2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. charapa

    charapa Been here awhile

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  2. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Just watched the first episode.

    Anyone who tries the Dakar is a hero in my book - these guys are something else and a true inspiration.

    Will be watching their progress with great interest

    http://www.race2recovery.com/


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  3. DaveRMS

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    HAVE A VERY RALLY CHRISTMAS!

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  5. charapa

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  8. amazing ricardo

    amazing ricardo Piste Off

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    ..it's almost here...


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  9. Stagehand

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  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Cyril Duplo... :rofl
  11. Myway

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    Police in the DAKAR

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  13. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Aw Man, I scoured our son's collection for an appropriate Alien LEGO Head to mount on a rider, I guess Cyril Duplo beat me to it :rofl.

    Nice one!!!
  14. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    Yep Van Pelt senior has done the Dakar quite a few times, he even tried on an old model Husaberg. Motto : minimum support and do it yourself. I think jr is on a Honda.
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Well,
    I am sure Doyle has the fire hose ready and waiting for connection and Troy has the fire and a hole set and ready. Baldy might want to turn off a few features cause I am thinking this year will be a big one based on the interest so far. Counting the days... :clap

    Go the aussies (our biggest contingent).. Look out world.
  16. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Anyone heard if Mischa will be doing his thing again?
  17. Jurassic

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    I was wondering that as well. :hmmmmm
  18. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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  19. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    Obviously a bit biased here as I Am in Oz...but there are a couple of new boys in Dakar this year from Oz that look like they could make a mark. Fishy and Grabbo as they are known here; Matt Fish & Ben Grabham are two quite different types and going about there job in quite different ways. I would have to say that Ben has consistently shown greater speed on Australian soil than Matt but the latter has shown and been amongst some of the bigger Dakar names of late and impressed. I note that he even gets a mention by Cyril.
    Matt is also putting the hard yards in with his team. Ben on the other hand is doing it somewhat alone and coming off a serious back injury. BUT he is one tough little bugger and has a mental that pushes him past a lot of adversity.

    I wish them both the best of luck, cause if they get a bit do not be surprised to see them often in the video coverage.

    I agree (reluctantly) that the 450 rule has worked and if there are other countries that just have a couple of surprises like I think Oz will, it will be one of the classic Dakars.

    Good luck to them all...there will be some stories!

    I also forgot to mention Rod Faggoter who is with the Yamaha team. If he keeps everything together, look out!

    Cheers
    Pilbara


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  20. OmenF1

    OmenF1 wannabe explorer

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    Hey All

    Unsure if this is the place to ask this, but here we go :

    I am about 1m 77cm and reluctant to buy an enduro/cross bike because I think I will nog be able to get onto it..

    BUT check this guy : Olivier Pain http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/rider/009.html

    He is only 1m71 ! How does he get on that bike ?

    Even more if you see this picture : http://www.motosblog.fr/galleria/olivier-pain-a-gauche-de-david-fretigne

    Sorry if I just asked the dumbest question ever, just beginning to discover Dakar / off road racing etc -
    Forgive me my ignorance but I need to ask.

    br

    Omen
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