2016 DAKAR "Cliffnotes" (lifeboat)

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  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Chavo is cracking up at his little stunt. His actual response "Fuck, I don't crash in the stage and then slide 10ft from the podium." Good thing is that it seems the only thing bruised is his pride.

    :lol3
  2. stellarbrews

    stellarbrews Adventurer

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    Peugeot isn't infallible, it seems. Mr. Despres lost 41 minutes on the last stage.
  3. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    More often than not, when people get out of shape in a car or on a bike, they react by slamming the throttle closed or worse, jamming the brakes. That usually results in getting further out of shape. Of course it depends on the exact scenario but it's often better to try to ride it or slide it out. Sudden tire adhesion after a lack of adhesion is a bitch.
  4. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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  5. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Day 6 - Connection 314 | Special Stage 327
    After sleeping only 3 and ½ hrs last night, and starting in 69th position the SS, Manuel fixed the damages on the bike this morning, and finished the day in 55th position. This young rider is a hard to die man, and beside the dangerous crashed from yesterday is not going to give up… remember at his first Dakar 5 years ago he spent a day and night in the desert, making in time to the bivouac just to start the next stage...
    Now back to work and let's get ready for tomorrow!! GOMan!
    Day Stage
    1 - Toby Price | KTM Red Bull > 04:03:44
    55 - Manuel Lucchese | Yamaha Rebel > 04:43:42
    Variation > 00:39:58
    Overall Ranking
    1 - Paulo Gonçalves | Honda HRC Racing > 14:30:07
    54 - Manuel Lucchese | Yamaha Rebel > 16:37:40
    Variation > 02:07:33

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  6. stellarbrews

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    There are about 16 fine riders still out there, and you've got to think that the ones at the back are dead tired (& altitude, too). They've clocked a lot more hours for their entry fees than the pro riders.
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    My hypothesis

    When Peru bailed they were forced to scramble to put something together...this is the result of having 2-3? months to make 5 stages versus having an entire year. For me...it's a bit lame. Drama free, etc. Still awesome just not very "Dakarish". Second week should be what they had planned from the get go and based on the terrain (using Fiambala sand for multiple stages) should produce a bit more excitement
  8. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    ANNIE'S ON THE MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Those Bolivian presenters and announcers are impressive! It's a case of RedBull and 40 exclamation marks after every sentence!

    I'm toasted just listening to them and I don't even speak the lingo!
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Annie Seel just got to wp1
  11. stellarbrews

    stellarbrews Adventurer

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    You know, to be recognized as an international player in hosting Dakar is huge for Bolivia, and the citizens are likely very aware of this.
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  12. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    The last two are reported out...

    14:27 : Esteban Arial Lopez drops out
    Esteban Arial Lopez, 27th last year on his first participation, has been forced to withdraw from the rally following a mechanical problem on the special.

    06:58 : It’s all over for Damien Udry
    The Swiss rider will not be repeating his performance of last year, when he managed to reach the finish in 58th position. Following a fall on yesterday’s special, KTM rider number 98 managed to get to the finishing line, but did not feel able to resume racing this morning. The rally has therefore come to a halt for this accomplished sportsman in the disciplines of motocross, enduro and even downhill mountain-biking. Will he be back in 2017?
  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    It's a bit exhausting listening knowing what they're saying also....
  14. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Defined piste WRC and gravel all the way so far... the "off piste" offroad bit is still to come (hopefully?)

    She started some two hours later than her scheduled DSS time... she is the last vehicle on the course... with the sweeper car on her f.... errr... rear view mirror.

    What a difference a year makes--- :lol3

    The consequences of racing, where it's more than a 400 m walk back to the pits...
  15. stellarbrews

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    The glamour of this event (compared to the film clip on France 4 of the 1000-1500 workers who each day line up to carry their quota of scarce goods by wheelbarrow across the border from "wealthy Argentina") is great for these TV announcers. No wonder they are excited.
  16. rock_bottom

    rock_bottom Been here awhile

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    I'm surprised at the (lack of) pace of the Mini's. Only 2 cars in the top 10 so far (Toyota have 5, not all of them 'factory'). Peugeot are obviously the surprise package, but maybe not unexpected considering the money they've thrown at it and the drivers they've signed. But Mini also have the budget. Is it just that the stages so far don't suit them somehow?
  17. stellarbrews

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    Yeah, how about those (evil) Toyota's. They have the numbers to stick around, even if everyone's talking Peugeot and Mini.
  18. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Steward

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    Ahhh dont tell RG. If it had been Baja he would have...done something
  19. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    RG doin what RG does...

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    CORKY IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:clap:clap
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