Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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

  1. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    It's a "real" Dakar for him now. (read: Ned's mortal)
  2. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :rolleyes Like you didn't already have that bookmarked! :lol3


    ...btw... :drif
  5. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    thought you were going to bed. :lol3
  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :nono I waved g'nite to that other bloke.....I'm camped out on the grassy knoll. :wink:

    (hey that was fun typing a limey word like bloke) :rofl
  7. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Sorry if I 205'ed, but work & private chores sets me back from Formula5 a few pages. After copying the official announcment from ASO about the riders being time-compensated - it appears Coma is also on the list, but the big question is What Time compensation did he get? Given the fair-play concerns from Team KTM Racing it's quite an interesting bunch of rumours rumbling.

    "COMMUNIQUE DE LA DIRECTION DE COURSE
    Suite aux pluies qui sont tombees apres le passage de la voiture ovreuse, le passage de rio au Km 10,8 de la speciale etaite en partie impraticable.
    Parmi les 1ers Concurrents, certains ont ete stoppes par la boue.
    Apres le passage de 7eme concurrent, l'organisateur a modifie le parcours vers un passage praticable a fin de ne pas bloquer l'ensemble de la course.
    En consequence, la Direction de Course Moto a decide de decompter le temps d'arret des Concurrents suivants:

    #1/#2/#7/#/3/#20/#6/#14

    Antofagasta, le 09/01/12 a 14h00"


    Naff google translate, but you get the idea.

    "PRESS RACE MANAGEMENT

    Following the rains after the passage of the car ovreuse, the transition from rio to 10.8 km of special stage was partly impracticable.
    Of the 1st competition, some were stopped by the mud.
    After the passage of 7th competitor, the organizer changes the path towards a practical way to end not to block the entire race.
    Accordingly, the Race Moto has decided to count down time of competition:

    # 1 / # 2 / # 7 / # / 3 / # 20 / # 6 / # 14

    Antofagasta, the 09/01/12 a 2:00 p.m.
    "

    Why couldn't they give us the exact time figures in the original announcement?
  8. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Haha! I was beginning to wonder... Every day talking about how much fun it was and how great the riding is and everybody else is suffering! :D
  9. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    PACKMULE, i just realize only now (Im a bit slow after all these rally crashes)...you re at the Dakar?
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    hi ted:wave
  11. John K

    John K Ambitious but rubbish

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    Only in his dreams. He is exceptionally well connected though! :D
  12. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    "Tim working hard to get Neds bike ready for tomorrow"
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    "Robb doing what Robb does"
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    "Soaking it all in and loving every minute of it, Go!! Ned Go!!"
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    "Our UK neighbors getting Toby's bike ready for tomorrow"
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  13. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    "Breakfast time!"

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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    50 km added to todays stage....Ned is off and looking stoked to put another notch on the belt :thumb

    We're packed loaded and on the road. Looking forward to watching the racers come down the "big hill" :clap
  15. joe a

    joe a No Map

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    You guys keep doing what your doing ......GREAT WORK !!!!!

    Thanks for not only looking after Ned but ALL of us as well........:thumb
  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Its been a long couple of weeks. Tim has won the position of Team Girlfriend :rofl

    Go!!! Ned Go!!!
  17. FL_biker

    FL_biker 2016 BMW R1200GS Adv

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    :huh:huh:huh


    Don't scare him off yet Ted, we need Tim till Ned gets to Lima!!!
  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    We haven't decided if he won the position reluctantly or enthusiastically :rofl
  19. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Doh! I forgot. Thanks for the reminder.
  20. FL_biker

    FL_biker 2016 BMW R1200GS Adv

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    Tee ordered along with some Safety Third Stickers....
    I wonder how the base safety folks would feel if they found the reflective "Safety Third" one on the rear bumper of their pickup some day :evil