Dakar stage maps - the top secret stuff !

Discussion in 'Racing' started by HogWild, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    You're crazy, Scott. :lol3


    With an ear in to the right teams, you could probably finance your own effort for next year with this stuff. :deal



    :D
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  2. ArthDuro

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    Scott,
    you are nucking futs!
    this is super cool
    :clap:clap:clap

    HogWild to Dakar 2012

    :lol3
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  3. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I have a cell phone connection directly to the "right team" and they said no to my price. If they had said yes, this thread would not exist. I'm open to proposals from other teams. :wink:
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  4. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Keep putting up what you have. ASO may comp you into the event, just so you can't give it to anyone else. :norton


    :ricky
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  5. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Spectacular stuff, Scott!
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  6. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That's the whole reason I'm posting it! Not that you guys really care to see this stuff. :lol3

    Two days ago I emailed the Google Earth file to someone associated with ASO. No response yet!
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  7. wrk2surf

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    Scott, is there steep mtns in SS 2??
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  8. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    aren't there rules about what maps you can use and/or have in the vehicle?
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  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    im sure the factory teams do this same thing.. I have done it for every rallymoto and desert race for the last couple years I have entered (not to Scott's length) but it helps tremendously to familiarize where you will be... local landmarks, populated areas for help,shortcuts :evil etc...
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  10. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    :rofl

    They are allowed standard maps with no notes on them. They are not allowed any type of satellite or aerial imagery. And they are not allowed any type of computer. But that all only applies to the time period when they are racing.

    Indeed it can help a LOT to look the course over in Google Earth. But it's nearly impossible to figure out where the course goes with the extremely limited info ASO provides. Try mapping a 300 mile long stage when you don't know the start, finish, or many if any points in between, while there are THOUSANDS of criss-crossing roads between bivouacs. Remember, the undisclosed start and finish of each stage are almost never anywhere near the bivouacs. If I had the roadbooks well ahead of time,then it would be somewhat easier, though still very time consuming.
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  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Here are a few shots from the ground on the first half of tomorrow's Stage 2. The first shot is 2 miles from the start. The others are progressively further in. Does the kid on the bike have a Sentinel installed?
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  12. Kyler

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    :huh dude you work fast! and you aren't even in SA! :D
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  13. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I think my wife keeps looking in the garage to see where I am, since that's my normal hideout. But I'm not there. Nobody knows where I really am!:evil
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  14. WildTurkey

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    Looks like you ran around the block yesterday to throw off ASO and the wife and then snuck into your secret underground lair for the next 15 days.

    Attached Files:

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  15. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That's Sparky on his doggy walk!
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    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    teleportation, I knew it! Danged Whitney's always have a trick up their sleeve.
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    Sneaky...send Sparky out as a decoy with the SPOT while you creep into the secret underground lair. Good boy, Sparky!
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    Stunned...:twitch

    How the....
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  19. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    Well? is the teleporter not working today?:ear
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  20. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    The ASO's black helicopters probably showed up at Scott's compound. :lol3
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