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Old 01-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #2296
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Yes, he said they "light up his wrist"
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This is one of those things I mentioned last week.
Jonah lost a magazine sponsorship this year due to the fact that it was copy pasted all over ADV last year and no one read the source.
Thanks for the reply.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #2297
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ok, i clicked on the article, read it and hit the "like" button on the bottom. I was #17. Then i checked out some panniers for my f650gs. Hope that helps

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #2298
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Does Ned have any plan for dealing with the high altitude?

I remember Jonah saying he was going to bring oxygen this year due to his pretty severe reaction to the altitude last year.
He lives and trains mostly at ~5000 feet in Colorado, and I have been to ~11,500 with him riding hard several times in one day with no discernable difference in pace(aggressive). I don't think that he will need any help at the pace he is riding as it's not nearly as fast as he can or pushing any sort of cardio while he's riding.

The same is mostly true of jetting; he's used to jetting bikes for elevation. ANd while they go through drastic changes and ranges of elevation in the next couple of stages, I woul dbet that he will be smart enough to jet rich and deal with it. Running sand or high-load with lean jetting is a recipe for disaster and he knows that IME.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #2299
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yup, and that big pass (on road) that is still coming up is 16K
Does he have snow tires/chains?

That sounds funny...but looking at today's video preview it looks like they're gonna go from the furnace straight into the freezer!
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #2300
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...but on the rallybike, I think with the BRP top tripleclamp he can't run those:
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His bike sponsorship photo on his FB page shows he is using BRP damped triple clamps.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #2301
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That's good to know. Having been a mountain climber for 15 years, I know altitude effects are an odd beast. People vary all over the place in how altitude affects them, no matter how fit or unfit they are, it's how their basic physiology is made. I've ridden dirtbikes over 15K feet in Peru and felt fine, but seen other riders start showing signs of edema at 9K feet. Sounds like Ned has tested himself on that issue and should be fine.
Not to mention he's been training (bikeless, just down and dirty exercising!) on the Manitou Incline, an old closed down cable car railway. It's a real short and steep route, it gains almost 2000 feet of elevation of 3/4 of a mile and remember, we start out here at about 6k feet elevation
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #2302
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #2303
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When I interviewed Ned I asked about elevation. He said he regularly rides at 7000, even 8000 ft. and that he was used to his bike only putting out 60-70% power and that he is comfortable with that setup. I am not expecting any problems.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #2304
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Another photo from Webventure.com.br
Great stuff. Looks FAST!!!
Must have been hot......riding with his jacket un-zipped.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:31 PM   #2305
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yup, and that big pass (on road) that is still coming up is 16K
WOW, that'll make the bike run like a pig, even with correct jetting. HP loss is a biggy at that kind of elevation, at least it's on a road.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #2306
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He lives and trains mostly at ~5000 feet in Colorado, and I have been to ~11,500 with him riding hard several times in one day. I don't think that he will need any help at the pace he is riding as it's not nearly as fast as he can or pushing any sort of cardio while he's riding.

The same is mostly true of jetting; he's used to jetting bikes for elevation. ANd while they go through drastic changes and ranges of elevation in the next couple of stages, I woul dbet that he will be smart enough to jet rich and deal with it. Running sand or high-load with lean jetting is a recipe for disaster and he knows that IME.
Thanks for the explanation of his wrist issue. I've had friends that retired from motorcycle racing after a wrist fusion, so i am surprised he is doing Dakar.

I am also curious about your comments about his pace. He seems to be running a strong pace to finish well. Particularly in view of his well-documented previous races. Why do you suggest he's riding modestly?

I think he's being pretty aggressive, given his success. There are 100 riders behind him who spent a lot of money to be there. Some crashed or had mechanicals, but it is still short of the half flags and by the results, most are riding more modestly than Neduro!

Personally I love what he's doing. If he can continue to concentrate on his goals, he's going to have a great finish. Maybe like you suggested earlier, another Dakar can be in his future.

Anyways, thanks for the color. I know you guys spend a lot of seat time together.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #2307
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Thanks for the reply.

Any time I make a purchase of items related to a sponsored racer that I follow, I always try to mention said racer and thank the company for their sponsorship of said racer when I place my order.

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+1 on that.

I run a business and we support a number of local riders. Every time we sell something and the purchaser mentions stuff like this it makes the decision to continue supporting the rider the next year a lot easier.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #2308
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... I have a good image memory, and terrible number memory, so it takes me a lot more focus to navigate and detracts from my riding measurably.
I can vouch for this.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #2309
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #2310
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- he is very human, too(snores like a chainsaw...hates to exercise if it isn't on a motorcycle...etc., LOL)
...this too.

Hilslamer, I think you have video (audio) proof of this.

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