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

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

  1. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    +1 she's got mad skills and rides to win! I think she will improve her overall by 5 positions this year.

    HF :deal
  2. Mikemm

    Mikemm Long timer

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    holy crap, is that fuel spraying out?

    can definitely tell its a honda with that exhaust muffler cannon.
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  3. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Pretty sure that exhaust isn't meant to be at that angle...

    Also is that fuel...?
  4. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    I would say that is fuel. If the exhaust bracket ripped out of what is the rear fuel tank on the Honda.

    Ivan
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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Damn, that's got to hurt
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  6. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Ouch!!!
  7. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Annie's blog for today

    January 4 Villa Carlos Paz - Termas de Rio HondoSpecialty shortened by about 130 km for security reasons (weather again!)Position 60Finally we got to drive a special stage!Jättefina roads in green mountainous landscape, very technical in places, with sharp turns behind the crest.In early pain to lie in the dust behind other cars, because you can miss a crest or turn.I got into a nice flow and Bert were in map reading, so we passed many cars. Also ran the dust in several mil, really a lot easier and above all safer.We drove through countless really muddy river passages, and there it was gooey and stealing content! At a water passage lost all engine power and did not want to drag. Probably got water in something electronically so we have to creep someone mil. Fortunately, it soon dried up and the engine came to life.Later we must stop and fasten the bonnet for the one hood lock was loose. Three-four cars passed by then, so we ended up in the dust again.There were some small misses in the roadbook and time management. Some because Bert and I are not tuned to interpret the timesheets, calculate average speed of transport distances. But was now realize how important it is at the correct speed in the "Speed Zone".There is an excuse though: The organization had moved the start of the stretch of 5 kms in on a narrow dirt road, and not put in extra time to get there, so we came 6 minutes late. Annoying but nothing on the whole at the end. When the race was moved it had made an extra sheet to the roadbook, but where it was missing the "50 Speed Zone" continued on the new - so we happened to run 53km / h.We get enough punishment for tardiness and excessive speeds. Ouch…Also have fun with the others in my team who are beginners in Dakar. And meckarna is absolutely superb !!!I've got to have "Dakar School" for both Bert and other beginners on the team, and taught them how to interpret and marks in the road book for easy navigation, how it is in the bivouac, keeping track of equipment and start-up times, etc. Feel low hönsmammig!*Talked with Sebastian Loeb at breakfast, would like to continue later and ask how he feels the difference between the World Rally Championship and Dakar.
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  8. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Did it burn

    Assume the rider is out?
  9. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    From what I can tell # 26 is still in. He limped in as the last bike.
  10. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    You beat me to that one, Yup 26 is still on the list. He got his "little bit of Dakar luck" today. Wow!

    Ivan
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  11. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Did he crash over the finish line? How would he have kept that bike running?
  12. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Crashed before CP1. Front tanks only.
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  13. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    Block off the rear tank feed, remove the exhaust, straighten the bars, discard underpants.
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  14. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    Looks like a real shot to his neck!! Eeks!
  15. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    Braking with your face is always optional.
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  16. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    Electrical problem i'd say !
  17. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    :knary
  18. mototifosi

    mototifosi What does this one do? Supporter

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    The mother ship is recalling that exhaust...

    I sure hope he is ok.
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  19. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow. Good job getting to the finish

    First post in this year's F5irehose. Sadly, I have more stuff to get done this year so I'll have to use cliff notes on busy days to keep up. Enjoying it so far.
  20. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Gnarly! Owwwwww! That he got back on the bike and made it in is amazing! Those riders are tough!
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