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Old 06-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #46
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$400!!!!!????? For a one day pit pass!!! Please tell me that's a typo.
That's less than I was quoted. The Dakar is not for the faint of wallet.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #47
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$400!!!!!????? For a one day pit pass!!! Please tell me that's a typo.


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No, that what it cost us. This Dakar is a money making racket, big time.


NED: We got it cheaper because two others pulled out at number 99 and they wanted to sell the tickets.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #48
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Thanks for the tips Blubull. Looks like I am not going into the pits then.

If I caN get e few pics of the riders in the stages and at the start I will be happy..

Is it possible to get up close during scrutiineering etc ?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:04 AM   #49
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Thanks for the tips Blubull. Looks like I am not going into the pits then.

If I caN get e few pics of the riders in the stages and at the start I will be happy..

Is it possible to get up close during scrutiineering etc ?
I think by the time the actually cost of your trip is calculated a measly 400-500$ won't really matter and getting into the bivouac would certainly be one of the highlights. Go in on the night before rest day then don't leave for two days. Of course they won't let you bring in all your gear so some planning on where to leave it would be required and you not have access to any food or water so again some forethought would be required (small backpack with food and a sleeping bag maybe). If your gonna travel half way across the world to see the race your gonna want some time in the bivy, the rest day is a great day to be there.

Of course getting a Pass is not easy, you'll need to figure that out before you leave for your trip. Using the word media might help.

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #50
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I think by the time the actually cost of your trip is calculated a measly 400-500$ won't really matter and getting into the bivouac would certainly be one of the highlights.
That's right! I think it's worth it if you've never been in before. Half the action is in the bivouac. The other half is out in remote places you'll never see as a spectator.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #51
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That's right! I think it's worth it if you've never been in before. Half the action is in the bivouac. The other half is out in remote places you'll never see as a spectator.
Thats my plan , see the race in remote areas .
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #52
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Chasing Dakar

Chasing Dakar

I tried it last year on my 990. First off, it’s a long ass race. The logistics are never ending. Yes there is shipping your bike, which is not cheap. If you plan of getting your bike anytime between X-mas and New Years day, best make alternative plans. Northing but eating and drinking happens between X-mas and New Years. In addition, there are the border crossings, which take time, and the race does not wait for you. In the Atacama, and other sections of South America there are only a few gas stations, which have lines.

While it’s not unrealistic to chase the Dakar, I would suggest targeting several key stages in the Atacama.

One option for a bike would be to check with the KTM dealer in LaSenna, which had 990’s for rent. The downside of riding the 990 is that fully loaded they are pigs in the deep soft sand. But given the pace of the Dakar, the 990 is a bike which will keep pace. I would have preferred a 525 with a big desert tanks for the off road sections.

Don’t get me wrong, the Dakar was worth the effort.

Good luck, and watch out for the Pisco.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #53
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Like I said before ,you can chase the race every day , be with 1000's o fan in the spot the aso design for watch the race , O ride the high country there and see the race in remote places every other day , went the race cross to argentina stay close to the andes and enjoy the greath ridding there and catch up again went they cross to chile .camping and stayng in locals houses o do it like the BMW guys do and ride the easy roads and pavement and check in on 5 stars Hotels and never see the local culture the go back 800 + years .

Neil I was in uyuni last month , next time Im there I stop by the mine

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #54
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A mate and I took our bikes and followed the 2011 event. Greatest adventure yet!!!!
All the stories about how hard it is are correct, but it was worth the effort. We watched every day, except the last few, as we left to go touring in a different direction.
As others have said, it is really hard to get good info on where to go (neither of us spoke spanish) so we would follow the first bike out in the morning and let them lead us to the start. We would then ride around the start and follow the route untill we found a good place to watch. Usually we ended up right in the middle of the action. Usually the viewing was so good we couldn't bare to leave, so we would get behind. Makes a big day by the time you catch up.
Although we carried tents, we always found accommodation (cheep).
Didn't get into the bivouac, but we never tried very hard. Saw much more sensational racing than we ever dreamed of.
Rode 650s with biggest fuel tanks, normal day on the road 5am till about 7pm, and often 600 to 800 km per day.
Fantastic viewing, fantastic riding, but also lots of hard miles on blacktop to catch up. Occasonaly we ate and slept, but you got the rest of the year for that.
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Neil I was in uyuni last month , next time Im there I stop by the mine

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Done! If you come by Lima as well let me know.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #56
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Looking doubtful for me now managed to get some prices from James Cargo and Dakar Motos, including the flights for the missus and I I'm looking at around £3500. That's before I would actually turn a wheel, buy food, beer and accommodation etc.

I may win the Lotto in the meantime though
Hi DeeGee - fellow UK rider. I am am a Dakar nut and seriously considering taking my Super Ten over to SA. What did James Cargo/Dakar Motos offer you?

Am making some enquiries - any help would be appreciated
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #57
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buenos aires is a long way from lima .
I will have few honda nx400 falcons for rent too.
I will have most o the details done by mid june ,cost and everything

Hi

Have been following your thread. I am seriously think about shipping over my Super Ten from the UK and following the rally - first time in SA so would like to see as much as poss. Any more re your tour options/prices?

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:33 AM   #58
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[QUOTE=DillDogs;19359900 Any more re your tour options/prices?

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #59
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Guys if you are going to ship you need to do in September latest, because clearing stuff through customs here is a real pain in the ass and takes time.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:19 PM   #60
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Guys if you are going to ship you need to do in September latest, because clearing stuff through customs here is a real pain in the ass and takes time.
yes i no, tryng the get everything line up right now and that is the last part o the puzzle and the harder one.You no anyone in that area down there Neil,any info be apreciate.

Cost o the tour with out shipping is around $3800 limit to 12 riders and is room on the chase truck for 2 more iff someone wants to take the wife and she does no want to ride every day
incluid is :
chase truck with trailer
guide
breakfast and lunch every day during the rally and 8 dinners( the rest o the dinners be in small restaurants and we split the bill betwen all )
t shirt
access to 2 laptops iff you need internet were is avaible
riding tru some o the most incredible part o the peru/bolivia/argentina and chile
seing the rally every other day

extra : ride for 10 more days after the rally is over in south chile/argentina tru the lake district with the same chase truck(diesel for the truck will be split between the riders).
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