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Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
looking at those shots, I'm thinking the side...

looking at those shots, I'm thinking the side tubes are in the "right place" it's just that the Pug is bloody tall!

I wonder where they put the step ladder?
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Or maybe they do sit inside the bodywork after...

Or maybe they do sit inside the bodywork after all, they still look fairly low in that picture???
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mad Cow
Antonio Great to see you living the dream,...

Antonio

Great to see you living the dream, I'll be following you all the way.

Have a few slow hand claps on credit in case you need them
...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Troy always remember.... EDUCATION IS...

Troy always remember....

EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT

BUT THE DAKAR IS IMPORTANTER
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
I thought he said "leading" when I watched it...

I thought he said "leading" when I watched it first time but having listened to that section a few more times I think you are right, he does say he is "leaving the KTM/Red Bull Project..."

So...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Mad Cow
Carlfixit You don't get off that easy!...

Carlfixit

You don't get off that easy! Better read the 50+ pages on the official Dakar pre-event thread before it gets much longer :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024682...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Jenny, Not much different to the Mini then as I...

Jenny, Not much different to the Mini then as I believe the only parts actually made by Mini are the windscreen and the lights.

And if you stick a rally Hi-lux next to a standard one, you can see...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
And apologies for more car related stuff, but...

And apologies for more car related stuff, but bike news does seem a little thin on the ground at the moment!
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
I must admit that when I look at the X Raid...

I must admit that when I look at the X Raid Mini's at least they do look pretty much like a Mini Countryman

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/MadCowPhotos/Dakar%202015/mini_zpsb8cb7a97.png...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Carlos: I don't like that low side bar on the...

Carlos: I don't like that low side bar on the roll cage at all?

Stephan: Oui, that's what Robby was saying!

Cyril: Qu'est-ce que c'est un "roll cage"?
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
If that was the case, why didn't Sainz get one...

If that was the case, why didn't Sainz get one that fitted :D
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mad Cow
GezwindeSpoed Thanks for the advice,...

GezwindeSpoed

Thanks for the advice, luckily I do have the luxury of a mechanic in my mate John (Finbar) :D

Believe me there is very little chance of me being at the front and out of the...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mad Cow
Did a bit of pre-rally purchasing on the interweb...

Did a bit of pre-rally purchasing on the interweb at lunchtime today.

I bought four pairs of oil filters (the EXC runs two). the bike will get an oil/filter change before being transported to...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
No worries, it's a nice solid wall behind me...

No worries, it's a nice solid wall behind me :wink:
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
I'm getting ready to immerse myself in the...

I'm getting ready to immerse myself in the Firehose once again, luckily they have moved me to a different desk at work, so I have my back to the wall.... it has greatly enhanced my ability to keep up...
Forum: Racing 12-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
I presume the 2008 distances were the planned...

I presume the 2008 distances were the planned ones?
Forum: Racing 12-02-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Jaybo Go on you know you will want to ride...

Jaybo

Go on you know you will want to ride the next stage in your poncho :D
Forum: Racing 12-01-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Mad Cow
Katmando Specs are still being developed...

Katmando

Specs are still being developed but basically it is:

Rally over 450cc; frame mounted fairing/nav gear, minimum of 13 litres fuel

Rally up to 450cc; frame mounted fairing/nav...
Forum: Racing 12-01-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mad Cow
Here's the UK Rally Calendar for 2015 ...

Here's the UK Rally Calendar for 2015

http://allterrainrallychallenge.co.uk/atrc-events/ (http://allterrainrallychallenge.co.uk/atrc-events/)
Forum: Racing 11-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mad Cow
Oh well there's no going back now, paid the...

Oh well there's no going back now, paid the balance of my entry fee last night!!!
Forum: Racing 11-26-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Mad Cow
Road Book Rallies finally make it to the UK

Great news that the guys behind the UK All Terrain Rally Challenge are to be running three road book rallies in 2015 :D

http://allterrainrallychallenge.co.uk/roadbook-navigation-series-for-2015/...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Unfortunately even the fittest of people can...

Unfortunately even the fittest of people can suffer from altitude sickness without warning. I once got struck down on a climbing trip to the Alps after sleeping in a refuge at 3800m yet at the time...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mad Cow
A more comprehensive write up on the event in...

A more comprehensive write up on the event in Wales.....


The All Terrain Rally Challenge, Road Book "Social"; was a training exercise in road book navigation and perfect preparation for the...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Mad Cow
Hi Lee I'd say to improve your chances you...

Hi Lee

I'd say to improve your chances you need a good selection of race experience from a variety of different events rather than just a lot of entries. And I'm sure it wouldn't hurt if a few...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Bit of a laugh when a huge car manufacturer has...

Bit of a laugh when a huge car manufacturer has to buy Mercedes and Peugot because it doesn't make vans.....



Oh hang on, what ever happened to the Honda Acty Camper :D

...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
That's the trouble with t'interweb, you couldn't...

That's the trouble with t'interweb, you couldn't see my tongue in my cheek :D


But then again, it's just like X-Raid throwing away the BMW X3 looky-likey bodywork on their space frame car,...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Good news today from Eurosport Player, I've just...

Good news today from Eurosport Player, I've just had an email from them offering me a free one month's subscription if I take part in a survey.

As I usually sign up for only one month of the year...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Nope, bike numbers are still wrong..... No Rally...

Nope, bike numbers are still wrong..... No Rally Raid Products :D
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
Vicks, you are not kidding! <CUFON...

Vicks, you are not kidding!

<CUFON class="cufon cufon-canvas" style="HEIGHT: 25px; WIDTH: 121px" alt="SANTOSH "><CANVAS style="HEIGHT: 29px; LEFT: -1px; TOP: -3px; WIDTH: 146px" height="29"...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 102,530
Posted By Mad Cow
And another "F5amily Team".... #75 Llewelyn...

And another "F5amily Team"....

#75 Llewelyn Sullivan-Pavey
#76 Simon Pavey

Interesting to note that Llewelyn has entered as an Aussie even though as far as I am aware he was born in the UK...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 668,973
Posted By Mad Cow
This is an issue for all UK competitors as...

This is an issue for all UK competitors as Rallies here do not use Road Books. Being such a small crowded island with very complicated (and restrictive) access laws, the powers that be are very...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 668,973
Posted By Mad Cow
And some more <iframe width="640"...

And some more

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Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 668,973
Posted By Mad Cow
A bit more action from the Dakar pre-prologue in...

A bit more action from the Dakar pre-prologue in the Netherlands

<IFRAME height=360 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Et4lS-zFRP0?feature=player_detailpage" frameBorder=0 width=640...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 2,392,954
Posted By Mad Cow
Replaced my leaky clutch slave cylinder with a...

Replaced my leaky clutch slave cylinder with a shiny orange anodised Oberon one.... very Gucci :D

And shoved some new rear brake pads in and swapped my knobbly shod wheels with the road...
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,882
Posted By Mad Cow
Yes please on the big CAP, I've just purchased...

Yes please on the big CAP, I've just purchased the app principally for the CAP heading, the odo to me will just be a back up as I already have a RNS TripMaster.
Forum: Racing 10-28-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mad Cow
Carlos Thanks a lot, I knew somebody would...

Carlos

Thanks a lot, I knew somebody would know :D
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mad Cow
The preparation continues... Raced at the...

The preparation continues...

Raced at the Tarenig Rally in Mid Wales the other week, a great course and great fun. Not quite so good regarding the result as after a fairly good first special...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By Mad Cow
Yeah but any British competitors are going to...

Yeah but any British competitors are going to have to check their registration numbers for Argentina if they go "down south" :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29581183
...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 668,973
Posted By Mad Cow
And a scary crash for Juan Pedrero ...

And a scary crash for Juan Pedrero


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Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 668,973
Posted By Mad Cow
And some more...... <iframe width="640"...

And some more......


<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8z_ZSxfe0Io?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="640"...
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