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canadaler 03-16-2009 06:17 PM

2009 Tuareg Rallye - Morocco
 
Well the bikes are sitting in a crate in southern Spain at the moment and I have gear spread from one end of my dining room floor to the other right now...trying to figure out how to jam it all in two luggage bags...:cry

My good racing buddy Dan and I are catching our flights tomorrow to Almeria Spain where the rallye starts. Sign in and tech inspection are on Sunday, then we will be taking a ferry overnight to Nador Morocco where the action will begin.

More information on the rallye itself can be found here: http://www.tuareg-rallye.com/index.htm

I should have internet access up until this Sunday, so I'll try to post some pre-rally shots of us getting ready and doing a bit of riding in southern Spain before we hit Morocco. If I manage to get access during the rallye I'll post what I can here.

Here's a couple of shots of us getting the bikes shipped last weekend:

Dan unloading the Yamaha Quad crate for us to load our two Husaberg FE550's into:
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/...2m_350bca4.jpg

Here's a shot of my Berg before disassembly for crating:
http://img19.picoodle.com/img/img19/...2m_fab1aff.jpg

At this point the crate looked pretty sano :D Once we got all our stuff jammed into it, the thing looked like a bomb had gone off inside of it. Still, there was plenty of room for two bikes, four spare wheels, two additional spare tires, helmets, boots, tools and a kitchen sink.
http://img15.picoodle.com/img/img15/...7m_0f1b370.jpg


Unloading at the freight terminal then it's off to the airport.
http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/...9m_820c16d.jpg

OK...better get back to packing....I'll post more when we get settled in Spain.

Hasta la vista baby.

KLRARP 03-16-2009 06:50 PM

Good luck guys!!! Have a safe ride and an experience of a lifetime.:clap
As you said Ron...CARPE DIEM!!!

P.S. Good shot of you Dan at the start. Nobody can see your face so you look younger :rofl and we can't see the cigar either :wink:.

Ruffus 03-16-2009 07:34 PM

Good luck, have a safe ride, bring back some stories :clap :freaky

silverstone 03-16-2009 10:34 PM

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All the VERY BRST, GOOD LUCK and ride SAFE and trust me on this one "ride your own rally"

Do you have RallyRadio phone #"s?? if not send a PM to Packmule I'm sure he will give you them and details.It would be great to have up to date phone calls.

canadaler 03-17-2009 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silverstone
All the VERY BRST, GOOD LUCK and ride SAFE and trust me on this one "ride your own rally"

Do you have RallyRadio phone #"s?? if not send a PM to Packmule I'm sure he will give you them and details.It would be great to have up to date phone calls.

Thanks for the sage advice!

I'm waiting on Packmule to PM me the numbers. If I've got cell service along the way I can call in some reports.

PackMule 03-19-2009 08:12 PM

Can't wait to follow along, guys! :ricky


Ride safe!

Ruffus 03-22-2009 10:00 AM

Anyone know if there is viewable tracking? ( besides the SPOT that Canadaler has) & daily standings updates?

stteve 03-27-2009 07:30 AM

The Dutch www.enduro.nl had a daily update (in Dutch) a lot of pictures and a little video http://www.myvideo.nl/watch/6184958

Ruffus 03-27-2009 09:08 AM

Thanks for the link, excellent pictures :freaky

canadaler 03-30-2009 02:37 PM

Hi all....sorry for the lack of information or RallyRAIDio updates...no internet or phone access once I got into Morocco.

Iīm back in Spain today and will post a blow by blow account of the trip over the next week or so. There were certainly some highs and lows during the rally. The best part was the people we met. It was truly an adventure ride!

Donīt even know where I finished...somewhere way down in the pack, but it didnīt matter in the end.

Picīs and day by day stage diary to follow.

PackMule 03-30-2009 02:39 PM

Welcome back!


:lurk

Ruffus 03-30-2009 04:45 PM

Welcome back & congrats on finishing your first Rally :clap :freaky

Frgich 03-30-2009 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canadaler
Hi all....sorry for the lack of information or RallyRAIDio updates...no internet or phone access once I got into Morocco.

Iīm back in Spain today and will post a blow by blow account of the trip over the next week or so. There were certainly some highs and lows during the rally. The best part was the people we met. It was truly an adventure ride!

Donīt even know where I finished...somewhere way down in the pack, but it didnīt matter in the end.

Picīs and day by day stage diary to follow.

Congratulations for the going till the and, and we'll be waiting for the pics patiently(yeah right) :lol3

stteve 03-31-2009 01:55 AM

One of the dutch entries, Erwin Dobbelaar (XR400) was really impressed by "a wealthy Canadian guy that helped warming up a very cold navigator of a drowned Desert Warrior". Was that you, Canadaler??

The organisation has the results untill day 6. According to the Dutch entries it may take some time before they have a complete result.
http://www.tuareg-rallye.de/2009totalday6.pdf

Ron Golden (#33) the only Canadian i could find the rides a Husaberg is on the 69th place (of 136).
Daniel Clark - # 68 has no bike listed, but still finished 114??

Deadly99 03-31-2009 07:50 AM

:lurk Congrats, looking forward to reading about your experience.


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