2016 DAKAR "Cliffnotes" (lifeboat)

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  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  2. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    Casteau on TV... he seems like a class act.
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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    David Casteau... one of the best moto interviews there is... in any language... :clap
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Someone earlier in proceedings, pondered how many more dakars David has in him... look ar the smile, hear his words... the passion... then he turns around to ride back and give high five's with the spectators along the allé...

    He may have had injuries... he may be past 40...

    I reckon he will keep riding till can no longer toss a leg over the saddle... he is worthy of the #9... and for some years to come I'd say.
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  6. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Barreda is looking calm and relaxed, might this be his year to shine and not go through quite as many fairings?
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    "...pero ... por favor no más incendios..."

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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    He's been taking eloqution and interview lessons too... eh...? :lol3

    I thought he did well... really looking forward to what he can do with the opportunity to ride for the factory.
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I wonder if Marc retired early, because CD was "next" in line for director, but he was still racing, and marc wanted the job. I get the feeling from watching CD in interviews just a hint of irritation. about something. But overall, not just something today, or yesterday. Something ..... around the eyes....

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    No. When Robby is in the air jumping it, Sheldon and Jonah in the other Gordini will swoop around the side of the podium making a clean pass on Robby. The kid has some moves!
  11. troy safari carpente

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    The PUG's are now sporting a good old fashioned 5mm alloy plate "nudge bar" up under the front grille...

    What's french for "go hard or go home"...? :wink: The froggies look serious this year...
  12. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    So much turbo whine from the Mini, I wasn't expecting that
  13. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    When they fire them up, it sound's like a jet tubine helicopter warming up... :D
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    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    odd to say but he Renault looks dated with the NACA ducts on the sides and the spares hanging off the back
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    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Jumping podium:
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    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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    What a class act! :jack At least he didn't jinx himself this year! Sounds like Nassar is the one to beat. :ear
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    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Rubby nicked a curb with the back right tire trying to hot shoe it around a corner. reminds me of a German baja 1000 X5 bodied trophy truck that tried to Scandi Flick it around the corner after the podium in Ensenada and almost went into the crowd
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    The Gordini has a "sidecar" mode:
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    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    did they just say the Duster doesn't have AC? (maybe someone who's Spanish is a bit better than mine can confirm) that's a big wear on the driver and nav. if so.
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    They do have AC this year for the first time. (4th start)
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