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Old 04-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Intercontinental Rally??

I was looking around for info on the Atlas Rally and came across this: http://www.intercontinentalrally.com
Seems pretty much like the Dakar only its still in Africa....Am I missing something here? Why did they move the Dakar if Rallies are still able to operate in Africa?

But more to the point, has anyone heard of this Rally, let alone rode it?
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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A rally like the Dakar is a media circus and as such becomes a target for terrorists wishing to make a statement.

Rallies like the Intercontinental and the Sonagol Eco rally ( http://www.africarace.com/en/ ) are way, way smaller in scale and thus don't attract the media that terrorists seek out.

Many folks on the forum have ridden in one or another of these rallies. Eurosport covered the Eco rally this year, there are some cool videos from it
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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Interesting. I think the Intercontinental is right up my street. Spotted lots of 950/990's in that video on the homepage I'll check out the Eco as well.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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I was on that Rally this year. It was as a great adventure.
some fotos and facts are here but in German

Http://www.zsf.info/cms/intercontine...ally-2014.html
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:42 PM   #5
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Nice storry. You only ride on GPS? Waypoints or track?
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I was on that Rally this year. It was as a great adventure.
some fotos and facts are here but in German

http://www.zsf.info/cms/intercontine...ally-2014.html
Scheiße! ... mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut....but I will try

Nice bike BTW! How did you organise logistics for getting to the rally start and back home again?
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I would also be curious as to what the total cost is for doing the rally....after going through what is included in the registration fees, it is clear there are added costs such as Insurance, visas, rally licensing...and then there's the obvious stuff like fuel, food, travel costs etc etc.

Not looking for a definitive listing...just an idea....these videos are getting me rev'd up!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKL3VFAwjy8
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #8
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I would also be curious as to what the total cost is for doing the rally
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I'm also curious, doubt I could do it in the next few years even, but anyone have a real rough idea what kind of money youre looking at?
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I was in a team with 11 riders and 2 trucks. One service truck and one race truck who picked up everybody from us who was broken during the stages. 6 guys for service include one German cook.

You need to transport your bike to almeria and back home from Dakar or when you have broken. You definitly need a service who is carrying your boxes. The orga won't do that.

I think you will need with starting money, flight to Almeria, back from Dakar, insurance, visa and some stuff around 6000 EUR (include starting fee of the orga!). Price without preparation of your bike.

You just will get waypoints and you can made a track in the evening. No roadbook is needed.
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