The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

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

  1. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Frans verhoeven met YAMAHA Dakar 2013

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  2. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Yep, signed with Yamaha Motor Europe and Yamaha Motor Netherlands for 2013 and 2014. :clap
  3. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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  4. Bluebull2007

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    Here is a video of a brief chat I had with frans on the 12th of January minutes before the start of the first special in Peru. He was pretty miffed with the way the Sherco people had treated him so Im really glad he now has an official Yamaha team.

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    Sorry about the poor sound quality. You will see Cyril there as well but he was too important to chat to me. The little mud man was probably worrying about the previous days events and how he could stay ahead of Coma. :rofl
  5. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Good to see he is still approachable during the rallye! He is a pleasant guy to talk to, plenty of of banter and likes to show off his trial skills :rofl
  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Cool interview Neil...more of that from 2013 would be appreciated...the F5 interviews :pynd
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    nice one Neil! Still trying to figure out heading down there. Have you checked into bikes any further?
  8. Bluebull2007

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    No I haven't
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I'm still working on fund raising ideas...
  10. Dread Pendragon

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    Interview with Marc Coma

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  11. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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  12. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Read in another thread that Valentino Rossi is to race Dakar.

    Anyone heard anything? :ear
  14. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Has this 2013 map already been posted? If not, here it is:

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  15. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    That's going to be a f*ing hot rest day, if memory serves. In Chile/ Peru, the temps drop at night even it the day is scorching. In Argentina, it's just hot all the time.
  16. Bluebull2007

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    Yeah, and that Calama-Salta leg is going to be killer, its in a really wild part of the world.

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  17. header

    header Chris

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    Anyone know how that gets formed that way :ear
  18. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Lots of rally bikes all following the same exact HP heading, over the hills, side-by-side, on the gas.

    There's a place like that called "Striped Butte" along our Death Valley Rally "Bishop-to-Dumont" stage:
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  20. Bluebull2007

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    Yip its sedimentary rock desposited in an old lake as sediments, compressed into rock by the weight of overlying layers, and then finally thrust upwards thanks to the pressure of the Pacific plate crashing into the south American plate. Its the same forces that pushed up the whole Andes mountain range.

    The last bit is water erosion that has profiled the layers like that, the harder layers being more resistant to this type of weathering.