Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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

  1. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Het Ted, you had a chance to check out those VW pick up trucks the organizers are using? Thoughts??
  2. 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
  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Ned is in and doing great, a few minor mishaps (like fully sub merging the bike in a river and having it float away only to be rescued by locals, etc), bike and rider are in great shape :pynd

    Off to dinner, damn I hope its not some seafood crap again....


    Sun is just setting and the ocean breeze is going to make for nice sleeping temperatures.

    Toby (Desert Rose) made it in before dark :clap
  4. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Thanks Ted!!! Keep up the good reporting.!:thumb
  5. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Guys, you make me laughing for the last 20 minutes :D

    I guess "Bordel", instead of "Merde", is better in this case :lol3
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    How do you figure that? They're hardly the same.

    A whore house or an outhouse. You choose. :lol3
  7. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer

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    Curious where Ned got passed by the Hummer. Was it a 200kph pass? Or maybe when Ned's bike was taking a bath.


    GO NED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    What exactly is the job description of "Team Girlfriend" and how did you con Tim into taking the job??

    Man that must have been an amazing spectacle seeing the racers coming down that hill, wow...
  9. Chupas

    Chupas www.n69s54a.com

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    Though I'd share this! :D

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    Henriette
  10. silverboy

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    Awesome! I am so psyched you two made it to Dakar.
  11. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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  12. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Ted, you are Awesome!!! :clap:clap:clap

    From theTouratech blog and Motorcyclist article.
    "Ted has done everything he can do to try to help me out. Even though he's not required to or anything he always gets up with me in the morning, he cleans the bike before Tim works on it sometimes and he eats with me, etc. Those things are not only helpful but they reinforce the fact that he's pulling for me however he can and that's awesome. "


  13. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    No mention of the Speedo :lol3
  14. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    :nod

    Thanks for taking care of my friend!
  15. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Hi Ted,
    Is there any comment or discussion where you are about the Peterhansel behavior, when he pushed (with is car) a guy with his bike, trying to cross a small river ?
  16. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    +1, very curious about this myself. If I had been waiting on the other side of that river, I would have at least reached in and decked the driver or codriver as they finished fording the main flow of the river. I can't believe that was on camera and they have not been reprimanded for it in any way. That was absolute negligence for the safety of others, complete bully behavior. They ought to be DQ'ed at the very least.
  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Yes..I agree that motorcyclist should be heavily penalized for getting in the way of the French Hero. :augie
  18. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Not to pollute this thread with F5-lore, but word is that Peterhansel had to apologize to the rider at the bivouac - and ADVinmate vbenedic had the same thing happening to him with worse results - he's out of the rally.
  19. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    I'm french and Peterhansel is not my hero anymore.
    I spoke with french people (living in France and watching french TV)... not a fucking word in any media!
    (and no more here in Canada)
  20. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    Thanks, I coul dnot make much sense of the F5irehose banter regarding the topic and it's not mentioned anywhere else. Pitty they slap him on the wrist with an apology and he gets off easy. I have done enough racing alongside cars to consider them incompatible with motorcycles on any given course, and seeing things like that just cement that feeling further in place. A person in a cage, no matter who it is, always seems to lose a little regard(or a lot...) for others around them and it can be seen at the highest levels of racing - just like this.


    Rant off. Sorry.