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

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  1. charapa

    charapa Been here awhile

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    Getting an airhose installed from his tires to his engine's intake?? :lol3:lol3
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    Ah, the good ol' redneck supercharger. :D
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    Ryobi is NOT a 'redneck'... He's just a 'good ol' boy'..... with a red neck! :lol3:lol3
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    Does that mean we will get 5 timings over the 2 or so hours with the first after around 20 mins? :clap:clap:clap
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    Hi! I have been on this amazing forum before but never posted anything. Hopefully there will be more now when the Dakar has started :beer
  6. Flood

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    Of course, and every timing will show up without delay and make perfect sense. Like every year on SS1. :lol3
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    Welcome!
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    Great, we normally have a few hickups - this will nearly be like live tracking :rofl:rofl:rofl

    5 updates including the ASS over 180km - looks like the ASO are setting themselves up for an early fall :evil:lol3
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    According to Marcel Vermeij on Twitter, Chicherit is also stopped with his assistance truck, at km86 of the liaison.
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    Robby iis parked up, next to his support vehicle, after 41km on the liason..

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    Can someone put up the iritrack link. PLEEEAAASSEEE !:evil:evil
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    Morning all ! Looking forward to the F5 frenzy once again :evil:evil:evil

    The race this year will be something else - whilst I have to be honest and say I am firmly in the orange camp, the Yamaha and Honda challenge cannot be ignored and it can only add to the global interest and excitement as the race develops.

    But let's not forget the riders in the lower positions - the names we may not recognise but who have spent years planning, fundraising and struggling to just get to the start line and to achieve the Dakar dream. The Malle Moto 'DIY' riders with no team backup on the event. The ones arriving at the bivouac in darkness and getting a few hours sleep before setting off battered and tired before dawn the next day.

    In my book these are the true heroes of the Dakar :clap:clap:clap:clap

    Wishing all the competitors and teams out in South America a safe ride !
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    will be following this thread with keen interest from Jhb :1drink
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    BJ's turn now...Shakedown?

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    it's f5inally started w00t!

    stupid PST timezone, i'll have to be back awake @ 6am to catch the start of the bikes. good luck everyone, i'll be catching up with the webventure.br photos as soon as they start posting something from the race, as usual.

    bring it on! :D
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  20. misc

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    Hi everybody,

    I think one of the most interesting parts of my website is "monitor.trackingdakar.nl". Most of you probably already experienced how hard it has always been to follow Dakar on small screens like mobile phones or tablets. On the other side it's also hard to optimize a website for all these different devices with different resolutions and browsers. I want to try to make things a bit easier or at least clarify the overview a bit for smaller devices. Of course this has some side effect: maybe you like the old overview more? Because it costs a lot of time to rewrite all pages I decided to start with the "monitor". I hope you like the idea behind it and I'm curious after your experiences. I'm to busy right now to follow the forum and other social media, but I would love to share it with you.

    http://monitor.trackingdakar.nl/

    On high resolution (HD) it will show everything like you are used to. On lower resolution columns dissapear, but most important information is still there. Maybe you should play a bit with the page size and check how it looks on mobiles or tablets. I think you will get used to it quite fast.

    If you don't like the dissapearing of the columns and want to switch back to the old view you can switch back easily by clicking the ">>" button on the right. You can then switch back with the "<<" button. The trick with dissapearing columns will be extremely helpfull on the longer stages with huge amounts of checkpoints and waypoints.

    When (timing) columns dissapear you will see 2 columns at the end of the table with "Time" and "Pos". These are the times and positions on the last checkpoint or waypoint where the drivers passed. You probably noticed the grey header with a waypoint name: that's the last specific waypoint.

    Enjoy the new page and I hope you like it! Have fun and please be patient the coming hours while I try to get and keep things up and running.

    Best regards,
    Mischa

    UPDATE: I hope you are using new browsers, because these new features must be incompatible with older browsers. If this is a problem I will put the old version of the monitor there aswell.
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