Pre-Event/lead up Dakar 2014 thread (moto & quad)!!!!

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  1. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thats a sight, right there :D
  2. Bluebull2007

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    Not bikes but nice regardless. De Rooy

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    Looks like Pizzolito
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    Here is a question for you guys: There are 196 riders on the official Dakar riders list but someone said there were only 174 bikes which started. Who dropped out and why?

    Was anyone excluded at scrutineering?


    Chavo!! :clap:clap
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    Tim Coronel
    Wow! Sweating already.
    Battery empty just in front of the podium. Engine to long idle.
    But I have spare #dakar2014 pic.twitter.com/TWDIANaalt
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    Another pic from Team HRC
    Thanks to everybody for your support! @Sundersam @GoncalvesSpeedy @rodrigueshelder @joanbangbang88 @JavierPizzolito pic.twitter.com/w3lnyCmTHX
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    They are really hammering out the social media. Good for them! :thumb Should be great to follow the guys.


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  3. tserts

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    Are you in Athens?

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  4. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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  5. 640 Armageddon

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    :clap :clap :freaky

    Nice pic as well


    But were is our on the ground F5 reporting??? :ear
  8. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    From Freedom Rally Racing's FB

    ''When we wake up in the morning, the riders will be on their way of Day 1 - Rosario to San Luis! So before they head off to rest tonight want to wish best of luck to my friends and riders, David Reeve, Kevin Muggelton, Marco Antonio Saldarriaga, Mateo Moreno K and Peter Hardy!!!! Win or loose...Complete or DNF...regardless; Dakar pilots are the REAL MEN of all men & have my utmost admiration!!

    2nd to none are their amazingly talented, dedicated, & sleep deprived mechanics; Scott Spears & Jaime Valdez who deserve so much more kudos than they receive!!!!

    The entire support crew is just as much needed and appreciated. Michael Gaynor, C B One Banda, Charles Coxe, Gillian Dykes, Liliana Santamaria, Stephen Tunley, Anne Salazar and Bill Brewer. Then we have the very important 2 who brought it all together, team owners, Mike & Jenni Stanfield!

    Sending each and everyone of you prayers, good vibes and all my fingers and toes crossed! I may be a bit biased, but think this years Freedom Rally team is top notch!! Let the rally begin!!''

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    It's not all about the bike maintenance....F5 is counting on ya wrk2surf :nod
  10. Bluebull2007

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    Fixed - Thanks Flood.

    The most embarrassing moment of the 2014 Dakar? There was not even a cheer. :fpalm
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    Looks like CDP is wearing the new Alpinestars Tech 100's! :wink:
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    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    He should have turned around and try it again. :happay
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    Saturday, January 4, 2014 - David on the podium starting

    Saturday afternoon in Rosario (Argentina) , took place the ceremony of starting podium before a huge crowd of fans .

    Before this great moment , David has prepared the road book for the first step Rosario - San Luis which starts given Sunday morning around 4:00 .
    "The bike is returned to the park, I found all my friends drivers , it is always very moving , especially we all thought Kurt Caselli ( KTM American who died in last November on the Baja 1000 in Mexico) .

    There were many people in the village of Dakar : " There is a great atmosphere, everything goes well, the bike is very beautiful, I am serene, tranquil Everything starts in place I rely on Lawrence , my mechanic . . Natalia takes care of photos, we 're a good team . at KTM , the manager was very nice to me , "says David before getting ready for the podium starting a very important moment for him and all participants Dakar.

    "Tonight , I 'm going to bed early because we leave at 4 am ," concludes Nice driver, just hours before the big departure .


    Samedi 04 Janvier 2014 – David sur le podium de départ

    Samedi après-midi à Rosario (Argentine), a eu lieu la cérémonie du podium de départ devant une énorme foule d'aficionados.

    Avant ce grand moment, David a préparé le road book de la première étape Rosario - San Luis dont le départ sera donné dimanche matin vers 4 heures.
    "La moto est rentrée au parc, j'ai retrouvé tous mes amis pilotes, c'est toujours très émouvant, d'autant qu'on a tous une pensée pour Kurt Caselli, (l'Américain de KTM qui a trouvé la mort en novembre dernier sur la Baja 1000 au Mexique).

    Il y avait beaucoup de monde au village du Dakar : "Il y a une super ambiance, tout va bien, la moto est très belle, je suis serein, tranquille. Tout se met bien en place. Je me repose sur Laurent, mon mécanicien, Natalia s'occupe des photos, nous formons une bonne équipe. Chez KTM, le manager a été très sympa avec moi", poursuit David avant de se préparer pour le podium de départ, un moment très important pour lui et tous les participants au Dakar.

    "Ce soir, je vais me coucher de bonne heure car nous partons à 4 heures du matin" conclut le pilote niçois, à quelques heures du grand départ.
  15. rmhrc628

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    Are blood types now mandatory on the screens on competitor bikes ?
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  16. Brimstone

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    I believe it has always been required to have it on the bike somewhere. It is also required on the helmet. If for no other reason, to identify which bike belongs to any particular rider, and in the event that the riders helmet is damaged preventing the docs from knowing blood type.
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    Dude, you need to sit back and watch for a minute.

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  18. Stagehand

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    its fashion, these days. kinda immaterial, because they're giving you 0+ anyway. It aint like the days before good fridgerators :D
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    KTM will have four numbers one, four top drivers all aspiring to win the trophy : Coma, Ruben Faria, Francisco Lopez and Jordi Viladoms. No water carriers. Each run his race. That changes the structure and changes strategies, at least until, late in the competition, the race will define who are the favorites. Only then one of those numbers one sacrifice for any of his teammates.

    "Today there are no team orders. The main thing is not to make mistakes; race put everyone in its place" said Coma. "After a few days we will see where we are each of us and where our competitors to develop a specific strategy," said Viladoms

    "We are facing a new era. The Dakar this year is unpredictable. It is very open. It will be interesting for everyone, from the technical point of view, for the riders who will compete and the new generation coming, "predicts Coma

    Despres has changed brand - "Now I can not know the potential of his motorcycle, or the opposite," said Coma - and the winner of four stages in 2013, Joan Barreda, climbs on a Honda made ​​expressly for the Dakar his water carrier is the world rally champion, Paulo Goçalves. So everything changes. Coma called it the New Age. "At the end of the day one have to run as much as possible. In such an open race as this is expected it to be you can't devote to mark anyone. We used to do it. Mark a rider is relatively easy, but three is impossible, "delves Coma.

    http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2014/01/03/actualidad/1388780019_704546.html
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    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    I think it is not mandatory. From seminars I have taken, the docs will always do a spot test to check blood type. You can write whatever you want there, but the test will be done to confirm it. Unless the orga asks for proofs of test regarding blood type. Otherwise the docs will just not risk it.

    Now, what did we say this button was doing ? :huh
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