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Old 12-06-2012, 03:25 AM   #61
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Ha, that's a great question!

Ohlins have a pretty good support level on Dakar, but more importantly the equipment they offered was far and above what the team could reach for price point wise. The equipment is as good if not better than anything else, but they also helped him with settings straight from the factory based on their experiences with David Casteu.

Simon's support is carrying all the spares they need for the race too (one full set of Ohlins suspension and the standard) so that won't be an issue.

I've ridden it a lot now, the suspension has made that bike go from wallowing whale to a weapon, it's mega! Plus there steering damper is THE best in the world.


As to why I didn't get accepted, well I don't really understand it. They said the level was too high, my experience wasn't high enough, but many riders who are relative beginners were accepted and many other good riders around the world were rejected.I don't know the real reason, or if there is a reason.

But that Ohlins, DAMN.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:55 AM   #62
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:01 AM   #63
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Llew the reason is...cos they can, after many encounters with French racing bureaucracy, they do things because they can. ( especially if your not French)
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #64
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Simon Pavey live on radio right now

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send over your questions!

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #65
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Simon Pavey live on radio right now

http://bikerfm.com

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Brodovitch thanks for the heads up on this radio show.
This is great
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #66
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great 2 hour show, Si was really enjoyable to listen to as always, I kept pestering with questions and it was a joy to listen to the answers and general banter
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #67
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #68
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #69
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The MotoPod podcast had a great interview with Simon and Llewellyn

http://www.motopodcast.com/motogpod-podcast-tags/pavey
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:55 AM   #70
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Well thats it, Simon has left Wales en route to Lima. They are meeting Don, the second Delta Kuststoffe Husqvarana rider there for final prep and shake down over the next few days. Llel is travelling with them to cover the race and provide regular updates that we will post right here....
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #71
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The MotoPod podcast had a great interview with Simon and Llewellyn

http://www.motopodcast.com/motogpod-podcast-tags/pavey
That's a LONG podcast, but it was easy enough to skip forward to Simon and Llewellyn.

And wow, that was great. It's worth it just to hear about the Rally in China. That was a great story. Not surprising, now that I think about it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:36 AM   #72
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:40 AM   #73
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I was about to post a link to the new Making Dakar Video but in Brod has already beaten me to it! So you can view it here or SimonPavey.com by following the link below...

http://www.simonpavey.com/videos/mak...sode-3-part-1/
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:25 AM   #74
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Great thread, keep it up. Best of luck to Si
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:30 AM   #75
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Llew the reason is...cos they can, after many encounters with French racing bureaucracy, they do things because they can. ( especially if your not French)
I'll bet it's because the French can't pronounce Llewelyn

But then again they did give Boldbaatar Damdinkhorloo an entry
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