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

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

  1. Brodovitch

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    Bikes start the 37km Liaison in a couple of minutes...

    just a heads up :D
  2. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    some craig bounds pics from tamsin from the rest day and the start of yesterday, he looks a lot happier after getting some treatment and pain killers ..... not to mention tams being there

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8383425320/" title="DSCN6376 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8383425320_d46bea8cf6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN6376"></a>

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  3. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    For partying, I'd join chicherit !!!
  4. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Fuckin' A!
  5. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    ...so davide casteu is out!??? :eek1
  6. ric678

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    Mornin f5ers Looks like there was a little good news overnite with the straggles getting in
  7. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    Good morning Dakaristas :1drink

    Any word on CD engine swap or was that just a bivouac rumour?
  8. catas

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    I heard from someone from the bivouac (don't ask me how but it's a reliable source) that there's no second swap yet...
  9. Brodovitch

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    Yes. Majorly disappointed :cry
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Rockteryx Been here awhile

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    as he said himself: he had a fair share of bad luck the last years ... this year too... :cry
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    shiiit! What reason, broken bike of hurt himself?
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  14. ric678

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    The first bike, ridden by Cyril Despres has left Villa Carlos Paz towards the start of the special stage. 357 kilometres of special stage await the bike/quad competitors, after the initital 37 km of link stage. 137 bikers were authorised to start this morning
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    Great to hear Laia made it in and is getting a new engine :clap Hats off to Miguel :clap

    Nice to hear Pyn's call in last night, and his interpretation of riding with the front runners :thumb
    So sad about Casteau, I was hoping he would take the win this year :cry
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    Today's stage, the 9th round, joined San Miguel de Tucuman to Cordoba (Argentina) featuring 259 km of displacement and 593 km special.
    Pedro Bianchi Prata, earned in the previous step to the 4th place overall, now manages the classification step up to 18th position in the standings so some places ...



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  19. Brodovitch

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    Damn work distractions. So a very belated F5ire in the hole, I expect riders at WP1 in 10 minutes tops

    Will be interesting to see if Cyril can command the whole stage from the front today, looks like he has been reborn after yesterday's results...
  20. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    morning all... tough few days with lots of disappointment, missed waypoints, broken bikes, injuries and wasted time.... and that's just me!! was hoping to catch up on the rest day but delays and the necessities of trying to find a new job got in the way... day off yesterday so another chance to catch up after quickly making my bike ready for mot. only to find the missus had tidied away my keys! turned the house upside down trying to find them, texted and rang her, no answer... mucho frustrato! then i had work to do on the house... so to summarise, i'm still behind!! and she doesn't know where she put my damn keys!

    but i'm almost there and i think i've got the most important bits:

    - marathon stage was actually a marathon stage
    - lucky cyril does have friends with engines and manages to swap in true alien style in 30 minutes with the help of his sonic screwdriver
    - horrible noob mistake screws a lot of people on the soggy short second marathon
    - cyril doesn't trust anyone and double checks so doesn't get caught out as much
    - our lyndon decides he doesn't like getting his feet wet so gets out of the river, pulling some alien navigation skills to come in 9th!!
    - bikes result stand
    - cars get very soggy and times very messed up
    -brodovitch still at the top of f5
    - senegal gets all ASO on the ASO
    - no one hates cyril anymore, but plenty still hate his bandana
    - laia wears a bandana
    - no one hates the bandana anymore
    - CDP treats everyone to some fine riding on SS9
    - pain doesn't
    - casteu tries to make a hamburger and is out :cry
    - so is nasher all-at-ya?
    - ss9 is looong and tough
    - lyndon loves riding at the front

    did i miss anything??