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

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

  1. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    Hey MateI have to having owned Shercos since 07 ! LOL
    I still remember David Casteu winning first stage of a Dakar and Frans Verhoeven's bad run with spanner guys , it seems the sherco development has come a long way and they have a couple of good riders running a good race , not flashy but still right there without any drama .
  2. MBM

    MBM Been here awhile

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    Why did Barreda left afterall? I understand he lost the chance to win but wasn't he supposed to try and help Gonçalves and Benavides? They are alone fighting a trillion KTMs....
  3. Lobster Grrl

    Lobster Grrl Ground feeder

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    Laia is being level headed and is not letting things eat at her. The makings of a successful champion. :ilmostro
  4. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    that was a 30 zone
  5. cvlighthouse

    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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  6. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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  7. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    We missed this radiostation
  8. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  9. Surf & Moto

    Surf & Moto Been here awhile

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    You know that Erick Durán, the voice behind Radio Maray, is broadcasting through spreaker right? (zoooonnnnnaaaa de meta)
  10. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Looks like he would have been approaching the speed zone in another 1.6 k

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  11. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    that's what some racing is about
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  12. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    As good as MW is, he has relatively little experience riding early mornings into the desert sun, not much opportunity in Austria and only a year is so in rally, so perhaps this inexperience got the better of him?
    If he was in dust, as he said, it was Toby's, so he must have been flying, or Toby taking things relatively easily as it was early in the stage, or because of the conditions?
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  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I thought Malcolm Smith was joining Alex but I just saw him on tv at the Mecum Moto Auction. Maybe the second week ?
  14. New_Folder

    New_Folder Adventurer

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    I'm pretty behind on the F5irehose but in regards to the speeding discussion ~120 pages back, I assume there are rules stopping the machines from including artificial speed limiters? Rules aside, it would make sense to me to allow riders to switch on a limiter and avoid speeding fines while sitting right on the upper limit. I guess this is basically cruise control... but it's not like it would be any use in actual racing conditions, only on the really slow bits and liaison.

    As usual, thanks to everyone who contributes here! I particularly love the insights given by those who have raced or been involved before, you guys really offer a knowledge base we can't get anywhere else!
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  15. coak

    coak Addicted to Rally Racing!

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    Does anyone have a link to the footage?
  16. leeo45

    leeo45 Longtime Lurker

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  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Support teams still arent in the bivouac, 11:30pm....thats gotta suck for the racers :nod
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  18. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Proud Dakar Wife

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    Some had their chase vehicles head out earlier than support trucks knowing this was a LONG drive without the floods stopping them. Good thing it's warm in Salta!
  19. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    On my maiden rally I was lucky enough to bump into Kuba Przygonski, multiple Dakar veteran who normally finished in the top 10 or 15. I asked him for advice, and said "If there is one thing I can tell you - That is never to ride in the dust. If you cannot see, slow down or even stop, because that is when people crash. I sometimes stop to wait for dust losing some time for this is better than ending your rally. "

    This has been echoed in the past buy inmates like Ludo who used to ride with David Casteu. These last couple of days we heard who some people were caught in dust and could not pass. Maybe that´s because they also follow this principle. Then there are those who don´t. We have all done it. But one thing about racing is having the discipline and patience. And despite all this sometimes one finds oneself suddenly in a lot of dust and there is nothing that you can do about it...it takes time to slow down in these situations and that also dangerous.

    my 2c for what its worth.
  20. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Tragic Donkey Throttler

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    I'm trying to tread water at a new job so I've barely looked at the Dakar on advrider. But I found this picture of Ted (Deadly99) down in Bolivia and thought I should share it here. He must have been down there for a month or so because he couldn't have gotten that deep of a tan in Canada. He looks different in other ways too, but once I read the sign I knew it had to be Ted.

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    "Laia, make me a son."
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