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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    Yup, I would love to be witness to a KTM chat in their bivvy HQ last night. I am pretty sure Chaleco was not on the guest list :D

    With the top 5 sewn up as you noted, Chaleco is the underdog, probably feels like an outsider and will pull the pin to prove a point today. I wish him well, would like to see him on the 2nd place of the podium, just hoping he doesn't go into berserker mode today and end up in Bolivia :lol3

    And I guess on that note, Verhoeven is off!
  2. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    Busted. Again. :norton
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    There you go, my boss to the rescue. Start times were originally 8:00 am

    thanks boss! :D
  5. Brodovitch

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    Oh, and amazing phone in by Lyndon, thanks again Nate!

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  6. SteveDennehy

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    Any new rumours of super-human efforts by Luis? :wink:
  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Belay that delay... nope scratch that... no delay that belay... Huh?! :huh

    What the f5%& is going on here...!!!??? :rofl

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  8. Brodovitch

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    I believe this is what you're looking for:

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    :lol3
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    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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  10. paulk46

    paulk46 Katoom

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  11. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    Go to work they said. Snow wont be too bad they said.

    Well FYYFF's it WAS bad and we DID close for the day and get sent home after an hour

    So thanks for the 2 crashes, broken handguard and pulled back muscles

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    Oh well I'll just have today and tomorrow on the F5irehose then on full pay :freaky

    ps Bridgestone Trailwings are shite in snow :lol3
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    dakar com

    The Dakar is rarely a comfortable experience. For Hervé Thierry, his problems started as early on as the 2nd stage, with a fall in which he hurt his wrist. “Since then, I've been handicapped: I'm having to deal with the pain and I'm obliged to ride slower than my natural pace. What's more, the state of my wrist deteriorated after the stage at Cordoba, when I fell crossing the last river bed we had to cross”. Though he has managed by dint of self-sacrifice to tame his pain, Hervé was especially fighting against a constraint that is even more difficult to control on the Dakar: the exhausting of his physical resources which he can feel shrinking with every day that passes. “Seeing as I'm going slowly, I spend very long days on the tracks, especially on the link stages. I'm not managing to recover and have not been able to get enough sleep. This morning, I had to stop for around half an hour to have a lie down next to my bike, because I was falling asleep at the handlebars! As a result, I missed my starting time, which just worsened the situation. The worst was the day of the marathon stage. When it started raining, I asked myself what the hell I was doing here, and that completely broke my resistance”. Despite the tiredness and heavy eyelids, the business manager from Normandy is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel on his first Dakar: “I'm so close to the finish, so I'm going to make sure I get there”.
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    Mate, death wings are shit on any surface.
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    Mich deserts are not to bad, quick change of wheels , and hey presto Cinders you can go to work.
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    Couldn't have said it better myself! I'm right there with you.
  18. 8340SU

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    Struggling in the sand :D

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    Hell yeah - epic post :clap:clap:clap:clap
  20. too old

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    Looks like we are in for a late surge from rallyman :lol3