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Old 08-25-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Nick Sanders- world record attempt

Nick Sanders….Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia.
Fastest world record attempt in progress.


Nick rode around the world in 2005 on an R1 in 19 days and 4 hours. He has now motorcycled around the world 7 times- and circumnavigated the world twice on a bicycle.
He first motorcycled the length of the Pan American route in 1996 when he broke his ankle in the snow the day after setting off and continued to ride the whole length but failed to get the record. It has bugged him ever since.

Nick rode from Calgary to Prudhoe Bay ready to start the record ride. The side stand was kicked up and the first mile began on Saturday 21st August on a YZF-R1.
Not the right bike?
Can he beat the current record of 27 days?
Is he mad?

He is making a series of videos as he is travelling heading south check out the videos here

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Old 08-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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Default A stressful few hours

Nick is now back on the road thanks to Paul in Calgary, Dave in Tooele, and Red-Line in Grand Prairie...and most of all to Tim at Wrights in Salt Lake City.
Nick had bump started the bike from the Alaskan highway to Salt Lake City!
The bike needed a new starter motor and service and new Conti Road Attack tyres ( he was down to the wire). Tim even found Nick a replacement Spot Tracker as the last one gave up after 5 days. Ill soon have the tracker up on the website so you can follow him realtime.
Nick has lost 6-8 hours but hopefully can make this up and is still on to set a record no one else can beat! He has put up more photos and blogs and a new video on the website.
I hope you guys are enjoying this! My nerves are frayed already!

Next big worry is Mexicois there a safe route through?

Click here to see Nick's blogs and film
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:16 AM   #3
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Default Colombia!

Nick's in Colombia....will be very tight to get record....got 9 days to do 6 borders and 5,800 miles and cross the Andes and ....also.....piste and ...it's snowing in the south!
It will be a close thing but he is so hungry for it.

More photos, video and blog on his website today. Click here
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:45 AM   #4
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On an R1? I saw a video on this guy riding through mud that was around 2ft deep, is this the same guy?
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:33 AM   #5
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On an R1? I saw a video on this guy riding through mud that was around 2ft deep, is this the same guy?
You may be thinking of the crazy Dutchman, Sjaak Lucassen (? sp). Here is a link: YouTube - R1 - SJAAK Congo Exhaust

Anyway, best of luck to Nick is his quest!
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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Those guys are nuts.

And I mean that in a good way.
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