2016 OFFICIAL DAKAR f5irehose - THANK YOU ALL F5 posters and lurkers!

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  1. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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  2. steved57

    steved57 Long timer Supporter

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    I'm excited to follow Sylvain's progress on that 125 !
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  3. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    why is there still live timing......???:scratch
  4. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Speedy FB


    Step off
    The strong storm we picked up today after the exit of rosary for villa Carlos Paz, Argentina, put at risk the safety of proof. After the delays caused and the impossibility of helicopters can take off the organisation over the cancelling of the stage. Let's go back to fight tomorrow, there is still much ‪#‎dakar2016‬ by the front, so the time allows.
    Stay tuned!
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  5. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  6. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    13 stages in 2008...

    sorry, couldn't resist :)
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  7. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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  8. 690RR

    690RR Been here awhile

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    Shit I am missing this action this year.. looks like its gonna be another funky Dakar.
    I'll never forget how hard we fought with Lele to keep at least Ceci in the game after crazy salar crossing.

    fingers crossed for Chavo and Franny Arredondo, I know I should have wrenched for you mates, but I am changing diapers now ..
  9. solitary1

    solitary1 Long timer

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    can we say "ROJO IS HOLDING 11TH PLACE TODAY" can"t see it happening again:clap ok,im a little bored with it now so I might do something constructive today
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  10. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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  11. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Very true. This is a result of the racers being the last people that "need to know". From the organizer's point of view, the racers are where they are, they're not moving, and they're ready to start any time you pull the trigger. That makes the racersthe least complicated of all the moving parts. Everything ELSE has to be ready and decided before you tell the racers to start moving.

    In some series, the car racers will monitor the "race control" radio traffic and have more info, but the riders never carry that kind of gear, and here, that kind of equipment is prohibited.

    So the racers waiting at the start often find out at the same time the information goes public.

    Source: I organize rallies.

    Anders
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  12. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    As was pointed out earlier, a few needles in haystacks, and a lot of Voodoo. The Prologue was super easy because all the needles were in one tiny haystack. Stage 1 was medium difficult because there were not a lot of different roads to choose from. Stage 2 has been the worst I've ever attempted. Lots of road options all over the stage. It's looking like a roller coaster shaped stage, with twists and turns all over the place, cutting back on itself, splitting between bikes and cars, all kinds of sh!t. And ASO has done a better job than usual keeping things secret. On this one they only gave three needles, and one needle was cut into a thousand pieces and thrown in the haystack. VERY DIFFICULT ! I've spent the last 24 hours straight mapping Stage 2. I'm about an hour from being done with it. Then, just as I'm about to cross the finish line after a crazy grueling effort, all that work is on the verge of being flushed down the toilet. F@%*#$ !!!! NEVER AGAIN ! ! ! . . . until next year when I forget how much of a pain this is!
  13. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    Ho. Lee. Crap. That's dedication right there....
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  14. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    We all greatly appreciate all the time and effort you put into it and probably owe you more beer than you could ever drink :drink:freaky
  15. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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  16. Quietus

    Quietus Mariner

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    A nice pic from P.S. to identify each driver

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    690RR Been here awhile

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    I got a direct login to noticeboard @dakar.com page, anybody here who has time and is following closely and would like to follow it ?
    I mean I really dont feel like to share it to everybody (no offence), do not want to get into trouble, but looking for someone who is here more often than me and can share here the important info..

    It is the .pdf versions of stuff thats hanging in the middle of the bivouac, first hand official info for Team Managers. Starting orders, cancellations, penalties, etc..
  18. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Cross posting these from the prologue thread. Sorry to the Orange fan boys

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    I hope Laia's top end is ok :hide
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  19. Balkan Boy

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    690RR Been here awhile

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    The inlet camshaft rockerarm broke, quite normal when you suck in the water - the water is impossible to compress and thus the engine momentum would snap the rockerarm. I wouldnt see this as a KTM failure or a design flaw, this shit simply happens when you add liquid where its not supposed to be. This are bikes we are talking about, ment to drive on the wheels, not submarines..