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

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

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Dakar.com just pisted a second delay....not looking good.
  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    It's gone ten minutes now past the re-scheduled 08:30 am start DSS for SS1... and still no rider shown as departed on the POSIS (DSS depart) or the ASO matrix on the Dakar.com page.

    Seem's that there may still be a delay at the start control due to the weather.

    EDIT: Dakar.com now confirm start pushed back to 09:00 Argentine time.

    Strap on the rubber f5olks... it's gonna' be sloppy...!!! :D
  3. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    Anybody here following that race in South America? What's it called?

    Just checking in!
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  4. leeo45

    leeo45 Longtime Lurker

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    Looks like everything on the Special is on "roads" of some sort. Should be fast in the early part of the stage. Lots of long straights on larger roads. There looks to be 40+ km on very small backroad tracks in the area southeast of San Roque and Embalse Cerro Pelado. (per HogWild's GE track)
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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    So bikes are lined up at the start waiting, in the pouring rain...hard way to start a race. Cold and wet. Wish I was there sellibg umbrellas and dry riding gloves ;)
  6. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Depends on how bad the rains blow everything out. They've delayed the start 2x already. Could be a freak show once the flag does drop on the stage.
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  7. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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  8. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    Fucking soft. Excellent opportunity to thin the herd nicely.
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  9. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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  10. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    If the helos can't fly and see the course, they don't run the stage.
  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I posted the WHOLE stage Google Earth file a few pages back and nobody noticed. Maybe I'll just keep it to myself next time. Worked through the night trying to map Stage 2, still at it.
  12. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I live in a part of the world where mud is a reality when riding a bike....so a part of me wants to see them have to deal with it. The other part of me worries about the back runners having sliding cars and trucks coming up behind them....but its Dakar, the most dangerous race in the world and racers knew this when they signed up.

    Marc...dont cancel the stage!!!!
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  14. miniyo

    miniyo Adventurer

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    For Marc Safety is Paramount
  15. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    I did - and, as always, my mind boggles at how you come up with such detail.
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  16. rider911

    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

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    Not many get aussie humour :(:
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  17. leeo45

    leeo45 Longtime Lurker

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    I followed the whole moto track on GE. Great stuff. Posted a brief response to TSC a few posts back. If you don't post stage 2, just send it to me. :D
  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Presuming the stage is neutralized...does Troy lock this thread and we head back to the pre race thread? Threadgate?

    :lol3

    EDIT (TSC)

    Twiddlethumbs-gate :D

    [​IMG]
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  19. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    I was impressed, if that helps.
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  20. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Raingate already......ho-chi-momma! Its gonna be a long day.

    HF :thumbup