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Forum: Racing 01-07-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By Scrat
Information

I would also be interested in anyone that is preparing or has information on the Transorientale. The different categories make this more of a reality for some of us but it will be important to get...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 75,094
Posted By Scrat
Dakar Updates

For those of you looking for live coverage on the internet, you might want to try this:

http://www.raid-live.com/dakar/en/index.shtml

If there are any other websites with video, please let us...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 07-16-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,447
Posted By Scrat
I would be interested in Garmin Map for Colombia

Could you send me a copy of the Garmin Map for Colombia to adventurerider@mac.com? Thanks!!
Forum: Racing 01-20-2007, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 80,701
Posted By Scrat
Great pacing for Chris... I was hoping he might...

Great pacing for Chris... I was hoping he might catch up with Casteau but looks like he is definitely on the podium barring any bad luck.... which is fabulous! Congrats to Chris... hats off...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 80,701
Posted By Scrat
Congratulations to Chris Blais... what a...

Congratulations to Chris Blais... what a trooper.... sort of guy you want as your wing man.... hope he gets his time adjusted... certainly deserves it... i want him to be in the podium... definitely...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 80,701
Posted By Scrat
Does anyone know why Blais dropped down so low on...

Does anyone know why Blais dropped down so low on this stage? He has been riding so well.....
Forum: Racing 01-23-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By Scrat
Jonah, it was great to watch you race... congrats...

Jonah, it was great to watch you race... congrats on your successes...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,623
Posted By Scrat
Let me join the chorus of thanks to all those who...

Let me join the chorus of thanks to all those who uploaded "Torrent" materials. They gave many of us excellent access to the race and brought much happiness.... thank you for the time and effort......
Forum: Racing 01-09-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,875
Posted By Scrat
This is absolutely devastating news.... I am in...

This is absolutely devastating news.... I am in absolute shock...

His home town in Australia was following his every move... they must be in terrible shock. Not only was he an extraordinary...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,623
Posted By Scrat
Thanks for giving us access to this.... any news...

Thanks for giving us access to this.... any news on when Stage 8 will be up?
Forum: Racing 01-08-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,291
Posted By Scrat
Scott, A quick note to thank you for taking...

Scott,

A quick note to thank you for taking the time to give us your take on the Dakar. There are clearly many of us who are thirsty for independent thoughts on the race but we rarely get them...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2005, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Scrat
It is covered very well by StarSports in Asia...

It is covered very well by StarSports in Asia (NTSC) and Fox in Australia. There is usually a British fellow who narrates the daily half hour sections who is very good. The footage is from European...
Forum: Racing 11-28-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Scrat
Andy Caldecott decides to pull out of Dakar

For those of you that are fans of Andy Caldecott, that great rider from Australia... you will be sad to hear that he has decided to pull out of the Dakar for this year. It surprises me that a person...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 255,710
Posted By Scrat
Which bike.....?

http://Scrat.smugmug.com/photos/46097784-M.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2005, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Scrat
I have used Sommer extensively from the...

I have used Sommer extensively from the Philippines. The service is excellent. I also dealt with Oliver Nix, who speaks english. In addition, they are excellent at addressing any technical questions...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2005, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Scrat
Maurerw, the quality of a Sony with a DV camera...

Maurerw, the quality of a Sony with a DV camera with a tape is much better and recommended. This one has no tape and records directly to a memory card in MPEG4. If your wife will do the taping, get a...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Scrat
Moto Mike, Valid points... but you never really...

Moto Mike, Valid points... but you never really know when the "exciting" times will be... sometimes they appear when the battery or memory has run out! Still, as you say, it is a big step forward in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,617
Posted By Scrat
Greyhound.... they probably have that reserved...

Greyhound.... they probably have that reserved for round 3 in 2007!! :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2005, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Scrat
Zmeago,Those pictures were not near that Gorge...

Zmeago,Those pictures were not near that Gorge but we did see it during our trip. Quite stunning.

As an aside I see you live in Eastbourne, UK. I spent part of my childhood (school) in Seaford.......
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2005, 07:22 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,617
Posted By Scrat
If you are going to film a trip this complex and...

If you are going to film a trip this complex and record it in a way that is interesting (I am in the "enjoyed the series" camp) you have no choice but to do it with serious support. I love the Dakar...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2005, 12:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,617
Posted By Scrat
From what I could see in the film and...

From what I could see in the film and book....Charlie is a big KTM fan... he was in tears when the company backed out from sponsoring their ride. In fact, he took it quite personally.

That being...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2005, 12:22 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,617
Posted By Scrat
"Long Way Down"?

Just picked up this news item in the Herald Tribune today:

Ewan McGregor of "Star Wars" is planning to film another motorcycle trip, this time in 2006 from London to Cape Town. The actor teamed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Scrat
I have happy memories of Greece from my...

I have happy memories of Greece from my "youth"... travelling from island to island. Wonderful country... thanks for helping to bring it all back..
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,587
Posted By Scrat
"End of the day" shot.... tired but happy.. ...

"End of the day" shot.... tired but happy..

http://Scrat.smugmug.com/photos/23427053-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
Thanks to everyone for the comments. Will send...

Thanks to everyone for the comments. Will send more pictures of future rides.

Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2005, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
NickSkywave, it used to be true that bikes were...

NickSkywave, it used to be true that bikes were NOT allowed on the expressways. Crazy rule that was fortunately overturned a couple of years ago. Now you can travel on them with a 400cc and up.
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2005, 03:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,264
Posted By Scrat
In Europe (Spain in particular), people play...

In Europe (Spain in particular), people play around with "trials" bikes for their off road thrills, something you do not see in other parts of the world. Most young kids who want to learn to ride a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2005, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 845,163
Posted By Scrat
One more pic of the "next generation" on his...

One more pic of the "next generation" on his thumper...

http://Scrat.smugmug.com/photos/23427055-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2005, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 845,163
Posted By Scrat
An "end of the day" shot to keep this thread...

An "end of the day" shot to keep this thread alive...

http://Scrat.smugmug.com/photos/23427053-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
QBOTO, go for it...I'm looking forward to seeing...

QBOTO, go for it...I'm looking forward to seeing them!
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
JKTPA, going up to Baguio from Manila is a bit...

JKTPA, going up to Baguio from Manila is a bit crowded and messy these days but if you travel north of Baguio to the Cordillera mountains (where the rice terraces are), it is a great off road run in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2005, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
QBOTU, any chance of seeing the 1966 pictures..?...

QBOTU, any chance of seeing the 1966 pictures..? It would be great to see them!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2005, 01:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By Scrat
Might be good for the Baja 1000. KTM also prepped...

Might be good for the Baja 1000. KTM also prepped up a works 700cc KTM and tested it in the last Baja with their USA Dakar Team. I wonder if that is in the works as a production bike??
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2005, 12:06 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,587
Posted By Scrat
One ride pic.... here goes.... ...

One ride pic.... here goes....

http://Scrat.smugmug.com/photos/23243467-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
Hava98, delighted to hear we have a kababayan out...

Hava98, delighted to hear we have a kababayan out there. There is a KTM dealer here; a fellow called Toti Alberto. He is still getting his feet wet and not up to the highest standards in service but...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
Komet and Hamster, thanks. Here is one more...

Komet and Hamster, thanks. Here is one more shot...

http://Scrat.smugmug.com/photos/23243462-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Scrat
Lone Rider, most of the group come from different...

Lone Rider, most of the group come from different corners of the world with just a week to enjoy some good riding in an unkown country. Hard to get good bikes in Morocco so we had to rent them in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Scrat
Spanish Bob, yes, it was Iberian Moto Tours. They...

Spanish Bob, yes, it was Iberian Moto Tours. They handled the tour very well. Scott Moreno runs a good operation.
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Scrat
Morocco - Worth a visit

A group of us recently had the chance to do an 8 day tour of Morocco. Spectacular scenery. We were also able to do a day of off-road riding in the Erfour area. The tour was organized by...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Scrat
Tropical Ride - Philippines

A small group of us went "up river", in the middle of our dry season, to explore some new terrain. It was an unusual ride in the sense that the route is impossible during most of the year when the...
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