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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  2. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    We still have a decent drive ahead of us and a border crossing. Its only the bikes that have a marathon day, the rest of us (support, cars and trucks) all camp at the next bivouac. It will be nice not having to unpack the tools, beches, easyup, Neds stuff, etc.

    Ps...."Team Girlfriend", not "Neds Girlfriend" :rofl


    Kinda cool having a slow start as we're normally up and at it quite early. Went back to bed after Ned left which was a novelty :thumb

    Cool watching all the cars and trucks leave as well. The trucks are very badass and would make a bitching commuter vehicle :nod
  4. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    So is the ranger going to be turned into a Dakar truck soon? :evil If so you should as RG how to boost HP with a air pump and tires via Airgate lol
  5. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    I haven't seen anything about timing but with all the river crossing drama, were any timing adjustments made or is that just for being first to OTB in the mud?
  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    No...I guess they figured that bike lost enough time anyway so they let him off the hook with just an apology. Moral of the story...stay out of the way of the leaders!...esp if they happen to be French.
  7. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    How fast is Ned travelling in the desert anyway?
    I saw a hummer doing 195 kmh on sand down a mountain in the highlights video.
    Quite impressive and a lot faster than I imagined.
  8. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    bit is slang for penis.cock, etc.

    You just said: "I speak a little cock of french" :rofl

    I just had some pop come out of my nose.

  9. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Petite bit = small stub
    It's like double small.

    Hey Ted. Any other French phrases you'd like us to translate for you? :lol3



    we're laughing with you, not at you. :deal
  10. lemieuxmc

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    Isn't the phrase "little cock of French" redundant? :eek1:lol3
  11. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    How small is it?

    Sorry Ted. I don't know you well enough. Don't take offense.

  12. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    "First bivouac in Peru and its gorgeous, snow capped volcanoes and enthusiastic fans. I see on the web that Ned finished the day at a consistent speed...Go!! Ned Go!!!....its cerverza time"
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  13. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Some think a tongue is only made for talking, but the French know better. :wink:
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    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Just watched) and JC come into their camp. Rear end missing and a flat. Hummer and guys look worked...JC I'm alive"


    Two days in a row they have had close calls....can't express enough how I would never sit co pilot in that thing. Crazy :nod
  16. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Piccies!!?
  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :thumb

    Everyone loves a camera in their face :rofl
  18. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    I see RG's crew found a parking space where they will not have to air down to get out. :lol3
  19. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Day Eleven bivouac....just chilling
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    The palace, no easyup, tools, tables, etc tonight.
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  20. Deadly99

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    We just watched him take over pressure washing his truck, two days ago we watched him take over getting his support truck unstuck.....a wee bit of a micro manager :nod

    His staff stand around watching and they seem nervous all the time :nod


    Makes for fun entertainment while sitting in the sun drinking cervezas :thumb