2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

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  1. Bluebull2007

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  2. too old

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    Shit - 6 hours sleep and 6 pages, just off to play golf, god (or JC :rofl) only knows what it will be like when I get back?
    Interesting prologue later though, still don't know it it's open book or segregated elite- certainly going to put the cat amongst the pigeons though, as we say up north. :clap:clap
  3. johnBOYhenson

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    who's the tallest rider, who's the shortest?

    who's the youngest, who's the oldest?

    thanks.
  4. Sylvia

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    G'Day Neil,
    I'm up the coast chilling.:lol3

    Not long now.
  5. PackMule

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    Not long at all...

    Pyndon just got back from the riders' briefing, and I just got off the phone with him. :D


    We catch up with Lyndon for an interview just after he returns from the riders' briefing on the eve of the race, and get some insight into what's on his mind. Sounds like his head is in the right place! Get some rest tongiht, Lyndon, and enjoy the journey tomorrow!

    [​IMG]

    Photo credit: Kevin Muggleton to Dakar FB


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    Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/rallyraidio/13D02.mp3



    :freaky
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    Well i have the actual ADV app itself, tapatalk is just a forum assistance app, im just curious if its worth having as well as the actual ADV app, since tapatalk you have to actually pay for?
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> On the Red Bull motorsports site there is a story about Factory KTM testing their bikes with riders before the rally begins.

    http://www.redbull.com/en/motorspor...704/2013-dakar-diary-we-ve-landed-on-the-dune

    The most interesting part is that the article states that despite Marc Coma not being be able to battle Depres this year, Coma has been coaching Kurt Caselli in order to get him ready for the rally. It reads:

    Cyril will not have the chance to continue his rivalry with Marc Coma at the upcoming Dakar because his KTM team-mate has been forced to pull out due to injury. However, that has not stopped Marc from making the trip to Peru where he is using his Dakar know-how to mentor his replacement.

    “I have been trying to transmit my experience to Kurt Caselli because everything is new for him. The races he has been doing are completely different from this but to be honest every type is racing is different when compared to the Dakar.”

    Could it be that Coma wants to do whatever he can not only to help Caselli, but also to increase the pressure on Depres?
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  10. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Yes Tapatalk is well worth the coupla bucks on my Android phone. I have shown other local folks how much easier it is to browse ADVrider with it vs in a phone browser, which is slow and clunky and you can't see as much. They switched over and really like it. TapaTalk makes it much easier and faster to view and reply and is "sized" for smartphones.

    What is the "actual ADV app"?

    The Dakar app is for Dakar.com
  11. Bluebull2007

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    Hello Packmule, was wondering when you would show up :wave

    I think now all we need is Brimstone and we are good to go.

    Stage 1

    Special start (local GMT -5) 11h40

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    Here is the route, not difficult to work out this time, thanks to the map provided by the organisation. Anticlockwise, in red, its more of a short endurance loop with a few dune crossings, its in a zone frequented by dune buggies and rails. I normally dont put this stuff out the day before but given the tail of the field are opening the course, I dont think they have the means to make this useful by this time...

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    In respect of getting a more precise picture out there of each special I think it is going to be very difficult this year.

    Looks like they are going to screw the Google earth mapping nuts (like me), by duping everyone into where the Dakar special is not going to be running by publishing even more inaccurate maps. I have spent the past hour trying every which way to get some proper maps and distance tables off the official website, like IL SS FL etc - no can do, not even on the french site. Any bright sparks out there have a hotline to someone who can help us from the ASO? :dunno

    What I have found are some basic maps, but none of the usual long sections with the distances...:cry Im hoping against hope that they actually publish them in some kind of live popup on the day..otherwise we will have a lot of F5ers twiddling thumbs...The maps are a joke with only the liaisons being more precisley shown but the specials with a only a very vague flamboyant line, which I do not believe is anything line the actual route except the general direction over the course of the route.

    So you see what I mean look at Stage 2 & 3 below, both start from the same bivouac near Pisco

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    Im getting ahead of myself I know. :bluduh
  12. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Can't tell Team F5 to slow down, that would be like telling RG to slow down in the Hummer! :lol3
  13. Bluebull2007

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    For sure he would never say it openly, I would think Coma would want anyone to win except Despres - given his situation. Maybe not "want" - prefer might be a better word. If Despres wins Coma has two to wins to catch up - very very difficult I would think.

    Whether Coma thinks that person is Caselli, I doubt it - Kurt is a great rider but he is a rookie to this race, and that will work against him as he gets to grips with the navigation.
  14. ararat

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    make it start, make it start, make it start....
    :y0!
  15. dragonrcr

    dragonrcr Adrenal Gland Eater

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    The Actual ADV app is ADV browser style on your phone but with its own independent "browser" the text is small, double tapping the screen zooms in, its actually fairly decent (on my phone, some of the reviews say otherwise on other phones), but if tapatalk makes it more convenient then ill check it out, thanks for the info!
  16. Bluebull2007

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    How many posts did last years pre Dakar thread get to? I thought about half of this right? :D

    I wonder if Doyle is going to shut this one down at the top of the hour...
  17. Spark Plug

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    Only nine pages to go for the century.

    Come on F5 the start/finish is this way!!

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  18. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I looked up that "ADV" app in the Play Store and it's not commissioned by ADvrider, and comments say it's just an ad wrapper and hard to post or reply in it. I did check it out, TapaTalk is way better. :thumb
  19. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    56 pages. One of us will flip the thread switch a little closer to start time.
  20. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Dakar app countdown timer says 11 hours 41 minutes to GO!!!
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