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Old 11-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #406
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So it's # 168 we'll be looking for, eh Lyndon?

Yes, you will be slightly warmer in Lima. High of 84 today!

Soon!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #407
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definitely a great looking build
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #408
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Love the extra BLING you have on it - even in the bad light the ADV sticker looks great

- wish you all the best - keep it steady one miles at a time

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #409
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Pyndon you beauty! That bike is the thang! Love the union jack showing through there, not enough of that these days.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #410
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #411
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BTW Lyndon when did you apply? I am curious as to why you might be so far down the list of entries?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:25 AM   #412
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BTW Lyndon when did you apply? I am curious as to why you might be so far down the list of entries?
No idea mate, I think it's random as my entry was one of the first in, pretty much on the opening date. My team mate Tim Foreman is number 162 and he has not competed in Dakar before either. Stan, my other team mate who has completed the Dakar 6 times is number 43. To be honest, it makes not a jot of difference other than the dust. I'll be rolling her in gently so we'll just see how things pan out.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:15 AM   #413
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Bike look stunning!
Be shure you get it to the finnish!
And have fun!

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:22 AM   #414
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Now the priority has changed focus, the bike has gone and it's time to start working on other things. Fitness is the number one priority so from today on I will be nailing this every day. I will also be getting out the backlog of support packages to those who have purchased recently, thanks for your patience with that. In addition to this, I will be working on blog posts about the bike build and scrutineering. Lots to come so stay tuned!

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:05 AM   #415
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:00 AM   #416
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Excellent stuff!
Especially the mousse mounting video, technique is key to making it easy. During the Safari in AUS this year I ended up doing about 4-6 wheels with mousses every night for the riders, one eventually gets the idea of the technique, then it's a breeze!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #417
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Well done to Lyndon for overcoming his setback with the leg injury,the bike(and Lyndon) looked great when I saw him,and his father,on their way to technical scrutineering at Le Havre,France,on wednesday.
As well as buying one of his excellent supporters packages,we have supplied him with our unique Billet Roadbook/ICO Switch,and also another design that is used on the throttle side,for second ICO.
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:10 AM   #418
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Great job Lyndon! And we will be looking forward to the build details!

You will need your Mancora rest before the start! NO SURFING !!

See you on the 3rd.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #419
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #420
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Quick update from Lyndon's Facebook page

For my Dakar 2013 Campaign I have been loaned a Dell Latitude XT3 Laptop. I needed something that was small enough to not take up too much space in the support vehicles but capable of taking the constant bangs and bumps of the Dakar journey. It also needed to have good battery life, decent processing power and let me keep in touch with family , friends, supporters and sponsors during the time I am away in December before the race and January (maybe I’ll have some time spare on the rest day).

All I need now is sim cards that have data and work in Argentina, Chile and Peru.

So how did this come about, well I just used the network. I gave a friend of mine Jason Mugridge who works for Dell my requirements and after some deliberation we think we have come up with the best option with the Latitude XT3 and he took care of everything from there. The XT3 should have the Long-haul durability, due to its strong magnesium alloy reinforcements behind each corner and a spill-resistant keyboard. Its Tri-metal™ design stands up to tough defence-grade, MIL-STD-810G testing so it should be tough enough to take some knocks and bangs it is likely to recieve.

The laptop is only 13 inches in size so small enough to fit out of the way somewhere and although it’s “ruggedized”

I’m pretty impressed with the weight of the unit too. With its on-board Wireless Multi-mode HSPA-EVDO 3G/4G Mini Card it should be able to connect me to any networks that are available at the rest stops / overnight bivouacs and enable me to update blogs, websites and speak to family and friends.

It came supplied with UK sim card for a 3G network which slips into a slot underneath the battery, I now just need to get ones for the Dakar Route and it would be especially great if I could get a pre-paid ones.

It will also have plenty of power with it having the latest technology with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor, HD Display & Graphics, Solid States Drives, built in Web Camera and Bluetooth. The battery life shouldn’t be an issue as it’s designed to last a full work day and Jason has given me various charging adapters for Planes and Cars so we can charge the Laptop directly from the support vehicles.

The Latitude XT3 can also Change from laptop to tablet mode quickly and easily with a new bi-directional hinge that enables you to rotate the XT3 screen left-to-right or right-to-left. I’d like to thank Jason and Dell for helping out with this technology and ask if anybody has any insight or can offer any support with a sim card with phone and data bundle for South America (Argentina, Chile and Peru) please do get in touch.

So is there anyone out there who can help with Sim cards for Argentina, Chile and Peru ? Which supplier is best value and provides best coverage ?

Personally I am keen to see how the Dell stands up to the rigours of travel - last time I travelled with a laptop I killed it and now I need a new one ..............
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