Don on Rally Radio
Don’s Quote Of The Day: “I’m proud to say I did finish the rally again this year.”
Don’s quote says it all, he finished all 6 stages of the rally for the second year in a row.
For Don’s thoughts on stage 6 listen to the audio clip.
Don finished the rally in a very respectable 4th place in the Motorcycle Enduro Cup. Just to finish is a remarkable feat and Don and his team would like to congratulate everyone who took place in this years rally.
Don provided the following overall summary of the rally.
The KTM 690 Enduro was defiantly the wrong choice in bikes for this rally and I had to ride the wheels off it to place as high as I did. I can tell you I was longing for my dakar bike, as it would have been in its element on this course. The 690 Enduro is a good bike, but the thing that most people don’t know about it is that in order to get a lower seat height on it, they simply cut back on the suspension travel 25% to only 8 – 9 inches of stroke.
My navigation went very well. I was a little caught off guard by the heat in stage 2 however after a short rest in the desert I recovered enough to finish well that day. After that I wore a few less items of clothing.
I did not have any trouble in the large Dunes on stage 3 and was pleased that I was able to navigate my way through over 20 kms of Dunes successfully. I did make a couple of minor navigation errors but nothing serious.
Well next stop Dakar!