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

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  1. Lobster Grrl

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    Pyndon sounds soooo Happy! He really kept his cool out there and made some great decisions on how to run the stage.
    Glad he gets a rest tomorrow, last night didn't sound very comfy.
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    SALTA, ARGENTINA - JANUARY 12: Josefina Gardulski of Team Team Yamaha Chile takes a break after the stage from Salta to Tucuman was interupted by a flash flood during the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 12, 2012 in Salta, Argentina.

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    France's David Casteu gestures as he competes during Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally 2013 between Salta and Tucuman, Argentina, on January 12, 2013
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    KTM rider Cyril Despres of France competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Franck Fife, Pool)

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    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Rodrigo Illanes of team Tarapaca Rally competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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    Husqvarna rider Alessandro Botturi of Italy, falls from his motorcycle during the 3nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    KTM pilots Norway's Pal Ullevalseter (R) and Portugal's Ruben Faria compete during the 3rd stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Pisco to Nazca January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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    KTM rider Jakub Przygonski of Poland, right, KTM rider Francisco Lopez of Chile, center, and KTM rider Henk Knuiman of The Netherlands, left, compete in the 3nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    KTM rider Cyril Despres of France competes in the 3nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France competes during Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally 2013 between Pisco and Nazca, Peru, on January 7, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5-20. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

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    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 07: A Rider crosses the dunes during the stage from Pisco to Nazca on day three of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 7, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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    Stephane Peterhanzel and Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, right, overtakes Yamaha rider Gustavo Querales Malave of Venezuela, left, during the 4nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    Husqvarna rider Paulo Goncalves of Portugal competes in the 4nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    Motorcyclists compete during the 6th stage of the Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, January 10, 2013. Picture taken January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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    France's Olivier Pain rides his Yamaha bike during the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally from Arequipa in Peru to Arica in Chile, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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    France's David Casteu rides his Yamaha bike during the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally from Arequipa in Peru to Arica in Chile, January 9, 2013. Picture taken January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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    France's Olivier Pain rides his Yamaha bike during the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally from Arequipa in Peru to Arica in Chile, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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    Riders gather to fill their motorcycle tanks during the untimed 7th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Calama to Salta, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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    A support vehicle crashes on a road barrier at the highlands of Chile en route to the Jama border crossing during the untimed 7th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Calama to Salta, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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    An alpaca crosses the road as drivers wait in their vehicles on the highlands of Chile en route to the Jama border crossing during the untimed 7th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Calama to Salta, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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    PackMule that call was one for the record books, very special. Very nice job with the questions. It was fantastic feeling the excitement in both of your voices.

    Pyndon Congratulations Sir!:clap:clap:clap

    What a day!

    Challenging Stage, Controversy, Conspiracy Theories, Leaders Lost, Floods, and the Firehose was wide open.

    Absolute blast.
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    Looks like the firehose is just about done for the day....cya tomorrow

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    Nice!@

    Night friends... enjoy some sleep!
  20. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Caught a good glimpse of Patrick working on CDR's 450 on Eurosport - that was kind of neat. :clap:freaky

    One thing that I'd like to say, whether you like his racing strategies or not, or the way the camera catches his bandana in the morning light, is that Cyril Despres is NOT an Asshole (as was mentionned in an earlier post). :gerg

    I had the opportunity to ride with him over the course of a long-weekend, had dinner and beers with him, chatted with him and his girlfriend over morning coffee, and just generally hung-out with him on the trail at rest stops and fuel stops and lunch stops.

    All I can say is that if I didn't know he was an international motorcycle racing Alien, I wouldn't have known it by his demeanour. Completely unpretentious, generous with interesting conversation on other topics, and quick with humour - he was basically a good dude to hang with, as much so as any of the other buds I was hanging with that weekend (except he didn't slow us all down like most of my other buds do...ahem).

    So, I wouldn't be so quick to judge the entire person, or his overall character by what you see in the media, or by whatever happens in the heat of a race. I don't understand why cheering for one person means you have to assisinate the character of another person based on what you see in of all places...on the internet!

    Anyway...that's my $0.02 FWIT. :norton :1drink

    (BTW - I'm also not about to judge Marc Coma as an asshole either by what I see of his racing strategies, or of this public relations machine either...)

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    Hopefully I can get Pat to put a crow-bar in his schedule to call RallyRaidio tomorrow for some updates. :deal


    Madness

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    EMPTYF5IREHOSEGATE!!!

    Have a good night guys - thanks to everyone for all of the mad updates and general craziness.