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Dakar or Eco rally

Post by skinny » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:40 pm

Me,I think I'm swaying towards the Eco rally. Be interesting to hear your thoughts!!!!

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by nethen1 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:52 pm

Not seen any eco rally footage, any links?
Are we stoppin for a brew !

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by Big Yellow Tractor » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:02 pm

nethen1 wrote:Not seen any eco rally footage, any links?
It's on Motors TV; 15min program each morning I think.

I prefer the Africa (Eco (WTF)) Rally. It follows some of the old route of the Paris Dakar. Pal Anders Ullevalseter has won the bikes for the last couple of years and I'm pretty sure Jean-Louis Schlesser of Dakar Buggy fame is the man behind it now.


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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by bowber » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:37 pm

I've just had a look at the Eco rally youtube channel and there is a bloke doing it on an electric bike, says he can get upto 200km out of the batteries if he takes it easy, just did 140km and said there was plenty left!

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by OnHellas » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:20 pm

The Dakar is The Dakar. The pinnacle of Rallye Raid.

Africa Race is the old Dakar with the adventure of crossing countries like Mauritania. It's bleak, I've been.
Africa Race is entrant friendly. If you don't finish a day, no problem, get back and get ready because you're still in the race. All be it with huge time penalties. This makes it much better or the self funded rider, as most are.

But it's not The Dakar. And like moths to a flame people keep entering. Even suffering from Dakar fever...they can't stay away. Just ask Corky.

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by rallymoto » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:27 pm

eco .............its the adventure thats afordable to most ,

dakar is just out of reach

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by skinny » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:06 pm

Also nice seeing big bikes being put through their paces, and places that some of us have been fortunate enough to travel.

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by Mike54 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:39 pm

Africa Race is still over £15k btw...

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Re: Dakar or Eco rally

Post by Dazzer » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:41 pm

That was my dilemma in 2011.

Spend so much money on a 2 week rally ?

Or … ride around the world for 13 Months ?

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