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

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  1. dentvet

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  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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  3. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Well, I've got the first week off work, t shirt ordered, a PC and a tablet. The only problem is that it is bed time when each stage kicks off! Ah well, right hemisphere, wrong side of the planet.

    Go Grabbo no.32:clap:clap:clap:freaky
    Also best of luck to the other Aussies:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  4. rmhrc628

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    Too funny!!
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  5. rmhrc628

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    Sams up!!

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    On a serious note how do riders sleep pre and during the event?
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    Holding hands indeed :rofl

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  8. rmhrc628

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    Are there any mile markers (post counts) that will help us chart progress of this thread? (Kinda like min number of posts required per day to equal last years thread)
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  9. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Here's the good stuff. This is my Google Earth file showing the exact course for Stage 1. The Google Earth imagery is pretty good in some places, and terrible in others. I have other imagery I use when the GE imagery is bad, which explains why my track is slightly "off the road" in some places.

    Google Earth file - Dakar 2014 Stage 1 Course

    Look here for photos along the course: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23134375#post23134375
    Look here for some points in the roadbook matched to the GE imagery: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23134138#post23134138

    [​IMG]
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    What's are DSS ETA? ~+4.5hr?

    Something like this for the first liason.

    <iframe class="mp4downloader_tagChecked " marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Rosario,+Santa+Fe+Province,+Argentina&daddr=RP+23&hl=en&geocode=FSs2Cf4dfE1i_Clb19c1k1O2lTFXpVgC6YZA7A%3BFQUYFf4dfssm_A&sll=-32.180843,-64.318771&sspn=0.381821,0.837021&mra=ls&ie=UTF8&ll=-32.552752,-62.61648&spn=0.799564,3.899844&t=m&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="425"></iframe>
    <small>View Larger Map</small>

    ASS Liason something like this:

    <iframe class="mp4downloader_tagChecked " marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=San+Luis,+San+Luis+Province,+Argentina&daddr=Au.+RN+148&hl=en&geocode=FVoU-_0d004N_Ck915pS5DvUlTFGvIq9gx7uXQ%3BFWlTDP4dCu8b_A&aq=0&oq=San+Luis&sll=-32.646313,-65.047302&sspn=1.519416,3.348083&t=h&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=9&ie=UTF8&ll=-32.646313,-65.047302&spn=1.519416,3.348083&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="425"></iframe>
    <small>View Larger Map</small>
    <small></small>
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  11. slime

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  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Well.... YEAH... if you want to give it ALL away.......
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  13. Got2Moto

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    Looks like he toned down the jump this year

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xjxjgaXmhPU" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
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  14. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    That is always what amazes me. How anybody gets any sleep in the Bivvys at all. It must be like trying to sleep on the stage of a big hair metal band. :huh I read a Dakar racer said once they use sleeping pills sometimes, but not sure what is and is not allowed in that department these days.

    I crewed for a 24hr offroad moto endurance race recently and I do know that when you get tired enough you can sleep through anything.
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    I'm in!!! Can't wait for this show to start. :clap
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  16. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    A fanny pack is just not the way to go !!!!!!
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  17. too old

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    or motor homes, but the real answer is not much - the better you are though the more sleep time you will get - I know the likes of Ned, Pyndon and Manny in the past would have had days when the didn't!!:eek1:eek1:eek1
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  18. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    as yours was post # 29 you can be quite f5unny at times rmhrc628 :lol3:lol3
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  19. HogWild

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    Check out the decent on the Stage 1 liaison just after the finish. Too bad they don't race down that!

    [​IMG]
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  20. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Wowzers! :eek1:eek1
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