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  2. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Ok so so excited already about the last stage because Ricky is in the lead and will most likely take it for team USA and Honda. Also.... so as it turns out this little lady with the heart of a lion didn’t give up and limped her bike or rather pushed it across the line about 8:12 past the lead finisher and around midnight! Truly remarkable and courageous!
  3. Last week
  4. This sounds cool. Had a peak at it a few weeks ago online. Sounds like they're going to make it.
  5. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    This young lady is remarkable. She is doing so well in her first Dakar. Neil says he raced with her at Merzouga. Sadly though I am not seeing her in the list of finishers. Nothing new from her IG feed either. Hope she’s okay. So Brabec lost a bit on his lead but is still +13 min on the field. Skyler in 21st today Wolfey 41st
  6. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    This young lady is remarkable. She is doing so well in her first Dakar. Neil says he raced with her at Merzouga. Sadly though I am not seeing her in the list of finishers. Nothing new from her IG feed either. Hope she’s okay. So Brabec lost a bit on his lead but is still +13 min on the field. Skyler in 21st today Wolfey 41st
  7. Joshua Jones

    Dakar 2020

    Ohhh yea, not something I’d suggest doing. Ask my Achilles how it knows... oh wait, you can’t... because it’s not there... 😆🤕
  8. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Stage 10 Bike summary. They show a guy injured in a flat section after a dune but that's kind of what happened to Garrett coming off a dune, catching air and hitting the flat section. Right, @Joshua Jones? Hard landing for sure. So high winds cancelled the rest of the stage because the helo's couldn't fly (safety). Just two more days! Looks like it's Honda's to lose. Very exciting year. Price is supremely magnanimous as well. Pure class.
  9. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Word from Garrett: “Have to make this quick but want to update everyone. I crashed in the dunes today., stage 10. Lost rear brakes and couldn’t stop at a 10m tall dune. Jumped off the dune at speed and the bike nose dived. I ditched the bike and hit the ground ass first. Thankfully Rodney was there at the bottom helping Metge and he called for assistance. The ASO helicopter came quick while #35 parked at the top of the dune and waved people by. Im at the hospital now in Ryadh and just received the news. I broke my lower back, left hip, and left wrist. All are unstable and need surgery. I’m waiting now to see what their plan is with surgery. I’m going to try and get home as quickly as possible and not get stuck here! Thank you to everyone that helped out today. I really appreciate it. I’m in good spirits but bummed I crashed out in this way."
  10. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Stage 9 summary from yesterday And terrible news today... Garrett Poucher is out after a crash at km120 injuring his back and hip. Skyler 11th today Andrew Short 18th (nice to see him sub-20 again) Mirjam Pol 33rd!!! Wow! Taye Perry 67 Wolfey 69
  11. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Stage 9 summary from yesterday And terrible news today... Garrett Poucher is out after a crash at km120 injuring his back and hip. Skyler 11th today Andrew Short 18th (nice to see him sub-20 again) Mirjam Pol 33rd!!! Wow! Taye Perry 67 Wolfey 69
  12. Yes! I've only put a little over 1k on them and they look new. On road, they are surprisingly quiet and grippy. They hold their own in dirt and climbing rocks. They tractor through mud and light sand just fine. I haven't done gravel yet, but I'm not expecting any problems. Unfortunately, I did dump the bike 3 times in deeper sand, twice fully loaded with camp gear and once unloaded. I mean, I don't think anyone expected these to do deep sand as a 50/50 anyways, but overall, I'm pretty happy with them!
  13. So moral of the story is you can sit on the patio at PSR enjoying a frosty IPA while texting your buddy who lost the bet and has to set up your camp all without cell service. I need one!
  14. Rottweiler Performance has a new project 790 ADV bike they're basically creating a race team for with the ever capable Wes VanNiewenhuise piloting. They just raced the Parker 250 last weekend and did quite well! He was 10th overall but obviously first in ADV (the only entrant). They're doing the entire BITD series which is quite something! I'll be eager to see how he does at Vegas to Reno. He could win it or get top 3 is my bet. I wanted Chris at Rottweiler to post this up but he's super busy and has helped me a lot on the project bike. Hopefully we hear more from them soon on this new team. They did a live FB broadcast from the shop and I stopped by to watch.
  15. It's nice to hear they're delivering on mileage like they said, unlike another tire lol
  16. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    After a cancelled SS8 to recognize the loss of Gonzalves, the race is back on with some exciting results! Brabec finished 3rd but only gave up about 3 min of his lead. Skyler got 15th but get this... Garrett got 16th! They must be riding together is my guess. Long history there of Garrett introducing Skyler to rally raid and training him. I learned a ton myself but then I'll likely never see the racing end of Dakar lol Wolfey continues to kill it at 44th and Taye Perry the cute rookie killing it as well at 50th. Video later today
  17. DirtyPixel from the looks of your IG posts the Mission tires have been doing just fine in all sorts of places! I am happy to report that at least in my tire sizes 90/90/21" and 150/17", I am well north of 4,000 miles on this set, and there is quite a bit of tread left, I have normally been running shinkos and the 805 or 705 rear tires would give me around 5,000 before the tread was useless, so if these can hold out for 6...7k with usable tread that would be pretty cool.
  18. It's hard to measure fuel efficiency on a MC without a very boring process of precisely duplicating a ride. Weight? Not significant but noticeably lighter in hand
  19. These Super17 bikes are getting super popular and I've been invited to go check the new ones out in LA on the 25th! I recently got myself a OneWheel and have been riding that thing up and down the beaches here in SoCal quite a bit. I see these e-bikes all the time so it's a huge segment. It's also a great thing to have as a pit bike or one you (or your partner/kids) piddle around on near camp. Range is 35-40 miles (my OneWheel is about 18 miles). Models go from about $1400 to $2200. Given my OneWheel XR was $1800 and many mountain bikes can easily run you $5k that seems very reasonable.
  20. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Very sad day today as it marks the passing of a racing legend, Paolo Goncalves, who crashed and then lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest. Price stood by his side for an hour and a half. They've now cancelled stage 8 probably out of mourning and respect for Goncalves is my guess. Expect some kind of ceremony tomorrow. Brabec extended his lead to about 24 min. Skyler was 12th today and 8th overall Garrett 21st on the day and 24th overall Wolfey 41st today; 43rd overall. Mirjam Pol an astounding 42nd today. Good for her. Taye Perry at 50 today; 56 overall
  21. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Go check out the live cast if you can. Neil as a Patreon page you should check out with some useful tips too. If you have $5 or $10 you can spare it's well worth helping out a fellow big bike rider. Neil's done a few videos for Brake Magazine; one on wheelie-ing your bike that are fantastic.
  22. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    And on the seventh day they rested! Doing a live interview on Instagram very shortly (10:00 am) with Neil Hawker
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  24. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Benavides (not sure which one) crying after his engine quit on him. Silly? Well, when you work all year on a factory team for this effort it can be a huge let down.
  25. Eric Hall

    Dakar 2020

    Stage 6 update Brabec has opened up a 21 min lead! Looks like it's Honda's to lose now. Skyler continues to kill it at 10th today and now 8th overall. He beat Toby Price today! Garrett got 26th today putting him at 24th overall. Exactly where I thought he belonged. Fingers crossed. Wolfey killed it today at probably a new personal best of 47th and is now 44th overall! Taye Perry kicking ass and taking names too at 53rd today and 61st overall. It's almost like this year's Dakar is easier but then there are just 102 riders left. I don't know if that's more than in previous years after 6 stages or not.
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