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

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

  1. Myway

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    :wave g'morning f5ers ... alarm bounced me out of bed (its a half past midnight for some of us in oz) and glad to see things are under control ... love the f5 silly ditty for today troy :beer
    now Toby bring that thing home without scaring the crap out of us ... i cant afford to hold my breath like that again tonight :p3rry
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    No idea, but I'm guessing you're referring to scope creep and feature overload? I had a smiley there... written a bit of code. Know what's involved in trying to satisfy everyone! Too bad ASO doesn't just make the data openly and consistently available through web services or something, so the whole world can figure out how it can be best presented.

    In this particular case, though, order isn't all that important. Times give you the order and actual progress, but OTOH we've seen how hard a time Misha is having getting ASO's time data to parse consistently so it would probably just end up messier.
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    37 today 37 tomorrow in our little part of the Southern Hemisphere really is to hot for picking bikes up
    Maybe Dakar should take a leaf out of the book of the Australian Safari and stage the event in late August
    O yea almost forgot
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  8. troy safari carpente

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    It's the first Dakar for Dutch biker Rob Smits, but he now knows exactly what's it like. (yesterday)

    Searching for a waypoint Smits got lost. “At 55 kilometres in the stage I couldn't catch the waypoint. I began riding around in circles hoping I would find it. It was chaos. There were bikes, cars and trucks everywhere, going everywhere. I completely lost my way. I had no idea where I was so I kept on riding. When I saw someone from the organization I went over to ask where I was. I appeared to be back at kilometre 5. I could start all over again.”
    Smits knew he would be in trouble as riding over 100 kilometres extra through rough terrain takes much more fuel than expected and was quickly running out. “Thankfully I saw a pick-up truck along the track and I simply asked if they could help. They had a jerrycan with 10 litres of fuel with them and that saved my ass. Only by the end of the day I reached the finish line.”


    The riders in the hunt for the top 5 MOTO positions will be ever mindfull of this kind of scenario - in the back of their thoughts today, I think?
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  9. misc

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    And what do you mean on time? You want the y-axis to be time, so the more time someone is behind the further it's down? (that's gonna be a crazy graph with the huge gaps) or do you just mean by local time? So you can see who is behind who? Because that's already there. You can order on stage time, local time and overall positions just like the live timing:

    Stage position: http://trackingdakar.nl/positions.php?stand=S
    Local time: http://trackingdakar.nl/positions.php?stand=H
    Overall position: http://trackingdakar.nl/positions.php?stand=V
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    • 10:51 : Bikes: Quintanilla let loose!
      Pablo Quintanilla firmly intends to regain his third place in the overall ranking today. The Chilean, already the quickest at Way Point 1, has repeated the feat at the following Way Point (after almost 115 km). He now boasts a lead of 4’25’’ over Antoine Meo, who is continuing his role escort to Toby Price, is now 2’52’’ behind Quintanilla in the provisional overall ranking.
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    Love it. Thanks as always.
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    Paulo Goncalves has escaped serious injury after the crash that ruled him out of the Dakar Rally, despite briefly losing consciousness in the fall.
    The factory Honda rider had to be airlifted to hospital in San Juan after crashing 118km into the timed section of the 431km stage, ending his hopes of finishing the event.

    But despite the apparent severity of the crash, Goncalves was essentially given a clean bill of health by medical staff, suffering only a concussion.

    A HRC team statement read: “After a thorough medical check and scan, doctors determined that the blow had resulted in neither fractures nor any serious consequences.”

    Read the stage report:
    For his part, Goncalves said he had no memory of the incident that finally put an end to his hopes of finishing the rally.

    “It appears that I had a heavy fall, but I can’t remember what happened,” said the Portuguese rider. “I was told that I arrived on the bike to an area where there were spectators and ambulances.

    “It’s a Dakar that finishes for me in the worst way. It is a shame because the team really deserved much more.

    “The competition is that hard and the last few days hadn’t been going that well. But we have to keep going and think that soon we will be back in competition.”

    A tough Dakar for Honda
    Goncalves had been one of the main contenders for Dakar victory, taking the lead with victory on Stage 4 and holding it until he dropped behind Toby Price on Stage 8.

    But, he was fortunate to continue after Stage 9, when he stopped because of a broken radiator and looked set to exit the rally until the stage was partly neutralised.

    The penalties he incurred for the stoppage dropped him from third to eighth, where he was running at the time of his Stage 11 crash.

    Goncalves’ Honda teammate Joan Barreda meanwhile was forced to bow out before the start of Stage 7, having sustained a hand injury while he was being towed to the finish of the preceding stage due to engine trouble.

    KTM rider Price holds a comfortable 35 minute advantage at the head of the field with two stages to go.
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  15. Myway

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    It is a moment, 7, there are more coming in front of him in the graph, just wait.
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    Friends,
    please, how exactly works the new graphics display on Mischa´s tracking when you switch to "local time"?
    Does it show physical positions of rides on each waypoint? I mean order, how exactly they went through this WP? So it would be possible to use for judging, who is riding together with who and who is behind on the track and who is opening it?
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    First, it's just a wish list feature. You've done a terrific job with this. I normally spend my viewing time on the three tables you mention; they are each very useful.
    Yes, I was referring to a graph with time deficit on the Y axis, so you could better see someone's position change. Swapping a few seconds back and forth isn't anything in the scope of the race, but this graph shows it the same as 5th place losing 30 minutes and dropping into 6th. You're right, it would be hard to scale when we care about 2 minute gaps up front and 40 minute gaps in the middle. Probably would have to be used with a pretty strong filter to give meaningful results.
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    Poet and don't know it. ;)

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  19. yardracer

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    The start of the special seems to be proving complicated for Dutchman Frans Verhoeven who has had to stop after 37 kilometres.

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    Bikes:
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    With a lead of 23 seconds at Way Point 1 (after almost 50 km) and 31 seconds at the following one (after almost 115 km) the fight is only starting between Kevin Benavides (Honda) and Helder Rodrigues (Yamaha). Fifth place in Rosario is at stake and the least that can be said is that the two men are intent on fighting to the finish today.

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  20. Myway

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    Svitko, have much gaps to fight for
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