2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

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  1. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Yawn. Are we going to go through the whole mud gate/ mustache BS this year too? I'm not specifically directing it at you Troy, but that stuff has been so beaten to death, it's not even funny anymore.

    That said, I'm very excited about the start. It's going to be a real mix-up. It's easy to speculate on which rider possesses the skill to get into the top ten, but it's the unpredictable elements that really make this any rider's year. It's too bad about your leg Bluebull. Bummer.

  2. Dakar Dan

    Dakar Dan Long timer

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    LOL...as is the anticipation of the lingerie appreciator!
    Thanks for your insights, Ned. Looking forward to the great race unfolding throughout January again.
  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    You're probably right... but until someone else f5ucks up at this coming years event, we just have to work with the material at hand I suppose... like a Volvo BBQ or a Belt tossing Qatari, the semi aquatic Mini road bump, a Redneck SPEED Supercharger or of course the ever popular "Scuse moi, I leave my gloves in ze bivouac" excuse... :evil (No, hang on that was 2011... more old news! :rofl)

    Maybe we'll just have to resort to heckling the Alberta rubber neckers in our midst, in order to keep ourselves amused until the 5th of january? :wink:

    Cheers f5er's... :1drink
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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Is that pre-post dakar news... or post-pre dakar news or what Doyle? :huh
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Sorry to hear this Neil. Hoping for a speedy recovery.
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    :ear
  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  8. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Earth shattering? Are we talking that pesky Chile Volcano erupting!
  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  10. too old

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    Robbie has traded the Hummer in for a Prius :lol3:lol3:lol3
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    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Neil, that's a really bugger about the leg, hope it's a clean break and heals ok

    I sympathise as this was me just before the 2012 Dakar, mind you it did mean I could fully participate in the 2012 F5 Dakar :D

    [​IMG]

    Suspected fracture of the tibial plateau (not good), luckily it turned out to me ligament and muscle damage only, although I didn't finish physio until September
  12. too old

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    + 1 +1+1 - going to hibernate for a year, well maybe not
  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    It may just involve a certain Frenchman but it doesn't involve retirement. :evil
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Cyril is driving RG's spare 2014. :lol3
  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Cyrils puchased the option on RG's clearance sale (2 x Hummers, an 18 wheeler kool aid box and all the redneck inflater systems you could ever need) and after the 2013 show he is starting his own auto team; l'equipe Hummér au Rouge Bull...? :D
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    I was to going to comment on what Doyle said, but the "post-Dakar" threw me for a loop. Maybe that's what it would take to get one on the podium. :lol3 I kid. The hummer actually looks fun to watch (unlike the VWs and Beemers, which are no doubt fast, but just kind of boring), and would no doubt be a scream to drive. Regardless, I care little for the cars, and would rather see a big-boy biker retiree step right on up to a Kamaz! Now that would be fun to watch!

    You wouldn't. I'm a nobody around here, plus, you wouldn't want me to cry on the advent of my birthday do you??
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  18. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    OK, I'll spill it...

    Helder's contract was only for Morocco and Dakar. Word has it that Cyril has done a deal with HRC and they will not pay for two top riders.

    :augie
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    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Wow, that's big.
  20. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Sheesh! That's a risky move. That would be like Sebastien Loeb quitting Citroen for VW in the WRC
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