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

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  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Bike liason, morning something like this:

    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&amp;source=s_d&amp;saddr=Calingasta,+San+Juan,+Argentina&amp;daddr=RP+412&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=FUceIv4dLqfc-ym3bxwp9yaEljH3R1AyfRYzoQ%3BFdjTKP4dRLvc-w&amp;sll=-31.058706,-69.457604&amp;sspn=0.772905,1.674042&amp;t=h&amp;mra=dme&amp;mrsp=1&amp;sz=10&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=-31.058706,-69.457604&amp;spn=0.772905,1.674042&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&amp;source=embed&amp;saddr=Calingasta,+San+Juan,+Argentina&amp;daddr=RP+412&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=FUceIv4dLqfc-ym3bxwp9yaEljH3R1AyfRYzoQ%3BFdjTKP4dRLvc-w&amp;sll=-31.058706,-69.457604&amp;sspn=0.772905,1.674042&amp;t=h&amp;mra=dme&amp;mrsp=1&amp;sz=10&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=-31.058706,-69.457604&amp;spn=0.772905,1.674042" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

    Afternoon, something like this:

    29°32'47.44"S 68°32'25.05"W meetup with the road and go to 29°12'40.25"S 67°26'33.28"W The maps won't route directly to the airport, but with the extra ~5k it works out to be about 150km.

    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&amp;source=s_d&amp;saddr=RN+40&amp;daddr=29%C2%B012'40.25%22S++67%C2%B026'33.28%22W&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=FVg0Pf4dGCjq-w%3BFdNFQv4dbuj6-w&amp;aq=&amp;sll=-29.277415,-67.434082&amp;sspn=0.19675,0.41851&amp;t=h&amp;mra=ls&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=-29.371059,-68.015163&amp;spn=0.344554,1.050458&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&amp;source=embed&amp;saddr=RN+40&amp;daddr=29%C2%B012'40.25%22S++67%C2%B026'33.28%22W&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=FVg0Pf4dGCjq-w%3BFdNFQv4dbuj6-w&amp;aq=&amp;sll=-29.277415,-67.434082&amp;sspn=0.19675,0.41851&amp;t=h&amp;mra=ls&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=-29.371059,-68.015163&amp;spn=0.344554,1.050458" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

    Coming down this wash maybe:

    29°34'10.89"S 68°49'6.85"W
  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    You gotta love google image search. :lol3

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  3. coak

    coak Addicted to Rally Racing!

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    I would challenge the official if it didn't feel right or if there was no clear direction after the diversion

    Tough call in the instance an official tells you to go a different direction.

    If it were a member of the public though or my roadboook, I'd choose the roadbook every time
  4. fetid_swamp

    fetid_swamp Been here awhile

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    yep. well done indeed.
    guess a few found out the hard way that you wouldn't want to run off the wrong one of those ridge spurs hey.
  5. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    Ok, I'm back and caught up (mostly :D, not the video yet). But, updates from Darryl Curtis just came in. Lets see if I can link them properly.

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    Sound Clip: Stage 3 Alex Doringer San Juan - goo.gl/ctXbVw

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    Sound Clip: Stage 3 Dave Reeve Crash San Juan - goo.gl/YdU888

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    Sound Clip: Stage 3 Glyn Hall San Juan - goo.gl/1GyhEk


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    Sound Clip: Stage 3 Darryl Curtis San Juan - goo.gl/1hvbUw
  6. tommcbride

    tommcbride Long timer

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    I've notice this too!! :wink:
  7. ArthDuro

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    Staff indeed could have been there and legitimately pointed folks in the right direction
    this was at the highest peak as Yan said.

    One thing to keep in mind here however is that Barreda made a point of saying how on the decent
    there were many places where one could get confused and go the wrong way, and that he really took his time
    making sure he was on track.

    From all the comments and info all I can piece together is that this truly was an epic stage, from both difficulty of piste, altitude, terrain and navigation perspectives and that there were a few (or even just one) very tricky and crucial notes in the book that got a whole lot of people into a whole heap of trouble.

    I am having a tough time at the moment coming up with anything other then "follow-the-wrong gate"

    zis iz d Dakar after all
  8. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Slogging through 50 pages of catch-up. Anybody else have a wife already melting down on Stage 3 :ddog :huh :baldy

    Snowball must be getting her as well.
  9. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    that'a a helluva climb. :bow
  10. Stagehand

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    Hogwild- I know youre a guy with a job and all-- but could you locate the ravine they all went down and couldnt get back out of? It must be just on the other side of that little hill in the background :D


    Interesting how those little tracks in the sand get overused as clues :D

    It really would be a different world if the preceding bikes left no trace. THere would be folks stretched out over a 50 mile wide front :loll
  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    this :deal
    the other side of the big hill seems to be where all the real trouble was
  13. Uller

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  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    simple trick: pick out a few hotties (I mean guys - not Laia :lol3) and have her follow too :deal

    unfortunately a bunch of the cute guys are already gone... :cry
  15. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I have Eurosport video of Etienne last year, hopped out the heli, pointing direction for one of the Aliens, and perhaps others. I think it was a tricky section.
  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    One thing is for sure...it sounds like one hell of a place to have made a wrong turn into. It'd be interesting to see some video if any surfaces.
  17. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I found one of the lost bikes. When I zoomed in with Google Earth it was clearly there in the ravine.

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    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Oh yeah! good one! looks like a Honda. :rofl
  19. ArthDuro

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    what is that? a 525?
    :lol3
  20. Cuttle

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    :lol3


    looks kinda orange... :norton
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