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

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  1. Bluebull2007

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    May be so but you still get the gold medal for quality info this year Myway. :clap :clap :clap
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  2. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Someone has to mention it or are we all too polite!:lol3
    This thread is the Firehose...as in.....

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    NOT this!
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    Or maybe you just spell Firehose differently where you are from!

    Or we could be persuaded to change the name!!:wink:
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    Desayuno en el día de descanso, castillo de san Lorenzo con Alex, César, Toño y Willy gracias a mis compañeros y amigos por el apoyo en esta primera mitad Alex y César apoyo de lujo en la dormida y preparada diaria, Toño y Willy, los chips mexicas de lujo, con agua fía en la salida de las especiales, muy agradecido de estar acompañado. Por otra parte mis patros de Canadá alertas en las salidas 5am en Rosario y San Juan, y más tarde a cotorrear con toda la pandilla.

    También agradecimiento especial a Rodrigo Caballero y todo su equipo de mecánicos trabajo de lujo en la moto después de romper roadbook y amortiguador trasero, mañana vamos por la segunda mitad!!!! Carlos Gracida también va muy bien, esperamos terminante ambos el Dakar!!!! Viva México

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    Spanish is not my first or second, but I think he's basically saying thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou :D
  4. Adalift

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    Cheers Barrier!:rofl
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  5. RedlegDaddy

    RedlegDaddy Been here awhile

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    Just checking in to say thanks to all those contributing to the thread, the coverage has been awesome this year so far just as expected! :clap

    Happy to see Coma doing well but just gutted about some of the other things that have happened so far. :cry
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    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    What are the Marathons? Haven't spotted that model before.
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    Unobtanium tires that only the top factory teams have access to. Michelin is only making them FOR the Dakar due to the increased mileage needed for the two Marathon stages.

    Michelin's official release about the tires included verbage something like this, "For the average rider, they will be fine on the Michelin Deserts. The Marathon tires are only for the BEST!"

    Here's the full release: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/stage-4/workshop.html

    And from it:

  9. Myway

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    Chaleco Lopez, to surgery after the Dakar

    The Chilean pilot underwent a diagnosis after being out of competition Edition 2014 in a fall of 5 meters.

    The medical team from the center of sports medicine of Las Condes clinic, led by Dr. Fernando Radice traumatologist, handed the diagnosis of the national pilot Francisco "chaleco" López, after suffering a serious accident: simple Tec, chest trauma, fracture of the third and fourth metacarpal left, traumatic dislocation of the left kneecap and cervical sprain.

    This medical report was confirmed once in the clinical center of Salta (Argentina) x-rays, scanners and magnetic resonance imaging of chest, spine, knee and hand made.

    Despite the strong impact, which left his bike out of service, the State of health of the athlete is good and uncomplicated, accompanied at all times by his medical team, who have already made sutures in the ear and left knee injuries.

    Overnight today, Teno hails pilot will be transferred from Salta to Clinica Las Condes, where will be the day intervened Sunday, to treat his broken hand.


    Bing translate that is the best i can do.


    Lopez left Friday during the sixth stage of the Dakar 2014, Tucumán and Salta, when he was in third place in the overall standings. This was the fourth withdrawal of the outstanding rider in seven presentations in the "most extreme of the world" test.
  10. Jurassic

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    Just in from work and caught up. Great rest day efforts everybody, I especially enjoyed reading Pyndon's poignant post. :clap:clap:clap
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    Fully agree......and we both had unexpected issues to overcome which I think this is just part of it. It will happen and how you overcome them takes some of that luck.

    Had you not been able to get a sprocket bolt, that could have ended bad and if my fork bottom had departed company with the stanction,
    that too could have been bad. We got lucky there but had to work for it!
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    Mike and Pedro :D

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    Thanks for that :thumb More separation of the Elite/Aliens from the rest of the riders. But then, the $30,000 set of forks Chaleco destroyed yesterday are out of reach of all but factory riders too, so no surprise.


    Now I know why Jonah "rolled his own".
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    BoliviaTV/ENVIVO has been a good background, interviewing models right now... part of the Dakar experience :evil
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    Just caught up after having to work yesterday , reading in three different points on the thread sometime gets a bit messy.

    Great info from Ned and Pyndon and all you other Dakar veterans on what these guys are going through. Plenty of saving to notebook going on here :D

    Update on Super Allan. #165

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    Allan Roberts FB

    "It's insane! There are the top ten or so in a race as for the rest of us it's a fight, a fight for survival. Today's stage was relatively 'easy' compare to the past 4, if you call going around bends with 100 meter sheer cliffs, rocks on the road, many river crossings and of course dust. I had a good day, only hitting a rock in a creek that saw me with wet gloves after I fell but in here in Salta for a rest day tomorrow.
    It has been grueling beyond belief, yesterday was madness in the desert, at one point I had a fire in the bash plate as already mentioned but managed to put it out quickly, goncalves not so lucky with his honda.
    The days are long, but the bike is taking what ever I head it towards-it's strong and it will get me to the finish line as I will get her there as well.
    There are some wild stories that go on out there, yesterday I came across a rider in the middle of the river bed, he'd crashed, I stopped picked him up and got his bike off the path as he got his breath and then another rider, an Argentinian crashed right there-at about 100 k's an hour, now I helped him up, he was hurt and picked his bike up, I then rode on-it's bloody tough, on stage 3 there were broken bikes and people everywhere, they are trying to break us but I will not be beaten.
    Also I am a national hero if Poland. On the marathon stage overnight I gave my rear wheel to Kuba Prygonski, he is a factory KTM rider, he's running in the top ten. I was interviewed on TV in Poland, they love me! And then for the trouble KTM gave me a whole factory rim with bib moose and tire on it for the trouble, and my old one back....that's the Dakar.
    Many other things to tell but it will have to wait. I appreciate the support, it helps, it gives me energy which is hard to come by out here, as you all are day by day I am willing myself to the end. "


    Rest day he also said he'd had a very good sleep :D


    Rik his mechanic working on the bike today.


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    and with that I'm off for a run and then load the bikes into the van for a day at the motocross track with my ten year old son and then hopefully the beach with my daughter.. (should be allowed to take the bikes to the beach eh !)

    Enjoy the rest day everyone thank you so much for all your input into this amazing once a year thread :clap
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    One other thing, Thanks to Scotty at Breauxman live, the helmet I won is in Texas here being modeled by the lovely Amanda :D

    Should be on its way to Sydney soon !


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    After I read about the fall from 5 meters I looked back at some video footage and stitched this camera pan together. A little blurry because it was a fast pan.

    Going over that edge at speed :eek1 Chaleco is one tough hombre!

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    More Dakar heartbreak :cry

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    found this page on the KTM site...

    http://www.ktm.com/la/news-events/dakar-newsroom/ktm-at-the-dakar.html

    Been following for about 2 years now too (thank you to everyone especially with the video clips). I really wish we got Eurosport or better coverage here as well.

    Anyway, at the end of the day this says something too about KTM's 13 consecutive years with the win. I ride and love my KTM but am rooting for Honda this year, not that Coma doesn't deserve it. I also hope he can keep it together. Really big bummers about sam sunderland, goncalves, and Eric Palante as well.


    Has anyone seen the Senna documentary? Dakar is so full of fodder that it needs yet another documentary in my opinion about current days in south America. It is riveting...
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    Not only that, but I'm betting his front wheel landed just short of those logs in the path.
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