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

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  1. ioan

    ioan Been here awhile

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    Morning! Does anyone know how long the liaison to the DSS is (time wise)? I can barely contain my excitement!!!!!

    GO EVERYBODY, GO! No retirements today please, that would be tragic. :clap
  2. troy safari carpente

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    :huh The contol official enters the alloted start time, and provided the car does not break the (ASS) timing light, the start time is as designated (penalty incurred for previous or excessive late departure from the control zone).

    At the DSS there is a timing marker at the timing light (finish) some 400 to 800 m before the control. The time is recorded (to the second as jenny says) when the vehicle passes that beam.

    The officials merely record the data that the timing system provides. They don't have to be "in" on anything.

    The finess as the Piglet's guardian correctly points out, is crossing the line at EXACTLY that second. Precise but not impossible... and like I say - unprecedented if they could do it! :lol3
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    "Sultans of Sand" wafts through my head as I giddily warm up my calloused F5finger.
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    You probably missed my earlier posts, where I mentioned, that he ride and live most of the time at north Bohemia (west part of Czech Republic), specifically at Krkonose mountains. Quite good area for skiing as well as enduro riding. We have many friends over there.
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    Well that's no fun is it :D
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    It all sounds a bit chaotic for a full factory team. There was speculation about Bam Bam's job being in jeopardy yesterday but I wouldn't be surprised if the HRC big wigs may look at team management instead? The failure to curb Barreda's enthusiasm to suit the circumstances and lack of support following the inevitable crash fest smacks of poor management to me (not to say BB doesn't share a large portion of the responsibility himself). What a mess! :huh
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    Stage Winner today?

    Is there any chance of navigation being an issue? I doubt, prolly the 157 km SS are lined with spectators and the tracks of the slower 68 bikes.

    3 minutes gaps also reduce the tactics and interaction, so it looks like a chrono to the finish. What are your bets?

    Pain?
    Despres?
    Svitko?
    Barreda?

    An interesting consideration is that there will be no backup for the 3 leaders of the overall :eek1 if they have a mechanic, there's no one to tow you in. I don't believe KTM throws away a chance of a 1-2, so Viladoms should not have to wait three minutes for Coma, but this means Coma must complete the stage on his own steam, there won't be a singe Malle Moto to help him.
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    I'd like to see Perfect Peterhansel go full on and take the win. Screw team orders, screw giving the win to Mr Roma..."I am Mr Dakar, screw you all. This is my race!"

    Then I'd like to see go back to bikes for a year, I bet he could top ten finish still :nod
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    Re Peter/Nani: tdp said that tomorrow (today), all team orders have been retracted, maybe that's the public image they want out, and behind closed doors it has been settled already (which way we will find out in short while)..
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    Awesome.:clap
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    </TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #575757 1px solid" id=td_post_23082447 class=alt1><!-- icon and title -->[​IMG] Sultans of sand f5 style...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ4px9Ri0Y0 :strum

    You got a shiver in ya’ crack,
    It's a dark in bivouac, but meantime:
    South of the CP, you stop and you hold everything...
    The sand is blowin' pixels, double-four time.
    You feel alright then you see “GPS fail....” :huh

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    </TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #575757 1px solid" id=td_post_23082492 class=alt1><!-- message -->Well, you look in the sand, but you don't see too many traces. :dunno
    Comin' in outta terrain, you see the sun go down...:huh
    There’s competitions in other places... :nod
    But the winds, they blowin' that sound.
    Way on down south…
    Way on down south, DAKAR-bound…:wink:


    Check out Alain Duclos, he knows what’s the go,
    But he’s strictly in it; he doesn’t wanna make a try obscene.
    They say an old Sherco is all he can afford,
    When he gets out into the dunes to do his thing.


    And Farres doesn't mind if he didn't make the Team. :shog
    He’s gotta fact’ry ride, he's doin’ alright.
    An’ he can make that GasGas honk like anythang…:1drink
    Savin' it up for <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">DAKAR</st1:City></st1:place> right?! :wink:
    With the Sultans,
    With the Sultans of Sand… :clap


    And a crowd of cool dudes, they're just tooling around in the corner,
    Drinkin’ SPEED in their best orange-tee baggies an’ their motor-homes. :1drink
    The don't give a dang about any MINI drivin’ gang… :nah
    It ain't - as they say - “how we roll…” :rolleyes
    And the Sultans,
    Yes the Sultans say “ass’¤le…” :rofl<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    (yeah..ass¤le) :smooch

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    Sultan solo in the dunes… :strum

    And then Etienne, he steps right up to the microphone.
    He says it fast, just as the nine bell rings,
    "Bonsoir, now is time for breef-ing" :d
    And he gestures fast, with his left hand;
    "We the Sultans,
    "Oui :nod ...are the Sultans of Sand…" <o:p></o:p>

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    Excellent super sultan of sand solo…. fade out… :strum:strum:strum<o:p></o:p>


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  13. ioan

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    I imagine Peterhansel will go all out for the win regardless and I hope he does!
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    I say BBB for stage win, CD 2nd.

    Cd will miss podium for mere seconds.

    My bet is in.

    PS: (I have never been proven right in my predictions) :rofl
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    The second Fire in the Hole, Casteu DSS time is in aprox 20 minutes, right?

    Shhht I am single screened today. :nailbiting
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    :nod
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    Anyone care to translate? I have no clue what he was saying
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    Pyndon, are you there?

    While we wait for the inevitable drama to start, can you try put into words, for those of us that won't ever experience it, what THIS feels like?

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