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

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  1. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Myway, c'mon man! :D We're trying to give up the dope and you keep giving us more! :D

    I can only decode about 30% of Catalan but I think I understood:

    - they ask about Google Earth studying the roadbook and she says that yes, they want to get as much info as possible about the next stage, so they try to have an idea on Google Earth but the time needed just to mark the roadbook and also paste the modifications is already too much.

    - they ask if it is possible that she'll win ( a stage or the race? ) and she says (out of modesty or conviction?) that it must be impossible for her. She will keep trying to improve, though.
  2. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    You know Dakar is popular when mainstream humorists start to pick on it :D

    Here's one from the old Lisbon-Dakar days making fun of the fervorous fans (portuguese only, sorry) :D

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  3. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Sem problemas! :D

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  4. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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  5. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1

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  6. mlo7

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    So like l said before. It wasn't all about money and wanting a new challenge (pr-talk) for Despres. He gambled and played it wrong imo. KTM simply made a choice in the end.
  7. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    Watched Stage #4 vid by Bianchi Prada.
    04:00 overshot turn
    19:12 looks back to check approaching rider
    19:16 moves over to left signals rider to pass #23 Yamaha
    20:39 slow down looking for turn off
    24:56 on steep razorback (careful)
    26:24 coming up on rider #42 Yellow
    31:53 passed on steep ridge by #86
    32:26 passed by #117
    39:00 lost track ??
    44:04 repassed #117 in neutral zone with warning blaring
    44:21 repassed #86 in neutral zone
    47:22 passes #73 in neutral zone
    47:44 chicken strolls pass
    49:11 end of neutral zone
    1:08:04 passed by (couldn't get number)
  8. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer

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    Jeremias ... :huh

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  9. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Speaking from experience - OUCH !!
  10. Lgo175

    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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    I really don't believe Ktm was left with a choice.

    Despres spoke for himself why can't you leave it at that? Why demean Despres? Only two people know for sure....Despres and the head KTM person, whoever he is, knows for sure. I feel KTM lucked out slowly pissing away the gain from other's early mistakes. When is the last time Despres missed a wp/check?

    I can't wait until 2015..... I believe between Yamaha and Honda, KTM will kicked back into the Gas Gas, Sheroco and Husky division.... Coma will not be afforded the luxury of cruise control.

    Now that ought to piss off a few :D:D:D:D
  11. Lgo175

    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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    WOW.... I have seen better looking zippers....:cry:cry
  12. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Pant pant pant cough hack pant pant pant !!!

    I finally got caught up after starting about 200 pages behind. :eek1

    Wait.....where did the race go? :rofl

    WELL DONE F5ers! I have thoroughly enjoyed following the greatest race in the world with you all. I did have time to see the 30 minute video summaries daily. Then back to the f5irehose to get "the rest of the story". :evil

    Well done to all the competitors! :clap:freaky:clap
    My condolences to those who have fallen. :cry

    I'll be looking for Coma, Sainz, and Chavo in 2015. :D
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  14. too old

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    :lol3 "the head of KTM person" - for Motorsport ................ I think you may find that Pit Beirer fit's the bill, and he just spoke :D:1drink

    But a good season coming up and I feel (IMHO as they say) that the "ordinary" rally's are more influenced by the man than the machine than in the Dakar. It's difficult to gauge how much, but if rider influence plays a bigger part then yes the season will be well and truly open with HRC probably already working on the technical lessons from the Dakar :clap
  15. pebble35

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  16. MF1A

    MF1A Ride with the Wind

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    Last Saturday i had one of the best days of my life... i was working loading ( actually driving ) the cars and trucks of the Dakar here in the Port of Valparaiso. here a few Pics...i hope i loaded correctly...

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    here you can visit my gallery.

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    best regards

    till next Dakar....and yes.....in south america again!
  17. Bluebull2007

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    Fantastic stuff - You lucky swine!! :D

    Thanks for the pics.
  18. too old

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    I couldn't see the big bucket with Barreda's bike in it :lol3
  19. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    Honda probably fly them back to Japan and start working on flexible roadbook holders .
    They'd go broke if Barreda rides for them next year .
  20. Bluebull2007

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    I think they should consider just making the whole thing out of rubber - the bike I mean. :lol3



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