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

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  1. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Nice!!
  2. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Yep. I was wanting to edit it though, shorten, add music etc..
  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    The amount of time that would pass before a T4 assistance truck would arrive to provide support (in the modern Dakar format) means that any chance of a win is gone by the time the support vehicle is on the breakdown site.

    case in point... HRC's Johnny Campbell waited 3,5 hours for his care package from SPEED Gordon the other day (early in the stage) and RG was running up in the front part of the car field at that stage... a T4 truck (even leading the class) would be at least an hour further afield.

    The T4's and T5's were the original service vehicles entered in the race back in the Africa hey days of the 80's and 90's... but as the service routes became more in vogue (T% and T6 service became more common) only the biggest factory MOTO's and larger factory/semi factory AUTO teams bothered with T4 service entries... today most of the T4 trucks are there to race... some have extra spares in them, but they aren't anything like the lumbering 8 wheel drive mobile on course spare parts warehouses that Citröen and Mitsubishi had back in the day.
  4. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Great sponsor exposure for Pyndon too!! That always helps.

    GO PYNDON!!!
  5. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Is ES on in 30 min, or 90 min? (2300gmt, or 0000gmt)
  6. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Ahhh, got it. I'll have to get a aftermarket conversion app.

    Thanks guys. :thumb
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    Don't know as yet - it doesn't show on the guide yet (on Foxtel in Oz anyway)
  8. Blizzzard

    Blizzzard n00b

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    Anyone know when the France4 tv coverage is on in EST
  9. 8340SU

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    Botturi (huskvarna) got the 15m penalty for engine change, now 10th +27'02, ready for the marathon stage
  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    I found the only way to get the aftertaste out of the mouthpiece was to run a couple of batches of 50/50 Bombay Saphire and tonic through the hydration bladder... :wink:

    no worries about then malaria either Dr M... :lol3
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  12. Myway

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    VLC recording seach in extra preference and advanced setting.

    I believe you can change that directly in the format you want.

    http://wiki.videolan.org/How_to
  13. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    ?? .avi.mp3 m3u gif jpg ts c3po r2d2...Hell I'm lucky I know which button turns this thing on!! :rofl
    I just figured out copy and paste last week
  14. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    That was the winning time for the 10,000 m wasn't it?




    (Olympics replays on ES1 just now :evil)
  15. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Thx.


    Any news of Fish out there?
  16. blueillusion10

    blueillusion10 goodtimesgreatoddies

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    In 2009, the first year the rally ran in south america after stage 6 the overall special time was 9hrs & 10 mins more then it is this year. 9 hours over the first 6 specials is a lot of time. Still a great race but not the same as it was.
  17. misc

    misc dakar tracker

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    There is a maximum of the drivers you can track. I think this was last year too. I'll look into this soon, maybe it should be possible now. Next to that I'm working on lists, so you don't need to find the numbers yourself, but can select the class/list you want. I'll keep you posted.

    Mischa
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    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Thanks EL, well done! :clap I have the FR4 broadcast waiting at home but can't see it for 5 more hours. This helps with my lunchtime fix!! :freaky
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    You should probably stay away from cut & paste. :lol3

    I finally just caught up.....Need to figure out how to convince the Mrs that 3:00AM is not too early to get out of bed. Thanks all for the daily commentary, links, video, etc. :clap