Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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

  1. jenduro

    jenduro sister and spectator

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    We really appreciate the updates. Here's to a fun day!
  2. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    So if the ASO is subtracting time stuck in mud from a couple of competitors, Ned should also see his stage time reflect that, correct?

    How do you say "I got stuck in that mud as well" in French?
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    "Merde! J'etais pris dans la boue moi aussi!".
  4. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Crisssss. J'etais pris dans marde jusqu'aux oreilles.

    Edit: Hang on. This is Quebec french. No European will understand this.
  5. hewhohesit8s

    hewhohesit8s Been here awhile

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    Excellent translation - I might have gone with "J'tais"
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Quebec French? Mais non!

    Gatineau French!
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    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    "Gatinese" :evil

    Thanks for posting Ted!
  8. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    Boondoggle no good deed

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    Don't forget to wave your hands around a lot too :lol3
  10. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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  11. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Unfortunately, Ludo, John is quite right. I'm still stuck here at the frigid RallyRAIDio headquarters, while Ted (Deadly99) and the others are living the dream. Ned's been doing a fantastic job with call ins -- I've been able to do some two way interviews with him which is a new dimension since your RallyRAIDio days. :thumb

    Hoping to have video ability for your return to Dakar. :deal :D
  12. peterthefarmer

    peterthefarmer Venison sausage4sale

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  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Watched Cyril and Marc come in to the finish where they got mobbed by journalists. It was quite amusing watching Cyril get interviews, I didn't understand what they were saying but it seemed obvious as he was getting progressively more oissed off as time went by :thumb

    Spent the last couple of hours taking photos of riders as they came down the big hill, absolutely awesome :nod

    Jumped the fence and spent 20 minutes with a British lad right oin the track, Robby Gordon blew by us (about 30 feet away) on three wheels, one of the coolest things I've seen.

    Our drive today was a spectacle of scenery. Sand dunes on one side and breaking waves along the other. Something I won't soon forget that's for sure.

    Ned looks to be on pace and should be here within the next 20-30 minutes. Camp is all setup and we are eagerly awaiting his arrival.

    Go!! Ned Go!!
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    :clap :freaky Can't wait to see the pics.
  15. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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  16. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Hey you guys in camp ready to take pix of Ned coming down Sand Mountain? Probably hard to see though... Maybe somebody wants to trudge up to the top to get a pic? :lol3
  17. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    "Picture taken from my lawn chair, the hill in the background is the one the racers are coming down.* Snuck out onto the course and filmed Robby coming by....awesome machine.* Blew by me, was about 30 feet away.* Very impressive."

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  18. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Time to open the garage door. Ned is home 2h21:37.

    Go NEDURO!!!:clap
  19. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Long timer

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    Het Ted, you had a chance to check out those VW pick up trucks the organizers are using? Thoughts??
  20. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I bet not as oissed off as the guy he left in the mud :huh


    Go Ned Go

    keep it coming Ted....:wave:clap