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Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.
Disney and ASO do a joint venture to produce "DAKAR on Ice" at the Epcott Center...???!!!
Yip, same as the Dakar Spirit. Gone are the days where the riders all got lost in the desert, or when they all rocked up at the bivouac but the plane was delayed due to a sandstorm or something. The days where EVERYONE slept in the open in tents and there was not enough food.
Now its all about big teams, flashy gear and bikes, loots of moolas, fancy UV's, plush sleeping arrangements and plenty of spare engines.
Oh, and don't forget, short stages. This year they are only doing little loops everywhere and half the distance. What kind of a test is that? The Heroes Legend has more spirit to be honest.
But I'm just being grumpy, so I will instead focus on the positives:
Maybe these guys can address this for us in their new rallies:
Hogwild - Diabolical Rally 2014
Camelman - Amageza 2014
Scotty - Baja 2014
Hopefully we will see these 3 rallies come into their own very soon and with improving technology we will soon be able to follow live helmet cam video of the guys out there.. can you imagine that?
I'm working on the software to take that live helmet cam feed, automatically map the course, and also send that feed live to the guy right behind so he knows what bumps he's about to hit! Then we can eliminate the actual desert and run the whole thing in a game booth with hydraulic simulated bumps. With so many expenses eliminated, the entry fee will be only $100. Then everyone who dreams of it can race Dakaromatic.
Dont forget to add that this would all take place in a baseball stadium filled with fireworks, big screen tv and loud PA system.
Thank goodness its less than 60 days until the Dakar.
And surprisingly, there's no Dakar 2014 thread to be seen in the forum yet !!!
Except change, I'll I hear is when I was a kid it was like so, different.
I love it all more every year, that goes by.
That goes for super cross, motor cross, and or drag cross let alone the blessed controlled French Olympics of Dakar.
Oh yes there is... and has been for a while;
and i posted on that thread even :huh
Yeah... that's what I found amusing too...
What will you be like on day 13 of the f5irehose, with 200+ posts to catch up on, no sleep for three days and 100 or more bleary, blood-shot eyed hours spent in front of multple monitors to cope with???! :huh
The nice chick is Eleonora Dal Prà, check here
Screw bikes now I wanna be a unimog driver
Último test de suspensiones! Todo listo para el Dakar!!!
Últim test de suspensions! Tot llest pel Dakar!!!
Last suspension's test! Everything ready for Dakar!!!
Well, I just need one of them!
Loook what fell off the back of a delivery van....
That lot's probably the equivalent to a lot of privateers entire Dakar budget right there...! :eek1:huh
Argh, 52mm Aluminium Tubed Factory Cone Valve forks with Carbon Internals............these are an awesome fork!!
Do you need some tissues, Pyn?
I think you just soiled yourself...
Hardly, I look at the same thing every time I ride my cross country bike
Mmm unless your are hyper well connected or very wealthy, they may look the same but as per my experience with the 660 and the 690 only the factory boys have the real trick bits.
Ps why 4 sets to test if the internals are the same? Otherwise it is just settings . One sets may cost more than a 450rr