The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Somebody owes me a new keyboard and a fresh cup of coffee.:rofl:rofl:rofl
  2. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Awesome. By a wonderful coincidence, the music lines up neatly with both crashes. :rofl
  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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  4. biggles0449

    biggles0449 Been here awhile

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    hahaha that is absolutely genius! :clap
  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    thanks Flood, I needed that:D
  7. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I hope this is the right place to post this:

    Another Dakar Summary: http://www.trucktrend.com/autoshows/events/163_1206_2012_dakar_rally/index.html

    Short excerpt:

    "In the motorcycle class, only Ned Suesse, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, completed the grueling event in the Bike class, placing 53rd in his first attempt. Internationally known biker Jonah Street, from Ellensburg, Washington, suffered mechanical issues on Stage 2 that ended his hopes for a top finish. American motorcycle rider Quinn Cody, last year's Dakar Rookie of the Year, had a horrendous high-speed crash on Stage 3 that left him with head, collarbone, and shoulder injuries. U.S.-based biker James Embro was forced to withdraw when he was injured during the transport over the Andes in a snowstorm when he was struck in the face by a rock thrown up by a passing Dakar truck. Bike instructor Bill Conger, a neighbor of Gordon's in North Carolina, had problems from the start on his first Dakar and was knocked out on Stage 3, whereas 65-year-old Mike Stanfield, who broke his foot on his first Dakar attempt last year, was forced to call it quits again this year on Stage 5. Twenty riders quit that day alone, with the experienced riders calling it the hardest Dakar ever."
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Yup, this the right thread for such news
  10. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    Talked to Robby Gordon on Sunday. The entire riveting interview:

    Scintillating, I know.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I've heard that about him:lol3
  12. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    :lol3

    Robby is pretty random it seems. :D

    I tried to hate him but couldn't. He is simply great for the sport too.
  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I was thinking the first half looks tough. No Copiapo loop this year, bummer as it always seemed to be an epic. Seems like more Pacific coastal terrain (aka lower temps). Two crossings of the Andes which is cool..

    Good luck Jenny, did I see somewhere that applications are due mid May?
  15. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Yes - competitors are 'invited' to apply (together with a €6000 Euro deposit!!!) from the 15th of May... applications have to be done online...

    Last year there was a huge interest in the moto/quad category, with I believe over a third of [new] applications coming form competitors from South America itself... hopefully this year they will give suitable priority to competitors from previous years, fortunately I have the entry fee itself already covered - the struggle is going to be getting the cash together for my assistance and transport costs... I'm working on those logistics at the moment, and hope to have some pretty unique swag available to coincide with the jennydakar.com website revamp and my application this year...

    I'll keep you all posted!

    Jx
  16. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    David Fretigne just announced that he's in for '13...

    "Est ...! Si je refait le Dakar ...!"
    :clap


    via FB
  17. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    Better view of the "multi-tanks" of Helder's Yamaha. Is it me or the front fairing and nav is lower than usual?

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  18. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    skibum/BlueBull - haha yeah he is intense but at the same time he was taking time to talk to everybody that was mobbing him. definitely cool of him. this was just at a local bmx track, to boot. not exactly a high profile event. I appreciate his DIY/grass-roots style.
  19. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    This set up definately appears to be taking the low center gravity/lower navigation tower layout/better frontal vision movement to new hieghts... (or should that be "lows"? :huh:lol3)

    I wonder how long it will be before the throngs of fashion conscious rallye paparazzi stop building their replica "eifel nav towers" and follow this new trend...? :evil:lol3

    Helder is sooooo avante garde! :clap
  20. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    Looks more like a Baja/Rally bike with nav tower. As close to an enduro as it can be. :clap

    I like the fairing lower. Never been a fan of the high screens/fairings looks.

    Slowly going back to basics? Give him a huge backpack and he's almost looking like the '85 works riders :wink:

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