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

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  1. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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  2. too old

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    :D Come on Neal, get Sam on your list, he's still only a young lad and needs all the promoting he can get :lol3

    He has "family" on here so that should be good enough :thumb:1drink
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    Can I ask a really dumb question. Several actually.

    What do the riders eat? Do they all meet up in the desert and sit down to a feast and then say "Tally Ho chaps lets race again"?

    Or do they eat on the run? How ? Power bars for breakfast and lunch?

    Do they also use a catheter to piss?

    How many water refills do they go through? Where do they get the water from?

    (I know in ironman Tri I used to just piss in my riding gear/shoes but at least there are aid stations with water to wash the yellow off)
  4. Stagehand

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    I dont have dakar experience but mine is thusly:

    Breakfast and dinner in the bivouac feed trough. SHow a wristband, get a fork. I've been known to figure out a place to stuff 5000 calories a day :D went back for thirds practiaclly every time.

    Carry 3L on you, and 3L on the bike for emergency. Pee breaks during Liaison, or on stage, if you just gotta. Unless youre in it for the money, then dont stop during a special- you work it out from there :D

    Maybe take a energy dense lunchymunchy in a pocket. gels, cliff bars, twizzlers.

    Tally ho chaps :lol3 :freaky
  5. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    3l for 8 hours on the bike???

    They'd need a liter an hour wouldn't they ?
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    Hydrate like a moose the other 16. Its sometimes possible to meet up with service crews that will resupply water bladders. I dont know how it works in this event.
  7. nry

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    Don't forget everything is available at the gas stations etc also
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    Few and far between, and dodgy at best?

    #59 Rallyerider RallyeriderCummings 3m
    #Dakar2014 Brett: "Bike is prepped and I have my new mousses with a new rear tyre.”
    Pic from the #MalleMoto area. pic.twitter.com/ikMkjr1aGB

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  9. stewie100

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    Who is in the lead
  10. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    If its yellow you ain't hydrated enough.

    Camel back min 2 to 3 refills if not more . Refill when you refuel bike, at start of special etc. top up whenever you get a chance.

    The hard thing is to regulate when you need a crap. And rally crap is different, it's compacted by the riding and devout of any nutrients after 7 days it can be rock hard.:huh and we are talking about pooh
  11. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Whats in second.:rofl
  12. too old

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    Before anyone else does it - why is in third :D

    The pre-liaison hours are tough :1drink
  13. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Who?
  14. wingnut11

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  15. too old

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    He is in the lead!
  16. too old

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    At this juncture it would be about time the first bikes are leaving left the Bivouac :clap
  17. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    Then what ? Does he who is in second go before he who is in first?
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  19. too old

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    I was trying to deflect from that, a bit like talking to me or any other Englishman about cricket :cry:cry - just as you can't on this forum :D
  20. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    Crick et, aaaah the noble game, fire and ashes, yeah not on this forum
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