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

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

  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Thanks to everyone. This was a tough Dakar for me work wise. I couldn't spare near the time I intended or wanted to and quite frankly, I didn't even try to keep up with this thread post wise. I lurked through every post, but mostly stuck to my twitter feed as you all have it well covered here. Big kudos to all the other mods that kept the cliff's notes up to date and steaming along and it's great to see everyone chiming in. The sheer increase in available information from so many different sources shows how much this has grown.

    Going from literally no information other that what we could pull from dakar.com and then updates from Charlie when he returned to just about damn near real time updates for almost any rider is sheer madness in such a short time. Nice job everyone, really nice job.

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  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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  3. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Well, it is still euros :(: . Our economy is on the floor for ever and we risk getting kicked out of the euro. I wouldn't count on any significant sponsorship for a Dakar team.

    I don't give much about national pride, but the point about nationality is a big one. If you are lucky enough to have a passport from a strong economic power I guess it makes it easier to find a sponsorship. If you're portuguese you represent a bankrupt economy of 10 million people, period. The fact that pilots like Ruben Faria, Helder Rodrigues and Paulo Gonçalves manage to find means to consistently place in the top 10 of Dakar speaks volumes about their value as pilots and about their determination. :clap:clap:clap to them.

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    Following this thread was an epic challenge for me this year. I was offline during the day and read every post every evening, starting usually more than 100 pages behind! I missed being able to follow the stages live, the best I could manage was a peek at Mischa's monitor on the iphone at lunch time (thank you thank you thank you, Mischa!). But I had a lot of fun reading everything later on, imagining the excitment live. Lots of great humour on the thread, thank you everyone for your contributions on that front as well as on the great info presented. It is great to share this passion with people from everywhere around the globe! I'll see you around at the Bivouac!
  4. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Nobody tell my wife how much time I wasted today putting this video together:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V5y19Z3WCe4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    For everybody that misses the snooker coverage here's a live pool and billiards feed. :deal

    <iframe width="480" height="302" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/95970?v=3&amp;wmode=direct" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>
    <br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Live Video streaming by Ustream</a>





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  6. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer

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    Sure! Pure excitement! Beats Dakar anytime! :evil
  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    You didn't waste any time!:clap
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    pete40 Life Behind Bars

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  10. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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  11. NWBoarder

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  12. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Yowch - that algae is nasty sh!t!

    Jx
  14. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Can't seem to get it to work. Any tips?
  15. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Sorry, that must have been to the live show.
    Try this one, it should be a link to the recorded show.
    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/28910668

    (edit: I tried both links and they both work. The JC interview starts about 11 min in.
  16. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Chaleco Lopez posted a bunch of photos from the redbull content pool on his facebook page HERE

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  17. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    In Dakar 2011 I crashed here so for this year I knew to be careful! Very funny video...:rofl
  18. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Ciampa Baja 2010!

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    640 Armageddon -oo-

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