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

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

  1. yardracer

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    BOOOO HISSS!!!!!! what is wrong with her???????
  2. solitary1

    solitary1 Been here awhile

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    I wouldn"t hold your breath waiting for a reply,he is probably on a plane as we speak :lol3
  3. yardracer

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  4. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Loving see the Husky 125 motoring along well :)

    Ok I have a question so do the riders get the next days roll chart each evening when arriving bivouac (in NORRA Mex 1k we got all 5 days at once day before race started and yes I know its a fun race and not Dakar) but am curious

    Got my Rally Pan Am t shirt in mail today so woohoo

    Go go go Brabec, Bright, Blythe, Smith and Giterre

    And thanks all you f5 experts so far for all the awesome info
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Tomorrow night is the night the bikes go into a parc ferme? If so then saving tires, etc is a big part of the stage...no one will be wot. Cool they added this, prevents tire swaps between folks and their wc's (unless top guys circumnavigate the rules like they always seem to do).
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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    No photos from the soggy bivouac? Should be raining down hard all night...not ideal before a marathon stage. The specials havent seemed to be terribly demanding but I'd assume the weather has played a factor is wearing people down....along with the 1000-+ km's of slab they have ridden. Poor Manny, no windshield and rain riding....thats gotta suck
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  7. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    Yup, the roadbooks are given out one day at a time.
  8. Deadly99

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    And each night, along with the roadbook are the amendments the competitors need to cut and tape into the roadbook. Somedays more changes than others.

    Roadbooks are pre printed before the event, amendments are printed in the bivouac, based on the "zero cars" recon a day ahead of the race. My understanding is only some of the route is pre driven, some doesnt need to be (dunes, etc which can be visually inspected from a heli).
  9. solitary1

    solitary1 Been here awhile

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    his arrival will be met with the sound of crockery hitting the wall....

    LS. what the hell....
    D99. no honey,of course I didn"t mean the negative comments I posted on the forum.
    LS. you coulda fooled me
    D99. but honey,i DO believe in you
    LS. I was so mad all day I fell off my bike
    D99. but I"m here now honey,we can win this thing together
    LS. you really believe that?
    D99. of course honey,just put the torque wrench down

    :rofl:rofl:rofl
  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    OK - that's a good start so here's the rest of the "O-fishul" blurb re Stg 4, from http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/stage-500/day-s-route.html
    Bike/Quad Map (No clue why it doesn't say Car, too)
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    Car/Bike/Quad Profile
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    Latest blurbs from Dakar.com:
    And 1st Start is shown as 0630 but, again, no SS start times are shown yet, so with a 200km Connection to DSS, I'm gonna guess 1st Bike away at 0900.

    G'night, Y'all.
  11. Deadly99

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  12. nry

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    I think it's my profile pic, needs more "sexy"
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  13. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    How about video?

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    :lol3 well, then fix it!!!!!
  16. nry

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    All the Aussies must have missed this, after all the theorising on Tobys dropped time turns out it was just as simple as the above. Some things are more important than a stage win or a couple of minutes, especially when minutes are so easy to get back in the coming days. I know whenever I've had a near miss it slows me down and gets me thinking too.
    He probably was asking himself if it wasn't too much to ask to ensure a clear race track for a couple of hours.
    Aside from that I still haven't heard a negative interview from Toby.
  17. sick_boy

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    Why bring rain gear when you can just pick it up on route...

  18. nry

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    I think we need to rethink Sylvain and his 125 as being Malle moto. I was beginning to doubt it as I've never seen him in the pics of the Malle moto pit area. It's always the same old faces and bikes. Combine that with every time I see his photos he seems to have his own set up.
  19. solitary1

    solitary1 Been here awhile

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    ROJO got a 47min penalty :photogwhat would he need to do to get thst much time added?
  20. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    Yep. Looks that way.

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    Maybe the RMS guys know more...

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