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

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

  1. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    I was wondering the same thing?
    "The city of San Juan is located in a fertile valley within a rocky mountainous area. Winter temperatures are generally mild, averaging between 1 °C (33.8 °F) and 16 °C (60.8 °F), but can drop below −9 °C (15.8 °F). Summers are hot, with average temperatures between 19 °C (66.2 °F) and 35 °C (95.0 °F), and a record maximum of 46.7 °C (116.1 °F) on December 20, 1995..."
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  2. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    has this been posted yet?

    Speedy FB


    " I have finished the hard way this dakar 2016, it seems that I had a hard fall, the truth is that I don't remember what happened, they told me I could go on with the bike up to an area of public and ambulances. It's a dakar that ends in the worst way, it is unfortunate for me, for the team, we deserved much more. But the competition is so, something I wasn't doing well in the last few days, I will end in the worst way but we need to move on and to think that I'll soon be back to compete."
    Paulo Gonçalves
    ‪#‎Speedynodakar‬
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  3. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    ahhhh jeeze.... my 8 year old and I watched this with pain.
  4. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    I could not see it.
  6. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Have we seen this one yet?

  7. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Given all the talk of how easy Dakar is this year, suppose we revived Diabolical Rally, in the form it was originally imagined, perfectly inline with the name. Would anyone come? Would YOU come?
  8. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    Put that nice little box in the middle of the dunes or on the tarmac of the bivi.
  9. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    Gutting.... this dude tried really hard and sacrificed much.
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  10. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Yeah, weird, it disappeared for me too upon F5 and just showed broken link syndrome. Oh well, you got it up. Thanks! :D
  11. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    <--- This dude is something else, our very own Toby Price.
  12. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Day of dunes and temperatures, we had a good special with a lot of navigation, in this second half of the rally and as we approach the end of each day is to be more difficult than the last. We're only missing two days to get to Rosario and I'll do my best until the very end. Thank you for your support!
    Translated from Portuguese
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  13. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    RALLYOZ added 6 new photos.
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    Stage 10 and 11. We had quite a difficult time yesterday in Fiambala (Belen to La Rioja) after losing time in previous 2 stages and starting behind some 40+ trucks, that's not ideal when you have a full day of dune crossings. We had quite a clean run up to CP1 and were progressing quite well but then got badly wedged between two smaller dunes and couldn't get out for over an hour, it was insane digging and lifting the car up on sand boards, moving some 5 inches each time and eventually freeing the car after 10-15 attempts. By this time even more trucks got ahead of us and most run ups to big dunes with waypoints were all chewed up. We got bogged several times and finished the stage just before sunset with long 300km transport section to bivouac still to cover. We arrived very late, time is always the biggest enemy at Dakar, no time for dinner, no time for breakfast next morning, just happy to get 2-3 hours sleep and carry on with next stage. Today's stage 11 from La Rioja to San Juan was re-run in reverse of last year's stage 2 (Geoff and Adrian will remember this one quite well) with endless sections of fesh fesh throughout the stage. It was again very hot and dusty stage (the aircon in the car just doesn't work btw.), we made good progress initially and managed to overtake some trucks and cars but then our steering rod snapped. While this was a quick repair we lost more time overtaking same cars and trucks again for the second time. Last 4 days were not ideal and we lost quite a bit of time but lost only one position in overall standing and are currently 32nd.
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  14. ArthDuro

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    I don't think I have said this yet this year...
    but @misc amazing effort as always but this year you stepped it up another notch
    and with the preview you just gave us... wow :bow
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  15. Jimmy the Heater

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    I believe the 55c temps are equal to wind chill: felt temps. True the actual temp might have been "only" 35c or so but out in the dunes or on 3 acres of black tarmac in the pits the temps are going to be much much different and harder on people than the official temp says.
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  16. ArthDuro

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    also just catching up but regarding Corky;
    kind a tough to make it when they say you can and then they say you can't ...

    Great effort again man!
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  17. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    I don't know what makes it that way, but that is an AMAZING pic!
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  18. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Plain and simple

    :clap:D:bmwrider:choppa MISCHA ROCKS!!!!!! :clap:beer:freaky:nod :super
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  19. K_N_Fodder

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    Much more manually than Mischa, but my USA Moto and Factory Teams stage finish position graphs are updated again.

    Google Sheets here.

    Definitely starting to see the drama in the stage graphs.

    It's interesting that there are a good handful of amazing riders in the top 20 that we don't talk about much here. Any body have anecdotes for these guys?

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  20. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    yes it would read the correct air temp :thumb
    No argument there... yes apparent temperatures are what we 'feel' but they are subjective. What I 'feel' can be vastly different to someone else. Bit like when your work mate says it's bloody hot today and you don't think it's that bad. :D
    End of the day things to be measured must have parameters :nod

    edit: and yes of course things like bikes,cars,trucks sitting under a desert sun will have a surface temp higher than the air temp