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Old 03-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #631
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Since I've just paid to upgrade my photobucket account, here, have a few more photos I've been messing with:

Tony at work on day... (well, pick any night, the picture was much the same!)




George Dennison (Torque Racing) and Andrew Lawrence (Desert Rose) going head to head on stage six:





Polytimi on a mission!




LukasM, likewise!




Jean-Luc sand-surfing!



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(if that little lot doesn't get this thread over 50,000 views, nothing will x)
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #632
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LukasM, likewise!

Lukas bang up the fairing?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #633
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In a little over a week, over 200 riders and drivers will be descending on Tunisia for the 15th edition of the Tuareg Rally - which in recent years has become the premier [non F.I.M. affiliated] desert Rally Raid event for privateer competitors.
so if one were to have undertaken this as a support person, how many days total would a trip like this involve?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:14 PM   #634
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Yo! Boy I hadn't heard hide nor hair about you in years.

Can't you live your life on the internet like normal people?

Don't want to hijack the thread but 2 quickies.

You still have that airhead dirt bike Ruskie sold you?
that was a cool bike

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #635
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Id say10-12 coming from the usa....but maybe someone like Dave at RMS would be able to tell you how long they spent on it....

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:04 PM   #636
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Lukas bang up the fairing?
Yes - I'll let him tell the story as I'm not sure of the circumstances, but I don't think it was a big deal... of course it might be that he just wanted to make sure I got his race number in focus!

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #637
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so if one were to have undertaken this as a support person, how many days total would a trip like this involve?
Hi Nachtflug - It depends on what you intend to offer as support - a lot of the teams include vehicle transport from the UK (or wherever) and back, which obviously takes a couple of days each way, plus the ferry from France to Tunisia is an overnight, then you have a good half day (7+ hours) drive from Tunis to Douz where the rally starts and finishes.

If you are just flying in (as a mechanic for example), then typically two days before the start and one day after is really all you need - although I know a number of competitors actually extended their stay a few days to make the most of the nice hotels and good weather at this time of year.

To give you an example, the Torque Racing crew were originally flying out on the Thursday evening, we'd have to drive through the night when we landed, to spend the Friday prepping and scrutineering - then seven days of race support, and fly home again the day after the finish - so 10 days in total.

As it happened, out flight out was cancelled so we ended up going out a couple of days earlier instead - it certainly made the journey down a lot less of a rush.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #638
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Thumb Excellent writing

Hi Jenny,
that was some excellent coverage of the rallye. Love your pics!
Just sorry I found this thread so late
For me it was the third 'Tuareg' and we never ever had such a good writing on the web.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #639
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Scott, remember your visit to Pikes Peak?





Not to hijack or anything but Ned and Bart were present too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #640
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Id say10-12 coming from the usa....but maybe someone like Dave at RMS would be able to tell you how long they spent on it....
Hi,

I won't say that this trip was "typical", but I spent a week before and a week after supporting this rally. 21 days from my flight into the UK to work on fetching the bikes and van until I dropped them back at the shippers. This included time driving from the UK to Tunisia and back. We could have shaved a few days off had we booked an earlier return ferry.

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #641
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Crikey Dave, didnt realise you invested almost a month on it without even going in to bike prep.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #642
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Hi to all!
Yes, my race number was 327. Are there any pictures please?

My bike is broken in the middle of the 6 stage (19hours of penalty!!!!). Sigh Sigh. I finished the Rallye with another bike (old KTM 450 MY 2002) without roadbook, ICO, etc..

Anyway great experience for me... I have race always alone only with my own strenght because all my friends were in the Profi class. And this is my satisfaction!!!

It was amazing reach 11 position ad the end of the 2 stage, but - as you know - i didn't have the heart to celebrate.
A hug to the family.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:43 AM   #643
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Hi to all!
Yes, my race number was 327. Are there any pictures please?

My bike is broken in the middle of the 6 stage (19hours of penalty!!!!). Sigh Sigh. I finished the Rallye with another bike (old KTM 450 MY 2002) without roadbook, ICO, etc..

Anyway great experience for me... I have race always alone only with my own strenght because all my friends were in the Profi class. And this is my satisfaction!!!

It was amazing reach 11 position ad the end of the 2 stage, but - as you know - i didn't have the heart to celebrate.
A hug to the family.

Giada
Well done Giada. Here are the contact details for one of the official photographers (Jenny here may have some photos of you but I think the pro photographer is your best bet as they took photos of every competitor (around 200 of each person)


Photographer:
For any info, question or commercial use please contact Giorgio Borgonovo at:
ag.archimede@tiscali.it
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #644
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Hi Giada,
well your strength was for sure too much for me.
I tried to stay on your back on day 2, but even when you rode almost everything sitting - I couldn't keep your speed!
So a big WOW from me

Cheers
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Hi to all!

Anyway great experience for me... I have race always alone only with my own strenght because all my friends were in the Profi class. And this is my satisfaction!!!

It was amazing reach 11 position ad the end of the 2 stage, but - as you know - i didn't have the heart to celebrate.
A hug to the family.

Giada
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:45 PM   #645
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Hi Giada,
well your strength was for sure too much for me.
I tried to stay on your back on day 2, but even when you rode almost everything sitting - I couldn't keep your speed!
So a big WOW from me

Cheers
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what what, Giada was riding sitting!!!???

Giada, I fear I'll write Oscar Polli to take out the seat from your bike, for the next training lessons (that's the way the used to teach to ride standing up many years ago, ask Giovanni Uliana!)

PS: I'd wish I had taken those kind of lesssons, sigh!
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