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Old 08-10-2014, 05:35 PM   #436
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Sorry to hear Todd. Sounds painful . Hope it's a quickey.

Looks like Mars there with the Chupacabre heads and all...
I'd be interested in seeing more of the video.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:47 PM   #437
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Oddly enough, when I saw the terrain (sand?) the first thing I thought of was Georgia clay............

which we all know washed off the mountains in West By God and worked it's way down there!
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #438
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #439
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Thanks guys. I'm already in a walking boot so a few more weeks of that and I should be back in order.

The terrain changes a lot depending on where we go. We seen everything from sand to regular dirt to dark orange moon rocks like from the clip. It's a great place to ride.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:26 PM   #440
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Once I stopped crying about my pinky toe, we all decided that taking the road back to Dakar would be the wise thing to do. Alan mentioned that he should get some gas on the way and Ryan decided that once we stopped he would call the pizza place around the corner from his house so it would be waiting for us when we got back.

Alan figured out that his bike will go exactly 105 km before it runs out of gas. That was almost all the way to the gas station. We pulled over, found an old, plastic milk jug, Ryan busted out his trusty bit of hose and Alan got a mouthful of fuel!



We found a gas station not too far down the road and he filled up. We got rolling again and made our way to Ryan's place where his wife gave me the, "Are you kidding me, you're hurt again?" look. She fixed me up AGAIN, we had some pizza and they gave me a ride back to my place.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:53 PM   #441
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I love to follow along thanks guys. Heal quick Todd.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:31 AM   #442
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I love to follow along thanks guys. Heal quick Todd.
Great thread, keep it up!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:47 AM   #443
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The elusive Dakar mountain goat. Mountain of granite, mountain of clothes, he doesn't seem to care as long as he's the king of the mountain.



The wife arrived last week and used part of her baggage allowance to bring us 50 lbs of good ol' American meat! A smart man doesn't complain about her choice of duct tape when she arrives with ribeyes, carne asada and maple bacon.

What a great idea for UAB!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:23 PM   #444
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:49 PM   #445
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As Ryan said, there was more than a few early warning signs that maybe today wasn't a good day to go riding...but nothing was going to stop us.

First time I had ever used comms, and it made the ride an even better experience. The guys occasionally asked if I was on, because talking into a helmet whilst riding is something I am just not used to doing. But listening to Todd , Ryan and Larry was pretty bloody funny. And I have to admit that I got some kind of sick pleasure out of hearing Larry curse as he manhandled that big bema through the sand sections. I take my hat of to him, as it is such a big beast to handle in tricky terrain. I reckon Charley (Boorman) would be proud of him.
Funny how some people think my KTM 450 is a big bike...looks like a peewee 50 beside Larrys bike.

The only bummer of the day was Todd injuring his foot when he tried to see if he could break a big rock with it. After seeing the photos of his foot that night I can't believe he was able to ride back to Dakar...tough mother. I hope you heal fast buddy.
By the time we got back to Dakar it was a wonder I didn't have the same injury type as I wanted to put my boot through the door of more than one of those lunatic car drivers. The bike comms definitely help when riding on the black top with no mirrors and someone can warn you what is going on behind you.

Running out of fuel wasn't in the plans either that day, but it is good to know that you guys are so well prepared and had some piping to syphon some fuel...cheers Ryan.
I thought I would be able to do the syphoning without getting any fuel in my mouth, but I wasn't that clever and I can state that fuel in Senegal tastes just the same as it does in Australia ...funny that. Not pleasant doing fuel burbs in your helmet.
Does that count as drink driving?
Not that I think there is any chance of ever being pulled over in Senegal and being breathalyzed. Being pulled over, and hassled for money for doing nothing wrong, yes....but breathalyzed, no.
Top ride, and looking forward to the next one with the TWATS (The West African Toubabs).

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Old 08-13-2014, 06:08 PM   #446
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As Ryan said, there was more than a few early warning signs that maybe today wasn't a good day to go riding...but nothing was going to stop us.

First time I had ever used comms, and it made the ride an even better experience. The guys occasionally asked if I was on, because talking into a helmet whilst riding is something I am just not used to doing. But listening to Todd , Ryan and Larry was pretty bloody funny. And I have to admit that I got some kind of sick pleasure out of hearing Larry curse as he manhandled that big bema through the sand sections. I take my hat of to him, as it is such a big beast to handle in tricky terrain. I reckon Charley (Boorman) would be proud of him.
Funny how some people think my KTM 450 is a big bike...looks like a peewee 50 beside Larrys bike.

The only bummer of the day was Todd injuring his foot when he tried to see if he could break a big rock with it. After seeing the photos of his foot that night I can't believe he was able to ride back to Dakar...tough mother. I hope you heal fast buddy.
By the time we got back to Dakar it was a wonder I didn't have the same injury type as I wanted to put my boot through the door of more than one of those lunatic car drivers. The bike comms definitely help when riding on the black top with no mirrors and someone can warn you what is going on behind you.

Running out of fuel wasn't in the plans either that day, but it is good to know that you guys are so well prepared and had some piping to syphon some fuel...cheers Ryan.
I thought I would be able to do the syphoning without getting any fuel in my mouth, but I wasn't that clever and I can state that fuel in Senegal tastes just the same as it does in Australia ...funny that. Not pleasant doing fuel burbs in your helmet.
Does that count as drink driving?
Not that I think there is any chance of ever being pulled over in Senegal and being breathalyzed. Being pulled over, and hassled for money for doing nothing wrong, yes....but breathalyzed, no.
Top ride, and looking forward to the next one with the TWATS (The West African Toubabs).
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:37 PM   #447
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He fits in very well with our group of deviants Jack.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:12 PM   #448
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I love to follow along thanks guys. Heal quick Todd.
Thanks! How's the beer coming along? I have a chocolate milk stout that will be ready in a few days. I brewed that one because the stout you made was so tasty.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #449
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:44 PM   #450
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