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Forum: Racing 01-19-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By coak
Francious Flick (not sure of the spelling) but if...

Francious Flick (not sure of the spelling) but if i recall correctly he was riding an XR400. Very wet stage...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By coak
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:28 AM
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Posted By coak
Out of interest Ned, what was the highest speed...

Out of interest Ned, what was the highest speed your bike achieved during a special stage? Can you recall?

Was it anywhere near 180?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By coak
Thanks for the insight VRRR. These speeds sounds...

Thanks for the insight VRRR. These speeds sounds much more reasonable (ie in Baja trim and on a paved surface). Maybe it was on a paved section, not on dirt where the 183 top speed in Dakar was...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:47 AM
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Posted By coak
HI Aussie66, Agree with you, in the context...

HI Aussie66,
Agree with you, in the context that the 660s will go 'faster' in soft sand but I very much doubt they would pull 183. On hard pack or the gravel link roads sure but in sand, I think...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:08 AM
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Posted By coak
I'm just surprised that they're getting such...

I'm just surprised that they're getting such awesome performance out of the small engines. I would have expected top speeds to be closer to 165kmph

Great that the small bikes are now going as...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 387
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Posted By coak
Yes great opportunity to learn (if he had the...

Yes great opportunity to learn (if he had the option) to stay on with the rally
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 12:01 AM
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Posted By coak
Can someone confirm for me whether this 183 is...

Can someone confirm for me whether this 183 is the max speed for the day?
Surely they can't be getting that much pace out of the Honda 450s?

Not unless it was down hill (& on tar)...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By coak
Looks like Cyril has finally pulled a small gap...

Looks like Cyril has finally pulled a small gap on Coma

Mind you, probably not enough that he won't soon catch him again in the dunes
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 05:23 AM
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Posted By coak
Could it be that she stopped to assist Israel...

Could it be that she stopped to assist Israel Esquerre when he had his incident?

She would have been reasonably close behind no?
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By coak
Loads of drama on the stage already.... shame...

Loads of drama on the stage already.... shame about spectator vehicles being on the track. Could have been much worse!

& on another note,
Fingers crossed for Laia, hopefully she's still racing...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 11:27 PM
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Posted By coak
Hi Bluebull, I've done the weighted average...

Hi Bluebull,

I've done the weighted average calc (based on total starters) and it came out to 37.8%

From this you could deduce that recent years (excluding 2014) have been easier than the...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 04:49 AM
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Posted By coak
Thanks GoTo Moto, I've used your data to...

Thanks GoTo Moto,

I've used your data to calculate the number of finishers to starters as a %.
Data is combined (ie data pre 2007 includes cars & trucks) but it still gives a good indicator as to...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By coak
+1 Awesome to follow the event this year - much...

+1
Awesome to follow the event this year - much more drama within the top 20 than prior years
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By coak
Does anyone have the attrition rates for bikes in...

Does anyone have the attrition rates for bikes in each Dakar - say for the past 20 years?
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By coak
Remaining Aussies are going well today

O'Connor 28th
Diener 31st
Roberts 40th
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By coak
Interesting...

Interesting...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By coak
Great to see Grabbo hasn't lost is sense of...

Great to see Grabbo hasn't lost is sense of humour!
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 05:28 AM
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Posted By coak
Sounds like CDP went the correct way and the...

Sounds like CDP went the correct way and the others got lost (including COMA)
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By coak
Michael Metge "This morning I gave Cyril my...

Michael Metge

"This morning I gave Cyril my word I’d give him some ‘prefect’ tyres this evening and I’m proud to say I was able to keep that promise. I started off really slowly, perhaps too...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 12:40 AM
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Posted By coak
My cyrstal ball for the next stage: Cyril to...

My cyrstal ball for the next stage:

Cyril to attack (using is 'new' tyres from his water boy)
Barreda to stick with CDP during the stage and attack in the final 50km

Coma to lose 5mins+ to JBB...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 12:11 AM
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Posted By coak
Now there's a great idea! And if the get some...

Now there's a great idea! And if the get some compassionate time back as well.. They could at least be contenders for top 10!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By coak
I would challenge the official if it didn't feel...

I would challenge the official if it didn't feel right or if there was no clear direction after the diversion

Tough call in the instance an official tells you to go a different direction.

If it...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By coak
I couldn't agree more!

I couldn't agree more!
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By coak
Shame about Grabbo & Sutherland today.... they'll...

Shame about Grabbo & Sutherland today.... they'll have to go for stage wins now!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By coak
Hi Troy, Yes still riding but I haven't...

Hi Troy,

Yes still riding but I haven't raced competitively for a couple of years now.
Glued to the Dakar though and of course, wishing I was 10 years younger (or even 20!)

10 years since my...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 03:43 AM
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Posted By coak
Stage 3

My money is on Coma for the stage win tomorrow & top 5 for Grabbo
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By coak
To all the Aussie competitors

Good Luck & Safe Racing

Can't wait to follow all the action....:ear
Forum: Australia 01-20-2013, 03:05 AM
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Posted By coak
Congratulations to all the aussies!

Fantastic event this year, and awesome to follow the daily updates.

The Aussie contingent did an amazing job - hopefully we'll see even more compete next year!

Matt Fish's 3rd on the stage was...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2013, 08:02 AM
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Posted By coak
Aussie riding together

Fish & Smithy riding together, as are Rod & Ben! (together through all the WPs)
Forum: Racing 01-18-2013, 06:49 AM
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Posted By coak
So Lopez is running 2nd outright now right?

So Lopez is running 2nd outright now right?
Forum: Racing 01-14-2013, 05:51 AM
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Posted By coak
No. 123 Rod Faggotter - problem?

Rod should have come through WP3 by now?

Hopefully he hasn't had a mechical (or worse still, a crash)
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 05:12 AM
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Posted By coak
Agreed, forgot that he hasn't come through WP4 yet

Agreed, forgot that he hasn't come through WP4 yet
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 05:10 AM
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Posted By coak
Cyril has made up a lot of time between WP3 &...

Cyril has made up a lot of time between WP3 & WP4! Now only 5:25 down
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 04:34 AM
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Posted By coak
Best of luck to all the Aussies!!! :clap

Best of luck to all the Aussies!!! :clap
Forum: Australia 01-02-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 67,908
Posted By coak
Wicked Hi SafariBerg, Hey, i'm not that old - was...

Hi SafariBerg,

Hey, i'm not that old - was only 25 when I competed in the 1998 Dakar!

Cheers
Coak
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14,634
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Posted By coak
Cyril leading by 37" at CP2

Cyril leading by 37" at CP2
Forum: Racing 01-09-2012, 11:08 PM
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Posted By coak
Hi PackMule, :wave Would love to but very long...

Hi PackMule, :wave
Would love to but very long odds of it happening unfortunately!

Too unfit, not riding enough (both situations which I could change if the lure of racing Dakar was there...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14,634
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Posted By coak
Wicked Mudgate = Drama day at Dakar

Interesting watching from the sidelines today....

Great to see the race is still 'on' with respect to Coma & Despres, BUT...

IMO it's not in the spirit of rally racing that the organisers...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 135,911
Posted By coak
Great stuff! Will be watching every moment...

Great stuff!

Will be watching every moment come January!
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