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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Say what you want about the organization, gotta love a can-do boss.
Now go and sit in the virtual corner for five minutes...
(That's = a half hour or so for you non-ASO tracker savvy types... )
Wasn't this discussed at length last year? Loads of opportunity at the refuelling stop to get information legally
Well done, Troy; excellent caption.
Wonder what's in that shoulder holster? something to put distraught moto riders out of their misery possibly.
lkhamaa namchin (mng)
stefan svitko (svk)
Ditto. I've seen the videos and photos of the Reco's. He's not afraid to get dirty.
Anyone know if this Thierry (#185) has any connection to THE Thierry?
We've seen countless images of cars buried in a stream. How do they get going again? Do they wait for a tow or winch?
That's the way I interpreted it... he monitored the gap at the 15 minute CP/refuel/nutralization zone and knew what he had up his sleeve on the second part of the special...
Well, the kid say he's starved for the last 1 1/2 weeks thanks to the Dakar. Guilting me into leaving now to take him to dinner. The iPhone app sucks. Next 2 hours will suck! I won't know if Luis makes it in .....dang kids.
Can I come back in yet?
On todays stage at the refuelling my team-mate Ruben (Faria) arrived and signalled to me that he had a problem with his wheel. Before I started the second part of the special stage I had about 20 seconds to dig out my spoke key from my kit and throw it over to Ruben. Then I started to race and I thought to myself I hope I dont need that key later or Ill be in trouble.
I was taking care of my engine and conserving some energy on the stage because I knew towards the end there would be lots of navigation in the dunes. So the chance came for me to help out Ruben and pay something back for all he has done for me as a team-mate. For Ruben to be more sure of his second place in the overall timings I knew it would be helpful it I took things nice and easy at the front of the race.
Ruben was chasing Chaleco (Lopez) who was riding on my rear wheel so I thought I would take down my speed and let him pass. So Chaleco, Goncalves and Barreda all came past me and then it was up to them to navigate. I had a front row seat to watch them struggling to find the route in the dunes and all the while I knew Ruben must be making up time.
The Dakar is a race that you must respect until the very finish but it was satisfying to be able to exert some control on todays stage. Today we were the bosses because we decided something and it worked.
Now's the time to enforce the "eat faster" parental law. Don't speed (too much) getting back.
Some of the TV France footage showed the sweeper trucks (and some civillian vehicles) engaged in recovery missions at several different crossings... at that point I think the "outside assistance rules" go out the "force majeur" window and it's recue by any and all means possible that becomes the rule of thumb.
memorable images of a unique day on the Dakar
Ahhh. Yes, of course, that would be
"If you hadn't cooked the motor on your bike, then we'd have the money to feed you. Go sit in the corner until your father gets home!"
Take'em to dinner Sunday.
(I'm getting the same buisness at home. )
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Why I am seeing Botturi at the 74th place here?
oh gosh 1 hour penalty (