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

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  1. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Laia answered this a couple of days ago!
  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=puppy+pile

    Had to google that expression...for the record I dont think F5 should do a puppy pile nor is anyone puppy piling me :lol3

    To the F5 lurkers who don't contribute but feel obliged to slam my opinion :flip

    Shit news about Corky.
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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Bam Bam attempt's it blindfolded... and the plank is on a 30 degree downhill slope. :wink:
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  4. dentvet

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    1. Sanz could run the the rest of the race Malle Moto without her smartphone if she wants more challenge.

    2. I'd like to hear safariberg chime in on the race organization this year

    The pics of all the quads and bikes stuck in that liquid molten sand looked like a recipe for disaster
  5. cheekorollo

    cheekorollo Been here awhile

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    It looks like I'll be missing out on the festivities of stage 12 and 13 as I'm headed into the Victorian high country to go hiking today.

    So I just wanted to thank everyone for another great year of F5. I'll single a few out for particular praise: Troy, Kaia, Misc, Myway, Baldy and any others who make up the Official F5 Orga and have spent many hours prepping the roadbooks, sweeping the electronic pistes in the zero car, setting up the digital Bivvys, many many many thanks! :beer

    And to everyone who's contributed, especially those with the intimate insight into the race, those who scour the internet for updates from teams, and those who supply the rich backgrounds on the racers from all corners of the earth, THANK YOU ALL! :clap:clap:clap


    Go Toby!
    Go Big Kev Benavides!
    Go Laia!
    Go Ricky!
    Go Espinasse #111, you mad bastard!
    Go Meo!
    Go Blythe!

    In fact, go Everyone!!!! Just don't go past Toby!!! :lol3
  6. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed

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    Rental car?


    Sorry to hear about Corky :cry
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  7. Mowster

    Mowster Stressed Member

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    Question about the bikes; (edit: 4 strokes)

    Do the teams do engine top-end work during the event; i.e. is any 'above-the-base-gasket' work performed??

    Just valve shims?

    Fluids only?

    Would it be worth the 15 min penalty to do an engine swap, if you had a good time buffer?

    Thanks to the staunch F5er's

    :ricky
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    Nearly 1am in the UK and I've got work tomorrow so it's time to sign off for the night - fingers crossed I'll check in tomorrow and see good news on Corky !
  9. yardracer

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    It's official.....I'm pathetic......I confiscated my husbands I-phone on the road to keep up with the hose...................................................:loco:fpalm
  10. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    That is not what I meant. :lol3
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  13. yardracer

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    Yamaha Racing

    2016 Dakar Home Stretch; Yamaha’s Top Riders Make a Move Two Days from Arrival in Rosario
    Today's eleventh stage was all about agility and speed as the route brought the competitors from La Rioja to San Juan. After yesterday's unlucky results for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team and the Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team, the two top riders Hélder Rodrigues and Adrien Van Beveren proved their determination today to shake up the general standings in the tail end of the competition by keeping their steady pace. They faced today's challenges head on and secured fourth and fifth place respectively.

    In the last race days of the Dakar Rally all the competitors are pushing to the limit with tiny time differences separating the top-10 leaders; it's combat on a small scale that decides who ends up in the best position in Rosario. Heat, speed and navigation were on the menu of today's 431-kilometre special on a changing route over sand, heavy fesh-fesh, gravel and pebbles, completed in unbearable heat.

    While the Yamaha riders completed the whole stage in the front-runners group, the last competitors, those who ranked lower than 19th, were stopped during the race (at CP4 and CP2) due to the excessive heat; again, for security reasons another stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally was shortened.

    Steadiness proved to be a decisive factor in determining success at the world's toughest rally and this strategy paid off for Hélder Rodrigues. If the Portuguese was still in pain from his marathon stage's shoulder injury, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's rider certainly didn't let it show on today's stage. He rode a tactically sound eleventh special, preserving his bike whilst still pushing his rivals. He kept the tempo up, firmly determined to prove all his abilities aboard his WR450F Rally. He ended up the day in a solid fourth position and still has plenty of opportunity to climb up more places in the general classification; the gap to his closest rival is less than five minutes.

    Adrien Van Beveren, who excelled himself in his first experience with dune racing, followed in Rodrigues' tracks. Yamaha's rookie slowed down his pace in order to avoid any navigation mistakes in today's stage and proved again that his more experienced rivals have nothing on him. Cautious, meticulous and dedicated to crossing the finish line of his first Dakar Rally aboard his WR450F Rally, the junior secured his best score today in signing off with a fifth best time of the stage and he now holds the seventh spot in the general classification.

    In the quad category, Alejandro Patronelli was in control over today's stage and finished in first position, whilst his brother Marcos was held up. The South African, Brian Baragwanath, continued his progress and pushed the Patronelli family hard; he positioned himself between the brothers and signed off the day in second position. However, the Patronellis still have a significant edge over their competitors in the overall timesheet, of one hour and forty one minutes.

    Tomorrow, 2016 Dakar's penultimate day, the competitors will have to complete more than 900 kilometres, half of which are a part of the special section, leading from San Juan to Villa Carlos Paz. The riders will ride over a completely different landscape, on semi-mountainous terrain with a lot of vegetation; a stage made for fans of authentic riding.

    To track the Yamaha's riders during tomorrow's twelfth stage, click HERE.

    Additionally, you can follow Yamaha's progress in the Dakar Rally HERE and click HERE for more imagery of Dakar 2016.

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    Hélder Rodrigues, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team
    4th / +00:06:02, 6th / +01:02:01
    "It was so hot over there in the dunes! It was a nice rally-raid special today with a lot of navigation, but I must admit that every day of this second week is getting tougher, as we get closer to the arrival. There are only two days left before Rosario, but everything is possible and I know I can get an even better result. The Yamaha team is working hard to give us every opportunity to succeed; I will keep pushing and give my best until the end."

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    Adrien Van Beveren, Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team
    5th / +00:12:09, 7th / +01:33:4
    "It was a difficult eleventh stage! I started with a fall at the beginning of the race, resulting in few broken parts on my bike; I had to adapt myself and moderate my ride. I didn't want to take any risk two days before the arrival. I am glad I crossed today's finish line in a good shape and even set a good score. I try not to think too much about the position and keep focused on the race to achieve the goal I set for myself before the competition: to get to the finish line in Rosario."


    Alexandre Kowalski, Yamalube Yamaha Rally Teams Director
    "Every day is different and everything can change in a few hours in the Dakar Rally. After yesterday's tough day for Yamaha, we made a combined attack on today's stage with the front man, Hélder Rodrigues, and the junior, Adrien Van Beveren, finishing the stage in the wheel of one another. They rode a remarkable race, taking into account the temperatures and fiercely sunny conditions of today, and they gained some more time on their closest competitors. Adrien made a leap forward in the overall classification: from tenth yesterday night he climbed up to seventh place tonight, just behind his teammate. Rodrigues is sixth and very close to the fifth place. Tomorrow there is one more long stage, with a 481-kilometre special and a 414-kilometre liaison in a different atmosphere, as we will exchange the dunes for mountains. The team is working hard and we look forward to preparing the riders and bikes for two more challenging upcoming stages; we will do our best to arrive in Rosario in the best possible way."
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  14. timeOday

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    The trucks sure are imposing. Have there been any serious injuries of people working on them? It's easy to imagine a tired racer out in the heat doing a rush job undereath a truck weighing 13 tons jacked up hastily on the soft sand... and just getting squished.
  15. misc

    misc Dakar Tracker

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    It's a shame that I didn't have more time to work on nice new features on trackingdakar.nl this year. I lost a LOT of time on tuning the website and fixing/preventing shitty data. Last year I had several items on my todo-list which I really wanted to finish this year. One of them is the website "cleanup". The site had multiple faces and at least I made a start combining everything. The old site is still available for who can't get used while I'm trying to improve the new site, so in the end people don't want to be on the old one anymore.

    Another thing I wanted to add were rider position graphs for stage and overall progress. I used to have position tables (still available in the old layout), but wanted to turn them into progress graphs. F5'er Anders motivated me to continue on my work and even shared some knowledge: thanks m8! The work is not yet finished though and it's to late anyway to make public, but I wanted to share it with you guys, the die hard trackingdakar fans ;)

    The following page is not available yet in the menu's and I can't promise you it works the way you would expect, but take a look at what's to come:
    http://trackingdakar.nl/positions.php?stand=S

    The page uses the same filters as the ones you selected for "live timing". It shows rider positions by stage result, by hour or by virtual overall results based on waypoint times. It only shows the riders you see in the "live timing". You know how to show more or less there, here it works the same way.

    Have fun playing around with it while I'm going to catch some sleep... again after 2AM damn!

    Best regards and enjoy last stages! I'll continue to work on the graphs and I hope to have the summary page ready before the end of Dakar too, so you can at least see how the progress was during the event. See ya tomorrow!

    Mischa
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  16. yardracer

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    Anyone speak Italian here? Botturi.

  17. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    Mischa,
    it´s so essential tool, that I cannot imagine what would do without your site. Seriously. Every single journalist or fan, who I know, use your site. Every one.
    Personally - I sometimes miss the final position number for each rider in the finish when looking at the WPs view (Live Timing). Next to the time in last column would be nice to have the final position number how each rider finished.
    And I remember there was in past some option to show how riders ride "together" in the stage. I think it´s based on the local time view, but not sure if there is graphical view as years ago - if I remember it well.
    Anyway, it´s so essential...

    T H A N K S
  18. rickmdz

    rickmdz Been here awhile

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    55+ degrees celsius or 131 Fahrenheit today in San Juan's bivuac.
    It's hard to argue with the organization decision to modify the stage.
    What's the highest temperature they faced in Africa?
    Trivia question: What's the historical record for Africa? Answer. And that was in July not January.
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    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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  20. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    The graph idea is super cool, Thank you again for all the work!!!