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

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  1. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    I do too, no worries. I found ES but all I'm seeing now is tennis. :bluduh
  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :norton Everytime I watch the Minis in a video I can't help but think they should've chosen black mud flaps.

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  4. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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  5. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    By the way - on the photo is David Pabiska, team mate of Stefan Svitko from SP Moto Dakar team.
  6. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle snikker

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    Just want to quote this once... this kind of pic makes me happy as hell when it's just me and some friends in them... but to see this perspective from the Dakar? Chills, man. Chills.

    And how.
  7. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    I thought that CdP would lead out tomorrow as the winner of stage 12???? :huh

  8. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    This truly was an amazing day... full of all the unexpected, yet expected drama, twists and turns.

    Here's some interesting thoughts about tomorrow...

    Salvatierra will most likely land at top 15. Really an incredible feat for a regionalite. He should receive high honors from the spectators and major respect from the competition. Imagine breaking into a top 15 Dakar in your own backyard... I'd go grab a sexy Chileno right after the finish for some additional fireworks celebrations if I were so lucky to be him!!!

    Jakes could actually break into the top ten if he has a great ride and Casteau fatigues... Could you imagine making it into this year's top ten on the final stage.

    There's plenty of motivation for a shoot out ahead.

    Casteau, Svitko and Gouet will need to keep focused to prevent being bumped out of the top ten... which would be a severe letdown after all they've been through. They better hope Jakes doesn't have one amazing run left in him.

    Bang Bam Boom Barreda... Any normal person would be ecstatic to end in 7th, just ask the riders I listed above. But we really don't know what BB will truly be satisfied with. I'm hoping he still has one big fire burning left in him. He is a wild horse here, and he could still move up a notch if mother Murphy still has a few more tricks up her sleeve. If I was team Honda, at this point, I'd play the wild card I was dealt. I'd set Boom Boom on fire and tell him to ride like he was being chased by the devil ( in otherwords, continue on, business as usual). Because, in hindsight things always look worse, just like any big gamble that's ever gone bad. And it's only the failed ones that smell bad. His plan was flawed, but he had the bravado to actually try pressuring the leader into an error. I think, had he not tried, he would have second guessed himself all the way to his death bed. He lived his second to the last stage like most people could only be so lucky living each day of their life... he lived it like there was no tomorrow. I still think BB has a ton of spirit left and I wouldn't be surprised... no, actually... I'm going out on a limb here to say he only falls a couple times and maintains his 7th position.

    Kuba has ridden a Hell of a race, and he's only around 17" from top 5 at 6th... He must be thinking... I'm that close to TOP F&%king 5. You can believe that's motivation for him.

    So that leaves Kuba breathing down on Helder's back at 5th.

    And Helder's some 6" down from taking over Cyril's spot at 4th... Yeah, well I only see Cyril moving upward.

    Cyril is clearly within stricking distance of Pain at 4 mins. for a 3rd podium spot. That's doable for Cyril. And there's even an outside chance he could gain 14" on Pain for 3rd if Pain is forced into a navigational error.

    Pain has a ton of pressure trying to preserve a 3rd podium position with a rider like Cyril breathing down on him. This has got to be one of the worst spots to have. Imagine contemplating that at night while completed the road book... "Shit, I've got Cyril chasing Helder.... and I've got Helder chasing me... and I'll have to navigate my ASS out of this."

    Jordi's only 10" ahead of Pain in 2nd Podium, and you can bet Pain's thinking there's a change to move up. And Basically Jordi will be leading the race. The big question here is whether that pressure's too much for Jordi. And I personally would not be surprised if by a very slim chance... Cyril has his best performance of the entire rally and out navigates, out performs and flat out hustles his way into 2nd place. I'm sticking my neck out here (as I'm known to do every once in a while)nand putting my chips on the table for Cyril... not only to pull off an upset of both Pain and Villadoms, but one of the greatest upsets and comebacks in Dakar history. It's a long shot and there's only one person I'd trust who could pull that needle out of the Antifagasto sand. Cyril Despres.

    And as we already know... the winner of this race, orchestrated in brilliant fashion is Mr. Smooth Marc Coma. But hold on, there's still drama here... Will Marc help handle some of Jordi's navigation and secure Jordi's position as a 2nd podium finisher. If so will it be Team KTM vs. Team Yamaha for the final stage.

    And above all else, what trickery will ms. Murphy bring to the table in tomorrows last and final finish to another superb Dakar?

    What was a year in anticipation... Is now only seemingly moments away from an end.

    And a big thanks to this awesome adv family. It's nice to know there are other rally F5eaks out there besides me.
  9. Lgo175

    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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    There must be some footage of JBB assume crash or crashes. It's not like someone would not be following him to check his advancement/failures. HRC bought up all the film footage????:
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    Thanks to all you F5in'-Hosers. It's been a great rally and this is quite possibly the best way to follow a sport EVER.
    This is my second year as a full time lurker and I applaud all of your efforts:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap. I have been glued to the hose all week in perpetual catch up mode.
    It's been grand!!and thanks to you all have found a new fondness for snooker

    To the riders , fans , crews, media and F5erhosers alike, thank you so much !!!

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    bigborefan Making new friends

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  12. Myway

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    This pic is also stage 12 see 1200 in the code

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    trick is to change the numers 18 in 19
    so you can see them before they posted in the website, but uploade first. :wink:





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    What happend happend, he want to fix it, took much parts of his bike go go underneath or use some parts, but did not want to put all together and loose more time so he left the skidplate and and ride on.

    Others took his parts in the car?
  13. Myway

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    Guess who this is:

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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Well well well, look how that Bouncy Bort brought out all that eloquence in all of you... Face it, drama, desperation and conspiracy is the F5uel of this thread...

    Managed to catch up, ready for tomorrow...

    Nani or Peter?

    Pain or CD?

    Who could ask for a better epilogue than this?

    Goodnight all...
  15. Deadly99

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    Had to go back and look, shame on me, always should remember the hero.

    NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD)

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    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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  18. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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    Well off to bed shortly as am getting up early to hit the woods on my Husaberg so I wont know what happens tomorrow until late in the day so all you F5irehose folks keep a handle on it and I will be back on here late tomorrow afternoon to see what took place

    Go Mike J Go
  19. dieselcruiserhead

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    Pretty good video covering the 2014 KTM 450 rally bike and a lot of the changes over 2013. "KTM has had to up their game due to serious competition from Honda" and also the difference between Africa and South America and the terrain and how the bikes are generally trending closer to enduro bikes rather than the larger historical Dakar bikes... pretty interesting..

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fRjSY7TEU34" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  20. 5 speed

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    yea thats haulin the mail. Just for comparison, how fast in this type of section would the old venerable KTM 950 have been? I cant imagine much faster?
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