Dakar 2014 - Official Event Coverage - thank you all, lurkers and posters!!!

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  1. 640 Armageddon

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

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    They said they were pumping air into the tires at the end :huh
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    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    If Peter maxed it out, that would explain Robby's credit problems. :lol3
  3. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    If Mudgate taught us anything it's that trying to second guess ASO is nigh on impossible. A cynic might note that no French riders were amongst the groupetto that lost big time today. I'm sure that'll have no influence on the decision to change the results (or not). :deal:wink::evil
  4. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    Won't the guy running the bicycle pump get dizzy doing that?
  5. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Proud Dakar Wife

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    Kevin's wife and I don't know how it's going regarding timing out, but Kevin is working on trying to fit somebodys used tire.

    We don't know what happened to his help. They were headed to him 4 hrs ago :( Where is my darn husband?? We were told it was 1-2 hrs to get to Kevin.

    I'm starting to think I'm getting to old for this Dakar stress.
  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Dakar Stage 3, Marathon Day 1: Barreda wins with altitude record

    Today's stage, part one of the first marathon stage with no team service, was characterized with the highest ever racing altitude in Dakar history. Facing the 6.960 m summit of the Anconcagua, americas highest mountain, the motorcycle riders had to cross a pass at over 4.300 m altidute in trial conditions. As many riders are still on the way or got lost,
    Joan Barreda showed his brilliance in riding technique and navigation skills by winning the stage in front of Despres and Coma, increasing his overall lead to over 13 minutes, winning his second stage in three days.
    Paulo Goncalves, together with a group of other riders, including his HRC team mate Sam Sunderland, arrived with over 2 hours delay, as the went downhill in a wrong canyon and could not go up again.

    Joan "Bang Bang" Barreda: "Today was really unbelievable, the conditions extreme in any direction. After the stage started, I could soon pass Chaleco Lopez, and followed Sam Sunderland in the riverbeds until he took a wrong turn. Opening the track, the uphill sections got more and more steep and extreme. In trial-type conditions, I had to stay fullgas in second gear to make the steepest sections and keep it all together to make it over the loose rolling stones. It was very exhausting in the extreme altitude, and I needed to stay very calm to not make mistakes. As I was over the highest point, the navigation downhills was getting very delicate, with many changes of directions and possibly wrong ways to follow on very steep trails. I stopped and made sure doing the right way several times, and and the end it payed out to keep a cool head. The last part down in the valley was more easy, and I opened the gas again. I think today many riders will have extreme difficulties, and I am happy I improved a lot my physical conditions training hard the last year."
  7. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hey Pyn! - You know I was going to use you / that situation last year as a classic example - as you say, those that navigate smart, ought to be rewarded - and you rightfully were!

    Jx
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    Gumbeaux The Chameleon

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    Nice work! Not fooled by someone else's mistake.
  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Wow...trials riding on a Rally bike....with no O's in the air....what fun.
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    Another Aussie is in Troy o conner +2.18'13 :clap:clap:clap
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Fernando Tornello &#8207;<s>@</s>F1Tornello <small class="time"> 2m </small> <s>#</s>Dakar2014 La odisea del uruguayo Maisonnave ayer. Rompió rueda delantera en un barranco, caminó horas por las dunas, salió y buscó repuesto


    The odyssey of Masonnave (#181) yesterday. Busted front wheel in a ravine, took him hours in the dunes, got out and looked for replacement.....
  12. Screamingeagle3

    Screamingeagle3 Been here awhile

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    Photos from this third stage will be EPIC:rilla
  13. SteveDennehy

    SteveDennehy Steve

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    Brett Cummings is in :freaky

    So for the people wot know, does he get back the time that he spent helping David Reeve after he was injured? If so, would that happen automatically, or is there a procedure to request it? :ear
  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Is anyone else feeling just a bit guilty about sittin in front of the screen with Salsa and Chips while these guys are out there giving it everything?

    Makes me want to at least go out and ride hard and somehow transfer the energy ......but then I'd miss unfolding events.
  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    figured out what happened to Ingo Zahn yesterday:

    Deutsches Dakar Aufgebot hat sich halbiert: Ingo Zahn ist nach einem Unfall nicht mehr dabei. Auf der zweiten Dakar Etappe erlitt Ingo Zahn nach einem Sturz einen Bruch der Schulter sowie von drei Rippen.

    Ein unter dem Sand verborgener Fels schleuderte Ingo über den Lenker seiner 450 KTM Rallye. Das Motorrad traf danach den Piloten so unglücklich, dass es zu den Verletzungen kam. Den Rallyeorganisatoren gelang es, den Verletzten recht schnell zu bergen und in ein lokales Krankenhaus zu überführen. Dort wurden dann die Verletzungen festgestellt.



    quick translation:
    he went over the handlebars and got hit by the bike, which resulted in a broken shoulder and 3 broken ribs. After a visit in the hospital, he's on the way home, and plans to be back next year.

    more here:

    link
  16. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    Can somebody confirm situation with Patronelli?
    Looks like Stefan Svitko finished 10th. If so, that's great result


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    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Salsa and chips..... You were lucky....

    We used to have to pound flat the potatoes with a rock then put it in our pockets to warm them up to be able to et them with ketchup... aye
  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Marcos? It's everywhere.
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    Nate is alive, living a so-called "Life". I'm not, so I'm the zombie manning the RallyRaidio twitter knobs, sending out firehose info.
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