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Forum: Racing 05-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 101,570
Posted By DakarDreamer
Jenny - ouch - sounds like a rock and hard place!...

Jenny - ouch - sounds like a rock and hard place! As we know ASP/FIM don't usually go out of their way to accommodate and if they aren't keen on prototypes I guess it doesn't look good. :-(.

Any...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By DakarDreamer
Live the dream!

Hi all - a quick update that we have bookings for the Dakar 2013 tour but still places left if anyone interested - we'll be doing it a little different next year so this maybe the best way to see...
Forum: Racing 10-01-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By DakarDreamer
Cheers Deadly99! I'll try and get some...

Cheers Deadly99!

I'll try and get some photos hosted somewhere to post here soon.
In the meantime there's a video slide show with details on our Facebook page and PickeringsRTW Youtube Channel...
Forum: Racing 09-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By DakarDreamer
Cheers Ben! Only just managed to get logged...

Cheers Ben!

Only just managed to get logged in as we have been coving 2k km the last week to get down to Ushuaia in Southern Argentina and internet access has been pretty sparse. (Currently...
Forum: Racing 09-30-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,693
Posted By DakarDreamer
Ya Go Ben - and All the Desert Rose Crew! :clap ...

Ya Go Ben - and All the Desert Rose Crew! :clap
Martin and Patsy have got their work cut out with that lot to keep rolling ! :rofl
Forum: Racing 10-06-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,171
Posted By DakarDreamer
Pickerings RTW Dakar 2012 Tour Update

Hi all

Just a teaser and update on the Pickerings RTW Dakar tour - we have the Polaris RZR buggy mounted on the truck and the truck is being finished off in the next few weeks! :D
...
Forum: Racing 09-19-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,171
Posted By DakarDreamer
Pickerings RTW: Follow Dakar Rally Tour 2012

Hi All

Things have been happening thick and fast since being accepted into Dakar 2012 so I am only now getting round to contacting everyone here and elsewhere about plans and prep etc. I'll start...
Forum: Racing 11-02-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 344,835
Posted By DakarDreamer
Count Down to Dakar!

Hi Jenny

Been meaning to check out your progress since returning from Morocco. Bummer about the heel :eek1 but glad to hear it's on the mend. (I did broke my heel/ankle and knee in a climbing...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,398
Posted By DakarDreamer
A few more pics

Hi all

We had a great Rally, but internet access was a bit sparodic so I wasn't able to post updates during the race - Joe did really well (apart from a little wander and mis-direction from some...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 344,835
Posted By DakarDreamer
Jenny Just seen your thread - WoW and good...

Jenny

Just seen your thread - WoW and good luck! :clap
I'll be keeping a keen eye as I plan to do the Dakar in 2012!

I was riding with Tamsin at Brecon Beacons Rally a few weeks ago (one...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,927
Posted By DakarDreamer
Potential Team Mate?

Hi ya Joe

We may be team mates! :clap

I am trying to get finances sorted to get on the Desert Rose Team for Maroc but won't know for sure until the end of September. I am working my way...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,433
Posted By DakarDreamer
[quote=drc42]Jago, don't you mean...

[quote=drc42]Jago, don't you mean http://www.dakarrally24.com/

DRC42 - yeah thanks! Great navigation when I can't even get my own blog right :D www.dakarRally.com (http://www.dakarRally.com)...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,433
Posted By DakarDreamer
Laugh Good Luck DRC42!

Sounds like a plan to me!

I've checked out your blog (and some of the others posted on this thread) and it seems your on track so far so keep it up!

I think 5 years is well achievable and...
Forum: Europe 02-28-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,315
Posted By DakarDreamer
Hi all Just thought I'd add my twupence...

Hi all

Just thought I'd add my twupence worth and say that I agree with previous posts - I had a GREAT TIME with plenty of new skills learned! :clap

I think a large part of it was down to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,443
Posted By DakarDreamer
Wow some cool advice here :ear - thanks folks ...

Wow some cool advice here :ear - thanks folks

I hear what your saying about trail bikes v enduro bikes (i.e. MX based enduro bikes). It makes sense that MX based enduros should be half decent on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By DakarDreamer
Thanks folks - some food for thought! Blue...

Thanks folks - some food for thought!

Blue - why would you recommend the 400exc over the 450 (I'm assuming the 450 is still a current modelas well as the 400)?

Stickysidedown - I agree with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By DakarDreamer
Isn't that a bit strong for a first ride? :huh

Isn't that a bit strong for a first ride? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,443
Posted By DakarDreamer
Thx guys - some good comments. I'm...

Thx guys - some good comments.

I'm surprised that an Enduro would feel so out of place on an MX track - never realised they were lower geared!

I do fancy an e-start (it's probably the way...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,443
Posted By DakarDreamer
Talking Enduro or Motocross? Which thumper to choose?

Hi all

I've posted a thread in the Orange crush forum as I am selling my 950adv to by a proper dirtbike:clap - What would you recommend?

Details here -
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By DakarDreamer
Thx Pjriss Yeah - despite the moniker there...

Thx Pjriss

Yeah - despite the moniker there won't be too many rides involving african plains! :D (Can always count this as pre-Dakar trianing though!)

Agree smaller is better and that it's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By DakarDreamer
Talking Nice Dilemma- Sell the adv950 to buy what dirtbike?

Hi all,

A recent move to the centre of London has left me with no excuse to use the 950. I don't/can't use it to get to work (which is only 15mins jog away!) and with a young family to cart about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 04:20 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,782
Posted By DakarDreamer
Talking Cheers Tobers Thanks for the info - and I...

Cheers Tobers

Thanks for the info - and I might take you up on the ride offer but I'm not in London for a few weeks so maybe in Oct/Nov if things aren't too muddy going by then?

(I don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,782
Posted By DakarDreamer
Cardiff

Here goes:

Been visiting the site for the last 8 months but haven't posted much so...

Black 950 Adv bought new Feb 2006 (last of the 950 models on an 06 reg)
Has the last 950 standard extra...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,690
Posted By DakarDreamer
Found www.cycle-gadgets.com...

Found www.cycle-gadgets.com (http://www.cycle-gadgets.com)

Ta

update-

Wowow:clap

Just found the Aqua box 2 Ram mount on www.cycle-gadgets.com (http://www.cycle-gadgets.com)
Cool -...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,690
Posted By DakarDreamer
Thanks Surly Electrified tank bag? :huh ...

Thanks Surly

Electrified tank bag? :huh How does that work - (sounds dangerous between your legs :D ) do you have a bag with a power lead in it?. What do you mean you turn it on/off with the...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2006, 03:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,690
Posted By DakarDreamer
Oggs and Mounting options?

Wow didn't know you could get Oggs through iTunes? What do you use?
Do they play on your ipod or just through iTunes?:clap

Also how do you guys mount/use your ipods/MP3s on your bikes? I want...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By DakarDreamer
Sort out the heavyest part first

Guys

Unfortunately once you've done the obvious already listed (especially the cans) I reckon the next biggest weight loss will be the result of a diet!

Seriously it's the performance to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-07-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,074
Posted By DakarDreamer
Laugh Same Problem here...

Ralevitt

I've got the same problem! I was torn between the Garmin 2720 and Tom Tom Rider (I don't think the 2730 is available in the UK - probably because there's no XM radio over here and I...
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