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

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

  1. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    Would be a nice podium:evil

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  2. wasabi46

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  3. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Ivan Cervantes got himself a Nimbus 2000....
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  4. Mudface

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    big uns on the move
  5. Desert boots

    Desert boots Been here awhile

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    The Dakar pilots are brought in from all corners of the globe, including Australia. As "Pantah" will attest - much of the flying at the Dakar is done in the "Deadman" part of the "Dead man's curve", otherwise known as the "Height-Velocity Diagram". I'm not sure what their insurance premiums are, but Dakar helicopters get trashed regularly - one each in 2009 & 2011 years that I was crewing in the event.

    The Argentinian Army pilots are a bit nuts, they loved dragging their skids ( well almost ) over the top of the bivouac mess tents - highly illegal for a commercial pilot in Australia.

    I always tell people that helicopters are the "dirt bikes of the skies" - and fixed wing aircraft are the Toyota Camry's of the sky.........
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  6. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    The starting positions for the cars make no sense, and are changing with every refresh.
  7. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Team riders still in the ‪#‎Dakar2016‬ & going strong :
    (34) - 010 - OLIVIER PAIN(FRA)

    (37) -054 - LOIC MINAUDIER(FRA)

    (64) -090 - BRUNO BONY(FRA)

    (66) -079 - XAVIER MOREAU(FRA)

    (89) -116 - CHRISTOPHER CORK(GBR)

    ‪#‎ProudDakarWife‬

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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    This ^^^ from four pages back in the f5irehose
    This ^^^from GONK's own facebbok page... also four pages ago...

    @appliance57 seem's that you jumped on the hose too late to see the news... look up ^^

    ... currently Gonk is immobile... out... it seems... and looking for appliance57's left nut... :rofl
  9. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    The first three riders to set off this morning have reached CP2 (after 243 km) and Toby Price has again demonstrated that he has the stature of bike category boss. At the mid-way point, he leads Kevin Benavides by 3'02 and Stefan Svitko by 6'09''.

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  10. DMCOZ

    DMCOZ CPWDON

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    I think Gonk's luck finally ran out...
  11. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Antoine Meo has reached CP2 (after 243 km) which is also a refuelling point for the bikes. At the mid-way point, the Frenchman, fourth in the general standings, lags 3'28'' behind Pablo Quintanilla, the day's second fastest rider. Given the 430 kilometre length of the special, all is not lost for the five times world enduro champion, as he still has time to reverse the trend.

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  13. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    Wow, looking at it by overall position, both Meo and Benavides must be thinking, "Just five minutes over Pablo and I can podium this race!" This will be great to track.
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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Well TP has impressed the heck out of me up until now. He should not be charging to win the stage :nod It is an amateur thing to do (not alien thing to do)...he has a 23 minute lead. Preserving the bike and himself should take precedence over a stage win. I get that his normal speed is fast, but no way he is just cruising today...aside from Svitko (who IS showing signs of being an alien by not attacking..currently slipping back a couple of places each wp = SMART) Toby is keeping and gaining times on the the guys fighting for third.

    If I was a betting man the management at KTM are going to give him a tongue lashing tonight :nod
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  15. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    There's only one thing left for him to do.

    This time next year he'll be a famous country and western singer.
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  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  17. Mudface

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    Actually Toby is smart about this.

    now he knows that his direct adversaries will not gain any time on him as long as they dont pass him.
  18. Mudface

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    Gonk is out.
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    He shouldn't care if they gain time on him...he has tons of time to spare :nod
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  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    That sucks, he was definitely the person I wanted to see win this year. Dakar can a cruel mistress


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