equipment off, which slowed him down as well as he had to turn his roadbook by hand.

Although little navigation was required, the roads are very narrow, dust is a factor and apparently the cattle grids are holes from hell.

The Kombi and Doblo team assistance vehicles are lame.

Sticking to race strategy, and riding for a finish, Neil finished Stage 2 in a time of 4:18:24
Allready, in the motorcycle catogory, there are 3 DNF's

Standings after Stage 2:

Stage 2

1º Marc Coma (2:30:50.0 )
2º Zé Hélio (2:31:57.4)
3º Deni do Nascimento (2:32:01.0)
4º Jacek C. (2:33:38.0)
5º Ike Klaumann (2:33:48.5)
6º Kuba Przygonski (2:35:00.7)
7º David Casteu (2:35:01.8)
8º Dario Júlio (2:36:29.0)
9º Juca Bala (2:38:12.1)
10º Ludovic Boinnard (2:39:07.7)

Overall

1º José Hélio (4:12:12.8 )
2º Marc Coma (4:14:12.3)
3º Deni do Nascimento (4:18:00.0)
4º Ike Klaumann (4:18:56.5)
5º Felipe Zanol (4:21:37.1)

2nd Stage winner, Marc Como on the KTM 690, probably the last time it would be seen in action in a race of this caliber (and an end to an era as far as I'm concerned)



Some random pics.







« Last Edit: August 13, 2010, 07:39:07 am by Beserker »
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2010, 07:50:37 am »
A link to the Sertoes site for fotos of Neil in the race:

http://www.webventure.com.br/sertoes2010/galerias/fotos/id/950/?strBusca=111&ordem=registro&qtdPag=14

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #85 on: August 13, 2010, 11:29:21 am »
this whole thing(buying the bike, pimping it up, entering, competing) from beginning to end is just fantastic!

well done!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #86 on: August 13, 2010, 11:38:13 am »
this whole thing(buying the bike, pimping it up, entering, competing) from beginning to end is just fantastic!

well done!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

yeah agree with u..  he has a vision / dream & is actually doing it now :thumleft: 

it's also great that he gets the continued encouragement from us guys/girls
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #87 on: August 13, 2010, 12:09:01 pm »
AWESOME STUFF :) Good luck!!!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #88 on: August 14, 2010, 08:21:10 am »
According to the official rally site, translated by Google:

Evidence now left the city of Unai (MG), bound for Alto Paraiso (GO). The Sertões Rally comes Saturday in the state of Tocantins.

Text from Des in the Wild West crew 12:08pm PST:
"All riders in. All happy. No problems."



Neil moved up to 56th overall, from a last place overall at the end of stage 2 due to the electrical problems, passing 12 other competitors. 

Doesn't this look good!

Po No  Rider                           Team                        Na     Bike
56 111 NEIL TORBEN RINGDAHL  Team Wild West Rally RSA Yamaha 450

This Friday 13th, drivers have had problems with their bikes, quads and cars, during the third stage of Sertões International Rally. The 220 km special had mountains, farms, winding regions and some trials that influenced the change of leaders. The return from Unai (MG) to the State of Goiás was exciting.

Among bikes, the rider Felipe Zanol won the special with 2h44min22, closely followed by the Spanish Marc Coma with 2h44min59. Until then, the overall leader, Zé Hélio, had problems and has not yet completed the race. Other competitors stopped, as Juca Vilela, Ike Klaumann and Eduardo Frauzino.


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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #89 on: August 14, 2010, 03:10:01 pm »
The standings for the PR1 class is as follows

1. Felipe Augusto Miranda (105) Honda 450 - 3rd over all
2. Dario J L de Sousa (116) Honda 450 - 6th over all
3. Guto Klaumann (103) Yamaha 450 -10 over all
4. Jaime Prohens (135) Honda 450 - 17th over all
5. Norton Lopes (125) Honda 450 - 18th over all
6. Eduardo D'Agostini Martins (119) Honda 450 - 19th over all
7. Dimas Mattos (106) Honda 450 - 21th over all
8. Joao Batista  T G  da Silva (108) Honda 450 - 22nd over all
9. Joao O P Pereira D Rego Barros (122) Yamaha 450 - 38 over all
10. Thiago Ramon Peretti (127) Honda 450 - 44th over all
11. Sandro Rockenback ( 121) KTM 450 - 50th over all
12. Neil Thorben Ringdahl (111) Yamaha 450 - 56th over all. His time after 3 stages 10:28:46.80. Penalties of 00:59:30.00  :(
13. Sylvio de Barros (129) Honda 450 - 60th over all

He has moved up 1 place in his class and a respectable jump from 62nd place to his current 56th place over all.  :biggrin:

Good luck Neil........... :ricky:

The following two pics showing the other competitors with triple numbers   8)
 






« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 09:17:47 am by Skaiidawg »
Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #90 on: August 15, 2010, 09:45:36 am »
The results for stage 4 and Neil is doing very good    :thumleft: moving up from 56th to 50th over all and 1 place up in his class.

1. Felipe Augusto Miranda (105) Honda 450 - 2nd over all
2. Dario J L de Sousa (116) Honda 450 - 7th over all
3. Guto Klaumann (103) Yamaha 450 -9th over all
4. Jaime Prohens (135) Honda 450 - 15th over all
5. Dimas Mattos (106) Honda 450 - 17th over all
6. Joao Batista  T G  da Silva (108) Honda 450 - 18th over all
7. Eduardo D'Agostini Martins (119) Honda 450 - 22nd over all
8. Norton Lopes (125) Honda 450 - 24th over all
9. Sandro Rockenback ( 121) KTM 450 - 44th over all
10. Joao O P Pereira D Rego Barros (122) Yamaha 450 - 48th over all
11. Neil Thorben Ringdahl (111) Yamaha 450 - 50th over all. His time after 4 stages 15:09:20.00. Penalties of 00:59:30.00
12. Thiago Ramon Peretti (127) Honda 450 - 53rd over all
13. Sylvio de Barros (129) Honda 450 - 60th over all

Team mates

Dave Pecham 2nd in his class and 35th over all
Phillip Bowman 4th in his class and 45th over all.
 
« Last Edit: August 16, 2010, 06:50:39 am by Skaiidawg »
Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #91 on: August 16, 2010, 01:09:16 am »
Hey guys, great thread!

I am on someone elses computer so dont have time to reply (I will phone in a report) but in the meanwhile in case you want to see the daily videos you can go here:

http://www.webventure.com.br/sertoes2010/galerias/videos/id/950

maybe someone can embed them??

For live tracking you can go to http://www.webventure.com.br/sertoes2010/competidores/lista

I would be very grateful if one of you could copy these links over to the Sertoes threads in ADvrider as well.

Im still in the race, but its been very tough and quite hectic. Lots of stories, a lot of guys are out. Helicopter rescues every day. Carnage today with one guy crashing into a donga 5m deep and 10m wide. Someone else crashed in front of me after hitting a whoop too hard and high- siding. I rode like you would on any Sunday, knowing it would be a dangerous stage and it paid off - I finished with only one small mishap, crashing on a a very slippery mud surface on a high speed corner. No major damage to the bike or me, so thats good.  :ricky: Preparing for the marathon stages tomorrow and the next day, hopefully will talk to you soon!
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2010, 07:10:45 am »
The unofficial results for stage 5.Neil is doing very good moving up from 50th to 46th over all.
There is 1 bike withdrawn in his class - 13. Sylvio de Barros (129) Honda 450

1. Felipe Augusto Miranda Zanol (105) Honda 450 - 2nd over all
2. Dario J L de Sousa (116) Honda 450 - 7th over all
3. Guto Klaumann (103) Yamaha 450 -9th over all
4. Dimas Mattos (106) Honda 450 - 13th over all
5. Joao Batista  T G  da Silva (108) Honda 450 - 16th over all
6. Norton Lopes (125) Honda 450 - 18th over all
7. Jaime Prohens (135) Honda 450 - 38th over all
8. Eduardo D'Agostini Martins (119) Honda 450 - 39th over all
9. Joao O P Pereira D Rego Barros (122) Yamaha 450 - 42nd over all
10. Sandro Rockenback ( 121) KTM 450 - 44th over all
11. Neil Thorben Ringdahl (111) Yamaha 450 - 46th over all. His time after 5 stages 18:24:11.70. No additional penalties - (00:59:30.00)
12. Thiago Ramon Peretti (127) Honda 450 - 53rd over all


Team mates

Dave Pecham 2nd in his class and 27th over all
Phillip Bowman 5th in his class and 45th over all.


« Last Edit: August 17, 2010, 06:51:34 am by Skaiidawg »
Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2010, 07:57:25 am »
Awesome stuff....... Thanks for keeping us updated.... GO Neil.
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2010, 08:13:44 am »
For a dude who has never raced before, and self declared Sunday afternoon rider just a year ago, this is incredible. Seriously brilliant riding to be so high up in such an illustrious field. Blue balls  - you have seriaas talent bru. Stay safe  :deal:
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #95 on: August 16, 2010, 08:14:42 am »

Our man!



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« Reply #96 on: August 16, 2010, 08:56:27 am »
go Neil!! :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2010, 09:04:11 am »
What was his penalty for? Nearly an hour!
 

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« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2010, 10:03:25 am »
Living your dream, and making me dream !!!

Great stuff Neil !!!!
 

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Re: Living the Dos Sertoes Dream - Racing 4,500 km across Brazil
« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2010, 10:11:26 am »
Give it horns boet!!, You are making us all unbelievably proud :thumleft:
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