Dakar 2012 - Official Event Coverage - THANK YOU all Lurkers and Posters!!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Just so I get registered, no chance of an F5 podium finish this year.



    :pynd
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  2. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    priceless info
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  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  4. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Well, I was originally planning on taking the first two weeks of Jan off this year to follow properly, but work took care of that... Planning on joining in the wee hours as much as I can though! Wish I could be down there shooting photos and video. Need to get on that for next year... I'm sure you wouldn't mind a fellow Canuck experienced in photography and video no? :evil
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  5. cvlighthouse

    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Hayduke, I'm still waiting for my shirt?
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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Then 2014... add brazil to the mix maybe...?


    I think Dakar "south america" has got a lot of potential for the coming years...

    for the folks who think the event is going "home"... don't book any tickets to Africa just yet... :wink:
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  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    The GIANT symbol in the background (and small on the jacket) of this years shirt is just for you!

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  9. MODNROD

    MODNROD Wheat and Sheep

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  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  11. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Both those pics had me spew beer all over my keyboard, especially this one. :photog
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  12. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Its been rumored for a while now that Bolivia would be included in the mix in 2013, and the Peru will be left out. I think that will change after this years Peru experience. I'm predicting 4 countries Argentina, into Bolivia into Peru in to Chile to finish at Valpariso.

    I Don't think we will see Brazil for a while yet.
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  13. biggles0449

    biggles0449 Been here awhile

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    Well... it seems luck is going against alot of the entrants for this years' Dakar. Bikes going to wrong countries [Quinn Cody], Bikes not being shipped to final destiniation [South Africans], and now to add to the list.. Dakar Team GB had their villa broken into, whilst at scrutineering.

    Laptops, helmet cams, knee braces, boots, riding kit, laptops.. the lot. Sounds bloody awful, really hope they have some way of finding a solution.

    If anyone has any contacts in the area that are able to assist with locating equipment that can act as a replacement, please reply or PM so I can forward any info.

    Appreciate any help that can be offered

    Ben
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  14. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    Me too. I am pretty sure Brasil will be out for a while mainly because of the dos sertoes deal.

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  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    ok, I didn't think subtlety was your forté but that's pretty good, I guess that means I have to order one now doesn't it? I guess I'll let you drop over for a beer now:wink:

    good thing I didn't read that 10 minutes ago:lol3
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  16. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    Jacket? PM me the info pls.

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  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :lol3 On the rider's jacket on the design, I mean.
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  18. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    Quote from Troy Safari Carpenter
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  19. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Stanley Spadowski!

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  20. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    I dont know how ASO calls that. In sailing this would be a DNC or DNS.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    A3 ABBREVIATIONS FOR SCORING RECORDS

    These abbreviations are recommended for recording the circumstances that determine a score:

    DNC Did not come to the starting area
    DNS Did not start
    OCS On the course side of the starting line and failed to comply with rule 29.1 or rule 30.1
    DNF Did not finish
    RET Retired after finishing
    DSQ Disqualified
    DND Disqualification not discardable because of rule A1.3
    RDG Redress given
    ZPG Z flag penalty given
    ...................................................................................................................................................
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