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Old 02-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by fredgilb View Post
And now a few words about the details of being a DDMT rally rider. I want to dry my boots, socks, gloves! Every thing is wet wet wet. It's starting to feel more like an enduro than a rally. Some experienced teams have custom made driers! Ah, experience counts for a lot in this game. Roadbooks: A very time consuming occupation. More little bits of experience, bring one of those little forehead lights next time. Usefull for loading your roadbook in Parc Ferme before the sun has come up. Even better, make your roadbook easily detachable (easier said than done) so you can load it off the bike. Evenings are when we are allowed 2 hours before the Parc Ferme. Most days we are allowed only 15 minutes prior to departure time to do anything to the bike.
So day two was a tough one. Tough on the old Ducati too. Later discovered the reason it was getting harder all the time to find first gear was because to top bolt out of two (not a great design) on the kickstand had broken out of the engine case and allowed said k-stand to rotate upwards and interfere. Oh-oh......... Lucky it was not loosing oil from it but clearly something had to be done. Lycée Mendes France to the rescue! Time for the area to receive a good cleaning and some epoxy. Lean it against a tree over night to cure and we're good to go!
do people use gps s?I see you have co oridnates for the start and finish points of the specials
aka BMWST?
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