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Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 396,243
Posted By worldrider
FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

Thanks ZBone — the book just came out this week. I was recently on Good Morning America and several other media are covering the book — I'm very humbled and happy as the story behind it is about 2...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
FORKS. Final Day On Kickstarter.

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(http://www.ForksTheBook.com)
I thought I'd just go ahead and paste the FORKS campaign on here to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Hey, first, and easy for me to say, don't...

Hey, first, and easy for me to say, don't diminish what you are doing. I've been there. And actually the impetus, among many, to doing a book that features photos and food, was because I thought the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Thanks for your kind words, and for your pledges...

Thanks for your kind words, and for your pledges and for not only reading and watching here, but for sharing this story and helping this campaign reach its goal.

For some wacky reason, I'm not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Time To Get On The Road Again?!

Thanks for all of you who've followed my journies and adventures over the past several years. It keeps going.

I'm so excited to be finally at the end of a more than three year project...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 85,803
Posted By worldrider
Great stuff Becky, love the hardware. You using...

Great stuff Becky, love the hardware. You using the removed screws and plates as spares for this ride?

I broke my leg on the road Uyuni in Bolivia, you'll be going there. Still have the hardware...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,020,804
Posted By worldrider
this is great stuff. I I have fond memories of...

this is great stuff. I I have fond memories of Cape Town, but once you get out, you'll begin to see Africa!
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Reflecting as I get ready to launch my book campaign.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
A Gentle Nudge: Time To Update

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Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,048
Posted By worldrider
Interesting that there are non listed in South...

Interesting that there are non listed in South America, but I'd have to say the drive from Nasca to Cuzco (Peru) should be on that list.

Sadly, I could never take the Sani Pass road through the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,093
Posted By worldrider
The Possibilities

I've been all over Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon and straddled the border of Saudi and Iraq.

60 days is nothing? Before you go? Instead of training self defense, invest that time learning a...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,339
Posted By worldrider
Lighter, smaller, better

I spent three years on a F650GS Dakar.

I'd run into people in South America and Southern Africa on big bikes, the serious travelers all agreed that shoulda had a bike like mine — or smaller.

If...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
March 7, 2012

<blockquote>Check out this video clip featuring Robb Rill and the Darkcyd Racing Team in South America for the Dakar 2012 edition. Shot and produced by the Dakar organization and features an...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 15, 2012

Happy or Sad. Dakar Comes To An End. What's next? <p>For the first time on this nearly 10,000km journey, the Darkcyd Racing Team rose at near sunrise and calmly and collectively packed camp and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 13, 2012

Dakar Dunes Up Close. Bistro Bivouac & Peruvian Rations.
<p>I’m sure the last thing Raff and Bill wanted to do last night was to remove the transmission from the Desert Warrior. Sure, if we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 13, 2012

The Mystery of Nasca. The Madness of Dunes.
<p>It’s a race to the finish. That is, <strong><em>who</em></strong> will finish.</p>
<p>With the partial results floating in, the German x-Raid...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Juanuary 12, 2012

Nail biting Dakar tension marks long wait in Arequipa

<p>While the liaison or transit route for support vehicles and media was a whopping 400km, the competitors had much longer runs. The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
June 12, 2012

Eureka We've Made It To Arica — Knocking On Peru's Door.
<p>After two grueling and extremely long stages the racers looked a little road weary as we weaved around the usual line up of vehicles...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Janary 12, 2012

<h3>Desert Warrior Needs Springs.<br />
Robby Gordon Finishes First But Is Disqualified<br />
Nassar Al-Attiya Bows Out.</h3>
<p>Some purists might argue that the South American Dakar is nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 11, 2012

Antofagasta to Iquique — Twisting & Winding Up The Chilean Coast
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:44 PM
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Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 9, 2012

The Atacama Desert - On The Dakar Trail
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 8, 2012

Copiapó: Fixing The T-5 And Then Some…
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:40 PM
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Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Fiambala Argentina to Copiapó Chile--Darkcyd Faces Yet Another Obstacle

Fiambala Argentina to Copiapó Chile--Darkcyd Faces Yet Another Obstacle

Experiencing the excitement of Dakar is like no other sport I’ve seen live. Though we’re traveling through the remaining 8...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Dakar 2012. The Ultimate Endurance Test: racers, techs, media, spectators and more.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Dakar Updates: Finally Finished (tonight)

Okay. So I've been a bit behind in keeping this trip / ride report updated. So you're going to see a bunch of activity tonight so I can bring this up to date from my experiences along the Dakar Trail...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
We can help the other American teams in the...

We can help the other American teams in the bivouac, but not on the course. We can assist to a degree on the liaison, but not to the extent where we're doing mechanical work on the vehicles....
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 3, 2012 5:41pm - Mendoza, Argentina

Rally Team Still On The dakar Trail

Life in the Dakar Bivouac is interesting and challenging. A mini city is set up at each point along the some 5,000 mile Dakar route through Argentina, Chile and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,824
Posted By worldrider
THIS. THIS THIS. This is living.

Now. Now. Now. THIS. This is living.

I've wandered the backroads of Tuscany and Umbria and south before. Never on a bike, though a run through Roma on a scooter by chance was adventure.

On my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Don't give up yet!!!

Yeah at this point of the story it does feel like it could be winding down. But no! The story continues, you will have plenty to read while at work, at home or just simply traveling anywhere. Yes the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
January 2, 2012 10:48pm - San Rafael, Argentina

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That's Dakar....
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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Posted By worldrider
New Years Day 2012

Good news For Race Day 1: Mar del Plata to Bahia Blanca & San Juan

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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
That's about right! It's an amazing journey and...

That's about right! It's an amazing journey and as you'll read over the next few days, even those who are not racing are subject to the pace, madness and endurance test that only those who truly...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
December 30, 2011 8:30PM - Mar del Plata

Registration & Inspection: The Dakar 2012 Edition

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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2012, 11:12 AM
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Views: 484,932
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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By worldrider
December 29, 2011 12:15AM

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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,951
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Posted By worldrider
December 28, 2011 11:39PM - Buenos Aires, Argentina

<b>The Dakar Test Weighs Heavy on Darkcyd Team</b><p>
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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
December 27-28, 2011

12/27/2011 5:48PM: Update From Dallas/Fort Worth Airport


This is just a quick note as I wait to board my plane to Buenos Airew. I heard from Rob and it appears that the shipping company has let...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
The Race Is On.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
The Road To Dakar - WorldRider Adventures Continue

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Dakar From A Spectator & Team Point of View

The WorldRider adventures continue, as I just returned from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 484,932
Posted By worldrider
Rasthomas -- Glad you're aboard and thanks for...

Rasthomas -- Glad you're aboard and thanks for the good words. Enjoy. It always gets better!

smiles,

Allan
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