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Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks for that John, I agree that some of the...

Thanks for that John, I agree that some of the wild speculation can be very frustrating and although equally that is part of the F5 Dakar that most regulars have come to expect, it doesn't mean we...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,646
Posted By Mad Cow
:D:D:D Well I have seen a road book or two...

:D:D:D

Well I have seen a road book or two and a few time cards but ride dunes.... nope a complete noob here!

Next outing is likely to be an enduro practice day on Sunday at Sandy in...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Finally it can be revealed just what was said...

Finally it can be revealed just what was said between Marc and Étienne.....


http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/MadCowPhotos/Dakar%202015/B7NrL1YIcAA9q_t_zps8a1fc573.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,646
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks for the advice guys Scissors,...

Thanks for the advice guys

Scissors, scalpel and a small sized cutting board added to the road book kit! The board is the perfect size to fit in the zip pouch in the picture.

I just have to...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Yep he's done it! Snooker's over!!!

Yep he's done it!

Snooker's over!!!
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Looks like Ronnie O'Sullivan is about to wrap up...

Looks like Ronnie O'Sullivan is about to wrap up this frame, to win the match 6 - 4, so hopefully no delay for the Dakar on ES tonight :D
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,646
Posted By Mad Cow
Thanks Dakardood Don't worry lots of...

Thanks Dakardood

Don't worry lots of sellotape on the list as well as highlighter pens for marking up.

And the other little things..... a roll of white duct tape and a sharpie (actually several...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Blimey now I'm getting commissions :D I...

Blimey now I'm getting commissions :D

I didn't expect that.... well nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Which of course is completely incorrect as apparently they used to give you 30 days...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Indeed Balkan Boy...... But that wasn't...

Indeed Balkan Boy......

But that wasn't actually one of Troy's :deal


Edit: why thank you sir :D
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,646
Posted By Mad Cow
I have continued to amass the various bits and...

I have continued to amass the various bits and pieces I require for the Rally. Martin at Torque Racing had loaned me an ICO switch to try with my RNS TripMaster and it worked perfectly, so on a trip...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Mad Cow
Oh I forgot; more info here..... ...

Oh I forgot; more info here.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998005 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998005)
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Mad Cow
I'm doing the Tuareg in March: Entry ...

I'm doing the Tuareg in March:

Entry

Paid for by an inheritance from my late Father-in-law, going for the hotel option (I'm 54 an need my comfort)! = £1800

Bike

My 2006 KTM450EXC...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
A quick squirt of WD40 and that'll be as right as...

A quick squirt of WD40 and that'll be as right as rain.....



very salty rain mind you :D
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Yes but doing that to Kurt's new bike before he...

Yes but doing that to Kurt's new bike before he has even seen it :D

And I just have to post your comment on FB, just to stir things up :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
A picture of Sam's bike from Donna Gray (Torque...

A picture of Sam's bike from Donna Gray (Torque Racing) on FB

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/MadCowPhotos/Dakar%202015/10929546_10205798408505240_7930546312401388299_n_zps3d959c3a.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 778,916
Posted By Mad Cow
Caught up at last, had to do hospital visiting...

Caught up at last, had to do hospital visiting duties today (girlfriend's mother has not been too well), couldn't keep in touch because the hospital only offers 15 minutes of free wifi :huh

Great...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 179,473
Posted By Mad Cow
You're lost :D

You're lost :D
Forum: Racing 12-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 179,473
Posted By Mad Cow
For those that can; the (British) Eurosport...

For those that can; the (British) Eurosport schedule so far is as follows (all times GMT):

All on British Eurosport (i.e. channel 1 but they don't call it that) except where indicated:

...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 179,473
Posted By Mad Cow
Can't see why 2wd shouldn't win the Dakar, after...

Can't see why 2wd shouldn't win the Dakar, after all Coma had no trouble winning the last race with 1wd :D
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 167
Views: 13,665
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,051
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 33
Views: 4,646
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: 33
Views: 4,646
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 1,969
Views: 179,473
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: 744
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: 1,591
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: 33
Views: 4,646
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: 744
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/...
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