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

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

  1. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Lyndon recorded as 15th in at WP9; 27:18 down on Cyril.
  2. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    Remind you of anyone? :D

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  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Is France 4 on today? Time?
  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    In 15 minutes....I think.
  5. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Awesome!!!!! I ain't accomplishing shit at work this morning, that's for sure!
  6. Lobster Grrl

    Lobster Grrl Ground feeder

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    Casteau seems like a great guy to sit down and have a beer with, friendly, genuine....DP, not so much.
  7. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    and less than 4 minutes slower than Casteau. :pynd
  8. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    It's the bandana. I'm telling you, that shit's important, man.
  9. Lobster Grrl

    Lobster Grrl Ground feeder

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    Go Pyn!
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    maybe a chardonnay. I would do it, though.
  11. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    That'll change as other riders come through.
  12. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    France4 just flashed that dakar is up after the commercial break.
  13. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    It seems easy to forget that the "big guns" all came up through the ranks.. and are living the dream. Respect.
  14. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    Don'y forget Eurosport live coverage on in 45 as well so bit of a clash today.
  15. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Yep. Should have said, "15th through", not "in". Still, he's running in the top 40 today so should improve overall.
  16. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Agreed!
  17. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I'll stick with fr4. Better coverage so far.
  18. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    I'll stick to F4 inspite of not being able to understand anything they say !!!
  19. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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  20. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    In 2007 and 2008 I raced 3 desert rallies against CDP, I use that term loosely as he was obviously at the other, sharper end of the peleton. Each night in the bivvy he would queue up in line for dinner like everyone else, freely chat with anyone who engaged him in conversation and be approachable to all!:clap
    On a number of stages with multiple loops it was a pleasure to see him pass me by, dueling with Coma and it is awesome to experience the speed and grace at which these professional sportsmen go about their day job.
    What is also clearly obvious when you actually put yourself in to the arena instead of commenting from behind a keyboard is how terrifying riding at speed is in the desert! I have the utmost respect for these guys and how they feed their families and if you were to witness them at full chat, 170kms over rocky ground then you may not be so quick to judge them when they are in their 'zone'.
    A lot rests in their hands at the DSS, not least their life and livelyhood.
    Let's be thankful we still have true heroes in this sanitised world!
    Go Cyril!
    And get well soon Marc!