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

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

  1. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    :ear

    They've had it rough the past couple of days.
  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Running hard pack is very different than running soft sand. Rev limiter action is not avoidable in the sand
  3. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Hell it's only supposed to be 100 tomorrow, and that's not till5pm local if they can get done before 1pm should only be about 90

    these are Fahrenheit don't know the Celsius conversion :nod

    found the button 38c high about 30 at 1pm
  4. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Someone mentioned that it was 50C today. :knary
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    redhat Been here awhile

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    And since we're talking about tomorrow:
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    Start with 256km connection with refuel, start of special @ 09:15 local
    WP1 @ 22km
    WP2 @ 47km
    WP3 @ 75km
    CP1 @ 84km
    WP4 @ 109km
    WP5 @ 134km
    WP6 @ 159km
    CP2 @ 175km
    WP7 @ 182km
    Finish @ 220km

    Followed by 6km connection for a total of 482km

    Note that the WP distances are estimates, based on the maps. If anyone has actual distances, feel free to share.
  6. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    when f4 was live, they said it was 49°
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    That's 120f
  8. Resist

    Resist Been here awhile

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    Bruce Garland recorded 65degrees in the car at Fiambala once.
    Ouch.
    INcidentally, he isn't past WP6. That is also disconcerting.
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Forcast shows some showers in the area yesterday, today and maybe tomorrow. This would firm up the sand,like it did last year. Good for racers, bad for f5 spectators :1drink
  10. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    the way this Dakar is going it can only be an epic stage! :freaky













    cross my finger for Helder
  11. Balkan Boy

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    That must be hell.
    Most we have around here is 42-45 and life stops on those days.
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    We had 51 in the bivouac at one point last year, it was crazy. Almost to hot to get up and get another beer. I can clearly recall wondering how on earth someone could put on bike gear and exert themselves in those temperatures...
  13. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Does it cool down at all during the night?
    Night time heat is when you realize that you can't escape the oven.
  14. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    says high of 38 tomorrow low 21 on weather.com
  15. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Especially in a tent.
  16. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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  17. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Timely twitter quote from Chavo:

    "Quieren vivir una experiencia Dakariana en sus casas?Agarren una secadora de pelo,ponganla en el maximo y apunten a su cara. Eso senti hoy

    Paraphrasing: Want to experience the Dakar at home? Grab a hair dryer, turn it to max, and point it at your face. That's how it felt today.


    :vardy
  18. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Stage 8 dakar.com added to the Dakar 2013 Media thread.


    #10 - DAVID CASTEU (FRA)
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    #40 - RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF)
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    #15 - FRANS VERHOEVEN (NLD)
    [​IMG]


    #74 - PACO MARTÍNEZ (ESP)
    #114 - MARTIN AMENGUAL (ARG)
    #309 - GUERLAIN CHICHERIT (FRA) / JEAN-PIERRE GARCIN (FRA)
    [​IMG]


    #98 - MANUEL LUCCHESE (ITA)
    [​IMG]




    tldr; more in the Dakar 2013 Media thread.
  19. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Stage 9 dakar.com added to the Dakar 2013 Media thread.


    #36 - LAIA SANZ (ESP)
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    #5 - JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP)
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    #327 - BALAZS SZALAY (HUN) / LASZLO BUNKOCZI (HUN)
    [​IMG]


    #328 - PASCAL THOMASSE (FRA) / PASCAL LARROQUE (FRA)
    [​IMG]


    #168 - LYNDON POSKITT (GBR)
    [​IMG]


    #445 - MATTHEW O’HARE (GBR) / PHILIP GILLESPIE (GBR)
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    tldr; more in the Dakar 2013 Media thread.
  20. 8340SU

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    :rofl:rofl