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

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  1. Bluebull2007

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    LUDO!!! :freaky Fantastic to see you here. Of course its okay our friend! :clap

    I miss following your involvement with David and Co. but totally understand why you withdrew. Its a dangerous sport, and we have seen it again these last two days .

    No hablar Sud Africano amigo, but I'll drink it :1drink :D

    Thank you for this. Deep. :bow

    +2 I think sometimes its too easy for us on the sidelines to get this romantic idea about what is happening out there, where in reality its brutal blood, and pain, and grit, and dust. This thing is really hard to do and I have the utmost respect for anyone who is brave enough to attempt it. :clap For me -for-now it is still a dream but I want to live it.

    :lol2
  2. Stagehand

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    On the same screenshot!

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  3. WAYoungBill

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    France2 showing Bivouac in a few minutes!
  4. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    that's cool
  5. Bluebull2007

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    I must say I am delighted for Rafael Sonik's progress. He has been trying for years now. Crazy Polish guy but very nice chap too.

    At the top of the hour?

    Cheers :thumb
  6. Resist

    Resist Been here awhile

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    What the hell?!
  7. Tomas Kocanda

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    I just got information what happened to our friend Jan Vesely (private rider from Liberec, Czech Rep.).
    He had almost no problems today. Tried to speed up after delays from yesterday, where he spent more time helping people then allows regulations. He was doing better on CP1 and arrived on the top of the highest hill in the special. There was "an organiser" as he call authorities from ASO and was showing racers direction. On the top of the hill appeared in GPS arrow to the finish - 8km. Direction of the arrow was matching what the person was showing. Angle from roadbook was matching and there were many tracks leading down that way. So he descent and with him about 5 other riders. In the walley was Ruben Faria´s motorcycle wreck also. The walley changed to a narrow canyon between 15m high rocks with just 1m distance between. Impossible to continue - dead end. In time when they rescued them by helikopter, there was at least 20 bikes. BTW, they spotted Patronelli´s crash there also. All this shit happened on one place.
    He is now in marathon bivouac. Bikes will rescue tomorrow by helikopter. It´s end for all of them. In the bivouac is nobody from ORG, no jury no chance to do anything. Simply end of the race for them. Jan´s bike is untouched, perfect shape, he is in good shape as well - just cannot race anymore.

    Regards to F5 team from him specifically (he wrote - regards to people from Adventure Rider who follow me and followed me in past years). Maybe you remember this shot, what he shooted for you:

    This one is from 2012:

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  8. gagnaou

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    Very good point Jimmy!

    I seem to remember though one time when Peterhansel got tired of being followed and doing the navigation for the other guy (Orioli) if my memory serves me right and he made purposely a navigation mistake. Stopped to fix supposedly a mechanical issue let the guy go and then turn around and headed the right way...

    Good times, but I think you are right, it is his to lose now...
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    Spiderman Canyon with no Exit :eek1 criminy
  10. Bluebull2007

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    Man alive, this is heartbreaking!!! :cry :cry :cry

    Jan we salute you. :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Canyongate? :patch
  12. Deadly99

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    IF the gps arrow and aso officials pointed folks down into the canyon...this has gate written all over it. Sam in same canyon?

    Canyongate?
  13. Dakar Dan

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    :huh

    woah that sucks big time - and it explains the huge amount of riders not finishing
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    Perhaps Grabbo, Gonk and Sam can claim some neutralised time as they assisted the injured Faria while off-piste. Good to see that the spirit of camaraderie is strong out there. Hope he's not too badly damaged.
  17. yardracer

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    "I just got information what happened to our friend Jan Vesely (private rider from Liberec, Czech Rep.).
    He had almost no problems today. Tried to speed up after delays from yesterday, where he spent more time helping people then allows regulations. He was doing better on CP1 and arrived on the top of the highest hill in the special. There was "an organiser" as he call authorities from ASO and was showing racers direction. On the top of the hill appeared in GPS arrow to the finish - 8km. Direction of the arrow was matching what the person was showing. Angle from roadbook was matching and there were many tracks leading down that way. So he descent and with him about 5 other riders. In the walley was Ruben Faria´s motorcycle wreck also. The walley changed to a narrow canyon between 15m high rocks with just 1m distance between. Impossible to continue - dead end. In time when they rescued them by helikopter, there was at least 20 bikes. BTW, they spotted Patronelli´s crash there also. All this shit happened on one place.
    He is now in marathon bivouac. Bikes will rescue tomorrow by helikopter. It´s end for all of them. In the bivouac is nobody from ORG, no jury no chance to do anything. Simply end of the race for them. Jan´s bike is untouched, perfect shape, he is in good shape as well - just cannot race anymore."


    BOO!!!! HISS!!!!!!
  18. VDG

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  19. Carlos M

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    Bing and Google and Babel all screwed up the translation, Rodrigues said in clear Portuguese that despite some setbacks and loosing considerable minutes he managed to reach the bivouac

    Thanks (once again) for these words, Ned!

    Thanks for the info straight from Jan. Very interesting explanation for the big confusion. I wonder if protests will be filed?
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    Holy shitbag!!!!!!!:huh Total fail!!!!!




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