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

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  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    My absolute last contribution on the "ASO cancellation policy"-gate.

    Aussie forum inmate posted this comment regarding one of Coma's statements, I had not seen here, and it is a very valid consideration in the whole - "where do we spread the safety net" question. :deal

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    Maybe time to quit blaming the organizers of the Dakar for stopping the stages when the real blame should go to the riders not fit enough to finish!! Coma has said that the helicoptors can not safely cover the course for the Aliens because they are babysitting the unfit majority! Their Duty of Care extends to all the riders!


    Put simply: if the choppers are up front covering (and filming) the front pack... there is only ground troops to pick up the stragglers in the dunes and heat.

    If the choppers are at the rear playing rescue missions, there is no coverage (emerg evac or film) at the head of the field.

    Double edged sword that's not always so easy to balance
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  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I remember a little bike in the early F5irehose era, years ago, man of steel. Who was that? Troy, you must know that one. Luis?
  3. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Great post Husqvarna. Really puts the element of reality on the scenario.

    I can only wonder how Charlie Boorman would have made out this year??
  4. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    A lot of bitch sniveling going on here and I bet most of the bitches have ever raced let alone finished El Dakaro. STFU ! If its not tough enough for ya and ya don't like it don't watch it. I am still enjoying it and hoping Mr Bright finishes this thing. Don't care where, just hope he gets it done with Perseverance .
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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    The vespas never finished, that is correct.

    The fiddy got lot's of press (2010?)... but did not make it either

    Luis Bastuigi (sorry for spelling Luis) was on a 150cc KTM if I am not misstaken... only recently (2013... 2014) I am on the way to the office... someone will be able.

    In the early Dakars there were a couple of small 2 stroke 125cc bikes that finished (DT125 or 175 Yamahas) as well as 125cc and 200cc 4 stroke Honda XL's.

    If someone wants some extra credit homework on a f5riday morning... if you google Dakar dantan ... you will find an answer there in the dusty archives I think.

    or @Gian probably knows it by heart. :D
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  6. rickmdz

    rickmdz Been here awhile

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    That is absolutely right. I heard Coma explaining that 2 days ago when the stage was stopped. He said they were overwhelmed by the number of riders suffering problems from the heat and so they decided to stop it right there.

    Edit: Found the video, at min 3.25 Coma explains the decision
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    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Any more information been found about Laia and her sore clavicle? Hopefully nothing more than just sore, not broken. There's nothing new on either her Facebook or twitter.
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    CBVRacing CBVRacing

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  9. wasabi46

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    Estou a conseguir entrar num bom ritmo de prova, para mim o Dakar começava agora! - Mario Patrao

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    Getting into the groove, as far Im concerned Dakar should start now
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  10. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Okay, I was able to find this on the KH7 Motorsport website. Here's a very poor Google translation.


    Stage 11: A merman angina inopportune forces Laia Sanz.

    The eleventh stage of the Dakar Rally has been a small ordeal for the pilot KH-7 and the KTM Rally Factory Team, who had to fly with fever and a room temperature of 50 ° C. At 50 kilometers from the finish, just after allowing her teammate Jordi Viladoms, has suffered a serious accident when she rolled in the dust. Laia still in the race and, pending confirmation of the results by the organization, occupies the 16th position overall. After the difficulties in the last stage, Laia Sanz has returned to a very difficult day. The KH-7 had to fly in special eleventh with fever and sore throat, greatly reduced strength and dizziness, circumstances which have conditioned much your chances on her KTM 450 Rally. At 50 kilometers from the finish she has suffered a sharp decline, but was able to continue until CP4 (km 396 of the 431 planned), where the organization has neutralized the race. Therefore, the final results cannot possibly know until tomorrow. Predictably, Laia up one place in the overall classification 16th place and takes two days to the end of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Laia started the day with bad body, suffering from a sore throat emerging that have worsened in the link to the special. "I have taken very cold going toward the exit and I started the special with little energy," she explains. Ahead it had a difficult time with temperatures around 50C so classified 9th 2015 Dakar decided to shoot with caution: "Today I would've taken it in stride. I was not any good and thought only finish the stage safely. ""I soon reached Frans Verhoeven and I followed his quiet wheel. The terrain was not comfortable, very insistent and very fesh fesh in the first half. When I reached the refueling I was really bad and had a lot of heat in my body, but had to keep that as it "tells the pilot KH-7 and the KTM Factory Rally Team, who has spent most of the day between the 16th and 18th place, about 20 minutes from the front of the race. Subsequently, 50 km final has missed her teammate Jordi Viladoms and immediately suffered a sharp drop around 100 km / h: "I had Viladoms behind him and I missed because I was going slower. I was struggling to finish the stage. I had not spent a minute of it and, in its dust, I've eaten a step and the bike spat me. It has made a reaction that I expected and I had a very hard fall. At first I did not hurt anything, but in the bivouac has begun to hurt me pretty collarbone. "The two remaining stages of the 2016 Dakar Rally will be an ordeal for Laia Sanz, who will have to bear their tonsils and bruising of the collarbone, in addition to the accumulated fatigue, to reach the goal of Rosario.

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    dog botherer Been here awhile

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    So are you going to offer to massage Laia's collar bone back to fitness Deadly?
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    Good morning !

    Reminds me of this one :D

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    Just catching up this morning - gutted for you Corky - you did everything you could and yet still found time and energy to help others who were having problems

    :(:(:(:(:(
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    OK,,, after last night I have a “cunning plan”,,,,:brow


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    and maybe a chicko roll,,,,,,,,, :dukegirl




    Ah, F it ,,, I’m taking a heap of both ofm now:evil,,,,,,,,, what could go wrong:hmmmmm

    See you on the f5ar side :deal
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    Nite.. see you f5rs about the end of the SS.. By the way the biv today at the racetrack is amazing with a village surrounding it.
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  18. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Dakar 2016 - Stage 12 - San Juan > Villa Carlos Paz
    San Juan-Villa Carlos Paz: closer to home
    One day from the end of the race, you could say that the competitors could relax a little even if they are unable to not yet savour the return to Rosario. Wrong! This penultimate stage will quite simply be the longest on the 38th edition with 931 kilometres to be covered.
    On the programme for this end of the rally jamboree are medium altitude mountains and vegetation alongside quite narrow tracks. Indeed, this characteristic means that the trucks will have to take a special link section as from the 267 kilometre stage on the special. For the other competitors, they should obviously remain on the defensive in order to avoid ruining their race 24 hours from the finish. In short, it will be another stage that is far from easy.

    THE LONGEST STAGE
    There is more than 900km to cover on the day before the finish, including more than half in the special section, with the exception of the trucks, whose dimensions are not suitable for some of the tracks on the agenda. In this semi-mountainous terrain, the vegetation which lines their edges might be a bit tight for them! This means that the other vehicles will also have to show dexterity. Fans of pure driving will be at ease, but they'll have to watch out for blunders: at this stage in the game, a mistake could cost them dearly.

    Schedule
    1st MOTO Start (GMT-4) 9:20 am ARG time

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    Liason
    Bikes: 450 km
    Quads: 450 km
    Cars: 450 km
    Trucks: 599 km

    Special Stage
    Bikes: 481 km
    Quads: 481 km
    Cars: 481 km
    Trucks: 267 km



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  19. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Córdoba: a little bit like Finland, apparently…

    Every day, a competitor taking part in the Dakar tells dakar.com visitors about the tourist and cultural attractions of the course of the day. Today, Sebastián Alberto Urquia, who withdrew from the rally on stage 9, will show us around Córdoba and its region.
    A short way away from Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba is an essentially Argentinean city: with its automobile industry, universities, sports and generous nature, the country's second biggest city has a wealth of attractions and is passionate about the Dakar and indeed anything to do with rallying.


    “There will be thousands of spectators again!” Sebastián Alberto Urquia knows what he is talking about because he lives near to Córdoba in the village of General Dehesa where his family has always lived. “You could say that Córdoba is the world capital of all-terrain rallying,” he suggests. Whilst the presence of production units belonging to Renault, Fiat or Iveco contributes to this love for motorsports, it is more the variety of surrounding terrains that have made the city an essential venue for lovers of thrills on two or four wheels. “The mountains, tracks and bumpy relief are the everyday life of people who want a little off-road adventure with their vehicle. Here, we are rally fans and specialists,” exclaims Sebastián Alberto, who does not hesitate to draw a parallel with Finland: “Driving on the tracks here is like driving on the ice for people from Finland…”

    Founded 402 years ago, the city thus beholds motorsport with a passion, whilst its streets throb to the rhythm of student life (there are 100,000 students in the city). It also plays host to several colonial and architectural gems such as the Manzana Jesuítica listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2000. Around the city it is into nature and to enchanting places where the population is accustomed to escaping: “My family has always visited Embalse Lake, on e of the many natural lakes or reservoirs in the area,” explains the rider. “Up there, at an altitude of 500 metres, is where I go at the weekend and where I prepared for this Dakar…” In Córdoba, the rally is never far away.
  20. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Long timer

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    You guys are good ....you really are ..
    Trouble is Iv been up until 3.30 am most nights..

    Had to see Toby safely home...:)