Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Deadly99, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :rofl

    Je parle en petite bit du francais.....we call it frenglish where I live but i'm getting better by the year :thumb

    Hi Sean :freaky
  2. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Keep the pictures flowing.... and don't forget my T-shirt..:lol3


    frenglish..... bahaha:lol3
  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    After you have passed scrutineering you get a braclet put on ya, the color signifies racer, support, etc. It's got an electronic device on it, this is scanned entering, exiting bivouacs, briefings, etc


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    In exchange for putting some decals on your vehicle you get one of these passes that entitle you to free oil in the bivouacs....Tim and I have one (Ned and Bill respectively) so we can get oil each day for their bikes.


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    Ned hard at work on Day one roadbook.



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    All for now, Jonahs start time is around 5:45 am and we are hitting the road bright and early to try and beat the racers to tomorrows bivouac.

    Thanks for following along
    :freaky
  4. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    Have a great adventure Ted!

    Tell Ned I said nice re-purposing of the klim toolkit. :lol3
  5. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Very cool Ted! :getiton

    Just noticed Ned has the same pocket camera I do, looks like the Canon S95. Not rainproof or dustproof as I found out the hard way and $140 of repairs later. Tell Ned to keep it in a baggie or something waterproof if he hasn't already.

    So now the FUN begins in earnest!! I imagine your posts will slow down on this thread you'll be so busy :eek1
  6. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Et les français t'aiment beaucoup ! :freaky
  7. Bluebull2007

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    Go guys go! Enjoy the trip
  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Ted est un Francais Honoraire maintenant! :D
  9. Arctic traveller

    Arctic traveller Been here awhile

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    Ted, it's freeking AWESOME having someone doing the play by play. Hopefully you will be able to continue uploading photos somehow. The next best thing you can do is to make sure Robb and Niles never run out of coffee.
    Don't forget, your life will be in Robb's hands every day, keep him awake and let the fun begin...............Arctic Traveller.
  10. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Ted could go to the briefings in French, then compare notes with the others who attend the English ones. I know, it's overkill, I've just been thinking about the waypoint snafu last year with Jonah.
  11. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Rally on, Garth. :nod


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  12. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Have fun out there Ted, last night was the last night you're going to get any sleep:lol3

    And make sure you drink some Quilmés for me:D
  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Happy New Years :freaky

    Too many cervezas and I'm sharing a room with Ned and Chris...Ned crashed an hour or two ago, Chris is mia downtown somewhere...fireworks are madness and the local dogs (which are in the millions) are going ape shit....Chris is bound to wake us up at some point when he crawls in......alarm is set for four hours from now....all in all this might be the best sleep I'll have in a week and maybe for the next two weeks to come :rofl

    HAPPY NEW YEARS to the inmates in the asylum.

    "the fun and games stop and things get real serious tomorrow morning"


    :freaky
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Nah, Robbs life will be in my hands..."Teddy Ledfoot" :wink:


    Cheers Eric :freaky

    Giver :super
  15. Arctic traveller

    Arctic traveller Been here awhile

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  16. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Be Safe Ted..... watch your ass.....:wink:
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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hope you have your videocamera out, Ted. Is it too late to figure out webcams? :lol3
  19. dakarchef

    dakarchef Been here awhile

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    #118. Don Hatton is off the riders list. Anyone know what happened? The only Canadian on a bike.
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