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Old 05-01-2010, 08:14 AM   #151
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Thanks so much for writing this up! Really enjoyed it!

And keep us informed about your further preparations; we'll be following along for sure!



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Thanks Duke, I appreciate your advice & support Oh, and I´ll be waiting for your call when you come down.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #152
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nice write up Neil, thanks dude


I finished my new video edit last night and the first draft of my story, both should be up soon....
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:41 AM   #153
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I need some help getting some paint job ideas for my bike.

Here is the thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...0#post12830180

I´d be most grateful for your help.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:45 AM   #154
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nice write up Neil, thanks dude


I finished my new video edit last night and the first draft of my story, both should be up soon....
Looking forward to it Mike
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:39 PM   #155
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Just a little tidbit of interest: there is a local bike shop to me that is listing brand new 2009 WR450F's for $5199. I am guessing they are left over from last year and trying to clear them out. Given that price tag and the cost of the rally lite kit you could have a good rally bike for the cost of a new KTM
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:07 PM   #156
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Just a little tidbit of interest: there is a local bike shop to me that is listing brand new 2009 WR450F's for $5199. I am guessing they are left over from last year and trying to clear them out. Given that price tag and the cost of the rally lite kit you could have a good rally bike for the cost of a new KTM
Hmmm..... wonder how good that would be as a woods bike, would have to be better than my DRZ400. It survived yesterday's trail ride.... but just barely!

I am thinking buy one now, run some euduros for the next couple years, then strip it down and rebuild it into a rally bike.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #157
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LAX is overrated Not a very nice place and the locals were freaking unhelpful

Vegas was also overrated, not my thing at all.

One always sees America was land of the rich and the free, but Pahrump was a little on the grim side. People arent doing all that well over there. It was kind if interesting to see what people were buying at the gas station. Beer and sweets. Most were really overweight.

Another amazing thing was the Rv´s and campers that so many people seem to have. Not something Ive seen much of anywhere else really.



looks like you nailed it right on the head just about every time!



yes, lots of fat people and lots of RV's. I myself will never understand the RV thing - they ungodly expensive, ungodly expensive to maintain and operate BUT when you go out to the desert, its REALLY nice to have a TV so you sit and eat your Beer and sweets.

you just summed up all the things that embarrass me about America!
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:24 PM   #158
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looks like you nailed it right on the head just about every time!



yes, lots of fat people and lots of RV's. I myself will never understand the RV thing - they ungodly expensive, ungodly expensive to maintain and operate BUT when you go out to the desert, its REALLY nice to have a TV so you sit and eat your Beer and sweets.

you just summed up all the things that embarrass me about America!
While I might be tempted to agree with you I would have to say that having Don's RV at the rally training was fantastic. I suspect the 4 or 5 guys who slept in it would all agree that it was very handy. So while I might not want a massive RV they certainly have their place. The TV, AC, and cold beer all help
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Hmmm..... wonder how good that would be as a woods bike, would have to be better than my DRZ400. It survived yesterday's trail ride.... but just barely!

I am thinking buy one now, run some euduros for the next couple years, then strip it down and rebuild it into a rally bike.
The WR450F is in a different league as compared to the DRZ. They are both Japanese companies but the Yamaha has a lot better performance, suspension, frame, and weight.
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While I might be tempted to agree with you I would have to say that having Don's RV at the rally training was fantastic. I suspect the 4 or 5 guys who slept in it would all agree that it was very handy. So while I might not want a massive RV they certainly have their place. The TV, AC, and cold beer all help
I completely agree with you on needing one for support - the ones Im referring to are for no real good reason other than to simply occupy the road at a very slow rate of speed and to waste petrol.

My wife and I took a trip to Seattle and back on the GS two summers ago and the ENTIRE summer was filled with somehow trying to dodge the sea of idiot RV drivers who rarely acknowledged the rules of the road and completely filled all the campgrounds.

Honestly, who needs a 45 foot RV to go "camping"??

sorry.... sorry..... ill stop
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Eatpasta I like your style.

Having said that I have to fess that I slept in the RV too.. It was good, because I never had to worry about anything else, but I think I prefer tents in general.

Meanwhile, drama unfolds in the background: It seems there are only 3, maybe four of us who are still going: Dave, Phil, myself and maybe Antonio if his leg heals in time. If Antonio is out we may have to start looking at other ways to get the bikes to Brazil than in a container.

No stress...But there´s no turning back - I paid my registration fees today. Im going.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:20 PM   #163
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sorry to hear about the attrition buys! I'm sitting on my Mongolia registration until last minute as I'm trying to pull another $20K out of my ass for house reno's that started yesterday


Oh yeah, I started my thread and am trying to upload my 15 minute video that I finally said "done" to right now too, more to come there.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:42 PM   #164
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Sorry to say I officially pulled the plug on Does Sertoes today. For me, things just are not coming together as I had hoped, and I can't find enough time to contribute to the effort. I was looking forward to the adventure with a great group of riders, but it will have to wait.

That said, I am looking at the Australian Safari as an option . Good luck to Neil, Dave, Phil and Antonio!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:56 AM   #165
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No Darin, I really think you should join us in Mongolia! I forgot to mention in the email that we've got a flight itinerary planned as well.
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