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Old 05-11-2012, 04:41 AM   #31
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I'm seriously considering going with Javier. Just out of curiosity, what was the quote for shipping by air?

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i was quoted 4+ kUSD for air shipment from AbuDhabi to BA. I'mm now considering sea freight and asking around for possible deals.

PM / talk to DeeGee to see if he can give you inputs on his communication with jamescargo.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #32
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i was quoted 4+ kUSD for air shipment from AbuDhabi to BA. I'mm now considering sea freight and asking around for possible deals.

PM / talk to DeeGee to see if he can give you inputs on his communication with jamescargo.
buenos aires is a long way from lima .
I will have few honda nx400 falcons for rent too.
I will have most o the details done by mid june ,cost and everything

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:04 AM   #33
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I just got an indicative price of 600$+ to ship from Dubai-UAE to Lima-Peru by sea. Transit time is 50days which i can live with if the cost is gonna be this low
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:21 AM   #34
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good info to read about shipping to SA

Although this link is about shipping/clearing your vehicle from Buenos Aires, it gives a pretty good idea about what to do and also alternative ports to ship to.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:46 AM   #35
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Hi Guys, I qm going to to SA in 2014, great to hear all the Ideas riding one day and camping and watchibg the next sounds the way to do it. Will trailtricks be doing in 2014, ifso you will have me onboard.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #36
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anybody got any updates on planning/getting approvals for the month long vacation you need etc ?

DeeGee ? jones ? barrie ?
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #37
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anybody got any updates on planning/getting approvals for the month long vacation you need etc ?

DeeGee ? jones ? barrie ?
Vacation! !!??? Hah!!!! I'm gonna be retired. Of course, I am working on approval from SWMBO. I already have the 1+ month approval. However, my trip will be closer to 3 months and that's a work in progress.

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:58 PM   #38
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Vacation! !!??? Hah!!!! I'm gonna be retired. Of course, I am working on approval from SWMBO. I already have the 1+ month approval. However, my trip will be closer to 3 months and that's a work in progress.

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not as lucky as u are mate
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #39
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Looking doubtful for me now managed to get some prices from James Cargo and Dakar Motos, including the flights for the missus and I I'm looking at around £3500. That's before I would actually turn a wheel, buy food, beer and accommodation etc.

I may win the Lotto in the meantime though
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #40
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just got back last night from argentina/bolivia/peru scout ride ,sort acomodations and things looking pretty good for do a tour around the Dakar Rally.
I will finish the plan for the ride and the cost details and post it here ,probably see 7 days o rally +start and finish days ,the goal will be stay in the high country us much posible to see the best argentina,chile,peru and bolivia have to offert for adv riders, the limit o riders be 10 .
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:05 AM   #41
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Any updates on this ?

A group of 10 of us from Australia will be going over and chasing the race.

Will be riding xr650's.

Would be cool to meet up with some you guys.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #42
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I chased the last four stages of the Dakar this year with a friend of mine. I live here in Peru and did it on my 800 but a friend of mine rented from these guys and thought it was fantastic.

We did not follow any tours, we just did our own thing and checked into hotels where we could find.

The experience was totally awesome. We were able to see and ride with the guys on the liaisons, and I even have a few video interviews with Ned, Chris Birch and other that I still need to upload and post.

Chatting to Ned on the Stage 12 mid-stage refuel


Fixing a flat tyre somewhere in the Atacama


Cheering Geniel de Villiers on his South African Toyota (3rd overall on the Cars)


Frans Verhoeven at the finish of Stage 15 special


Chatting to Curtis and Birch at the start of Stage 12


We saw amazing racing scenes, even a couple of crashes.

On the last day we rode into Lima with the finisher giving the an escort of honor, what an experience!




Some TIPS:

1 - Do it on a bike: You can pass shit loads of slow traffic and go offroad to better viewing points (a must).

2 - Plan each day carefully: the stages are long, and finding where the guys are racing is not easy outside the official viewing points.

3 - Official viewing points are great, but you will have to share them with 10-50,000 people. I'm not joking. Best to be avoided.

4 - Prepare yourself for a LOT of riding, all day. It gets very, VERY tiring and can become a Dakar within a Dakar if you follow every day.

5 - Make sure you are self sufficient. Some towns had zero hotel accommodation, everything is fully booked. You may end up camping. Each year there are more and more big bikes following the Dakar. We saw at least 100 other bikers everyday.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #43
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Oh, we managed to get a single day pass into the bivoac for USD 400 pp.

Yup, these need to be pre-arranged through the ASO otherwise you are not going to get in.

The swag they offered was really shite.

Of course being an F5 nut, I did not go on the official tour, which as Deadly99 says is quite crap, but spent the time chatting to racers and teams. Had dinner with deadly & Ned, lunch with Frans Verhoefen and few others. It was well worth it and I would do it again as a tourist.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #44
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PPS:

If anyone is short cutting through Bolivia (which has mind blowing scenery by the way), PM me if you are going through Uyuni, you can pop into our silver mine just up the road and share a drink with like-minded people. Drinks are on me.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #45
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Oh, we managed to get a single day pass into the bivoac for USD 400 pp.
$400!!!!!????? For a one day pit pass!!! Please tell me that's a typo.


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