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DaveRMS 05-16-2013 08:25 AM

Dakar 2014 Ride-Along opportunity
 
Hey Rally Fans!

Yesterday marked opening of 2014 entries, and the beginnings of 2014 Dakar planning.

RMS is again planning on sending a truck this year in support of 2 riders. We'll probably send our Ford F350 assistance truck. This truck has been run by Rally PanAm since 2006, usually supporting Jonah Street and some North American privateers. We have 4 seats in the truck. 2 of the seats are available for "guest team members".

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1313605861

Ted Johnson came with the team in 2012 and wrote the fantastic book, Tales From The Bivouac. Now it's your turn to see the Dakar from within. This opportunity is ideal for rally fans, journalists, media professionals, authors, and adventure travelers.

http://www.graveltravel.ca/images/Ta...0for%20web.jpg

If you'd like to join us, please contact me. The Dakar isn't cheap. All-in price will be around $20,000, which includes ASO entry fee and your share of the truck and bivouac setup. Every person who has ridden in this seat before has said that it was the trip of a lifetime and worth every penny. You'll be part of one of the most fun, well run, and longest running North American teams on the rally. You have access to all the bivouacs and restricted areas. You eat with the teams. You sleep in a team tent. You get up early and drive like mad across South America for most of the day. If you'd like to help, including driving the truck, we'll appreciate the work. But, if you want to just wander around and take photos, that is perfectly OK.

We're not selling anything here, just asking for you to pay your entry fee and share of expenses. We find that the "guests" in the truck usually round out the team very well.

Dave

DaveRMS 05-16-2013 08:26 AM

A testimonial from a previous guest:

Quote:

Originally Posted by RenoMoto (Post 19788902)
Inmates:

"Tourist" sounds like a passive ride-along snapping pics. The Dakar adventure with Rally Management Services is a whole lot more than that.

I joined the team in 2010 to drive Jonahs support truck and will never forget it. You will be with the team every step of the way, from pre-race set up, scrutineering, every kilometer and every bivouac along the way. 24 hours a day.

Driving over the Andes mountains and across the Atacama Desert along with the race and support vehicles is worth the price of admission all by itself.

Full Gallery Here

http://wking.smugmug.com/Other/Dakar...75_Py4DH-M.jpg

http://wking.smugmug.com/Other/Dakar...71_cCcNq-M.jpg

http://wking.smugmug.com/Other/Dakar...80_Aty4F-M.jpg

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Its an unforgettable adventure.

Really, how many other world class events can you be so closely involved in?


charapa 05-17-2013 06:19 AM

This is a great opportunity to ride with RMS, and a great team! Don't miss it! :clap

Dave, if in any way (translation, mechanical or other) that my 'Around the Block Moto Adventures' team can help, just let me know. We will be chasing from Tucuman, Argentina to Iquique, Chile, on bikes with support truck.

We $$ supported Lyndon Poskitt #168 last year and are looking to support another privateer for 2014, maybe someone you can recommend....

Cheers! Toby

chavo_dakar_bolivia 05-17-2013 07:14 PM

Privateer support - Manuel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by charapa (Post 21428792)
This is a great opportunity to ride with RMS, and a great team! Don't miss it! :clap

Dave, if in any way (translation, mechanical or other) that my 'Around the Block Moto Adventures' team can help, just let me know. We will be chasing from Tucuman, Argentina to Iquique, Chile, on bikes with support truck.

We $$ supported Lyndon Poskitt #168 last year and are looking to support another privateer for 2014, maybe someone you can recommend....

Cheers! Toby

How about supporting Manuel Lucchese?

DaveRMS 05-17-2013 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chavo_dakar_bolivia (Post 21433649)
How about supporting Manuel Lucchese?

I'd love to!

zenjen 05-17-2013 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveRMS (Post 21433957)
I'd love to!

From Riff Raff to Shoestring. :beer

Deadly99 05-18-2013 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zenjen (Post 21434267)
From Riff Raff to Shoestring. :beer

:clap

beechum1 05-20-2013 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zenjen (Post 21434267)
From Riff Raff to Shoestring. :beer

Perfect!!

DaveRMS 07-30-2013 06:00 PM

Hi all,

Riders are getting their letters from the ASO, and we're starting to get requests for support from riders. Assistance crew entries need to be in by August 31 in order to hit the first price break. Otherwise the price jumps another 1300€ on Sept 1.

So, if you are interested in coming along with us, please get in touch with me soon.

Dave

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DaveRMS 08-20-2013 06:25 AM

Bump. Time is running out for taking advantage.

Dave

xr400r 08-20-2013 09:24 AM

RMS should sell some swag/gear to help fund the team....:wink:

Johnnymoto 08-20-2013 09:18 PM

Mike Shirley your trip looks like it was killer! That's a lot of value for $20k... Someone's going to have the trip of a lifetime...

xr400r 08-21-2013 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveRMS (Post 22139246)
Bump. Time is running out for taking advantage.

Dave

whats the deadline?

DaveRMS 08-21-2013 03:18 PM

Dakar entry prices increase on Sept 1 and again on Oct 15.

Dave

DaveRMS 08-21-2013 04:54 PM

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