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  1. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Thanks for posting that. That's the most detail account I've read so far, about Robby and Kellon's adventure. Crazy stuff! Honestly, how many guys would have kept going? Robby is a survivor. At one point, Fish said, "Remeber, we are talking about McGyvor here..." Fish, you were right! But Robby...
  2. Hendricus

    Pistol OK?

    I share this to pay tribute to someone I respected and enjoyed immensely here on RDC. I believe this to be Pete's last conversation on RDC. If not his last conversation, very close to his last. If you want to read all of what Pete had to say in this conversation, this is in Rally Raid, Dakar...
  3. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Zeque, another quality post! Zeque, may I hear more about you? How do you know things? Are you merely a well informed fan that reads a lot of racing publications? Or do you have a racing related career behind you?
  4. Hendricus

    should brabec stay with honda?

    Honda is right there! Stay with Honda and get 'er done! Race and test that engine a lot in 2019! Get it right. Win the Dakar.
  5. Hendricus

    golf cart drive belts

    Good input Zambo. Is it your opinion that the CVT is here to stay in the SxS's? Would you say for both the recreational SxS (which are build to many levels of performance too), and for the Baja race car too? I mean, CVT did just win the Dakar (SxS class), and every CanAm out there was CVT too.
  6. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Nice! I see Chandler AZ for the dealer. The lovely AZ desert will treat you well! No shortage of rocks in the AZ places I've ridden. Looking forward to your ride reports.
  7. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    All great points. When I ask myself what it is I like about following motorsports, it's a complex answer. Yes, I like to follow THE winner, or THE champion, achieve his glory due, but there's A LOT more to it than that. I like following innovative passionate people pursue something they enjoy...
  8. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    That's a weird add. Doesn't show much. Doesn't list much, and price seems quite high. Think I'll pass.
  9. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    It's an interesting market space. Consider 2010 to the present. Polaris led the charge with the craze that we are living through now. CanAm has stepped up to the level of Polaris. In Dakar anyway, it's clear CanAm is the most popular. Yamaha is in the market space, and now Honda has the Talon...
  10. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    I'll go with you. I won't dispute it. What you say is true. Now let's discuss one of Robby's adventures. Let's look at SpeedCat parts. To make money here, you have to sell these parts. In order to sell parts, they have to be parts that people want to buy. Racers and performance enthusiast will...
  11. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Seems like this interview was done approx rest day. You have to enjoy Robby for the sportsman and salesman that he is. He's believable because he does make stuff happen. It's very possible that he swings a deal with Yazeed. Then what? I think we all know the answer. We will see minimal testing...
  12. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 9: Pisco > Pisco

    Keeps getting better and better. Not only does he wear 650k watch, it's NAMED AFTER HIM! The reality of Loeb is so much better than the stuff I made up. Although the "wallet so thick..." line was pretty funny!
  13. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Wow! Okay, I guess so! Simply amazing then that they beat the quads and sxs's.
  14. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    They can't be going the exact same route. There's some dune crossing I've seen where there is no way you'd take those trucks on those routes.
  15. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Why there is a large truck class at all, is a story I need to find - some day. To American's - well certainly to me - this is so strange. I watched a couple of interviews with some truck guys. They look like what I would think a Russian ice roads trucker would look like. Big, barrel shaped...
  16. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Stellar! A month from now let's go into Bert's Mega Mall and show interest in purchasing a XX. Would love to hear the poor sales guy work the Textron "talk'm up" points for 2019. But they got all three of them to the finish. This part is real and meaningful to me. None of this is rocket...
  17. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Do it! Do it before Pete calls you out. What's that Pete says, "Shut up and beat me on course!"
  18. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    True. When the Europeans, such as VW, BMW, Peugeot go racing, it seems to be a full on factory effort. They put their name on it, and they won't be denied. It cost them tens of millions, but they get it done. I don't know the Toyota story. Toyota too can come on with a full force factory...
  19. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    Good point. And we've known for a while that these Toyotas have been very good and very capable of winning.
  20. Hendricus

    ★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 10: Pisco > Lima

    I wonder if Chile and/or South America has some noteworthy regional racing going on? It takes year round racing, and a world class commitment to win this class these days. Congrats Francisco!
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