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

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  1. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    Hi everybody,
    i have friends at Chile right now (they are on the 8-months trip from South to top of North America on old R100GS. They asked, if there is any map where is possible to ride to spot some nice view of the tomorrow's stage or so. Any GPS coordinates where to go to see the best of the final day action? not podium etc, they want to see riders on the stage. thanks for help


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  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Surely Dieselcruiserhead was being ironic... right???

    Unless he means that the 'mechanical issue' was the fact the bolts holding the nav tower to the headstock, and the rear fender to the frame 'failed' to support the components after an almighty cartwheel!!!

    Jx
  3. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    I have respect too, but what he did today pissed me off. He flipped that bike, a complete endo.

    Not hearsay. We saw the damage.

    I done a bang bang myself in a rally and nearly DNF that day too because my tower came loose. It takes a lot to do that, you have to fall really hard. Once its loose its impossible to ride fast. After 50 km with a loose tower you will start to have electrical issues, because all the wiring goes there.

    We will probably never know what really happened, that's what I find frustrating.
  4. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    I think BB's great, so what if he crashes a lot? If I was his team manager I'd probably hate him but I'm a fan and he's a charger and I love that about him. I hope HRC stick by him and he comes good in future years.
  5. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    I agree with Bluebull.

    Take another look at this picture. There is no way that he didn't crash and spectacularly at that.

    The tail is gone, exhaust outlet is crushed. To me, even more insane is that the skid plate is gone. Plus, the tower support is broken and flopping around. Side fairing is missing.

    This looks like BBB's worst off of the race.
  6. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Well.... I said ''I think'' in both sentences... capiche? :wink:
  7. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    I'm really starting to dislike snooker.
  8. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I love the F5irethread coverage, I love that BBB is still up (maybe being towed at the moment) and I love that he is trying to ride that honda with nothing left and stuff left that he wished would have fell off already.

    As long as he is riding, we and others will be talking! Love it! :clap :clap
  9. Rockteryx

    Rockteryx Been here awhile

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    I don't get Pizzolitos point: "I saw BB and his bike , there was no chance repairing it so I moved on..."

    BB get it home in the end. And it's a f5&$*duty of a WC to do all he can. So with him staying at BB he could hep navigate and even tow him the liason ... or jumpstart the bike like the car was doing. That is comradship inside a team.

    F5&#%, does he even stopped and talked to BB?:baldy:baldy:baldy:baldy:baldy
  10. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    I'm sorry I'm looking back at it and you guys are right - looks like a crash. I somehow misinterpreted the video when they showed the wiring broken etc..
  11. imeny

    imeny Been here awhile

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    <iframe frameborder="0" width="480" height="270" src="http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x19usyl" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19usyl_us-stage-12-car-bike-stage-summary-el-salvador-la-serena_auto" target="_blank">US - Stage 12 - Car/Bike - Stage Summary - (El...</a> <i>by <a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/Dakar" target="_blank">Dakar</a></i>
  12. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Reminds me of olympian Bode Miller. Who eventually ended up winning despite pushing it to the edge...
  13. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    I hope snooker is going on :eek1

    I am on the PC and can't get VLC to run Eurosport, is there a trick or a link to some webviewer?

    Please?
  14. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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  15. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Yeah, they're still poking their balls.

    It's 5-2, so could be over soon. Or the guy leading could screw it up and go to 11 frames again just to spite us.
  16. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    May somebody explain how they play that game? What is the score to see as end? Why she return the balls back to the table? Do you experts expect to finish in 30 minutes or it will be longer?


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  17. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Great pot from McGuire, keep this up and the snooker will be over in a couple of minutes! :clap
  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :nod

    Sounds to me like Nani may possibly be more upset about the team orders... :dunno I don't think he wants that big * next to his win...will be interesting to see if they are taken off the leash tomorrow.
  19. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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  20. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    You pot a red ball and then a colour, the coloured ball then goes back on the table.

    When all the red balls are potted, the colours then have to be potted in a specific order yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black and this time they don't go back. When they are all down, it's over!
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