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

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  1. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    They could give them store credit.


    Joking aside, because of the Marathon stage, it's too late to put them back in the race in any meaningful way.
    They would also need to airlift 15-20 bikes to the start of tomorrows stage witch isn't a small task.
  2. Jurassic

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    What would placate you if you were in that situation? An apology and reinstatement would be about the only thing I can think of but as Troy already pointed out that's unlikely to happen. Financial compo wouldn't bring back your Dakar dream in any meaningful way.
  3. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    To know where your competitor is you have to know the his position as well no? :ear
    It could be done but I think they are doing it either in the check points by having people there getting the times or in the refueling where they can get more info to the riders.
  4. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    No mustache? :deal
  5. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    A fake mustache might help significantly also.

    Edit: Great minds think alike, Armageddon.
  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    +1

    I'm almost 100% certain this is why the ASO have abandonned "irritrack map overlay" tracking on the dakar.com site, and - as you say - the live tracking get's "hazy" on a semi regular basis these last couple of years.

    There is a lot of intel out there if a team is set up to exploit it. :nod
  7. Jurassic

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    Interesting. Imagine when Google Glass tech trickles down, Google Goggles anyone? :huh
  8. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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  9. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Full refund of entry fees, free entry into next year's rally, and, say, $100K for the insult would go a long way.
  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    :doh my bad.
  11. Uller

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    Hi everyone. David here, I just want to say a special thanks to all of you out there, my extremely supportive family, friends and sponsors for you outstanding support. Unfortunately, my 2014 Dakar has come to an end. I dislocated my knee in a crash today which tore my ACL ligaments which means I am unable to continue riding. This is devastating as this is now my second go at completing the Dakar. They don't call it the world's toughest race for no reason. Again, thanks so much for all the support you have shown on this page, It means a lot to the team and I. Cheers David.


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  12. Screamingeagle3

    Screamingeagle3 Been here awhile

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    Maybe slot in the next dakar for some "symbolic" amout of money (sort of not whole entry fee)??
  13. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Mention to HogWild which way the wind is blowing where you're at, wait 20 minutes, and he'll post a picture of the intersection your at and a Google Earth route of how to get there.
  14. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hang about? Does anyone know what Manny was up to yesterday?!

    Just a thought ;o)

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  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    x 20...!? :eek1:eek1:eek1

    Wow! You've just torpedoed Etienne's holiday budget plans in Bora Bora next summer! :rofl





    If ASO get's wind of this... the airlifting /night transfer of 20 bikes and riders to tonights bivouac might just not seem too extreme after all.

    But in all seriousness, as per Thomas second report from the 20 "survivors" at the marathon biv. Has the ASO made an official comment/standpoint on what happened yet... seems there were no jury/CRO contact personell AT the marathon bivouac... So any action/decision that could have been taken is delayed until this evening.

    24 hours pass fast on a caravan that moves forwards every day.
  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    In the meantime.....Chaleco is on a tear!

    Dakar.com

    1:59 Bikes: CP1: Chaleco on top

    Francisco López (KTM) posted the fastest time at CP1, 176 kilometres into the motorcycle/quad special. With a time of 2 h 30'12', he was 2'06' faster than second-placed Alain Duclos (Sherco), who is clearly on a roll, and 3'36' faster than third-placed Marc Coma.
  17. Bluebull2007

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    :rofl You and I have been harping on this quite bit over the last 100 posts or so. That's our story and we are sticking to it. :deal

    Im telling you following the Dakar and the stories is very much like being in the twilight zone. :lol2
  18. beerbuzz

    beerbuzz Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't be suprised if there are lawsuits involved.
  19. Balkan Boy

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    This has been discussed last year, as well.
    I, personally, don't see an easy solution.

    Banning all cell phones/gadgets (and enforcing it) would be very difficult and tedious.
    Allowing any sort of communication (like in WRC where they have mountains of data while they drive) would take a lot from the honest, marathon competition (like it did in WRC) and introduce what team managers call 'tactics', :puke1

    It's a toughie, and I think technology will prevail.
  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Sam's engine went on the liaison, out of race apparently :cry
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