Dakar 2013 - Official Event Coverage - thank you ALL TeamF5, lurkers and posters!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Low on compression

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    Wasn't someone talking about this yesterday? The big teams doing the service and stocking the riders up before the marathon.
  2. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Or not. :facepalm

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  3. Seppo

    Seppo Been here awhile

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    Do Casteu and Pain have the same bike? they did look different in these shots.
  4. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster

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    +1:kboom
  5. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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  6. RhodeHazard

    RhodeHazard ex halligan hooligan

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    Pain's is supposed to be more developed than Casteu's
  7. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Awesome. F5 Logistics and Support continues.

    Must be mentally hard to be Barreda Bort today after his time at the front. Now he's chasing around ~ 17 guys back, eating dust.
  8. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Oh yeah. (drinking too much of my own kool aid). :bert


    Looks like it's time for a second pot of coffee.


    Where's my F5 water carrier and service team...? :brow



    :rofl
  9. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    wow, that is some re-fuelling stop...

    absurd...
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Nice cup!

    Rallyerider:
    STAGE 6 :
    Brett started Stage 6 in 103rd place, but is moving up nicely. He went through WP1 in 72nd place;
    WP2 in 69th place;
    WP3 in 56th and
    WP4 in 54th place!!
    Good going Brett !!



    Cyril up to 2nd overall?
  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    again... spot on... it's becoming another type of race...

    Caselli and the others in the new school won't have to learn to navigate... the course will be WFO GPS cross country GNCC soon.
  12. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Grabbo in 14th. i'm off to bed. might tap the missus on the shoulder and see if i can get a service in my neutralised zone:lol3
  13. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Nice!
  14. Seppo

    Seppo Been here awhile

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    thx! i thought they have the same bike and all, but i guess Pain is happy not to have that funky exhaust pipe on his bike:lol3
  15. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Did the privateer's support crews get access to this pit stop repose or is it VIP only?
  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Just one handlebar pod with a single big arrow pointing the way.
  18. Bluebull2007

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    We will overlook the penatly because we are in neutralisation :lol3

    BTW PM: Whatever happened to the :razor razor smiley? My personal favourite, and yours too I believe....I asked this a day or two ago but I think the message got lost in the F5irehose.
  19. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    :rofl good luck!!
  20. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Proud Dakar Wife

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    I haven't caught up yet this am on all the posts here, so sorry if duplicate.

    Update from Freedom. This was "Tuesday's" update. THey just got wifi this am to send. I can't imagine Scott's stress over Luis' bike. 2nd motor after day 4. Previous years it went so flawlessly. Scott did not build his bike this year, so I don't know the mechanical differences this year vs the previous 2 that Scott built. Without talking to them who knows what's causing the burn thru them this year.

    Sandi


    Tuesday 8th
    Again a frustrating day on a couple of counts. Luis got in at 2:00am or so… with another “fried” engine. It overheated and cracked the cylinder, luckily AFTER he finished the “special” (the dunes and mountains). This meant that Jaime and Scott spent another night working into the wee hours of the morning putting in the third and last engine! Marco and Mateo of course arrived without i...ncident with normal wear on their bikes! Mateo is still slowly rising in the ranks and Marco is just very happy to get through in one piece. Liliana, his wife of course, happy to see him back in one piece.
    Wednesday 9th,
    Today the riders started at roughly 9:00 am in the morning. They all arrived safe and sound …no problems with ANY of the bikes. This is good because tonight we skip two hours of transition time, as we are now in Arica, Chile. I have not seen so much dessert in my life! The border crossing took an hour, dogs sniffing for fruit and maybe drugs, who knows. They did not find the fruit Jenny hid under the bed.
    So this is real short, and may not be posted for a couple of days. As we are still fushing around running a race! Night!

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