Addc 2013 - Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Discussion in 'Racing' started by too old, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    From the looks of things on the tracker, the bikes are at the start and the cars are right behind them. Everybody's congregating in one place which I assume is the start of today's stage.

    Okay, it looks like everybody is congregated in one spot. What are they waiting for, it's nearly 11:30 AM in the morning.
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  2. stevecollie

    stevecollie Desert Racer

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    looks like everyone has gone direct to the fuel stop. I am guessing the weather is really shit down there limiting the helicopters from getting up in the air. It is raining really hard in Dubai and the direction of the wind is from Abu Dhabi.

    they will wait at the fuel stop until a further decision is made to continue with the stage or drive direct down the highway to the camp like we did last year when the fuel truck turned up late.
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  3. Camelz

    Camelz Adventurer

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    Yep that is right. Dust storm. We all at PC1. They will make the call in about 20 mins as to whether the bikes start.
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  4. Camelz

    Camelz Adventurer

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    Bikes NOT starting. Making their way to bivi now.

    :cry:cry:cry

    Cars may yet run in 60 mins.
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  5. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    what a pity :(
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  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    thats a real bummer.
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  7. Camelz

    Camelz Adventurer

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    Visibility improving and wind dropping so hopefully all will go well tomorrow.
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  8. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  10. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    From Pal Anders Ullevalseter's FB-page

    "Day 1 stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has been canceled due to bad weather. Desert rally was hit by a storm passing area and due to high winds made the organizers unfortunately had to cancel the stage.
    Today's stage was much asphalt and straight roads, so in that respect Pål Anders is happy that he'll start as number 39 in the morning (desert stage) instead of on asphalt.

    On the phone from Abu Dhabi he announces a good mood and recharge for good results tomorrow!"

    [​IMG]
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  11. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Eurosport 1 coverage should be starting any moment now. At the bottom of the hour.
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  12. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    60 % big dunes, all sand, starting at the back, I know where my money is today :freaky

    Go Sam :clap:clap:clap
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  13. zenjen

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    Get 'em, Sam!!
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  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Kuba took a detour it looks..

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  15. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Lets see if taddy follows him
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  16. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    On track at CP 1, but where are they heading, has Przgonski taken them all the long way round?
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  17. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    All taking that track, it must be the quickest route?:clap

    Go Sam :clap:clap:clap
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  18. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    :wave
    Hi, all!
    Just stumbled by and think I'll watch little blue dots jump about for a bit.
    GO SAM!
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  19. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Way to go, stage win for Sam :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    He passed everyone in the field except Przgonski - what a ride!!!:clap:clap:clap
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  20. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    WOW!
    What a ride!
    :clap:clap:clap
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