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Old 01-02-2006, 11:53 AM   #61
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Does anyone know what the DAF Deroy Trucks failed inspection on? That's a lot of disqualified trucks.
They mentioned improper documents and some improper equipment on the trucks.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:05 PM   #62
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Amazing - Caldecott gets to win the third stage - and only heard he was going about 10 days ago! This guy is something else.

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After clocking the fastest times at all CPs, Andy Caldecott has won the first African special of the rally. In a final time of 3h21’11", the Aussie beats Andy Grider by 3’04". Third is title holder Cyril Despres at 3’07". Overall leader before the day’s stage, Isidre Esteve lost 11’12" on the day.
That's great for Caldecott. I wonder how his conditioning is going to be as they get deeper into Africa. With such short notice I wonder if he let his training go by the wayside in the interim.
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:20 PM   #63
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That's great for Caldecott. I wonder how his conditioning is going to be as they get deeper into Africa. With such short notice I wonder if he let his training go by the wayside in the interim.

Your right, Andy hasn't ridden competively since the 05 Dakar, our 05 Aus Safari was cancelled. Fingers crossed he can keep going well, a friend of mine spent a weekend riding with Andy in mid Nov and he didn't know about riding the Dakar then and was planning another private effort in 2007. Andy doesn't make his living from riding, he runs a bike shop in a country town and works full time so even when he knows he's competing he doesn't get as much training as the Repsol / Gauloise / Red Bull teams who seem to spend a month or 2 training in various deserts around the world. I'd love to see him be able to put the same time into training and prep as the other fast guys and see what he could do then !!

Hopefully he can perform this year and get picked up by a team early for 07, he told my friend it was almost impossible to get a team ride as normally Repsol and Gauloise only take french / Spanish riders and Red bull only Americans
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:24 PM   #64
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Does anyone know anything about the Meoni stickers? I think there was a shot in the first episode where they were unloading a box that said Meoni on the side. Then later I saw what looked to be a Meoni sticker on one of the bikes. Anyone have any more info? Would love to get my hands on one.

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Old 01-02-2006, 07:43 PM   #65
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Your right, Andy hasn't ridden competively since the 05 Dakar, our 05 Aus Safari was cancelled. Fingers crossed he can keep going well, a friend of mine spent a weekend riding with Andy in mid Nov and he didn't know about riding the Dakar then and was planning another private effort in 2007. Andy doesn't make his living from riding, he runs a bike shop in a country town and works full time so even when he knows he's competing he doesn't get as much training as the Repsol / Gauloise / Red Bull teams who seem to spend a month or 2 training in various deserts around the world. I'd love to see him be able to put the same time into training and prep as the other fast guys and see what he could do then !!

Hopefully he can perform this year and get picked up by a team early for 07, he told my friend it was almost impossible to get a team ride as normally Repsol and Gauloise only take french / Spanish riders and Red bull only Americans
IMHO Caldecott has more ability than anyone. Whether its natural or earned or both, I don't know. Plus he's 40 or 41. To not train or be on a rallye bike for 6 months and win on such a fast and difficult stage today is utterly amazing!
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:53 PM   #66
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Impressive ride by Caldecott. At 40+ and being invited in at the last minute - with no training - is quite the feat.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:08 PM   #67
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Does anyone know if there is a BMW HP2 in the Race?
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:12 PM   #68
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Does anyone know if there is a BMW HP2 in the Race?
Yes all one cylinder of it on the F650.

Seriously, no large displacement twins this year..
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:10 PM   #69
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Slomoto,

The Sentinel is an active alarm that is used to warn bikers (and car drivers) of approaching cars and trucks from behind. Cars and trucks can signal others, bikers just have a receiver. Some of the car drivers, particularly former bikers like Stephan P. and Jutta, use them well and religiously. Others just blast by in the silt without a care.

Gary Ennis broke a leg very near the end of the Rally last year because of a passing car that neglected to signal the Sentinal. The Sentinal was new last year, and many bikers suspected it as the cause for draining the new KTM batteries. This led to widespread disconnecting of the power to these devices by most KTM riders in the beginning of the Rally.

To address your Sentinal distraction question, in the first few stages, some riders would pull over whenever their Sentinel would go off, often almost 1 KM in front of a car signaling another rider far behind. I saw this as an opportunity: a quick look to see how far that car is behind and make a safe pass or two.

Last year, the 30 KPH speed limit zones were identified by an exclamation point in the middle of a small triangle on the GPS, blinking when approaching a village, and solid when in the village. You only know when you have a speed penalty (big Euros for large or multiple infractions) at the end of the day, after the last liason.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:41 PM   #70
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I'm thrilled for Andy Grider, overall 8th after stage 3.

Rode with him in Ouray; he and his dad, and Chris Blais, are some of the nicest guys you'll ever meet! Great riders too a

It would be awesome for Red Bull KTM USA to take home a podium finish!
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:06 AM   #71
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I hear rumors that the Hog Wild guys have had mechanical issues and are out of the race. ??

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Old 01-03-2006, 01:17 AM   #72
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:02 AM   #73
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Stage 4 results

STAGE 4 RESULTS

RANKING SCRATCH BIKE Pos. N° Name Make Time Variation Penalty
1 003 ESTEVE PUJOL (ESP) KTM 04:13:01 00:00:00
2 002 COMA (ESP) KTM 04:13:29 00:00:28
3 004 DE GAVARDO (CHI) KTM 04:18:16 00:05:15
4 001 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 04:19:51 00:06:50
5 008 CASTEU (FRA) KTM 04:28:42 00:15:41
6 010 CALDECOTT (AUS) KTM 04:30:45 00:17:44
7 012 FRETIGNE (FRA) YAMAHA 04:31:40 00:18:39
8 006 SALA (ITA) KTM 04:33:33 00:20:32
9 005 ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 04:34:34 00:21:33
10 007 DE AZEVEDO (BRE) KTM 04:37:25 00:24:24
11 160 FARIA (POR) KTM 04:37:38 00:24:37
12 009 BLAIS (USA) KTM 04:39:21 00:26:20
13 060 KATRINAK (SLQ) KTM 04:39:26 00:26:25
14 095 AGRA CARRERA (ESP) YAMAHA 04:40:59 00:27:58
15 128 AMARAL (POR) KTM 04:41:00 00:27:59


OVERALL RESULTS

RANKING OVERALL BIKE Pos. N° Name Make Time Variation Penalty
1 002 COMA (ESP) KTM 10:17:57 00:00:00
2 003 ESTEVE PUJOL (ESP) KTM 10:22:48 00:04:51
3 001 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 10:23:03 00:05:06
4 004 DE GAVARDO (CHI) KTM 10:25:09 00:07:12
5 008 CASTEU (FRA) KTM 10:37:32 00:19:35
6 010 CALDECOTT (AUS) KTM 10:37:38 00:19:41 02:00
7 012 FRETIGNE (FRA) YAMAHA 10:40:41 00:22:44
8 006 SALA (ITA) KTM 10:50:19 00:32:22
9 095 AGRA CARRERA (ESP) YAMAHA 10:51:32 00:33:35
10 009 BLAIS (USA) KTM 10:52:56 00:34:59
11 005 ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 10:53:04 00:35:07
12 014 DUCLOS (FRA) KTM 10:54:13 00:36:16
13 128 AMARAL (POR) KTM 10:54:23 00:36:26
14 060 KATRINAK (SLQ) KTM 10:55:49 00:37:52
15 179 PELLICER (ESP) KTM 10:56:27 00:38:30
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:36 AM   #74
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Interesting thing regarding these first 4 stages: None of the theoretical advantages of the smaller and lighter bikes have proven right. The Yamaha's are still nowhere near the KTM's. One thing is sure though, 90% of the top riders are on the KTM's.

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Old 01-03-2006, 07:17 AM   #75
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According to Irritrack, Charlie Rauseo seems to have some problem in today stage. He has not been moving for a while??? Anybody heard something about it?
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