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Old 11-14-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Team Berglund to DAKAR 2015

Team Berglund to DAKAR 2015
The decision is taken myself “ Åmme “ Anders Berglund and my brother “Mike The Swede” Mikeal Berglund will be on the starting podium for DAKAR 2015.
It’s 415 days until DAKAR 2015 starts and you could question why start a thread already now but the aim with this thread is to shear the experience of the process from decision to finally standing on the finish line podium crying of happiness.
For me it’s the same as for the majority of all riders who enter the starting line it’s an aim to complete a life dream
For me it all started in Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1995 there I participated in a motocross race and did meet a French rider who told me about DAKAR in a very passionate way.
I might be a conservative stubborn fool, but for me it’s only one way of doing DAKAR and that is Malle Moto and nothing else.
We aim to give you a weekly update in regards to everything linked to our target to reach the finish line mid-January 2015
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:06 AM   #3
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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Looking forward to this!

Malle Moto - good on ya!!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #6
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Welcome Anders and Micke!

I happen to know these two fellows personally. Both are very committed offroad enthusiasts, have ridden everything from MX to enduro's and of recent years a number of international rally events... Oz Safari, multiple Tuaregs between them and only recently the Mongolia Rallye.

Neither are spring chickens, but both are accomplished, seasoned riders whose life experience and determination is one of their biggest assets. I have personally witnessed them show up "gun" competitors nearly half their age at events we put on here at home in Scandwegia... oh, and Micke and Anders are a pair of thorough gentlemen larrikins to go with it. Always worth a story and a laugh around the bivouac campfire

Thank's Åmme for inviting us along for the journey, it's going to be a privelige and a lot of fun to watch this next chapter unfold for you both...
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #7
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:46 AM   #8
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Yay, yippee! More people I "know" doing Dakar 2015. This unfortunate circumstance of being forced to sit out Dakar 2014 is turning out okay. I'm looking forward to your story of getting there and sharing any experience I can add.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:55 AM   #9
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Base plan

Thanks for all the support and the nice words from Troy.

Troy have been a real driving force to implement the RD concept to Sweden and it's always a pleasure to ride when Troy have been part of the organization.

I will never forget then I cracked a swingarm on my Berg at Tuareg 2011 and Troy managed to convince another rider to let my purchase a swingarm from a brand new bike.

My base training plan is following.
250 hours of cardio training a combination of spinning and cross country skiing
150 hours of strength training
130 hours of bike riding
30 hours of RB competition
2 x extreme endurance training 16 hours riding 4 hours of maintenance followed by 16 hours of riding the purpose is to understand how your body reacts to this as I'm convinced that this will happend during the race.

I will be very open and happy for all kind of advice from you guy's, but please respect my decision to do it by Malle Moto.

I have my first question and I'm sure more will follow later on.

In Malle Moto you have your box and a set of spare wheels, but how do you arrange for transport of spare tires are you allowed to hire space from one of the service teams ? same question if I have the opportunity to bring a spare engine can't find any information in the regulations.

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #10
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Yep Anders... you were a fairly happy camper in the Merzouga bivouac after leg 4, when you realized that your Aussie mate had a brand new FE 450 in the back of the blue KEVA MOTOR service van...



Thank's to the generosity our KEVA team owner/rider - Kent T




we organised a replacement swingarm off the backup bike, and Åmme was back in the race the following day!

Just as well my friend... or perhaps this photo may never have become a reality?



The Brothers Berglund at the finish of the 2011 TUAREG Rallye.

Just one of the memorable rallye story's that these guys have been a part of.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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You are absolutly correct Troy without the generosity of Keva Motor owner Kent It would not happend.

Looking forward to a new picture with my brother in 428 days.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #12
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Tuareg 2012 ..... now that was a different story for the brothers. I came across them on day one and helped to lift Anders (I think) into the ambulance.

He had a broken leg, but they were both really cool. No drama at all. Just what you need for a Dakar finish I would suspect.

Anyway ..... he was a big lad ..... my back still hurts

Good luck gents
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #13
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Tuareg 2012 ..... now that was a different story for the brothers. I came across them on day one and helped to lift Anders (I think) into the ambulance.

He had a broken leg, but they were both really cool. No drama at all. Just what you need for a Dakar finish I would suspect.

Anyway ..... he was a big lad ..... my back still hurts

Good luck gents
Offroadie, must be honest don't really remember you, but as the lovely doc gave me plenty of morfin on arrival it could be the reason, I remember one rider who there driving together with my brother guiding the medical car back to track was it you ?

It there a stupid accident as I hitted the wall of a small washout instead of breaking I should have tried to jump over it.

Any way thanks a lot for stopping and assisting.

One thought I remember during my waiting for the medical team was, I there quite happy that it happend at the first stage of Tuareg and not at first stage in Dakar.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:43 AM   #14
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Yep .... that was me "guiding" .... I'm surprised any of us made it out of there

So that's why you were so laid back ..... you were out of it!
Anyway, glad to help. I have been picked up out of the sand a few times myself since then so it must be good Karma.

Very best of luck for Dakar.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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Good luck and i think what you have chosen is THE way of doing the dakar as a privateer. Its all about lasting the distance and finishing it.

Please share more details about your training. I am currently am doing very basic stuff to keep fit.
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