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

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  1. Bluebull2007

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    If you cant understand the "Spanish", that is Amara, the old southern Indian (Inca) language which is the 1st language in these parts.
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    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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  3. Bluebull2007

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    Not voodoo. They worship Pachamama here, "mother earth god".
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    I'm loving this. :clap
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    Barreda is opening!!
  6. JR_FX

    JR_FX Been here awhile

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    Barreda just showed on TV Bolivia?
  7. Bluebull2007

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    Barrreda 1st through Tupiza
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    JR_FX Been here awhile

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    Someone just inform them of Mischas tracker. They´re saing sh#t about the times...
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    I seem to remember a story from 2012 Dakar, when Toby was exhausted one night with some way to go to the finish. The guys on the sweeper truck wanted to help, but knew he was DQd as soon as the loaded his bike. Then some bright spark fellow competitor who had withdrawn offered to ride Toby's bike for a while, while Toby slept in the back of the truck.
    Accepting help from fellow competittors is allowed.
    Can someone confirm that that happened?
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    His tracker is off, he won't show there today..
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    damn Tupiza looks fairly dry too. The rainy season must not be too bad yet. This part of Bolivia has a Grand Canyon feel to it.


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    that's him.
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    The journos are oblivious to the whole Dakar thing, they still say Coma is in the lead..

    Barreda left 4th so Coma - 6 minutes... He's going very fast...
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    Why is it the best live footage I've seen yet is coming from Bolivia? :lol3:clap
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    Yes this happened. It happened on Stage 5 this year too where an organization guy apparently rode a bike for 40km in the heat while the rider recuperated in the air conditioned car.
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    They neeed to turn on Bolivian TV!
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    no this is the best stream, for some days they changed from justin to livestream

    but we must write them to compliment them for this initiative


    who makes a set up?
  18. Bluebull2007

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    Its pretty amazing isnt it? You would know this having been there as well.

    What I found amazing is they built a beautiful airport at Uyuni for this event, installed new a substation nearby, and they have had people cleaning up the town and area these past 4 months in preparation for the Dakar. :deal

    The President is a big Dakar nut so I think this has some influence.
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    This year the "Frites" car co driver also rode a bike some miles while the rider was on the car...
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    I'm in! +1 Great stuff...
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