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

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  1. neduro

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    Title says 2013 stage 10?
  2. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Nice interview with David Reeve - and also nice to see the guy Pal Anders helped pushing the emergency button after breaking his leg :clap

    This also shows the adaptations in riding style the elite MX and Enduro-guys have to do to prevail in Dakar. Excellent interviev - or monologue :1drink
  3. JayBo1

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    :shog You mean I have to read as well??? I just look at the pictures:lol3
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  6. neduro

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    Good interview! I felt like he spoke well about many of the feelings I had, and when he said he'd go back, I believed him.

    Clearly an amazing rider, just went to his rider page and he had some very consistent good finishes!
  7. Drif10

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  8. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Rod conquers Dakar Rally

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    It’s a long way from mustering sheep and cattle in Queensland’s outback to conquering the world’s most challenging motorbike desert race.

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    Less than 20 Australians have ever finished the 8000km Dakar rally in its 34-year history.

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    “I do the Finke desert race and the Australian Safari over here, which are the best we’ve got to prepare ourselves but things like dune riding in Peru are totally different to anything that’s available in Australia,” he said.

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    On another stage a crash resulted in his Camelbak springing a leak and a bout of dehydration after riding for a few hundred kilometres without water.

    “I was getting hazy and it was affecting my vision but I just tried to take it easy,” Rod said.

    full story here
  9. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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  10. silentwolf

    silentwolf Been here awhile

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    A great, honest interview. He had some great support from family and friends. The fact that he's got a farm to get back to. I wish him well... I hope he gets his chance to go back.

    More from the Faggoter interview:

    Coming back to Longreach and work &#8211; he&#8217;s a qualified motor mechanic and owns the Centretune Motorcycles business &#8211; has almost been an anticlimax. &#8220;I was back to work straight away, dealing with the backlog,&#8221; he said.


    And after reading this, I wonder if maybe there were another way to help support riders: An work exchange program. :scratch


    While a person couldn't replace a competitor's knowledge or skill, (don't think many could do Pyndon's job, period) I wonder if in some cases a person could spend 2-3 weeks (dude ranch style?) filling in for a rider while they're on the Dakar. It certainly wouldn't work in every situation, but might be a way to ease some stress or an absent body for the self employed ones...


    Just a thought. :D
  11. ericrat

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    You know you miss it! I found about 15minutes of snooker in a VLC file laying around. If you are having snooker withdrawl, PM me for a link.

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  12. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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  13. J Lewis

    J Lewis Numb Nuts

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    Posting this here because you guys are really into this stuff and might open my eyes past what I can see.

    Lets just say someone asked you this question,"Name the top five best American riders who would have a chance at winning Dakar in the next three years given the right opportunity?"

    Rider must be American.
    Rider should be capable of winning after a year of learning.
    Does not matter who or what the rider is currently doing or riding.

    Anyone want to list off five names?

    JIMMY
  14. GalacticGS

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  15. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I'm not sure just a single year of learning about rally is enough to put someone in a position to win Dakar, unless that whole year was spent doing rally events. I think it would take a bit more than that to get to the TOP with navigation and multi-day rally events. Given that Quinn Cody already has navigation and Dakar experience, and he's fast, I'd have him on the list.
  16. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Yep, somehow forgot all about about Quinn. Definitely got to be on the list...
  17. K_N_Fodder

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    I'm as interested in the question as the motives behind it. What are you cooking up J Lewis? :ear
  18. silentwolf

    silentwolf Been here awhile

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    Ditto That.
  19. J Lewis

    J Lewis Numb Nuts

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    It is just a question. There may be more to it but speculation just starts rumors and there are no good ones I know of.
    Well, I do know a lot of stuff but I'm sure you guys have torn it to shreds in the past 40 pages already.
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    I can't think of two other names that can achieve victory in just 3 years, no matter how talented they are at other racing disciplines.