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

Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    The quad category has ahigh attrition rate this year , 6 + a couple today, out of 44 starters?
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  2. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Hallelujah.....Annie made it to WP 1!!!!!!!!

    I had a word with Manuel about more gray hair.....guess it's her turn....again.....................................
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  3. VRRR1

    VRRR1 Been here awhile

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    Gonk is going well . Respected too him as a rider. BB is the fastest guy in this race ! If only he could keep it together . A real controversial plot would be if Helder won. Plenty to trash talk about then ... Toby looks strong as well. Heartbreaking for Faria . Sam S would have also been a contender . He must be disappointed watching ... Ricky B looks a promising prospect for the future.
  4. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    For a few years Sidehacks had a 100% attrition rate!

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  5. Anders F

    Anders F Been here awhile

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    RG seems to be in trouble. Still att WP10. Sheldon there too, probably helping him.
  6. Bluebull2007

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    You´re right, fair enough! Okay then I will say he rode a Honda with a broken tailbone no squashed tailpipe for 50km this one time... :photog

    >thats got to be tough right?
  7. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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  8. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Annie's Blog

    On the route again. Drama till the end of stage 5. Started the stage a little delayed, but within allowed time margin.

    "Friday, January 8 Uyuni - UyuniSpecial Stage 542 km# 373 & Hekses Seel, planned start at local time 12:09:00We have started the day's specials!We came away 13:39:30, that is a little behind schedule.This is the altitude all the time over 4000 meters above sea level and it feels. Luckily I'm not feeling bad anymore.We came into the bivouac at 10 o'clock (15 pm Swedish time). It was a looong looong and rough night with many stops at yesterday's marathon stretch. The roads were incredibly difficult in the mountains up to 4600 m. I towed the whole way most of our racing truck # 553, which was very dangerous at night, pitch dark. My engine worked of course not, so I had no power on either the steering or brakes.It was scary to be behind the truck in dust and mud, and try to avoid crashing into the truck or falling over the edge into a ravine. Could not run the lights nor the battery would soon end. Visibility = zero.To top it all went the tow bar of the towing bracket (one of those wheel holders as tow trucks have) so we have to stop and weld a few times. The last bit we used the rope on the old-fashioned way."
  9. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Speedy FB

    We are in the fight
    Paulo Gonçalves got today more a place of the podium in the sixth stage of ‪#‎dakar2016‬ after you have been the third fastest in more long step timed of proof, fought around de uyuni in Bolivia, a total of 542 Miles. A difficult day for the Portuguese who broke the 12. th position, led practically the whole stage, but eventually came back to suffer with the altitude by opting for a defensive tune up to the end. Paulo Gonçalves keeps the honda in the lead of the Dakar 2016.
    Stay tuned!
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    tomorrow is his birthday.
  11. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Can't be, paper roadbooks never fail.

    Bummer that lost him a lot of time.
  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Should have had an Ipad.
  13. too old

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  14. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Those are only for fun rides, LOL.
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  16. griesgram999

    griesgram999 grmpf

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    142 - JULIAN JOSE GARCIA MERINO(ESP) at WP5

    Gogogogoooooo
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  17. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    looks like rubbie broke something
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Maybe his navigator broke it.....
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    All Shercos still there and trucking along well , had to mention them !lol
  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Manny should be in the ass shortly :pynd
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