Winding down another season of Dakar...Sigh. My thanks go out to everyone who kept this thread alive and moving during the days of the race. Having a live bulletin board going with real time information and insight from so many news and statistical sources at once... puts me so much closer to each stage and the participants during the event. How freakin cool IS THAT!!! The photo resources are amazing... and I love all the graphical interfaces as well. I've really been fortunate with this thread and not having to jockey so much between other sites including Dakar.com. But as much as this thread has evolved, the past few years without live rally radio interviews with Ned, Pyn and Deadly on location has felt less exciting. Yes, we were really spoiled back then. How I wish ADVRIDER had a revenue stream to support embedding these guys above and an online news staff to live stream the Dakar as a pay per view event... especially for us American fans as well as other countries that don't receive proper Dakar coverage. Also this year's race was a changing of the guard. With a younger generation moving in and especially taking advantage of this year's less technical WRC "PUG" oriented course. Just as it seemed the Adv Dakar thread has evolved with less commentary from the old F5 guard. I myself had a transitional experience... No guaranteed TV coverage by my provider meant no Saturday Super Dakar Bowl party. No Dakar pool this year. And no one to mentor this season in my hometown about how the Dakar strategies play out, how the rules are made.., only to be broken by the French participants I.E the "Peterhansel Provision". I hope Mr. Coma gets another shot at his post. I think he will respond positively to the problems of this year with a better course selection... weather ( and dependable SA country evolvement) permitting. I'd love it if the Malle Moto category was better promoted and represented with Advrider hiring and embedding Jenny to lead and cover the category live! Thanks to all the Dakar participants, Advrider, F5ers... and to Troy for carrying the torch and keeping our Dakar dreams illuminated. See you all again next Dakar season.