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Old 01-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #10186
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James west interview

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=vjXBh...%3DvjXBhsDJyeE
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #10187
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Dakar Rally Race report- Johnny Campbell
219km Liaison
112km special
228km Liaison

Today's stage was a continuation of the marathon stage from yesterday.
We had no assistance from yesterday with the bike maintenance-
tires-nothing. I swapped my wheel with Helder as I had conserved it well
to give him the best advantage. We slept in a gymnasium on concrete
floors, snoring smelly riders, and plenty of late night farting from
the 200 dirty dirt bikers.

It rained like crazy. We had a long Liaison in the morning as they cancelled the first special due to
flash flooding. When I arrived at the start of the special Helder's
road book switch had stopped working. We robbed the one from my bike
for him which meant I would have to scroll my road book manually by
hand. This is a risky maneuver having to take your hand off the bar to
scroll. On top of that I was carrying a quart of oil, amongst other
emergency items, Pizzolito's tools, because he left them for Helder as
he had to start the stage, and was running Helder's half slick tire from the previous day.

On top of that I was starting off the line 74th next to a quad. Haha! Well I used every bit as an advantage today as it had rained and there was no dust. In fact it was pouring and lightning during the stage. I liked the odds so I just rode. The terrain was awesome fresh washes, flash flooding, lightning, off piste cross country , I was having a blast catching and passing riders 1 by 1. I arrived to a tricky navigation section and there were lines everywhere. I passed what I thought might be the trail but my mileage was a little off so I went to where my mileage said the trail should be but it was
incorrect so I turned back and found the right trail.

I also looked
ahead and took a slightly different line then everyone Elsa to the
next waypoint. This proved advantageous as I arrive to the finish
physically 20th but they told me I was 2nd on corrected time! No road
book switch, bald tire and all. I would have never thought I would be
on the podium as a water boy or at anytime for that matter at Dakar on
a bike! Well you might think it heroic and I will definitely relish in
the moment but hey sometimes the tortoise wins or almost wins, right?
Big thanks to the HRC staff for keeping us going day after day. Bike
and body. Much needed day off tomorrow in Tucuman, Argentina. Day
after tomorrow we start the final week and every day is like a Baja
500 for the next 7 days. Super exhausted going to sleep.

Adios Amigos!
Love,
Johnny

GO Johnny GO
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #10188
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Good thing it's rest day. Some of you must be sooooo tired from jumping to conclusions.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #10189
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GO Johnny GO


congrats to Pyndon too!

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #10190
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good thing it's rest day. Some of you must be sooooo tired from jumping to conclusions.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #10191
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So, I wouldn't be so quick to judge the entire person, or his overall character by what you see in the media, or by whatever happens in the heat of a race. I don't understand why cheering for one person means you have to assisinate the character of another person based on what you see in of all places...on the internet!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #10192
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What was the expulsion for in bikes??
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #10193
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What happened to the boxes the organization carries?

Both Pyndon (from this year) and Ned (from last year's race) have mentioned sleeping on the ground with little to no bedding on the Marathon stage. What happened to the boxes that the ASO used to carry to every bivouac for the riders (that they normally kept sleeping bag, mat, and tent in)? Didn't they used to carry the spare wheel sets as well?
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #10194
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:08 PM   #10195
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It's not just annoying...it's freakin GAY!
I get the feeling that it's only worn when the camera is on him. I've seen him rip it off his head with a small amount of disgust for it as the camera pans away after an interview is over.

Also, Nasser's interviews both in Dakar and other events have always made me think he was a spoiled brat. Someone that had no mechanical sympathy for the cars and frankly, didn't know much about what they took to keep going. This year he's different. He's talking about his own issues and his shortcoming that are holding him back. He's also talking about the good and not-so-good points about the buggy and seems to have a good idea of what it's really capable of and he's trying to not overdrive it. Seems to be a better sportsman this year. Good for him.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:08 PM   #10196
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In spanish. Antonio VAlero, last interviewee describes in a few seconds what is the race.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #10197
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Here's the CdP engine grab yesterday.

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #10198
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Wow!!! That's the kind of Rider to Rider assistance I like to see in the Dakar.

Swapping engines doesn't even come close, well unless 114 roosts the tow guy as soon as he's clear of the mud....
I have to disagree, it is part of the dakar spirit to be able to work out a deal where someone will give you his good engine for your broken one. then with only manual tools to swap an engine and ride a special the next day with some great results. and all of that is after a days ride.
This deal was not struck on the ground between the guys.
As for the work he has done on his own with manual tools.
He has his franch moments and that 80's look but boy he is as part of the dakar as any other legend.
That been said i still like comas attitude more, he tends to be more latin.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #10199
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I get the feeling that it's only worn when the camera is on him. I've seen him rip it off his head with a small amount of disgust for it as the camera pans away after an interview is over.
Senior Manager in RedBull "You have to wear a redbull hat"
CDP "But i am franch, we dont wear duckbills"
SM: "So take this 80's bandana instead"
CDP: "ok at least i not look like bloody american"
SM: "Sign here please"

After the first TV broadcast

CDP: "Oh mondio, what have i done!!"
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #10200
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IMHO, all the riders this year are just legends.


Some are even angels.

Take a great rest and see you all on Tuesday!
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