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Old 01-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #18001
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The place is about to go ape shit when Chaleco takes the stage!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #18002
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thanks for that, yes ive been following nicolas's jouney starting at 127, through the 100's to finish malles moto in 87...epic finish



In praise of simplicity

There is a moral of austerity in the adventure lived by Nicolas Boyer during these two weeks of racing. While certain pilots see deep pockets as the path to glory, the rider from Annonay made his comeback to the rally with a 1999 motorcycle, following his debut in 2001. "My Honda 400 XR is probably the least expensive motorcycle in the rally, it only cost 3,500 euros. I trusted it from the beginning, and rightly so. I had a few scares, but luck was on my side. My front wheel is bent and has a broken spoke, but it still does its job and I don't have a spare part. My ring snapped off from behind. I only had two screws on me and I got two more from spectators nearby. A small miracle", explains Nicolas, who was also helped by a guardian angel in Chile: "The zip on my jacket was torn off, so I rode two stages with my jacket open. Back home, my wife posted an appeal for help on Facebook. A woman came to see me at the bivouac, I gave her my jacket and she brought it back the next morning so that I could continue." Nicolas also broke two ribs on the road, but he clenched his teeth while savouring his success: "It boggles the mind that my motorcycle survived, seeing everything it was put through. I'd probably have had some more fun with a more powerful motorcycle, but I'm not sure I'd still be here."





I love these stories - Well done Mr. Boyer!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:53 AM   #18003
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Chaleco in podium. I've turned on Maray expecting the end of the world but they are very circunspectly discussing the race
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #18004
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Helder looked happy!


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They put a brazilian flag in front of him wtf
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #18005
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Chaleco in podium. I've turned on Maray expecting the end of the world but they are very circunspectly discussing the race
OK, they were distracted - full Maray style now No starwars music, though...
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #18006
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Is that the Chilean president whooping up the crowd with his mic cutting out?
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #18007
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:00 AM   #18008
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:00 AM   #18009
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Aliens on the stage. Salute.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:00 AM   #18010
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and now the woman in pink...
Arrrgghh! I wouldn't be caught dead on my bike wearing anything pink.

Good for her for finishing but please, the stereotype, ....
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #18011
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Thumb Recognition of the champions x 2

Fitting to see Ruben and Cyril ride up the victory podium side by side!!!
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Cyril doing the podium party together with Ruben and taking the whole team on their bikes up there. Nice
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #18014
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If I were Marc Coma right now, I'd be screaming drunk in a dark room without a tv or computer.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #18015
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Cyril doing the podium party together with Ruben and taking the whole team on their bikes up there. Nice
Very cool

Props to Cyril, and very happy for Ruben
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