Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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

  1. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    "Best bivouac yet, right on the Pacific ocean, nice breeze, cooler full of cervezas and nice and big and not too crowded. The team is having a good laugh watching the video footage of Cyril in the mud :) "

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  2. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    You should save those pics for the special autographed first run copes :lol3
  3. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    Maybe an odd or dumb question, but on reading this thread and seeing the photos and hearing the stories of changing this, fixing that, replacing etc, it came to mind:
    What do you do with all the spent oil, carcasses, beer cans,etc.?

    Do you have to pack that crap up every night too ? Or does the ASO supply cleanup and waste removal via local contractors?

    Just curious.

    And again, like all the others have said, a grateful thank you to the team. :bow
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Ned is in the bivouac. He is in one piece and so is the bike :clap

    "First day I have not enjoyed it"
  5. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    Goood deal on the arrival. :clap

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  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :uhoh Sounds like it was a tough one!

    Kudos for bringing it home! :freaky
  7. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    You're not gonna leave us hanging like that now are you?

    Details please. :D
  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    You leave the garbage, oil, etc for ASO to pick up :thumb


    Camping with Desert Rose again, we're all waiting for Toby to come in, he was past cp3 last time we looked :clap


    Had dinner with Ned and left in the dining tent doing his roadbook.

    Bike is washed, no speedo today as its a bit chilly outside :rofl

    Tim is addressing the daily bike issues and routine maintenance chores.
  9. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Looks like Ned will give details soon on his call in.:clap
  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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  11. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Since you are washing bikes, pretty good at it by now I would guess, you might check with Despres and Goncalves. Theirs looked in need of a little soap and water. :rofl
  12. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Maybe you can get the Fox Sports Chile anchorwoman (Alina Moine) to wash the bike? :lurk
  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Tried to get a pick of Despres and his muddy bike at the bivouac but he must have "cleaned up" on the liasson.
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Bad rumors that the French are playing favoritism.....not cool :nod
  15. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    So it's more than just a conspiracy theory among some F5ers? :huh

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  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I haven't a whisper about Coma walking away from the rally, not a word :wink:
  17. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Because of a reminder from Deadly99's avatar I ordered up my 2012 F5 T-shirt.

    Remember, thanks to Hayduke, the proceeds from the sales of F5 T's goes to this site, the place that provides the connection for the F5 fire hose that quinces our thirst for all things Dakar.



    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17599156&postcount=265


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  18. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    :eek1





    Please!!! tell us what you "haven't heard" ! :ear
  19. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Maybe caused by the Team F5irehose being read by Eurosport and other news sources who now use it surreptitiously :deal
  20. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    ASO can't allow that to happen for the integrity of the event. At least that's what I think.

    Can you share your bike cleaning tips? Especially the muddy bits. :lol3