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Old 01-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #916
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Thanks, Ted

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Just finished dinner with Ned and Neil (Bluebullk), Ned has hit the tent, bike is being worked on, etc

Last big day tomorrow, the end is in sight

Wind died down and the blowing sand has stopped, it was quite miserable for a while.

Go!! Ned Go!!
Great to know you are there with Ned. Thanks so much for the news... we so appreciate it here on the home front! Here's to Lima!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #917
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Ted,

I see the top racers w/ 2 drinking tubes sticking out of their jackets. Any idea of what the set up is? Are they using a camelback type device?

Are the water reservoirs in the jackets or attached to the body armor?

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #918
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Just finished dinner with Ned and Neil (Bluebullk), Ned has hit the tent, bike is being worked on, etc

Last big day tomorrow, the end is in sight

Wind died down and the blowing sand has stopped, it was quite miserable for a while.

Go!! Ned Go!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #919
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Ted, your reporting is priceless, can't thank you enough, it's as though we were riding along in the truck. Speaking of the truck, I'm wondering what it smells like in there. I have to imagine that at times it's pretty rank on those 100deg days.. I also remember reading somewhere about a thousand pages ago that you guys were unable to find a decent cup of coffee. Does that mean Robb drank all the good stuff from home already? I'd think that with Niles gone, it would have lasted a little longer.

Your description of Robby's camp really brings home how serious that guy is. With a drive like that, it's no wonder he's able to do as well as he does. Many successful people I know are the same way. Not always the most fun people to be around, but they sure get a lot done.

Charlie, It's great to have you along for the ride too. So, where does the truck go after the race, back to Europe, or will it end up in SF?

Finally, What the hell are we all going to do when this is over, The let down will be harsh I might have to re read all the threads from the beginning again, that should keep me busy for another month or so
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #920
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Great to know you are there with Ned. Thanks so much for the news... we so appreciate it here on the home front! Here's to Lima!
And a second to that from momduro . . . he's got to be exhausted . . . Sleep well, Ned. Gettin' close . . . On to Lima!
(That ought to help!)
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #921
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My favorite comment from last year's F5 thread came in a discussion about some (non-Dakar) professional rider. Someone's response was along the lines of, "He's good, but he's no Annie Seel."

Funny cause it's true!
Some MX freak was talking about how James Stewart would kick every ones butt because he is so bad ass.

"James Stewart is no Annie Seel"

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #922
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Speaking of the truck, I'm wondering what it smells like in there. I have to imagine that at times it's pretty rank on those 100deg days.
There is a little info on that in Tim's write-ups on his Baja Bound Adventures FB page. Pretty funny stuff.

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #923
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Just finished dinner with Ned and Neil (Bluebullk), Ned has hit the tent, bike is being worked on, etc

Last big day tomorrow, the end is in sight

Wind died down and the blowing sand has stopped, it was quite miserable for a while.

Go!! Ned Go!!
Thanks Ted!!!

Great reporting from the bivvy. Brings us right there.


Damn exciting Ned is so close to the finish!!!

GO NED!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #924
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This thread is awesome. Thanks Ted for the commentary and thanks to Tim for the expertise wrenching skills to keep Ned alive and running smooth.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #925
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Some MX freak was talking about how James Stewart would kick every ones butt because he is so bad ass.
IDK if he'd even finish. Probably take out half the field first though
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #926
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My favorite comment from last year's F5 thread came in a discussion about some (non-Dakar) professional rider. Someone's response was along the lines of, "He's good, but he's no Annie Seel."

Funny cause it's true!
That is great!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #927
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #928
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I miss annie
She's back in 2013 - this time in the car category:
http://anniedakar.wordpress.com/
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #929
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Robby Gordon

I admire Robby; he's got his own mind for the car (I wish he'd build something 4x4 just for Dakar), drives like crazy and has to compete against the organisers (any American is persona non grata, I reckon; Danny LaPorte was a once slip by them) as well as better resourced teams. He's got the Colin McCrae "nutter" factor you need. Peterhansel is more "slow poison", cool and calculating.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:06 AM   #930
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I miss annie
Me too. She's had some great Dakar moments....

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