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

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  1. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Pretty safe. Today's route was, as I understand it, all "on-piste" with essentially no opportunity to wander off into the boonies.
  2. Martino

    Martino Adventurer

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    Toomas had a very good day considering his experience in rally raids (or lack thereof). These fast and not so navigationally complicated stages should suit him pretty well.
    Mart presented a solid amateur's performance - nothing exceptional but also nothing to complain about. Job well done.
  3. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Local hero Marcos Patronelli
    Marcos Patronelli finishes a strategic second place after the first stage of Dakar Rally 2014. The Argentinian is just 21 seconds behind Chile's Ignacio Casale.
  4. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer

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    Dunno why I have to follow the family every single time they go out... I still end up wondering out scratching my head and browsing/trying to follow via my mobile phone and I and up draining the battery. Even a 10000mAmp battery pack did not help :huh

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  5. Bluebull2007

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    Absolutely, they know where he is. The iritrack shows the organisation exactly where everyone is at all times and even sends the organisation a warning if there is a sudden stop. They are also able to talk to the riders via the satellite radio in the iritrack if need be as well.

    They both did great! Go Estonia!!! :clap :clap :clap

    Awesome to have you here Martino!! :thumb
  6. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    GO FIMP!!


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  7. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Dread Pendragon not amused

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    Love it! :rofl:rofl
  9. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Seems like fimp is in! :clap
  10. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Long day for him.

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  11. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    :rayof

    Phew....I was getting worried...
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Awesome :clap

    7+ hours behind the leader...still has a long liaison ahead of him and likely needs to fix whatever mechanical issues he had today along with regular bike maintenance. Setup his tent, eat whatever food is left at that time of night (likely just the pasta bar), etc

    He is doing this the really, really hard way :nod


    Giver :pynd
  13. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer

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    Fred is still out, :cry I hope he takes care of himself, it will be a long night, but he will never give up :clap:clap

    Gilbert Escale indeed made it to the Bivouac, have no idea what the mechanical problem was. I am amazed he took the bike out of the stage anyways... :huh

    As far as the general standings, I think we have to cool down. Of course the team are using them to their advantage (See HRC press - I would do the same :D) but hey, I am sure the oldies are playing with the newbies at the moment. Win 7 stages, but if by day eight you are as good as a doorknob, we will see who wins Dakar. And CP, even if I don't like him as much as I like Coma, he has the crowns, he has the experience and he did not crash in stage 1 :D
    I am impressed by most riders, 3 minutes bring you close to 40 :lol3 .

    I am sure over in stage 2, the heat will be the same. I think HRC is going to be very fun to watch. Full throttle every day, I hope they make it to the end without swapping engines. But for me, this is not a sprint, although most young riders and today in general it felt like it. The opening stage, everybody wanted to win, blah blah blah... They will understand that they need endurance (both riders and bikes) to win this race. I mean, they know it, but they get carried a bit... :D.

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    :clap:clap:clap........thanks Myway......

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    Fred was out when I started writing the post... :huh

    Go Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeed !!! :pyndon
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  18. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Interview with Francesco Beltrami here (in Italian):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHguXc9xw6E

    He says that the bike had a problem with the fifth gear and basically he rode today's stage only with its fourth gear (:eek1). Also he suffered the same problem with the fuel pump that had yesterday. Now he has to find an engine to continue... :baldy
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  20. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer

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    Nooooooooo :cry
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