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Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 907,084
Posted By BigBearJoe
I've often wondered if some of the guys from...

I've often wondered if some of the guys from Europe or even elsewhere come to the Dakar with little to absolutely no desert or sand dune riding experience and find themselves completely out of their...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 907,084
Posted By BigBearJoe
Dakar participants not up to snuff?

I was struck by a question this year. From those with first-hand experience; are there some Dakar Moto participants who are fundamentally unprepared for what lies ahead and are doomed to failure from...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 907,084
Posted By BigBearJoe
I think it also speaks to the quality of the...

I think it also speaks to the quality of the cliff notes this year. From my perspective there was a definite uptick in quality with the cliff notes and therefore fewer reasons to come to the firehose.
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 907,084
Posted By BigBearJoe
#4: There are a lots of Monday morning...

#4: There are a lots of Monday morning quarterback/couch riders who engage in assumptive speculation as part of their enjoyment of the sport/event. It's just not always completely harmless.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 907,084
Posted By BigBearJoe
it seems to be Italian. From Google translate… ...

it seems to be Italian. From Google translate…

David Castera - technical director of the Dakar - responds to the controversy raised in recent days regarding the special stage on January 12, the...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 907,084
Posted By BigBearJoe
Very cool! Worked for me and now saved to my...

Very cool! Worked for me and now saved to my desktop.
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,303
Posted By BigBearJoe
Lori Conway? It's one of the brand spanking new,...

Lori Conway? It's one of the brand spanking new, not even available to the American public yet, Honda XR400s.

EDIT: Hey Damon, I just checked your Facebook photo album for this event and there's...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 911,529
Posted By BigBearJoe
Hogwild has already developed, perfected, tested,...

Hogwild has already developed, perfected, tested, patented, and sold that technology to the NSA!
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 911,529
Posted By BigBearJoe
Yes, I generally agree with that. If a Dakar...

Yes, I generally agree with that. If a Dakar rider (such as Mike Johnson for instance) doesn't show a presence here on ADV it's somewhat understandable that he hasn't developed a familiarity with the...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 911,529
Posted By BigBearJoe
France 3 "Journal of the Dakar" on now. Hope...

France 3 "Journal of the Dakar" on now.

Hope the guy with heat exhaustion is okay.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 911,529
Posted By BigBearJoe
Scenes of amazing frustration, exhaustion, and...

Scenes of amazing frustration, exhaustion, and carnage on France 4 just now.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 911,529
Posted By BigBearJoe
Notice how the 162 km point of confusion is 18 km...

Notice how the 162 km point of confusion is 18 km from the previous direction. That's a long way to go and a lot of accumulated inaccuracy to be looking for a landmark. Not surprising they had...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 911,529
Posted By BigBearJoe
Did you notice in the longshot from the...

Did you notice in the longshot from the helicopter, there are no less than four photographers sticking their cameras in Paulo's face but not a single person attempting to put out the fire or be of...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,407
Posted By BigBearJoe
Isn't it because he lost his ride with Speedbrain...

Isn't it because he lost his ride with Speedbrain because the team dissolved/merged with Honda?
Forum: Racing 10-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,388
Posted By BigBearJoe
Such sad and tragic news. But a life fully lived...

Such sad and tragic news. But a life fully lived no doubt.

Does anyone here have the ability to connect his friends and family to this thread so that they can hopefully find comfort in our well...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,772
Posted By BigBearJoe
First off I'll start with my disclaimer. I am...

First off I'll start with my disclaimer. I am about to brag about and revel in my past glories. I consider my race record in the Vegas to Reno to be one of the top highlights of my entire amateur...
Forum: Racing 06-19-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,110
Posted By BigBearJoe
<S>#</S>DesafioRuta40...

<S>#</S>DesafioRuta40 (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DesafioRuta40&src=hash): Bikes.Pizzolito flats out and gets and advantage of 13m over Rodrigues. At CP1 he won the SS....
Forum: Racing 06-19-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,110
Posted By BigBearJoe
Not just dots, MOVING dots! Ooh… Aah…

Not just dots, MOVING dots!

Ooh… Aah…
Forum: Racing 04-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,303
Posted By BigBearJoe
Very cool. Yes, that was the route for 1995....

Very cool. Yes, that was the route for 1995. Interesting to see the distances listed in kilometers. Not surprising, just interesting to do the math and have the information again and miles.
Forum: Racing 04-25-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
PAL is such a fantastic warrior. The guy is like...

PAL is such a fantastic warrior. The guy is like the Energizer Bunny and I'm sure he will heal and keep on going. It's always comforting to see him running near the front of the pack year after year...
Forum: Racing 04-25-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
Okay, now this is really getting ridiculous. On...

Okay, now this is really getting ridiculous. On today's Stage 3, the top four riders finished within TWO seconds of each other. What's the point? They might as well call this a long, difficult dual...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
And now the fifth, sixth, and seventh riders (QC,...

And now the fifth, sixth, and seventh riders (QC, Chavo, and the other guy) came into PC 3 within 20 seconds of each other.:snoreagain.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
Interestingly, the tracker seems to be reporting...

Interestingly, the tracker seems to be reporting the locations/speeds of the top four riders at the exact same moment so you can compare actual on the ground position between them.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
Great! The top four came into PC 3 and you could...

Great! The top four came into PC 3 and you could have covered them with a 31 second blanket.:snore:snore

PAL has been stationary for about the last half hour. Hope it's nothing serious.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
Chavo seems to be doing well. Only four minutes...

Chavo seems to be doing well. Only four minutes down on the lead pack through PC 1.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
And they're off… Hopefully not for another game...

And they're off… Hopefully not for another game of follow the leader.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
OMG I really thought this was supposed to be a...

OMG I really thought this was supposed to be a race! If you check the arrival times for the second leg you will see that at PC 2 the top five arrived within 1:30 of each other, at PC 3 within 22...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
Start, Checkpoint, and Finishing Times...

Start, Checkpoint, and Finishing Times (http://vulcain.iritrack.net/tdcom/posi/qatar2013/web/index.php/display/index//pstart/1)
Forum: Racing 04-23-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
QC continues to move steadily to the finish but...

QC continues to move steadily to the finish but he is only moving about 25-50 mph. Will be interesting to hear the story.
Forum: Racing 04-23-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,097
Posted By BigBearJoe
Looks like Chaleco was the one leading the way...

Looks like Chaleco was the one leading the way into CP one and then the top five promptly latched onto each other and rode together all the way to the finish and finished within seconds of each...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
I take it back. Sam's exhaust was using different...

I take it back. Sam's exhaust was using different canister clamps than Helder's. And yes, upon looking more closely you can see that exhaust canister has slid way back and up such that the...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
See what I mean.

See what I mean.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
I'm thinking it's Photoshop. I believe the...

I'm thinking it's Photoshop. I believe the exhaust canister is attached at at least two points. Even if it came loose at the main pipe connection it would still just hang there dangling.
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
Sam holds on for the last step of the podium....

Sam holds on for the last step of the podium. Excellent job!
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
Not that I was rooting for him, but really…...

Not that I was rooting for him, but really… Speedy loses a five day race by 32 seconds. WTF!
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
Sam and Coma are definitely riding together as...

Sam and Coma are definitely riding together as they arrived 16 seconds apart at CP 2.
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
I know full well that this is the nature of rally...

I know full well that this is the nature of rally racing and it's been this way forever, but this example of "tactics" of who starts where and everybody just catching up to the front runner and...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
I think this is just a language issue....

I think this is just a language issue. "Non-respect" is just a way of saying "violated the rule".


Regardless, it's just a lousy way for this to all finish up.

I'll be rooting for Sam tomorrow...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
Rodrigues gives in at sixth for the stage....

Rodrigues gives in at sixth for the stage. Doesn't look like anyone else will get between Coma And Sam.
Forum: Racing 04-09-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,886
Posted By BigBearJoe
Rodriguez is due at any moment. It will be...

Rodriguez is due at any moment. It will be interesting to see how he splits the top runners.
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