2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

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  1. Myway

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    I dont think its as bad as they say. This topic always comes up every year, and frankkly its a desert folks, there tons of shells and old whales and other crap that is in that sand, washed up and blown inland by the strong sea breezes. People only have to look harder to find more of them. Seriously there are much bigger environmental problems in Peru and Chile to be looking at. Like cities. and poisoned rivers.
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    Same as you, Eastern time zone. I'll dig out the real times later tonight...Pizza calls now. Gotta feed the kids.
  8. Bluebull2007

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    From FB

    David Reeve's Zambia Dakar 2013 Challenge #102

    Over four hours of technical control, admin checks and podium appearance, bike is in parc Ferme and David and Ingo are having dinner. Tomorrow is riders briefing and assistance crew briefing and photo session of all the riders, at the Yacht club in Lima. Then it all kicks off on Saturday morning from Lima to Pisco approx 250 Km

    Trust the Zambian to find the only grass about to park his bike on :lol3

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    Brutal, simply brutal F5pre-event pace! :knary

    In meetings all day, and I'm hopelessly behind. Like Jurassic I'm away from the big computers this weekend and will have to survive through TapaTalk and Dakar Android app until Sunday afternoon. :cry

    Doubt I can run even F5assistance this year. I'm pretty sure you have to take two weeks off work to even be in the F5 Top 10 these days. At least I will be nabbing the torrents and watching for PM's RallyRAIDio. :thumb

    You guys rock on! TSC hilarious as always and all the info from the others is well appreciated and now Micha's awesome tracker is back again, it's going to be a freakin' good Rally!!!

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    Pity to hear that cyborg. Pop in when you can, I have always enjoyed and valued your comments. :thumb
  11. Deadly99

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  13. ric678

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    ok the briefing shoulda started we need news!!
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    Morning Sylvia :wave

    Ric: We wont get much new news now, except from maybe the Dakar site, because everyone will be getting back to thier hotels to do their road books and get an early night.
  16. ric678

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    so I should rest my f5 finger till the am.....and I have to work tomorrow....
    As this is my first time trying to follow Dakar, How is the Android App?
    And of course I'll try to keep my f5 skills going during breaks in the driving :D
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    No idea how the app is but you should try and follow it, because by the time you get home you will likely have a thread of 500 posts to read. :evil

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    Well by the time I get home the rally will be done..truck driving fool with a laptop and internet access on the road, Hard to read it while driving :) but I can take as many breaks as I want to and try and keep up.

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    Little article on NBC Sports about the cars mostly
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    shit guys, slow down! it just took me 2 hrs to catch up.:deal this isn't even the f5irehose!
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    From the wilddog.za.net thread

    South African fast guys Riaan van Niekerk #40 and Darryl Curtis #37 with someone we all know well just yesterday.

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    Cyril Despres: "The harder it is, the happier I am"Interview by Bertrand Métayer | Posted on 01/04/2013, 09:28 (compliments of Google translate)

    San Rafael (Argentina) on January 2, 2012. French rider Cyril Despres, winner last year, is the favorite of Dakar, which starts tomorrow in Lima (Peru)

    Cyril Despres has produced a faultless performance in 2012 with three wins in three rallies in which he was engaged. Without his best opponent Marc Coma, who withdrew because of a shoulder injury, the Frenchman is the favorite for Dakar, which starts tomorrow in Lima, Peru. The defending champion, who admits to "never have felt so good before leaving", is aiming for a fifth title to his KTM.

    The package of Marc Coma means he is the Dakar you promised?
    No. For him, the Dakar is played on a camel grass, as we crossed thousands. When I said that now I'm all alone, it makes me smile a little. Of camel grass, rocks, climbs and descents, we'll have tons. A beautiful Dakar Dakar is also a fight with on the track and great opponents. There are others, but Marc, with three wins, it is not only a teammate but "the" greatest rival.

    If successful, you could match Cyril Neveu and get closer to six titles motorcycle Peterhansel. It motivates you?
    The records do not mean anything to me. I have great respect for Cyril Neveu and Stéphane Peterhansel, but I do not obsess beyond. I had so little chance of one day becoming a motorcycle rider, when I look back, I think it's just happiness. But I still want to prove, to show that I'm fast. There is not the adventure and scenery. This is the competition that motivates me. I always want to win the race ahead.

    Do you fear the journey particularly difficult this year?
    The harder it is, the happier I am. When we left the Atlantic coast of Argentina, we knew there were a few thousand miles fast, not very physical and with little navigation. Here, for the first time in several years, beginning in the sand dunes. That was the best part of the rally in 2012, a fantastic discovery. I do not expect to see landscapes as varied, wild and deserted. This is great, but not easy. We will live in the bath.

    There may be the case soon?
    Motorcycle, the level in the sand is louder, so it never does much damage. And I do not think the level is very difficult navigation. But we will go - 5 oC home to more than 30 ° C. We will find the sand after leaving the snow. The change will be quite brutal. In Lima, the atmosphere is more flip flops and sunglasses. For organizations, it will be very difficult. This may be a departure rally more complicated.

    Do you feel that the Dakar growing away from its original values ​​for adventure?
    We can say that the Dakar is changing, but it was still 9000 km to go. It was just a handlebar, helmet on head. It always freezes ass, then bursts of hot food and sand. When you find yourself at 5 am at 4000 meters altitude, it is 0 ° C, freeze the cables that you took a tablet of diuretic for not having a headache and you t 'stop every twenty minutes to urinate, you say that the values ​​of Dakar have perhaps not so much changed that.

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    From Simon Pavey:
    Dakar 2013 Final Pre Race Release

    As the final preparation for the 2013 Dakar comes to a head, the team headed south to make a final test in the sand and put together the final touches to the team. From there, the race bikes and assistance headed through scrutineering untroubled.
    With Team Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna’s second rider, Don Hatton, only joining up with the team for the first time in Lima, it was a great opportunity for him to bed in with the team and the bike and get the bike properly set up.

    Don Hatton – “ I couldn’t believe how great the bike was. I’ve done most of the major rally raids over the last seven years, on every type of bike, good, bad, ugly and this Husqvarna is really great. I struggled with the suspension settings at first, the front was tucking in the sand a lot, but we dialled a bit more sag in and the difference was huge. Everything about the bike is fantastic, the level of detail the team have gone too, the organisation and the atmosphere is awesome. I feel like a factory rider!”

    Simon heads into his ninth Dakar start, for the first time in a team built around himself and is more excited about the Dakar than ever before.
    Simon Pavey – “The whole team is fantastic, I couldn’t be happier. We’ve built this team from the ground up, everything is chosen by us. The whole bike is incredible, it’s so good to ride. It overshadows everything that we’ve ridden before, we’re so organised and it’s superb to see everything come together after scrutineering. Paul, Evan, Llel and Linley have done a great job, everything looks great, the guys have thought of everything and it’s great to be in a team with a common goal, we have no ego’s.
    It was superb to get the final shakedown done, to get one last ride in and set the bike up for the sand properly. We just don’t have sand that soft in the UK, so our setting was close, but not perfect. The Ohlins is so good as well, it fills us both with so much confidence.”

    The team start the first stage of the 2013 Dakar tomorrow morning, where they have a 250km ride out of Lima, heading south before taking part in the first special stage, just 13km.

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    I wonder who this might belong to? :D

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