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

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

  1. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    barely 12 hours old and 6 pages already - this is going to be the most intense F5 season yet! :lol3
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  2. Sylvia

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    Go Rod, Go Dave, Go Team Berg!!

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  3. Flood

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    Thanks for the reminder, casiopea; One of my family members is among the Desaparecidos, disappeared on 27/11/1976.
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  4. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Fantastic photos Adrien! Big fan of your shooting! Wish I had access to race teams like you do!
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  5. ArthDuro

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    Thanks for the history reminder casiopea
    smugthugged this from c.vestal but I think it is appropriate
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  6. Stagehand

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    :frown sad history. All too recent.
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  7. ArthDuro

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    adrien thanks for the photos again, you just keep bringing it!

    I hope you have enough in the hidden archives to keep surprising us for the next 17 days
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  8. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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  9. bluesurf

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    Cyborg noob? Hmmm, not so much. He's a seasoned practitioner :deal

    Subscribed!
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  10. casiopea

    casiopea Adventurer

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    Nothing to thank for, I just thaught it wouldn´t bother to say something about this. Very sorry for your story, me and my brother were very close of being one of those missing people, along with my parents. Fortunately we are all here to help ones that are not, not to be forgotten.
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  11. Bluebull2007

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    That's 15 minute penalty for misreading the awards: Cyborg got the award for being the first hilarious post, not for being a noob. :D

    Wow its the 30th Dec and two penalties already! :freaky :lol3
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  12. Stagehand

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    HEy I have a stupid question, sorry if its in the wrong place:

    regarding Mousses: One does not bother to put air in the tires with mousses, right? They simulate 12lbs of pressure, so one would just plug the air valve hole? You also dont really need rimlocks with them, either, right?


    Edit: Nm, I got it, thanks
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  13. HogWild

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    No radios are allowed. They have a satellite tracking system with a built-in sat phone that connects directly to the race organization only (for emergency use only). The racers are not allowed to communicate with their support team during the racing sections (Specials), and they are only allowed help from other racers while in the Specials (no help from their crew). Crew members see them off from the bivouac in the morning, then see them again at the end of the day at the next bivouac. There is no radio or wireless intercom within cars or between vehicles. The cars have a wired intercom between driver and co-driver, but that's all.

    BUT, in reality, nearly every racer probably has a cell phone hidden in their pocket "just in case". It's not allowed in the rules, but they don't really check for that.
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  14. HogWild

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    Only if the support truck is a RACE truck. And NO, they can't "contact" them, they can only hope to be ahead of their "support" and be SEEN when that support comes by. I'm describing the rules, not what may actually be happening.

    Last year Robby Gordon dropped out of the race because he had a mechanical problem and could not call his other Hummer to come with parts.
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  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    actually the second driver didnt stop from what I saw.
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  16. HogWild

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    I talked to Steve LaRoza, the co-driver in the second Hummer. He said they were already ahead of Robby at that point because Robby had made a quick stop at a gas station or something to inspect the problem earlier, and they passed Robby but Robby didn't see them, so Robby thought they were still behind when in fact they were ahead.
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  17. GB

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    This came to the ADV admin email:

    Hi

    I was trying to post a message on your site but I am not a member.


    I am the wife of Jago Pickering, rider 180 in the Dakar.


    Here is a tweet message about their robbery. I thought that you might have some readers out watching or riding in the Dakar that might be able to help Toby and Jago in some way. See their website www.dakarteamgb.com for the latest tweets.


    Kind regards


    Lucy


    As if those ups and downs were not bad enough for many to endure, the Desert Racing/Team Dakar GB team of Tobias Younger and Jago Pickering have gone from one extreme to the other in the course of a few hours. From the highest highs of passing through registration cleanly and that feeling of finally clearing most hurdles en route to the adventure of a lifetime to the lowest of lows upon returning from that registration only to realize their rented villa had been broken into, robbing them of crucial riding gear, cameras, laptops, braces, boots, etc…
    Very quickly, Tobias Younger tweeted out his contact information for anyone that can lend assistance in helping to get the team to the start line.
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    As Patsy Quick stated, this is the only photo of some of the missing kit.
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  18. Hayduke

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  19. cvlighthouse

    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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  20. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Another of Chris' pics:

    I love this pic! Ned going through scrutineering, right ahead of Cheleco. Running with the big boys now!

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