The Dakar website leaves a little to be desired, and most of the locals in the area didn't really know where to be.... but there were tons of people lining the surrounding streets and waving at anyone on a bike, rally car or mega truck. It was that way all the way back to Santiago. I love the fact that people just hung around on the highway all day, waving hands and Chilean flags.
PorkandCorn (aka Fritz) and I gringo-d our way into the VIP area and got to watch some of the special. Pretty damn cool I must say.
Bear - Stovepipe