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Old 05-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #856
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You`re in company of two icons there, Perry, the venerable airhead BMW and Australias` own Hills Hoist clothes line.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #857
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Hope the preparations are going well!!!

You will have a blast on Pauls bike, I know I did

However, I ran out of talent in 2nd gear!!!

Its a great bike, built by a great Bloke

Sure is a tall bike

Well done! Man that is just great looking.

I spent the last three days in Pahrump Nevada doing a rallye navigation training course. Here is a short teaser:




Having spent three days with Jimmy Lewis watching my nav and riding skills, I asked what I needed to do to make sure I had a successful finish and didnt get creamed in Australia, and he said "treat it like a trail ride." Basically, I paid for the whole thing, not a half rallye, and you dont expect an overall, so just relax and concentrate on doing everything else except riding fast. You've got the riding and nav skills to finish, so just chill out, basically. If you finish this one, your chances of doing another one are better. The inverse is also true."

That was the gist of what I got out of it...

The whole Roadbook Navigation thing is hugely fun


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You`re in company of two icons there, Perry, the venerable airhead BMW and Australias` own Hills Hoist clothes line.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:12 AM   #858
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"treat it like a trail ride." Basically, I paid for the whole thing, not a half rallye, and you dont expect an overall, so just relax and concentrate on doing everything else except riding fast. You've got the riding and nav skills to finish, so just chill out, basically. If you finish this one, your chances of doing another one are better. The inverse is also true."
that is gold, right there.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:15 AM   #859
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Bright and shiney is OK, but you can`t beat the look of a purposeful machine with a bit of bark off it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #860
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that is gold, right there.

Agreed. I've had one or two conversations with Jimmy and so far its been totally invaluable. I am also trying to pick his brain regarding the best combo of gear to wear to battle... Klim Dakar pants, Red Rallye2 shell, *armor, *helmet, *knee brace socks?, *padded shorts? what the hell else- I need to bring practically two of all the important stuff..

Couple of updates.


Reached an agreement with an inmate for a Red Jacket It should be just right to fit some armor underneath, and is still red, so I can fade it properly. Thanks SO MCU Knary for the offer, I just thought it would be best for me to attempt to destroy my own I really appreciate it, though.

I told a (hopefully) good story to Kriega backpacks and might have them on my side, too Should know more today. It does not hurt to ask, I'll tell you that. If it comes together I'll post the story that worked


PD still waiting on getting the tranny back together and into my hot little hands. (where is the pleasepleasegodplease emoticon?)

I'm terrified of getting the parts back and being in a giant rush to get out the door to Canada, on the Ontario Roaming Rally, June 6-10. Oy.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #861
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I've got a back pack for you to use, got at the Colorado 500, is set for riding, has hydration pocket
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #862
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I've got a back pack for you to use, got at the Colorado 500, is set for riding, has hydration pocket
Thanks SHawn, lets see what Kriega has to offer... if they are willing to help out I'd like to go that route. I'll need only one backpack, I think but I'll need two water bladders and bite valves.
The guy seemed very nice, and into it in his email sponsorships are fun If it works I'll be a kriega guy for life.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:21 AM   #863
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Right on! I highly recommend the plattypus system, no plastic taste....
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #864
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #865
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Did you get your tranny back???
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not yet i was going to give him a call tomorrow. Let him get through the holiday weekend
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:21 PM   #867
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...cool stuff, glad to see ya in training Stage. Mmm, but the one Joshua tree in the whole seen and you hit it? Now I don't feel so bad about my dez skills...
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #868
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...cool stuff, glad to see ya in training Stage. Mmm, but the one Joshua tree in the whole seen and you hit it? Now I don't feel so bad about my dez skills...
I just love them so much I gave it a little kiss


So I just got off the phone with my favorite mechanic who I'm sure is tired of me

He says: input shaft in by today (tomorrow) box assembled and OTD by Friday, in my hands by Tuesday, in the bike by Wednesday, On the road to Canada by THursday AM.

What could possibly go wrong?
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I just love them so much I gave it a little kiss


So I just got off the phone with my favorite mechanic who I'm sure is tired of me

He says: input shaft in by today (tomorrow) box assembled and OTD by Friday, in my hands by Tuesday, in the bike by Wednesday, On the road to Canada by THursday AM.

What could possibly go wrong?
My dad is a TV repair man, he's got an awesome set of tools, I'll bring them along, if anything goes wrong, we can fix it, yup, we can fix it
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My dad is a TV repair man, he's got an awesome set of tools, I'll bring them along, if anything goes wrong, we can fix it, yup, we can fix it
Thank god ok next question: think i can get the bike inspected with no gearbox in it? :)
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