The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

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

  1. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Arrrrgh - you are sucking me in again!

    Actually, I know a number of people who use iPhones as GPS units on street bikes with no ill-effects whatsoever - you can get some nice little waterproof cases for them too...

    The technology and build is basically the same in the iPad mini - so why not? - stick it in an Otterbox (or tupperware as Troy suggests xx) and it would be well protected...

    I'm not suggesting this for racing/rally application (as I'm on record many times as a firm advocate of paper), but for dual-sport and adventure riding, I can see real potential in the iPad mini as a moving map/GPS and even as a display for traditional road-book style instructions - Trans-Am Trail and the like? There are already a number of highly detailed map apps for the iOS, and of course Google maps if you have a wifi/3G connection...

    You can already get a Garmin app for the iPhone that essentially converts it into a Garmin Nuvi style vehicular device - so the dashboard function is already taken care of...

    Oooooh the possibilities!

    Ram Mount/Otterbox - where are you?!

    Jx
  2. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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  3. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    ...Russians? ...Planes?


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  4. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    I think this is the ASO's annual, "look at us making the roadbook" video.

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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    All I can say is the drivers better get used to diggin sand and using the ladders.. January cant get here soon enough!
  6. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    I stumble onto that video tonight, hopefully it is not 205, sure makes me look forward to January after what we have seen in Morocco.

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  7. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    A rally for "all" but what is amazing is that this video just emphasises the enormity of the skill required to challenge for that Dakar podium :1drink:1drink:1drink

    Can't wait :clap:clap:clap
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    My eyes are leaky.
  9. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Hey Nitro :wave

    You could always do what mark & I did: Buy a 2nd hand bike for almost half the the price.
  10. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    I wish you didn't write that.
    It led me here:

    http://cgi-bin.dakar.com/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=5

    ..and now I'm calculating how much all my possessions are worth. :bash
  11. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    That was a great compilation! :thumb
  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Over at race dez ..


    Buggies from the good ole USA... all we need is Schlesser to go in.. by the looks of the pre run there are going to be ALOT of dunes!
  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  14. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I just stumbled across this so maybe not everyone has seen it.

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  15. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Jordi Viadoms on a Husky

    via FB

    I have already tried the Husqvarna!! A test organised at the last minute I was offered the opportunity to shoot with it, no more no less than in Holland, in the sand! The bike is amazing and I have very good feelings with her. Tomorrow I will be in an "off day", also in the Netherlands, to try a little more the bike and continue getting it ready for Dakar.
  17. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Assistance Route and daily kilometers
    ASSISTANCE ROUTE DAKAR 2013
    Stage Start Arrival KMS Time Ave Speed
    Day 01 LIMA to PISCO 268kms 3:49 70km/hr
    Day 02 PISCO PISCO 0 kms
    Day 03 PISCO NAZCA 223 3:11 70
    Day 04 NAZCA AREQUIPA 518 6:28 80
    Day 05 AREQUIPA ARICA 391 4:53 80
    Day 06 ARICA CALAMA 625 7:48 80
    Day 07 CALAMA SALTA 712 7:54 90

    Day 08 SALTA TUCUMAN 326 3:37 90
    Rest Day for riders
    Day 09 TUCUMAN CORDOBA 635 7:03 90
    Day 10 CORDOBA LA RIOJA 433 5:05 85
    Day 11 LA RIOJA FIAMBALA 285 3:33 80
    Day 12 FIAMBALA COPIAPO 502 6:41 75
    Day 13 COPIAPO LA SERENA 347 3:51 90
    Day 14 LA SERENA SANTIAGO 487 5:24 90
  18. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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  19. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    :clap
    I would just like to say a huge thaks to Ted Johnson for writing Tales from the Bivouac, one word, AMAZING, gives you true insight in to what these athletes put themselves through to get to, compete in and hopefully reach the finish line of the Dakar, truly amazing efforts. :clap:clap:clap I have just finished reading it last night and cannot wait to read Part 2 :D

    Well done on your time and effort at writing this book, so jealous of your exploits!! A huge thank you once again. :clap:clap
  20. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    This might be 205 but is worth looking ta if you have not seen it: The views of Cyril, Marc, Helder & Chaleco on the racing in the Desert an mental preparation for the Dakar while at the Marocco rally.

    To quote our boy Rodriguez "You need to fark within the rally" :lol3

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