Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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

  1. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    french and hero should not be in the same sentence.!
    He sucks.
  2. rinho

    rinho Rinho FĂ©roce

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    Thanks Ct-Ktm
  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Ned's girlfriend is French, and she's awesome. :D
  4. tarzan30

    tarzan30 Been here awhile

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    Loving the rally radio!!

    soaks up my 30min drive in in the morning.

    Thanks to all involved.

    GO NED GO!!

    Keep it coming Ted.

    It must be sureal to be there im having a blast with the updates, F5'n, and the radio downloads are like icing to a big Dakar Cake!
  5. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    The French just have this annoying ability to be very good at motor sports. :lol3

    Loeb has ruled the WRC for the last, oh, 8 years. :deal

    :thumb
  6. WONB2K

    WONB2K The Road Less Traveled

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    Peterhansel won 6 Dakar events on a motorcycle in the 90's, he's well versed in racing both cars and bikes. That "hit" was merely a nudge at idling speed while crossing a quickly flowing, and deep, river. It could have been a poor calculation of where his fender ended, a result of water unweighting the car and forcing him down stream a bit, or trying to make the exit point without hitting the bank. I guarantee it wasn't a purposeful act.

    I've met the man...he's a compassionate person. Whether it was his idea, or that of the ASO, an apology seems like the proper conclusion to an unfortunate situation.

    I agree with Tim, it's not safe for bikes and four wheeled vehicles to race together. Unfortunately it's an inherent risk you assume when competing in an event like this one.
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Another scenic drive across the Atacama :nod

    We beat Ned to Ariica by two hours so we're chilling at a restaurant on the beach. Corona tastes good after our "hard day" :rofl

    I see Ned finished the special :clap

    Ten down and four to go :thumb

    Tonight we do our customs, etc in the bivouac as we cross into Peru tomorrow. Given its a long day today anf Ned has a 250 km liasson to the camp it will likely be a late night tonight.

    Goi!!! Ned Go!!!
  8. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    How about moto remember Pichon..how about Pourcell...keep them there thanks.. I am part French also.
  9. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    Not to knock Loeb or any other french driver, but do you think they would be as good as they were if it was not for what they were driving???

    On the other note thanks Ted for the inside incite to the race cant wait for the book :clap nice to know things are going good for you and the boys (girlfriend thing) :deal
  10. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Sounds like a great time...
    sorry for the dumb question but what is the liasson.?..he has to ride 250km to another section.?..
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    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Each stage has three parts. A liasion, the special, and then another liason to the bivouac. Only the special is timed.
  12. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I think the French are good because they are just good.
  13. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    :toney - Worthless without pics. :D

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  14. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Thanks..

    How long is the special compared..100km and up..?..depending on the day..?

    I have seen many guys complain about terrain in the Berkshires around here.. I couldn't imagine racing and just riding for that many days..!!. Just Amazing..
  15. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Let's not turn this into a language war.
    People are people, accidents happen, asshats are everywhere and speak all languages.
  16. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    True that! I'm German and an asshat. :lol3

    Schnell, schnell, Ned!!!!
  17. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Hey Ted, during the Peru Marathon stage, you guys will have a "day off". Don't forget to try the Pisco Sours, you may give up the cervezas. :freaky
  18. gwenduro

    gwenduro Mom!

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    . . . but can someone tell me briefly what a "marathon" stage means? It sounds like riders are on their own for maintenance - ? but when? During the day? Overnight? Would love to know the game plan . . . Thanks.
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    They are alone for the nite, in a separate camp from support vehicles .
  20. gwenduro

    gwenduro Mom!

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    Thanks.