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

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

  1. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    You should have seen the diaper. Must be the food in the biv.
  2. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    It's hard to articulate. I like the evolution of the Dakar, I like what it has become. I guess where I am going with this is that I enjoy all its quirks and behind the scene's stuff from an evolutionary sense, but this move is more of a revolutionary one. I guess I see changes like this as being too fast for the evolving spirit of the rally.

    It was only 2010 when Coma was shamed, disgraced, and penalized 6 hours for what they are not only allowing now, but encouraging to take place. He stopped in the neutral zone and changed a wheel, a major no-no to being part and parcel of the regulations in a very short time.

    I am not holding on to a blurring vision of the past, but this is a little more than the natural evolution of the event in my opinion.
  3. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    6 to 7 there is no time, start 7 with same time you came into 6 with
  4. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Good quote.

    My favorite example of this is swimming- times have tumbled in that sport over the years. But why? We're still humans, and it's still water... I think it's because we believe a faster time is possible. Kids start knowing a goal is in reach that was considered unreachable in a previous generation.

    Personally, I'm just a little worried that so many sports have become so far specialized and hard to attain greatness in, its discouraging to many. But so the world goes.
  5. Bluebull2007

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    Ooopsy :hide
  6. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Wiki says it predates him by a few hundred years too.

    Not a new concept, for sure.
  7. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Proud Dakar Wife

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    We have a Spanish speaking crew member on the team and that seems to really help. Language barrier last year was minimal. But I did go to France in November to get the equipment on to the ASO boat with Scott and have been learning a little French since then. I was surprised though, most everyone spoke English. I took the truck thru scruitny while the guys put the bikes thru. Every single person I dealt with spoke English.
  8. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Makes sense now when before the first special, some French based sources were talking about the stage times multiplied by 3 or by 5 and when I pinged Chavo about the clarification, he said it was never mentioned in the briefing.
  9. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Exactly. Tracking doesn't reflect that.
  10. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    Spot on:thumb
  11. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Granted, but see Ned's recent post about the daily roadbook briefings. French version much more comprehensive.
  12. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Verhoeven @WP7 +5m8s, just behind Helder & CD
  13. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Hope ToKo is well. Sad to lose one from the F5 camp.

    WRT the DQ, thinking that they'd let a truck ride slide was a stretch I think. All sorts of rule-bending towing goes on, but only on the long European liaisons do I remember lift/trailer being allowed. Bummer.

    They need the privateer motos, look at the entry numbers and that's pretty clear. Just as they're not going to drive the pro teams away, nor will they make it completely unattainable for the true privateers.

    hmm.
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    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    This has been a major problem with my aqcuisition of French :cry
  15. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Despres and Lopez are on a tear! It's a hare and hound now!
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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    The front 5 riders are merging slowly, they are now 2,5 mins apart physically from the 1st to the 5th.

    If Despres catches the front the provisional standings will look very very tight...
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    gonçalves stopped as per dakar com
  18. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    only 100km...ballsout now!!
  19. Olmer

    Olmer Been here awhile

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    Ok, i'm in :evil
  20. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    he is moving again, after 5 min, dakar com